US Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

US Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff August 22 at 7:00 AM A Marine and a Navy corpsman from Task Force Southwest watch Afghan soldiers conduct medical training in a mock Afghan house. (Thomas Gibbons-Neff/The Washington Post) CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan — In Marine Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr.’s office on this small, dusty base, there is a leather couch, a map of Helmand province and a white board marked with half a […]

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Trapped between Israel and Hamas, Gaza’s wasted generation is going nowhere

Trapped between Israel and Hamas, Gaza’s wasted generation is going nowhere

They are the Hamas generation, raised under the firm hand of an Islamist militant movement. They are the survivors of three wars with Israel and a siege who find themselves as young adults going absolutely nowhere. In many circles in Gaza, it is hard to find anyone in their 20s with real employment, with a monthly salary. They call themselves a wasted generation. Ten years after […]

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Veto by Polands President might have just saved entire eastern EU

Veto by Polands President might have just saved entire eastern EU

By RICK LYMANJULY 24, 2017 President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Warsaw on Monday. “Poland needs reform of the judiciary,” he said, “but I am a supporter of a wise reform.”   Credit Pawel Supernak/European Pressphoto Agency WARSAW — Poland’s president defied expectations on Monday and vetoed two proposed laws that would have given the right-wing governing party direct control of the judiciary, in a move that […]

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An open letter to Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

An open letter to Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

An open letter to the Chancellor Mrs Dr. Angela Merkel Dear Dr. Merkel,   With regards to the disastrous security circumstances, 500 injured police offers a few suggestions from us: Please choose for future events Countries like Iceland or North Norway. Somewhere where it is really cold. So the left winged terrorists can cool down, or at least their fingers freeze to the Molotow Bottles […]

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G20 Protests in Hamburg

G20 Protests in Hamburg

    HAMBURG — German security forces clad in riot gear clashed with protesters on the eve of the Group of 20 summit here, using water cannons and pepper spray to clear an anti-capitalist march in which a militant group with anarchist sympathies had a prominent presence. The skirmish followed an hour-long standoff adjacent to Hamburg’s harbor, where protesters were attempting to move from a public square […]

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German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

The German Parliament’s vote on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage resulted in jubilation in Berlin. CreditFabrizio Bensch/Reuters BERLIN — When Sarah Kermer proposed to her girlfriend in March, she knew she was in love, but she did not know when, if ever, Germany would allow them to marry. The answer came early Friday morning, when the lower house of the German Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage after a brisk […]

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Press Picture of the day. Mossul.

Press Picture of the day. Mossul.

Copyright by Reuters.com   We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul. That’s when we spotted civilians fleeing the tightening noose around the Islamic State militants by scrambling through a hole in a wall […]

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Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

By Geir Moulson | AP June 16 at 9:25 PM BERLIN — Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen. He was 87.“A life has ended and the person who lived it will go down in history” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, […]

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130 imams refuse to perform funeral prayer for London killers

130 imams refuse to perform funeral prayer for London killers

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Metropolitan Police Commissioner: “Many people risked their own safety to help others” during London attacks

Metropolitan Police Commissioner: “Many people risked their own safety to help others” during London attacks

Metropolitan Police Commissioner: “Many people risked their own safety to help others” during London attacks https://t.co/ngq4iiYBdS pic.twitter.com/zz131MZDD8 — CNN (@CNN) 4. Juni 2017     Please share…

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