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"lashkar gar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

07:06 min | 9 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Dot org I'm Lisa Ledeen expect sunshine this afternoon with temperatures mainly in the seventies. And coming up. Some people who have lost loved ones to covid 19 have had their grief compounded by dismissive attitudes about the virus within their communities. That story ahead. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Ailsa Chang in Los Angeles. You have heard a lot about booster shots lately. Are they needed when will they be approved and who will actually get them? But there are still tens of millions of people in this country who aren't even eligible for a first vaccine shot. We're talking about Children, 11 years old and younger. The vaccine still is not authorized for them, and Dr Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, told NPR last month. That he doesn't see a vaccine for kids coming before the end of this year. That timeline has prompted organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics to urge the Food and Drug Administration to accelerate its authorization process. Lee savvy. Oh beers is a pediatrician and the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She joins us Now. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me here. Okay. So before we get to this letter that you wrote, which urged the FDA to speed up approval of the vaccine for Children, can you just explain very briefly for us? Why is this taking so long in the first place? So I think one of the most important things to emphasize here is that the FDA authorization and approval process really is in place to make sure that when vaccines or any therapeutics actually are available that they're safe and effective And what we know in vaccine development for Children is that we are appropriately more cautious. Typically, vaccine development will start with adults and then we do what's called A gin does de escalation. Where will then work backwards to younger and younger Children? And make sure that the vaccine and the doses that were giving are also safe and effective for younger Children? Because Children are not just like little adults? They there are real issues to figuring out how to vaccinate Children specifically. Yes, absolutely. Children are smaller. They have different physiology there at a different stage of their development, and we want to make sure that anything that we approve for them that's authorized for them is safe and effective. Well, then let's turn to the letter that you wrote. To the FDA in this letter, you say that quote in our view, the rise of the delta variant changes the risk benefit analysis for authorizing vaccines in Children. Can you explain what is that risk benefit analysis in general? So one of the things that we think about every vaccine. Every medication has a potential side effect. And so does the risk outweigh the important benefit that this particular therapeutic can bring. So, for example, we know that covid 19 can be an incredibly serious illness, so it's important. To make sure that that we protect against that now we also know that for younger Children, the risk of severe covid infection is less. And so what we have to do is way is the risk of the vaccine less than or greater than the risk of Covid infection. Two Children, and I think it's very clear to us that the risk of covid in Children Far outweighs any potential risk of the vaccine. And just to be clear in this letter that you wrote, you argue that the FDA will have very soon the data it will need to authorize the vaccine for Children, right? Can you just explain what is that data that the FDA will have quite soon? Our understanding from what we're hearing from the clinical trial sites and from the manufacturers is that their trials are are fully enrolled in that At least one of the manufacturers expects to have data available to submit to the FDA, Hopefully, by the end of September, perhaps early in October, and so what That means is that once that data is submitted, the FDA will have a chance to look at it to determine, um the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and consider the risk benefit for Children. Okay, but the FDA wants Six months of data. Why is that? Can you explain that discrepancy? And how important is that discrepancy? Yes, absolutely, You know, And this is actually something that we've seen with the emergency use authorization of the vaccine and adults. The emergency use authorization came after two months because the FDA really felt and believed that the benefit of approving the vaccine because of the public health emergency was great enough. That that they could rely on the very strong safety data at two months, and the final approval came at six months, which is which is an important landmark. But but a cautious one and we we really believe that the same situation applies for Children. So we absolutely believe that that we have Enough data to determine the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for emergency use authorization in Children after two months. I'm curious because you're a pediatrician. Are you seeing parents coming into your office and asking you to go ahead and just vaccinate Their Children. Regardless of what the FDA eventually decides. We are hearing from pediatricians across the country that parents are interested in receiving the FDA vaccine. What we can call off label for their younger Children. We don't recommend that at the AP, and nor does the FDA or the C D. C and the reason for that is that it is important to look at the data from the trials. It is important to make sure that we have approved and authorized The right safe and effective dose for Children. And what we know of the trials is that the dose for younger Children is likely to be less than that for of adults. Lee Savio Beers is a pediatrician and the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Thank you very much for joining us today. Well, thank you so much for having me here to help grasp day to day life in Afghanistan and how it's changing. One of the people we've been checking in with is Felipe Ribeiro. He runs the Afghanistan office of Doctors without Borders. I first spoke with him on August 6th nine days before Kabul fell to the Taliban. And then he was describing the situation in Lashkargah, one of the cities where his medical teams operate as horrific daily bombings burn and shrapnel wounds, stray bullets flying around the hospital compound. When we checked back August 19th. It was a different scene. Much calmer. The Lashkar Gah hospital was full, but not all war injuries. They were delivering healthy babies again. Well, we have asked fully pay Ribeiro back to hear how it's going. Now that the U. S military is gone, and the Taliban have announced an interim government Hi there Good to speak with you again and good to speak. You too. Tell me about Lashkar Gar and how it's going now. This is southern Afghanistan. What does your team say? How are they describing the situation today? The situation is very common in the south. I mean, it's basically very calm all over the place in in Lashkar gar, but also in the rest of the country..

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A 10th Provisional Capital Falls to Taliban Control

BBC World Service

02:09 min | 9 months ago

A 10th Provisional Capital Falls to Taliban Control

"In Afghanistan, the Taliban have captured a string of crucial cities. They've driven out government forces in the third biggest city, Herat and say they've gained control of Kandahar, the second largest and the birthplace of their movement. They also appear to have seized Lashkar Gar, the capital of Helmand province, with government and army officials retreating to a single military base since American led forces pulled out just weeks ago. The Taliban have gained control of large areas of Afghanistan and now American troops are coming back not to fight the Taliban as such, but to evacuate US staff from the embassy in Kabul. To discuss all this. We're joined now on the line by Bill Rodgers, senior fellow at the Foundation of Defense of Democracies and editor of the Long War journal. Welcome to the program, Bill. Uh, Every day seems to bring a new string of military successes for the Taliban. How can we explain it? Hello, James. And yeah, this is The Taliban are having dramatic success. I'm not surprised. That the Taliban about the Taliban's plan about the Taliban strategy, only that the speed in which it was executed. The Taliban have been preparing for this offensive for a decade now. They had carefully. Their strategy has always been to take rural areas and use those rural rural areas to expand its control. Outward, uh, approaching the cities, the U. S and NATO and Afghan military. They ignored the Taliban strength in the rural areas, and instead they tried to defend the cities. And this has played to the Taliban strength that we have to understand about this offensive is that it was planned, organized, uh, supplied and forces were deployed. And and executed under the nose of U. S. NATO and Afghan intelligence. No one saw this coming because everyone was so focused on Peace talks with the Taliban being the solution. Meanwhile, the Taliban all along have used diplomatic means to hoodwink the west and hoodwink

