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  • Wazir families facing many problems in Paktika

    Wazir families facing many problems in Paktika

    By Pajhwok on 31 August 2015SHARANA (Pajhwok):  Refugees from Pakistan’s tribal region of North and South Waziristan say they have been facing a number of problems concerning livelihood, education and health while living in Barmal district of sou…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:18pm -
  • Most terror plots hatched with Pakistan's help: Dostum

    Most terror plots hatched with Pakistan's help: Dostum

    By Pajhwok Correspodent on 31 August 2015SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday said Pakistan intelligence agencies had a visible hand in fueling ethnic divisions in the Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul prov…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:51pm -
  • 190m afs unpaid: Power bill defaulters named in Kunduz

    190m afs unpaid: Power bill defaulters named in Kunduz

    By Hidayatullah Hamdard on 31 August 2015KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Water and Energy Department of northern Kunduz province on Monday named 670 electricity bill defaulters including some government entities and powerful individuals owing more than 1…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:20pm -
  • Farah PC members worried about growing target killings

    Farah PC members worried about growing target killings

    By Mohammad Humayoon Zaheen on 31 August 2015FARA CITY (Pajhwok): Members of the Provincial Council (PC) on Monday complained against the increasing number of mysterious killings in the capital of western Farah province, asking the government to pre…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:44pm -
  • Election watchdogs doubt reform implementation

    Election watchdogs doubt reform implementation

    By Mohammad Halim Karimi on 31 August 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdogs on Monday welcomed the Electoral Reform Commission (ERC)’s suggestions about reforms in the electoral system, but called their implementation as difficult in the current…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:20pm -
  • Disgruntled reform panel members submit own proposals

    Disgruntled reform panel members submit own proposals

    By Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 31 August 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Two protesting members of the Electoral Reform Commission have submitted their own set of suggestions to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), an official said on Monday.The two, Kawoon Kakar…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:46pm -
  • Differences on e-ID cards resolved, says Faisal

    Differences on e-ID cards resolved, says Faisal

    By Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 31 August 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’s office on Monday said there were no technical problems in issuing electronic national identity cards and some political differences in this regard betw…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:11pm -
  • Thousands of students out of school due to fighting

    Thousands of students out of school due to fighting

    By Habib Rahman Sherzai on 31 August 2015PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Thousands of students have been left out of school and hundreds of families displaced in the Dand-i-Ghori locality of northern Baghlan province due to fighting.Dand-i-Ghori -- located…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:23pm -
  • NDS arrests 30 suspects in recent Kabul attacks

    NDS arrests 30 suspects in recent Kabul attacks

    By Pajhwok on 31 August 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Monday claimed arresting 30 Haqqani Network and Taliban’s Peshawar Shura members involved in a string of recent terrorist attacks in Kabul and a planned attack on the Presidential Pal…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:20pm -
  • Fewest women hold govt posts in Khost

    Fewest women hold govt posts in Khost

    By Mohammad Haroon on 31 August 2015KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Women are not given a priority when it comes to employment in government departments of southeastern Khost province, civil society activists say.Official figures show currently 240 women are…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:45am -

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  • NDS Arrests 30 Haqqani Militants Over Kabul Attacks

    NDS Arrests 30 Haqqani Militants Over Kabul Attacks

    Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday announced they had arrested 30 militants associated with the Haqqani terror network who were allegedly involved in the recent airport and Macrorayan suicide attacks in Kabul.The Afghan…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:46pm -
  • NUG's Turn To Assess, Adopt Election Recommendations

    NUG's Turn To Assess, Adopt Election Recommendations

    Afghan officials said Monday that the National Unity Government (NUG) will assess and adopt recommendations put forward by the Electoral Reforms Commission (ERC) on Sunday.The long-awaited recommendations are aimed at bringing reforms in the elector…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:22pm -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News31 August 2015

    TOLOnews 6pm News31 August 2015

    Top news in this Bulletin:Washington once again criticized Islamabad for not taking firm action against the Haqqani Network which is accused of conducted ongoing attacks on Afghanistan.To watch the whole news bulletin, click here:{youtube}6LedwVv_…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:10pm -
  • U.S Criticizes Pakistan For Not Dealing With Haqqani

    U.S Criticizes Pakistan For Not Dealing With Haqqani

    Washington once again criticized Islamabad for not taking firm action against the Haqqani Network which is accused of conducted ongoing attacks on Afghanistan.Susan Elizabeth Rice, the U.S National Security Advisor, called on Pakistan to stop terro…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:48pm -
  • Economists Call For Broad-Based Economic Strategies Ahead of RECCA Summit

