Taliban's tweets, friends, social networks
A NATO helicopter flies next to the building taken over by Afghan insurgents during an attack near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 13, 2011. By the end of the 20-hour attack, two civilians were dead, along with at least four Afghan troops and nine attackers, in Kabul's heavily fortified embassy district. Western reporters learned a lot of the timely details of the attack through Taliban tweets. Photo/REUTERS-Ahmad Masood
The Taliban take on social-media technology
A decade of war in Afghanistan has taught both sides the ways of the enemy -- in combat and in propaganda, and the technology for spreading both.
The Taliban may have perverse views of the modern world, but it's rushed to embrace the western ways of Twitter and Bluetooth in order to get its message out.
We hear how in this example from Dispatches contributor Brian Calvert.
Categories: News Promo, The View from Here
|Radio One||Thursday 1 pm, 1:30 pm NT Sunday 7 pm, 8 pm AT and 8:30 pm NT|
|Sirius 137||Friday at Midnight & 9 am, Sunday at 10 pm|
- New Donald Trump to provide details on charitable donations to veterans groups video
- Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to announce the charities that will receive the money he raised earlier this year for veterans causes.
- New ISIS halts Iraqi army at gates of Fallujah
- Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Fallujah with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.
- New WHO updates Zika virus warning to at least 8 weeks before trying to conceive
- The UN health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought, so its updated advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus tells them to wait even longer to conceive.
- Mexican soccer player overpowers kidnapper to escape
- Soccer forward Alan Pulido overpowers a kidnapper, frees himself and calls police for help, in a dramatic tale that shows how tough the professional player is, or how incompetent his abductors were.
- New Major flooding expected along Texas river that's already claimed 6 lives
- Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties are bracing for more flooding along a river that's expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.