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$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) - A British artist's portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday.Christie's said the painting of...
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...prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan...S. special operations forces by the Taliban Saturday evening, local time, in an...officials said. In a statement, the Taliban said Bergdahl was handed over on the outskirts...

...following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined...Afghanistan in June 2009 and released by the Taliban on May 31 in a deal struck by the Obama administration in which five senior Taliban officials were released from detention...
Cal Thomas: Israel is not America

...of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at...made. The exchange has now given the Taliban a victory that the U.S. can ill afford...resulted in America's continued bondage to Taliban extremism.Clearly the president used...

...their votes."While the vote was relatively peaceful, the Taliban had warned people not to participate and carried out a handful...Council, a government body tasked with peace talks with the Taliban insurgency. The two men are not related.
The guiding light fades

...oil, for example. Maybe so, but then we could make things a lot easier by simply staying out of everything. Everywhere. Taliban brutalizing women? No worries. Same with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant fanatics tearing Iraq apart; isn't it...
Bob Franken: Words backward

...and pervasive. Here it's barely noticed that the same Republicans who were demanding that the administration bring back Taliban hostage Bowe Bergdahl at any cost now are raising Cain about the very fact that a deal was made for his return. Some of these...
What will happen to Afghan women when the Taliban returns?

...happen to Afghan women? Will a resurgent Taliban return them to wearing burqas, withdraw...with the Afghan government and fears the Taliban could again leave women at a disadvantage...doesn't trust any agreement involving the Taliban: "I don't believe they would consider...

...Afghanistan - Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring...president Afghans have known since the Taliban were ousted in the wake of the Sept...likely to be an intensified campaign by the Taliban to regain power.A security agreement...
Don't celebrate Bergdahl's release

...Bergdahl, traded for five top-level Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, recklessly...if you think the trade of five leading Taliban figures who will almost certainly find...come from Gitmo, makes us safer. The Taliban had long sought the release of its top...


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