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Report: Prisoner at CIA black site used as teaching prop

The Cobalt and the Salt Pit prisoner was used to teach enhanced torture techniques CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach interrogators torture techniques 14…

Is Washington reprising the Soviet-Afghan playbook in the Russia-Ukraine war?

The response to Putin’s aggression evokes memories of the US strategy to bleed Moscow in Afghanistan Photo: A monument to Soviet soldiers killed in Afghanistan during the 1979-1989…

The U.S. drops an average of 46 bombs a day

The U.S. has dropped at least 337,000 bombs and missiles in 20 years Photo: Afghan residents and family members of the victims gather next to a damaged vehicle…

An insider’s view of UK’s shambolic Afghan exit

A former Foreign Office diplomat suggested that out of an estimated 75,000-150,000 people who applied for evacuation under the Leave Outside the Rules scheme, fewer than 5% received assistance. Photo: Evacuees…

Watch: SBS Dateline (Documentaries)

SBS Dateline features international documentaries on many current affairs topics not covered elsewhere. 24 October 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media ‘Dateline is an Australian award-winning international…

Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

While the movement’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has downplayed the threat, saying this week that Islamic State had no effective presence in Afghanistan, commanders on the ground do not…

Afghanistan: Ex-Bagram inmates recount stories of abuse, torture

Former prisoners return to the now-abandoned US-run Bagram jail, which was notorious for ‘enhanced torture.‘ Photo: Hamza recounts the torture he endured during his imprisonment at Bagram [Agnieszka…

US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

A U.S. drone strike launched in Afghanistan late last month killed as many as 10 civilians, and not an ISIS-K terrorist Photo: A view of the damage at…

Watch: Inside US detention centre at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan

Photo: Screenshot: US detention centre at Bagram airbase 13 September 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Sky News has seen inside the detention centre where thousands of…

Head of new Afghan government calls on ex-officials to return

Speaking to Al Jazeera, acting PM Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund reiterates Taliban promise of amnesty for anyone who worked alongside the US and the gov’t it backed. Photo:…

Watch: America After 9/11 (PBS)

This program centers on the United States’ political and military actions following the 2001 attacks and sheds light on 20 years of a new normal. 08 September 2021…

Afghanistan: Lack of food, aid, money and prolonged drought put 10 million at risk

The UN says an additional 18 million people are also facing a humanitarian disaster as money either promised or frozen in the US remains out of reach. Photo:…

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