Pajhwok

  • Vote audit: EWA warns against hasty decisions

    Vote audit: EWA warns against hasty decisions

    by Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai on 1 September, 2014 - 19:24 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Watch Afghanistan (EWA) on Monday said more transparency in all stages of the vote audit and invalidation process could guarantee success of the electoral process an…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:54pm -
  • Massive attack on Musa Qala HQ repulsed

    Massive attack on Musa Qala HQ repulsed

    by Zainullah Stanikzai on 1 September, 2014 - 18:31 LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces repulsed a massive overnight attack by Taliban militants on the headquarters of Musa Kala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.  …
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:01pm -
  • UN appraises candidates on polls audit progress

    UN appraises candidates on polls audit progress

    by Pajhwok Report on 1 September, 2014 - 17:54 KABUL (Pajhwok):The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday met with presidential candidates…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:24pm -
  • Abdullah’s new warning puts elections in peril

    Abdullah’s new warning puts elections in peril

    by Nasir Ahmad Siddiqui on 1 September, 2014 - 17:49 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Reform and Unanimity team, led by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday warned it would withdraw from the political process if its demands were not met by Tu…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:19pm -
  • Zakhilwal briefs candidates on economy

    Zakhilwal briefs candidates on economy

    by Pajhwok Report on 1 September, 2014 - 17:47 KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Monday briefed presidential contenders Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on the country's economic situation.  (Read more)re…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:17pm -
  • Vote audit in final stages, results soon: Noor

    Vote audit in final stages, results soon: Noor

    by Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 1 September, 2014 - 16:52 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday informed that the vote audit process was about to be completed and that the results of presidential runoff election would be a…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:22pm -
  • Kabul poised to ink Chabahar agreement

    Kabul poised to ink Chabahar agreement

    by Abbasin Zaheer on 1 September, 2014 - 16:10 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said an agreement would be reached soon among Afghanistan, India and Iran on the Chabahar Port transit route.  (Read more)read more
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:40am -
  • Surge in violence on journalists concerns EU

    Surge in violence on journalists concerns EU

    by Pajhwok reporter on 1 September, 2014 - 15:53 KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) expressed grave concern by the high increase in violence against journalists and freedom of the press in Afghanistan.  (Read more)read more
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:23am -
  • No joint communiqué after Wales summit: NATO

    No joint communiqué after Wales summit: NATO

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 1 September, 2014 - 14:33 KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan said the alliance would not issue a joint communiqué on Afghanistan at the end of the Wales summit scheduled to be kicked off…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:03am -
  • HIA commander killed in Baghlan clash

    HIA commander killed in Baghlan clash

    by Habibur Rahman Sherzai on 1 September, 2014 - 11:44 PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Three fighters, including a leading commander of Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), have been killed and four others wounded in a clash with police in northern Baghlan provi…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:14am -

ToloNews

  • Three Men Arrested in Kabul Rape Case

    Three Men Arrested in Kabul Rape Case

    Three men have been arrested in relation to the recent rape and robbery case that took place in Paghman district of Kabul province, the Kabul police said on Sunday.The men had stopped the vehicles of the eight women and two men who were traveling h…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:24pm -
  • TOLOnews 6 pm News 01 September 2014

    TOLOnews 6 pm News 01 September 2014

    Top news in this bulletinOn Monday, a number of Afghan military experts stated that the Afghan National Security Forces' (ANSF) lack of heavy weaponry and air support could put the country's future at jeopardy."The lack of equipments and logistic s…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:57pm -
  • Abdullah Camp Sets Tuesday Deadline for Negotiations

    Abdullah Camp Sets Tuesday Deadline for Negotiations

    Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's campaign team on Monday threatened to boycott political negotiations with their opponents if their demands are not addressed by Tuesday.Meanwhile, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's camp has expressed a resilient hop…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:13pm -
  • Price of 1 Kilogram of Gas Set to 60 AFS

    Price of 1 Kilogram of Gas Set to 60 AFS

    At a joint press conference on Monday, the Oil and Gas Directorate, the Association of Oil and Gas and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) announced that set prices for liquid gas would be established around the country.Accordin…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:53pm -
  • Lack of Weapons Could Jeopardize Country: ANSF

    Lack of Weapons Could Jeopardize Country: ANSF

    On Monday, a number of Afghan military experts stated that the Afghan National Security Forces' (ANSF) lack of heavy weaponry and air support could put the country's future at jeopardy."The lack of equipments and logistic support could undermine th…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
  • Fake Result Sheets Accessed: Abdullah's Camp

