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Doctors Without Borders Meets Bombing Without Consequences

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, we bombed some folks at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Will anyone be held account...

Why Bombing a Hospital Is a War Crime

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Bombing a hospital, especially with deliberate intent -- apparently at the behest of the Afghan government, which has hated the hospital for treating the injured regardless what side they're on -- is depraved and utterly reckless.

'It's Your Allies, Stupid' -- America's Greater Middle East Disasters (Pt 1)

Barry Lando | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

The devastation of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by an American AC-130 gunship is a microcosm of much that is wrong with U.S. policies across the entire region: in a couple of words -- America's allies.

Obama Apologizes To Doctors Without Borders

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

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Kunduz Hospital Was Raided By Afghan Special Forces Just Three Months Before U.S. Bombing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Afghan special forces raided the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz less than three months before a U.S. bombing killed 22 staff members and p...

U.S. Commander Thinks Troops Didn't Follow Rules

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

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White House: Defense Department Probing Deadly Kunduz Airstrike

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is investigating the deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz,...

Doctors Without Borders Enraged Over 'Deliberate' Kunduz Hospital Bombing

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

A top U.S. commander said Tuesday that the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan was accidental -- but the h...

Obama's Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta.  The actual text of the ...

Saturday's Bombing Not The First Time Kunduz Suffered A Huge Strike

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

On Sept. 4, 2009, about 100 residents of Kunduz, Afghanistan, were killed, in a similar horror to Saturday's hour-long bombing on a Doctors ...

U.S. Promises To Get Facts On Afghan Hospital Bombing

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

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John McCain Blames Hospital Bombing Partly On U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

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Doctors Without Borders Demands Investigation Of Afghan Hospital Airstrike

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into a sus...

Doctors Without Borders Says Hospital Was Not "A Human Shield" For Taliban

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.04.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO for...

At Least 19 Killed After Airstrike Hits Afghan Hospital

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, includi...

U.S. Airstrike On Kunduz May Have Killed Several Doctors Without Borders Staffers

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.03.2015 | World

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Bernie Sanders Calls Out Obama Team On Global Drug Prices

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

  WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday urged the Obama administration to reverse its opposition to a proposal ...

Boko Haram's Young Victims Process Trauma Through Heartbreaking Drawings

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact

After Abeni, 16, escaped Boko Haram’s wrath in Nigeria, she hoped her increasing nightmare would come to an end. The terror group killed her par...

Video Shows Harrowing Rescue Amid Deadly Migrant Boat Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

The humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders has released footage of harrowing scenes on the Mediterranean Sea showing the group trying to save hu...

Obama's Fast Track Attack on Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

The President is asking for "fast track" authority to let the White House be the sole negotiator on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The so-called partnership is an insult to all U.S. workers, with many provisions that will hurt women the most.

Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The May 10th Agreement struck the right balance between the need to promote innovation and the need to protect public health. TPP must meet the standards set in the May 10th Agreement. Right now, it does not.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Ship Carrying Emergency Medical Aid Reaches Yemen's Port Of Aden

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen, April 8 (Reuters) - Houthi forces fought battles street by street with local militia in the old center of Aden o...

The End of Ebola? Lessons at the Epidemic's One Year Anniversary

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Going forward, we need to be better prepared for further outbreaks of this and other infectious agents. Maybe someday in the future, Ebola will be sealed and contained in a building. But in the modern age, even such containment is only temporary.

Syrian Surgeon, Supported By Doctors Without Borders, Performs His First C-Section While Under Siege

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

As shelling pierced the air outside, a recent medical school graduate continued to carefully examine a pregnant Syrian women who was about to go into ...