Afghanistan News Links 20-21 August 2021

21 August 2021 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

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The Road from Kabul to Idlib. Afghanistan and the Role of Al Qaeda

‘IMPOSSIBLE’ to evacuate Afghan allies by end of August: EU foreign policy chief says Americans create problems

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan — 4

20 August 2021 — Indian Punchline

The Taliban officially declared the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in a tweet with a photo of the country’s logo, August 19, 2021

4. The ‘X’ Factor in Kabul

The Chinese commentaries vehemently reject the western claims of democratic transformation in Afghanistan. A conversation on Tuesday between the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his American counterpart Antony Blinken (at the latter’s initiative) brought this out sharply.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 20 August 2021

20 August 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

US EPA Bans Use of Neurotoxic Insecticide Chlorpyrifos on Food Crops

In a historic victory for farm workers, environment, and public health, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it will be revoking all tolerances of chlorpyrifos, effectively banning all food uses of the toxic, brain-damaging pesticide in the U.S. In April, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered EPA to revoke all agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos or retain only those uses […]

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