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‘American Taliban’ Released After 17 Years in Federal Prison

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WASHINGTON, An American man, convicted of providing support to the Taliban, has been released from prison.John Walker Lindh, known as the American Taliban, was released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence.Lindh was captured during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in the aftermath of a prison uprising that claimed the life of CIA officer Johnny Mike Spann, who was the first American casualty of war in Afghanistan.Given the rare nature of defendant's crime and his unique personal history and characteristics, the probation officer recently filed a request asking the court to impose additional special conditions of (a) supervised release which will govern the defendant's behavior post-confinement, federal Judge T.S. Ellis II...

‘American Taliban’ Released After 17 Years in Federal Prison

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WASHINGTON, An American man, convicted of providing support to the Taliban, has been released from prison.John Walker Lindh, known as the American Taliban, was released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence.Lindh was captured during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in the aftermath of a prison uprising that claimed the life of CIA officer Johnny Mike Spann, who was the first American casualty of war in Afghanistan.Given the rare nature of defendant's crime and his unique personal history and characteristics, the probation officer recently filed a request asking the court to impose additional special conditions of (a) supervised release which will govern the defendant's behavior post-confinement, federal Judge T.S. Ellis II...

More Syrians return from Jordan camps through Nassib crossing

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Daraa, A new batch of displaced Syrians returned home coming from Azraq Camp in Jordan via Nassib border crossing with Jordan.SANA's reporter in Daraa said that a new batch of displaced Syrians on Wednesday returned from Azraq Camp in Jordan via Nassib border crossing to be transported later to their areas liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism.The returnees, numbered 20.000 since the re-opening of the border crossing on October 15th, returned to Syria, using temporary passage tickets, head of the Immigration and Passports department at Nassib crossing Mazen Ghandour said.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

KSA Highly Appreciated by UN for Its Great Humanitarian and Relief Works in Yemen

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Riyadh, The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, expressed deep thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their tangible support for the humanitarian and relief work in Yemen by providing $ 1.5 billion at the donor conference last February, as well as their grant of $ 930 million to the Yemeni people in addition to $ 300 million based on their previous pledge in last November.He also commended their role to facilitate the access of aid in the city of Hodeidah, enabling the UN to speed up relief operations and meet food needs.This came during a press conference held today following a high-level humanitarian meeting between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE and the United N...

US: Syria May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again

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The United States says there are signs the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria may be using chemical weapons again and it is warning the Syrians to stop it.The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it believes Syrian forces were behind an alleged chlorine gas attack Sunday in northwestern Syria.A spokeswoman says officials are still gathering information about the suspected attack but said, if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately.She says the attack would be part of a violent campaign that violates a cease-fire protecting millions of civilians in the Idlib area, destroying health facilities, schools, homes, and refugee camps.The United States says Syria and its Russian allies have a history of blaming chemical attacks agai...

US: Syria May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again

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The United States says there are signs the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria may be using chemical weapons again and it is warning the Syrians to stop it.The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it believes Syrian forces were behind an alleged chlorine gas attack Sunday in northwestern Syria.A spokeswoman says officials are still gathering information about the suspected attack but said, if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately.She says the attack would be part of a violent campaign that violates a cease-fire protecting millions of civilians in the Idlib area, destroying health facilities, schools, homes, and refugee camps.The United States says Syria and its Russian allies have a history of blaming chemical attacks agai...