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One Night in Kunduz, One Morning in New York

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Laura Gottesdiener

Like any good story, there's what happened -- and then there's the version you're asked to believe. Let's start with the first one.

Doctors Without Borders Staff Shot While Fleeing Kunduz Hospital, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

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Women In South Sudan Are Strong, Powerful And Resilient

Doctors Without Borders | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

A woman walks into the labor ward, straight through to the delivery table. Five minutes later her baby is born. Two hours ago, she was in active labo...

Air Strikes Hit At Least 12 Syrian Hospitals In Past Weeks: MSF

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Air strikes in northern Syria have hit at least 12 hospitals in recent weeks, killing at least 35 patients and medical sta...

Doctors Without Borders Hospital In Yemen Hit By Airstrikes

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- A Doctors Without Borders hospital in Saada, Yemen, was hit by multiple airstrikes overnight, the group announced Tuesday morning. The ...

7 Volunteers Whose Lives Were Changed By Refugees

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

ATHENS  -- Nearly 540,000 refugees and migrants have arrived on the Greek islands since the beginning of the year, according to the Int...

House Democrats Call For Independent Investigation Into Kunduz Hospital Bombing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is growing momentum among House Democrats pushing for an independent investigation into the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Bor...

What If Hussein's Love Was Like A Virus That Could Infect World Leaders?

Jota Echevarría | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Jota Echevarría

I need to believe that Hussein's humanity, solidarity and generosity are like a virus that could spread. I need to believe that one day, those in power, who make decisions about other people's lives (from their big offices or extravagant dinners) will be "infected" by Hussein's virus.

Even War Has Rules

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

In many of today's armed conflicts airstrikes are increasingly being used, and when civilians are killed, there is an absence of accountability.

Witnesses' Recollection Of Kunduz Hospital Attack Contradicts Official Statements

The Guardian | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Doctors at the Kunduz hospital were meant to be catching up on their sleep in an underground bunker, but after five days of raging battles the wards ...

Cruising the Skies of the Greater Middle East Blasting Away at Civilians

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

To this day, it remains difficult to take in the degree to which the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq destabilized the Greater Middle East. Those two invasions also loosed another deeply destabilizing phenomenon: 24/7 counterinsurgency from the air.

The Secret to Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

This year's Nobel Peace Prize went to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet. Seeing the prize go to an organization that actually seems to have kept the peace is cheering news in a month that witnessed the military of one former Nobel laureate destroying a hospital run by another winner.

Too Old for Outrage? My Reaction to the Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan

Jack Levison | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Jack Levison

What can I do to express my outrage for the patients who burned in their beds and the doctors and nurses and staff who died practicing medicine in a town I'd never even heard of before last week?

The U.S. Investigation Into The Kunduz Hospital Bombing Is Off To A Rough Start

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

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The Obscenity of Our War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

The U.S. military has said that the matter is under investigation. Yet another in an endless train of somber apologies; feeling families' pain but excusing all involved decision makers seems inevitable.

An International Conscience

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And 14 years into the longest of these wars, the U.S. manages to take out a hospital and kill 22 people; it then assuages its guilt with an apology and pocket change. Nothing personal, guys. Mistakes were made.

U.S. Analysts Knew Afghan Site Hit By Air Attack Was A Hospital

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the Oct. 3 U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, American special operations analysts were gathering inte...

An Independent Group Wants To Find Out Whether U.S. Hospital Bombing In Kunduz Was A War Crime

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

An independent fact-finding commission said Wednesday that it is prepared to conduct an investigation into whether the U.S. committed a war crime...

Inside The Doctors Without Borders Hospital In Kunduz

Foreign Policy | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN — IN THE MUTED LIGHT OF A HAZY AFTERNOON, the compound was silent. The graying walls of the outer gates, streaked with verti...

Kunduz Hospital Bombing: Probable Cause The US Committed a War Crime

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Obama should consent to a full, independent, impartial investigation of the hospital bombing by IHFFC. If that investigation shows that war crimes probably occurred, appropriate prosecutions of the U.S. chain of command should ensue.

Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The U.S., NATO, and the Afghan government all say they are conducting their own investigations into the attack, but only an independent investigation can uncover the facts we need to demand accountability and new safeguards to ensure this type of tragedy doesn't happen again.

Pentagon Says U.S. To Make Payments To Families Of Kunduz Air Strike Victims

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense will seek to make "condolence payments" to families of victims of a U.S. air strike tha...

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.