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Av loren adams - 25 december 2015 15:20

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people, denouncing the "monstrous evil" and atrocities they have endured and praising the countries that have taken in their refugees.

   

Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Francis issued a plenary indulgence for Catholics in hopes of spreading the church's message of mercy in a world torn by war, poverty and extremist attacks. The sun-soaked St. Peter's Square was under heavy security, as it has been since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks by Islamic extremists that left 130 dead.

An indulgence is an ancient church tradition related to the forgiveness of sins. Francis announced it after delivering his annual "Urbi et Orbi (To the city and the world)" speech listing global hotspots and his prayers for an end to human suffering.

Francis referred to the "brutal acts of terrorism" that struck the French capital this year as well as attacks in Egypt's airspace, in Beirut, Mali and Tunisia. He denounced the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine and issued consolation to Christians being persecuted for their faith in many parts of the planet.

"They are our martyrs of today," he said.

In an indirect reference to the Islamic State group, he said: "May the attention of the international community be unanimously directed to ending the atrocities which in those countries, as well as in Iraq, Libya, Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa, even now reap numerous victims, cause immense suffering and do not even spare the historical and cultural patrimony of entire peoples."

Francis said he hoped the plenary indulgence he issued for this, his Holy Year of Mercy, would encourage the faithful "to welcome God's mercy in our lives, and be merciful with our brothers to make peace grow."

"Only God's mercy can free humanity from the many forms of evil, at times monstrous evil, which selfishness spawns in our midst," he said.

Libya has been in a state of lawlessness since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown in 2011. Syria has seen a five-year war that has killed over 250,000 people and forced millions to flee the country. The surge of refugees flowing out of Syria to Europe has created a migration crisis for the entire continent.

"We pray to the Lord that the agreement reached in the United Nations may succeed in halting as quickly as possible the clash of arms in Syria and in remedying the extremely grave humanitarian situation of its suffering people," he said. "It is likewise urgent that the agreement on Libya be supported by all, so as to overcome the grave divisions and violence afflicting the country."

Francis praised both individuals and countries that have taken in refugees fleeing "inhuman conditions," saying their generosity had helped the newcomers "build a dignified future for themselves and for their dear ones, and to be integrated in the societies which receive them."

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Av loren adams - 22 december 2015 13:26

I Love You more More and More

im here now love

that was why i didn't have time to come online..no network for several weeks

Im here now

I Love You more because you are the only woman in my heart


 

ANNONS
Av loren adams - 16 december 2015 09:40

 
My heart is became happy when you talk to me..i feel happy abit

Av loren adams - 16 december 2015 09:02

 

The report cited recent surveys showing that public confidence among Afghans in the country's security forces remained high, at 70 percent, but was down from 78 percent in March.

The Pentagon acknowledged steps by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government to address leadership challenges within the military, including moves to replace ineffective officers.

EXPLOITING VULNERABILITIES

The Taliban has also increased the number of effective attacks it has been able to wage by about 4 percent in the first 11 months of 2015 compared to the same period of last year. The number of effective attacks peaked at more than 1,000 in June and July.

"Insurgents are improving in their ability to find and exploit (Afghan forces') vulnerabilities, making the security situation still fragile in key areas and at risk of deterioration in other places," it said.

The report acknowledged a threat from Islamic State forces in Afghanistan, far from the Islamist militant group's stronghold in Iraq and Syria. Islamic State has seized pockets of terrain from the Taliban in Nangarhar province, it said.

In September, Islamic State attacked a U.N vehicle and, in a single day, struck 10 Afghan security force checkpoints in Nangarhar province, it noted.

"The group continues to recruit disaffected Taliban and formerly Taliban-aligned fighters, most notably the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan,

Av loren adams - 15 december 2015 08:53

                                You are my queen from now until the end.
Even though we may have our differences at times.
My Love for you will always be true no matter what
we go through.

You are my queen for always and forever.
No matter how we are living in rags or in riches.
My love will always be true to you.

You are my queen no matter which way you look at it.
Through our ups and downs, our sad and glad times.
My love will never change.

we can rule the world just as long as our love doesn't change.

 
Av loren adams - 13 december 2015 08:47


im still in kabul
The network is bad..beside we are told that we are not comin home this month..We are coming home by end of Jan.

my retirement is confirmed..but due to Russia..Obama said..we should wait for extra one full month

  Russia is showing no signs that it intends to forgive and forget Turkey’s decision to down a Russian warplane two weeks ago.

Moscow has chosen to retaliate for the incident asymmetrically, hitting Turkish economic and military interests instead of engaging in a direct conflict with Ankara that might lead to a military confrontation with NATO.

But the Russians appear to have “gone ballistic" in their determination to wipe out Turkish influence in northern Syria and help regime forces reach Aleppo.

A stepped-up Russian bombing campaign in northwest Syria, near the strategically important city of Azaz, has primarily targeted the Turkey-backed Turkmen rebels and civilians — and the Turkish aid convoys that supply them.

The strikes are in-line with an objective Russia has had since the beginning of its air campaign in Syria — namely, to undermine Turkey’s Syria policy of bolstering rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and to prevent the Turks from establishing a "safe zone” for displaced Syrians that might hinder the regime’s efforts to take Aleppo.

That city is the second-largest in Syria and divided between government and rebel forces. The Assad regime launched a large-scale offensive to retake the city in mid-October with help from Russia and Iran.

 

Av loren adams - 12 december 2015 14:17

  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces have repelled a Taliban attack on the Kandahar airport that lasted more than 24 hours and killed 50 people, mainly civilians, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.

It said the dead included 38 civilians, 10 Afghan soldiers and two police. It said the 11 "terrorists" who took part in the assault were killed, and that the fighting ended late Wednesday.

Afghan forces have struggled to roll back Taliban advances since the U.S and NATO formally concluded their combat mission at the end of last year.

The sprawling airport, known as Kandahar Air Field, has a military and a civilian section, as well as a NATO base. There were no coalition casualties.

Also on Thursday, the head of Afghanistan's main intelligence service resigned, citing differences with President Ashraf Ghani, who assumed office a little over a year ago.

Gen. Rahmatullah Nabil said he did not agree with the president's policies in recent months, without providing further details. The four-star general had served as head of the National Directorate of Security for five years.

Ghani said in a statement that he accepted Nabil's resignation and would replace him with someone from within NDS.

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