CIA torture: lawsuit settled against psychologists who designed techniques CIA torture: lawsuit settled against psychologists who designed techniques Creators of the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' program to face trial Torture by another name: CIA used 'water dousing' on at least 12 detainees

CIA torture: lawsuit settled against psychologists who designed techniques CIA torture: lawsuit settled against psychologists who designed techniques Creators of the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' program to face trial Torture by another name: CIA used 'water dousing' on at least 12 detainees

A settlement who were paid tens of millions of dollars to design torture techniques used by the CIA in black-site prisons was announced on Thursday. The terms of the settlement were undisclosed. Two of the plaintiffs in the case, Suleiman Abdullah Sa...

Two US soldiers killed in Taliban suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan Two US soldiers killed in Taliban suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan US plan to improve Afghan intelligence operations branded a $457m failure Dozens killed in bombing of mosque in Afghan city of Herat

Two US soldiers killed in Taliban suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan Two US soldiers killed in Taliban suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan US plan to improve Afghan intelligence operations branded a $457m failure Dozens killed in bombing of mosque in Afghan city of Herat

Two US service members have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Nato convoy near Kandahar, in southern , a Pentagon spokesman said. There was no information on the number of troops wounded. The Taliban quickly took responsibility for the attack...

Update for Saturday, August 5, 2017

Update for Saturday, August 5, 2017

Here's an odd juxtaposition of information. President Ghani is in Iran for the inauguration of re-elected president Rouhani. According to TOLO, the principal matter for discussion between them is water. Apparently Iran objects to dam projects in Afgh...

For Afghanistan's all-girl team, robotics contest represents many victories For Afghanistan's all-girl team, robotics contest represents many victories Senators to Trump: take a 'moral' stand on immigrants Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

For Afghanistan's all-girl team, robotics contest represents many victories For Afghanistan's all-girl team, robotics contest represents many victories Senators to Trump: take a 'moral' stand on immigrants Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

Using remote controllers, the six girls from guided their robot, designed to sort blue and orange balls, down a patch of turf inside the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington DC. Their cheeks were painted with small Afg...

Update for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Update for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Please, God, no: Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals: President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on to a prospect that tantalized previous adminis...

Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it 'I have the right to be here': becoming an American under a Trump presidency

Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it 'I have the right to be here': becoming an American under a Trump presidency

Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition have said they were mystified as the contest’s organisers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto Syrian team had gained visas. The unusual story of the...

New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan Andrew Quilty: my three years photographing Afghanistan's 'forgotten war'

New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan Andrew Quilty: my three years photographing Afghanistan's 'forgotten war'

Once again Australian special forces are being investigated for war crimes. This time it’s for said to have occurred in Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013 involving the deaths of two children. The first involves the alleged unlawful killing of the 14- or 1...