Rohingya Refugees Agree Move to Bangladesh Island

Rohingya refugee girls carry metal pitchers with water at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 13, 2017 Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding. Dhaka has long wanted to move 100,000 refugees to the muddy silt islet, saying it would take pressure off the overcrowded border camps where almost a million Rohingya live. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in August 2017 in the face of a military crackdown, joining 200,000 refugees already in … Continue reading Rohingya Refugees Agree Move to Bangladesh Island

The ICC and Afghanistan: The Game Continues

A few days after Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia announced their intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court an article appeared in the American journal, Foreign Policy, stating that the ICC is considering investigating allegations of war crimes that may have been committed in Afghanistan. The allegations are spread among the Afghan resistance to the western invasion and occupation of the country, the puppet government installed by the United States, and the United States itself. This has caused some surprise among observers of the ICC who have correctly criticised the tribunal as an asset of the US and … Continue reading The ICC and Afghanistan: The Game Continues

US Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills, Wounds Several Civilians

The attack targeted the home of a suspected ‘Taliban commander.’ In this July, 2008 photo, a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper takes off from Joint Base Balad, Iraq A US drone strike has killed and wounded a number of civilians in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province today, though exact numbers are as yet unclear, with officials claiming that the home at the center of the attack was owned by a suspected Taliban commander. The putative commander does not appear to have been among the casualties, though at least four people were killed within the house, and the blast also wounded a number of people … Continue reading US Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills, Wounds Several Civilians

FIFTEEN YEARS INTO THE AFGHAN WAR, DO AMERICANS KNOW THE TRUTH?

By Ron Paul, Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban. What President Obama called “the good war” before took office in 2008, has become the “forgotten war” some eight years later. How many Americans know that we still have nearly … Continue reading FIFTEEN YEARS INTO THE AFGHAN WAR, DO AMERICANS KNOW THE TRUTH?

Raids in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar kill 12 Taliban, Daesh militants

Afghan army soldiers are seen during an operation in Afghanistan Twelve Taliban and Daesh militants have been killed during separate military operations in parts of eastern Nangarhar province, a statement from 201st Selab Military Corp said on Saturday. Security forces conducted airstrikes on the militants’ positions in Achin and Kot districts late on Friday leaving seven Daesh fighters dead, the statement said. Separately, five Taliban were killed during security forces operation in Chaparhar district, Niamatullah Noorzai, the town’s administrative chief said. He said civilians and security forces suffered no causalities during the operations. The militant groups did not comment about the incident. (Source … Continue reading Raids in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar kill 12 Taliban, Daesh militants

Taliban Pledges Support To Afghan Government In Anti-ISIS Fight

The Taliban is supporting Afghanistan in its fight against the Daesh jihadist group, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Monday. A Taliban fighter guards a gathering in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan MOSCOW  — The spokesman stressed that most Daesh members present in Afghanistan are foreigners and occupy a small territory in the east of the country with no presence elsewhere. “In cooperation with the nation, [the Taliban] has prevented the terrorist group from gaining a foothold in Afghanistan,” Mujahid added, in an interview with the Iranian Tasnim news agency. The United States and the Afghan government have used Daesh to exaggerate Afghanistan’s problems as a pretext for the further occupation of Afghanistan, … Continue reading Taliban Pledges Support To Afghan Government In Anti-ISIS Fight

Hunger rising in Afghanistan at alarming rate: UN

Afghan men and children reach out for food donated by a charity in Mazar-i-sharif on January 22, 2015 The number of Afghan people without enough to eat has increased at an “alarming” rate over the past year, says a report. The 2015 Seasonal Food Security Assessment in Afghanistan, which was compiled by the United Nations and partner agencies, was released by the Afghan Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) on Thursday. According to the report, 5.9 percent of Afghans are now deprived of food, up from 4.7 percent recorded 12 months ago. The total number of those classed as severely food insecure currently stands at … Continue reading Hunger rising in Afghanistan at alarming rate: UN