    Economists Call For Broad-Based Economic Strategies Ahead of RECCA Summit

    With the ongoing economic and financial recession currently facing the country, some Afghan economic commentators on Monday urged the government to put forward a credible and comprehensive economic plan to seek regional support to implement major re…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:52pm -
  • National Football Team To Play Friendly in Thailand

    National Football Team To Play Friendly in Thailand

    The Afghanistan National Football Team left Kabul on Monday for Thailand where they will play in a friendly match against the host country.The match aims to prepare the football team for the 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Japan.After the…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:25pm -
  • ISI's Plots Foiled After Taliban Defeat In Kohistanat: Dostum

    ISI's Plots Foiled After Taliban Defeat In Kohistanat: Dostum

    The First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum - who has spent the past few weeks in Faryab, and more recently in Sar-e-Pul province - said on Monday that plots against Afghanistan in Sar-e-Pul by Pakistan's Inter-Services intelligence (ISI) have been…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:38pm -
  • Concerns On The Rise Over Stalled e-NIC Roll Out

    Concerns On The Rise Over Stalled e-NIC Roll Out

    While pressures mounts on the National Unity Government (NUG) to launch the pilot phase of the much-awaited electronic National Identity Card (e-NIC) rollout campaign, Homayoun Muhtat, head of the e-NIC of department on Monday warned against further…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:26pm -
  • 150 Insurgents Killed in Nangarhar Military Operation

    150 Insurgents Killed in Nangarhar Military Operation

    At least 150 Taliban insurgents were killed in a large-scale military operation in eastern Nangarhar province in the past month, local officials said on Monday.In addition, more than 100 other insurgents were injured.The operation was launched in…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:44am -
  • TOLOnews 10pm News 30 August 2015

    TOLOnews 10pm News 30 August 2015

    Top news in this Bulletin:A senior negotiator and member of the Afghan High Council Peace (HPC), Azizullah Din Mohammad, said Sunday that the Taliban is probably willing, although hesitant, to come to the peace talks tables but urged the U.S and Chi…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:08am -

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  • Gen. Dostum returns to Kabul, declares Pakistan “Enemy of Afghanistan”

    Gen. Dostum returns to Kabul, declares Pakistan “Enemy of Afghanistan”

    The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to Kabul today after participating in a month long military operation in northern provinces of Afghanistan, specifically in northern Faryab province. Gen. Dostum appeared in a press conferenc…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:48pm -
  • Pakistan not to be asked to mediate in future Afghan peace talks

    Pakistan not to be asked to mediate in future Afghan peace talks

    Amid frustrations regarding growing insurgency activities plotted by the anti-government armed militant groups based in Pakistan, the office of the Chief Executive Officer announced Monday that Islamabad will not be asked to mediate in future Afghan…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:23pm -
  • Taliban commander kill his mother, wife and 2 children with own bomb

    Taliban commander kill his mother, wife and 2 children with own bomb

    At least four family members of a Taliban commander was killed in an explosion in western Farah province of Afghanistan, local officials said. The incident took place inside the local Taliban commander’s house, leaving his mother, wife and two chil…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:36pm -
  • EU ministers to hold emergency meeting on migrant crisis

    EU ministers to hold emergency meeting on migrant crisis

    The European Union home affairs ministers will hold an emergency meeting on migrant crisis next month in Brussels. “In order to assess the situation on the ground, the political actions underway and to discuss the next steps in order to strengthen…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:15am -
  • NDS detain 30 terrorists involved in recent Kabul attacks

    NDS detain 30 terrorists involved in recent Kabul attacks

    The National Directorate of security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has detained 30 key members of Haqqani terrorist network and Peshawar Shura of Taliban during special operations. A statement issued by NDS on Monday states that these…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:19am -
  • Kandahar’s director of culture wounded in armed attack

    Kandahar’s director of culture wounded in armed attack

    Unidentified armed men attacked the director of information and cultural affairs of Kandahar province on Monday. Local officials say Hazrat Wali Hotak was going to office when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle in Kandahar city around 08:00 am this…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 9:12am -
  • Afghanistan U-19 beats UAE U-19 by 10 wickets

    Afghanistan U-19 beats UAE U-19 by 10 wickets

    Afghanistan’s U-19 cricket team has beaten the United Arab Emirates (UAE) U-19 cricket team by 10 wickets in the Asian Premiere League. UAE won the toss and chose to bat first but lost all of their players very quick. They made only 88 runs. Tariq…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:14am -
  • Dozens of schoolgirls hospitalized after falling ill at school in Herat

