US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Sanctions against North Korea must be lifted as food shortages loom, UN expert says

North Korea‘s most vulnerable risk of famine after it has been COVID-19 pandemic and UN. sanctions imposed for his nuclear and missile programs should be relaxed, a UN rights researcher said in a report seen by Reuters. The deteriorating humanitarian situation could turn into a crisis and it coincides with a global “creeping apathy” about … Read more

US military sees some progress 10 years after withdrawal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Kelli Normoyle was nervous when she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to some friends by the end of high school, but she was faced with a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy that forbade gays to openly … Read more

Navy conducts deep sea search for remains, helicopter

The Navy is conducting a deep-sea search for the remains of five sailors and the wreckage of a Navy helicopter that was thrown off an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego on Aug. 31 and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. ThroughThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 22:21 • 2 minutes reading Share on … Read more

Afghan evacuees receive Covid-19 tests on arrival at Fort Bliss

Afghan evacuees arriving at Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, can be seen receiving COVID tests from military personnel in footage posted Sept. 16. As part of the ongoing Operation Allies Welcome, Fort Bliss has turned the Dona Ana Range Complex into a village to provide safety and security to those coming from Afghanistan. Arrivals … Read more

Widow of Marine killed in explosion in Kabul welcomes daughter

The widow of a US Marine who died in the August 26 attack on the Kabul airport gave birth to a baby girl in California on September 13, the child’s grandmother said on Facebook. Lance Cpl Rylee J McCollum was one of 13 members of the United States Armed Forces killed in the attack, officials … Read more

Air base completely free after closure, report from gunman

Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into lockdown for several hours as security officials investigated reports of a gunman on campus ThroughThe Associated Press September 10, 2021, 06:08 • 1 minute reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into lockdown for several … Read more

California High School Commemorates Graduate Killed in Kabul Airport Attack

A high school in Norco, California, paid tribute to former student Lance Cpl Kareem Nikoui on Aug. 29 after he and 12 other U.S. servicemen were killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul airport on Aug. 26. Drone footage of Jack Brown shows people gathered for a memorial walk in Norco on Sunday. Nikoui graduated … Read more

California High School Commemorates Graduate Killed in Kabul Airport Attack

A high school in Norco, California, paid tribute to former student Lance Cpl Kareem Nikoui on Aug. 29 after he and 12 other U.S. servicemen were killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul airport on Aug. 26. Drone footage of Jack Brown shows people gathered for a memorial walk in Norco on Sunday. Nikoui graduated … Read more

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, lake ordered to flee

Fire officials have ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin as crews deal with a two-week-old fire ThroughThe Associated Press August 30, 2021, 1:42 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Fire officials ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin on Sunday night as crews … Read more

Obama ‘missed time to move’ from Afghanistan, says retired US military general

World 14:48 GMT 29.08.2021Get Short URL The US launched a military operation in Afghanistan under President George W. Bush in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks that killed approximately 3,000 people. Afghanistan was believed to be a safe haven for Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda*, who plotted the deadly hijackings. Former US President Barack Obama missed a … Read more

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