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:04 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The magic number by de la soul. This is democracy now. I mean me Goodman with Juan Gonzalez the Taliban has captured three more provincial capitals 9 of Afghanistan's 34 provincial capitals are now under Taliban control following a sweeping offensive earlier today Afghanistan's acting finance minister resigned and fled the country. After the Taliban captured key customs post stripping the government of a critical source of revenue. The Taliban now controls most of Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the north. This all comes as the United States is withdrawing troops after nearly 20 years of the longest U.S. war the war in Afghanistan. On Tuesday the UN office of the high commissioner for human rights cold for an end to urban fighting. Civilian casualties are continuing to mount and reports of violations that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity continue to emerge. We all know that urban warfare results in scores of civilians being killed. We have seen it before too many times. In Afghanistan since the 9th of July in four cities alone and these are Lashkar gar Kandahar Herat and Kunduz at least a 183 civilians have been killed and 1181 have been injured including children. Still with us Congress member ro Khanna of California and were joined by Phyllis bennis a fellow at the institute for policy studies. Phyllis let's begin with you. One provincial capital after another. Is in Taliban control. Can you talk about the significance of this? You know I mean I think it's important that we recognize that this kind of a crisis was inevitable whenever the U.S. pulled out whether it had been ten years ago 19 years ago or ten years from now. The reason being that this was rooted in the nature of the U.S. occupation that began in 2001 there was not at that time there is now not a military solution to terrorism which was ostensibly the reason for the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. There is no military solution to the problems of Afghanistan. And the notion that the U.S. could create a military force in Afghanistan that was going to be prepared to defend the country against an indigenous opposition force the Taliban was never going to be possible because it was based on the idea that this would be a military that was supporting a government shaped and imposed by the United States in a western model that had no bearing on the reality of politics and culture in Afghanistan specifically the question of imposing a nationally based government with power centralized in the capital something that was completely opposite of the long-standing eons long culture and history of Afghanistan that was always based on local and tribal and family and clan based power rather than national power. It was never going to work. The New York Times this morning said that the current events show how little control the Afghan government has without the U.S. Military's support. The reality is it shows how little power the Afghan military has without popular support which it never had. That's the reason that it has failed to support the country. It has failed to fight back in most of these situations. I think the count is something like 6 out of the 9 maybe maybe more. There was virtually no fighting back by the Afghan military forces. This is a force ostensibly made up of 300,000 troops trained and armed by the United States for 20 years. The issue isn't that Afghans don't know how to fight. Afghanistan has not been called the graveyard of empires for nothing. Afghans can be very good fighters when they are fighting for something they believe in. It's clear that this military in support of a government characterized more than anything else by corruption and incompetence as well as dependency on the United States simply had no will to fight. So what we don't know for sure is what the final result will be whether this will result in a full level of full Taliban control over the country or whether there will still be some kind of power sharing arrangement. Either way the Taliban are clearly going to have significant influence significant power in Afghanistan. The key situation the key challenge right now of course is the civilian casualties and the displacement of thousands and thousands of people. Many of them crowding into Kabul which is not yet capable of providing even the basics of water and shelter for the many people the many families including many many children that are flooding into the city. So this is going to be a huge. Challenge for everyone in power in every place in Afghanistan including the government and certainly including the Taliban as they take power in some of these cities. Yeah well I'd like to ask congressman ro Khanna this up where is the outrage in Congress over the not only the loss of lives over the last 20 years but the extraordinary cost of these wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were talking about $2 trillion that was all that was all financed by debt I think we're going to have spent 2 trillion just an interest payment on the debt of these wars. And that's not counting another 2 trillion that's expected in benefits to. Veterans of these wars over the coming decades. An enormous amount of money thrown down and wasting essentially where we are right now in what is really this generations of Vietnam. It has been a colossal waste of resources $6 trillion when you combine a vote the Afghanistan and Iraq War. And an enormously tragic loss of American lives and civilian lies. I supported the initial strikes into Afghanistan to go after Al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda perpetrated the 9 11 attacks. And we achieved that mission within 6 to 7 months. But it morphed then into a mission to try to deny the Taliban control over Afghanistan. And that was a fool's error. Well before President Biden's courageous decision to finally end the war the Taliban was already controlling a large part of the territory almost 70%. Even when we had the escalation of troops into Afghanistan the surgeon to Afghanistan the Taliban continued to win. So this idea that American military force was going to deprive the Taliban of control was just wrong. What do we do now? The president has sent a special envoy to the region. We need to do whatever we can with the international community and the regional community of there to seek ceasefire to seek peace to do what we can to uphold human rights recognizing that the Taliban does violate human rights but we have to do the best we can in the circumstances and we need to do the best we can for the civilians including making sure that we are taking our share of asylum seekers from the area and that we're doing what we can to provide water and basic necessities to the civilians through the.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:18 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"I came to the capital with my chair. I refuse to accept that congress could leave for vacation while eleven million people face depiction for five days. We've been out here demanding that our government acts to save lives. Today are movement moved mountains. She said during an interview on cnn. Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and overwhelmed because just the thought that so many people right now. Millions of people you know will not be forced out on the street. Meanwhile democratic congress members she had to leave is calling on house democrats to return recent contributions from real estate. Tycoon george marcus. Who recently donated one million dollars to the house majority pac just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium the covert nineteen death toll in indonesia has topped one hundred thousand after authorities reported seventeen hundred new deaths today indonesia's death toll has doubled since may meanwhile in japan tokyo has set yet. Another record for cova cases reporting over forty one hundred new infections today in the olympics host city here in the united states. Florida republican governor. Rhonda's scientists is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over eleven thousand five hundred hospitalized. Cova patients doctors say ninety. Five percent of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of covert patients. The american kademi of pediatrics reports. Seventy two thousand children in the united states tested positive for cove last week and eighty five percent increase over the previous week the academy estimates less than two percent of children infected require hospital. Ization here in new york city mayor build a blasios announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors. Go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events in other kovic news. The new york times reports. The food and drug administration is moving towards fully approving the pfizer biotech vaccine by september. Meanwhile former president barack obama has announced plans to significantly scaled down his sixtieth birthday bash. This weekend at the families twelve million dollar state in martha's vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant president biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of new york is calling on new york governor andrew cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing eleven women including nine current or former government employees on tuesday new york state attorney general latisha. James released her one hundred sixty five page report after conducting a five-month probe the independence investigation found that governor cuomo's sexually harassed multiple women many of whom were young women by engaging an unwanted groping kisses hugging and by making inappropriate comments on tuesday governor. Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the new york. State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governor of new jersey pennsylvania connecticut and rhode island issued a joint statement calling for cuomo to resign will have more on this story after headlines in election news. Szanto brown has defeated nina turner bernie sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of marcia fudge in ohio's eleventh congressional district round is the chair of the cuyahoga county democratic party. She'd received the backing of many establishment. Democrats including hillary clinton and congressman. James clyburn as well as the democratic majority for israel pack which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race. Nina turner was endorsed by senator sanders congressman alexandra cossio cortez and other progressives in a statement tuesday night turner said quote. We didn't lose this race. The evil money manipulated and maligned. This election in ohio's fifteenth congressional district. The trump backed coal lobbyists might carry won the republican primary defeating ten others in afghanistan. At least eight people died. Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of kabul. Outside the villa of afghanistan's minister who was not home at the time the bbc reports. It was the first major bombing in kabul on over a year it comes as taliban fighters or attempting to seize three provincial capitals kandahar herat and lashkar got the united nations report. At least forty civilians have been killed in lashkar gar in one hundred eighteen wounded over the past day according to the associated press taleban now controls. Nine of the ten districts lashkar god despite repeated. Us air strikes to slow their advance. The afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the taliban. Meanwhile human rights watch accused the taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive head of the us military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of july of august in greece. Thousands of people fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of athens amidst greece's worst heatwave in decades greek. Firefighters are battling eighty-one forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to one hundred sixteen degrees fahrenheit. Meanwhile more than sixteen thousand people have been evacuated in turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in ukraine have opened a murder investigation. After belarusian activists was found dead near his home in kiev tally. Shishou body was found. Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Chef was vocal critic of the belarusian president. Alexander lukashenka and help provide refugee to belarussians who fled the city. The country lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of beirut killed two hundred eighteen people injured seven thousand and destroyed or damaged three hundred thousand homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over twenty seven hundred tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended. At beirut's port. A new report by human rights watch implicates senior lebanese officials.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:10 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Failed to pass a bill to protect millions of people who could be forced from their homes. On Friday night democratic Congress member Cory Bush who was once on housed herself began camping out on the steps of the capitol in protest. She stayed on the steps until Tuesday's announcement. In a tweet Bush wrote on Friday night I came to the capitol with my chair. I refused to accept that Congress could leave for vacation while 11 million people face eviction. For 5 days we've been out here demanding that our government acts to save lives. Today our movement moved mountains she said. During an interview on CNN Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and I'm overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now millions of people you know will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic Congress member is sheet of tlaib is calling on House Democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon George Marcus who recently donated $1 million to the House majority pack just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium. The COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia has topped a 100,000 after authorities reported 1700 new deaths today Indonesia's death toll has doubled since May. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo has set yet another record for COVID cases reporting over 4100 new infections today in the Olympics host city. Here in the United States Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over 11,500 hospitalized COVID patients. Doctors say 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of COVID patients. American academy of pediatrics reports 72,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID last week and 85% increase over the previous week. The academy estimates less than 2% of children infected require hospitalization. Here in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events. In other COVID news The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is moving towards fully approving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by September. Meanwhile former president Barack Obama has announced plans to significantly scale down his 60th birthday bash this weekend at the family's $12 million state in Martha's Vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant. President Biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of New York is calling on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded Cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women including 9 current or former government employees. On Tuesday New York State attorney general letitia James released her 165 page report after conducting a 5 month probe. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. On Tuesday governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the New York State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governors of New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut and Rhode Island also issued a joint statement calling for Cuomo to resign. We'll have more on this story after headlines. In election news Chantal Brown has defeated Nina Turner Bernie Sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of Marsha fudge in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Brown is the chair of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. She'd received the backing of many establishment Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Congress member James Clyburn as well as the democratic majority for Israel PAC which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race Nina Turner was endorsed by senator Sanders congressman Alexandra casio Cortez and other progressives in a statement Tuesday night Turner said quote we didn't lose this race the evil money manipulated and maligned this election. In Ohio's 15th congressional district the Trump backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary defeating ten others. In Afghanistan at least 8 people died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of Kabul outside the villa of Afghanistan's defense minister who was not home at the time. The BBC reports it was the first major bombing in Kabul and over a year. It comes as Taliban fighters are attempting to seize three provincial capitals Kandahar Herat and Lashkar gah. The United Nations report it's at least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar gar in 118 wounded over the past day according to The Associated Press the Taliban now controls 9 of the ten districts in Lashkar God despite repeated U.S. air strikes to slow their advance the Afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the Taliban. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has accused the Taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive ahead of the U.S. Military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of July of August. In Greece thousands of people have fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of Athens amidst Greece's worst heat wave in decades. Greek firefighters are battling 81 forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to a 116°F. Meanwhile more than 16,000 people have been evacuated in Turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in Ukraine have opened a murder investigation after Belarusian activist was found dead nearest home in Kyiv. Of body was found Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Shef was a vocal critic of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and helped provide refugee to Belarusians who fled the city. The country. Lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut killed 218 people injured 7000 and destroyed or damaged 300,000 homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over 2700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended at Beirut's port. A new report by Human Rights Watch implicates senior Lebanese officials for failing to protect the public. Culpability for the explosion still rests with those officials who knew the ammonium nitrate was being stored at the port and an unconscionable and dangerous manner and failed to do what was within their authority and under their responsibility to secure or remove it. Abraham racy has officially become Iran's new president. He's a conservative cleric and protege of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. On Tuesday he vowed to fight U.S. sanctions..

