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Canadian judge rules ex-Gitmo sentence has expired

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian judge has ruled that a war crimes sentence for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has expired. Monday’s ruling means he no longer faces the threat of returning to prison. The Canadian-born Khadr was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops at a suspected al-Qaida compound in Afghanistan. […]
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Road to Endgame: ‘Iron Man’ Built the Foundation of the MCU Using Charm and Military Fantasy

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit all 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” First up:  Iron Man and the foundation of Marvel’s messy political outlook.) At  Comic Con 2006 , Marvel Studios promised an unprecedented four-franchise shared continuity, set to cross over in The Avengers . Thirteen years later, we’re waiting (im)patiently for Iron Man to recover from his cosmic loss alongside Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, the G...
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'The country could fall apart': drought and despair in Afghanistan

As a funding appeal languishes, conflict, poverty and the worst drought for a decade have left millions facing desperate hungerShafiqa watches closely over her six-month-old niece. Lying on a bundle of fabric, Maryam’s legs jut out, thin and pale. When they arrived at hospital two weeks ago, she could hardly breathe. Her body was swollen with malnutrition, her lips and fingers were blue.There are 24 children being treated at Mofleh paediatric hospital’s malnutrition ward, on the outskirts of Her...
Tags: Food security, Conflict and arms, Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, World news, Global development, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Malnutrition, Nutrition and development

Its Territory May Be Gone, but the U.S. Fight Against ISIS Is Far From Over

Thousands of Islamic State fighters are still at large in Iraq and Syria, rearming and regrouping. And the group pose threats elsewhere, in Afghanistan, West Africa and the Philippines.
Tags: United States Defense and Military Forces, United States Politics and Government, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Khorasan, Defense Department, Baghdadi, Abu Bakr al, Votel, Joseph L, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Libya, Iraq, Philippines, Syria, Africa

U.S. forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By AMIR SHAH KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the war-wrecked country even as Washington has stepped up efforts to find a way to end the 17-year war, America’s longest. The U.S. and NATO Resol...
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news analysis: ‘Women Here Are Very, Very Worried’

Afghan women used to be championed by almost everyone. Now they’re all but forgotten.
Tags: Women's Rights, Women and Girls, Afghanistan War (2001-, United States Politics and Government, Taliban, Terrorism, Afghanistan

US Forces Report That Two American Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the war-wrecked country even as Washington has stepped up efforts to find a way to end the 17-year war, America’s longest. The U.S. and NATO Resolute S...
Tags: News, Afghanistan, AP story, War, Kate Riga

U.S. Forces Say 2 American Soldiers Were Killed During an Operation in Afghanistan

No information has been given about the soldiers' names or how they died
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Two American service members killed in Afghanistan operation

The unnamed service members were killed in action on Friday, US and Nato mission saysTwo American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan, officials said.The US and Nato Resolute Support mission said the Americans were killed while conducting an operation on Friday. In accordance with US defense department policy, the names of the service members killed in action were being withheld until after notification of the next of kin. Continue reading...
Tags: Afghanistan, US news, South and Central Asia, World news, US military, US foreign policy

Missing Flowers and Bitter Politics Put a Damper on Afghan Nowruz Party

Nothing ever completely stops the sprawling Persian New Year party in Mazar-i-Sharif. But fears of factional violence cast a chill on the revelry this year.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, New Year, Noor, Ashraf, Mazar, Ghani, Politics And Government, Afghanistan War (2001-, Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan, Atta Mohammed, Nowruz Party

Looking For Happiness In The 3rd Least Happy Country In The World

Afghanistan ranks extremely low on the World Happiness Report, released for World Happiness Day on March 20. But that doesn't mean it is a place devoid of happiness.(Image credit: Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images)
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On this anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, make a decision about the AUMF

Today is the anniversary of the March 20, 2003 invasion of Iraq. That day added to what is now nearly 18 years of ongoing war. We deployed over 175,000 troops on that day, and doubled the number of wars we were engaged in.  We also set down a path committing the families of millions of servicemembers and veterans to bear the sacrifices required by these wars. On that day, I was a junior officer stationed on a Navy warship in the Arabian Gulf, in support of the invasion of Iraq. At that time, I w...
Tags: Congress, Navy, California, Opinion, Iraq, Sport, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, Middle East, Somalia, Yemen, Niger, U S Navy, Arabian Gulf, Newsom

Kabul Dispatch: Bombed by ISIS, an Afghan Wrestling Club Is Back: ‘They Can’t Stop Us’

The wrestlers of the Maiwand club have taken their revenge. Their gym is bigger, better and busier than it was before.
Tags: Isis, News, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Kabul, Wrestling, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Kabul (Afghanistan, Maiwand

