Michael Hughes: The United States is not satisfied with simply intensifying airstrikes and loosening rules of engagements to terrorize the Afghan population because now it appears the White House is tempted to launch a CIA-run covert drone war. “The C.I.A. is pushing for expanded powers to carry out covert drone strikes in Afghanistan and other
Press TV September 9, 2017 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar face systematic atrocities, including torture, rape and murder, which have recently forced several hundred thousands of members of the persecuted minority to seek refuge across the border in neighboring Bangladesh. The Malaysian premier made the remarks while speaking with journalists
September 7, 2017: Hundreds gathered in Kabul to protest the recent killing and persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the country also known as Myanmar. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan) Copyright (c) 2017. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036. Related Some 164,000
VOA News September 4, 2017 A 106-year-old woman thought to be the world’s oldest refugee is set to be deported after being denied asylum in Sweden. Bibihal Uzbeki’s son and grandson carried her on their backs as they fled from Kunduz in northeastern Afghanistan via Iran and Turkey in the hopes of finding haven in
Press TV September 4, 2017 A Nobel laureate and several Muslim nations have strongly denounced and staged protests against Myanmar’s government over persecution of Muslim Rohingya minority in the western state of Rakhine. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, said in a statement posted on social networking website Twitter that her “heart
Salon: As I noted in my article earlier this week, these sworn statements describe Prince as someone who “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe.” His directions have also “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.” If Prince indeed became a so-called viceroy in Afghanistan,
Reuters: Australia’s military watchdog has issued a public plea for information regarding rumours of possible war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan. The ABC reported in July on an alleged cover-up of the killing of an Afghan boy as well as hundreds of pages of leaked defence force documents relating to the secretive operations of the
Reuters: Fatima’s Taliban husband was so controlling that he refused to allow her to bathe and threatened to burn her face if she dared wear makeup, suspicious that his 12-year-old Afghan wife was trying to make herself attractive to other men. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV / August 20, 2017 An investigation team of the United Nations has confirmed that the Taliban and Daesh terrorist groups jointly massacred dozens of people, mostly Shia Hazaras, in an attack that “may amount to a war crime” in a remote northern village in Afghanistan earlier this month. Investigators of the UN Assistance
SBS: According to a report by Swedish outlet Blankspot, centenarian Bibihal Uzbeki is due to be sent back to her home in Afghanistan. One of the world’s oldest asylum seekers, Ms Uzbeki fled the northern Afghan city of Kunduz when the Taliban captured it. Click here to read more (external link).