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Colonel who quit the Marines in protest pleads for Alexander Blackman to be given a fair hearing as commanding officer reveals the 'acute stress' jailed soldier was under

colonel who quit the marines in protest pleads for alexander blackman to be given a fair hearing as commanding officer reveals the 'acute stress' jailed soldier was under
Colonel Oliver Lee said the court martial that condemned Alexander Blackman to life in prison for murdering a dying Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan was 'not balanced'.

Afghan refugee becomes country's second-ever female air force pilot

Captain Safia Ferozi now flies transport planes for Afghanistan's air force

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News video: Hunger Growing In Asia-Pacific Region

Hunger Growing In Asia-Pacific Region 00:52

The fight against hunger needs to be mainly fought in the Asia-Pacific region of the world, where 60 of world hunger occurs. In recent years several countries have lost access to resources and hunger..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Young Afghan freestyle cyclists use exercise as an escape from violence

Young Afghan freestyle cyclists use exercise as an escape from violence 03:39

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News video: The Hemsworth's Are Set To Play A Couple In New Film

The Hemsworth's Are Set To Play A Couple In New Film 00:34

Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky are embarking on possibly one of their easiest roles yet as the couple will play a couple on the big screen in the upcoming film 'Horse Soldiers.' The film is..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Gen. John F. Kelly

Gen. John F. Kelly 01:16

President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired four-star Marine General John F. Kelly as his choice for secretary of homeland security. The 66 year old had a 40-year career in the Marine Corps and..
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News video: 'Mad Dog' Mattis The Warrior Intellectual

'Mad Dog' Mattis The Warrior Intellectual 00:32

Thursday night President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his "Gen. George Patton" in picking Gen. Jim Mattis. 66 year-old Mattis is a storied retired Marine general. He's..
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Female Afghan cyclists push boundaries one wheelie at a time

KABUL (Reuters) - Brushing aside suicide bombings and public scorn, the young women of Afghanistan's first freestyle cycling club hope their pop-a-wheelies, bunnyhops and backflips will trailblaze a...

Jailed Taunton Marine Sgt Alexander Blackman secures new Afghan...

jailed taunton marine sgt alexander blackman secures new afghan...
The case of Taunton Royal Marine jailed for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan will be heard by the Courts Martial Appeal Court for a second time. An 11-month investigation has seen The Criminal..
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Member of Bowe Bergdahl's platoon says he shouldn't get pardon from Obama

A soldier who fought in the same platoon as Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan has said he should not get a pardon from outgoing President Obama for desertion.

The Other Classical Musics, Wigmore Hall, London, review: A bold move to throw open its doors this year to the music of the Muslim world

The final part of a new concert series at London's Wigmore Hall celebrating non-European classical traditions from Afghanistan to Azerbaijan focused on music in China and Syria

Bowe Bergdahl attorney: 'Keep open mind over case'

bowe bergdahl attorney: 'keep open mind over case'
How should US soldier Bowe Bergdahl be treated after walking off his combat post in Afghanistan? A US military veteran discusses the options with Sgt Bergdahl's attorney.
BBC News

Afghan migrant ‘raped and murdered’ EU official's daughter in Germany

afghan migrant ‘raped and murdered’ eu official's daughter in germany
Hussein K., just 17 and from Afghanistan, has been linked by his DNA to the murder of Maria Ladenburger, 19, in Freiburg, Germany.

Bergdahl seeks pardon before Trump takes office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the..

Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon

bowe bergdahl appeals to obama for pardon
US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.
BBC News

India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with..

Trump speaks with leaders of Afghanistan, Singapore

(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the Trump transition team said in a statement.

Fascinating pictures from Afghanistan in the 60s and 70s reveal a welcoming country

fascinating pictures from afghanistan in the 60s and 70s reveal a welcoming country
Fascinating images from Frenchman Francois Pommery, taken during visits in 1969 and 1974, reveal a nation of beautiful vistas and welcoming people, happy to have their pictures taken.

Trump appoints Gen 'Mad Dog' Mattis as US defence secretary

trump appoints gen 'mad dog' mattis as us defence secretary
US President-elect Donald Trump has named Gen James Mattis, a former marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as his defence secretary.
BBC News

Afghan War hero inspires students at North Lindsey College

afghan war hero inspires students at north lindsey college
Students at North Lindsey College were paid a visit by Afghan War hero Ben Parkinson yesterday (December 1). Ben, who is from Doncaster, lost his legs in Afghanistan after his armoured Land Rover hit a..
Scunthorpe Telegraph

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