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Afghanistan

US Marine prosecuted for urinating on Afghan corpses found dead
A Marine who was prosecuted for a 2011 video that depicted he and other Marines urinating on corpses of Taliban members was found dead on Wednesday. His death did not appear to be a suicide, his lawyer told Marine Corps Times.

15.08.2014 17:29

​Pentagon 'defies Congress to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan'
Despite the anti-Russian sanctions drive, the US DoD opposes American lawmakers in wanting to buy Russian-made helicopters for the Afghan forces, said Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport.

14.08.2014 08:40

Bergdahl platoon mates plan book, movie about his ‘premeditated’ desertion
A half-dozen American troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the United States Army soldier who spent nearly six years in Taliban custody before being released in June, are planning a book about the ordeal.

13.08.2014 19:24

​US, NATO war crimes against thousands of Afghan civilians ignored - Amnesty
Apparent war crimes committed by US and NATO troops in Afghanistan have gone uninvestigated, leaving the families of thousands of the victims without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report.

11.08.2014 10:02

US allies cultivated Islamic State. Now IS plans to 'raise flag of Allah in White House'
As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group, that owes its ascendance to funding from US allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you.

08.08.2014 14:12

​A not so ‘frozen’ conflict in the South Caucasus
As the world is preoccupied with the events unfolding in Gaza and eastern Ukraine, another zone of conflict has flared up in the South Caucasus.

08.08.2014 14:53

MoD confident Afghan forces are prepared for troop withdrawal
An MoD spokesman said he is confident Afghan forces are ready to assume control from foreign troops to fight the Taliban, and provide security in the fragile country. His comments follow an alleged green-on-blue attack that left one US general dead.

07.08.2014 08:36

US military to begin questioning of ex-POW Bergdahl
The US military will begin questioning former US prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday regarding his 2009 capture in Afghanistan by the Taliban, according to Bergdahl’s lawyer.

06.08.2014 14:07

​‘Afghan armed forces have serious problem with discipline’
The Afghan armed forces are not cohesive and there are problems with checking and investigating recruits, making sure that the army is properly recruited and trained, Middle East expert Deepack Tripathi told RT.

06.08.2014 12:23

2-star US general killed in Afghan green-on-blue attack
A gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on allied troops, killing a US army two-star major general and wounding 15 coalition troops, including a German brigadier general and two Afghan generals.

05.08.2014 13:31

Pakistani man sues UK govt for complicity in decade of torture
A Pakistani citizen is suing Britain’s Ministry of Defense and Foreign Office for complicity in brutal torture and abuse he had to endure between 2004 and 2014. The man’s lawyers say the UK is responsible for his illegal rendition to an Afghan jail.

29.07.2014 19:03

Thousands of guns unaccounted for by Afghan security forces
Information on nearly three-quarters of a million guns purchased by the US for the Afghan National Security Forces is either missing or duplicated, an audit of SIGAR inspectors revealed, sparking fears they could have ended up in Taliban hands.

28.07.2014 05:20