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The journalist blasted U.S. hypocrisy on whistleblowers, while Democrats have "eyes wide shut" on terror watchlist
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Friday, June 24, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday said Darul Uloom Haqqania agreed to implement reforms in return for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's budget allocation of Rs300 million for the religious seminary.The seminary...
From: Dawn | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama's decision earlier this month to expand America's involvement against the insurgents, U.S. officials said Friday....
From: Fox News | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Chapter 1 "Inmates Run This Bitch" Chapter 2 Prison Experiments Chapter 3 The CCA Way Chapter 4 "You Got to Survive" Chapter 5 Lockdown Chapter 1: "Inmates Run This Bitch" Have you ever had a riot?" I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections...
From: Mother Jones | By: By Shane Bauer | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and government security forces has claimed dozens of lives in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday....
From: Reuters | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and government security forces has claimed dozens of lives in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Rafiq Sherzad and Mirwais Harooni | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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A major network rewarding Corey Lewandowski, a clueless bully, says a lot about the sad state of television news
From: Salon.com | By: Gary Legum | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Bradley Snyder became blind during an attack in Afghanistan. Exactly one year later, he won a gold medal at the Olympics. He's hoping for another one....
From: CNN | Friday, June 24, 2016
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America's superior air power has delivered not victory but carnage, rubble and resistance. Where does it end?
From: Salon.com | By: William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Sebastian Junger’s lament on the failings of modern western communities suffers from a surfeit of nostalgia and disregard for historical factTribe: On Homecoming and Belonging is a strange book. It is written by Sebastian Junger, a prize-winning author,...
From: The Guardian | By: Joanna Bourke | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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About 16 Taliban militants were killed in a U.S. drone attack in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz overnight, a military statement said on Sunday.
From: China.org.cn | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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The church can model a more inclusive community, one that doesn’t divide over marital status. Here’s a new wedding tradition I recently heard about: Instead of tossing their bouquets, Christian brides give each single woman at their reception a flower...
From: Christianity Today | By: Sarah Thebarge, guest writer | Friday, June 24, 2016
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On June 12, an intruder who was armed and Muslim attacked an Orlando night club, killing 49 and wounding 53. The body count may rise, the targets vary (a Christmas party, a military base, a marathon, a bar) but the administration never departs from its...
From: Free Republic | By: grasstopsusa.com | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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World Drug Report 2016 released on Thursday states that the low value assigned to heroin in the Indian market makes the country more of a transit point for the drug headed for other destinations. Cocaine too transits through India, mostly to Israel and...
From: Times of India | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Afghanistan's Taliban said Saturday that it would strongly retaliate for the resumption of U.S. airstrikes against the insurgent group, and it rejected assertions that bombing operations ever paused. The U.S. military began anti-Taliban air raids in...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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'The war has basically stopped'
From: Time | By: John Otis/Bogota | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The judge working in a provincial court was shot dead by unidentified gunmen before publicly displaying his body.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Journalists and all you careful consumers of foreign-news coverage, I have a question for you. At this stage, after the horrors of the massacre inside The Pulse gay bar in Orlando, what elements of the case do you think are drawing the most attention...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said on Thursday that Pakistan would go ahead with its plans for regulating the border with Afghanistan as part of its counterterrorism strategy and urged the Afghan government to cooperate. “We are determined to put in...
From: Dawn | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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SWABI: An Afghan man was severely beaten and his ears were chopped off by villagers allegedly for harassing a married woman in a remote village of Razaar tehsil here on Friday, said police. It was learnt the woman informed her husband and family about...
From: Dawn | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday signed the Memorandum of Obligations (MoO) with the objective of obtaining the full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at its Heads of State Summit in Tashkent.The MoO was jointly signed by the foreign...
From: Dawn | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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BERLIN: Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa in an interview with Deutsche Welle Urdu on Wednesday said the narrative that Pakistan has not done enough to fight terrorism was "unfair" as it did not recognise Pakistan's contributions...
From: Dawn | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Interpol has published a list of people sought within its Operation Infra Hydra, targeting the smuggling of migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Kolyo Georgiev Kolev, a Bulgarian national, is accused of "transporting Afghan nationals...
From: Novinite | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Lalchand Rajput was named head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team, replacing ex-Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned from the post in April. Rajput pipped Mohammed Yusuf, Herschelle Gibbs and Corey Collymore.
