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The Guardian: Pakistan frees anti-US cleric from prison on health grounds

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:45:39 GMT
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Release of 93-year-old Sufi Mohammad, a former chief of pro-Taliban group, could increase US-Pakistani tensionsA radical anti-US cleric imprisoned in Pakistan since 2009 has been released from jail on health grounds, his lawyer and prison authorities have said.Sufi Mohammad, 93, is a former chief of the Tehrik Nifaz-e-Sharia Mohammed (TNSM), a banned pro-Taliban group. He became widely known after he went to Afghanistan with thousands of other armed volunteers to help the Taliban fight against Americans after the 2001 US-led invasion. He was captured upon his return to Pakistan. Continue reading...


The Guardian: 'England seemed so close': refugee, 15, crushed to death by Calais lorry

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:42:28 GMT
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Migrants are still travelling to the Channel port, enduring desperate living conditions and dying on the roads, trying to get to BritainA few hours before his death, Abdullah Dilsouz was playing cricket with other child refugees in the wasteland behind the port of Calais. Friends said he was excited to be nearing the end of a long journey from Afghanistan, and optimistic that he would soon be able to join his brother in London.But the 15-year-old was run over by a refrigeration truck on 22 December – one of three asylum-seekers to be killed on the roads outside the port in the past month. A fourth has been seriously injured and remains in a coma in hospital and on Sunday night an Iraqi refugee had his legs severed by a train near Dunkirk. Continue reading...


NYT: The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:16:09 GMT
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Atta Muhammad Noor talking to an aide at the governor's compound in Mazar-i-Sharif. Since being fired by the Afghan president, he has been at work every day.


NYT: U.S. Bombs Afghan Militia Behind Insider Attack, Officials Say

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:00:04 GMT
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American forces and Afghan troops on patrol last year in the Achin district of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Nangarhar has been the deadliest province for American forces in the past year.


The Guardian: Guantánamo inmates claim Trump's 'anti-Muslim bias' fuels their detention

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:30:24 GMT
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Eleven prisoners are petitioning a federal court in Washington to end their indefinite incarceration and are citing the president's campaign commentsEleven Guantánamo inmates are challenging their indefinite detention in the US military camp in Cuba on grounds that Donald Trump's defiant pledge to keep all remaining detainees permanently locked up is fuelled by hostility towards Muslims.The inmate's petition, filed on Thursday in a federal court in Washington, falls on the 16th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 detainees to Guantánamo. The prisoners were brought in shackles from Afghanistan on 11 January 2002 dressed in distinctive orange jumpsuits. Continue reading...


The Guardian: US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:35:06 GMT
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Government warns citizens to avoid Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero amid high levels of crime and cartel violenceThe US state department has warned Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states plagued by crime and drug cartel violence, putting the regions on the same level as war-zones such as Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.In an advisory issued on Tuesday, the state department said "do not travel to" the border state of Tamaulipas, as well as the Pacific coast states of Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Former hostage Joshua Boyle remains in jail after Ottawa court appearance

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:10:14 GMT
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Bail hearing set for 15 January on 15 charges including sexual assaultCanadian and his American wife spent five years in captivity in Afghanistan A Canadian man held captive for years in Afghanistan and charged in his home country with 15 offences has made a brief video appearance in court but will remain in detention awaiting a bail hearing.The judge granted lawyers for Joshua Boyle, 34, more time to prepare for his possible release on bail and scheduled a new hearing for 15 January. Continue reading...


CNN Top Stories: Trump's message: If Afghanistan isn't going well, Pakistan's to blame

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:19:14 GMT
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It's an old tactic for an old war, but it shows the focus and emotions are fresh for the Trump administration. By suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, the White House is striking the first geopolitical blow of its renewed war in Afghanistan. And it's a familiar -- and not entirely unfair -- message: if the war isn't going well, Pakistan is to blame.


NYT: ISIS Suicide Attack Kills at Least 20 in Kabul

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:42:03 GMT
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Ambulances and security forces converged near the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.


BBC World: Afghanistan: Kabul suicide attack kills 11

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:38:46 GMT
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At least five police officers are among the 11 killed by the bombing in Kabul.


CNN Top Stories: Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:26:44 GMT
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A Canadian man who spent five years with his family in militant captivity in Afghanistan was arrested in Ottawa, his lawyer said.


NYT: Canadian Freed From Captivity in Afghanistan Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00:22 GMT
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Joshua Boyle after returning from Afghanistan on October 13.


The Guardian: Joshua Boyle, freed Taliban hostage, arrested for sexual assault

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:18:31 GMT
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Canadian, 34, who was rescued with wife and children from Afghan captivity, is also charged with forcible confinement and making death threatsJoshua Boyle, the Canadian man held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years, has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering death threats.Boyle was rescued in late 2017 in Pakistan, along with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three young children, all of whom were born in captivity. The couple had been abducted while travelling through a mountainous region of Afghanistan. Coleman was more than six months pregnant at the time. Continue reading...


CNN Top Stories: US service member killed in Afghanistan

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:15:26 GMT
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A US service member was killed on Monday in the Achin District of Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, the US military said.


NYT: Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 15 at Funeral in Afghanistan

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:30:50 GMT
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Maqam Khan cemetery outside Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Sunday after a bomber detonated an explosive vest during the funeral of a former district chief.


The Guardian: Nepal bans blind people and double amputees from climbing Everest

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:40:23 GMT
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Tourist board criticised for new regulations, which also prohibit solo ascents with the aim of reducing the number of accidentsSolo climbers, blind people and double amputees have been banned from climbing Everest under new rules the Nepalese tourism ministry believes will reduce the number of deaths on the mountain.The changes have provoked criticism from the US ambassador to Nepal, and a former Gurkha soldier planning to scale the peak after losing both legs in Afghanistan. Continue reading...


BBC World: A matter of shame

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:43:37 GMT
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Despite being banned, humiliating and traumatic, virginity tests remain widespread in Afghanistan.


NYT: Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 23:01:00 GMT
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The Guardian: Dozens die in Isis suicide bombing in Kabul ? video

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:28:07 GMT
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At least 41 people have been killed in an Isis suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, the latest in a series of attacks on media organisations. Sayed Abbas Hussaini, a journalist at the agency that was targeted, said there appeared to have been more than one explosion. He said one reporter was killed and two were wounded. TV images showed the devastation at the site, which also houses a Shia cultural centreDozens die in blasts claimed by Isis at news agency and Shia centre in Kabul Continue reading...


NYT: In an Era of "?Forever Wars,' the Middle East Bureau Manager Who Made Our Coverage Possible

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:32:02 GMT
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Jane Scott-Long leaned against a Soviet-era tank in Afghanistan in January 2002. Four foreign journalists had been ambushed and killed a few days earlier at the same spot on the Grand Trunk Road between Jalalabad and Kabul.


NYT: Dozens Killed in Bombing at Shiite Center and News Agency in Kabul

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:11:33 GMT
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A woman visiting the scene of a suicide bomb attack that killed her son and dozens more in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.


CNN Top Stories: Dozens killed in multiple blasts in Kabul

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:52 GMT
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At least 40 people were killed Thursday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, according to authorities.






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