    Dozens of schoolgirls hospitalized after falling ill at school in Herat

    Dozens of schoolgirls have been hospitalized after falling ill at school in western Herat province, an official said on Monday. The students belong to a private school located in the Jibrail locality of Herat city. Herat Regional Hospital sources sa…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 6:40am -
  • Taliban release biography of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour

    Taliban release biography of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour

    In the preface of the biography, it has been reiterated that Mullal Akhtar Mohammad Mansour is the legitimate leader of the Taliban. The biography begins with the Date of Birth and Place of Birth of Mullah Mansour. It states that he was born in 1968…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 6:07am -
  • 600 pro Akhtar Mansour Taliban arrived in Zabul’s Khak-e-Afghan to confront with opponents

    600 pro Akhtar Mansour Taliban arrived in Zabul’s Khak-e-Afghan to confront with opponents

    When Daesh emerged in Afghanistan few months before, some militants who had separated ways with Taliban joined them. Daesh announced war against those who were still supporting Taliban. These differences led to fighting and left dozens of militants k…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:52am -

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  • USAID supports advancement of Afghan Women in Public Sector

    USAID supports advancement of Afghan Women in Public Sector

    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22 for their selection as the first of 3,000 civil service interns sponsored byThe post USAID supports advancement of Afghan Women in Public Se…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:56am -
  • Economic analysts ask for solution to New Kabul Bank issue

    Economic analysts ask for solution to New Kabul Bank issue

    A number of economic analysts have called on the Afghan government to find a permanent solution to the New Kabul Bank issue. There are different options-privatizing the bank, terminating itThe post Economic analysts ask for solution to New Kabul Ban…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 5:52am -
  • Chinese ambassador meets with businessmen in Kandahar

    Chinese ambassador meets with businessmen in Kandahar

    Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Den Xijung during his visit to southern Kandahar province met with local officials and businessmen and called for boosting Sino-Afghan relations. He described Kandahar as aThe post Chinese ambassador meets with busi…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:35am -
  • Department of Urban Development in Feyzabad receives new administrative building

    Department of Urban Development in Feyzabad receives new administrative building

    The Department of Urban Development (DoUD) inaugurated the new administrative building in Badakhshan’s capital Feyzabad on Sunday. The new building will provide DoUD civil servants with a better working environment,The post Department of Urban Dev…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:59am -
  • 1,000 tons of onion exported to India from Afghanistan daily

    1,000 tons of onion exported to India from Afghanistan daily

    Afghanistan exports 1,000 tons of onion to India on a daily basis which has resulted in an unprecedented decline of onion prices in Indian market. “Onion import from Afghanistan hasThe post 1,000 tons of onion exported to India from Afghanistan da…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 15, 8:36am -
  • U.S. State Department announces $10.7 million for Humanitarian Demining Programs in Afghanistan

    U.S. State Department announces $10.7 million for Humanitarian Demining Programs in Afghanistan

    The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) announced the winners of six competitive grants worth $10.7 million to fund humanitarian demining and conventional weapons destructionThe post U.S. State Department an…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 15, 3:58am -
  • Bollywood divas who have won beauty pageants

    Bollywood divas who have won beauty pageants

    Blue eyed beauty of Bollywood Aishwarya Rai won Miss World in 1994. Aishwarya is cited in the media as the most beautiful woman in the world. She made her actingThe post Bollywood divas who have won beauty pageants appeared first on Wadsam.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Aug 15, 8:16am -
  • Afghanistan’s Central Bank to sell USD 40mn

    Afghanistan’s Central Bank to sell USD 40mn

    Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), has announced to sell USD 40mn on Saturday, 29 August 2015. DAB has requested qualified dealers and commercial banks who already have keptThe post Afghanistan’s Central Bank to sell USD 40mn…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 1:10pm -
  • President Ghani meets with Afghanistan’s carpet weavers union

    President Ghani meets with Afghanistan’s carpet weavers union

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani along with his economy adviser, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, and Commerce and Industries Minister, Humayun Rasa, met with Afghanistan’s carpet weavers union. He thanked the union forThe post President Ghani meets with Afg…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 12:52pm -
  • Salma Dam renamed as “Afghan-India Friendship Dam”

    Salma Dam renamed as “Afghan-India Friendship Dam”

    The Government of Afghanistan has renamed the Salma Dam as “Afghan-India friendship dam” to honor the contribution India has had in reconstruction of this major dam. The decision was madeThe post Salma Dam renamed as “Afghan-India Friendship D…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 12:23pm -