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:10 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Failed to pass a bill to protect millions of people who could be forced from their homes. On Friday night democratic Congress member Cory Bush who was once on housed herself began camping out on the steps of the capitol in protest. She stayed on the steps until Tuesday's announcement. In a tweet Bush wrote on Friday night I came to the capitol with my chair. I refused to accept that Congress could leave for vacation while 11 million people face eviction. For 5 days we've been out here demanding that our government acts to save lives. Today our movement moved mountains she said. During an interview on CNN Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and I'm overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now millions of people you know will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic Congress member is sheet of tlaib is calling on House Democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon George Marcus who recently donated $1 million to the House majority pack just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium. The COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia has topped a 100,000 after authorities reported 1700 new deaths today Indonesia's death toll has doubled since May. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo has set yet another record for COVID cases reporting over 4100 new infections today in the Olympics host city. Here in the United States Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over 11,500 hospitalized COVID patients. Doctors say 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of COVID patients. American academy of pediatrics reports 72,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID last week and 85% increase over the previous week. The academy estimates less than 2% of children infected require hospitalization. Here in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events. In other COVID news The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is moving towards fully approving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by September. Meanwhile former president Barack Obama has announced plans to significantly scale down his 60th birthday bash this weekend at the family's $12 million state in Martha's Vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant. President Biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of New York is calling on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded Cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women including 9 current or former government employees. On Tuesday New York State attorney general letitia James released her 165 page report after conducting a 5 month probe. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. On Tuesday governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the New York State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governors of New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut and Rhode Island also issued a joint statement calling for Cuomo to resign. We'll have more on this story after headlines. In election news Chantal Brown has defeated Nina Turner Bernie Sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of Marsha fudge in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Brown is the chair of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. She'd received the backing of many establishment Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Congress member James Clyburn as well as the democratic majority for Israel PAC which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race Nina Turner was endorsed by senator Sanders congressman Alexandra casio Cortez and other progressives in a statement Tuesday night Turner said quote we didn't lose this race the evil money manipulated and maligned this election. In Ohio's 15th congressional district the Trump backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary defeating ten others. In Afghanistan at least 8 people died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of Kabul outside the villa of Afghanistan's defense minister who was not home at the time. The BBC reports it was the first major bombing in Kabul and over a year. It comes as Taliban fighters are attempting to seize three provincial capitals Kandahar Herat and Lashkar gah. The United Nations report it's at least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar gar in 118 wounded over the past day according to The Associated Press the Taliban now controls 9 of the ten districts in Lashkar God despite repeated U.S. air strikes to slow their advance the Afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the Taliban. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has accused the Taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive ahead of the U.S. Military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of July of August. In Greece thousands of people have fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of Athens amidst Greece's worst heat wave in decades. Greek firefighters are battling 81 forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to a 116°F. Meanwhile more than 16,000 people have been evacuated in Turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in Ukraine have opened a murder investigation after Belarusian activist was found dead nearest home in Kyiv. Of body was found Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Shef was a vocal critic of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and helped provide refugee to Belarusians who fled the city. The country. Lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut killed 218 people injured 7000 and destroyed or damaged 300,000 homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over 2700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended at Beirut's port. A new report by Human Rights Watch implicates senior Lebanese officials for failing to protect the public. Culpability for the explosion still rests with those officials who knew the ammonium nitrate was being stored at the port and an unconscionable and dangerous manner and failed to do what was within their authority and under their responsibility to secure or remove it. Abraham racy has officially become Iran's new president. He's a conservative cleric and protege of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. On Tuesday he vowed to fight U.S. sanctions..

