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POTD: Bundeswehr Testing New G95K at Yuma Proving Ground

Last August the German Ministry of Defence brought the Bundeswehr’s newest rifle to the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona for testing. The G95K was put through gruelling environmental testing which simulated real-world conditions similar to those found in Afghanistan. The G95K, based on the HK 416 A7, was adopted for the KSK (German Special Forces) back […] Read More … The post POTD: Bundeswehr Testing New G95K at Yuma Proving Ground appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Afghanistan, Ministry Of Defence, Arizona, US Army, Bundeswehr, Potd, Yuma Proving Ground, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Heckler & Koch, Hk416, KSK, HK G95, AR Patterned, G95K


Justin Trudeau's unlikely doppelganger on Afghan talent show sends Twitter into overdrive

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unlikely doppelganger more than 6,000 miles away on the Afghanistan talent competition "Afghan Star."            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Afghanistan, Usa Today, Justin Trudeau


Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America


FIFA maintains Afghan soccer boss’ ban during abuse probe

ZURICH (AP) — Implicated in sexual and physical abuse of female players, Afghanistan soccer federation president Keramuudin Karim has lost a first legal battle with FIFA. FIFA says chief ethics judge Vassilios Skouris dismissed Karim’s appeal against a 90-day interim ban while an investigation continues. Ethics investigators secured the provisional ban, which can be extended […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Afghanistan, Fifa, Zurich, FIFA FIFA, Karim, Vassilios Skouris, Keramuudin Karim


Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

Wedding singer Abdul Salam Maftoon was called the Canadian prime minister’s ‘lost twin’ after appearing on Afghan StarAn Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country.Abdul Salam Maftoon, a wedding singer from a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province of Badakhshan, had never even heard of his more famous doppelganger until a judge on the popular television music contest Afghan Star po...
Tags: Americas, World news, Afghanistan, Canada, Justin Trudeau, Badakhshan, Abdul Salam Maftoon


New Facebook Small Business Podcast 3.5 Degrees Launched Today

Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) new podcast exploring the unique interactions of small businesses in our shrinking internet-based world launched today. “Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection,” is named after a 2016 study released by the social media giant that found the internet has brought everyone closer together, halving what was once thought to be the six degrees of separation between people down to three. The inaugural episode “The Power of Social Good” features TOMS founder Blake Myco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Ge, Iraq, Sales, Startup, Afghanistan, Breaking News, Jake Wood, TOMS, Team Rubicon, McDonald, Bryan, Fischer, U S Treasury Department


More than 40 wounded in a truck bomb blast in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a truck bomb detonated in the capital Kabul, wounding scores. Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar says that more than 40 wounded people were taken to hospitals in the capital. Najib Danish spokesman for the interior ministry sad that a truck bomb explosion took place near the Green Village […]
Tags: News, World, Afghanistan, Nation, Kabul, Interior Ministry, KABUL Afghanistan, Health Ministry, Najib Danish, Green Village, Nation & World, Wahidullah Mayar


Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Supreme Court, Washington, Iraq, Ap, Afghanistan, The Supreme Court


B-2 Spirit

With its precision, stealth, long-range capability and payload capacity, the B-2 Spirit is one of the most versatile airframes in the Air Force’s inventory. The combination of its unique capabilities enables global reach and allows the Air Force to bypass the enemy’s most sophisticated defenses. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new...
Tags: Ge, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, History, Afghanistan, Military, Asia Pacific, Libya, Air Force, Kansas City, General Electric, Kosovo, South Carolina, Kansas City Royals, Mach


Why Aren’t Evangelical Trump Supporters More Curious About Trump’s Behavior Toward Russia?

The easy answer is that evangelical leaders don’t want to mess up their power relationship with the president. It is easier to rationalize his actions. Even though the same actions from a Democrat president would bring outrage, they have tasted political dominance and don’t want to give it up. There may be other factors. Social psychologists study the role of consistency and cognitive dissonance in maintaining attitudes. Taking a public position helps to solidify that attitude. Also, dissonance ...
Tags: Health, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Russia, Fbi, Afghanistan, Kremlin, Infertility, Mccarthy, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Mueller, Andy McCarthy, Robert Mueller


Why Aren’t Evangelicals More Curious About Trump’s Behavior Toward Russia?

The easy answer is that evangelical leaders don’t want to mess up their power relationship with the president. It is easier to rationalize his actions. Even though the same actions from a Democrat president would bring outrage, they have tasted political dominance and don’t want to give it up. There may be other factors. Social psychologists study the role of consistency and cognitive dissonance in maintaining attitudes. Taking a public position help to solidify that attitude. Dissonance over a ...
Tags: Health, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Russia, Fbi, Afghanistan, Kremlin, Infertility, Mccarthy, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Mueller, Andy McCarthy, Robert Mueller


Dates of Ireland-Afghanistan series in India revised

Cricket Ireland agree to change the dates for their upcoming nine-match series against Afghanistan in India.
Tags: News, India, Afghanistan, Ireland, Ireland Afghanistan


Sopko Afghanistan report

I was off sb for awhile. Did a search of titles for sopko...nothing. $5B for border security is a joke compared to this is a joke if this is even remotely accurate. https://amp-businessinsider-com.cdn....rom%20%251%24s
Tags: Afghanistan, Weapon, General Discussion, Sopko


‘The Taliban Made Me Fight’: What to Do With Child Recruits After They Serve Time?

