NYT: Afghan Officials Report "Significant Evidence" of US Involvement in Torture of Civilians
Confirming earlier allegations that US forces were involved in the torture and extrajudicial killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Wardak province, the New York Times reported Sunday that Afghan officials are saying they have "substantial evidence of American involvement" and are pursing the arrest of an American-born and raised Afghani individual working with the US Special Forces on charges of murder and torture.
Photos of the Day: April 4
In today's pictures, children receive treatment at a hospital in Afghanistan, people strike in front of a McDonald's in New York, a leopard falls into a well in India, and more.
Milk Virtual Goats For Womens’ Rights In This New Facebook Game
Instead of spending to grow virtual crops faster, Facebook gamers can turn those purchases into donations for cattle donations and fistula operations in the developing world. A new Facebook game coming to the platform in a few weeks is all about womens’ rights. Based on The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book about women, it’s called Half The Sky and is the fruit of a collaboration between a non-profit Games For Change and Canada’s Frima Studios, which is one of the bigger independent developers in the country. While there have been a few early projects in gaming for social causes like Darfur is Dying and social entrepreneurship game Urgent Evoke, it’s still a pretty new genre. Games For Change’s co-president Asi Rudak says that non-profits often turn to dinners and galas to raise money and awareness of humanitarian issues. And yet, games can have a much farther reach with millions of players. Games For Change put out a $1 million request for proposal ...
At War Blog: Interview With Gen. John R. Allen on Leaving Afghanistan
The New York Times interviewed Gen. John. R. Allen on Sunday, a week before his scheduled departure from Afghanistan after 19 months as the commander of the American and allied forces.
Terrorist attacks soar, deaths down from 2007 peak: study
NEW YORK - The number of terrorist attacks each year has more than quadrupled in the decade since September 11, 2001, a study released on Tuesday said, with Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan the most affected.
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