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:21 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"And why some say progressives in Congress should block it. All that and more coming at. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report. I'm Amy Goodman. The Biden administration's issued a new two month moratorium on evictions covering much of the country after facing intense pressure from progressive lawmakers led by Congress member Cory bush. The new CDC moratorium will cover areas of the United States where they're substantial or high spread of the coronavirus. A nationwide moratorium on evictions expired Saturday after democratic lawmakers failed to pass a bill to protect millions of people who could be forced from their homes. On Friday night democratic Congress member Cory Bush who was once on housed herself began camping out on the steps of the capitol in protest. She stayed on the steps until Tuesday's announcement. In a tweet Bush wrote on Friday night I came to the capitol with my chair. I refused to accept that Congress could leave for vacation while 11 million people face eviction. For 5 days we've been out here demanding that our government acts to save lives. Today our movement moved mountains she said. During an interview on CNN Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and I'm overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now millions of people you know will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic Congress member is sheet of tlaib is calling on House Democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon George Marcus who recently donated $1 million to the House majority pack just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium. The COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia has topped a 100,000 after authorities reported 1700 new deaths today Indonesia's death toll has doubled since May. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo has set yet another record for COVID cases reporting over 4100 new infections today in the Olympics host city. Here in the United States Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over 11,500 hospitalized COVID patients. Doctors say 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of COVID patients. American academy of pediatrics reports 72,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID last week and 85% increase over the previous week. The academy estimates less than 2% of children infected require hospitalization. Here in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events. In other COVID news The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is moving towards fully approving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by September. Meanwhile former president Barack Obama has announced plans to significantly scale down his 60th birthday bash this weekend at the family's $12 million state in Martha's Vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant. President Biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of New York is calling on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded Cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women including 9 current or former government employees. On Tuesday New York State attorney general letitia James released her 165 page report after conducting a 5 month probe. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. On Tuesday governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the New York State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governors of New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut and Rhode Island also issued a joint statement calling for Cuomo to resign. We'll have more on this story after headlines. In election news Chantal Brown has defeated Nina Turner Bernie Sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of Marsha fudge in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Brown is the chair of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. She'd received the backing of many establishment Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Congress member James Clyburn as well as the democratic majority for Israel PAC which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race Nina Turner was endorsed by senator Sanders congressman Alexandra casio Cortez and other progressives in a statement Tuesday night Turner said quote we didn't lose this race the evil money manipulated and maligned this election. In Ohio's 15th congressional district the Trump backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary defeating ten others. In Afghanistan at least 8 people died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of Kabul outside the villa of Afghanistan's defense minister who was not home at the time. The BBC reports it was the first major bombing in Kabul and over a year. It comes as Taliban fighters are attempting to seize three provincial capitals Kandahar Herat and Lashkar gah. The United Nations report it's at least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar gar in 118 wounded over the past day according to The Associated Press the Taliban now controls 9 of the ten districts in Lashkar God despite repeated U.S. air strikes to slow their advance the Afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the Taliban. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has accused the Taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive ahead of the U.S. Military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of July of August. In Greece thousands of people have fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of Athens amidst Greece's worst heat wave in decades. Greek firefighters are battling 81 forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to a 116°F. Meanwhile more than 16,000 people have been evacuated in Turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in Ukraine have opened a murder investigation after Belarusian activist was found dead nearest home in Kyiv. Of body was found Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Shef was a vocal critic of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and helped provide refugee to Belarusians who fled the city. The country. Lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut killed 218 people injured 7000 and destroyed or damaged 300,000 homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over 2700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended at Beirut's port. A new report by Human Rights Watch implicates senior Lebanese.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

01:56 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on WBUR

"On his formula for a hit movie. I'm always looking for that sweet spot between the emotionality, which is so important to me that it read be resonant emotionally. And the trauma. I'm putting them through. We have musical memories from folk rock star Martha Wainwright and Egyptian director 18 Army on her latest film, Seward. All that and more coming up on the arts. Our BBC News with MORAL. Alderson, The man who headed an organization that helps Belarusians who flee abroad has been found hanged in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Vitaly she shot run. The Belarusian house in Ukraine had been reported missing by his partner after failing to return home from a jog. Local police say they will investigate all possibilities, including murder disguised as suicide. 11 million people in Wuhan, the entire population of the Chinese city, where coronavirus first surfaced in 2019 will be tested for Covid 19. The announcement comes a day after seven cases of the highly transmissible delta variants were reported there. An Afghan general has warned of devastating consequences for global security if the Taliban are allowed to win in their fight against government forces. He was speaking as the two sides struggled for control of the southern city of Lashkar gar. Diplomats from 50 countries will gather at the United Nations in Geneva today to discuss how to control killer robots or lethal autonomous weapons. The latest negotiations come amid increasing debate over the ethics of these weapons. Brazil's top electoral court says it will investigate President Jacob also narrow over his unsubstantiated predictions of voting fraud. Mr Bolsonaro has claimed the country's electronic voting system is open to abuse. Shares in Chinese tech companies have fallen after state media described video games.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

04:41 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on WBUR

"The militants have taken some territory since the withdrawal of international troops, but he was confident they would be defeated leads to set reports from Kabul. If Lashkar gar falls to the militants. It would be a powerful blow to the Afghan army, whose troops were trained by the British and American forces. One station there, the British educated general leading the fight in Helmand, Sammy Sadat. Said he was confident the Taliban would not take the city is up to 90 of its fighters were being killed each day. But he warned that Taliban gains could threaten global security. Describing the war is a fight between liberty and totalitarian ism. The head of an organization helping Belarusians, who fled abroad has been found hanged in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Vitaly she shot who run the Belarusian house in Ukraine had been reported missing by his partner. In a statement, local police said they have launched a criminal case for suspected murder. At the Olympics. Norway's cashed in Var home has made history in the 400 M hurdles in an astonishing race. The two time world champion shattered his own world record by almost a second with a time of 45.95 seconds. He was elated. I feel ecstatic. It's just a great moment, and I can't believe the time. It's so fast and creases thing is that life told me that 45 can be possible. If you just hit the sweet spot and do everything perfectly and a lot of time I've been asked about the perfect race. I said it didn't exist, but this is the closest thing I've ever come On the water. New Zealand's Lisa Carrington won two gold medals in little more than an hour in the women's kayak single 200 double 500 M competitions. Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have said its entire population will be tested for Covid 19 announcement comes a day after the city reported seven cases of the highly transmissible delta variant from Beijing, Stephen McDonell reports. On the one hand, people in Wuhan have been told not to panic. But on the other officials have recommended that they don't leave the province or 11. Million residents living in the world's first city to experience a coronavirus lockdown will be tested for the virus. After a new outbreak of the Delta variant reached who bay in Nanjing. With this latest outbreak started, millions of residents have already been tested three times within a matter of weeks, Some highways have been closed and rail connections suspended. The authorities here attempt to rein in the virus, which has been found in dozens of locations. World News from the BBC. Brazil's top electoral court says it's opening an investigation into President Joo Bolsonaro over his unsubstantiated predictions of voting fraud. The president has claimed the country's electronic voting system is open to abuse and has indicated he may not accept the result of next year's election if he loses. Diplomats from 50 countries are gathering at the United Nations in Geneva later to discuss ways to control lethal autonomous weapons or killer robots, as they're sometimes called the latest negotiations come amid increasing debate over the ethics of autonomous weapons. Dozens of governments and groups like the International Committee of the Red Cross want a total ban, believing humans must stay in control. But as our Geneva correspondent imagine, folks says some countries want to develop such weapons. We have some very big military powers investing. In these weapons, and they may not want to be deterred at this point. Having said that the eye CRC Neil Davidson yesterday told me himself. He's staying positive because a lot of different groups and member states have put proposals into the U. N for this and there is a certain amount of agreement. So there's something to build on. Shares in Chinese tech companies have fallen after state media described video games as spiritual opium 10 Cent, one of the world's largest Internet businesses, saw its value fall by more than 10%. Those shares recovered after the economic Information daily deleted the line, the newspaper called online games and electronic drug, a new study of red oak, a pigment found on a stalagmite dome in a cave system in southern Spain. Has confirmed the staining was applied by Neanderthals more than 60,000. Years ago. The new analysis has risen revealed the pigments were applied by a process of splattering and blowing. They were made before the mass arrival of Homo SAPIENs in Europe. BBC news..

