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  • newWork on vital Panjsher bridge launched

    Work on vital Panjsher bridge launched

    By Farid Tanha on 26 May 2015PARAKH (Pajhwok): The construction work on a vital bridge in Paryan district of central Panjsher province has been launched, officials said on Tuesday.Abdul Rahman Kabiri, acting governor, told Pajhwok Afghan news the b…
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  • newAll ministries should win people’s trust: Ghani

    All ministries should win people’s trust: Ghani

    By Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 26 May 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said the national unity government was formed as a result of the nation’s genuine vote and it was time for the government to respond with great respect to t…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 May 15, 2:01pm -
  • newHajj minister presents 100-day work plan

    Hajj minister presents 100-day work plan

    By Hassan Khitab on 26 May 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hajj and Religious Affairs Minister Faiz Mohammad Usmani on Tuesday presented his 100-day working plan to the president, saying supervision of Friday prayers specifically sermons and the exact numb…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 May 15, 1:59pm -
  • newFidai takes office as new Logar governor

    Fidai takes office as new Logar governor

    By Abdul Maqsud Azizi on 26 May 2015PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Mohammad Halim Fidai on Tuesday took office as the governor of central Logar province with pledges to ensure good governance and real service to the people.Fidai was introduced to the people…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 15, 12:57pm -
  • newAfghans can better defend country against threats: Senators

    Afghans can better defend country against threats: Senators

    By Khwaja Basir Ahmad on 26 May 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday criticized US president’s recent remarks, insisting Afghanistan has not been a dangerous place and Afghans could defend the…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 15, 12:40pm -
  • newPakistan warnings to Taliban bold step: Afghanistan

    Pakistan warnings to Taliban bold step: Afghanistan

    By Azizullah Hamdard on 26 May 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday welcomed Pakistan’s warning to Afghan Taliban to immediately shun their spring offensive in the war-torn country.Afghan Taliban last month annou…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 15, 12:27pm -
  • newKandahar customs revenue up by 33pc

    Kandahar customs revenue up by 33pc

    By Basher Ahmad Naadim on 26 May 2015KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The customs department of southern Kandahar province collected nearly one and a half billion afghanis in revenue over the past five months, showing a 33 percent increase, an official said…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:52am -
  • newSchool students stage protest in Uruzgan

    School students stage protest in Uruzgan

    By Pajhwok Report on 26 May 2015TARINKOT (Pajhwok): High school students on Tuesday staged a protest rally in front of the education department in central Uruzgan province against several problems crippling the education process.The students gathe…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:48am -
  • newMoI confirms Daesh presence in parts of country

    MoI confirms Daesh presence in parts of country

    By Pajhwok reporter on 26 May 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has acknowledged Islamic State (IS) group or Daesh has active presence in some parts of Afghanistan but the country’s security forces can deal with the emerging thre…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:36am -
  • newStanikzai not a right choice to head MoD: MPs

    Stanikzai not a right choice to head MoD: MPs

    By Khwaja Basir Ahmad Fitri on 26 May 2015KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament members on Tuesday criticized the nomination of Masoum Stanikzai as the minister-designate for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), saying S…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:33am -

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  • newConcerns Increase Over High Civilian Toll

    Concerns Increase Over High Civilian Toll

    Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday raised concerns over the increase in civilian casualties in suicide and terrorists attacks around the country.The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) spokesman R…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 May 15, 2:24pm -
  • newEverywhere With The Citizens

    Everywhere With The Citizens

    TOLOnews brings you an exciting series of the role of Afghans in society.Tune in every Monday and Thursday at 7.30 pm between now and June 25, 2015.The following program is the first in the series and was screened on Monday May 26.To watch the wh…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 May 15, 2:16pm -
  • newMoI Denies Arming People, But 'Supports' Uprising

    MoI Denies Arming People, But 'Supports' Uprising

    The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday said that civilians will be not be given arms but that the ministry will support people rising up against anti-government armed groups. In addition, in a press conference, Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the ministry…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 May 15, 2:06pm -
  • newHopes Pinned On Pakistan's Honest Cooperation Over Peace

    Hopes Pinned On Pakistan's Honest Cooperation Over Peace

    Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday attended the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, and said delegates believe that peace in Afghanistan will mean peace in the region.Consensus is that t…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 15, 12:45pm -
  • newTAWDE KHABARE: Pakistan Warns Afghan Taliban to Stop Attacks in Afghanistan

    TAWDE KHABARE: Pakistan Warns Afghan Taliban to Stop Attacks in Afghanistan

    Pakistan has called on the Afghan Taliban to halt father military operations inside Afghanistan and to stop the summer offensive or face damaging consequences. A Pakistani official has announced that the message was conveyed to the group via mediato…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:49am -
  • newKunduz Governor Reports Taliban Allegiance To Daesh