Afghan children as young as 8 have been imprisoned after being caught preparing suicide attacks. Officials worry about what to do when they grow up.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Detainees, Children and Childhood, Suicides and Suicide Attempts


5 killed in Afghanistan attack

Three attackers entered a Herat Police station in Afghanistan and killed three policemen and two civilians.
Tags: Asia, News, Afghanistan, Herat Police


Afghan official: Gas cylinder blast leaves 9 dead in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least nine people were killed when a gas cylinder exploded in Kabul. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, says several people were also injured in the late Saturday explosion inside a residential house in the Afghan capital. Such incidents are common in Afghanistan, especially […]
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Nation, Kabul, KABUL Afghanistan, Public Health Ministry, Nation & World, Kabul Wahidullah Mayar


5 killed in Afghanistan attack

Three attackers entered a Herat Police station in Afghanistan and killed three policemen and two civilians.
Tags: Cnn, Afghanistan, Herat Police


Rare gemstone particles found in an 8th-century nun's mouth shatter a historical misconception

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Teeth prove women helped produce 8th-century religious manuscripts

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


'A torrent of ghastly revelations': what military service taught me about America – podcast

Training on a base in California, and later serving in Afghanistan, made me confront the reality of American empire, and the injustice that pervades society at home• Read the text version here Continue reading...
Tags: California, America, US news, Afghanistan, US military


Afghanistan bucks global trend with sharp rise in civilian casualties

Number of innocent people killed or maimed in Afghan war rises 36% despite overall fall in casualties worldwideCivilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan from explosive weapons rose by more than a third last year, against a downward trend globally, according to a survey seen by the Guardian.Most of the 4,260 civilians killed or injured in explosions in the country in 2018 – up from 3,119 in 2017 – were victims of suicide attacks, found a report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). Continue readi...
Tags: World news, Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, Global development, Yemen, Conflict and arms




Blue flecks in 900-year-old teeth reveal medieval nun was expert manuscript painter

She was the original blue nun. Scientists studying the skull of a nun who lived nearly 1,000 years ago in a monastery in Germany have made an unusual discovery – fragments of a blue pigment lodged in her teeth. The pigment turned out to be ultramarine, an expensive and very rare painting material made from lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone. They believe it ended up there because the middle-aged nun was an illustrator of lavish medieval religious manuscripts and that she would have licked the e...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Germany, Afghanistan, Frankfurt, Egypt, Harvard University, Tutankhamun, Ohio State University, University of York, Anita Radini, Titian, Perugino, Christina Warinner, Michael McCormick


Afghan adviser in China amid push for ‘long-term stability’

BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan’s national security adviser was in Beijing on Thursday as part of a push by his beleaguered nation for help in ending its 17-year-old war with the Taliban. Hamdullah Mohib met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, telling him Afghanistan is seeking to “bring some long-term stability to our region.” China and […]
Tags: News, China, Ap, Afghanistan, Beijing, Nation, Wang Yi, Nation & World, Chinese Foreign, Taliban Hamdullah Mohib


Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 21 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say a wave of Taliban attacks in western and northern Afghanistan the previous day has killed 21 members of the country’s security forces. Jamshed Shahabi, spokesman for the governor in western Badghis province, says the insurgents overran outposts there, killing six policemen. Council member Shamsul Haq Baeakzai in northern Baghlan […]
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Nation, Taliban, Council, KABUL Afghanistan, Badghis, Baghlan, Nation & World, Jamshed Shahabi, Shamsul Haq Baeakzai


The U.S. Spent $8 Billion on Afghanistan’s Air Force. It’s Still Struggling.

Eleven years after the United States began building an Afghan air force, it remains a frustrating work in progress, even as Taliban gains have increased the need.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Security Forces, Civilian Casualties, United States Defense and Military Forces, Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001-, Afghan Air Force


Cambridge Analytica pleads guilty, faces the first in a probable series of criminal convictions

EU privacy rules force European companies to surrender data they hold on anyone, anywhere; and that includes SCL Elections, which owned Cambridge Analytica, the notorious Facebook data-miner and election-manipulator that extravagantly claimed to have won the election for Donald Trump. Back in 2017, Parsons School of Design prof David Carroll teamed up with PersonalData.io to request data from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica that they hope will reveal the way the targeted ads worked; but Ca...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Elections, UK, Crime, News, Eu, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Ukpoli, Carroll, Trump, Parsons School Of Design, Ico, David Carroll


Air cargo route opens from northern Afghanistan to Turkey, Europe

Afghanistan opened the latest in a series of air cargo trade corridors on Wednesday with the inauguration of a route linking the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif with Istanbul and destinations in Europe.
Tags: Money, Afghanistan, businessNews, Istanbul, Mazar i Sharif, Turkey Europe


Officials say Pakistan on track to eradicate polio in 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan to refuse to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease. Dr. Naima Abid says authorities told visiting head of the World Health Organization, Tedros […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Afghanistan, Nation, Taliban, Pakistan, Islamabad, Naima Abid, World Health Organization Tedros


Afghan envoy hopes 2019 to be year of peace for Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Afghan president’s special peace envoy has expressed hopes the war that has ravaged Afghanistan for over 17 years and cost the United States about $1 trillion will end in 2019. Mohammad Omer Daudzai summed up his optimism in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, saying: “We are naming 2019 […]
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Nation, United States, Associated Press, Islamabad, Nation & World, Mohammad Omer Daudzai