September 23, 2020

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

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From BBC Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the country’s health ministry says. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated his bomb belt. Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers […]

The mother of all terrorist groups isn’t the Islamic State

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BY MICHAEL KUGELMAN From FP The Trump administration is taking its eyes off the ball in Afghanistan. The real threat is still al Qaeda. On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan. The resulting blast reverberated several miles away, reportedly killed […]

Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

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From BBC A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies. The target is believed to have been an interior […]

Cayman makes Tribune picture picks

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Pictures of the day: August 9, 2017 From THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE A T-72 tank’s barrel is seen while driven through the course of the Tank Biathlon competition, part of the International Army Games 2017, at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside Moscow, Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS A scuba diver is surrounded by schools of […]

Germany ‘rejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017’

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From Press TV Germany has in the span of two months rejected the asylum requests of more than half of the Afghan refugees who had traveled 7,000 kilometers in search of a better life in the European country. Citing Interior Ministry figures, the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper reported on Sunday that less than 48 […]

Here’s a look into how ISIS is preparing for Mosul’s liberation

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By Paul Rogers, The Conversation From Business Insider Iraqi government forces are closing in on the historic Grand Mosque in Mosul, close to the heart of the old city, which remains in the grasp of Islamic State (IS). Iraqi helicopter gunships are in action, as arecombat aircraft from coalition forces and the Iraqi Army hopes […]

Six Afghan ICRC workers ‘killed by Islamic State’

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From BBC The Red Cross has worked in Afghanistan through many years of war Six Afghan international Red Cross workers have been killed by suspected Islamic State (IS) group gunmen in the province of Jowzjan, officials say. The workers were shot in the Qush Tepa area, the provincial governor said. Two others are unaccounted for, […]