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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'The Great American Read' on KOCE 22.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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NCIS In the finale of the drama’s 15th season, Sloane (Maria Bello) is convinced that the man who held her captive in Afghanistan is still alive. Mark Harmon also stars. 8 p.m. CBS

The Voice The singing competition wraps things up with a recap of Monday’s final performances, after which...

Canadian aid worker charged with child sexual abuse in Nepal 14.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A prominent Canadian aid worker has been arrested at his mountain villa in Nepal and charged with sexually abusing children, an official said Monday.
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Four killed, several injured after militants attack Afghanistan finance office 13.5.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Pakistan bars U.S. diplomat from leaving amid tense relations: media 12.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad declined to comment on either development in the uneasy alliance with Pakistan.
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No, the war in Afghanistan isn’t a hopeless stalemate 11.5.2018 The Moderate Voice

Afghan Northern Alliance fighters in 2001. Almost two decades later, the war continues. AP Photo/David Guttenfelder Robert M. Cassidy, Wesleyan University The war in Afghanistan has become so protracted that it warrants the epithet the “Groundhog Day War.” Fighting has gone on for nearly 17 years, with U.S. troops in Afghanistan seven years longer than […]

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'We have four generations of former terrorists here today': Rehabilitating extremists in Indonesia 21.4.2018 L.A. Times - World News

The Indonesian media has dubbed him “The Terrorist Whisperer.”

In a hotel conference room here, Noor Huda Ismail welcomed the participants in his three-day workshop. “We have four generations of former terrorists here today,” said the jovial 45-year-old as he bounded around the room in a batik...

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Pakistani prime minister in Afghanistan to ease tensions 6.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Pakistan’s prime minister arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two neighbors and revive a push for peace talks with the Taliban.
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Can Trump really quit Syria? 5.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The U.S. president cares more about winning his war than building peace.
As Trump talks of leaving Syria, his top commander in the Middle East emphasizes the need to stay 4.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The president and military and administration officials offered dueling visions of the U.S. role in Syria.
US spending bill gets tough on Pakistan, incorporates Donald Trump’s security aid freeze 22.3.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Yemen is a humanitarian nightmare. But the U.S. is resisting calls to end its role in the war. 20.3.2018 Washington Post
Yemen is a humanitarian nightmare. But the U.S. is resisting calls to end its role in the war.
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7 years on, Syrians despair over a country in pieces 15.3.2018 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- For Syrians marking seven years of war, their country has never looked as helpless or fragmented....
7 years on, Syrians despair over a country in pieces 15.3.2018 Washington Post: World
For Syrians marking seven years of war, their country has never looked as helpless or fragmented.
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They aim to help people in distress, but each year scores of aid workers are killed on the job worldwide 12.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The recent killings of three humanitarian aid workers in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants have sent shock waves throughout the humanitarian aid community and illuminated the increasingly precarious landscape such personnel must navigate to help people in areas of conflict and instability.

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Vinay Kumar appointed India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan 1.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
India, Iran agree to eliminate ‘forces that support terror’ 17.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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America must stop scapegoating Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan, says Pakistani envoy to the U.S. 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Tensions between the United States and Pakistan seemed headed toward the breaking point in recent weeks after President Trump angrily accused the South Asian nation of failing to stamp out anti-American militants there or help the U.S.-led war in neighboring Afghanistan — charges an irked Islamabad...

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Drug War and a Phantom $500 Million: Pentagon Watchdog Calls Out Two Commands for Financial Malfeasance 8.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. 2017 was a year of investigations for US Africa Command (AFRICOM). There was the  investigation  of the two-star commander of US Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man's wife. There was the investigation into the alleged killing of a Special Forces soldier by Navy SEALs in  Mali . There was the inquiry into reports of torture and killings on a remote base in  Cameroon  that was also used by American forces. There was the investigation of an alleged massacre of civilians by American special operators in  Somalia . And don't forget the inquiry into the killing of four Special Forces soldiers by Islamic State militants in  Niger . And then there was the investigation that hardly anyone heard about, that didn't spark a single headline. And still, the question remains: Whatever became of that $500 million? To be fair, this particular scandal isn't AFRICOM's alone, nor did ...
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Trump’s diplomacy is all about the ultimatum. That could spell disaster. 5.2.2018 Washington Post
Trump’s diplomacy is all about the ultimatum. That could spell disaster.
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Outside Yemen's rebel-held capital, stalemated war rages on 4.2.2018 AP Top News
ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- In the rocky highlands outside of Yemen's rebel-held capital, it quickly becomes clear how the Arab world's poorest country remains mired in a stalemated civil war....
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