National Security

China: Continued U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Benefits Beijing

China’s Global Times state-run newspaper lamented in a column Sunday that a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan would pose “grave challenges” to China’s ruling Communist Party, whereas U.S. investment in Afghanistan’s economic stability could yield economic benefits to China.

US soldiers and Afghan security personnel investigate the site of a car bomb attack that targeted a NATO coalition convoy in Kabul on September 24, 2017. A suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on September 24 without causing casualties among Danish troops on board, …

Islamic Nations Hold Emergency Summit on Israel-Gaza Clashes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation opened an emergency meeting Sunday over the heavy fighting between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s militant Hamas rulers, the first major move among Mideast nations still grappling with how to address the conflict.

Fire erupts from the Andalus Tower as it is destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, early on May 16, 2021. - Israel pummelled the Gaza Strip with air strikes, killing 10 members of an extended family and demolishing a building housing international …