Sunday, 20 April 2014

Gitmo Hearing Halted After FBI Spying Claim

Departing Troops Are Leaving Behind an Explosive Mess in Afghanistan | VICE News

Departing Troops Are Leaving Behind an Explosive Mess in Afghanistan | VICE News

"“I was lucky to survive,” Alizada, who is now an adult and a manager for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, based in Geneva, told VICE News. “I lost a lot of blood, there was no ambulance so I was carried in a truck. I was treated by a surgeon that was not really a surgeon. But I feel really lucky.”"

Former U.S. soldier Goes Public on Pat Tillman Death in Afghanistan

Former U.S. soldier says his friendly-fire shots might have killed Tillman - World - CBC News:
"Tillman gave up a multimillion dollar career as a defensive back with the Arizona Cardinals football team to enlist in the military in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and served in the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, becoming one of the U.S. military's most high-profile service members.
The U.S. military initially said he was shot by enemy fighters in an ambush, but a subsequent investigation determined he was killed by friendly fire."

Right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists to US

Opinion: In U.S., right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists -

"In fact, since 9/11 extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and anti-government militants, have killed more people in the United States than have extremists motivated by al Qaeda's ideology. According to a count by the New America Foundation, right wing extremists have killed 34 people in the United States for political reasons since 9/11. (The total includes the latest shootings in Kansas, which are being classified as a hate crime)."

Saturday, 19 April 2014

CIA Drone Programme in Pakistan

Like India, China too concerned over Taliban, Al-Qaeda return in Afghanistan

Afghanistan News - Like India, China too concerned over Taliban, Al-Qaeda return in Afghanistan:
"The Chinese Government, according to a report in the Daily Excelsior, worried about the emergence of the Taliban and Al Qaeda having a destabilising effect on China's Muslim-dominant Uygur Xinjiang Province, which has suffered from a series of terror attacks in recent times.
Both sides are reported to have discussed their mutual concerns over Afghanistan's stability in the backdrop of plans by the United States and NATO to withdraw their troops from there."

Taliban attack prison in Afghanistan

Afghanistan News - Taliban attack prison in Afghanistan:
"Taliban militants attacked a prison with rockets in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province and set free four inmates, police said Friday." LINK

Ukraine - La Scepticisme Sur L'Accord

Friday, 18 April 2014

Algeria's ailing president wins fourth term

Algeria's ailing president wins fourth term - Middle East - Al Jazeera English:

"President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with 81.53 percent of the vote, Algerian officials say, a victory which his chief opponent says he does not recognise.

Bouteflika's main rival, Ali Benflis, received 12.18 percent in an election which saw 51.78 percent of Algerians cast their ballots, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz told a news conference on Friday."

Is the 'Taliban's negotiator' under house arrest in the UAE?

Is the 'Taliban's negotiator' under house arrest in the UAE? - Threat Matrix:
"Various media outlets are claiming that Agha Jan Mutasim, who has been described as "a leading Taliban peace negotiator" and "one of the key Taliban leaders and who supported Afghan peace initiative," is under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates (see this report from Dawn, which is likely a compilation from the wire services).
While we can't confirm or deny that Mutasim is under house arrest, we are certain that he isn't leading negotiations for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which is the official name of the Afghan Taliban."

US DOD Identifies New Army Casualty News Release: DOD Identifies Army Casualty:
Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained April 12 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Afghan Taliban Report

Afghan Taliban are preparing to wage war... by lodhionline