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Op-Ed: Obama wants half a billion to aid Syrian rebels, but why?

Washington, D. C. - Unfortunately, it's far too early to tell whether U.S. President Barack Obama's recent proposal to spend $500 million in support of Syrian rebels will accomplish anything.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Without water, east Ukrainians struggle to survive

For Aleksandra, a woman in her 80s, survival in the war zone comes down to one thing: water.
In the Media by Laetitia Peron (AFP)

Inside the jihadist war in Nigeria

Maiduguri - The first months of 2014 have proven to be some of the bloodiest in Nigeria’s five-year insurgency. The violence has escalated and the militant Islamic group known as Boko Haram has been claiming the majority of victories.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Philippines, MILF sign peace deal to end Mindanao hostilities

The Philippine government has signed a peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, following the signing of a preliminary agreement known as Framework Agreement on the Bangsa Moro in October 2012.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: Taliban targets Afghan security forces, government offices

Kabul - One day after President Obama's national security speech, the Taliban targeted a UN compound, which killed one Afghan police officer, a Nepali guard, while another ten were wounded. The attack is part of the Taliban's spring offensive.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 4 comments

Kabul suicide blast kills 15, including six Americans

Kabul - A suicide car bomb has killed 15, including six Americans, four of which were civilian contractors, along with two US soldiers. The attack occurred at 8 am local time, when the streets of Kabul are busy with morning commuters.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 5 comments

Suicide car bomber attacks NATO convoy in Kabul

Kabul - A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in the Afghan capitol of Kabul, killing 12 people, including 2 NATO troops, and 4 civilian contractors.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

Unique ritual helps youths in India's conflict zone find peace Special

Raipur - For years, communist ultras have been raging an anti-state war in India that has claimed thousands of lives. In the backdrop of this unrest, youths in a central Indian state are reviving a forgotten ritual that binds them into eternal friendship.
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Make or break time for Afghan Security Forces

Kabul - As NATO prepares to leave Afghanistan, there is a flurry of activity, warnings and a visit by the US Chief of Joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey to assess the type and level of training US forces could provide. It is make or break time for Afghan forces.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 6 comments

In rural India, youths steer a crusade against food insecurity Special

Hyderabad - Braving dry climate, poverty, poor access to market and calls of Maoist rebels to join them, hundreds of youths from marginalized communities in rural India are turning into food growers, transforming dry, barren land into green, productive fields
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 5 comments

Taliban kill at least 17 at Afghan police checkpoint

Kabul - As the transition to Afghan security forces is taking place, the Taliban has concentrated on attack on Afghan police and Afghan National Army (ANA). In an attack on a police checkpoint the Taliban have killed at least 16 people.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 6 comments

Islamist insurgents kill teacher, attack truck carrying students

A teacher was shot and killed by Thai insurgents as he monitored more than 30 students in a school cafeteria on Wednesday.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Understanding the Mali Conflict

Bamako - The Mali insurgency followed 10 years of US counter-terrorism programs. In spite of big goals to curb terrorism, and enhance regional cooperation and stability, Islamic groups were able to infiltrate Mali, threatening the existence of the democracy.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 8 comments

France requests extension of Canada's C-17 mission

Ottawa - Canada currently has accepted a one week mission in support of French operations in Mali. The mission is primarily logistic support. Since logistics is an immense task, France has requested that Canada extend its mission beyond one week.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 8 comments

Ron Paul's 'delegate strategy' fails in Nebraska

Lincoln - Supporters of libertarian GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, failed at the Nebraska GOP convention to secure his presence as a presidential candidate for nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Somali islamists attack Ethiopian troops

Mogadishu - The Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attacked an Ethiopian military base in Somalia Saturday killing at least 23 people, witnesses said.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Al-Shabaab suicide truck bombing in Mogadishu claims 70 lives

Mogadishu - A suicide truck bombing at the Ministry of Education in Mogadishu claims at least 70 lives. Many of the victims are students who were to receive scholarships from the Turkish government. Al-Shabbab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Secession, National Sovereignty, and Territorial Integrity

When Kosovo attained its independence in February 2008, some pundits warned against this precedent-setting event and foresaw a disintegration of sovereign states from Belgium to Russia. This time, with South Sudan, they remained mum.
In the Media by Sam Vaknin

Philippine Muslim rebels resume peace talks with government

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest Muslim rebel group in southern Philippines and the government under President Benigno Aquino lll resumed talks for the first time Wednesday after the accord was rejected by the supreme court in 2008.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Philippine military and communist rebels forge holiday ceasefire

The Communist Party of the Philippines(CPP) and its armed group, the New Peoples Army (NPA) have forged an agreement with Philippine military for an 18-day ceasefire.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Grave bombings, factionalism warn of bloodshed around Somalia

Mogadishu - Shifting alliances and the destruction of graves belonging to Islamic saints and scholars presents a picture of the bloody factionalism that continues to plague Somalia, while the UN-backed government is weakened by its own corruption.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith - 1 comment

Afghanistan's Karzai to Offer Taliban Money for Jobs and Arms

Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai is trying to entice members of Taliban to surrender their arms to the government in exchange for cash and jobs. Taliban immediately rejected the proposal saying they cannot be bought.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Video Shows Afghan Insurgents with U.S. Equipment and Ammunition

Earlier today Al-Jazeera broadcast a video showing insurgents handling weapons, including anti-personnel mines with U.S. markings on them.
In the Media by Bob Gordon - 3 comments

Five al Qaida-Linked Militants Killed in Encounter with RP Troops

Philippine government troops engaged the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group Abu Sayyaf Tuesday, killing five of their members. A government troop was wounded in the encounter that happened in Basilan in southern Philippines.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Philippine Government Fights Insurgency with Cash Incentives

The government of the Philippines is giving away cash incentives to civilian individuals who can convince rebel members of Communist Party of the Philippines and the Muslim's MILF, two of the country's top rebel groups, to return to the fold of the law.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 8 comments

US Officials: No Immediate Plans to Attack Iran

U.S officials said there are no immediate plans to attack Iran, but refused to rule out the possibility of military action in the future.
In the Media by Tar De Moutonnoir - 3 comments

Iran's New Insurgent War on Iraq. . . Why?

Dr. Majid Sadeghpour, Middle East native and human rights activist, explains Iran's insurgent strategy in Iraq - and it's more sinister than we knew....
In the Media by Mac - 2 comments

Iranian Tells of Iran's Plot to Fan Violence, Chaos in Iraq

Amidst long-time speculation in the West that insurgent violence is largely financed and stoked by Iran, one Iraninan voice finally speaks up . . .
In the Media by Mac - 3 comments

U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds to Sustain Itself

The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes.
In the Media by Bob Norman - 3 comments

Insurgent activity rising in Afghanistan

More than 600 attacks monthly now, and 3700 dead in 2006
In the Media by Mark M Drewe
 

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