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Taliban Push Through Provincial Capital in South Afghanistan

BBC World Service

01:37 min | 10 months ago

Taliban Push Through Provincial Capital in South Afghanistan

"The program. The news from Afghanistan, particularly from the south, fierce fighting, taking place in the regional capital, the city in the south, Lashkar gar Now The advances of the Taliban in recent weeks have been advances in the country. They have yet to take. A major city in Lashkar gar in southern Helmand is under heavy assault at the moment, despite Afghan airstrikes and also the involvement of the US in Kabul. We can speak for the latest with leads to set lease Welcome once again. What's the latest? You can tell us About the situation in Lashkar Gah. The pressure is on a lost Gar and the There's a growing sense that this is now the provincial capital, the city that is at greatest risk. The Taliban are pressing ahead, not just in Lashkar gar, also Iraq to the west, Kandahar in the south and some smaller, less strategic capitals around the country wanting to claim what they would see not just as a territorial prize but a strategic price, which would give them Even more of a psychological edge in this war, But the back National Army has been reinforcing. Special commandos have gone to Lashkar gar, but it is very, very tight. Now the Taliban are posting videos of themselves in the central squares of Lashkar Gar, and yesterday they took over. The premises are the state broadcaster and are not transmitting their own messages. Um,

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:02 min | 10 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The american government has been attempting to draw attention to its evacuation of translators and others who helped in its two decades of war in afghanistan. Since the first of this year power consular staff in kabul has issued over five thousand special immigrant visas and interviewed thousands more but the administration would doubtless prefer to draw attention away from his this over the weekend. Taliban insurgents made inroads in the cities of herat lashkar gar and kandahar as american forces have withdrawn in the past. Couple of months taliban has surged taking district after district setting parallel governments in much of the country's rural expense. What they seem determined to do next would put the country right back where it was two decades ago. The taliban are advancing on the streets of three big afghan cities provincial capitals. Edward mcbride is the economists. Deputy foreign editor. It's really a sign that the momentum in the afghan civil war is with the taliban. It's a fight far bigger than we've seen over the past couple of months. It'll be tremendously worrying to the afghan security forces. Can they hold on and can they hold back the taliban assault and this comes clearly as american forces are almost completely withdrawn. Now what resistance against the taliban is left afghanistan so america announced it sort of final withdrawal from afghanistan. It's due to be completed by the middle of august. Those troops are really already gone. A tiny number remaining in fact american ground forces hadn't been playing a big part in the war for some time now but american air support played a critical role in fighting has done for the past twenty years but those planes are no longer in afghanistan. They do still sometimes come to the aid of the afghan security forces. But they're now much further away.

No-Sanctuary Cities: The Talibans Latest Surge

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:03 min | 10 months ago

No-Sanctuary Cities: The Talibans Latest Surge

"The american government has been attempting to draw attention to its evacuation of translators and others who helped in its two decades of war in afghanistan. Since the first of this year power consular staff in kabul has issued over five thousand special immigrant visas and interviewed thousands more but the administration would doubtless prefer to draw attention away from his this over the weekend. Taliban insurgents made inroads in the cities of herat lashkar gar and kandahar as american forces have withdrawn in the past. Couple of months taliban has surged taking district after district setting parallel governments in much of the country's rural expense. What they seem determined to do next would put the country right back where it was two decades ago. The taliban are advancing on the streets of three big afghan cities provincial capitals. Edward mcbride is the economists. Deputy foreign editor. It's really a sign that the momentum in the afghan civil war is with the taliban. It's a fight far bigger than we've seen over the past couple of months. It'll be tremendously worrying to the afghan security forces. Can they hold on and can they hold back the taliban assault and this comes clearly as american forces are almost completely withdrawn. Now what resistance against the taliban is left afghanistan so america announced it sort of final withdrawal from afghanistan. It's due to be completed by the middle of august. Those troops are really already gone. A tiny number remaining in fact american ground forces hadn't been playing a big part in the war for some time now but american air support played a critical role in fighting has done for the past twenty years but those planes are no longer in afghanistan. They do still sometimes come to the aid of the afghan security forces. But they're now much further away.

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Key Afghan City in Danger of Falling to the Taliban

KOA Programming

00:17 sec | 10 months ago

Key Afghan City in Danger of Falling to the Taliban

"Afghan ease, Flea says ABC is Julia McFarland. Afghan militants continue to pile on pressure for the Afghan government attacking three key cities in the country. Afghan special forces have arrived at the city of Lashkar Gar, Herat and Kandahar, also on the Taliban fire, listening to ABC News

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:42 min | 11 months ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Thank you. Mary Louise and NPR's Tom Bowman is still here was listening along to the General and Tom. I wonder what you make of General Sadat's comments on the state of the fight. On the one hand, you heard their pure determination, he says. They're going to keep fighting. He's optimistic the government will hold On the other hand, his forces are engaged. They're engaged in heavy combat every day, right? You know what general in his tough position, I suppose, has to remain optimistic and it's noteworthy what he said Mary Louise about more Al Qaeda fighters coming in. And, of course, large numbers of Taliban coming from across from Pakistan. That's been a real problem from the beginning those safe havens in Pakistan now, local news reports are less optimistic. They're saying the provincial capital where the general is fighting, Lashkar Gar is being pressed by the Taliban. That's one of 10 urban areas around the country being threatened a very troubling situation, All right, And what what would mark a turning point, perhaps in the battle there if the Taliban is turning its sights literally on on the cities of Afghanistan? What are you watching for in these coming days and weeks? Well, the big thing Mary Louise is Will the Afghan air Force be able to provide airstrikes to general Sudan and other commanders? That's an urgent need. The other thing is General Sadat is bringing local militias into the fight with him. He's training them as part of his army and some of the warlords around the country are also getting their militias ready. Maybe fighting independent of the Afghan army, and that could be important in holding some of the urban areas. Now under Taliban threat and also making those battle lines even more complex and complicated than they already were absolutely. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Thanks,.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on KPCC

