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Exclusive: CENTCOM Head Says US Focused Only on Strikes in Afghan that Prevent Attacks on ...

Voa News 14 Jun 2021
troops withdrawal is complete, and counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan will be limited to instances when attack plans have been discovered to strike the U.S ... troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept ... Since President Joe Biden took office, he has ordered the full withdrawal of U.S.
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Business News: NYSTEC appoints senior executive Kevin Owens as new CEO

Observer Dispatch 14 Jun 2021
New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC) announced that its board of directors has selected Kevin Owens as the company’s new chief executive officer ... He served in Afghanistan as a battalion surgeon with the 1st Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment and was a medical officer at Fort Hood, Texas, before he moved to the Mohawk Valley.
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All eyes on Israel premier Naftali Bennett as he trades tech for politics

Business Day 14 Jun 2021
Most Israeli premiers arrive from the public sector or the military. Naftali Bennett is the first to enter politics from the world of tech ...   ... Forbes Israel estimates that Bennett’s share will reap $5m ... Main goal ... Of course, Bush also declared war on Iraq and Afghanistan. Bennett, who served as an officer in an elite combat unit, is no dove ...  .
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Does the British government care about veterans’ suicides?

The Spectator 13 Jun 2021
Speaking as a veteran and ex-British Army officer like Mercer, I can’t say I blame him. One tour of Afghanistan was enough to break me ... Mercer’s most recent broadside came after the news that the eleventh person from 2 Rifles, an infantry regiment that served in Iraq and Afghanistan, had killed himself.
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Legal Experts: Afghan MPs Not Above the Law

Tolo News 13 Jun 2021
Reports said there are dozens of criminal and corruption cases involving members of Afghanistan’s Parliament and these members have not appeared in court ... Meanwhile, the Office of the Attorney General of Afghanistan has said that it has launched an investigation into the reports of illegal activities involving some members of the Parliament.
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Hamas criticizes Rep. Ilhan Omar for comparing its to US, Israel

Cleveland Jewish News 13 Jun 2021
aggression in Afghanistan as an equal footing,” Basem Naim, a member of Hamas’ International Relations Office, said in a statement posted on the terror group’s website ... “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.” ...
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Pakistan's 'mango diplomacy' finds no takers in US, China

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2021
According to ANI, Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) sent boxes of the fruit to heads of more than 32 countries on Wednesday but the US and China among others have declined to accept them ... The newspaper also said Pakistan's Foreign Office also listed French president Emmanuel Macron among the recipients but Paris hasn't responded.
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Greece: Four Afghan migrants jailed over Moria camp fire

Al Jazeera 13 Jun 2021
The defendants claim they were targeted by the witness, an ethnic Pashtun, as all six are Hazara, a persecuted minority in Afghanistan. Other witnesses for the prosecution were police officers, firefighters called to the scene in September 2020 and staff from the European Asylum Service and nongovernmental groups who worked at the camp ... Reuters]. .
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4 Afghans Get 10-Year Jail Terms for Greek Migrant Camp Fire

Voa News 13 Jun 2021
The defendants claim they were targeted by the witness, an ethnic Pashtun, as all six are Hazara, a persecuted minority in Afghanistan. Other witnesses for the prosecution were police officers, firefighters called to the scene in September 2020 and staff from the European Asylum Service and nongovernmental groups who worked at the camp ... .
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New York investigators hand over 27 smuggled art objects valued at $3.8m to Cambodia

The Art Newspaper 12 Jun 2021
The district attorney’s office noted that for many years, its antiquities trafficking unit has been investigating Kapoor and fellow conspirators for the illegal looting, export and sale of ancient art from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar and other nations.
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Indian military academy holds passing out parade for 425 cadets in Dehradun

Hindustan Times 12 Jun 2021
Lt Gen RP Singh, Western Army Commander, took the salute of parade as reviewing officer ... 84 officers will be part of forces of nine friendly nations including Afghanistan, Bhutan.
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Four Afghans get 10 years for Greek migrant camp fire

The New Arab 12 Jun 2021
The defendants claim they were targeted by the witness, an ethnic Pashtun, as all six are Hazara, a persecuted minority in Afghanistan. Other witnesses for the prosecution were police officers, firefighters called to the scene in September 2020 and staff from the European Asylum Service and non-governmental groups who worked at the camp ... ....
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STORIES OF HONOR: Hubbards have legacy of honorable service

Johnson City Press 12 Jun 2021
Hubbard shared that although he had to face some obstacles as a black man in the military during the civil rights movement, he persisted in his pursuits to become an officer ... During his 30-year military career of honorable service to the United States, Hubbard mentored many black Army officers from SCSC and other institutions.
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State & Union: Olean High, SBU alum graduates today from Army War College

Olean Times Herald 11 Jun 2021
David Spencer, who served many months in Afghanistan in both combat and administrative roles in his career, is a distinguished graduate of the War College, earning a master’s degree in strategic studies ... Army Soldiers, Marines, Afghan National Army and Afghan security guards — and later was brigade fire support officer.
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Frontex turning ‘blind eye’ to human rights violations, says former deputy

The Observer 11 Jun 2021
In his first interview since leaving office, Gil Arias Fernández, former deputy director at Frontex and once tipped for the top post, said he was deeply worried about the agency’s damaged reputation, its decision to arm officers, and its inability to stop the far-right infiltrating its ranks, amid anti-migrant movements across Europe.
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