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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....
Clash between migrant groups in French port city leaves 22 injured 3.2.2018 Washington Post: World
At least four migrants were in critical condition after Afghan and Eritrean groups fought in Calais.
California Sounds: Sunny War's elemental blues, Khruangbin's global stomp and Van William's confident folk-rock 2.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Sunny War, “With the Sun” (Hen House). Those who hang out around Venice Beach or hit L.A.-area farmers markets at some point may have paused to admire Sunny War’s way with a guitar.

The artist, born Sydney Ward, has been busking around town for close to a decade now — no small feat considering...

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Trump has drawn three red lines. They’re all likely to be crossed. 2.2.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
His aggressive rhetoric on North Korea, Iran and Pakistan doesn’t bode well.
Protests erupt in Kabul over recent attacks, amid allegations of Pakistani involvement 2.2.2018 Washington Post
Protests erupt in Kabul over recent attacks, amid allegations of Pakistani involvement
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Officials: Afghan intel chief makes surprise visit Islamabad 31.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Afghanistan’s intelligence chief and foreign minister have made a surprise visit to Pakistan’s capital following a recent spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan.
Auditor says Pentagon is censoring key data on the war in Afghanistan 30.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Q&A: Why Afghanistan suffers unrelenting attacks 28.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Afghanistan has endured a month of relentless attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate, capped by Saturday’s assault, in which a Taliban suicide bomber driving an ambulance filled with explosives struck in the heart of Kabul, killing more than 100 people.
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Q&A: Why Afghanistan suffers unrelenting attacks 28.1.2018 AP Top News
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Afghanistan has endured a month of relentless attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate, capped by Saturday's assault, in which a Taliban suicide bomber driving an ambulance filled with explosives struck in the heart of Kabul, killing more than 100 people....
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Pakistan’s prime minister defends his country from Trump’s tweet 27.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says his country is fighting terrorism.
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U.S. must curb Pak. aid for ultras: Hamid Karzai 26.1.2018 Hindu: Other States
Ex-Afghan president hopes Trump will ‘walk the talk’ on reigning-in Islamabad
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Taliban kill 7 civilians, including 6 children, in Ghazni 26.1.2018 Hindu: International
Daily toll on civilians across Afghanistan in focus after attack on hotel and compound of an aid group.
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Despite Trump’s punitive military aid cut, Pakistan and U.S. are still intertwined 25.1.2018 Washington Post
Despite Trump’s punitive military aid cut, Pakistan and U.S. are still intertwined
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3 killed in Islamic State attack on Save the Children aid group’s Afghanistan office 24.1.2018 Hindu: International
The IS said the attack targeted British, Swedish and Afghan government institutions in a statement on its Amaq news agency.
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Gunmen hit British Save the Children charity in Afghanistan, killing 1 24.1.2018 Washington Post
Gunmen hit British Save the Children charity in Afghanistan, killing 1
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Blast near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan, says official 24.1.2018 Hindu: International
No word yet on casualties
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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten 23.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader.
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