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Kabul (TeleSUR) – Gunmen have raided Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, keeping the facility under siege for nearly 12 hours and killing at least 18 people, including four Afghans and 14 foreigners, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has reported. The stand-off between gunmen and police finally came to an end on Sunday, after Afghan forces scanned each floor of the six-story luxuryContinue Reading

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Kabul (NEO) – In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it ofContinue Reading

Islamabad (GPA) – Pakistan has cut off all security ties with Washington according to their Defense Minister. Islamabad unveiled these changes to the public in a speech earlier this week at an event hosted by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) by Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan. ThisContinue Reading

New York (FAIR) – Corporate media have a long history of lamenting wars they themselves helped sell the American public, but it’s rare so many wars and so much hypocrisy are distilled into one editorial. On Monday, the New York Times (10/22/17) lamented the expansion of America’s “forever wars” overseas, without once noting that everyContinue Reading

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Kabul (TNA) – Washington has agreed to classify data on the number of Afghan security forces killed and wounded in the conflict, a US watchdog said, after months of soaring casualties and targeted attacks have eroded morale. The decision was slammed on Monday by the US government’s Special Inspector GeneralContinue Reading

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Kabul (AHT) – Recently The Atlantic published an article promoting the idea of sending mercenaries to Afghanistan to “fix” the country. That idea even made its way to the White House. According to the article, the idea was proposed by the private-military industry at the request of Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist and JaredContinue Reading

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Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers toContinue Reading

Kabul (Tasnim) – A strategic area in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province has fallen to the hands of armed insurgents, local officials said on Wednesday. According to Tasnim dispatches, the officials said the Aq Balaq District in Bilchiragh in the southern part of Faryab Province has fallen to armed insurgents. Abdolkarim Uresh,Continue Reading

Xinjiang, China (EAN) – Chinese authorities are on high alert in western Xinjiang Province after the appearance of an Islamic State propaganda video featuring militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority group. In the 30-minute video, released in late February by the Al-Furat Province division of the Islamic State (IS) inContinue Reading