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​American ‘democracy on the march’ not in its favor

Source: Russia Today

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The Kurds are moving towards de facto independence, while the rest of the country is falling under ISIS control as they set about establishing a fundamentalist caliphate. And meanwhile America is in the humiliating position of having to beg Iran for help to contain the consequences of its own mistakes in Iraq. So far, the central government of Syria has managed to hold off the jihadist insurgents, but here also ISIS ...
Full article at: Russia Today Jul 2 2014, 7:27am CDT
 

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Saying No to Kerry: It's Getting to Be a Habit in the Middle East

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com When it comes to pure ineptness, it's been quite a performance -- and I'm sure you've already guessed that I'm referring to our secretary of state's recent jaunt to the Middle East. You remember the old quip about jokes and timing. (It's all in the...) In this case, John Kerry turned the first stop on his Middle Eastern tour into a farce, thanks to impeccably poor timing. He landed in President Abdel Fattah ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 30 2014, 7:47am CDT
 

Baghdad offers legal assurances to US advisers in Iraq

Source: Channel News Asia

Vice President Biden Hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki At The Naval Observatory
WASHINGTON: Iraq has offered legal guarantees to shield US special forces operatives sent to the country as advisers to assess how to help its forces battling a lightning advance by Sunni radicals.The White House said on Monday that the guarantee had been provided by the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in a formal diplomatic note to Washington. A view of the Iraqi capital ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 23 2014, 3:17pm CDT
 

Denver Firms Play Role In New City In Afghanistan

Source: CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – It is another crossroads in the difficult history of Afghanistan. Two major events are taking place that will play a big role in determining if it is on the path to peace and prosperity or turn another corner down a very dark road. First is the outcome of the presidential election. With Hamid Karzai leaving center stage the outlook is uncertain on how a new leader will impact the deep divisions within t ...
Full article at: CBS Denver Jun 16 2014, 6:53pm CDT
 

Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident In Afghanistan

Source: Outside the Beltway

The U.S. suffered one of its worst days in the Afghanistan War in recent memory, and it wasn’t due to an enemy attack: KABUL, Afghanistan — Five American Special Operations service members and at least one Afghan soldier were killed when a coalition aircraft accidentally unleashed an airstrike on their position in southern Afghanistan, one of the deadliest instances of friendly fire in more than a decade of war, Afghan and American officials said Tuesday. The incident occurred Monday nig ...
Full article at: Outside the Beltway Jun 10 2014, 7:43am CDT
 

Female Afghan cabbie meters out election advice

Source: Asia One

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan - When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights - and she hopes the country's next president will also listen to her arguments.Bahai has been driving the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif city for 10 years, during which Afghanistan has experienced huge changes, including limited improvements in the lives of many women after the harsh years o ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 10 2014, 1:21am CDT
 

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Pakistan airport raid kills 28 as Taliban vow vengeance

Source: Channel News Asia

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KARACHI: Twenty-eight people were killed as Pakistan's military fought an all-night battle Monday with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests, leaving a nascent peace process in tatters.Ten militants were among the dead, officials said, as Pakistan's biggest city witnessed a return of the kind of spectacular offensive waged before by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 9 2014, 6:18am CDT
 

Afghanistan flood kills at least 80, leaves thousands homeless

Source: National Post

GUZIRGA I-NUR, Afghanistan — More than 80 bodies have been found after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s mountainous and remote north, a provincial official said Sunday, as police and villagers scoured the rugged terrain for missing people. Lt. Fazel Rahman, the police chief in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province, said the death toll from Friday’s flash flooding had climbed to 81 from 54. The flood destroyed some 850 houses across several ...
Full article at: National Post Jun 8 2014, 2:14pm CDT
 

U.S. military may pursue desertion charge on soldier who was held captive by Taliban for five years

Source: National Post

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. Dempsey also told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his plane that Bergdahl’s next promotion to staff sergeant, which was set to happen soon, is no longer automatic becaus ...
Full article at: National Post Jun 3 2014, 1:06pm CDT