Media Watch

'19Jan
11

How US, Europe, Israel and Gulf States nurtured ISIS

By Owei LakemfaTHE United States (US) like a country under bombardment, scrambled its National Security Adviser, John Bolton and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo into the air. Their flights are taking them through...
'19Jan
09

Problem of captured IS fighters grows as US plans Syria exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters have been captured in Syria, and what to do with them has become a problem for the Trump administration as it prepares to pull American troops from the...
'19Jan
09

The US is greatly downplaying the size of the Afghan Taliban

In-Depth Coverage Rupert Stone 08 Jan 2019Official estimates of the Afghan Taliban's manpower are wildly off the mark and the Taliban is likely as strong now as it was at the start of the Afghan war in 2001.The US...
'19Jan
09

Fate of detained IS fighters uncertain as US exits Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — What to do with hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria has become a critical and growing problem for the Trump administration as it prepares to pull troops out of the country...
'19Jan
09

Africa in December: Electoral mayhem in the DRC, the violent suppression of seething Sudanese, and more

The delay in announcement of election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing friction and has raised suspicions of electoral fraud. There is concern that the main presidential contender, Emmanuel...
'19Jan
07

A U.S. Commander Went For A Rare Stroll In Baghdad. Many Iraqis Just Shrugged

Enlarge this image U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Austin Renforth (center) went with his Iraqi counterpart, Lt. Gen. Jalil Jabbar al-Rubaie (center left), for a tour of...
'19Jan
06

Trump unleashed a collective facepalm in Afghanistan with account of 1979 Soviet invasion

Paris_Tuileries_Garden_Facepalm_statue.jpg. Creative Commons image.US President Donald Trump's unique brand of historical analysis — whether referring to events that happened yesterday or decades ago — is often...
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