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  • TOLOnews 10pm News 04 May 2016

    TOLOnews 10pm News 04 May 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:Jamiat-e-Islami Party lent its support to peace talks between Afghan government and Hizb-e-Islami and hoped that the talks will yield results.To watch the whole news bulletin, click here:{youtube}gZe8ibBKzNU{/youtube}A n…
    - 5 hours ago, 5 May 16, 9:11am -
  • Pakistan ‘Hopeful’ Of Peace Talks

    Pakistan ‘Hopeful’ Of Peace Talks

    Pakistani officials are hopeful about the prospects of talks between Taliban and the Afghan government following a recent visit by Taliban representatives from Qatar to Islamabad.Local media reports that although the talks did not yield any breakth…
    - 7 hours ago, 5 May 16, 7:19am -
  • Khyber To Expel Afghan Refugees

    Khyber To Expel Afghan Refugees

    Security forces and civil administration officials on Wednesday asked the Khyber Agency tribesmen to expel Afghan citizens from their areas, warning that Afghan refugees should return to their country by May 19 after which any refugee found in the a…
    - 8 hours ago, 5 May 16, 6:37am -
  • MEHWAR: Govt’s Incompetence Raises Public Concerns

    MEHWAR: Govt’s Incompetence Raises Public Concerns

    In this episode of Mehwar host Jamal Naser Farahmand discusses government's incompetence and raising public concerns.With him in the studio is Dawood Muradian head of Afghanistan Institute of Strategic Studies.Click here to watch the whole program:…
    - 8 hours ago, 5 May 16, 6:10am -
  • Flood Of Refugees Leads To Cricket Boom In Germany

    Flood Of Refugees Leads To Cricket Boom In Germany

    The influx of asylum seekers into Germany, especially from cricket-mad Pakistan and Afghanistan, has created an unexpected boom for the sport in a country where football has long been king.Of the 476,649 people who applied for asylum in Germany las…
    - 8 hours ago, 5 May 16, 6:00am -
  • FARAKHABAR: NUG On The Brink Of Losing Public Support

    FARAKHABAR: NUG On The Brink Of Losing Public Support

    In this episode of Mehwar host Jamal Naser Farahmand discusses government's incompetence and raising public concerns.With him in the studio is Dawood Muradian head of Afghanistan Institute of Strategic Studies.Click here to watch the whole program:…
    - 9 hours ago, 5 May 16, 4:56am -
  • TOLOnews 10pm News 03 May 2016

    TOLOnews 10pm News 03 May 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) said that Afghanistan represents strategic importance for New Delhi and therefore India will continue its aid to Kabul across various sectors.To watch the whole news bu…
    - 20 hours ago, 4 May 16, 5:50pm -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 04 May 2016

    TOLOnews 6pm News 04 May 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:A number of military officials in Helmand province said on Wednesday that despite a surge in violence in Helmand province, President Ashraf Ghani has still to give the orders for a large scale offensive operation against th…
    - 22 hours ago, 4 May 16, 4:32pm -
  • Ghani's War Orders Not Being Implemented: Helmand Officials

    Ghani's War Orders Not Being Implemented: Helmand Officials

    A number of military officials in Helmand province said on Wednesday that despite a surge in violence in Helmand province, President Ashraf Ghani has still to give the orders for a large scale offensive operation against the Taliban.‎But provinci…
    - 22 hours ago, 4 May 16, 4:01pm -
  • Ghani Backs Press Freedom

    Ghani Backs Press Freedom

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday clearly stated that the National Unity Government was in support of press freedom and denounced media censorship.Speaking at an event to mark International Press Freedom Day, Ghani also assured the media t…
    - 22 hours ago, 4 May 16, 3:56pm -

Khama Press

  • newDeath threats force Afghan film actress to seek asylum in France

    Death threats force Afghan film actress to seek asylum in France

    An Afghan film actress Marina Golbahari has been forced to seek asylum in France after receiving death threats from the hardliners in Afghanistan for her role as an actress. The death threats against Golbahari reportedly intensified after appearing i…
    - 44 mins ago, 5 May 16, 1:33pm -
  • new2 Pakistani insurgents arrested with large cache of explosives in Nangarhar

