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Chickensh-t Trump 26.12.2018 The Moderate Voice

Trump withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghanistan against the advice of Defense Secretary Mattis and other advisors points to how deranged he is and ignorant about foreign affairs. But he is also chickensh-t and this may somehow impact his thinking. As a Vietnam vet who served my country, I have no qualms about calling Trump […]

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Will Congress Stop the Endless Wars? 30.11.2018 Truthout.com
The antiwar movement has an important victory in its sights.

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Why are Iranians crossing the Channel in dinghies? 26.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
More than 100 people, all claiming to be Iranian, have crossed the Channel this month - why?
Pakistan’s Fight Against Extremism at Home Rebuffed by Trump 21.11.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable solutions to regional crises, rather than exacerbate them, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright The relationship between the Trump administration…Read more →
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Pakistan’s Fight Against Extremism Rebuffed by Trump 21.11.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable solutions to regional crises, rather than exacerbate them, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright The relationship between the Trump administration…Read more →
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Malaysia's Lashkar arrest points to its global footprint 3.11.2018 Rediff: News
Aveek Sen on how the Lashkar e Tayiba looks at the world while focusing on India and Afghanistan.
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U.S. cuts $300 million in aid to Pakistan, says it's failing to fight militants 3.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The cuts are part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced by the Trump administration earlier this year.
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What message is Trump sending Imran? 2.9.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'The US appears to think that Pakistan is highly vulnerable today due to its economic crisis and one more turn of the screw may bring about desired results,' says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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The Other Side of John McCain 27.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
If the paeans to McCain by diverse political climbers seems detached from reality, it’s because they reflect the elite view of U.S. military interventions as a chess game, with the millions killed by unprovoked aggression mere statistics, says Max Blumenthal.…Read more →
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44% of Afghan children are out of school: report 3.6.2018 Hindu: News
Increase in violence is the main reason
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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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