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Germany's vice chancellor says the arrest of a 17-year-old Afghan migrant suspected of raping and killing a university student must not be used for "rabble-rousing and conspiracy propaganda." The teen, who entered Germany last year as an unaccompanied...
From: Fox News | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Ome Tlaloc walked through the North Dakota hills with a flashlight and a walkie-talkie, scouting for police in the prairie dark. Earlier that evening, I'd met the 30-year-old on Highway 1806, where he'd been sitting behind a makeshift barricade. Now...
From: Mother Jones | By: Text by Wes Enzinna; photographs by Zen Lefort | Monday, December 5, 2016
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An Afghan official says at least four civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Paktika province.
From: Fox News | Monday, December 5, 2016
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General Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis is President-elect Donald Trump’s announced choice to lead the Pentagon as the United States Secretary of Defense. His military career was a complicated blend of tactical prowess, intellectually provocative challenges...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Bill Turner | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Secretary of State John Kerry thinks there’s still time—but the process is moving in the wrong direction.
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A 19-year-old medical student and migrant home volunteer from Germany was found dead in October, her body dumped into a river near the town of Freiburg. Now, investigators have arrested a 17-year-old Afghan refugee in relation to the case that … More...
From: EveryJoe | By: Wil Reagan | Monday, December 5, 2016
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US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as leadership problems.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Neither the Islamic State nor al-Qaeda would be where they are today without Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir, who was recently killed in an American airstrike.
From: The Atlantic | By: Charlie Winter | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The United States is entering a new age. What the impact is remains to be seen
From: Salon.com | By: Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The former senator and diplomacy expert talks to Salon about Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Obama was wrong on Syria
From: Salon.com | By: Carrie Sheffield | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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In picking General Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his "General George Patton." Yet that label may not really capture what makes Mattis a distinctive choice. Mattis has been sharply critical of President...
From: CNN | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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India's bid to spoil Af-Pak ties won't succeed: Aziz Aziz said India's efforts to divide Afghanistan and Pakistan will not go far as "we are next-door neighbours".
From: The Economic Times | Monday, December 5, 2016
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After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist (Dominic Rains) who worked as a fixer in his home country settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime, he...
From: Metacritic | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Taliban militants have launched a drive to collect smartphones that played music and video songs from local residents in Qarah Bagh district of Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province. "Phones in which songs are uploaded have been collected by Taliban...
From: Times of India | Monday, December 5, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least four civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Paktika province. Abdul Raouf Massoud, the deputy provincial police chief, says two women and two children, all...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Congratulations to Chancellor Angela Merkel for doing to Germany what the mighty 8th Air Force and a zillion bombs could never do; destroy it completely by throwing one of the most orderly and disciplined nations in the world into absolute anarchy, chaos...
From: Free Republic | By: US Defense Watch | Monday, December 5, 2016
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For too long, the West has cowered when Beijing huffed and puffed about Taiwan. Trump is finally calling its bluff. Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, thinks Donald Trump has just put America on the road to war. In reality,...
From: Free Republic | By: The Daily Beast | Monday, December 5, 2016
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In September, 2011, I met General James Mattis, then in charge of U.S. Central Command, at its headquarters, in Tampa, Florida. Central Command directs American military forces in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The General’s staff had...
From: New Yorker | By: Steve Coll | Friday, December 2, 2016
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I wish I could say this surprises me:Mitt Romney's chances for being secretary of State in a Trump administration are fading amid a deep division among President-elect Trump's team, and that is giving...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, December 5, 2016
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after the election. Trump: "We have some great generals....
From: Mother Jones | By: Andrew Bacevich | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the masterminds in the 9/11 attack, said that “the ferocity and swiftness” of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s reprisal to the Terrorst attacks on U.S. soil astonished Al Qaeda The new revelation was found in...
From: Free Republic | By: newsline.com | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Countering terrorism to create peace and stability in Afghanistan was the main issue addressed at the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.“For the first time, a Heart of Asia Declaration expressed concern at the violence...
From: Times of India | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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New Delhi, Kabul agree to create a Joint Air CorridorThe joint air trade corridor would help India and Afghanistan to export and import items by bypassing Pakistan. The Afghan government was also focusing on creation of economic zones in airports.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Terrorism emanating from Pakistan was one of the main focus areas at the Heart of Asia conference with PM Narendra Modi and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani seeking to corner Islamabad on the issue. Recalling a recent statement by a diplomat under the Taliban...
From: Times of India | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accused Pakistan Sunday of waging an "undeclared war" and said Taliban insurgents battling his government would not last a month without sanctuary in the neighbouring state.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university...
From: Free Republic | By: Daily Mail | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Full title: Afghan asylum seeker arrested over murder of German medical student who was daughter of senior EU official teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested after he reportedly confessed to murdering the daughter of a senior EU official. Maria...
From: Free Republic | By: Telegraph UK | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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AN Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee centre. Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in...
From: Free Republic | By: Express UK | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan.Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
From: Dawn | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its "lack of cooperation" in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad's 500-million-dollar-aid at the Heart of Asia conference.
From: Deutsche Welle | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university...
From: Free Republic | By: UK Daily Mail | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Many in the Pentagon worry that Trump’s pick for defense secretary is looking for a fight in the Middle East.
From: Politico | By: (Mark Perry) | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told an international conference held in the northern Indian city of Amritsar that the Taliban insurgency in his country would not survive without support from Pakistan and called for the setting up of a fund to combat extremism....
From: Voice of America | By: Anjana Pasricha | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Under severe attack over terrorism emanating from Pakistan, its foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday hit back saying it is "simplistic" to blame one country even as he raked up the issue of strain in India-Pak ties at the Heart of Asia (HoA)...
From: Times of India | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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NEW DELHI (AP) — The leaders of India and Afghanistan on Sunday urged countries in their region to stop supporting armed militants. Representatives of nearly two dozen countries were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar as part of the Heart...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday said Iran is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India over the long standing issue of Kashmir, reported DawnNews. "The bond we have with India and Pakistan is important to us, we hope for the best...
From: Dawn | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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In his address at the 6th annual conference of Heart of Asia, Ghani, who severely criticised Islamabad, said an Asian or international mechanism must be put in place.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighbouring Pakistan, urging its neighbour to take on militant groups on its soil instead of giving Kabul financial aid.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said Saturday.
From: The Local Germany | By: TheLocal | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighboring Pakistan, urging its neighbor to take on militant groups on its soil instead of giving...
From: Reuters | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighbouring Pakistan, urging its neighbour to take on militant groups on its soil instead of giving...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Sanjeev Miglani | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Hours after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani slammed Pakistan for its export of terror, Pakistan said to not "blame one country" for the terror.
From: Times of India | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia peace conference in Amritsar in India’s northwest Punjab state Sunday to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Ghani and Modi jointly opened...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Modi first PM to serve 'langar' at Golden Temple It was the Prime Minister's first visit to the shrine and he was accompanied by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. The visit came on the sidelines of the 6th Heart Of Asia-Istanbul conference on Afghanistan....
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials...
From: Free Republic | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Heart of Asia Conference: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanks IndiaAshraf Ghani also voiced his concern at the growing threat of terrorism, which has left the region scarred.
From: The Economic Times | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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