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Taliban release two Western hostages in Afghanistan 20.11.2019 Raw Story
The Taliban handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, three years after they were abducted, in a swap for three high-ranking insurgent prisoners that could boost peace talks. The exchange of American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks for the militants — including Anas Haqqani, brother to the Taliban’s deputy […]
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Iran Allegedly Bombs Saudi Oil Refinery, NBC Blames U.S. for Fanning Tensions 15.9.2019 NewsBusters
Overnight, one of Saudi Arabia’s oil refineries (one of the largest was in the world) was the target of drone attacks that caused the county to shut down roughly five percent of the world’s oil output. According to the U.S., the evidence pointed to Iran. But, during NBC’s Sunday Today, the network showed whose side they stood on and defended the ...
Why is there a war in Afghanistan? The short, medium and long story 8.9.2019 BBC: World
Why is there a war in Afghanistan? America's longest war explained in 100, 300 and 800 words.
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Trump’s ignorance has touched off a new crisis in Kashmir 19.8.2019 Raw Story
South Asia is again in crisis and could be on the brink of war. For the second time in six months, the world is on tenterhooks, waiting to see what turn events will take. Because the two antagonists are armed with nuclear weapons, the possibility of a confrontation is taken seriously. And as has happened […]
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U.S. Forces Draw Back Afghanistan Operations Against Taliban As Peace Talks Conclude 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Newsweek has learned from senior defense officials that U.S. forces have been ordered to stop targeting the Taliban and advising Afghan allies as thousands of troops were set to withdraw from the country.
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You Never Knew You Needed a Book on Richard Holbrooke, but Goddamn Is It Good 31.7.2019 Mother Jones
Longtime US diplomat Richard Holbrooke was many things: US ambassador to Germany, an author, assistant secretary of state, and a womanizing, social-climbing jerk. While the larger-than-life statesman saw “power the way an artist sees color,” as one former military leader put it in 2009—the year before Holbrooke died at 69—another former colleague described him as […]
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Pakistan censorship: 'Hovering above the mute button' 28.7.2019 BBC: World
Journalists say they are facing ever tighter restrictions on their reporting under the government of Imran Khan.
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Taliban Called Donald Trump 'Irresponsible' for Saying He Could Wipe Afghanistan 'Off the Face of the Earth' 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The group warned Trump that multiple historical empires have taken the dream of victory in Afghanistan "to the grave."
U.S. and Pakistan: Can Donald Trump and Imran Khan's Tough Ties Turn to Opportunity? 22.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Among the top subjects likely to be discussed by President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan were counterterrorism, the Afghanistan war, economic aid and China.
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Donald Trump Says He 'Could Win' Afghanistan War 'In A Week' But Doesn't Want to Kill '10 Million People' 22.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the earth. I don't want to go that route," President Donald Trump said.
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Imran Khan: Pakistan PM to meet Trump in bid to mend ties 22.7.2019 BBC: World
Counter-terrorism is likely to top the agenda at Imran Khan's first meeting with Donald Trump.
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Fifteen years of regret: The ex-Taliban commander who now lives in hiding 21.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

He was a Taliban commander in Afghanistan for 15 years. Then it hit him: 'I was destroying my own country'

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The Mainstream Media Won’t Name US Military Aggression 2.7.2019 Truthout.com
As we head into election season 2020, don’t imagine that we’re the good guys on Planet Earth.
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Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses 2.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The BBC has gained rare access to victims of a long war against militants that has been waged out of sight.
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John Walker Lindh, the 'American Taliban,' set to be released 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Lindh has served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for being a Taliban soldier. In the coming years, dozens of Americans linked to extremist groups are in line to be released from U.S. prisons.
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The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 2 —The Leak That ‘Exposed the True Afghan War’ 9.5.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
The Diaries revealed the suppression of civilian casualty figures, the existence of an elite U.S.-led death squad & the covert role of Pakistan & Iran in the conflict, and set off a firestorm. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News Three…Read more →
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Masood Azhar: Jaish-e-Mohammed leader listed as terrorist by UN 1.5.2019 BBC: World
The leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed had ordered a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops in February
The U.S. will remain a major player in Afghanistan 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The U.S. military, as capable and professional as it is, is but one tool in America’s extensive foreign policy toolkit.  
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Pakistan acts to defuse tensions with Afghanistan 27.3.2019 Hindu: International
Pakistan moved on Wednesday to cool a row with Afghanistan over reported comments by Prime Minister Imran Khan that were taken to suggest that Kabul s
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PEPE ESCOBAR: Empire of Chaos in Hybrid War Overdrive 25.3.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
The Trump administration’s foreign policy may be easily deconstructed as a crossover between The Sopranos and late-night comedy, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Bangkok Special to Consortium News Is this the Age of Anxiety? The Age of Stupidity?…Read more →
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