Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

Jun 19, 2016

Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of “bacha bazi” — pedophilic boy play — to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults say. The ancient custom ...

Conflicting reports emerge on motives of Orlando shooter

Jun 13, 2016

Conflicting reports emerge on motives of Orlando shooter

He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and who at one point expressed interest in becoming a police officer, though he never pursued it. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen gunned down 50 people at ...

Obama widens U.S. military role in Afghanistan

Jun 11, 2016

Obama widens U.S. military role in Afghanistan

Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Barack Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Libya and Syria, with no end in sight. In Afghanistan, ...