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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.