12:41 [Press-Tv] (E)
Journalism in Kashmir in ‘dramatic state of repression:’ Media watchdog. Journalists hold signs during a protest against ongoing restrictions of the Internet and mobile phone networks
18:08 [en.farsnews.ir] (E)
Over 40 people were declared killed by Hindu mobs last week, with hundreds more reported injured amid news accounts of largely useless police intervention.
7:46 [RT] (E)
The Trump administration, anxious to be able to claim that it fulfilled its campaign pledge to end war in Afghanistan, pressed for a signed peace deal, leaving it to the Afghan government and the Taliban to hammer out the details.
19:30 [RT] (E)
Iran has said that, despite cutting a deal with the Taliban, the US has absolutely no right to decide Afghanistan`s future, and that intra-Afghan peace talks should be supervised by the UN, not Washington. Tehran views Washington`s actions as "an attempt to legitimize the presence of troops in Afghanistan," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
19:26 [RT] (E)
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that releasing up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners cannot be considered a pre-condition of peace talks. His statement comes a day after the Taliban signed a peace deal with the US.
12:35 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
Germany and the EU should expand their future military activities in the Indian Ocean and extend their naval presence not only in the western sector - at the Horn of Africa - but in the eastern sector of the ocean, as well, according to the Berlin office of German Marshall Fund of the United States. The think tank considers close cooperation with India and possibly with the "Quad" ("Quadrilateral Security Dialogue") pact, in confrontation with China, as the appropriate means of extending the EU`s military influence to South East Asia. Quad is a loose alliance made up of the United States and Australia with two traditional rivals of China - Japan and India. Since its revival in the fall of 2017, experts have repeatedly proposed that the EU or individual EU members join Quad. The EU would thus militarily position itself in confrontation with Beijing.
9:25 [FDD Long War Journal] (E)
The Taliban continues to highlight the training of its fighters at its “military camps” that are located somewhere in Afghanistan or Pakistan.