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Staggering suicide rates for female U.S. veterans

Staggering suicide rates for female U.S. veterans

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Taxpayers fund welfare for returning Muslim terrorists

Taxpayers fund welfare for returning Muslim terrorists

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Obama's war in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan: fate of abducted priest is still unknown

Afghanistan: fate of abducted priest is still unknown

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Criticism of Obama mounts over prisoner swap for soldier who left his post

Criticism of Obama mounts over prisoner swap for soldier who left his post

Five Taliban terrorists were released by Obama to Qatar. Fears abound in the Mideast that Qatar will do little to hinder their movement. Obama's 'arrogance' and 'ignorance'.

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How the United States funds terror

How the United States funds terror

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Nigerian cardinal calls for interfaith respect, but also freedom for Christians

Nigerian cardinal calls for interfaith respect, but also freedom for Christians

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Iraq War may cost taxpayers $6 trillion

Iraq War may cost taxpayers $6 trillion

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Cpl Christopher G. Singer USMC: Semper Fidelis

Cpl Christopher G. Singer USMC: Semper Fidelis

Marine Cpl Christopher Singer left behind a wife and a two-year-old daughter after being killed in action in Afghanistan. Contributions to his widow are being sought. Give what you can.

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America's moral dilemmas exposed in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

America's moral dilemmas exposed in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

What is the true price of the War on Terror?

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How the U.S. can avoid never-ending warfare

How the U.S. can avoid never-ending warfare

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France: Muslim terrorist may have been an informer

France: Muslim terrorist may have been an informer

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Arming the women of Afghanistan

Arming the women of Afghanistan

Arming the women of Afghanistan, who have been raped and tortured by the Taliban, could go a long way in stemming violence in the country.

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Afghan soldier kills NATO trooper

Afghan soldier kills NATO trooper

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Wife witnesses Army hero's death while talking on Skype

Wife witnesses Army hero's death while talking on Skype

Susan Clark was talking on Skype with her husband, CPT Bruce Clark, when the tragedy occurred.

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Afghanistan: The successful start of the Taliban's spring offensive

Fighters on a suicide mission simultaneously attack embassies, NATO buildings and the Afghan parliament in Kabul. All 36 of them are killed. Eight security forces and three civilians also die for a total death toll of 47. "The Taliban hit wherever they wanted. This was a well-prepared and ...

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Australian troops leaving Afghanistan early

Australian troops leaving Afghanistan early

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Does it matter that the shooter in France was Muslim?

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Red Lines in the sand that the U.S. must draw in Afghanistan

Red Lines in the sand that the U.S. must draw in Afghanistan

The Obama administration wants to accomplish two incompatible objectives: it wants the UN Arms Trade Treaty to be a 'strong international standard' AND it wants to avoid being a treaty spoiler.

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France: Muslim terrorist is expected to surrender shortly

France: Muslim terrorist is expected to surrender shortly

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Afghanistan: Red Cross worker: Only education will save Afghan women

Susan Fioretti tells AsiaNews about her 10 years among women of Afghanistan. The formation of public and religious leaders only alternative to extremism that is spreading throughout the country. Fear for the withdrawal of international troops in 2014.

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Afghanistan: United States: After Kandahar massacre, U.S. military fears new Taliban reprisals

Over the weekend a soldier killed 16 civilians, including nine children. Then he turned himself in to his superiors. U.S. President Barack Obama expressed condolences from the government. But the tragedy threatens to undermine the relations between the two countries even further and weaken the ...

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Obama should get America out of Afghanistan today

Obama should get America out of Afghanistan today

Obama has apologized for the burning of some copies of Islam's book, the Koran. Now he needs to turn the page, and abandon Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan: Increased pressure on refugees to leave Pakistan

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Afghanistan: Towards more sustainable solutions for returnees

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Afghanistan: Fifth day of protests over Koran burning. UN headquarters in Kunduz attacked

Toll from unrest rises to 20 dead. Another protester killed in Logar province (eastern Turkey). Afghan workers at Bagram base: U.S. military burned the sacred books of ignoring our pleas.