The Guardian

  • Taliban admit covering up death of leader Mullah Omar for two years
    Admission, which comes in biography of new chief, reveals that Taliban wanted to keep death quiet until foreign forces had ended military operationsThe Taliban concealed the “depressing news” of the death of its former leader Mullah Omar for more…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:50pm -
  • Afghan forces retake Musa Qala from Taliban
    Officials say Taliban attacks are for propaganda purposes rather than to establish permanent hold over districtAfghan forces say they have retaken Musa Qala, a desolate district in Helmand province where more than 20 British soldiers died duringBrita…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Aug 15, 2:21pm -
  • Terror law prompts British Library to reject unique Taliban archive
    Academics lambast London institution’s refusal to host documents in unmatched digital cacheThe British Library has refused to host a unique digital archive of Taliban documents because officials fear that holding the collection would violate Britis…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 9:26pm -
  • Musa Qala is small military victory for Taliban but big propaganda boost
    Kabul government placed heavy emphasis on claiming back town in Helmand province during conflict, where it was the scene of a Nato-backed campaignDozens of British, Afghan and American soldiers died to capture and briefly hold the poor, dusty tract o…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 10:28pm -
  • Hamid Gul obituary
    Pakistan intelligence chief who championed the Taliban and was known as the ‘jihadi spymaster’Hamid Gul, who has died aged 78, led Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the largest of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies, for two years in the late 198…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 4:34pm -
  • Afghan asylum seekers deported from UK may have been unaware of rights
    Home Office ignores law firm’s exhortations to inform people with no legal representation of court order limiting deportation to three Afghan provinces A private plane chartered by the UK’s Home Office landed in Kabul on Wednesday, carrying almos…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 3:44pm -
  • Two Nato soldiers shot dead by men in Afghan army uniforms
    Attack at Helmand base highlights ‘insider’ killings that have fuelled distrust between Afghan security forces and foreign military Related: Al-Qaida leader pledges allegiance to new Afghan Taliban chief Gunmen in Afghan military uniforms shot de…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 6:25am -
  • Afghan asylum seekers saved from deportation after last-ditch legal battle
    Dozens taken off Home Office chartered plane destined for Afghanistan following hours of negotiations between lawyers and a high court judge A private plane chartered by the Home Office to remove failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan has taken off aft…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:12am -
  • Only three of 116 Guantánamo detainees were captured by US forces
    Bulk of remaining detainees – who US politicians refer to as ‘worst of the worst’ – were rounded up by Pakistani and Afghan spies, warlords and security servicesOnly three of the 116 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay were apprehended by U…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 11:00am -
  • Asylum seekers fight deportation to Afghanistan
    Lawyers challenge Home Office’s proposed charter flight, thought to be departing Stansted on Tuesday, following court victory for Afghans last week Lawyers have launched a series of last-minute challenges to the proposed deportation of failed asylu…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 6:35pm -

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  • newWith Life Expectancy Up Globally, Octogenarians Could Be New Norm in Developed World

    With Life Expectancy Up Globally, Octogenarians Could Be New Norm in Developed World

    The plight of Afghan women has made global headlines in recent decades—from mistreatment by the Taliban to struggling to build peace in their war-torn country. The trend for longer life expectancy is true all over the world, and outside Afghanistan…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:47pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:32pm -
  • newBernie Sanders applied for 'conscientious objector' status during Vietnam, campaign confirms

    Bernie Sanders applied for 'conscientious objector' status during Vietnam, campaign confirms

    "As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "My question as a Vietnam veteran is: How on earth could a person claiming to be a conscientious objector become the commander in chief of th…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:03pm -
  • Austria smuggler crackdown as Europe divided over migrant crisis

    Austria smuggler crackdown as Europe divided over migrant crisis

    The hunt for people smugglers led to a security crackdown and massive tailbacks on Austria's border with Hungary on Monday, as Europe struggled to present a united front on the huge influx of migrants and refugees. Austria's tightened security follow…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 9:40pm -
  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to ...
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 9:26pm -
  • Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

    Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 9:00pm -
  • Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's Parliament speaker said Monday that he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers aimed at reining in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 8:48pm -
  • EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck.
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:43pm -
  • Europe's migrant crisis: key questions

    Europe's migrant crisis: key questions

    Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. A record surge in numbers, and the opening up of new routes over th…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:52pm -
  • Pakistan insists Haqqani network almost wiped out

