The link below is to an article that takes a look at the drone warfare success story in the war on terror and the Australian part of the story – Pine Gap.
The link below is to an article that brings up fears of a civil war in Afghanistan – is anyone really surprised by that?
The link below is to an article that reports on the latest Taliban atrocity.
The link below is to an article reporting on the recovery of Malala Yousafzai, following her shooting by the Taliban.
In recent days the world has been shocked yet again by Taliban thugs who shot a 14-year-old girl in the head because of her blogging posts which were critical of the Taliban and promoted the education of females. It would seem the Taliban were intent on proving the girl correct by their cowardly actions. There have now been some arrests over the shooting, while 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai fights for her life in hospital.
The Taliban have moved onto the offensive in Afghanistan with a massive co-ordinated attack. Embassies in Kabul have been targeted, including the British, German, Russian and US embassies, as well as the Afghan Parliament and the NATO headquarters. There are also attacks on other sites in the city. The attacks have been going on now for at least two hours and are continuing.
It is not just Kabul that is under attack, there are attacks also in the cities of Jalalabad, Pul-e-Alam and Gardez.
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Nigeria is in the middle of a war with Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group, believed to be modeled on the Taliban. The group is seeking to force Nigeria into becoming an Islamic nation under sharia law.
The following article reports on the latest violence in Nigeria, including the death of more than 250 people from car bomb attacks in Kano.