From warlord to Afghan presidential candidate - Associated Press

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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From American ally to U.S.-declared terrorist, and now a presidential candidate in Saturday’s polls, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan’s volatile history over four decades of war. In an interview in his sprawling compound in the Afghan capital this week...

Karzai says Afghan election threatens peace - Associated Press

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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A presidential election that is days away in Afghanistan threatens the troubled nation’s best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war, former President Hamid Karzai told The Associated Press on Tuesday, comparing the vote to asking a heart patient to...

US Expert Says Rift Over Afghan Aid Imperils Prospects For Peace - TOLO News

Friday, September 20, 2019

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In an interview with TOLOnews on Sunday, William Byrd, former head of the World Bank, lent credence to the claim against the current administration that changes in government positions a year ahead of a presidential election are politically motivated...

Tunisian autocrat Ben Ali dies in Saudi exile - Al Jazeera

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Tunisia's overthrown President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland. He was 83. He had been in intensive care in a hospital for three months after battling prostate cancer for years. "Ben Ali just...

Taliban want US deal, but some in bigger hurry than others - Associated Press

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others. Taliban negotiators were at odds with their Council of Leaders, or shura, about whether to travel to Camp David even before...

National service can unite us again - The Hill

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

By: Stephen J. Hadley

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We have a trust problem in America. Only 31 percent of citizens say that others can be trusted. At the same time, the number of hate groups in America has more than doubled since 1999. In the past several months alone, from El Paso to Gilroy, this lack of trust has manifested...