Afghanistan War

Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray after street brawl outside Bristol nightclub

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after jurors accepted he was acting in self-defence during an alcohol-fuelled street brawl.<p>Stokes, 27, insisted he was defending his friend Alex Hales and two gay men when he launched a barrage of punches at a fire brigade worker and an …

Crime

Ben Stokes: Son of victim support officer's career-long battle with aggression

Ben Stokes, the son of a victim support officer, was insisting he would never turn violent just two days before landing himself in a police jail cell.<p>"There's adrenaline there, but I'd never get close to punching someone," Stokes said in a magazine interview as he was pressed by a journalist about …

Veterans

‘The Fighters’ help us understand Iraq and Afghanistan wars

Nation Aug 13<p>By Terry Spencer, Associated Press<p>Politics Aug 13<p>By Dan Elliott, Associated Press<p>Nation Aug 13<p>By Michael Biesecker, Associated …

Afghanistan

Trump repeats mistakes of Nixon, Carter in trade war with China

School children learn that Adolf Hitler repeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s great mistake by attacking Russia at the onset of winter. But Donald …

Donald Trump

My love for the Afghanistan you may not know: Reporter's notebook

I confess to I have a weakness for Afghanistan.<p>By the time you realize it has worked its way into your bloodstream, it is too late. You are …

Afghanistan

Ancient silver flask seized at Gatwick revealed for the first time, ahead of return to Afghanistan

An ancient silver flask seized at Gatwick has been unveiled for the first time, ahead of its return to Afghanistan.<p>Photographed exclusively for The Sunday Telegraph, it is believed to be the first time it has been seen by the public since it was created more than 4,000 years ago.<p>The treasure has …

Travel (UK)

Taliban storms strategic Afghan city

Taliban fighters stormed a provincial capital in Afghanistan before dawn on Friday, exchanging fire with security forces and reportedly leaving …

Afghanistan

Air Force Video Shows Medal Of Honor Recipient’s Heroic Last Stand In Afghanistan

1:44 PM 08/09/2018<p>The U.S. Air Force released video highlights Thursday of a firefight in which Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman made a final stand …

Conservative View

In Kandahar, U.S. Troops Remain, Even if Salsa Night Is Gone

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan—Salsa Night on the Kandahar Air Field Boardwalk is dead. The TGI Friday’s on southern Afghanistan’s biggest military base is long gone, too. They have been replaced by a lonely coffee shop that sells doughnuts and samosas and a Kebab House selling pizza and Philly …

Afghanistan

CNN publishes op-ed saying media should be thanked like troops – obviously, they shouldn't

I have served in combat and I have been in the press for years. No, these two jobs are not equal.<p>CNN published a bizarre op-ed suggesting the media …

U.S. Politics

Army Veteran Wins Kansas GOP Nod for Jenkins Seat

Republican Steve Watkins will face off against Democrat Paul Davis in November<p>An Afghanistan War veteran won the Republican nomination in Kansas’ 2nd …

Politics

Same Strategy, Different War, Same Failed Results

In brief, you will find that the illogical direction the Pentagon and Department of State have directed this nation’s foreign affairs and military …

War

Talk to the Taliban and end the war in Afghanistan

The Trump administration has reportedly instructed its top diplomats to engage in direct talks with the Taliban. That’s a welcome and important step …

Afghanistan

New service centre for military veterans opens near Montreal

Jordan Ayley practices jiu-jitsu partly for stress relief.<p>He’s an Afghanistan war veteran who served with the Royal 22nd Regiment until four years …

Mental Health

More celebrity names confirmed for Crown Green Bowling Challenge

THIS Sunday will see a host of celebrities do battle on the bowling green for the Lol Pennington Cup at Ruskin Drive.<p>The latest names to be confirmed …

St Helens

Flights Between Dushanbe, Bukhara Resume Amid Improving Tajik-Uzbek Ties

Commercial flights have resumed between the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, and the Uzbek city of Bukhara amid improving ties between the two Central Asian …

Tajikistan

Sudbury sculptor working on mining project

KIRKLAND LAKE – A $92,000 sculpture immortalizing Kirkland Lake’s mining heritage will be erected at the historic Toburn Mine site.<p>The Toburn …

Ontario

Global Conflict This Week: Islamic State Attacks in Jalalabad

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.<p>Welcome to “Global Conflict This Week,” a series that highlights …

Middle East

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Team for McDonald's Monopoly Fraud Movie at Fox

'Deadpool' scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will adapt.<p>Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are partnering for a movie about how a former cop rigged the …

Ben Affleck

Iran's Economic Crisis Fuels Mass Exodus Of Afghan Migrants

Thousands of Afghan migrants in Iran are returning home amid an economic crisis that has seen unemployment soar and the value of Iran's national …

Afghanistan

America is talking to the Taliban in a bid to end 17 years of Afghanistan war as intermediaries seek deal with fanatics because diplomats fear Trump will withdraw all U.S. troops

American diplomats are so worried that Donald Trump will unilaterally pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan that they have opened direct talks with …

Afghanistan

Notorious villain shocks Survivor contestants

THE first 14 minutes of episode one of Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders, available to watch exclusively on news.com.au today ahead of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump tells American military to ‘surrender’ large swaths of Afghanistan as US negotiates directly with Taliban: report

President Donald Trump’s diplomatic team is reportedly negotiating directly with Taliban officials as he surrenders large swaths of the country to …

Afghanistan

Inside look at ancient art of glass-blowing in Afghanistan where only a few are keeping it alive

For 200 years, Ghulam Sakhi's family has been blowing glass in the ancient Afghan city of Herat.<p>He creates azure, indigo and green goblets, cups and …

Afghanistan

Taliban hold 'face to face meeting' with US official: reports

The Taliban says it has held its first 'face to face meeting' with a US official in a step towards ending the Afghanistan war. US officials have …

Afghanistan

Anti-Tehran Protest Ends In Kabul

Members of the People’s Peace Movement of Afghanistan ended their three-day sit-in protest outside the IranianEmbassy in Kabul on July 27.<p>Before …

Ashraf Ghani

Confession Suggests New Trust In Tajik-Uzbek Relations

Uzbekistan has admitted it sheltered one of Tajikistan's most-wanted criminals for almost 20 years. (The views expressed in this blog post do not …

Tajikistan

Russia, Tajikistan Conduct Joint Exercise in Badakhshan, Near Border With Afghanistan

Tajikistan’s Armed Forces began a four-day joint training exercise, on July 17, with forces from Russia’s 201st military base, located on the …

Afghanistan

More Australian soldiers lost to suicide than fighting in Afghanistan War

Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show from 2001-2014 there were 292 defence force personnel who took their own …

Mental Health

'Warlord' Afghan vice president returns from exile to ease political tension

Accused of rape and torture, Abdul Dostum, a notorious warlord and Afghanistan's vice president, has returned from exile. He was greeted in Kabul by …

Afghanistan