Tensions Unfold Between Pakistan and the U.S. as Washington Suspends Security Assistance to Islamabad

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppSince the 2011 capture of Osama Bin Laden, concealed away in the outlands of Abbottabad, Pakistan, the U.S. has had their doubts about Pakistan’s alliance with the American government. With Donald Trump in power, unresolved questions and suspicions have escalated. Washington raised the suspicions by denouncing Pakistan of playing a “double game,” in regard to Pakistan’s possible aid to the Taliban and association with the Afghani guerilla insurgent group, the Haqqani network. In 2012, soon after the arrest of Bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi,…

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British Secretary of State’s Secret Meetings With Israeli Ambassadors

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppPriti Patel, British Secretary of State in International Development, resigned last week due to a conspicuous breach in regulation when she met with Israeli diplomats upon her two-week holiday over the summer, contradicting her statement of visiting her family. This sudden and covert meet was arranged and violated ministerial protocol, causing her political termination. As the lead of International Development, Patel’s role is supporting and providing needs for the underdeveloped and communities of developing countries. Her duties can vary from education benefits to health and…

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Puerto Ricans still struggle in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, fear waterborne diseases

Puerto Rico after Hurrican Maria

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOver a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, its residents now have something else to fear—outbreaks of waterborne disease. Health professionals now fear the worst, as waterborne illnesses are rapidly on the rise. On Tuesday, the death toll due to the storm and its aftermath rose to 51. The two latest victims died of leptospirosis, Puerto Rico Public Affairs Secretary Ramon Rosario told the Associated Press. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease most often caused by contact with contaminated water. Although spread…

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3 Special Forces soldiers killed, 2 wounded in ambush

Nigerien Forces training in Niger

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThree soldiers with the United States Special Forces were killed and two wounded in an ambush in Niger on Wednesday. The troops were on a training mission with others from Niger in northwestern Africa, The New York Times reports. Lieutenant Commander Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) in Stuttgart Germany, confirmed the attack on U.S. and Nigerien patrols in an email. The soldiers, all five are Green Berets, came under hostile fire 120 miles to the north of Niger’s capital,…

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U.S. echoes U.N., condemns Myanmar for ethnic cleansing

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley echoes the U.N.’s accusations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, reports Reuters Thursday. Haley delivered her speech at the U.N. headquarters in New York City during a security council meeting nearly a week ago on September 21. In her remarks, Haley demanded Myanmar’s leaders be reprimanded, calling for the removal and punishment of military leaders behind the ongoing repression. Reuters points out that Haley didn’t threaten U.S. sanctions, which were suspended during the Obama administration. The Trump administration…

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