Afghanistan veteran recovering from extensive 14-hour penis transplant

WASHINGTON—A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world’s most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address “an unspoken injury of war,” Johns Hopkins University surgeons rebuilt the man’s entire pelvic region […]

Canadian chopper pilots will be using the Afghanistan playbook in Mali, committee told

Canadian chopper pilots will be using the Afghanistan playbook in Mali, committee told

The Canadian helicopters going to Mali will be outfitted as they were in Afghanistan, and will fly their missions the way they did there, senior military commanders said Thursday. The country’s military operations command, Lt.-Gen. Steve Bowes, and the director of the strategic joint staff at National Defence headquarters, Maj.-Gen Al Meinzinger, testified before the […]

Animated tale The Breadwinner, produced by Angelina Jolie, shines light on Afghanistan

Animated tale The Breadwinner, produced by Angelina Jolie, shines light on Afghanistan

When Canadian Saara Chaudry got the call to play Parvana, the young heroine at the centre of The Breadwinner, she was more than ready.   Years ago she’d fallen in love with the young adult novel when a librarian had recommended the Deborah Ellis book. Chaudry had even exchanged emails with the Canadian author, met her at a school book reading and asked about […]