From: Times of India | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Three former U.S. envoys to Afghanistan called on the Obama administration this week not to cut U.S. troop levels in that country next year, even as the White House indicated that it remains committed to doing just that.  Dan Feldman, James Dobbins...
From: Voice of America | By: Masood Farivar | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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It had been a given that no exams and classes would take place during the Muslim holiday.       ...
From: USA Today | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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"Couple" of air strikes follow Obama's decision to expand the Pentagon's involvement in fight against the Taliban.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Sean Terry is a step closer to his dream of playing for Ireland after being named in a 14-man squad for the five-match one-day international series against Afghanistan in Belfast next month.
From: Irish Independent | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama's decision to expand America's
From: Taiwan News | By: By AMIR SHAHAssociated Press | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama expanded the authorities under which U.S. troops can attack the insurgents. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook confirmed Friday that...
From: Voice of America | By: Carla Babb | Friday, June 24, 2016
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They keep talking about the increase in gun violence, but completely ignore the increase in terrorist violence on President Obama’s watch. According a CNN analysis, since Obama dismissed them as the “JV squad” in 2014, ISIS has carried out more...
From: The American | By: Shira Kotz | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Hillary’s record includes supporting the barbaric “contras” against the Nicaraguan people in the 1980s, supporting the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia, supporting the ongoing Bush-Iraq War, the ongoing Afghan mess, and as Secretary of State...
From: Free Republic | By: Liberty Blitzkrieg | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed Friday to meet with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in Tashkent. The meeting was confirmed by the deputy spokesman to the president of Afghanistan, Shah Hussain Murtazawi. The two presidents were to meet after...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Friday, June 24, 2016
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An Afghan official says Islamic State militants in the country's east have killed eight people, including two women and two children.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, June 24, 2016
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An Afghan official says Islamic State militants in the country's east have killed eight people, including two women and two children.
From: Fox News | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The rich but dim scion of a wealthy family enters politics after a high-profile but not entirely successful career, much of which has been spent in the public eye. He’s viewed first as a lovable buffoon but, increasingly, as a threat to the stability...
From: Flavorwire | By: Tom Hawking | Friday, June 24, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Islamic State militants in the country’s east have killed eight people, including two women and two children. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor, says two policemen...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Friday, June 24, 2016
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UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has condemned the recent US drone strike inside the country, terming it an unacceptable and blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty as well as the UN charter and international law. Speaking at a quarterly debate on Afghanistan...
From: Dawn | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The Obama administration has announced that the United States will continue to support the Afghan National Security Forces through 2020. Related posts: First All Female University Opens In Afghanistan...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Nepal has banned its nationals from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital earlier this week, Labour Minister Deepak Bohara said on Friday.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Ten days on a rickety boat couldn't extinguish Mustafa Karimi's hope to lead a life without fear.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | By: Katie Burgess | Friday, June 24, 2016
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KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal has banned its nationals from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital earlier this week, Labour Minister...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Gopal Sharma | Friday, June 24, 2016
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“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin My purpose for writing this post is summed well by the Benjamin Franklin quote above (hat tip Brad Thor). My fear is that an increase in...
From: Free Range International | By: babatim | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Fierce fighting has erupted in eastern Afghanistan after militants linked to Islamic State staged coordinated  overnight attacks on Afghan security forces’ outposts and civilian areas, officials said Friday. The clashes in the district of Kot in Nangahar...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Despite a hurrah for the leave result from the Europhobe Geert Wilders, the Netherlands sees little future in going it aloneThe referendum result puts the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, and the mainstream political parties supporting him in an awkward...
From: The Guardian | By: Joris Luyendijk | Friday, June 24, 2016
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After a mass shooting, an Afghan refugee finally meets his neighbor.
From: New York Times | By: As told to WILL BOAST | Friday, June 24, 2016
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. These days, lamenting the apparently aimless character of Washington's military operations in the Greater Middle East has become conventional wisdom among administration critics of every sort. Senator...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andrew Cockburn | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Beijing saw the U.K. as its broker with Europe. Brexit changes that
From: Time | By: Hannah Beech / Shanghai | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The Marine Corps is moving towards a future in which small dispersed units can protect themselves from incoming enemy drones with laser weapons and from missiles and aircraft with Stinger missiles, with both weapons netted into a detection system and...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Friday, June 24, 2016
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