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At least 13 civilians, including 9 children and a village's lone doctor, were killed in an American airstrike in Naser Khil in eastern Afghanistan
Two houses were struck, leaving nine children dead, a tribal elder said. The United States said the target was a Taliban operations center.
mesopotamia  militaryIncompetence 
yesterday by joeybaker
Why did Sumerians use the sexagesimal system?
TIL that 60 is countable using the fingers of both hands, and this ancient Mesopotamian counting technique is still used in India, Pakistan, Indochina, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria and Egypt apparently
sexagesimal  12  60  counting  fingers  history  sumerian  mesopotamia 
13 days ago by jm
Twitter
RT : Some of the first evidence for in comes in the form of 'fitting signs' on bits and pieces of…
Mesopotamia  Aramaic  from twitter
15 days ago by asibahi
Trump Declares ISIS ‘100%’ Defeated. That’s ‘100% Not True,’ Ground Reports Say.
The Pentagon scrambled to respond to President Trump’s remarks about how much land has been taken from the Islamic State.
trumpLies  mesopotamia 
17 days ago by joeybaker
Pakistan shoots down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace; one pilot arrested
War not a solution to any conflict, but Pakistan will respond if aggression is imposed, military spokesperson says.
globalUnrest  mesopotamia 
19 days ago by joeybaker
Indian Air Force Carries Out Strike On Terror Camp in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir
India carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror training camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday, two weeks after 40 soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama. At around 3:30 this morning, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  globalUnrest 
20 days ago by joeybaker
Germany refuses to bow to UK pressure to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Foreign minister says ‘we will make future decisions depending on how the Yemen conflict develops’
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
24 days ago by joeybaker
Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S.
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
26 days ago by joeybaker
Twitter
RT : "Understanding is a way of understanding what it means to be " - Émilie Pagé-Perron, Researcher…
Mesopotamia  human  from twitter_favs
29 days ago by dyma

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