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Afghanistan: Increasing civilian casualties in Afghanistan, more than three thousand in 2011

According to UN Mission in Afghanistan report, about 77% of the victims due to continue suicide attacks and the violence of groups linked to the Taliban. Since 2007 civilian deaths amounted to 11,800. AsiaNews sources underline the extreme climate of insecurity experienced by the population and ...

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Afghanistan: Time running out for displaced farmers

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Afghanistan Closes Hundreds Of NGOs

Afghanistan has closed nearly 800 NGOs for violating a law requiring regular reporting of their activities.

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A criminal media and dumb Marines

A criminal media and dumb Marines

The media appears to remain nostalgic for war crimes such as the My Lai massacre, without equivalent focus on the crimes committed by Taliban guerrillas.

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General to investigate Marines who urinated on Afghan corpses

General to investigate Marines who urinated on Afghan corpses

Bill Maher and Dana Loesch, talking heads from opposite sides of the political spectrum, both said they would urinate on Afghan corpses if given the chance.

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Afghanistan, video of Marines urinating on dead bodies part of the horrors of war

Afghanistan, video of Marines urinating on dead bodies part of the horrors of war

A Marine Corps official said that at least two of the soldiers were recognized. A source for AsiaNews said that the gesture is part of "the horrors of a war that spares nothing and nobody" and speaks of the lack of knowledge of a land "that they are invading and occupying."

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DoD close to identifying Marines in offending video

DoD close to identifying Marines in offending video

A video surfaced that showed US Marines apparently urinating on the corpses of Taliban combtants. The Marines may be snipers.

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US Marines who urinated on Taliban corpses to be investigated

US Marines who urinated on Taliban corpses to be investigated

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U.S. drone strikes Pakistan

U.S. drone strikes Pakistan

This is the second US drone strike in Pakistan this week. Taliban terrorists were targetted.

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Afghanistan To Open Embassy In Greece

An Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman says Kabul is planning to open an embassy in Greece by the end of March to help deal with illegal Afghan migrants there.

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Islamist narcoterrorism run amok

Islamist narcoterrorism run amok

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Afghanistan: Talks only with moderate Afghan Taliban, Zannini says

For Islam expert at the PISAI, the recent overture by Afghan extremists is a turning point in West’s international stance, but prudence is required. Sources in Afghanistan tell AsiaNews that without real change, concession to the Taliban could endanger the population.

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Afghani bride recovering from excruciating torture

Afghani bride recovering from excruciating torture

Shocking torture endured by 15-year-old bride at the hands of her Muslim husband and in-laws.

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Afghanistan Signs Major Oil Deal With China

The Afghan government has signed a deal with a Chinese company for the development of oil deposits, a project expected to earn Kabul billions of dollars over two decades.

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Afghanistan and regional partners launch UN plan to boost counter-narcotics efforts

Senior officials from Afghanistan and neighbouring countries today launched a United Nations plan to strengthen counter-narcotics efforts and boost regional stability.

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U.S. Catholic bishop goes to Afghanistan to minister to troops

U.S. Catholic bishop goes to Afghanistan to minister to troops

"Spiritual fitness and resiliency are key tools for our personnel serving 'God and Country' in these peace-building efforts."

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New York Times says rape is an Afghan custom

New York Times says rape is an Afghan custom

NYT fails to mention the connection of the abuse of women to Islamic practices.

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Spare a thought for the survivors of America's Shadow Warriors

Spare a thought for the survivors of America's Shadow Warriors

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Remembering Andy Rooney and the cost of America's incursion into Iraq

Remembering Andy Rooney and the cost of America's incursion into Iraq

Who will remember LT. Dustin Vincent when the last U.S. troops leave Iraq? And what would have Andy Rooney had to say about it?

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Afghanistan Gets Another New Political Party

Two of Afghanistan's most feared former militia commanders have joined political forces with a former vice president in launching the National Front of Afghanistan. This new political party aims to change the country's presidential system into a parliamentary democracy.

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Afghanistan: Numbers of returnees down

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Afghanistan and Pakistan To Jointly Investigate Rabbani Assassination

The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan have committed their countries to jointly investigate the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani on a day of talks hosted by their Turkish counterpart.

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