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Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap US Congress report

Aug 22, 2014

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap US Congress report

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Pentagon #US congress #Prisoner of war #Sgt Bowe Bergdahl #Government Accountability Office
Afghan forces undergoing special training to handle US troop withdrawal

Aug 19, 2014

Afghan forces undergoing special training to handle US troop withdrawal

As the NATO combat mission packs up after 13 years of fighting the Taliban, focus is on the local forces in Afghanistan. #Taliban #Jihad #Afghanistan #Militancy #Suicide bombing #suicide bombers #Islamic militancy #US withdrawl from Afghanistan
We are all the same, work hard and campaign to become a leader Malala

Aug 19, 2014

We are all the same, work hard and campaign to become a leader Malala

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai told more than 500 young people on Monday that they should start working right now to change the world. #World #United Nations #Taliban #Afghanistan #Education #UN #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #SWAT #teenager #Malala Yousafzai #pakistani #Millenium Development Goals
Gunmen attack 2 airbases in Pakistan, 10 militants killed

Aug 15, 2014

Gunmen attack 2 airbases in Pakistan, 10 militants killed

Heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers on Friday tried to storm two key airbases in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, but the attacks were thwarted by security forces which killed 10 suspected Uzbek fighters. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Balochistan #Pakistan Air Force #Quetta #Samungli airbase
Amnesty intl slams US for civilian deaths in Afghanistan since 2001

Aug 11, 2014

Amnesty intl slams US for civilian deaths in Afghanistan since 2001

The report said it had gathered evidence of "a deeply flawed US military justice system that cements a culture of impunity" in dealing with Afghan civilian deaths and injuries caused in NATO coalition operations since 2001. #US #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Amnesty International #Afghanistan War #Suicide bombing #US forces
Kerry pushes for unity govt in Afghanistan as poll deadlock continues

Aug 08, 2014

Kerry pushes for unity govt in Afghanistan as poll deadlock continues

No details of Kerry's discussions on Thursday were available beyond the small talk the officials made while reporters and photographers were present. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Hamid Ansari #presidential race #Abdullah Abdullah #Ashraf Ghani #Afghan elections #Poll dispute
Boko Haram gains foothold in Cameroon, begins recruitment drive

Aug 08, 2014

Boko Haram gains foothold in Cameroon, begins recruitment drive

Precise figures are unavailable on how many young Cameroonians have been recruited by Boko Haram, but security sources estimate the number to be in the hundreds. #Terrorism #Taliban #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Cameroon #Bring back our girls #School girls kidnapped #Amadou Ali
US soldier Bergdahl questioned by Army about Taliban captivity

Aug 07, 2014

US soldier Bergdahl questioned by Army about Taliban captivity

US Army has begun questioning Sgt Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #War On Terror #Sgt Bowe Bergdahl #US soldier returns #US Soldier free
China bans beards, veils, burqas from Xinjiang city's buses

Aug 07, 2014

China bans beards, veils, burqas from Xinjiang city's buses

Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the government blames on Islamist militants or separatists. #World #China #Terrorism #Al-Qaeda #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Waziristan #discrimination #Militancy #Uighur muslims #Kunming attacks #East Turkestan movement
Clerics in Pak town ban women from going out without male kin

Aug 06, 2014

Clerics in Pak town ban women from going out without male kin

Reminiscent of Taliban rule in neighbouring Afghanistan, a group of clerics in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region has barred women from venturing out of their homes without a male relative, warning that the violators would be fined and socially boycotted. #World #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Khyber Pakhtunkhwa #Tekreek e Insaf