UN says 122,600 Afghans in need of aid after severe floods

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says recent flooding in Afghanistan has left more than 122,600 people in need of assistance. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement late on Tuesday that the flooding has affected 14 out of the country’s 34 provinces. Thousands of houses have […]
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From the Paras to civvy street: Life after the Army

Photographer Ed Gold interviewed soldiers who served in Afghanistan and asked them about their lives outside of the Army.
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Argument analysis: Sorting out a thorny statute-of-limitations question in False Claims Act case

The Supreme Court engaged in a relatively lively argument today over a thorny issue of statutory interpretation under the False Claims Act: how two separate statute-of-limitations provisions apply to whistleblower, or “qui tam,” actions when the federal government has not intervened in a suit brought by a private party, or relator. “These types of actions are exceptional in many ways,” Chief Justice John Roberts observed about the qui tam suits brought under the 1863 statute that was meant to ba...
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Run, Hide Or Fight, NZ Hero Abdul Aziz Choose To Fight ~ VIDEO

Opinion NZ Resident and Hero, Abdul Aziz USA – -( The following is an old article I wrote back in 2007 that I have updated in reverence to the evil shooting at two Muslim houses of worships in the nation of New Zealand. As an Air Force lieutenant, I was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, and trained to be an Army Infantry officer. During the patrolling phase of training, we learned how to set up an ambush and stop the enemy cold as they walked past. We also learned that the enemy ...
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Afghanistan: The children caught in conflict

Photographer Andrew Quilty captured stories of children affected by conflict in Afghanistan.
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Partisan polarization and America’s perpetually ballooning national debt

Last week, President Trump submitted his 2020 budget to Congress. It reflects familiar policy priorities. Recipients of food stamps, public housing, and Medicaid will have to show they are working or actively seeking work. (That standard already exists for federal welfare.)  Savings are asserted in Medicare and Social Security Disability programs from eliminating fraud and tougher negotiations on prescription drug prices. Money for EPA, climate change and renewable energy research, and the US di...
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Diamondback’s New & Improved DB9 Gen 4 – Video Review

Diaomondback DB9 Gen 4 by GBGuns U.S.A.-( When the DB9 from Diamondback Firearms was originally released it was one of, if not them smallest and thinnest 9mm pistols in the world.  The feat of creating a pocket 9mm roughly the size of most pocket .380 ACP pistols however did not go without compromise or criticism.  Instead of appreciating that Diamondback had found a way to make such a gun, consumers complained. Most of the complaints were a simply matter of not understanding th...
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Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
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Players Say Soccer Chief Sexually Abused Them for Years. He May Still Win.

Some women who accused the head of the Afghan soccer federation of assaulting them are now being threatened into withdrawing charges, a leading player says.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Soccer, Sex Crimes, Sexual Harassment, Kabul (Afghanistan

Afghanistan defeat Ireland to record first Test victory

Afghanistan earn their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helps them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland.
Tags: Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat

Afghanistan earn first Test win with seven-wicket success over Ireland

Afghanistan earn their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helps them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland.
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat

Afghanistan win first cricket Test

Afghanistan earn their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helps them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat

'A historic day for Afghanistan' - Asghar Afghan

Captain praises Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai and Waqar Salamkheil for setting up the victory by bowling Ireland out for 172 in the first innings
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Waqar Salamkheil, Rashid Khan Yamin Ahmadzai

Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win

Rahmat Shah made his second fifty of the match and put on a century stand for the second wicket with Ihsanullah, who was there at the end with an unbeaten 65, as Afghanistan registered their first Test win
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Cricket, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah Ihsanullah

Who Are The Private Contractors Fighting In Iraq And Afghanistan? An Inside Look At This Invisible Military Force

A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
Tags: Iraq, Defense, Afghanistan, This Invisible Military Force

American Classic Commander 1911 Pistol ~ VIDEO Review

YouTube personality, Graham Baates, gives us a video review of the American Classic Commander from Eagle Imports. USA – -( Eagle Imports has been sneaking some incredibly high-value 1911s into the US market from Metro Arms.  Under their four brands of American Classic, Llama, Metro Arms, and SPS 1911 fans and newbies alike can find something built to the trim of their preference with a high chance of it costing much less than expected.  On the surface a purist might reject the i...
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Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in western Afghanistan

At least 50 members of the Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban in a fight for control of Afghanistan's western province of Badghis that has created heavy casualties, officials said. Fighting in Afghanistan has intensified even as Taliban and U.S. officials finished the latest round of peace talks on Tuesday, with both sides citing progress. Afghanistan usually sees a marked increase in violence in spring.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Badghis