Associated Press/Photo by Hani Mohammed

Trump vetoes Yemen resolution

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/17/19, 01:03 pm

President Donald Trump late on Tuesday vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabian involvement in the civil war in Yemen. The House on April 4 approved a Senate-backed measure to cut off U.S. involvement in the war, but Congress doesn’t have enough votes to override the veto.

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Free Burma Rangers

‘If your enemy is hungry …’

War | An eyewitness account from the last ISIS stronghold in Syria
by Dave Eubank
Posted 4/13/19, 07:24 am

BAGHUZ, Syria—Bullets flew by our faces and smacked into the ground around us. Snipers were shooting at us from the tent-and-truck city that was Baghuz, the last physical stronghold of Islamic State (ISIS). Below us, in a smoke-and-dust-shrouded valley at a bend in the Euphrates River, was the distillation of the most hard-core living ISIS members.

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Associated Press/Photo by Allauddin Khan (file)

Taliban launch spring offensive

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/12/19, 11:33 am

The Taliban on Friday announced a spring offensive amid ongoing peace talks with the United States and Afghan forces. In a lengthy statement delivered in five languages, the Islamic extremist group said the operation would focus on “cleansing our Muslim homeland from invasion and corruption.” The Taliban release a similar statement every year, though it has carried out near-daily attacks against security forces over the winter. On Monday, a roadside bomb near the main U.S.

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