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Afghanistan

'Geopolitical Robin Hood??' Blair bites back, blames Islam for terror, not Iraq war
Former British PM Tony Blair, who is currently the subject of a public inquiry into the Iraq war, claims “radical Islam” is the “key challenge” the West faces today. He said terrorism is inextricably linked to this “dangerous” variant of Islam.

05.12.2014 18:39

Afghan conference: World leaders worry over dwindling aid & Taliban resurgence
Afghanistan's president is urging world leaders not to abandon his country but instead make long-term commitments amid the withdrawal of most foreign troops and a surge in Taliban attacks.

04.12.2014 13:02

Afghan Taliban attacks rise, UK ex-army chief plays down resurgence fears
The rash of Taliban assaults on a former British military base and attacks in Kabul should not be a reason for “talking up the number of attacks” in Afghanistan, the former head of the British Army says.

03.12.2014 09:21

'Kabul Taliban attack proves entire US-led campaign was a failure'
This week’s Taliban attack on a British diplomatic vehicle indicates that the years of western occupation of Afghanistan failed at every level and did not manage even to improve the security situation in Kabul, Chris Bambery, political analyst, told RT.

28.11.2014 12:25

Mother’s revenge: Afghan woman 'kills 25 Taliban' after son shot dead
An Afghan mother, enraged by the Taliban’s fatal shooting of her policeman son, has allegedly helped to kill 25 militants. She rushed to a police outpost near her home upon hearing gunfire, before her adrenalin took over and she “began to shoot back.”

27.11.2014 13:16

British embassy vehicle hit in suicide attack in Kabul; at least 5 killed
A suicide bomber on motorcycle blew himself up within a convoy of foreign troops in the east of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday. Medics report of five dead and 34 injured. The UK Foreign Office confirms one Briton is among those killed.

27.11.2014 06:43

‘Washington, the Hollywood of politics’: story behind Hagel’s exit
Chuck Hagel’s disagreement with Obama’s position on the Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan wars is most likely behind his resignation. The administration didn’t expect him to speak against the White House, former State Department official Matthew Hoh told RT.

26.11.2014 16:50

Menace of hypocrisy: Neocon propagandist frets over Russia’s ‘weaponization of information’
There was a strong whiff of hypocrisy in the Washington air on November 13 when the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) hosted a discussion of a report entitled ‘The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture, and Money’.

26.11.2014 08:10

Endless war? US increases number of troops in Afghanistan yet again
In a dramatic about-face, the US is considering increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan by up to one thousand in 2015, several sources told Reuters. The plans follow President Obama’s secret order to widen the US military’s role in Afghanistan.

25.11.2014 17:47

‘US Defense Secretaries come and go - war machine continues to roll on’
Regardless who is the US Secretary of Defense, there will always be Washington’s basic policy strategy around the desire to control the whole map and use the military to shape the entire world, anti-war activist Eugene Puryear, told RT.

25.11.2014 08:30

It takes 28 civilian lives to kill a single terrorist leader – UK human rights group
Eliminating a specific terrorist leader is a ‘targeted killing’ according to the US. However, Britain’s Reprieve human-rights group calculated that it takes about 28 innocent lives to take out a single terrorist leader, often with multiple drone strikes.

25.11.2014 05:56

New Afghan govt mulls lifting ban on night raids – with US participation
As US-led NATO forces get the green light for conducting military operations beyond the 2014 deadline, Kabul has reportedly lifted the ban on controversial night raids in the ongoing battle against Taliban insurgents.

24.11.2014 08:16