"And Donald Trump himself was one of the ones leading that kind of charge, criticizing specifically with Iraq, criticizing the Obama administration saying You don't announce, you know potential troop drawdowns things like that, because it gives your enemies You know a timeline and they could just, you know, wait you out, Hey, was criticizing a lot of the Obama administration's decision to pull out troops from Iraq that helped create the conditions that led to the rise of Isis. So he was very much the one kind of making these points. And now you know, he's in this position on guy Think you kind of definitely goes to show that you know you could say a lot of things when you're outside of the presidency. But when you're actually in that seat, there are only so many things you can do when you have to make the tough calls. And so in that sense, I think Trump is very much just realize that that's not possible. But, you know, he's also not particularly one known for consistency and messaging necessarily, or the truth. So I think you know that is definitely a factor here is, well well. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposed the withdrawal, and he warned against the decision on the Senate floor. We're playing a limited Limited. But important role in defending American national security. American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most powerful force for good in the world to simply pick up our ball and go on. They would love that. Then tell us more about the reaction from Capitol Hill. Yeah. You know, this is one of the kind of interesting things we've seen. You know, There's kind of a long standing tradition in in Washington and where you know a lot of foreign policy is really not not as partisan is a lot of domestic policy is, you know there's been kind of a Washington consensus. The U. S military forces generally a force for good and then we should be an active player and in world affairs on so you can see you know, this trump kind of isolationist you know it pulls to pull back is very much at odds with certain factions within the Republican Party who supported the kind of broader and more robust US kind of presence abroad. In Republicans and Democrats, you know, specifically more centrist. You know very much want this to be a continued mission and want to make sure that you know that we are protected from Some terrorist attacks and things like that. It's interesting. You can see that some of the more you know, I guess. Farther left anti interventionist left and on the right are kind of Also aligned in this sense of wanting this to happen. So in this case, Trump is kind of bucking many parts of the Republican Party. But you know he's done that in a lot of other issues as well, but this is something that he was elected to do. He promised it to end these wars and he's trying. Tioga is close to that, as he can. With the few months he has left. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg also issued a stark warning in a statement saying quote the price were leaving too soon or in an uncoordinated way could be very high. Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to play and organize attacks on our homelands. In quote David the UK says it will likely follow the United States and reducing troops in Afghanistan. To what extent will other countries take their cue from the Pentagon. Look, there are no other countries that could be in Afghanistan as part of that NATO coalition If they didn't have the support the Americans, the Americans have all of the transport. The Americans have all of the kind of infrastructure and politically the truth is that an awful lot of countries couldn't really tell you why they're still in Afghanistan, except But it is absolutely crucial to their relationship with the United States. The honest truth is that quite lot of European countries went into Afghanistan because they refused to go into Iraq. With George W. Bush and that was a real rift in their relationship with with America on because that relationship was so important, you know, I remember being in Brussels is a columnist and hearing very senior European officials saying privately we're in Afghanistan not because we really know what to do there but because we have to fend men fences after Iraq, but I think what's really going to wear not every government. As they decide whether to follow America out the door is, in essence, Donald Trump is betting that things can't get any worse in Afghanistan. I think there is a serious argument. Things could get worse that the Taliban only control the countryside of the moment and the roads. They're clearly a very powerful force who have to be in the kind of mix but they don't yet control cities on when we saw them, making a run for Lashkar Gar last month, the capsule Helmand province The Afghan army basically collapsed on the idea of us of sudden collapse. The Afghan army leaving behind all the weapons America gave them. That's a.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

04:35 min | 1 year ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Of that after the latest World News. Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens In the final presidential debate. Before the election. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred but with far fewer interruptions and more substance and the first time they met As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, the Corona virus pandemic was again a major focus as he has done for months. President Trump insisted that the economy and schools need to reopen, he said. A vaccine is coming within weeks, though later admitted that it wasn't a guarantee We're learning to live with it. We have no choice. We can't lock ourselves up in a basement like Joe does, Biden responded, citing the more than 223,000 US deaths and counting you folks home. We'll have an empty chair at the kitchen table this morning. That man, our wife going to bed tonight and reaching over to try to touch their out of habit where their wife or husband, Wass is gone, Learning to live with it. Come on. We're dying with and after a low Corona virus cases are once again on the rise. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS Ohio Governor Mike DeWine urged residents to take the Corona virus seriously Thursday as he reported another 2425 new cases of the disease. During a press briefing, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke with the Divine Buy a video about what it was like to be hospitalized with covert 19. I was in the intensive care unit but in isolation behind two inch thick glass, the glass was so think that you couldn't hear the nurses on the other side of the glass, they would hold up a white board. You're giving me instructions. They're asking me questions and I had a whiteboard to right back to them. Why? When they came in, they were in heavy pp. And so you You're just left alone with your thoughts. First, he says he made a huge mistake by letting his guard down that a recent White House event where people did not wear masks. Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay a record fine for its role in a bribery scandal involving a Malaysian investment fund As part of the settlement. NPR's gyms are Oli reports that top executives Must return some of their pay. Goldman acknowledged that its executives violated federal law by paying bribes to foreign officials in order to get business. The deal was announced by the Justice Department. Goldman earned hefty profits for helping the one mdb fund raise more than $6 billion, much of which was then diverted by corrupt government officials in Malaysia. The scandal led to the downfall of the country's prime minister. Under the terms of the deal, Goldman will pay fines of nearly $3 billion. The company also said it would claw back $174 million in compensation for the former and current executives, who include CEO David Solomon and former chief executive Lloyd Blankfein. Jims AA roly NPR news in pre market trading, US futures are higher Asian stocks are also up. This is NPR news. A federal judge is urging the Trump administration to try harder to reunite 545 migrant Children with their parents. The families were separated at the U. S Mexico border three years ago. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security insists that the parents and refused to take the Children back. Court appointed researchers say many of them are believed to have been deported and hard to reach. The U. N civilian protection team and Afghanistan says it's investigating allegations that Children were killed in a government airstrike on Wednesday, and Afghan security officials says Taliban fighters were struck. But local media say the target was a mosque where at least a dozen students were killed. NPR's did indeed has more from Islamabad, the U. N says the Afghan military air strike occurred in the northern Tahar province. It happened amid some of the heaviest fighting between government forces and the Taliban. Cinespace talks began in mid September. Fighting also continues around the southern Afghan city of Lashkar gar there. A spokesman for the aid group Emergency, which runs a hospital in the city, says they can hear shooting and explosions and they've hospitalized dozens of people who appear to be wounded in the fighting. Including many Children, diplomats and some negotiators say the intensified fighting may scuttle Afghan peace talks. D Hadid NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD China's threatening retaliation if a U. S. Arms sale to Taiwan is finalized. State Department says it's approved proposal to sell 135 precision land attack missiles and associated equipment. To Taiwan, which.

