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Cowardice and Exoneration in Kunduz

"The people are being reduced to blood and dust. They are in pieces." The doctor who uttered these words still thought the hospital itself was a safe zone. He was with Doctors Without Borders, working in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where the Taliban and government forces were engaged in hellish fighting and civilians, as always, were caught in the middle. Show More Summary

Revealed: Prince donated more than $20,000 to charity caring for orphans in Afghanistan

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Prince was famous worldwide for his music and extravagant outfits, but he was also a secret philanthropist in war-torn Afghanistan, quietly donating thousands to Scout masters caring for young orphans, a charity told AFP Thursday. The pop icon, who died suddenly last month at the age of 57, gave...

Taliban Threatens Afghan Boy for Wearing Messi Shirt

A five-year-old Afghan boy who became famous after making a Lionel Messi jersey out of a plastic bag was threatened by the Taliban and was forced to flee Afghanistan.

Peace is at Hand in Afghanistan -- Or Not

"Peace is at hand." Americans of a certain age will remember the phrase. It was spoken by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1972, in reference to the war in Vietnam. Today, I can with the same degree of confidence say that peace is at hand in Afghanistan. Kissinger's was famously wrong in '72. Show More Summary

Doctors Without Borders condemns “epidemic” of hospital attacks as “acts of terror” in chilling U.N. address

MSF President Joanne Liu blasted the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen in heart-wrenching Security Council briefing

US Embassy in Afghanistan Warns of Increased Terror Attack Threat in Kabul

US citizens should take steps to enhance their personal safety, the US embassy in Afghanistan said.

Book excerpt: "Red Platoon"

In his new memoir Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha recounts the October 2009 Taliban attack on a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan

'Little Messi' And His Family Say Threats Forced Them To Flee Afghanistan

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi became a sensation when a photo of him wearing a Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag went viral. Now his father says the family received threatening phone calls.

Green Beret Who Confronted Child Rapist in Afghanistan Reinstated

?A decorated United States Army Green Beret who faced involuntary discharge for confronting an Afghan police commander who raped a 12-year-old child will be exonerated and reinstated, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records confirmed last week.

Afghan boy's family forced to flee Taliban after he receives autographed Lionel Messi jersey

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Young Murtaza Ahmadi is still a huge fan of soccer superstar Lionel Messi. "Messi, you know how much I like you," the 5-year-old originally from Afghanistan told the BBC. "Now I want you to invite me so I can come and meet you." That might be one of the few things that hasn't changed for the boy...

Young Messi Fan Exits Afghanistan Over Kidnap Fears

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A young Afghan fan of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has fled his home and gone to Pakistan because his family feared he could be kidnapped after he became an unlikely internet sensation, the boy's uncle...Show More Summary

Threats force boy who wore plastic Lionel Messi jersey to leave Afghanistan

Earlier this year, a 5-year-old boy in Afghanistan made headlines after he was photographed wearing a Lionel Messi jersey fashioned out of a plastic bag. News eventually reached Messi himself, and the Afghan soccer federation tried to arrange a meeting between the boy and the Argentine legend who plays professionally in Spain. Murtaza Ahmadi eventually […]

RELIGION OF PEACE UPDATE: Afghan boy’s family flees Afghanistan in wake of viral Lionel Messi phot…

RELIGION OF PEACE UPDATE: Afghan boy’s family flees Afghanistan in wake of viral Lionel Messi photos. “Life became a misery for us,” said Ahmadi, speaking to The Associated Press over the telephone from Quetta. He added that the family didn’t want to leave Afghanistan, but the threats were just getting more and more serious. Ahmadi […]

Failed US Foreign Fighter Training Could Out-Scandalize the Panama Papers

Over recent years Washington has started a large number of training programs for the opposition forces in Syria, Afghanistan and other hot spots, spending considerable amounts of taxpayers’ money without ever achieving their stated objectives. The investigation into these failures could produce a larger bang than the so-called Panama Papers.

Why "life became a misery" for Afghanistan's "Messi boy"

5-year-old boy's homemade shirt won him attention from his soccer hero Lionel Messi, but it all backfired

Next US Administration Should Avoid Withdrawal - Ex-Afghan Ambassador

Former Afghan ambassador and senior government advisor Omar Samad claims that US support for Afghanistan should continue after President Barack Obama leaves office next year.

Afghanistan to Fight Taliban, Remain Open for Peace Talks - Ex-Envoy

The Afghan government will mount an offensive against the Taliban while leaving the opportunity for future peace talks open to the militant group, former Afghan ambassador and senior government advisor Omar Samad told Sputnik.

Daesh Unable to Alter Afghan Strategic Situation - Former Interior Minister

Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan Ali Jalali claims that Daesh faction inside of Afghanistan poses a threat, but does not have strategic consequences for the country’s future.

Two NY Brothers Who Served in Afghanistan Awarded Bronze Stars

Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.

All That Was Left of Them

This is the fifteenth year of the War on Terror, which began with the ill-advised American invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001—an improbable response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon by a group of overwhelmingly Saudi jihadists (albeit trained by Al Qaeda). Show More Summary

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