Afghan refugees forced to start over after floods

By RAVI NESSMAN (AP) AZAKHEL, Pakistan — After fleeing the Soviet invasion of his country with nothing, Afghan refugee Ziarat Gul spent three decades building a new life in neighboring Pakistan. After the devastating floods that rolled across Pakistan last month, he...

Shadows and Scalpels: Expanding the “War on Terror” in Yemen

by: Michael Horton, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis, Wednesday 25 August 2010 In an August 14 article entitled, “Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents,” The New York Times reported on how the US is expanding its counterterrorism role in...
Is Yemen the Next Afghanistan?

Is Yemen the Next Afghanistan?

Simon Norfolk/Institute, for The New York Times The village of Rihab in Wadi Dawan, a valley that is the ancestral home of Bin Laden. More Photos » By ROBERT F. WORTH, Published: July 6, 2010 Just before dawn on Dec. 24, an American cruise missile soared high over the...