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Taxi driver freed from Guantanamo Bay after 17 years of brutal torture with no charges
A Pakistani taxi driver will leave US detention at Guantanamo Bay after 17 years behind bars. Mistaken for a wanted terrorist, the man suffered horrific torture in American custody, despite never being charged with any crime.
US representatives censored after calling transgender ‘1st female four-star’ admiral a man on Twitter
Two US representatives – Jim Banks (Indiana) and Marjorie Taylor-Greene (Georgia) – were censored by Twitter after arguing that transgender Admiral Rachel Levine should not be considered the first four-star female officer.
CNN goes first two weeks of October without any program reaching 1 million viewers
The network once known as the “most trusted name in news” started to lose public trust after its massive fake news about Iraq's alleged nuclear weapons, that actually never existed. This fake news cost the lives of thousands American sol...
NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, NYT
Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA . He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because th...
What California’s Recall Election Says About America
Gavin Newsom’s struggles could spell trouble for Democrats everywhere.
Regime-change hawk John Bolton says Russia is making ‘BIG MISTAKE’ by getting closer with China rather than Western powers
Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton told RT’s Going Underground that Moscow has chosen the wrong strategic path by building stronger ties with Beijing instead of mending relations with the US and Western Europe.
US Says Won't Join Afghanistan Talks Announced By Russia
Afghanistan: "We're not in a position to take part this week," State Department spokesman Ned Price said.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
Experts say the public deserves to see the list, a clear embodiment of U.S. foreign policy priorities that could disproportionately censor marginalized groups.
Iraq, Syria Terrorists "Actively" Entering Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned about members of extremist groups exploiting political turmoil in Afghanistan to cross into neighbouring ex-Soviet countries as refugees.
Poland plans to spend over $400 million on wall on Belarus border
Poland plans to spend over 1.6 billion zlotys ($404 million) on building a wall on its border with Belarus, according to a draft bill lawmakers are due to discuss on Wednesday, in a bid to stem the flow of migrants trying to cross.
The silence of Donald Trump: how Twitter’s ban is cramping his style
The former president used to have a direct line to 8 million followers – now he’s suing to get back on the platform he made his own
Captured, Killed or Compromised: C.I.A. Admits to Losing Dozens of Informants
Counterintelligence officials said in a top secret cable to all stations and bases around the world that too many of the people it recruits from other countries to spy for the U.S. are being lost.
Countries Like China, Pakistan Hunting Down CIA's Informants: Report
The New York Times said in a report that "top American counterintelligence officials warned every CIA station and base around the world last week about troubling numbers of informants recruited from other countries to spy for the United ...
US Now Has "Weak" Government , May End Up In "War" With China: Trump
The relations between China and the US are at an all time low. The two countries are currently engaged in a bitter confrontation over various issues,
Turning on crypto means turning our backs on vulnerable millions
Remittances in Bitcoin help vulnerable people in unstable economies, like Afghanistan. Crypto regulation means cutting them off.
Donald Trump Goes To Court To Get His Twitter Account Back
Twitter and other social media banned Donald Trump from their platforms after a mob of pro-Trump supporters assaulted the US Congress building on January 6.
Afghan refugee given 30 months in jail, only a third mandatory, after sexual abuse of 7-year-old in scandal that shocked Austria
A court in Austria has sentenced a teenage refugee from Afghanistan to 30 months in prison, of which he is only obliged to serve 10 months, after he sexually abused a girl, age seven. The victim was awarded €500 in compensation.
We Asked Russia's 1980s Afghan War Vets To Judge The U.S. Exit. Here's What They Said
It has been more than a month since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Sergei Opalev is still trying to wrap his head around the chaotic end to America's 20-year war.
"I Am Free": Afghan Girls' Soccer Squad Finds New Home In Portugal
Sarah was one of several players from Afghanistan's national female youth soccer squad who fled in fear after the Taliban seized power in August.
'The most important lesson I learned': Fmr. Gen. David Petraeus on the Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan
David Petraeus on the lessons of the Vietnam War and their impact on the senior military leadership
War Crimes Prosecutor Would Not Focus On US Forces In New Afghan Probe
A statement said the request was being made to the court's judges in light of developments since the Islamist Taliban movement seized control of Afghanistan in a lightning advance last month.
Afghanistan, Myanmar Will Not Address UN General Assembly
The move comes amid competing claims for Afghanistan's UN seat in New York after the Taliban seized power last month.
United States of America - President Addresses UN General Debate, 76th Session
Joe Biden, President of the United States of America addresses the general debate of the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 21-27 September 2021). “US military power must be our tool of last resort, ...
"World Is Watching Them": US Condemns Taliban Plan To Resume Executions
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US stands with the Afghan people, especially with members of minority groups
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