Explosion at Shiite mosque leaves at least 50 dead in Kunduz, Afghanistan – DW News

An explosion at a Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has left at least 50 people dead and scores more wounded. The deadly explosion has marked the bloodiest assault since US forces left Afghanistan. Videos posted on social media show rescuers shepherding people, including women and children, away from the scene. TheContinue reading “Explosion at Shiite mosque leaves at least 50 dead in Kunduz, Afghanistan – DW News”

Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera

A bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital on Sunday leaving a “number of civilians dead,” a Taliban spokesman said. The bomb targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul, where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Though no group has claimed responsibility for theContinue reading “Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera”

Russia’s Lavrov says Taliban recognition ‘not on the table’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that international recognition of the Taliban was not currently under consideration. Lavrov was speaking on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. His comments come after the Taliban nominated a U.N. envoy, setting up a showdown overContinue reading “Russia’s Lavrov says Taliban recognition ‘not on the table’”

Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people. A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike. The youngest child, Sumaya, was just two years old. The deadlyContinue reading “Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians”

Let’s talk about NVGs and masculinity – Beau of the Fifth Column

Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai

Seven armed United States civilians attempting to make their way to Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates were arrested on August 31, a State Department cable reviewed by Newsweek said. The group of U.S. nationals was detained last Tuesday and later released on bail by local police at Dubai International Airport after having “arrived on a privateContinue reading “Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai”

Taliban accused of torturing journalists for covering protests

Reports show the armed group being violent and intimidating journalists, despite their free-press pledge. Taliban fighters have been accused of beating and detaining journalists for covering protests in the Afghan capital Kabul, raising questions over the group’s promises on media freedom. Two reporters for the Etilaatroz newspaper – Taqi Daryabi and Nematullah Naqdi – wereContinue reading “Taliban accused of torturing journalists for covering protests”

Indian news channel uses Arma 3 gameplay footage to claim Pakistan bombed Afghanistan

Bohemia Interactive says it’s not the first time its game has been used in erroneous reports. In a bizarre development, some Indian news broadcasts claimed that the Pakistani airforce attacked the Panjshir valley, an Afghanistan mountain province home to about 170,000 people, which is currently the last major holdout of anti-Taliban forces.  The only problem?Continue reading “Indian news channel uses Arma 3 gameplay footage to claim Pakistan bombed Afghanistan”

Let’s talk about the UN going to Afghanistan and the world’s EMT – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about the media’s role in foreign policy – Beau of the Fifth Column

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