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2009-03-01 10:18:00

Fareed Zakaria Writes, "It is crucial that we adopt a more sophisticated strategy toward radical Islam" Not All Islamic Fundamentalists Support Jihad or are Potential Terrorists NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In the March 9 Newsweek cover, "Radical Islam Is a Fact of Life. How to Live With It" (on newsstands Monday, March 2), Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria argues that radical Islam is a fact of life, which we must learn to deal with. He emphatically does not say that we...

2009-02-17 10:43:00

KABUL, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. power engineering company Symbion Power, in collaboration with Hart Security and AREVA Transmission and Distribution, announced today the final phase of their OPERATION WARM TOES initiative. At its completion, OWT will provide more than 3200 pairs of winter boots and shoes, as well as more than 2500 pairs of socks, to needy children in Afghanistan. The first distribution took place at a school in Kabul on December 25, 2008, where nearly 800 children were...

2009-02-11 07:00:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former decorated U.S. Marine Sergeant filed a 10 million dollar claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Friday, February 6, 2009 for being harassed and targeted because of his faith as a Muslim. Sgt. Affraz Mohammed was falsely accused, prosecuted, and later acquitted during court martial proceedings for allegedly attempting to purchase an unlicensed firearm. During his wrongful prosecution, and...

2008-12-28 23:01:00

KABUL, Afghanistan and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Asia Foundation released "State Building, Security, and Social Change in Afghanistan: Reflections on a Survey of the Afghan People," a collection of six essays that analyze in-depth the findings of the largest public opinion survey ever conducted in Afghanistan. The survey, "Afghanistan in 2008: A Survey of the Afghan People," was preceded by similar surveys in 2004, 2006, and 2007. All essays in this analytical...

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2008-12-26 10:20:00

A CIA officer gave an Afghan chieftain Viagra in an attempt to obtain information about Taliban movements.The bearded Afghan, looking to be in his late 60s, returned enthusiastically with information and asking for more pills, after receiving the four blue Viagra pills from a CIA officer earlier.According to officials involved in Afghanistan, this is how some battles are won, through novel incentives and creative bargaining in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods.  The officials...

2008-11-24 22:43:15

The Pakistani military, claiming a major victory in the violence-wracked northwest region, said its security forces killed 25 militants and arrested 40 more. The security forces also seized large quantities of arms and ammunition during their operation in the Michini area, Dawn newspaper reported Tuesday. One policeman and two paramilitary soldiers died in the fighting, police said. Malik Naveed, the provincial police chief, said the security forces control most of the insurgency-hit areas...

2008-11-13 03:00:07

The commercial attache of Iran's consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, was kidnapped Thursday after gunmen shot and killed his guard, police told GEO TV. The network reported Hashmatullah Atharzadeh was traveling to his office from his home when gunmen stopped his vehicle in the Hayatabad area and took him hostage. His guard identified was gunned down when he tried to offer resistance, the report said. The Iranian Consulate was quoted as saying it had received a report of Atharzadeh's kidnap....

2008-11-13 03:00:01

A suicide vehicle-bomb attack Thursday on a U.S. military convoy in Afghanistan killed at least 10 Afghan civilians and one U.S. soldier, authorities said. The attacker rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the convoy at a crowded marketplace in Bati Kot town, outside Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, CNN reported. The U.S. network quoted the U.S. military as saying 25 more people were injured. Local police put the figure at 40, the report said. Thursday is when families and other...

2008-11-07 06:00:07

By Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan's government has stepped up efforts to win the cooperation of tribal leaders to try to build security at the village level and fend off the Taliban. The strategy has the backing of coalition forces and is similar to a successful effort in Iraq, where powerful tribal leaders turned on al-Qaeda. "We're coming back to recognize tribal leadership, to empower and acknowledge them as leaders within their communities," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen....

2008-11-05 15:00:12

Civilians including women and children were killed in a U.S. air strike aimed at Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Kandihar province, Afghan officials said. A spokesman for the governor of Kandihar said "a huge number" of people were killed and injured Monday at a wedding party mistakenly targeted by U.S. forces after a firefight with Taliban militants in the same village, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Ahmad Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai and...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.