Killing of Five UAE Diplomats in Afghanistan Allegedly Planned in Pakistani Madrassa

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nsnbc : The killing of five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was planned at a madrassa in Pakistan, claimed, a spokesman of Afghanistan’s interior ministry. Sediq Seddiqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, told reporters that the attack that claimed the lives of five diplomats from the United More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Afhganistan’s Taliban Kingpin Calls for Tree Planting Campaign

nsnbc : Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, the “supreme leader” of Afghanistan’s Taliban, called on all people in the country to plant fruit trees and other threes to beautify the country. In a surprising More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Baghdad Lawmakers Ask Iranian Kurdish KDP-I in Iraq to Disarm or Leave – Wildcards in a Wider ME War

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraqi lawmakers in the capital Baghdad demand that Iranian and Turkish Kurdish militants, primarily the KDP-I and PKK leave the country. The KDP-I is a sister-party to the northern Iraqi More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Turkey’s HDP Appointed Osman Baydemir as New Party Spokesman

nsnbc : Turkey’s leftist People’s Democratic Party(HDP) on Friday, appointed Osman Baydemir as new spokesman. The former spokesman was remanded in an alleged terrorism probe over alleged links to the More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Iraqi Forces Recapture Mosul Airport from ISIL – Battle for Ghazkani Military Base in Progress

nsnbc : Iraqi security forces on Thursday retook control of Mosul International Airport after heavy clashes with Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). Federal police and elite interior ministry units, known as Rapid More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Geneva Talks on Syria not Expected to Yield Immediate Results, Momentum Must Continue: De Mistura

nsnbc : A fourth round of UN brokered peace talks were launched in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23, after a 10-month-long hiatus. It is expected that previous talks in Astana and the implementation of a ceasefire More...

By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Afghanistan to Crack Down on Bacha Bazi Sex Abuse of Boys as a Heinous Crime but..

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Afghanistan is set to criminalize the sexual exploitation of boys known as bacha Bazi, as a heinous crime. Many rights organizations welcome the banning of the child sex abuse. However, More...

FYF Executive Director Pari Ibrahim stands before Erbil Criminal Court with lawyers and advocates who worked on the Basisma case.
By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Abducted, Raped and Freed Yazidi Woman Accused of Supporting ISIS Acquitted by Erbil Court

nsnbc : The 34-year-old Basema Darwish who had been abducted and raped by militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State was accused of supporting ISIS during an operation against Iraqi – Kurdish Peshmerga More...

By nsnbc On Monday, February 20th, 2017

Afghan Government Hands Pakistan List of Terrorist Safe Havens

nsnbc : The Afghan Foreign Ministry handed a comprehensive list of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan to the Pakistani government via Afghanistan’s Embassy in Islamabad. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 20th, 2017

Afghan President Demands Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar

nsnbc : Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani demanded that Qatar takes steps to close down the Taliban office as long as the Taliban engages in violence. Qatar hosts the offices of a number of terrorist organizations, More...