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Afghanistan

Swedish officer sparks Facebook debate over ISIS getting govt assistance over returning veterans
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.

27.01.2015 10:25

‘Obama lying to the world about ISIS’
If President Obama was serious in his intention to destroy ISIS, he would cut the US funding for the terrorist group and get John McCain behind bars for his ugly role in the whole Middle East business, geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl told RT.

21.01.2015 13:07

Afghan war waste: $500k, adobe-style police base melted in rain - report (PHOTOS)
A $500,000 Afghan police training center contracted by the US fell apart four months after completion based on faulty construction, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report on money wasted amid the war effort.

16.01.2015 18:41

Pakistan to ban 12 more terror groups amid ‘paradigm shift’ in security policy
In a move described by experts as “paradigm shift” in its security policy, Pakistan plans to ban 12 terror groups, including notorious Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Haqqani network, which Islamabad has long been reluctant to clamp down on.

15.01.2015 09:21

US military suicide rate stable high for 5 years
The number of suicides in the US military has remained constant after reaching record levels in 2009. In 2014 there were 288 suicides among active-duty personnel, less than 1 percent up from the 286 in 2013, preliminary Pentagon data shows.

14.01.2015 08:59

Afghan interpreters win right to challenge ‘discriminatory’ UK resettlement terms
Afghan interpreters who were employed by the British Army, and whose lives are thought to be in danger, have won the right to challenge the government over unlawful discrimination. They seek to overturn a policy that restricts their entry into Britain.

13.01.2015 15:20

India watches warily as Russia deepens ties with neighbors
How Moscow’s relationships shape up with Beijing and Islamabad will determine not only Indo-Russian ties, but also what kind of influence India will have in the region at large.

10.01.2015 12:12

Taliban poke fun at Afghan leaders on Twitter for inability to form cabinet
After 100 days in office, Afghanistan’s new leaders have still failed to name a new cabinet, causing frustration across the country. Twitter has been awash with jokes, with even the Taliban joining in to poke some fun at the government.

06.01.2015 13:34

Taliban suicide bomb strikes EU vehicle near mission’s HQ in Kabul
A Taliban suicide bomb has hit an EU police vehicle in Kabul. One pedestrian was killed and five others were injured, though no one inside the car was hurt. This is the first attack by the Taliban in 2015 against a foreign target in the Afghan capital.

05.01.2015 13:25

Afghan president: Troops withdrawal deadline may need to be ‘reexamined’
With the US-led coalition pullout in full swing and Afghan forces having assumed full responsibility for national security, the country’s president has called on to President Obama to reconsider a slower withdrawal schedule.

05.01.2015 06:21

Deadly New Year: Tragedies mar festivities around the world
For many people around the world, New Year was a time of celebration and joy, but for some it was quite the opposite. Stabbings, mortar shelling, massive fires and a fatal stampede all hit seasonal revels, causing havoc and heartbreak.

01.01.2015 13:04

Taliban claims victory in Afghan War as NATO ends combat mission
As the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end and allied troops depart, the Taliban has proclaimed itself the victor in the protracted war.

29.12.2014 13:36