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Charity helping Yazidi survivors of Isis sexual slavery shut down

Kurdish authorities’ closure of Yazda leaves more than 1,200 women and children without any support, warn activists<p>Kurdish authorities have shut down a key charity that was supporting women and children from the Yazidi minority who survived Isis sexual slavery.<p>The decision to abruptly close Yazda …

Human Rights

Even if Trump’s team coordinated with Russia, it’s still not treason

“Treason” has a specific definition.<p>It didn’t take long after BuzzFeed leaked an intelligence dossier detailing shocking allegations of collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign (as well as claims that Russia has sexual blackmail against Donald Trump himself) for critics of the …

U.S. Military Bombed Afghan Homes in 'Self-Defense' Against Taliban

American forces called in airstrikes on civilian homes in Afghanistan after an operation to capture Taliban leaders spiraled out of control into a bloody firefight, a U.S. military report found Thursday.<p>November's incident resulted in the deaths of 33 Afghan civilians, two U.S. soldiers, three …

Afghanistan

Opposition: Airstrikes in northern Syria kill 10 militants

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in the northern Syrian province of Idlib killed at least 10 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria on Wednesday, the latest in a spate of targeted attacks against the group, activists said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 10 were killed when …

Taliban video purports to show American, Australian captives in tearful pleas to Trump

KABUL — The Taliban released a video Wednesday purportedly showing two Western hostages, including an American, tearfully urging President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate with their captors to secure their release.<p>American Kevin King and an Australian, Timothy Weeks, were abducted in August outside …

Afghanistan

FBI discovered Clinton-related emails weeks ago

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI stumbled upon a trove of emails from one of Hillary Clinton's top aides weeks ago, law enforcement officials told CNN Sunday.<p>But FBI Director James Comey didn't disclose the discovery until Friday, raising questions about why the information was kept under wraps and then released …

Hillary Clinton

U.N. Says ISIS Executes 230 People, Uses Tens of Thousands as Human Shields

The U.N. says ISIS has abducted tens of thousands of civilians whom it will likely use as human shields in the city of Mosul.<p>The extremist group has forced almost 8,000 families to leave their homes, probably as a tactic to defend Mosul from the U.S.-backed offensive launched last week, a …