April 13, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Afghanistan's Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Sunday that there have been more more incidents of serious fraud reported in the April presidential election than the previous election in 2009, when more than a million suspect votes were thrown out. The April 5 vote has ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Military Court Centre in Bulford on Friday sentenced a sergeant of the UK Royal Marines to life in prison for the murder of a Taliban insurgent that occurred during the sergeant's overseas deployment. Alexander Blackman, along with four other individuals, was charged with killing a wounded ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that the government plans to put Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason. Sharif did not officially declare that the government was filing charges, stating that the federal government would first consult with other political parties "so that the ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 13, 2009, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zadari signed legislation that officially established Islamic Sharia law in the country's North West Frontier Province of Swat, an area bordering Afghanistan. Islamic militants linked to the Taliban reached an agreement with the government to ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The US gave full control of Bagram Prison to Afghanistan on Monday, winding down US military presence in Afghanistan. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai sought to regain control of the detention center in efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the country, as the US begins withdrawing troops from the ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments on Wednesday in a case challenging the US' authority to detain suspected terrorists indefintely. The law would allow authorities to detain certain suspects indefinitely if they are found to have aided al Qaeda, the Taliban or " ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On December 4, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that the Afghan government failed to ensure and protect human rights in the decade following the demise of the Taliban government. HRW expressed particular concern over the weak Afghan legal system and continued violence towards women, issues ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark
A Judge Advocate General for the Military Court Centre in Bulford ruled Wednesday that five UK Royal Marines charged with murder are to remain anonymous throughout their court martial. The five are charged with killing a wounded Taliban fighter, who appeared in a video that features marines ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 5, 2011, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court indicted seven individuals, two government officials and five Pakistani Taliban in connection with the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Former president Pervez Musharraf was also accused by the Federal Investigation ...[read more]

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