Nach ISAF: Keine Immunität für ausländische Soldaten?

Die Details einer Nachfolgemission für das Ende 2014 auslaufende Mandat der Afghanistan-Schutztruppe ISAF werden ohnehin kompliziert – und heute hat Afghanistans Präsident Hamid Karzai sie noch etwas komplizierter gemacht: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has warned of possible problems ahead over the sensitive issue of immunity from prosecution for any American or NATO soldiers deployed in the country after 2014. Karzai said in a statement that he had told visiting NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during talks in Kabul Thursday that[…]

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After two years‘ trial, Somali pirates get prison sentences in Hamburg

It should have been an easy case. More than two years ago, a gang of armed robbers captured a merchant vessel in the Indian Ocean. Before they could take the crew hostage, the seamen hid in a safe room, stopped the engines and called fort help. And help came swiftly: a few hours later, heavily armed soldiers fast roped from a helicopter, re-took the vessel and arrested the pirates. What happend on Easter Monday, April 5, 2010, on the German-flagged[…]

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RC N Watch: 18 Tote Hochzeitsgäste in Balkh

Und wieder, damit es nicht untergeht: In der nordafghanischen Provinz Balkh, im Gebiet des (deutsch geführten) ISAF-Regionalkommandos Nord, sind heute mindestens 18 Zivilisten durch eine Sprengfalle ums Leben gekommen. Details von der BBC: A massive roadside bomb has killed at least 18 people on their way to a wedding in northern Afghanistan. At least 15 others have been wounded in what a BBC correspondent called one of the worst such attacks in the country for some time. Bomben gegen Hochzeitsgesellschaften[…]

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