Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark top list of countries contributing most to good of humanity as a wholeFor the second year in a row, the UK has slipped in the ranks of the Good Country Index: it still ranks as doing more good and less harm than 150 other countries, with Afghanistan in last place, but is now in eighth place after Ireland.The top three are the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark, on the index created using 35 separate indicators to rank the countries that contribute most to the greater good of humanity rather than for their own citizens. Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: afghanistan | Maryam Mehtar in the office where she works in Kabul, Afghanistan. She said on a recent morning that she had already been harassed or assaulted at least five times.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | MPs poised to legalise same-sex marriage after marathon campaign while standoff over citizenship reaches uneasy truce. Follow here for all the day's events 1.53am GMT Lo and behold, this debate has me agreeing with Andrew Laming again."As far as I am concerned the armed forces are an apparatus of the state. The state has agreed to a broadened definition of marriage. If you are a seconded religious chaplain from the church, an exemption exists for you. But if you are not, you are part of the state's apparatus, that is the armed forces, you follow a chain of command."This is a matter for the Chief of the Defence Force. If they are marrying, they are receiving a state salary and they adhere to the law of the land.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Aidan Hollis on the lesson from wars, John Webster on our military dependence and Ian Sinclair on the truth about US presidentsIn recent months, the bizarre behaviour of Donald Trump has left many in the UK worried about the connection with Britain's "closest ally" (Retweeting Britain First, 29 November). As a Canadian, I find it odd to hear that the US is considered by Britons to be their closest ally. In the great wars of the last century, Americans initially profited from neutrality, delaying entry for three years, until 1917 and 1942; and in the case of the second world war they only committed to the war when they were directly attacked. (In 1941 then Senator Truman even proposed to aid Germany if the Russians appeared to be winning in the East.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: afghanistan | Afghan forces, with support from the US, targeted and killed one of the highest-level al Qaeda commanders inside Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks, according to a US official. Omar bin Khatab, also known as Omar Mansoor, was targeted by Afghan forces Monday in Ghazni province and killed, according to a US official.
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: afghanistan | Shirin Gul and her daughter Meena, 11, in the women's wing of the Nangarhar provincial prison, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where Ms. Gul is serving a life sentence.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | The military contractor and Trump ally Erik Prince, who has faced scrutiny for his human rights record, has a "humane' proposal to try to stop the flow of migrants Erik Prince, the founder of the private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately-trained police force that would mirror his company's work in Afghanistan.The proposal, he said, would be a more humanitarian option for the European Union compared to the chaos that is now gripping the oil-rich nation, given widespread reports of grave human rights abuses by militia groups against migrants. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | From the US to Bangladesh, underage brides are likely to leave education and face increased risks of poverty, domestic violence, and high rates of maternal mortalityWhat kind of place would set the age of consent at 17 but allow pregnant girls as young as 11 to marry? Florida: its law is less progressive than Afghanistan's. It is one of 25 US states that allow girls of any age to marry in certain circumstances, such as with judicial approval. Others have minimums set as low as 13.Though boys too are affected, those affected are overwhelmingly female: almost nine in 10 children who marry are girls, and only rarely do they wed a peer. Almost a third wed men of 21 or older.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | The secretary of state defended the Trump administration's plan to slash US diplomacy by 31% despite North Korean missile test and Afghanistan escalationRex Tillerson said on Tuesday that the Trump administration's proposal to slash the state department and foreign aid budget is partly based on an expectation it will be able to resolve some of the global conflicts that have been absorbing costly diplomatic and humanitarian support.But in a vivid display of the most urgent diplomatic challenge facing the US, Tillerson was speaking as North Korea carried out a new ballistic missile test the first since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September. Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: afghanistan | Roya Sadat with her son at her film company's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ms. Sadat's latest film, "A Letter to the President," is Afghanistan's submission for best foreign language film at the Oscars.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Pentagon: "We are aware of the incident, and it is currently under investigation'Trio removed from positions at White House Communications AgencyThree US military personnel have been reportedly reassigned from their posts at the White House following allegations that they had improper conduct with women during Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month. Related: UN concerned by controversial US plan to revive Afghan militias Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle used lessons about British history and constellations to help their children after being abducted in AfghanistanAn American woman kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for five years said she and her Canadian husband did all they could to make captivity as fun as possible for their three children, concocting games out of garbage and teaching their eldest son British history to diminish his fears around beheadings. "We tried to make it fun for them, as best we could," Caitlan Coleman, 31, told ABC News in an interview released on Monday. "We would just teach them to use things like bottle caps, or bits of cardboard garbage essentially but what we could find to play with, tell them these are toys, we can make a game with this.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: afghanistan | Fifteen people were freed from a Taliban prison in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand on Sunday, the international coalition said in a statement.
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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!