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Afghanistan Police Officer Killed After Firing On Troops

An Afghan police officer, who reportedly opened fire on NATO troops in Afghanistan, has died, after being shot during an exchange of gunfire. 141 more words

World

Bergdahl, from @Serial to serial trouble

I know, I know. I kind of left you on tenterhooks after that November skirmish between Bergdahl’s counsel and the Army. That was shortly after I published my… 1.036 more words

Journalism

US troops to be sent to Helmand, Afghanistan in About Face By Obama Administration

By Slobodan Lekic
Stars and Stripes

Kneeling in a field of poppy in Marjah District of Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan, Marines return fire against a Taliban machine gun position in March 2010. 686 more words

Changes to Barakat!

We realize we haven’t posted in a while and there are reasons for that. Usually we post about articles we find interesting and think you will too but this time we have news of our own! 326 more words

Education

The 14 Year War the US Lost

Two days ago, Obama announced he was redeploying  several hundred more troops to Afghanistan as “advisers” to the Afghan army, while grossly minimizing the reality that the Taliban controls most of the country outside of Kabul.  309 more words

War In The Middle East

Chapter Six - Yana

A tiny poison dart frog came to rest on the back of her hand, gripping her skin with its yellow-purple striped, suction-cup toes. Yana slept deeply in a small tangle of this vast heart of darkness, Panama’s Darien Gap. 1.497 more words

How folk tales are giving children in conflict-ridden regions fresh windows on the world

NEWS

Using Shah’s and Palwasha Bazger Salam’s titles, the ISHK established the projects Books for Afghanistan and Books for Pakistan. These have provided more than 4.5 million bilingual publications to children, including English-Urdu, Urdu-Pashto, Urdu-Sindhi, Urdu-Baluchi and Dari-Pashto editions of Hoopoe’s titles, along with teaching guides for schools, orphanages and libraries. 276 more words

Education