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Afghanistan

4 Gitmo prisoners repatriated to Afghanistan
The US Department of Defense announced that four Afghan detainees who had been held for over a decade at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have been returned to their home country as part of a push to eventually close the detention center.

20.12.2014 19:56

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

Afghan civilian casualties, injuries to reach 10,000 in 2014 – UN
Combined civilian casualties in Afghanistan will top 10,000 deaths and injuries this year, the UN has estimated, noting the highest civilian death toll on record and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to previous year.

20.12.2014 00:10

German troops to stay in Afghanistan in NATO-led mission
German MPs have approved a resolution to extend the country’s troops in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led training and advisory mission.

19.12.2014 04:37

Leaked CIA report says targeted killing programs could backfire
Drone strikes and other targeted counterinsurgency programs aimed at capturing or killing “high-value targets” belonging to militant groups could be effective if coupled with larger strategic goals, the CIA believes, but they could also backfire.

19.12.2014 00:22

‘Taliban seeks media attention, keeping people in fear’
Fear of the Taliban pushes people either to join them or to side with the government and fight them, but civilians mainly tend to join radicals as it is easier to do so, Middle East expert Catherine Shakdam told RT.

16.12.2014 10:45

America’s Afghan war bill: $1 trillion and rising!
The Afghanistan war has cost the United States around $1 trillion and will consume billions dollars more in the future, after the 13-year war ends later this month, according to the Financial Times and independent reports.

15.12.2014 17:57

Afghan ‘Bruce Lee’ spins the web with his kung fu
Meet Afghanistan’s Bruce Lee look-alike, Abbas Alizada! The 20-year-old from Kabul, nicknamed 'Bruce Hazara,' not only bears a striking physical resemblance to the famous kung fu legend, but also manages to pull off his martial arts moves.

11.12.2014 18:40

US closes Bagram detention center in Afghanistan
The US Defense Department announced it has closed the Bagram detention center and now has zero detainees in its custody in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

10.12.2014 21:22

NATO cooperation must be resumed to prevent chaos in Afghanistan – Russia's chief of General Staff
The Afghanistan situation will likely worsen as NATO troops withdraw and focus on fighting ISIS, says Gen. Valery Gerasimov, Russia's chief of General Staff. He urges the revival of international cooperation in the region to avoid a worst-case scenario.

10.12.2014 15:34

UK complicit? US Senate report reveals CIA torture and deception of Congress
Following the release of a long-awaited report examining the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11, Britain’s previously undisclosed role in the controversial rendition program is somewhat clearer.

09.12.2014 09:34

Hagel defends raid that ended with death of two hostages
​A botched rescue attempt led by American special forces over the weekend ended with the deaths of two hostages. Nevertheless, the United States secretary of defense is standing by the Pentagon's protocols.

08.12.2014 17:56