    Pakistan insists Haqqani network almost wiped out

    Pakistan's top diplomat said Monday that military offensives in its northwestern tribal areas had almost wiped out the Haqqani militant network known for its audacious attacks across the border on Afghan and foreign forces. According to a report in t…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:58pm -

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  • Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    KABUL: Nato said its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.The international military alliance said in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province…
    - 24 Jan 11, 5:45am -
  • Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL: Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia s…
    - 22 Jan 11, 11:10am -
  • Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    KABUL: Nato on Thursday said two of its service members died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.It said one service member was killed Thursday in the north, while another was killed Wednesday in the south. It did not identify their …
    - 20 Jan 11, 5:25am -
  • Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan: The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.“Or else,” said the caller.Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough…
    - 18 Jan 11, 5:09am -
  • Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    KABUL: Several people were injured in an explosion outside a music cassette shop in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police said.General Aminullah Amirkhil, who directs the Afghan border police in four eastern provinces, said the explosion occurred Thur…
    - 13 Jan 11, 6:43am -
  • Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least two Afghan security personnel and wounded four in an attack near the country’s parliament in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan government official said. The attack in the Afghan capital targeted…
    - 12 Jan 11, 5:01am -
  • Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    KABUL: A suicide car bombing against a border police vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan killed three border police guards, local authorities said.Monday’s attack was the second suicide bombing in four days against border police in the area…
    - 10 Jan 11, 7:24am -
  • Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    KABUL: A bomb placed in a bag exploded on a road in downtown Kabul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, authorities said, in a relatively rare attack in the Afghan capital. There have been few attacks in …
    - 4 Jan 11, 5:23am -
  • US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: A leading Republican lawmaker on US military policy said he wanted American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said that having a few US air bases in Afgha…
    - 3 Jan 11, 5:46am -
  • Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.…
    - 31 Dec 10, 8:59am -

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  • Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement acknowledged for the first time Monday that the Shiite militia has sent fighters to Iraq, and he urged Arab states throughout the region to set aside sectarian rivalries to confront the threat p…
    - 16 Feb 15, 10:47pm -
  • Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

    BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement acknowledged for the first time Monday that the Shiite militia has sent fighters to Iraq, and he urged Arab states throughout the region to set aside sectarian rivalries to confront the threat p…
    - 16 Feb 15, 10:47pm -
  • Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    BAGHDAD — Disguised as Iraqi army soldiers, a squad of Islamic State militants attempted Friday to bomb a base in western Iraq where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed, raising concerns about whether the Americans will be drawn into direct comba…
    - 13 Feb 15, 8:45pm -
  • Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    Islamic State tries to attack base where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed

    BAGHDAD — Disguised as Iraqi army soldiers, a squad of Islamic State militants attempted Friday to bomb a base in western Iraq where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed, raising concerns about whether the Americans will be drawn into direct comba…
    - 13 Feb 15, 8:45pm -
  • Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen — Militants linked to al-Qaeda overran a military base in southern Yemen on Thursday in a sophisticated attack that signaled the extremist group’s desire to exploit widening turmoil in this Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article…
    - 12 Feb 15, 8:50pm -
  • Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen — Militants linked to al-Qaeda overran a military base in southern Yemen on Thursday in a sophisticated attack that signaled the extremist group’s desire to exploit widening turmoil in this Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article…
    - 12 Feb 15, 8:50pm -
  • Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    SANAA, Yemen — Britain and France announced Wednesday that they would shutter their embassies in Yemen, a day after the United States closed its mission and withdrew its diplomats from the strife-torn Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article >>
    - 11 Feb 15, 8:05pm -
  • Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

    SANAA, Yemen — Britain and France announced Wednesday that they would shutter their embassies in Yemen, a day after the United States closed its mission and withdrew its diplomats from the strife-torn Arabian Peninsula nation.Read full article >>
    - 11 Feb 15, 8:05pm -
  • Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    AYE, Jordan — After Jordanian warplanes carried out airstrikes Thursday against the Islamic State in Syria, the fighter jets returned to perform a teeth-rattling “victory lap” above this farm town that has been cloaked in grief.Read full articl…
    - 5 Feb 15, 9:56pm -
  • Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    Jordan hits Islamic State with airstrikes as king visits family of pilot burned alive

    AYE, Jordan — After Jordanian warplanes carried out airstrikes Thursday against the Islamic State in Syria, the fighter jets returned to perform a teeth-rattling “victory lap” above this farm town that has been cloaked in grief.Read full articl…
    - 5 Feb 15, 9:56pm -