Ex-Guantánamo prisoner's payout faces challenge from US victims in firefight Ex-Guantánamo prisoner's payout faces challenge from US victims in firefight Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Guantánamo video shows interrogation of sobbing Canadian youth

Ex-Guantánamo prisoner's payout faces challenge from US victims in firefight Ex-Guantánamo prisoner's payout faces challenge from US victims in firefight Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Guantánamo video shows interrogation of sobbing Canadian youth

The widow of an American soldier killed in has turned to a court north of the border in an effort to block the millions of dollars in compensation due to be paid by the Canadian government to Guantánamo Bay’s onetime youngest prisoner. Canada to pay...

US still has no path to peace in Afghanistan, bipartisan senators say US still has no path to peace in Afghanistan, bipartisan senators say US sending almost 4,000 extra forces to Afghanistan, Trump official says Donald Trump's hands-off approach gives US military free rein

US still has no path to peace in Afghanistan, bipartisan senators say US still has no path to peace in Afghanistan, bipartisan senators say US sending almost 4,000 extra forces to Afghanistan, Trump official says Donald Trump's hands-off approach gives US military free rein

After more than 15 years in the US still does not have a strategy for winning peace and is making that goal even more unattainable by hampering diplomacy, a bipartisan group of US senators said in the Afghan capital on Tuesday. The criticism came as...

Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Omar Khadr leaves Guantánamo to return to Canada Canada frees Omar Khadr, once Guantánamo Bay's youngest inmate

Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Omar Khadr leaves Guantánamo to return to Canada Canada frees Omar Khadr, once Guantánamo Bay's youngest inmate

The Canadian government is going to apologise and give millions to , with Canada’s supreme court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances”. An official familiar with the deal said on Tuesday that Omar Khadr wil...

All-girl Afghan robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned All-girl Afghan robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it

All-girl Afghan robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned All-girl Afghan robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it

Six Afghan teenage girls are to compete in person in a global robotics competition in Washington on Sunday after the US . Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it Read more The initial rejection of the team’s vi...

Update for Sunday, July 16, 2017

Update for Sunday, July 16, 2017

Are you old enough to remember when the U.S. invaded Iraq, a little more than 14 years ago? According to George Bush II, we were going to create a democracy in Iraq, allied with the west. It was even supposed to get us a settlement of the Israel-Pale...

Must read for Friday, June 30, 2017

Must read for Friday, June 30, 2017

I'm going to ask you to read this, by Major Danny Sjursen, U.S. Army, in TomDispatch. As I hope readers have figured out by now, I see absolutely no case for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. Neither does Major Sjursen. Do read, but I'll just...

‘Before my brother died, I had dreams’: the Kabul attack that unravelled a family ‘Before my brother died, I had dreams’: the Kabul attack that unravelled a family The female journalists defying taboos and braving death threats in Afghanistan | Sune Engel Rasmussen 'I am a criminal. What is my crime?': the human toll of abortion in Afghanistan

‘Before my brother died, I had dreams’: the Kabul attack that unravelled a family ‘Before my brother died, I had dreams’: the Kabul attack that unravelled a family The female journalists defying taboos and braving death threats in Afghanistan | Sune Engel Rasmussen 'I am a criminal. What is my crime?': the human toll of abortion in Afghanistan

As an only son, Hossein Panahi was his family’s sole provider. He supplied his sisters with clothes, his ailing parents with food and medicine, and built them all a house to live in. His salary meant his two older sisters did not have to marry young...