YouTube Blocked in Afghanistan Following Violence Tied to Anti-Muslim Video

The government of Afghanistan has blocked YouTube following violent protests in Egypt and the killing of an American diplomat in Libya. “We have been told to shut down YouTube to the Afghan public until the video is taken down,” said…

Journalist Risks Life To Tweet About Taliban Attack

The life of a foreign journalist can be a little tough sometimes. Not every country has the freedom of press rights that we have here in the United States. It can be even tougher to be a journalist in a…

Wife Witnesses Deployed Husband Die Over Skype

An Army wife talking to her deployed husband over Skype is not that strange of an occurrence. Watching her deployed husband die while talking to him over Skype is. This is exactly what happened to the wife of Captain Bruce…

Taliban Website Hacked And Defaced

For once, we have a hacking attack and defacement that might not have anything to do with Anonymous. What seems like the work of somebody within Afghanistan, the Taliban Web site has been attacked and defaced by those who wish…

Fake Hamid Karzai Twitter Account Causes Confusion

One of the biggest stories of the weekend and definitely the biggest story to come out of Afghanistan involves the tragic loss of life that allegedly came at the hands of an American solider. According to multiple reports, an unidentified…

NATO, Taliban Have Twitter Dust-up Following Kabul Attacks

On Tuesday, Taliban forces launched an attack on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack started at about 1 pm local time, with the attackers launching RPGs from a 9-story building that stands within striking distance…

The Taliban on Twitter

It might surprise you to learn that the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group most notable for their harboring Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network, is on Twitter. The account, @alemarahweb, is linked to the official website of the Islamic…