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The Guardian: Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul hotel attack ? video report

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:25:13 GMT
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At least six people have been killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen, who were reportedly were wearing suicide vests, entered the hotel on Saturday evening and began shooting before taking a number of staff and guests hostage. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attackAfghan forces end Kabul hotel siege that left at least six dead Continue reading...


The Guardian: Kabul hotel attack: guests 'sprayed with bullets as they ran'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:16:56 GMT
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Witnesses describe scenes of terror as attackers rampaged through Intercontinental hotel Witnesses to a terrorist rampage at a luxury Kabul hotel have described guests being sprayed with bullets as they ran, whole floors engulfed in flames and a security team that fled "without a fight" from gunmen in army uniforms.Thick smoke billowed from Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday as Afghan and western security forces regained control of the building after a 14-hour siege involving dozens of hostages including foreigners. Some guests tried to escape the carnage and a later fire by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies. Continue reading...


NYT: Afghan Forces Retake Control of Kabul Hotel After Deadly Siege

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:04:00 GMT
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Security forces on Sunday near the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the site of a 12-hour gun battle with assailants.


NYT: On Paris's Icy Streets, Migrants Wait for Word on Refuge

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:59:37 GMT
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Jibran, a migrant from Afghanistan, in Paris. At every stop on his journey from his homeland, he has searched for his eldest brother, who fled the Taliban and disappeared three years ago.


CNN Top Stories: Kabul hotel siege: Gunmen kill 6

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:15:29 GMT
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Gunmen killed six people during a 12-hour siege at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, according to spokesmen at Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.


NYT: At Least 5 Killed in Afghan Hotel Attack That Trapped Hundreds of Guests

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:24:06 GMT
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Black smoke rose from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.


CNN Top Stories: Kabul was under warning for attack

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:19:42 GMT
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Gunmen on launched an attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry.


The Guardian: Afghan interpreter for British army denied right to move to UK

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:49:29 GMT
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Military officials express outrage at decision on "˜Ricky', who worked for army for 16 yearsThe British army's longest-serving Afghan interpreter has been been denied the right to relocate to the UK, provoking outrage among senior military officials.The interpreter, known as Ricky, 34, worked for the British military in Afghanistan for 16 years and has been described by senior British officers in reports as showing "unfailing loyalty". Continue reading...


The Guardian: Pakistan frees anti-US cleric from prison on health grounds

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:45:39 GMT
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Release of 93-year-old Sufi Mohammad, a former chief of pro-Taliban group, could increase US-Pakistani tensionsA radical anti-US cleric imprisoned in Pakistan since 2009 has been released from jail on health grounds, his lawyer and prison authorities have said.Sufi Mohammad, 93, is a former chief of the Tehrik Nifaz-e-Sharia Mohammed (TNSM), a banned pro-Taliban group. He became widely known after he went to Afghanistan with thousands of other armed volunteers to help the Taliban fight against Americans after the 2001 US-led invasion. He was captured upon his return to Pakistan. Continue reading...


The Guardian: 'England seemed so close': refugee, 15, crushed to death by Calais lorry

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:42:28 GMT
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Migrants are still travelling to the Channel port, enduring desperate living conditions and dying on the roads, trying to get to BritainA few hours before his death, Abdullah Dilsouz was playing cricket with other child refugees in the wasteland behind the port of Calais. Friends said he was excited to be nearing the end of a long journey from Afghanistan, and optimistic that he would soon be able to join his brother in London.But the 15-year-old was run over by a refrigeration truck on 22 December – one of three asylum-seekers to be killed on the roads outside the port in the past month. A fourth has been seriously injured and remains in a coma in hospital and on Sunday night an Iraqi refugee had his legs severed by a train near Dunkirk. Continue reading...


NYT: The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:16:09 GMT
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Atta Muhammad Noor talking to an aide at the governor's compound in Mazar-i-Sharif. Since being fired by the Afghan president, he has been at work every day.


NYT: U.S. Bombs Afghan Militia Behind Insider Attack, Officials Say

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:00:04 GMT
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American forces and Afghan troops on patrol last year in the Achin district of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Nangarhar has been the deadliest province for American forces in the past year.


The Guardian: Guantánamo inmates claim Trump's 'anti-Muslim bias' fuels their detention

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:30:24 GMT
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Eleven prisoners are petitioning a federal court in Washington to end their indefinite incarceration and are citing the president's campaign commentsEleven Guantánamo inmates are challenging their indefinite detention in the US military camp in Cuba on grounds that Donald Trump's defiant pledge to keep all remaining detainees permanently locked up is fuelled by hostility towards Muslims.The inmate's petition, filed on Thursday in a federal court in Washington, falls on the 16th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 detainees to Guantánamo. The prisoners were brought in shackles from Afghanistan on 11 January 2002 dressed in distinctive orange jumpsuits. Continue reading...


The Guardian: US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:35:06 GMT
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Government warns citizens to avoid Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero amid high levels of crime and cartel violenceThe US state department has warned Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states plagued by crime and drug cartel violence, putting the regions on the same level as war-zones such as Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.In an advisory issued on Tuesday, the state department said "do not travel to" the border state of Tamaulipas, as well as the Pacific coast states of Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Former hostage Joshua Boyle remains in jail after Ottawa court appearance

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:10:14 GMT
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Bail hearing set for 15 January on 15 charges including sexual assaultCanadian and his American wife spent five years in captivity in Afghanistan A Canadian man held captive for years in Afghanistan and charged in his home country with 15 offences has made a brief video appearance in court but will remain in detention awaiting a bail hearing.The judge granted lawyers for Joshua Boyle, 34, more time to prepare for his possible release on bail and scheduled a new hearing for 15 January. Continue reading...


CNN Top Stories: Trump's message: If Afghanistan isn't going well, Pakistan's to blame

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:19:14 GMT
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It's an old tactic for an old war, but it shows the focus and emotions are fresh for the Trump administration. By suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, the White House is striking the first geopolitical blow of its renewed war in Afghanistan. And it's a familiar -- and not entirely unfair -- message: if the war isn't going well, Pakistan is to blame.


NYT: ISIS Suicide Attack Kills at Least 20 in Kabul

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:42:03 GMT
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Ambulances and security forces converged near the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.


BBC World: Afghanistan: Kabul suicide attack kills 11

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:38:46 GMT
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At least five police officers are among the 11 killed by the bombing in Kabul.


CNN Top Stories: Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:26:44 GMT
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A Canadian man who spent five years with his family in militant captivity in Afghanistan was arrested in Ottawa, his lawyer said.


NYT: Canadian Freed From Captivity in Afghanistan Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00:22 GMT
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Joshua Boyle after returning from Afghanistan on October 13.


The Guardian: Joshua Boyle, freed Taliban hostage, arrested for sexual assault

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:18:31 GMT
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Canadian, 34, who was rescued with wife and children from Afghan captivity, is also charged with forcible confinement and making death threatsJoshua Boyle, the Canadian man held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years, has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering death threats.Boyle was rescued in late 2017 in Pakistan, along with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three young children, all of whom were born in captivity. The couple had been abducted while travelling through a mountainous region of Afghanistan. Coleman was more than six months pregnant at the time. Continue reading...


CNN Top Stories: US service member killed in Afghanistan

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:15:26 GMT
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A US service member was killed on Monday in the Achin District of Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, the US military said.






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