    Kunduz Governor Reports Taliban Allegiance To Daesh

    Kunduz provincial governor Mohammad Omer Safi has said that Afghan insurgents are fighting alongside Daesh in the country's besieged northern province.Speaking to Associated Press, Safi said that the Taliban in these areas have pledged allegiance t…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:37am -
  • Six Injured in Rocket Attack in Baghlan

    Six Injured in Rocket Attack in Baghlan

    At least six civilians, including two women, were injured after insurgents fired two missiles into the capital of northern Baghlan province, local officials said on Tuesday.The attack took place on Tuesday afternoon after the insurgents fired two r…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:25am -
  • KANKASH: Pakistan Hosts Meeting of Senior Officials of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process

    KANKASH: Pakistan Hosts Meeting of Senior Officials of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process

    Pakistan hosted a meeting of senior officials for the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process in Islamabad on Monday which was jointly led by Afghanistan and Pakistan.To watch the whole program, click here:{youtube}eioStouJ1gw{/youtube}Hekmat Khalil Karza…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 May 15, 10:10am -
  • FARAKHABAR: Government's Secret Talks with Taliban and Pakistan's Intelligence-Service in China

    FARAKHABAR: Government's Secret Talks with Taliban and Pakistan's Intelligence-Service in China

    Government officials recently held a secret meeting with the Taliban and Pakistan's Intelligence Service in China to discuss peace negotiations.To watch the program, click here:{youtube}-E_RTYKgjX8{/youtube}The reaction comes in response to rumor…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 May 15, 8:11am -
  • Suicide Bomber and Gunmen Attack Court Building in Maidan Wardak

    Suicide Bomber and Gunmen Attack Court Building in Maidan Wardak

    At least four unknown gunmen attacked the court building in central Maidan Wardak province early Tuesday, killing two policemen, local officials said.The attack took place in Maidan Shahr, the capital of the province after a suicide bomber detonate…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 May 15, 6:54am -

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  • Minister of Hajj & Religious Affairs presented 100-day Action Plan to Public

    Minister of Hajj & Religious Affairs presented 100-day Action Plan to Public

    Faiz Mohammad Osmani minister for the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Tuesday presented his 100-day Action Plan to Public. He promised to complete some important tasks in the ministry within the upcoming hundred days. Osmani said after toda…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:05am -
  • Three suicide-bombing planners arrested in Kabul

    Three suicide-bombing planners arrested in Kabul

    National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency – has arrested three suicide-bombing planners in capital Kabul. A statement issued Tuesday by NDS states that the three terrorists belong to Haqani terrorist network tha…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 May 15, 9:50am -
  • Four civilians wounded in Khost explosion

    Four civilians wounded in Khost explosion

    Four civilians have sustained injuries in a bomb explosion in front of the grand mosque of Khost province. Faiz Mohammad Saw, a security official from the provincial police headquarters said that the explosive materials were placed in front of the mo…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 May 15, 8:21am -
  • Tribal elder shot dead in Herat

    Tribal elder shot dead in Herat

    Unknown gunmen have gunned down a tribal elder in western Herat province. Abdul Rawouf Ahmandi, spokesman for the provincial police head quarters of Herat says that the tribal elder was on his way from provincial capital to Guzara District when he ca…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 May 15, 6:57am -
  • Maidan Wardak assault ended after all attackers killed

    Maidan Wardak assault ended after all attackers killed

    A group of four militants equipped with explosive materials and weapons attacked the building of the appeal court in Maidan Shar the provincial capital of Maidan Wardak province at around 10:30 AM on Tuesday. Officials say the assault began with a su…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 May 15, 6:29am -
  • Three Hazaras gunned down in Pakistan’s Baluchistan

    Three Hazaras gunned down in Pakistan’s Baluchistan

    Three members of the Hazara Shia community have been gunned down by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. One incident took place in Iqbal Road area where unknown gunmen killed Anwar Ali Hazara in a tea shop and the second inciden…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 May 15, 6:21am -
  • 58 rebels killed in military operations across the country

    58 rebels killed in military operations across the country

    58 militants have been killed during separate military operations across the country. Ministry of Defense (MoI) issuing a statement on Tuesday morning states that the operations were conducted in eleven provinces where 41 insurgents also wounded and…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 May 15, 5:26am -
  • 26 soldiers martyred in militant attack in Helmand

    26 soldiers martyred in militant attack in Helmand

    26 soldiers from Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army have been martyred in a Taliban attack in restive Helmand province. Nafas Khan, police chief of Nawzad District told Associated Press that Taliban attacked a military base in this distr…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 May 15, 4:17am -
  • Suicide bombers launch attack in Kandahar city

    Suicide bombers launch attack in Kandahar city

    A group of suicide bombers launched coordinated suicide attack in Kandahar city in southern part of the country. The attack was reportedly launched around 8 pm local time with security officials saying at least two suicide bombers are currently engag…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 May 15, 6:06pm -
  • Pakistani president’s son escaped life attempt in Balochistan

