News headlines for “War on Terror”, page 3

  1. U.S. Withdrawal a Blessing and a Curse for Afghans

    Saturday, April 07, 2012

    Though the United States’ announcement to pull its troops from Afghanistan by 2014 was celebrated by most Afghans as the imminent end of a protracted and controversial foreign occupation, there are lingering questions about the outcome of such a withdrawal.

  2. New Leaders in Yemen, Same Old System

    Friday, April 06, 2012

    A new report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) Friday contends that the dearth of meaningful reform in the protection of human rights and the rule of law in Yemen threatens political stability as the fledgling transitional government copes with a deteriorating economy and continued violence.

  3. To Hell With Suicide Bombers, Not Heaven

    Thursday, April 05, 2012

    Suicide bombers act in the name of Islam — but clerics deny them even last rites over such killing of others and themselves that they see as un-Islamic.

  4. Turkey's Ex-Army Chief on Trial for Coup Plot

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Ilker Basbug, Turkey's former army chief, has gone on trial on charges of leading a terrorist group accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  5. French Muslims Fear Stigmatisation After Killings

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    'The murderer is gone, and now it’s us who will have to live with the consequences.' That’s how a Muslim shopkeeper summed up for IPS the death and legacy of the man suspected of murdering seven people in three separate attacks in France.

  6. Karzai's Team Clashes over Relations With U.S.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    The increasing influence of a conservative circle within President Hamid Karzai's palace has impeded progress in signing a crucial strategic agreement with the U.S. to chart the relationship beyond 2014, officials and analysts have said.

  7. Taliban Face the Music in Pakistan

    Saturday, March 17, 2012

    Not so long ago, Gul Pana’s pursuit of a career as a professional singer in Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) province would have invited certain death at the hands of the Taliban.

  8. U.S.: More Bad News on the Afghan Front

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    While U.S. officials insisted their counterinsurgency strategy is still working, Sunday's pre-dawn massacre by a U.S. staff sergeant of 16 people, including nine children, in their homes in Kandahar province has dealt yet another body blow to Washington's hopes to sustain a significant military presence in Afghanistan after 2014.

  9. Groups Reject Holder's Defence of Targeted Assassination

    Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    Two days after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder outlined the statutory justifications for 'targeted killings', civil liberties groups here continue to question the legality of the Obama administration's policy, particularly as it applies to the rights and very lives of both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.

  10. Pakistan's Hospitals That Come Home

    Sunday, March 04, 2012

    With no money to see a doctor, Gul Lakhta,50, had resigned himself to blindness when a ‘mobile hospital’ drove into his village in the Bajaur Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), on Pakistan’s rugged border with Afghanistan.

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