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Taliban Control of Afghanistan Highes...

ISIS is rewriting textbooks to push its violent ideology. The US once did something similar in Afghanistan.

Washington Post - ‎vor 4 Stunden‎
According to Burde, as of 2013, Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan require schools to use the older U.S.-made texts because “of the way they teach violence as an obligation to religion.” In 2015, apparent pictures of Islamic State textbooks were ...
Echtzeit-Berichte

UN Says Afghan Civilian Casualties Near Record High

Wall Street Journal - ‎25.07.2016‎
KABUL—Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are headed toward a record high this year, the United Nations said Monday, as violence in the country worsens 15 years after the U.S.-led invasion. There were 1,601 civilian deaths and another 3,565 injuries to ...

The war that never left Afghanistan

OpenCanada - ‎26.07.2016‎
In reality, such metrics are little more than shrouds spun over an increasing number of victims of violence in a country that has been occupied by U.S./NATO-led Coalition forces since late 2001. Although boots on the ground have fallen to about 10 ...
Echtzeit-Berichte

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing of peaceful protest

Mashable - ‎23.07.2016‎
The ministry's deputy spokesman, Najib Danish, said the blast was the biggest in Afghanistan since 2001, when the Taliban launched their brutal insurgency after they were toppled by the 2001 U.S. invasion. According to the presidential spokesman ...

The Perils of Pakistani Migrants Heading to Europe

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - ‎26.07.2016‎
Pakistani immigrants stuck at Idomeni Camp in Greece after border restrictions were enacted prohibiting them to continue their journey through Macedonia towards Western Europe.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Taliban Lays Siege To Districts In Northern Afghanistan

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎21.07.2016‎
In Dasht-e Archi, located northeast of the city of Kunduz, the provincial capital, local officials said the Taliban had taken control of most of the district. Local officials also said most of Qalai-e Zal was under Taliban control after four days of ...

Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President

Consortium News - ‎24.07.2016‎
From the Archive: With still no end in sight for the Afghan War, President Obama can't say he wasn't warned. Barely two months into his presidency in 2009, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern welcomed Obama to his own Vietnam quagmire.
Echtzeit-Berichte

The Crisis of Political Islam

Wall Street Journal - ‎22.07.2016‎
... a “true” Islamic order. To them, the voting booth was simply the most feasible way to dismantle the postcolonial, secular systems that, in the eyes of their followers, had failed to bring justice or development to ordinary Muslims.

US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎21.07.2016‎
Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a poppy field during a clearing mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John M. McCall). Despite our promises to ... Those ...

Colder Than the Arctic Circle

Google (press release) - ‎26.07.2016‎
In theory the US-backed mujahidin, forerunners of today's Taliban, were licensed to kill only those construed as being pro-communist or pro-Soviet.

Orlando, Dallas, & The Failure Of LGBT Single-Issue Politics

Huffington Post - ‎18.07.2016‎
The U.S. client regime is so illegitimate in the eyes of Afghans that despite many billions of dollars of latest high-tech war making gadgetry and a decade and a half of U.S. and other foreign troops, “The Taliban controls more territory than it has ...

Stories from Kandahar, the Afghan province Canada left behind

OpenCanada - ‎20.07.2016‎
In practice, this meant that he controlled access to, at its peak, a $280 million-a-year fund that the Canadian PRT administered.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Turkey's failed coup reveals 'army within an army'

Al-Monitor - ‎22.07.2016‎
Immediately after the collapse of the coup attempt on the morning of July 16, military units loyal to the civilian regime and police were already rounding up coup plotters in more than 30 provinces.

Airstrikes Up In Iraq & Syria, Afghanistan Eats ISR: CENTCOM

Breaking Defense - ‎20.07.2016‎
Those restrictions have recently been loosened again to allow more strikes on the Taliban. But the fundamental dynamic doesn't change: US forces are leading the fight in Iraq and Syria, blasting Daesh so Iraqi forces can advise, but in Afghanistan ...

Podcast: Cops, Spooks, And Wiseguys

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎22.07.2016‎
Russia's main intelligence service raids its main law-enforcement agency and arrests some of its top officials for links to organized crime.

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

Outside Magazine - ‎19.07.2016‎
We've come to find the most improbable travelers imaginable: migrants who, by choice, are passing through the Darién region from all over the world, in a round-about bid to reach the United States and secure refugee status. ... Our attempted trip is ...
Echtzeit-Berichte

After 15 years of war and billions in aid, Afghanistan remains a basket case: Don Murray

CBC.ca - ‎16.07.2016‎
The wars in Afghanistan since the Soviet invasion in 1978 have created the largest protracted refugee crisis in the world.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Republicans rip Trump over NATO plan

Politico - ‎21.07.2016‎
"NATO is the most important military alliance in world history. ... 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, and America's NATO allies have since helped fight the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. ... "Is the new rule that your word isn't your bond ...

Remains of the day

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎23.07.2016‎
While media reporters armed with state-of-the-art equipment brought about an invasion of another kind of the wounded land, something else was going on as well.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Will failed coup push Erdogan toward Iran, Russia?

Al-Monitor - ‎20.07.2016‎
In contrast, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Turkey's ally in Syria, congratulated Erdogan for suppressing the attempt - two days after it failed. Sources close to Iran are ... Regarding Syria, Turkish tensions with the United States and the ...
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