    2 Pakistani insurgents arrested with large cache of explosives in Nangarhar

    The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have arrested two Pakistani insurgents with large cache of explosives from the eastern Nangarhar province. According to the security officials, the two militants are originally residents of Waziristan and we…
    - 4 hours ago, 5 May 16, 10:33am -
  • Brothers arrested with explosives for planning terrorist attacks in Jawzjan

    Brothers arrested with explosives for planning terrorist attacks in Jawzjan

    Two brothers have been arrested for plotting and coordinated terrorist attacks in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan. The two brothers were arrested from Mengjik district as operations are underway led by Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dos…
    - 4 hours ago, 5 May 16, 10:11am -
  • Threat of kidnapping continues to be very high in Kabul, US Embassy warns citizens

    Threat of kidnapping continues to be very high in Kabul, US Embassy warns citizens

    The US Embassy in Kabul has released a new security alert warning its citizens that “the threat of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high.” The latest alert followed a day after the US Embassy warned regarding a possible suicide…
    - 5 hours ago, 5 May 16, 9:30am -
  • Corruption is a national stigma, says President Ghani

    Corruption is a national stigma, says President Ghani

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said corruption is a national stigma admitting that the government has not been able to uproot it from the governmental institutions. In his remarks during at the European Conference ‘the way ahead for anti-corru…
    - 5 hours ago, 5 May 16, 8:58am -
  • Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Kandahar, 32 killed, 18 wounded in ANSF raids

    Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Kandahar, 32 killed, 18 wounded in ANSF raids

    The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during the raids of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in southern Kandahar province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 32 militants were killed and 18 others were wounded during the o…
    - 7 hours ago, 5 May 16, 7:23am -
  • Suicide attack foiled in populated area of Takhar in northeast of Afghanistan

    Suicide attack foiled in populated area of Takhar in northeast of Afghanistan

    A deadly suicide attack plot to target a populated area of Takhar in northeast of Afghanistan has been thwarted by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said a would-be suicide bo…
    - 7 hours ago, 5 May 16, 6:54am -
  • Ghani should not sign execution orders of terror convicts: Amnesty International

    Ghani should not sign execution orders of terror convicts: Amnesty International

    The Amnesty International has urged President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani not to sign the execution orders of prisoners convicted of terror offences. The appeal by Amnesty International comes as the Taliban group made a plea to international organizations…
    - 8 hours ago, 5 May 16, 6:25am -
  • Kabul’s PD#10 likely target of attacks or kidnapping, warns US Embassy

    Kabul’s PD#10 likely target of attacks or kidnapping, warns US Embassy

    The US Embassy in Kabul has issued an alert regarding ongoing threats of suicide and/or coordinated attacks in Police District 10 of Kabul city. Citing threat alerts issued by police chief of PD#10, the Embassy said “The Kabul City Police District…
    - 9 hours ago, 5 May 16, 5:40am -
  • Standing by Afghanistan: the strategic choice

    Standing by Afghanistan: the strategic choice

    Standing by Afghanistan: the strategic choice Afghanistan’s defence and security forces face enormous challenges. They are countering an insurgency of well-equipped guerrilla fighters, who enjoy the unconditional support of organised crime, interna…
    - 9 hours ago, 5 May 16, 4:57am -

Wadsam | Business News

  • New vocational training institute to open in Taloqan

    New vocational training institute to open in Taloqan

    The construction work for a new vocational training institute was officially inaugurated in the outskirts of Takhar’s provincial capital Taloqan on Tuesday. The new “Technical, Mechanical & Accounting, and CommerceThe post New vocational trainin…
    - 24 hours ago, 4 May 16, 2:36pm -
  • Expanding Kabul’s drinking water supply to reach 3,800 new households

    Expanding Kabul’s drinking water supply to reach 3,800 new households

    A newly established infrastructure connects 3,800 new households to Kabul’s water supply. Together with 32 km of principle mains, 80 km of local mains and the previously completed works underThe post Expanding Kabul’s drinking water supply to re…
    - 1 day ago, 4 May 16, 2:07pm -
  • Launch of a new marketplace in Kandahar kicks off

    Launch of a new marketplace in Kandahar kicks off

    The Afghan government has begun the launch of a new marketplace in southern Kandahar province in an effort to provide work opportunities for hundreds of people. The municipality launched constructionThe post Launch of a new marketplace in Kandahar k…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 4:43pm -
  • Afghanistan to receive $878mn for development projects from ADB

