US troops were told child sex abuse was culturally acceptable in Afghanistan

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a culturally accepted practice and were provided no guidance that it constituted a violation of the law and human rights until late 2015. The Afghan government, for its part, responded More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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Celebrating YPG / YPJ in Raqqa rub Washington’s and Ankara’s noses with giant Öcalan banner

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Kurdish YPG and YPG as well as other allied groups celebrated the liberation of Raqqa, delivering speeches in front of a giant banner showing the jailed Turkish – Kurdish More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Violence against women the new “normal” in Islamist-ruled Turkey

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : An Istanbul court sentenced Abdullah Cakiroglu to three years and ten months behind bars for slapping a young woman for “wearing inappropriate clothes” on a public bus. Yes, More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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North Korea didn’t test H-bomb in a political vacuum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear bomb test, described by Pyongyang’s State news agency KCNA as a miniaturized H-bomb and as a perfect success. The U.S. administration is threatening More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Death of terrorism suspects in Spain continues trend of extrajudicial killings

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Police in Spain, on Monday, stated that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the main suspect in Thursday’s vehicle ramming attack in Barcelona, was shot dead in a police operation. Thirteen were More...

Iran shells Kurdish Peshmerga in cross-border shelling
By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Iranian general simplifies the truth, claims Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum is a U.S. plot

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iranian General Nadiq, second in command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, claimed the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region, scheduled for More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Syrian Army’s success along Jordanian border prompts further questions about presence of US – Norwegian special forces

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces regained control over some 1,300 square kilometers along the Syrian – Jordanian border and the Iraq – Syria – Jordan tri-border More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Malaysia Airlines MH17: Airliners have Black Boxes to keep the public in the dark

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : In mid-May 2016 Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said investigators had narrowed the list of suspects in the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 on flight MH-17 from More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Israel attacks Syrian positions, protects Al-Nusra terror hordes in the occupied Golan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), launched two attacks against Syrian Arab Amy (SAA) positions within two days, claiming shells had been fired from Syrian-controlled territory into the Israeli occupied. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Authorities ignored warnings about high-rise fire hazards in London’s 21st century slums

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : After confirming that 12 were found dead, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said  a yet unknown number of people are still in the smoldering building. It is unlikely that any of the More...