    Pakistani president’s son escaped life attempt in Balochistan

    The son of Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussian’s son has escaped a life attempt in Baluchistan province. A motorcycle, laden with explosives, was parked on the way of Salman, son of Pakistan’s president but he escaped unharmed from the explosion…
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 10:41am -

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  • DABS recovers 250mn Afghanis from defaulters

    DABS recovers 250mn Afghanis from defaulters

    Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat collects more than 250mn Afghanis from defaulters in less than two weeks. The national power utility had set a 10-day deadline for the defaulters to clearThe post DABS recovers 250mn Afghanis from defaulters appeared f…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 May 15, 9:52am -
  • Vatican Bank’s earnings soar by 20-fold

    Vatican Bank’s earnings soar by 20-fold

    A privately held institute situated exclusively on the sovereign territory of the Vatican City, the Vatican Bank witnessed a 20-fold increase in its earnings for 2014. Recording a figure ofThe post Vatican Bank’s earnings soar by 20-fold appeared…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 May 15, 8:34am -
  • No contract was signed with the Indian consortium on Hajigak mine: Afghan Mines Minister

    No contract was signed with the Indian consortium on Hajigak mine: Afghan Mines Minister

    Afghanistan’s Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Sabah cleared the air around the Hajigak mining contract and maintained that no contract was signed with the Indian consortium. Earlier this week,The post No contract was signed with the Indian…
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  • Heart of Asia senior officials say security key to Afghanistan’s prosperity

    Heart of Asia senior officials say security key to Afghanistan’s prosperity

    Senior Officials of the members and supporters of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul process met on Monday in Islamabad to confer on and assess Afghanistan’s security situation and the Heart ofThe post Heart of Asia senior officials say security key to Af…
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  • 54 infra projects completed in Kandahar Province

    54 infra projects completed in Kandahar Province

    As many as 54 infrastructure projects have been completed in Maruf, Shawalikot, Panjwayee, Arghistan, Spin Boldak, Zheri and Shorabak districts of Kandahar province. Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP)The post 54 infra projects completed…
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 10:30am -
  • Helmand farmers grow more wheat than poppy

    Helmand farmers grow more wheat than poppy

    Farmers have grown more wheat than last year in Helmand province, which is the hub for poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), wheat was grown onThe post Helmand farmers grow more wheat than poppy appeared first on…
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 9:07am -
  • Pakistan trains 15 Afghan doctors

    Pakistan trains 15 Afghan doctors

    As many as 15 Afghan doctors of eastern Nangarhar’s National Kidney Hospital have been sent to Pakistan for training. The National Kidney Hospital was established in 2014 at a costThe post Pakistan trains 15 Afghan doctors appeared first on Wadsam…
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 4:27am -
  • Chabahar Port to be operational by December 2016

    Chabahar Port to be operational by December 2016

    India inked a deal with Iran for the development of Chabahar Port earlier this month and the port is expected to be completed by December of next year. Work onThe post Chabahar Port to be operational by December 2016 appeared first on Wadsam.
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 4:15am -
  • A senior official reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project in an email

    A senior official reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project in an email

    A senior official of the Bank of England inadvertently sent details of a confidential project on the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) in an email to theThe post A senior official reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project in an e…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 10:03am -
  • Afghanistan’s revenue collection system computerized

    Afghanistan’s revenue collection system computerized

    Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) computerized the system for revenue collection of custom and revenue departments by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghanistan’s Central Bank, Da Afghanistan BankThe post Afghanistan’s…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 6:02am -

