Less than a month after 9/11, the United States invaded Afghanistan, where Al-Qaeda planned the attacks. The war lasted nearly 20 years and became America’s longest war and cost the lives of more than 2,200 American service members. The U.S. withdrew its final forces in August, leading to chaos. Charlie D'Agata reports from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border where people are desperate to flee.
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Afghan journalists have to strike what may be an impossible balance: Appearing in public and on air to report without provoking the ire of the Taliban.
Islamic State-allied jihadists killed 18 Nigerian security personnel in an ambush on their convoy using roadside bombs and rockets in one of the deadliest assaults on the army this year, military sources said on Thursday.
- Business Insider
Aircraft that can operate on land and sea create "even more complex dilemmas" for rivals, a US Air Force Special Operations Command official said.
The Ohio Republican's attack on Democrats got flipped back on him.
The editorial board of Albany's Times Union asks the New York Republican "how low" she can go in its withering essay.
Twitter users issued a collective "no" in response to a post from Donald Trump's son.
People on Twitter think they spotted side-eye, and sent the term "even Bannon" trending.
- LA Times
Months after the Feb. 1 coup, citizens are fighting back against Myanmar's brutal military. Many say international pressure has yielded no results.
The last time Noel Joseph saw his uncle, they spent most of their visit discussing a daring proposition: going public with criticism of Eritrean autocrat Isaias Afwerki.
Occupancy drops in Trump's flagship Fifth Avenue building in Manhattan.
- The Daily Beast
NewsmaxNewsmax host Grant Stinchfield absolutely lost his mind Wednesday night when a veteran helping Americans and Afghan allies flee Afghanistan offered the mildest of criticism of former President Donald Trump. Joe Saboe, an Iraq War veteran who recently founded the rescue organization Team America, appeared on Stinchfield’s eponymous Newsmax program to discuss his group’s efforts in assisting those looking to escape Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.The first few minutes of the inte
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Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS/GettyRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reportedly bankrolled his mistress’s travel abroad with him on official diplomatic trips to almost two dozen countries around the world, according to a new bombshell report from Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s team. The report, entitled “Yachts, bribes and a mistress. What Minister Lavrov is hiding,” details a plethora of luxury digs and yachts enjoyed by the couple, including a yacht owned by the notoriou
- Business Insider
Budget overruns and culture clashes over long vacations plagued the $50 billion submarine deal France got booted from in favor of the US and UK
France was only given a few hours' warning that it had lost a lucrative submarine contract with Australia. But the deal had problems for years before.
- LA Times
What's next for rural California, which heartily supported recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom?
- Defense News
What comes after the MC-130 and CV-22s operated today by Air Force Special Operations Command?
The Florida Republican's response to the pandemic is hammered in author Don Winslow's latest video, which has topped 1 million views.
- Associated Press
Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to begin manufacturing the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in a project that could add at least 150 jobs on the company's southwest Illinois campus, officials said Friday. Boeing will build the MQ-25 Stingray, the Navy's first carrier-based unmanned aircraft in a state-of-the-art plant of about 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters). Gathered at the airport in Mascoutah, about 29 miles (47 kilometers) southeast of St. Louis, company representatives and politicians celebrated not only Boeing's expansion of operations which currently employ 70.
A real estate mogul dubbed “China’s richest woman” before her sudden disappearance in 2017 has recently reached out to her ex-husband. Ascent to wealth: Weihong Duan, who also goes by her English nickname “Whitney,” became a billionaire through Taihong, the real estate development firm she founded in 1996. Duan reportedly grew up in a one-room apartment in a small town in Shandong province.
- Washington Examiner
NUCLEAR BEATS DIESEL: While France is fuming that the U.S. and U.K. effectively scuttled a $66 billion deal for Australia to buy 12 French diesel-powered submarines by offering highly sensitive nuclear submarine technology, the Australians say the Americans and Brits simply offered a superior product.
Public approval of U.S. President Joe Biden has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, with Americans appearing to be increasingly critical of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The national poll, conducted Sept. 15-16, found that 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure. While most Americans support the kind of vaccine and mask requirements that Biden has ordered recently to slow the spread of the Delta variant, some Republicans have criticized what they consider to be an overreaction by the White House.