Just in case you didn't already think the Taliban was a murderous gang of shit-bags, we bring you the latest "honor killing" of a woman in Afghanistan. Her alleged crime: adultery.The cowardly murder was caught on video, which you can see below.The three-minute video was originally obtained by Reute ... More >>
A supposed video of marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has pushed all the copper buttons of the military -- an organization that is conducted in the height of taste, as you know -- and they have let the world know that they are downright appalled.
They have called t ... More >>
The Twitter account @alemarahweb has dispatched over 700 messages in 140 characters or less to just over 100 followers, always following the same format: a short message in Arabic with a link to a news story, usually on the website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Guardian reports t ... More >>
Sometimes, like many other people, I sit in the office and daydream of being somewhere else. And some of these times, it's simply just outside! And other times, it's in The Maldives, which if you don't know, is a really expensive, really beautiful, really secluded island retreat where people ... More >>
The New YorkerCreeping beauties: Taliban get dolled up for the cameraAre we sure that Faisal Shahzad was trained by the Taliban? His skillz weren't mad (as colleague Tom Robbins points out), even if Shahzad himself is. Whether he was on a mission for the Taliban is still up in the air.
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The Beastie Boys' Adam Rauch has cancer of the salivary gland, will seek treatment, is expected to recover. Get well soon, MCA.
With Paterson in decline and Cuomo regnant, this guy is our best hope for an exciting 2 ... More >>
In December 2001, just after the American invasion, Magnum Studios photographer Thomas Dworzak arrived in Afghanistan. The Taliban had banned all photography that showed people: such images, they said, were prohibited by the Koran.
There was one exception to the rule: men (and only men) were allowe ... More >>
The frightening Taliban invasion of the Afghan capital Kabul, courtesy of Al Jazeera's Todd Baer. Compare the CNN and Al Jazeera stories.
Bailout? If by accident of birth, you were in Kabul yesterday, you'd be dying to bail out. You would have been running for your life while crazed Taliban storm ... More >>
The Taliban conduct a night ambush against U.S. troops on January 24. A commenter on this YouTube video wrote: "holy cow, tracer rounds are so cool!" Yeah, really cool.
What a Sunday in sports and terror: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought to the death in a Grand Slam final, and so did the Pit ... More >>