All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘taliban’

Mindy Kaling Mistaken for Malala Yousafzai

Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project and The Office fame experienced a case of mistaken identity at a party recently. She was in New York, attending an after-party for The New Yorker Festival when a man in his 80s–who had likely had a bit too much to drink–began showering her with praise. When he said, “Congratulations on your Nobel Prize!” …

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American General Killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army two star major general was killed today, and 15 other soldiers were wounded, in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. The shooting occurred at Camp Qargha, a military academy situated roughly 11 miles west of Kabul. A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on Americans and other Afghans. The Taliban has claimed responsibility …

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Bowe Bergdahl Claims Taliban Repeatedly Tortured Him

There has certainly been a lot of controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. While some people are questioning how smart–and legal–of a move it was on Obama’s behalf to strike such a deal, others are concerned that the U.S. turned over the prisoners for a deserter and Taliban …

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NATO Helicopter Crash Leaves 5 Dead in Afghanistan

A British helicopter crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan killing five British NATO troops. Maj. Gen. Richard Felton, commander of the Joint Helicopter Command, said the crash was likely “a tragic accident.” “We can confirm that a UK helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today,” said the British Ministry of Defense in a statement. “The incident is under investigation and it would …

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Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack

The voting registration process in Afghanistan continues after Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of the election commission in Kabul on Saturday. Voters lined up outside the registration centers on Sunday as presidential candidates conducted campaign rallies. The presidential elections will be held on April 5. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters was attacked by Taliban fighters using guns and rocket-propelled …

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Hellfire Missiles: U.S. Government Sends Ammunition To Iraqi Forces

To show its continued support to the Iraqi forces against their ongoing campaign against terrorism, the United States has sent 100 Hellfire missiles and other ammunition to Iraq, officials of the U.S. Embassy to Iraq announced on Sunday. According to the Embassy’s official statement, the shipment was sent earlier this month with the purpose of reinforcing the Iraqi Security Forces …

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Taliban Brags About Seizing Military Dog

According to recent reports, a British military dog has been captured by Taliban militants, and they are debating whether to use him against his former handlers. After seizing the dog named DaGarwal (Pashto for Colonel), on December 23, 2013, the Taliban proceeded to upload a video bragging about their newest captive, along with other items that they had collected. “This …

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Taliban Holding Dog Hostage…Whose Dog?

What terrible words can one say about the extremist organization known as the Taliban that has not be repeated a million times in many different languages? I doubt I can think of any new ones, but I can say that this latest episode involving members of this organization is a twist that is so bizarre and ridiculous that it leaves …

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Taliban Captures, Shows Off Coalition Military Dog

Rumors had been circulating since December that the Taliban in Afghanistan had a captured a military dog from coalition forces. Now the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO group that supports anti-insurgent efforts in Afghanistan, confirms that the rumors are true and that the dog was originally part of a British military unit. The Taliban had earlier released a …

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‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment

Warning: Graphic Content in Video Below. Against public outcry (both inside and outside of Afghanistan) governmental representatives for the country are considering reinstating a punishment that many would like to see relegated to the history books under topics such as “cruel and unusual punishments” and “tortures of the past” in spite of the fact that other countries practice these forms …

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New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a statement from the Taliban’s leadership council. Mehsud, in particular was a difficult target to hit, with several previous reports of …

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Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as a special report “The Bravest Girl in the World” on CNN this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Yousafzai has become …

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