Update for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Update for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New U.S. strategy in Iraq will have 1,000 U.S. troops conducting combat operations against Taliban and IS. This has happened with essentially no public discussion in the U.S. and no debate in congress. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will go to...

Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police Libyan path to Europe turns into dead end for desperate migrants 'Fake news': Libya seizes on Trump tweet to discredit CNN slavery report

Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police Libyan path to Europe turns into dead end for desperate migrants 'Fake news': Libya seizes on Trump tweet to discredit CNN slavery report

Erik Prince, the founder of the private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in with a proposal involving a privately trained police force that would mirror his company’s work in Afghanistan. The propos...

'I want to study and play sport' – a young asylum seeker in Britain, one year on 'I want to study and play sport' – a young asylum seeker in Britain, one year on Guardian and Observer 2016 charity appeal raises over £1.75m

'I want to study and play sport' – a young asylum seeker in Britain, one year on 'I want to study and play sport' – a young asylum seeker in Britain, one year on Guardian and Observer 2016 charity appeal raises over £1.75m

Ahsanullah Ahsas, a shy, gaunt teenager from Afghanistan, told his traumatic life story ; how he fled his country after the Taliban shot his father in front of him, the terrifying journey across Europe to England where he sought refuge, and how the C...

Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Dear Readers, The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is pleased to join the 2017 Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, the international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs from Nov. 25 through Internatio...

UN says at least 10 civilians died in Afghanistan airstrike, contradicting US UN says at least 10 civilians died in Afghanistan airstrike, contradicting US US airstrikes kill scores of civilians in Kunduz province, Afghans say Prosecutor seeks to investigate Afghan war crimes allegations – and claims of US torture

UN says at least 10 civilians died in Afghanistan airstrike, contradicting US UN says at least 10 civilians died in Afghanistan airstrike, contradicting US US airstrikes kill scores of civilians in Kunduz province, Afghans say Prosecutor seeks to investigate Afghan war crimes allegations – and claims of US torture

The United Nations mission in said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by, despite a US military investigation that found no civilian deaths. In a series of messages on Twitter, the UN Assistance Mission in said interviews with multiple surviv...