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Shiite Mosque

Weekend Reviews: 46 Afghans Killed in Shiite Mosque Bombings

Posted: October 10, 2021 at 6:14 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

At least 46 people were killed, and more than 140 others were injured in a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday afternoon after a suicide bomb attack. An Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) group has taken responsibility for the horrific bombing.   The attack occurred during Friday prayers while the mosque was packed with dozens of worshippers […]

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9/11 Memorial

Weekend Review: Declassified 9/11 Report Implicates Two Saudi Nationals

Posted: September 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

20 years have passed since the 9/11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. However, President Biden’s administration has just declassified a 2016 report tying two Saudi nationals living in the U.S. to the attackers. Some families of victims are rejoicing, as they have been seeking the release of this information for years. Many have long suspected […]

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Hurricane Ida

Weekend Review: Louisiana Braces for Battering from Ida

Posted: August 29, 2021 at 1:51 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Hurricane Ida is coming ashore with winds reaching near Category 5 strength. Weather forecasts anticipate the storm to make landfall at Grand Isle, Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of an “extremely life-threatening storm surge” from the Gulf of Mexico to Mississippi. Destructive winds will likely knock down trees and power lines. Furthermore, levees […]

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Weekend Review: Chaos in Afghanistan as Taliban Takeover Power

Posted: August 22, 2021 at 2:04 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is complete and prominent leaders are returning from exile. The news comes as U.S.-led war efforts which drove the group out nearly 20 years ago have been drawing to a close. President Joe Biden vowed to follow through on his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Aug. […]

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Afghans

As Afghans and Foreigners Flee, Taliban Promise Peace

Posted: August 18, 2021 at 1:20 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Two weeks before President Biden’s official end of the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban already swept through the country and took control of Kabul, the city’s capital. The government of US-backed President Ashraf Ghani collapsed rapidly, culminating in the former president fleeing the country with cash-stuffed cars. After 20 years in the country, the United States […]

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Morning in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, where Taliban advances now threaten to overtake the city.

Weekend Review: Afghanistan on the Verge of Collapse

Posted: August 14, 2021 at 6:58 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban is making extraordinary advances in Afghanistan and now claims 21 of 34 of the country’s provinces. Alarming new research suggests the country’s capital, Kabul, could fall to the militant group within 90 days, according to ABC News. In April, President Joe Biden announced the imminent withdrawal of all remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war efforts. […]

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Taliban

Biden Does Not Regret Withdrawal as Taliban Recaptures Key Cities

Posted: August 11, 2021 at 3:46 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

According to President Joe Biden, nearly 20 years since the US invasion of Afghanistan, the US is set to withdraw almost all troops by August 31st. However, despite the 20 years of military operations, the Taliban still has proved powerful enough to retake key cities as the Americans pull back. The Taliban has recaptured nine provincial […]

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Weekend Review: At Least 68 Dead After Blast Near School in Afghanistan

Posted: May 9, 2021 at 11:46 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

At least 58 people died, and more than 165 were wounded after a car bomb detonated in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Many of the victims were young girls who attended a nearby school. The explosion occurred in the afternoon when girls’ classes were in session, and authorities suspect they were the target.   It is unclear […]

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