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Fighting continues to rage across parts of Afghanistan. Afghan security forces have monies to recapture some territory from the Taliban, but fighting the areas around Lashkar gar is ongoing. With major roads leading out from the city closed. Amnesty International has called for safe passage to be granted to trapped civilians. Around 35,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the outlying district. The United Nations has also raised concerns, noting that once overall civilian casualties have so far been lower this year than in 2019. That trend now appears to be reversing. The spike in violence comes despite ongoing peace talks in Qatar, the BBC Sikander Kirmani, Libyan security forces have arrested one of the country's most wanted human traffickers in the capital Tripoli. Abdel Rahman May Lawd wanted on charges of human trafficking and smuggling of fuel. Breaking news at townhall dot com. The California Republican Party says it will not comply with an order from the state capital to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes. It is distributed around the state details from correspondent Bernie Bennett and follow a letter to California's secretary of state. Alex Padilla, The California GOP noted that it had distributed similar boxes during the primary earlier this year without incident or objection from your office. The standoff comes amid an ongoing feud over the way the California Republican Party's collecting ballots. State law allows ballot harvesting or the practice of collecting multiple balance to submit to election officials. Officials say the drop offs is distributed by the State Party are incorrectly marked as official and lack required anti tampering protections. Bernie Bennett reporting the Atlanta Falcons have shut down their facility falling one you positive test for covert 19. Obama is still scheduled to play in Minnesota, though on Sunday Morally stories at townhall dot com on John Scott. Parents. Let's be honest, many high school and college age kids seem to have a little direction these days. That might be true for your son or daughter. They spend a lot of time gaming hanging with friends. But nothing seems to lead them on a path to adulthood..

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"lashkar gar" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"lashkar gar" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Peace negotiations are under way to end the war in Afghanistan, but peace seems even further out of reach in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, government forces and the Taliban Are engaged in the worst fighting in months, the U. N says thousands of families have had to flee their homes because of the violence. NPR's DEA Hadeed covers Afghanistan and she is with us on the line from Islamabad. Be a good morning. Let's just start what is happening in Helmand. A short, so the latest is that officials say that two Afghan army helicopters crashed into each other while they're trying to airlift out wounded Afghan security forces and they had been trying to repel Taliban fighters. You seized a highway and over ransom villages in Helmand effectively what the insurgents are doing is trying to surround and sees the provincial capital. It's called Lashkar Gah. And so the fighting kicked off on Sunday and since then, officials say, As you noted about 5000 families have fled. There's also being civilian casualties. Doctors without Borders reported that a pregnant woman was struck by a stray bullet and that caused the death of her fetus. She is still alive, though. I mean, that's an awful story. And there've been so many of those awful stories to come out of Afghanistan in in so many years of fighting that there is always this constant drone of violence in Afghanistan. What is different about now? Right. So this risks up ending the pace process or at least chipping away at it, especially if this violence keeps escalating and to explain a bit. This is the first time the Taliban have made a serious attempt to overrun a provincial capital since those talks began in September. And this is seen as a violation of an agreement they made with the chief backers of these peace talks, which is the United States, and they their agreement actually calls for most foreign forces to leave Afghanistan by next year. But this attack also adds to already intensifying violence around Afghanistan with the Taliban a targeting Afghan security forces. And so about this, I spoke to other Yeah, our. He's an analyst with the Kabul based Afghanistan analysts network and have listened to what he had to say. Such an attack will impact the peace process because there is already growing anger at the intensification of violence in many provinces. And so he actually continued to say that the attack and Lashkar Gah could really hot and people against the peace process, and that's a concern of Afghan negotiators as well. I spoke to a senior negotiator yesterday. And he says he's worried that they're going to lose key public support, which they need to make the painful part like the make painful compromises, too. In this war. Well, then what's until it's impossible to know this? Really, But what is The rationale of the Taliban right now. I mean they overrun a provincial city. Are they intentionally trying to blow up the peace negotiations? So the Taliban aren't commenting Interestingly enough on this attack, but I spoke to your about it, and he says that the attack in Lashkar gar Could actually be a way of showing muscle. It's showing Afghan negotiate is that they can strike at any time. And that's important because the Taliban of being clear that the only real leverage here is violence. And they've been clear that they don't want to abide by cease fire. They say that should be a product of negotiations and nothing that comes at the beginning. And importantly, this also seems to be a test of American resolve. President Trump said. Truth should be home by Christmas. That was in a tweet last week on that spot, confusion and consternation in Afghanistan of the extent of America's commitment to the Afghan government. NPR's D Hadeed reporting from Islamabad on the violence in Afghanistan and the peace talks. Thank you so much, dear. You welcome In this country. A lot of voter registration events are on hold because of the pandemic, so some doctor's offices are stepping in to help educate their patients. Mayan silver from member station. W U. W M in Milwaukee, explains this phenomenon. When patients come in to talk, weight loss, high blood pressure or other issues. Medical assistant Marsh A love has also started chatting with them about something new. So when I go in the rooms Just having a conversation once I'm checking in the patients their eggs like, Hey, what's that around your neck? So I let him know it's just a way for them to register to vote. Love works that progressive community health centers in Milwaukee..

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04:38 min | 1 year ago

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"Edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Peace negotiations are under way to end the war in Afghanistan, but peace seems even further out of reach in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, government forces and the Taliban. Are engaged in the worst fighting in months, the U. N says thousands of families have had to flee their homes because of the violence. NPR's DEA Hadeed covers Afghanistan and she is with us on the line from Islamabad. Be a good morning. Let's just start what is happening in Helmand. Short, so the latest is that officials say that two Afghan army helicopters crashed into each other while they're trying to airlift out wounded Afghan security forces and they had been trying to repel Taliban fighters. You seized a highway and over ransom villages in Helmand effectively what the insurgents are doing is trying to surround and sees the provincial capital. It's called Lashkar Gah. So the fighting kicked off on Sunday and since then, officials say, As you noted about 5000 families have fled. There's also being civilian casualties. Doctors without Borders reported that a pregnant woman was struck by a stray bullet. And that caused the death of her fetus. She is still alive, though. I mean, that's an awful story. And there've been so many of those awful stories to come out of Afghanistan in in so many years of fighting that there is always this constant drone of violence in Afghanistan. What is different about now? Right. So this risks up ending the pace process or at least chipping away at it, especially if this violence Cates escalating and to explain a bit. This is the first time the Taliban have made a serious attempt to overrun a provincial capital since those talks began in September. And this is seen as a violation of an agreement they made with the chief backers of these peace talks, which is the United States, and they their agreement actually calls for most foreign forces to leave Afghanistan by next year. But this attack also adds to already intensifying violence around Afghanistan with the Taliban a targeting Afghan security forces. And so about this, I spoke to other Yeah, our. He's an analyst with the Kabul based Afghanistan analysts network and have listened to what he had to say. Such an attack will impact the peace process because there is already growing anger at the intensification of violence in many provinces. And so he actually continue to say that the attack and Lashkar Gah could really hard and people against the peace process, and that's a concern of Afghan negotiators as well. I spoke to a senior negotiator yesterday. And he says he's worried that they're going to lose key public support, which they need to make the painful part like the make painful compromises, too. In this war. Well, then what's until it's impossible to know this? Really, But what is The rationale of the Taliban right now. I mean they overrun a provincial city. Are they intentionally trying to blow up the peace negotiations? So the Taliban aren't commenting Interestingly enough on this attack, but I spoke to your about it, and he says that the attack in Lashkar gar Could actually be a way of showing muscle. It's showing Afghan negotiate is that they can strike at any time. And that's important because the Taliban of being clear that the only real leverage here is violence. And they've been clear that they don't want to abide by a cease fire. They say that should be a product of negotiations and nothing that comes at the beginning. And importantly, this also seems to be a test of American resolve. President Trump said. Truth should be home by Christmas. That was in a tweet last week on that spot, confusion and consternation in Afghanistan of the extent of America's commitment to the Afghan government. NPR's DEA added reporting from Islamabad on the violence in Afghanistan and the peace talks. Thank you so much. You're welcome. In this country. A lot of voter registration events are on hold because of the pandemic, so some doctor's offices are stepping in to help educate their patients. Mayan silver from member station. W U. W M in Milwaukee, explains this phenomenon. When patients come in to talk, weight loss, high blood pressure or other issues. Medical assistant Marsh A love has also started chatting with them about something new. So when I go in the rooms Just having a conversation once I'm checking in the patients their eggs like, Hey, what's that around your neck? So I let him know it's just a way for them to register to vote Love Works of progressive community health centers in Milwaukee..