    Afghanistan to receive $878mn for development projects from ADB

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to provide USD 878mn for development projects in Afghanistan. The announcement was made at the third and concluding meeting of the 11th replenishmentThe post Afghanistan to receive $878mn for development…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 1:25pm -
  • AgFair held in Mazar to promote agricultural sector in Northern Afghanistan

    AgFair held in Mazar to promote agricultural sector in Northern Afghanistan

    An agricultural exhibition was held on April 28th and 29th in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan to help promote the agricultural sector in Northern Afghanistan. The AgFair was organized by the Balkh ChamberThe post AgFair held in Mazar to promote agricult…
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 4:55pm -
  • Afghanistan hikes price of imported electricity by 25%

    Afghanistan hikes price of imported electricity by 25%

    Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, has hiked the price of imported electricity by 25%. DABS spokesperson Waheedullah Tawhidi said the unprecedented rise in the value ofThe post Afghanistan hikes price of…
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 4:23pm -
  • Roundtable & exhibition to finance education sector in Afghanistan held in Kabul

    Roundtable  & exhibition to finance education sector in Afghanistan held in Kabul

    USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project in collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and the Private Schools Union of Afghanistan organized a one-dayThe post Roundtable & exhibition…
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 2:27pm -
  • Socio-Economic Effects of Migration – Does Afghan media pay enough attention?

    Socio-Economic Effects of Migration – Does Afghan media pay enough attention?

    Afghanistan needs its young and educated people for the country’s sustainable development and a prosperous future. This was the conclusion of a media meeting in Herat on Tuesday, hosted byThe post Socio-Economic Effects of Migration – Does Afgha…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 3:25pm -
  • Nangarhar District Agriculture Offices gets reliable power using solar energy

    Nangarhar District Agriculture Offices gets reliable power using solar energy

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that willThe post Nangarhar District A…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 4:52pm -
  • Top 10 richest actors in the world

    Top 10 richest actors in the world

    Keanu Reeves- Net worth: $350 million He has a net worth that is about $350 million. You may know him for his role in the Matrix. This film was veryThe post Top 10 richest actors in the world appeared first on Wadsam.
    - 9 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 4:24pm -

The Guardian

  • The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war
    Najibullah Popal squirrelled away priceless gold from Kabul’s National Museum – and kept the secret for 11 yearsAfghanistan usually celebrates its national heroes with pomp and fanfare. But Najibullah Popal is not remembered with the celebratory…
    - 5 hours ago, 5 May 16, 9:38am -
  • Family of Afghan Messi fan forced to flee after threats
    Kidnap fears over Murtaza Ahmadi, 5, who found fame with his football shirt made from a striped plastic bagThe family of a five-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his football hero, Lionel Messi, has been forced to leave Afghani…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 8:55am -
  • Paddy Ashdown slams government for refusing entry to Afghan interpreter
    Lib Dem peer decries treatment of Nangyalai Dawoodzai who killed himself after being sent back to Italy under Dublin conventionPaddy Ashdown has accused the government of acting dishonourably in the case of an Afghan interpreter who reportedly killed…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 9:52am -
  • Peter Cosgrove visits Australian troops in Afghanistan
    Governor general tells defence force they are working to build a better future for Afghanistan and its peopleThe governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove, has told Australian troops in Afghanistan that their task is challenging but not thankless. Related…
    - 5 days ago, 1 May 16, 12:05am -
  • Kunduz hospital attack: MSF's questions remain as US military seeks no charges
    Médecins Sans Frontières’ request for independent inquiry into 3 October airstrike that killed 42 civilians remains open after military fails to yield chargesMédecins Sans Frontières reiterated its request for Barack Obama to permit an independ…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 3:42pm -
  • 'They are falling apart': the fate of lone children in Calais' refugee camp
    As the UK vacillates over admitting unaccompanied minors, boys as young as 10 make their own nightly efforts to get inA typical day for the group of 10- to 13-year-olds who live in the Calais refugee camp without their parents begins sometime around…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 6:00am -
  • Father, 91, pleads for return of aid worker daughter abducted in Afghanistan
    Brian Wilson says he is extremely worried for daughter, named as Katherine Jane Wilson, who was reportedly kidnapped by armed men in Jalalabad The Perth father of an Australian humanitarian worker kidnapped in Afghanistan has made an emotional plea f…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 2:28am -
  • Australian aid worker reportedly kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan
    Department of Foreign Affairs says it is trying to confirm kidnap of womanThe Australian government is trying to confirm reports an Australian female aid worker has been kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan.The woman was reportedly abducted on Thurs…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 10:25pm -
  • A Flickering Truth review – builds ghost-mosaic of Afghan culture
    This documentary about restoring a Kabul film archive trashed by the Taliban is a powerful survey of Afghan historyHere is an outstanding film from the New Zealand director Pietra Brettkelly that starts off slowly, but builds into a revelatory docume…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 8:15pm -
  • US to release report on failings leading to airstrike on Afghanistan hospital
    Pentagon to declassify assessment following internal investigation of attack on Kunduz hospital run by Médecins Sans FrontièresThe Pentagon is due to release a report on an internal investigation into one of the most infamous episodes of the war in…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 6:16pm -

