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1 hr ago | CFRA

Harper draws parallels between Taliban and Islamist militants in Iraq, Syria

Stephen Harper is drawing parallels between the Islamist militants who have seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria and the Taliban insurgents who controlled much of Afghanistan before the U.S.-led invasion.


Related Topix: Stephen Harper, World News, Asia, Canada, Terrorism

2 hrs ago | ABC News

Mum of Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan sails in Hamilton race

TANYA NOLAN: Nearly 200 yachts are currently racing around the Whitsunday Islands in one of the regions premiere events - the Hamilton Island Race Week.


Related Topix: Asia, World News

6 hrs ago |

ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group

"We need long-term to take out ISIS' leadership, to degrade their operational capabilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way to cut off their ability to do the things we've seen them do."


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, Asia,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Pakistan seeks proof after Afghanistan's terror allegations

Pakistan Thursday asked neighbouring Afghanistan to share evidence of its involvement in "insurgent attacks, acts of terrorism, and cross-border shelling", officials said.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Hamid Karzai,

Times Herald

Returning Islamic State fighters could threaten USA

After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamist State threatened to attack Americans "in any place,'' adding for good measure: "We will drown all of you in blood.'


Related Topix: Terrorism, UMass Lowell, World News, Asia, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Illawarra Mercury

James Foley murder: why the US didn't pay a ransom

The US government certainly tried to save James Foley before his murder but why didn't it pay the $150 million ransom? Washington: The US government certainly tried to save James Foley before he was executed by Islamic State extremists.


Related Topix: Prison, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, World News, Asia, Terrorism

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan

Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Ruskin, FL, World News,

Army Times

Fort Bragg-based SFC killed in Afghanistan combat

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.


Related Topix: Fort Bragg, US Military, US Army, Fort Bragg, NC, World News,

Monterey County Herald

Navy Adm. McRaven confirmed as Texas chancellor

Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, World News, Asia

Stars and Stripes

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

The Department of Defense broke the law when it traded Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners in May, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia

DC Military

General killed in Afghanistan buried in ANC

Dr. Susan Myers, widow of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, places a red rose on her husband's casket following a graveside service for the major general in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 14. Greene was killed by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier Aug. 5 while visiting Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Arlington, VA, US Army

Fox News

Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad August 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Asia, World News,

Afghanistan boots foreign journalist

Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not co-operating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: World News, Asia

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Military target: Echoes of Afghanistan in America's heartland

The military uniforms and weaponry used by police and the presence of the National Guard in a suburban war zone were reminiscent of violence-wracked military outposts in southern Afghanistan's Taliban heartland, but with more greenery and a Target Supercenter.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, US National Guard, US Military, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Marine Corps Times

Last Marine regiment departs Afghanistan

Col. Peter Baumgarten, outgoing commanding officer of 1st Marine Regiment and Task Force Belleau Wood, at Camp Leatherneck in May. And the exodus of the 1st Marine Regiment, a 45-man core of base security at Camp Leatherneck and the adjoining Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province , is just one of many departures the base has seen in recent ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, US Army, Camp Lejeune

Cybercast News Service

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, World News, Asia, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), Fort Sam Houston, TX


Did America's policy on ransom help kill James Foley?

Somewhere in the desert of eastern Syria, a militant from the Islamic State beheaded the American journalist James Foley this week.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Asia, World News

Inter Press Service

Stab in the Back for Painful Afghanistan Election Process?

Two months after Afghans voted in a second runoff for election of the country's president, ballots are being recounted amid growing questions on who is really arbitrating the process.


Related Topix: Asia, World News,

Stars and Stripes

Red Cross workers released unharmed in Afghanistan

Five Red Cross workers abducted by gunmen in western Afghanistan last week were released unharmed Wednesday, according to the organization.


Related Topix: World News, Asia,

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

A new federal study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, George Bush, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas