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Hope for peace rekindles in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/14/20, 11:41 am

The United States and the Taliban are expected to announce a roadmap for peace talks Friday after agreeing to a seven-day reduction in violence. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met Friday in Munich with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani about the next steps to end the country’s 18-year war and withdraw thousands of American troops.

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U.S. forces kill al-Qaeda leader

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/07/20, 11:19 am

Qassem al-Rimi, who claimed responsibility for a shooting at a Florida military base, is dead. President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Yemen killed the founder of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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Asia Bibi finds freedom

International | The Pakistani Christian mother chronicles her persecution and new life in Canada after blasphemy case
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/04/20, 06:01 pm

Prison guards chained Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi by her wrists and neck in a squalid cell while other prisoners taunted her, according to her newly published book.

“You already know my story through the media,” she said. “But you are far from understanding my daily life in prison or my new life.”

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