Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Daily Beast International: Ukraine at War; Bergdahl and Afghanistan; Sharia in Sudan


  1. Witness to a Ukraine Rebel Breakthrough

    by Anna Nemtsova June 04, 2014 03:55 PM EDT
    Ukraine's rebels have secured their supply corridor to Russia. As Putin talks to Europe (and maybe Obama) about stability, the real war is about to begin. An eyewitness account.

    The War for Eastern Ukraine Intensifies

    June 04, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The battle for Luhansk in photos.
  3. The Sky Explodes Over Luhansk

    by Anna Nemtsova June 04, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
    While Obama talks tough and Putin visits Western Europe, eastern Ukraine is in flames. The rebels, defying airstrikes, are opening a corridor for reinforcements from Mother...
  4. Mom and Pop on Ukraine's Battle Line

    by Anna Nemtsova June 02, 2014 01:40 PM EDT
    As separatists fight to open up a secure corridor to Russia, peace-loving families find themselves thrust into the middle of a worsening civil war.
  5. Held at Gunpoint by Ukraine Rebels

    by Anna Nemtsova May 31, 2014 04:43 PM EDT
    On eastern Ukraine's lawless roads, anything might happen, and often it does. How I was arrested and released.
  6. The Rot Among the Rebels in Ukraine

    by Anna Nemtsova May 31, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
    The pro-Russian "government" in eastern Ukraine, which thought it controlled the fate of the nation a few days ago, has now lost control even of its own ranks.

  1. by Kimberly Dozier June 04, 2014 09:30 PM EDT
    After a second escape attempt, the American hostage was being moved so often, American commandos would've had to raid a dozen safehouses in Pakistan at once.
  2. CHEAT

    McChrystal: Dont Judge Bergdahl Yet

    June 04, 2014 06:52 PM EDT
    Also declares "We don't leave Americans behind."
  3. CHEAT

  4. Bergdahl May Not Have Cost Six Lives

  5. June 04, 2014 11:32 AM EDT
    New York Times cast doubts.
  6. Afghan Taliban Say they Won Big with Bergdahl Swap

    1. by Sami Yousafzai June 02, 2014 09:31 AM EDT
      A crisis in leadership had the Taliban demoralized and divided. The release of five of their top men from Guantanamo may have solved that problem.
    2. We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night

      by Nathan Bradley Bethea June 02, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
      For five years, soldiers have been forced to stay silent about the disappearance and search for Bergdahl. Now we can talk about what really happened.
      1. Background:

      2. Proof of Life: America's last POW

        by Christopher Dickey January 16, 2014 08:14 AM EST
        ... confused motives, failed hopes and unbearable horror has become a kind of metaphor for all that's gone wrong in America's longest war.Whether Bergdahl, 27, just walked away from his base...
        1. U.S. Prisoner's Taliban Escape

          by Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau December 07, 2011 04:45 AM EST
          ... September, 25-year-old Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, jumped from a first-floor window of the mud-brick house in Pakistan in which he had been imprisoned and headed into the nearby...
          1. Sudan's Pregnant Death-Row 'Apostate'

            by Nina Shea June 04, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
            Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian condemned to death in Sudan for "apostasy," will soon suffer 100 lashes. Her husband is American. Her infants imprisoned with her, too....
          2. Hangman's Noose for Marrying a Christian

            by Nina Shea May 17, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
            She's eight months pregnant and the wife of an American citizen, but the genocidal regime in Khartoum declares that under its version of Islamic law she has to die.

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