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  • newWhy Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink - NPR

    Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink - NPR

    NPRWhy Afghanistan Is Once Again On The BrinkNPRIf you drive around Kabul long enough, you will eventually see what must be the most cheerful slogan in Afghanistan. Cars traverse the city bearing a happy little window sticker about the best way to ap…
    - 40 mins ago, 5 May 16, 1:37pm -
  • newSitRep: Exclusive: Joint Chiefs Chairman on Afghanistan's … - Foreign Policy

    SitRep: Exclusive: Joint Chiefs Chairman on Afghanistan's … - Foreign Policy

    Foreign PolicySitRep: Exclusive: Joint Chiefs Chairman on Afghanistan's …Foreign PolicyAfghanistan's Air Power 'Gap.' FP's Dan De Luce, having just returned from Europe where he traveled with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford, writes fo…
    - 2 hours ago, 5 May 16, 12:13pm -
  • newAfghanistan kidnap risk high, US says - WPTZ

    Afghanistan kidnap risk high, US says - WPTZ

    Perth NowAfghanistan kidnap risk high, US saysWPTZ"The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan to review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your sur…
    - 2 hours ago, 5 May 16, 12:12pm -
  • The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war - The Guardian

    The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war - The Guardian

    The GuardianThe man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of warThe GuardianAfghanistan usually celebrates its national heroes with pomp and fanfare. But Najibullah Popal is not remembered with the celebratory gunfire that welcomes hom…
    - 5 hours ago, 5 May 16, 9:39am -
  • Little Messi Fan Flees Afghanistan After Taliban Threats - Breitbart News

    Little Messi Fan Flees Afghanistan After Taliban Threats - Breitbart News

    Breitbart NewsLittle Messi Fan Flees Afghanistan After Taliban ThreatsBreitbart NewsA five-year-old Afghan boy who became famous online after photos surfaced of him playing soccer in a Lionel Messi “jersey” made out of a garbage bag has fled Afgh…
    - 7 hours ago, 5 May 16, 7:04am -
  • Pentagon owes answers in Afghanistan hospital attack - The Desert Sun

    Pentagon owes answers in Afghanistan hospital attack - The Desert Sun

    The Desert SunPentagon owes answers in Afghanistan hospital attackThe Desert SunThe Tampa Bay Times published this editorial on May 3: The Pentagon has partly explained the series of errors that led to an American attack on a charity hospital in Afgh…
    - 16 hours ago, 4 May 16, 10:25pm -
  • Peace is at Hand in Afghanistan -- Or Not - Huffington Post

    Peace is at Hand in Afghanistan -- Or Not - Huffington Post

    Huffington PostPeace is at Hand in Afghanistan -- Or NotHuffington PostSo when I say “with the same degree of confidence” that peace is at hand in Afghanistan, I do not mean that peace is definitely coming - only that we can see a way to reach it…
    - 23 hours ago, 4 May 16, 2:50pm -
  • Pakistan needs peace in Afghanistan, not US drone strikes – Imran Khan (RT EXCLUSIVE) - RT

    Pakistan needs peace in Afghanistan, not US drone strikes – Imran Khan (RT EXCLUSIVE) - RT

