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Trump mocks Newsweek over story on Thanksgiving plans

Trump mocks Newsweek over story on Thanksgiving plans

28 Nov 2019 TheHill TheHill

President Trump mocked Newsweek over its story on his Thanksgiving plans after it posted a story Thursday entitled “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”“I thought Newsweek was out of business?” Trump said with a...

Taliban frees American, Australian in prisoner swap

Taliban frees American, Australian in prisoner swap

19 Nov 2019 TheHill TheHill

The Taliban reportedly said it has freed an American and an Australian prisoner as part of a swap for three Taliban members who were released by Afghanistan's government. A Taliban official told The Associated Press that American Kevin...

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high

31 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

More than 4,300 civilians were killed or injured in Afghanistan between July and September, an all-time high for a quarter since such casualties were first recorded in 2009, according to a new report released Thursday.The Special Inspector...

15 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

15 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

22 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

Taliban forces on Monday killed at least 15 Afghan police in the Ali Abad district of Kunduz Province, according to The Associated Press.The militant group launched the attack on a checkpoint late in the evening, leading to an hours-long firefight...

Pelosi, delegation make unannounced trip to Afghanistan

Pelosi, delegation make unannounced trip to Afghanistan

21 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office announced the Speaker and a bipartisan congressional delegation completed a previously unannounced trip to Afghanistan after a trip to Jordan this weekend.“Our delegation received briefings from...

Trump's Syria blunder is escapism not strategy

Trump's Syria blunder is escapism not strategy

11 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria – opening the door to the Turkish invasion that began Wednesday – bears all the distinctive hallmarks of his “America First” foreign policy. It’s impulsive, strategically vapid and...

UN declares US strikes in Afghanistan unlawful

UN declares US strikes in Afghanistan unlawful

09 Oct 2019 TheHill TheHill

A United Nations report issued Wednesday deemed U.S. airstrikes that killed or injured at least 39 Afghan civilians unlawful.The May airstrikes, which hit dozens of sites in the western provinces of Nimroz and Farah, were targeting what the U.S....