Articles by Editor VA

Afghanistan at the cross roads

By Saikat Kumar Basu Since time immemorial Afghanistan has been a flashpoint of human history in Asia. From the days of the reign of the erstwhile Persian Empire till the time of invasion by Alexander,…



Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68

Kabul, The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said. Officials and elders…





Russia-backed Syrian regime pummels Idlib

Antakya, Syria and Russia have carried out their most intensive air attacks on eastern and southern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held part of Syria after seven years of war. Activists and rescue workers reported more…



Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote

Beirut, Hezbollah and its political allies have won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, unofficial results show, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional influence. If confirmed,…


Haftar Hard to Replace in Libya

By Manish Rai Khalifa Haftar, a veteran general and strongman in Libya has returned to his stronghold and headquarter in the eastern city of Benghazi following an extended absence, including reported treatment in Paris hospital…