    RTPakistan needs peace in Afghanistan, not US drone strikes – Imran Khan (RT EXCLUSIVE)RTThe US' “inhumane” use of drone strikes to target terrorists kills prospects for peace in Afghanistan, which in turn undermines security in Pakistan, as pe…
    - 1 day ago, 4 May 16, 5:04am -
  • 'Little Messi' And His Family Say Threats Forced Them To Flee Afghanistan - NPR

    'Little Messi' And His Family Say Threats Forced Them To Flee Afghanistan - NPR

    NPR'Little Messi' And His Family Say Threats Forced Them To Flee AfghanistanNPRFive-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi became a worldwide sensation in January when a photo of him wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey made from a blue-striped plastic bag went v…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 7:04pm -
  • Where Does Afghanistan Fit in China's Belt and Road? - The Diplomat

    Where Does Afghanistan Fit in China's Belt and Road? - The Diplomat

    The DiplomatWhere Does Afghanistan Fit in China's Belt and Road?The DiplomatChina, as an economic power in Asia, has consistently been involved in Afghanistan, from investments projects (like the Mes Aynak copper mine) to supporting peace talks with…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 3:10pm -

Yahoo News

  • newMedical aid group pulls out of 'fig-leaf' U.N. humanitarian summit

    Medical aid group pulls out of 'fig-leaf' U.N. humanitarian summit

    By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Médecins Sans Frontières is pulling out of the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, saying the U.N.-sponsored meeting will not hold states to account for their role in conflicts or pressure…
    - 30 mins ago, 5 May 16, 1:47pm -
  • newRights groups blast Tajikistan's jailing of lawyers

    Rights groups blast Tajikistan's jailing of lawyers

    Two international rights groups have condemned the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan over its jailing of independent lawyers defending the battered opposition in the Central Asian state. "The lawyers languishing behind bars are some of Tajikistan'…
    - 2 hours ago, 5 May 16, 11:58am -
  • newInflux of refugees leads to cricket boom in Germany

    Influx of refugees leads to cricket boom in Germany

    The influx of asylum seekers into Germany, especially from cricket-mad Pakistan and Afghanistan, has created an unexpected boom for the sport in a country where football has long been king. The DCB's chief executive officer, Brian Mantle, says they h…
    - 2 hours ago, 5 May 16, 11:57am -
  • newNew setback in Pakistan's search for head coach

    New setback in Pakistan's search for head coach

    Pakistan's search for a new national coach hit a fresh roadblock Thursday as officials said their top pick, Australia's Stuart Law, turned down a job widely seen as one of the toughest in international cricket. The post was left vacant after Waqar Yo…
    - 2 hours ago, 5 May 16, 11:51am -
  • Trump Wants to Add to the War on Terror’s $4 Trillion Price Tag

    Trump Wants to Add to the War on Terror’s $4 Trillion Price Tag

    Billionaire Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has boasted that, if elected, he would spend whatever it takes to rebuild the U.S. military and make short work of the ISIS terrorists ...
    - 4 hours ago, 5 May 16, 10:15am -
  • Fall of Afghan highway reveals virulent power struggle

    Fall of Afghan highway reveals virulent power struggle

    The decision to sack an Afghan strongman accused of deliberately handing over parts of a crucial southern highway to the Taliban has laid bare power struggles and tribal feuds within police ranks, worsening insecurity. Dozens of police checkpoints on…
    - 8 hours ago, 5 May 16, 5:58am -
  • Don't let screech of bombs shatter laws of war: Red Cross lawyer
    By Tom Esslemont LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bloodthirsty warlords, barrel bombs and sexual violence are such a regular feature of today's conflicts that you might think the laws of war have been pounded into irrelevance. "We hear a lot of…
    - 9 hours ago, 5 May 16, 5:04am -
  • Today in History
    Today is Thursday, May 5, the 126th day of 2016. There are 240 days left in the year.
    - 10 hours ago, 5 May 16, 4:05am -
  • UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil…
    - 14 hours ago, 5 May 16, 12:29am -
  • Prince secretly donated thousands to Afghan orphans, says charity

    Prince secretly donated thousands to Afghan orphans, says charity

    Prince was famous worldwide for his music and extravagant outfits, but he was also a secret philanthropist in war-torn Afghanistan, quietly donating thousands to Scout masters caring for young orphans, a charity told AFP Thursday. The pop icon, who d…
    - 14 hours ago, 5 May 16, 12:06am -

DAWN News

  • 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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