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U.S. launches air strike on Afghan city captured by Taliban


Special to The United States on Sept. 29 launched an air strike on the Afghan city of Kunduz a day after it fell to Taliban forces. The strike was launched “in order to eliminate a threat to the force,” […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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The grim 14th anniversary of September 11: America awaits a new, informed world view

This photo was taken from Rt. 27 moments after the photographer witnessed the American Airlines 757 jetliner crash into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. / Steve Riskus

Special to Sol W. Sanders Fourteen years after a massive and highly sophisticated attack on multiple critical targets in the United States from a foreign invader, the outlook is grim: The instantaneous rally of the American people in one […]

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What I saw through my office window on Sept. 11, 2001

This photo was taken from Rt. 27 moments after the photographer witnessed the American Airlines 757 jetliner crash into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. / Steve Riskus

Special to By James Robbins I was in my Washington office at the National Defense University when one of the secretaries told me that aircraft had hit the World Trade Center. We brought the news up on the projection […]

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Iran recruiting Afghan refugees for often fatal missions to bolster Assad’s Syria

The latest estimates suggest at least 3,500 Afghans are fighting in Syria in support of Bashar Assad.

Special to Iran is said to be recruiting refugees from Afghanistan to replenish the heavily-depleted forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Afghans recruited as mercenaries and relatives of some fighters who were killed in Syria say the recruitment effort […]

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Mullah Omar’s family challenges new Taliban leadership

Mullah Mohammad Omar

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The family of the late Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, says it’s not backing his announced successor and that religious scholars and veterans of the movement should choose his replacement. […]

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Taliban attack on Afghan parliament kills woman, child

The scene near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 22. / Reuters

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A suicide bomber and several gunmen staged a brazen attack on the Afghan parliament on June 22, killing two civilians in an assault claimed by the Taliban, while in the north […]

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Report: Iran supporting Taliban with weapons and cash

Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

Special to Iran “is betting on the re-emergence of the Taliban,” a Western diplomat said, and is covering that bet by supplying weapons, cash and training to its fighters. “At the beginning, Iran was supporting Taliban financially,” said a […]

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Betraying our allies: Lessons unlearned by less-than-compassionate foreign policy liberals

Vietnamese 'Boat People': One lesson learned from that war is the U.S. should not betray its friends and allies as it did the South Vietnamese.

Special to By Donald Kirk, SAIGON — It’s become fashionable among intellectuals from left and right to talk about the Vietnam War in terms of “lessons learned.” Better yet, critics of U.S. policy write and talk about “lessons […]

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Italian police raids target Pakistani, Afghan suspects in plot against Vatican

The Vatican.

Special to Raids throughout Italy targeted 18 suspects in plot to attack the Vatican, a prosecutor said on April 24. Mauro Mura said the counter-terrorism investigation of planned attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan had found evidence of plans involving […]

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