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03:55 min | 1 year ago

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"NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Peace negotiations are happening around the war in Afghanistan there happening in Qatar, but peace seems even further out of reach at this point In Afghanistan's southern Helmand province. Government forces and the Taliban are engaged in the worst fighting in months, The U. N says thousands of families have fled their homes because of that fighting. NPR's DEA Hadeed covers Afghanistan and she's on the line now. From Islamabad, DEA. Thanks for being here. Can you just start by explaining what's happening in Helmand? A short, so the latest is that officials say that two Afghan army helicopters crashed into each other while they're trying to airlift out wounded Afghan security forces and they had been trying to repel Taliban fighters. You seized a highway and over ransom villages in Helmand effectively what the insurgents are doing is trying to surround and sees the provincial capital. It's called Lashkar Gah. So the fighting kicked off on Sunday and since then, officials say, As you noted about 5000 families have fled. There's also being civilian casualties. Doctors without Borders reported that a pregnant woman was struck by a stray bullet. And that caused the death of her fetus. She is still alive, though. I mean, it's an awful story. And there've been so many of those awful stories to come out of Afghanistan in in so many years of fighting that there is always this constant drone of violence in Afghanistan. What is different about now? Right. So this risks up ending the pace process or at least chipping away at it, especially if this violence Cates escalating and to explain a bit. This is the first time the Taliban have made a serious attempt to overrun a provincial capital since those talks began in September. And this is seen as a violation of an agreement they made with the chief backers of these peace talks, which is the United States, and they their agreement actually calls for most foreign forces to leave Afghanistan by next year. But this attack also adds to already intensifying violence around Afghanistan with the Taliban a targeting Afghan security forces. And so about this, I spoke to other Yeah, our. He's an analyst with the Kabul based Afghanistan analysts network and have listened to what he had to say. Such an attack will impact the peace process because there is already growing anger at the intensification of violence in many provinces. And so he actually continue to say that the attack and Lashkar Gah could really hard and people against the peace process, and that's a concern of Afghan negotiators as well. I spoke to a senior negotiator yesterday. And he says he's worried that they're going to lose key public support, which they need to make the painful part like the make painful compromises, too. In this war. Well, then what's until it's impossible to know this? Really, But what is the rationale of the Taliban right now? I mean they overrun a provincial city. Are they intentionally trying to blow up the peace negotiations? So the Taliban aren't commenting interestingly enough on this attack, but I spoke to your about it. And he says that the attack in Lashkar gar could actually be a way of showing muscle is showing Afghan negotiate is that they can strike at any time and that's important. Because the Taliban of being clear that the only real leverage here is violence and they've been clear that they don't want to abide by cease fire. They say that should be a product of negotiations and not saying that comes at the beginning. And importantly, this also seems to be a test of American resolve. President Trump said. Truth should be home by Christmas. That was in a tweet last week on that spot, confusion and consternation in Afghanistan of the extent of America's commitment to the Afghan government. NPR's DEA added reporting from Islamabad on the violence in Afghanistan and the peace talks. Thank you so much. You're welcome..

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04:35 min | 1 year ago

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"Will find out what that intelligence amounts due First, the latest World News BBC news with Sue Montgomery. President Trump's nominee for the U. S. Supreme Court, Amy Cockney, Barrett is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee around no forwhat correspondents say could be a fiery confirmation hearing over the next four days. Democrats have criticized the move by Republicans to force the confirmation ahead of the presidential election. On the thumb of the third, Gary O'Donoghue says thie issue is hugely divisive, enormously high states not least because any time you appoint a new Supreme Court justice, the question is, what does that mean for the direction of the court, and she is very much a religious conservative. I would put a really a 63 majority for conservatives on the court. Should you get confirmed, but also with the election coming up? The Republicans know this is something that motivates their base very strongly, and they're trying to put a lot of pressure on the Democrats who won't say at this stage whether they're prepared should they win the election. To actually start creating new justices to try and balance out the core. Politically. The government of Bangladesh is introducing the death penalty for rape after days of public protests about the high level of sexual violence against women and girls. It was widespread outrage in Bangladesh after a vicious gang attacking a woman, which came to light last week when footage of the assault spread widely and social media. Extra troops have been deployed in south in Afghanistan as government forces trying to repel Taliban militants. Several 1000 families have been displaced in several days of heavy fighting in Helmand province. Many a flag to the provincial capital, Lashkar Gar, which is itself under attack. The commander of US forces in Afghanistan said the Taliban's Helmand defensive undermined the current Afghan peace talks. European Union foreign ministers have rejected a German proposal to impose sanctions on the disputed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Um, but in a statement, the You warned that it would add him to the 40 Belarussians already hit by U sanctions if the situation didn't improve. It condemned police violence against peaceful protesters. The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to two American professors Paul Milgram and Robert B. Wilson for their work. In the theory of auctions. He's our economics correspondent Andrew Walker Auctions have been used to sell things, especially physical goods, such as farm produce for millennia. More recently have been extended to new areas such as the wholesale electricity market and franchises to operate train services. The committee awarding the prize says that auctions affect all of us. Well, Milgram and Robert Wilson had developed a theory of auctions and ideas for new format intended to generate better outcomes. When the seller is a public agency. That doesn't necessarily mean the highest price, it may mean getting the widest benefits to society from, for example. Allocating radio frequencies. Two mobile phone operators world news from the BBC. This is WNBC in New York. I'm David First governor. Cuomo says that as of Saturday, the state's a covert infection rate was 0.84%, the lowest It has been since September 24th. But he says he continues to be concerned about clusters in Brooklyn and Queens and Rockland and Orange counties. Where some schools and non essential businesses were closed last week, and gatherings are limited. Attacking a cluster is much easier than trying to attack a statewide increasing rate. Cuomo also expressed some concern about the infection rate in western New York, including Buffalo. New York City handed out 62 tickets totaling more than $150,000 for covert 19 related violations over the weekend, the city's sheriff's office says a restaurant and at least five houses of worship in red zones were among those that were given finds. One Long island's native is adding another N BA championship to his resume. Los Angeles Lakers at Shooting guard Danny Greene won his third title against the Miami Heat last night. Greenness from North Babylon and Suffolk County and went to high school at ST Mary's in Nassau, Green told MBA TV after the game. He's thrilled with the wind. But at the end of the day, it's just a basketball game. There's so many other real pressure situation call in this world, people that deserve justice. Families deserve justice that are going through real struggles trying to pay bills. Trying to find the next paycheck before.

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