KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 15-year-old Afghan girl severely tortured for months by her in-laws in an attempt to force her into prostitution will be sent to India for medical treatment, an Afghan official said Monday. SEE ALSO: 31 Ways To Get Smarter Sahar Gul’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law were arrested and her husband was being […]
WASHINGTON— One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, and a majority think that after 10 years of combat America should be focusing less on foreign affairs and more on its own problems, according to an opinion survey released Wednesday. The findings highlight […]
AFGHANISTAN — Sgt. Edward J. Frank II was killed by a bomb while in Afghanistan on his first tour of duty there along with four other soldiers. Frank had previously served in Iraq for two tours of duty after joining the army in 2005. The Grio reports: Frank’s awards and decorations include two Army Commendation […]
BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn marine was killed trying to save his comrade during a bloody clash in Afghanistan last week. Lance Cpl. Jabari Thompson, 22, who wanted to be a marine like his dad, was mortally wounded in combat and succumbed to his injuries at a military hospital in Germany. The NY Daily News Reports: […]
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan-One of Afghanistan’s most powerful figures, a half-brother of President Hamid Karzai, was shot and killed at his home on Tuesday. Ahmed Wali Karzai, the so-called “King of Kandahar,” was gunned down by one of his own body guards, according to multiple reports. “I confirm that Ahmed Wali was killed inside his house,” a […]
WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce his plans to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan, bringing the number of troops to its lowest total since the USA invaded Afghanistan in 2001. The U.K. Telegraph reports: July 22, 2011 – Obama to announce timetable of withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Administration officials told the New York […]
The New Yorker has unearthed a horrible secret related to the staffing of military bases in the Middle East. Companies that are contracted by the United States to provide support services to bases in locations like Afghanistan routinely lure women far from their homes to be employees, where they become trapped.
BY CARLITO RODRIGUEZ “They got him, yo. They got Bin Laden.” That’s how I heard. Unlike other hip-hop journo cum Twitter pundits whose daily grind requires them to keep eyes glued to the tube (“flatscreen” just doesn’t do it for me, sorry) while thumb-typing their way into relevance at 140 characters a minute, my May […]
AFGHANISTAN-Afghani protesters have stormed the U.N. compound in Afghanistan and killed eight staffers, beheading two, over Pastor Terry Jones recent burning of the Koran. The New York Daily News reports: Armed with guns seized from guards and fueled by outrage over Pastor Terry Jones’ March 20 desecration of the Islamic holy text, the protesters reportedly […]
Washington — A 22-year-old U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three unarmed Afghan civilians in a war crimes probe that implicates a dozen members of his platoon and has raised some of the most serious criminal allegations to come from the war in Afghanistan. ALSO READ: Justin Bieber, Rihanna Team Up For […]
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