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International Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power. The Kabul ceremony followed six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes. Under a US-brokered unity deal […]
International U.S. government to American people: Stay away from these countries The world can be a dangerous place. Depending on where you live, you’re reminded of that every time you turn on the TV or read the news. If you are citizen of the United States there’s also another consistent reminder: State Department travel warnings. According […]
International Leading Iraqi Human Rights Activist Killed After Anti-ISIS Posts BAGHDAD, Iraq – A prominent female Iraqi human rights lawyer and campaigner has been publicly executed days after posting anti-ISIS messages on her Facebook page, the U.N. said Thursday. Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was killed by a masked firing squad in a public square in the […]
International Frenchman’s Beheading Raises Fears of Wider Fight Against ISIS The videotaped killing of French tourist Hervé Gourdel in Algeria on Wednesday seemed at first yet another in a string of horrific beheadings of Westerners—the fourth since the chilling death last month of American journalist James Foley. Yet to Western officials, the killing bore another […]
International New terror group Khorasan feared plotting 9/11-style attack Never mind ISIS – there’s yet another terror group to worry about. Khorasan, closely linked to al Qaeda, is thought by some American officials to present even more of a threat than ISIS, which is why Pentagon spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby said the group was […]