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Cold weather is killing Afghanistan’s internally displaced

By: RFE/RL (Afghanistan Service) Source: RFE/RL Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall have killed at least 20 people, mostly children, this week in a remote northern province in Afghanistan, local officials say. The deaths occurred in the rural Darzab district of the Jawzjan Province, district Governor Rahmatullah Hashar told RFE/RL on November 25. Hashar said all the victims were internally displaced people who had left their villages in neighboring regions due to violence and a lack of security. Hashar and local officials said some 100 families were currently living in harsh conditions in “mosques and open spaces” in remote mountainous areas, with no access to medical...

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The West’s invasion of Afghanistan, arrogance, and the migrant crisis

By: Robert Fisk Source: The Independent As usual, all the warnings were there. Three Anglo-Afghan wars. Russia’s Vietnam. The Graveyard of Empires. Poppy capital of the world. The most bombed, crushed, corrupted, mined nation on the globe. So off we set in our righteous war of revenge for the Twin Towers and the dead of 9/11 to bomb Afghanistan all over again and – a new twist, this – to bring “democracy” to the land though which Alexander the Great passed en route to India. Osama bin Laden was our latest Hitler, although his protective screen of Salafist obscurantist Taliban legions could hardly be compared to the Wehrmacht. Bin Laden was a Saudi – so were 15 of the 19 hijackers who...

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Pakistan and Russia to hold first military drills

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, September 23 in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia, Reuters reports. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighboring Afghanistan to help insurgent groups fight Soviet soldiers following their 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. At the time, the communist Soviet Union was closely aligned with Pakistan’s arch-enemy India, while the United States was a staunch supporter of Pakistan. Pakistan’s top military spokesman,...

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