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Afghan’s Baffling Gold Exodus

  Afghanistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, has reportedly seen travelers taking large quantities of gold out of the country, mostly to Dubai. Heroin money laundering and sanctions evasions by Iran are the rumored causes. The surge in gold trafficking began this past summer, the New York Times reported. Passengers carry bags full of gold on commercial flights leaving Kabul, most of them to Dub ...

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Al Qaeda May Have Chemical Weapons – Spain

  The head of National Police counter-terrorist intelligence, Commissioner-General Enrique Baron, told a strategic security conference in Barcelona that it was believed that the self-styled Al Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb - AQMI - could have acquired such arms in Libya or elsewhere during the Arab Spring last year. He also warned that the group was encouraging attacks against Spain. Addressing the conf ...

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UK Prince Harry To Join Syria Militants?

  The British government is drawing a top secret plan to send the third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry, to Syria as part of a possible NATO operation in the Middle Eastern country. Harry, who is an Apache helicopter pilot, is planned to join Syrian militants who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, The Daily Star reported. “The prince is lined up to help go in and oust Assa ...

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Injured, Disabled US Soldiers Return To Afghan War

  They left Afghanistan in a way none of us would want to, but they returned as victorious heroes earning closure for themselves, inspiring the service members here and flipping the finger to the enemy who thought them destroyed. Troop First Foundation's Operation Proper Exit brings injured veterans back to the country where they were hurt, enabling them to resolve what happened to them, interact with ...

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Blackwater Becomes New Landlord In Afghanistan For US Special Forces

As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater has been awarded a $22 million contract to house US troops through 2015. The private military company Academi — formerly Blackwater and, more recently, Xe — is the proud winner of a no-bid contract that will keep them profiting off ...

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US Forces Rape Women In N Afghan Village Say Locals

The residents of a village in northern Afghanistan say American troopers raped several women during a nighttime raid in the rural community. 
 The locals said that the incident took place in a village in the Chahar Bolak district of Afghanistan’s Balkh Province where US special forces carried out house-to-house searches, Afghanistan Information Network reported on Sunday. However, the name of the village wa ...

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1st Female Afghan Rapper Not Deterred By Threats [W/VIDEO]

Afghanistan’s first female rapper says threats won’t stop her from making her voice heard. "How long should we keep this silence?" Sosan Firooz said in an interview with CBS. “There's a need for people to rise up. And others should follow." Firooz and her family have begun to receive death threats since the 23-year-old released her first single, “Our Neighbors,” on YouTube earlier this fall. 
 “Listen to my ...

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Drones Kill Far More Innocents Than ‘Militants’

Monday, December 03, 2012 - DESPITE strong opposition by Pakistan, US continue to launch missile strikes with intervals in different areas of FATA through its drones causing losses of innocent lives. On Saturday in a similar strike four people were killed and several others injured creating lot of resentment among the tribal people. 
 We believe that air space violation of Pakistani territory through drones ...

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Kabul Bank Fraud – Nearly A $1 Billion ‘Diverted’

Officials and collaborators at Kabul Bank, the largest bank in Afghanistan, embezzled $900 million out of the country via the misuse of power and political interference, according a new report commissioned by the Afghan Finance Ministry. The report, which was published Wednesday by an independent monitoring agency, said the scheme cost Afghanistan around 5 to 6 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), w ...

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Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its ‘Afghan Drug War’ From Blackwater’s HQ

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is supposed to be winding down. Its contractor-led drug war? Not so much. Inside a compound in Kabul called Camp Integrity, the Pentagon stations a small group of officers to oversee the U.S. military’s various operations to curb the spread of Afghanistan’s cash crops of heroin and marijuana, which help line the Taliban’s pockets. Only Camp Integrity isn’t a U.S. military base at ...

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