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  • Afghan police station 'under siege' by Taliban with officers and soldiers killed
    Insurgents blockade Naw Zad compound in Helmand province, says police chief, while separate bomb attacks leave 11 dead in south of countryTaliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in Helmand province after killing 19 policemen and seven soldie…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 May 15, 1:35am -
  • President Obama marks first Memorial Day in 14 years without major US war
    Obama praises ‘honor, courage and selflessness’ of US service membersNearly 10,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan in ‘non-combat roles’ Related: Obama to mark Memorial Day but questions linger over Afghanistan troops President Barack Obama…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 May 15, 4:44pm -
  • He was the saviour of Afghan music. Then a Taliban bomb took his hearing
    When musicologist Ahmad Sarmast’s pioneering institute – open to girls and boys, women and men from all backgrounds – became a target, it nearly cost him his life. But the attack has only made him more determined When Ahmad Sarmast said he woul…
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 1:39pm -
  • Obama to mark Memorial Day but questions linger over Afghanistan troops
    President to attend Monday ceremony at Arlington National CemeteryOn ‘first Memorial Day since our war ended’ 9,800 troops still deployed Related: President Obama marks Memorial Day and says troops are coming home Proclaiming “the first Memoria…
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Isis actively recruiting in Afghanistan, says US general
    Some frustrated Taliban pledging allegiance to Islamic StateIsis presence has grown considerably in last six months Related: Iran sends troops to help retake key Iraqi oil refinery from Isis The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said o…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:50pm -
  • Why did the Taliban go to Tehran?
    In the fight against Isis, the Taliban has softened its approach toward Iran and Shia groups, says veteran Afghan journalist Reports of an official Taliban delegation’s clandestine visit to Iran this week raised eyebrows in both Kabul and Tehran: w…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:50pm -
  • Bin Laden's declassified documents reveal a family-oriented conspiracist
    Library-sized cache of declassified material seized at the former al-Qaida leader’s compound paints a portrait of a man past his prime who obsessed over security, micromanaged staff and enjoyed an eclectic mix of literatureHe was far from the only…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:52am -
  • The Australian legal centre taking law into its own hands for asylum seekers
    The Refugee Advice and Casework Service lost 85% of its funding in 2014 but found new ways to raise money. Now it’s rewriting the book on legal aidJulia Steward’s legal clients are queuing out the door well before she arrives at the office. It’…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 4:08am -
  • Global armed conflicts becoming more deadly, major study finds
    International Institute for Strategic Studies says despite fewer wars number of deaths has trebled since 2008 due to an ‘inexorable intensification of violence’Tens of thousands more people are dying in armed conflicts around the world, even as t…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 3:06pm -
  • Alixandra Fazzina’s best photograph: a mother breastfeeding in Afghanistan
    ‘Many women die giving birth in Badakhshan. The nearest hospital is three days away by donkey’This image was taken in Badakhshan, a province in north-east Afghanistan with the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. There are 6,500 death…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:38pm -

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  • newTop Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMT
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy. But…
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  • new2 police officers killed at Afghan courthouse near Kabul
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents attacked a courthouse near the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing two police officers as a militant assault raged on in a district in a central province besieged for weeks, authorities said.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 May 15, 1:35pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy. But fello…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 May 15, 12:32pm -
  • newMilitants plotting attacks killed in Pakistan's Karachi: official

    Militants plotting attacks killed in Pakistan's Karachi: official

    Seven militants who were plotting rocket, grenade and suicide attacks in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi have been killed in two raids by paramilitary rangers, a spokesman for the force said Tuesday. The raids, which began late Monday and continued T…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:44am -
  • Across nation, veterans' sacrifices honored in many ways

    Across nation, veterans' sacrifices honored in many ways

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle and made special mention on Memorial Day of the families of lost loved ones "who represent the best of who we are."
    - 8 hours ago, 26 May 15, 7:11am -
  • Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold

    Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an offensive that stunned local authorities and raised concer…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 May 15, 6:25am -
  • Obama at Arlington: Never stop paying tribute to the fallen

    Obama at Arlington: Never stop paying tribute to the fallen

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. force…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 May 15, 3:44am -
  • U.S. does damage control after defense chief's remarks on Iraq
    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi of the U.S. commitment to help fight Islamic State militants in an effort at damage control on Monday after Defense Secretary Ash Carter ques…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 May 15, 10:29pm -
  • Taliban truck bomber wounds over 70 in south Afghanistan

    Taliban truck bomber wounds over 70 in south Afghanistan

    More than 70 people were wounded Monday when a Taliban truck bomber detonated a tonne of explosives outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of attacks that have sent civilian casualties surging. Women and children…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 May 15, 8:32pm -
  • Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

    Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that 19 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed by Taliban militants who have surrounded a police compound in an ongoing siege.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 15, 7:06pm -

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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.…
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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…
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  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

    Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

    KABUL — The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport Thursday that killed three American civilian contractors and wounded a fourth, saying the attacker had infiltra…
    - 30 Jan 15, 3:59pm -
  • 3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub

    3 Americans killed in shooting at Kabul military hub

    KABUL — Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport, according to U.S. officials. A fourth American contractor was wounded in…
    - 29 Jan 15, 10:30pm -
  • Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

    Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan demanded proof Thursday from the Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is still alive, as a deadline reportedly set by the militant group for the kingdom to release a convicted terrorist passed without word on the fat…
    - 29 Jan 15, 5:10pm -
  • American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    Gunmen stormed a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya’s capital Tuesday and killed at least 10 people, including an American security contractor, before a standoff ended when two assailants set off a grenade that left them both dead, news agencie…
    - 27 Jan 15, 11:54pm -
  • Yemen on edge after government resigns amid widening unrest

    Yemen on edge after government resigns amid widening unrest

    SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of Yemenis rallied in support of rival political groups on Friday and separatist groups in the south pressed for secession following the government’s resignation in response to a siege by Shiite rebels.Read full article >…
    - 23 Jan 15, 11:33pm -