NTM-A leadership gets look at Afghan women owned business progress

KABUL – NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan leadership visited two Afghan women-owned textile businesses that manufacture uniform items for the Afghan National Security Forces, Jan. 17.During the visit, NTM-A Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Hof had the opportunity to directly see the manufacturing capabilities within Kabul and how NTM-A is employing the women of Afghanistan by engaging them […]

Obama signs emergency declaration over Washington wildfire

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned away.The Carlton Complex of fires, which has burned nearly 400 square […]

Two dead and 100,000 without power after storms hit north-east US

Heavy thunderstorms and high winds hit the north-east US on Thursday, felling trees and power lines and causing a state of emergency to be declared in the upstate New York city of Elmira.Two people were killed in the storms: a 61-year-old man who died after scaffolding collapsed outside a church in Brooklyn, and a woman […]

Binyamin Netanyahu’s household spending under criminal investigation

Israel’s attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into suspected mismanagement in the running of the residences of the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu. A report by Israel’s state auditor covering 2009-2013 said some of the taxpayer-funded running costs at the prime minister’s official and private residences were unreasonably high and called for steps to improve […]

Happy Birthday to U…SC!

On Oct. 6, 1880, on the outskirts of an unassuming little frontier town called Los Angeles, the University of Southern California opened its doors to the 53 members of its inaugural class. Exactly 125 years later to the day of its founding, USC presents Festival 125, a four-day birthday bash with the theme “Inventing the […]

Carnage in Cairo: a shocking blow to both the Arab world and the west

Egypt’s latest spasm of violence is by far the worst incident amid a growing catalogue of disillusion with the progress of the February revolution – and a shocking reminder of the potential for deterioration.It is hard to imagine a worse blow than the killing of Coptic protesters by members of the security forces, but all […]

Operation Care delivers hope, supplies to Afghans

By Air Force Staff Sgt. April LapetodaCombined Joint Task Force – 82 Public AffairsBAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – More than 100 Afghans who live near Bagram Airfield received donated supplies through Operation Care at the Elsalam (Egyptian) Field Hospital, May 10.Approximately 25 Operation Care volunteers, which consist of Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy service members, […]

Syria bomb blast kills Hezbollah operative

One of Hezbollah’s most senior operatives has been killed in Syria and buried in his home village in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, the militant group has confirmed.Ali Hussein Nassif, a founding member of the organisation, was killed near Homs over the weekend in what is believed to have been a roadside bomb explosion. A Lebanese government […]

New Africa: the South African artist addressing her family’s past

Nothing in Mary Sibande’s background suggested she would one day be one of South Africa’s most interesting artists. Brought up by her grandparents in the township of Barberton, Mpumalanga, she went to a school at which art wasn’t even taught. And then Nelson Mandela was released. “I was 11 at the time. We’d been brought […]

57 journalists killed in 2010

Fifty-seven journalists worldwide have been killed this year, according to the media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, adding that fewer reporters were being killed in war zones and more were being targeted by criminals or traffickers.The death toll was down 25% from 2009, when 76 journalists were killed. Last year’s record number of deaths was […]

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