Majority of US vets say Afghan war ‘not worth fighting’: Poll Jul 12, 2019 0 438 12345 AFPWashingtonA majority of US military veterans say the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan was “not worth fighting,” according to poll results released on Wednesday.The survey results come as the US and the Taliban engage in talks on bringing to a close the conflict which Washington launched in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.“Majorities of both veterans (58 percent) and the public (59 percent) say the war in Afghanistan was not worth fighting. About four-in-ten or fewer say it was worth fighting,” according to the Pew Research Center.The same held for the war in Iraq and the US military intervention against the Islamic State group in Syria, with 64 percent of veterans saying the former was “not worth fighting,” and 55 percent saying the latter was “not worth it.” “Veterans who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan are no more supportive of those engagements than those who did not serve in these wars. And views do not differ based on rank or combat experience,” the Pew Research Center said.The polling had a margin of error of 3.9 percent for veterans and 3.1 percent for members of the general public.Washington has said it wants to seal a political deal with the Taliban, ahead of Afghan presidential polls due in September, to allow foreign forces to begin to withdraw. RELATED ARTICLES 16 killed, dozens injured in Pakistan train crash Jul 12, 2019 0 1895 Sri Lankan govt survives no confidence vote Jul 12, 2019 0 460 UN launches probe into Philippines drug war deaths Jul 12, 2019 0 2143 Water train set to relieve drought-hit Tamil Nadu Reuters JOLARPETTAI, India Indian authorities on Thursday filled tanks with water and loaded them onto a train in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to supply its manufacturing capital Chennai where reservoirs have have .. Fierce storm kills seven in Greek tourist peninsula AFP Thessaloniki, Greece Seven people died and at least 23 were injured as a fierce storm ripped through beachfronts in one of Greece’s top tourist areas, terrifying thousands of holidaymakers caught in the open, .. Trump to announce executive action on census citizenship Reuters WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Thursday will announce an executive action over his administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census despite ongoing court challenges, two .. France defies US probe to pass law taxing digital giants AFP Paris France’s parliament on Thursday passed a law making it the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, defying a probe ordered by an angry US President Donald Trump that could trigger reprisal tariffs. .. UK’s new US envoy will be appointed by new PM: Minister LONDON: The appointment of Britain’s ambassador to the United States is likely to be made by the next British prime minister rather than outgoing leader Theresa May, senior minister Liz Truss told journalists on .. Merkel sits during anthems after shaking spells Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday insisted she took care of her health after remaining seated during national anthems at an official ceremony, in a rare change of protocol apparently to prevent a .. India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine NEW DELHI: India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as part of a broader effort to help tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to return, an Indian official said on Thursday. An ..