    Fake Result Sheets Accessed: Abdullah's Camp

    At a press conference on Monday, presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's camp displayed a number of documents claiming that the signature of observers had been copied in a large number of result sheets and asserting that 1.5 million votes could b…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:48pm -
  • 86 Percent of Votes Audited: IEC

    86 Percent of Votes Audited: IEC

    The Independent Election Commission (IEC) spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor on Monday announced that exactly 86.2 percent of votes have been audited, which makes up 19,751 ballot boxes out of the total 22,828.Noor said that after the audit process is com…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:20pm -
  • National Cricket Team Coach Resigns

    National Cricket Team Coach Resigns

    Kabir Khan, the Pakistani coach of the Afghan National Cricket Team, announced his resignation in a press conference on Monday in which he said he hoped the decision would allow him to spend more time with his family.Khan led the Afghan National T…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:05pm -
  • Blast in Mazar Kills 2 NDS Personnel

    Blast in Mazar Kills 2 NDS Personnel

    At least two National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel were killed and one other wounded near the Balkh Gate in Mazar-e-Sharif City, capital of Balkh province on Monday, an eyewitness said.Eyewitnesses say that the incident occurred at arou…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:17pm -
  • Taliban Attack Helmand's Musa Qala

    Taliban Attack Helmand's Musa Qala

    More than 80 Taliban insurgents were killed or injured after a group of them attacked Musa Qala district of Helmand province on Sunday night, local officials said, adding that the attack claimed the life of an Afghan policeman and injured eight othe…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:05am -

Khama Press

  • 2 more suspects arrested in rape case of women in capital Kabul

    2 more suspects arrested in rape case of women in capital Kabul

    Two more suspects have arrested in connection to the rape case of four women in capital Kabul, security officials said Monday. Deputy interior minister for security, Gen. Ayub Salangi, said the two suspects were arrested by police from southeastern G…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:18pm -
  • Ata Mohammad Noor calls for widespread anti-fraud movements

    Ata Mohammad Noor calls for widespread anti-fraud movements

    Ata Mohammad Mohammad Noor has called on his supporters to prepare for widespread anti-fraud movements as the Afghan election was once again put at a risk of an impasse after Dr. Abdullah’s camp warned to withdraw from talks and boycott the audit…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:31pm -
  • Gaza reconstruction to take 20 years and will require over $6 billion

    Gaza reconstruction to take 20 years and will require over $6 billion

    An intentional Non-governmental Organization (NGO) has said it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment was made by Shelter Cluster, which is co-chai…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:13pm -
  • Suicide attack plots foiled by Afghan intelligence in Farah

    Suicide attack plots foiled by Afghan intelligence in Farah

    The Afghan intelligence operatives foiled two separate suicide bombing plots in western Farah province of Afghanistan. National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Monday that a suicide bomber along with three others who were plotting attack in Farah…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:13am -
  • $27 million new USAID aid to improve electricity delivery in Kandahar

    $27 million new USAID aid to improve electricity delivery in Kandahar

    A new contract was signed between the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and an international firm on Sunday to improve the electricity delivery in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The new contract is part of a nationwide Power Transmiss…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:51am -
  • Abdullah’s team sets deadline for conditions, warns to boycott audit process

    Abdullah’s team sets deadline for conditions, warns to boycott audit process

    The electoral team of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has once again warned to boycott the ballots audit and invalidation process along with negotiations to form national unity government, if their demands are not met by the election commission. Syed Fazel San…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:27am -
  • Abdullah’s team asked for evidence on similar handwriting claims

    Abdullah’s team asked for evidence on similar handwriting claims


    - 18 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:03am -
  • 86.2 percent of the Afghan election ballots audited, says IEC

    86.2 percent of the Afghan election ballots audited, says IEC

    The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced Saturday that 86.2 percent of votes from the runoff election have been audited since the beginning of the audit and recount process. IEC spokesman, Noor Mohammad Noor, told reporters that the audit…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:25am -
  • Insider attack leaves 3 policemen dead in Uruzgan province

    Insider attack leaves 3 policemen dead in Uruzgan province

    At least 3 policemen were killed following an insider attack in central Uruzgan province of Afghanistan late Sunday. Provincial governor spokesman, Dost Mohammad Nayab, has said the incident took place on Sunday night in Shahid Asas district. Nayab f…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:02am -
  • US drone strike kills 3 Pakistani militants in Kunar province

    US drone strike kills 3 Pakistani militants in Kunar province

    At least three Pakistani insurgents were killed following a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the airstrike was carried out in Shonkiri area of Kunar province. Provincial police chief,…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:47am -

Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

The Guardian

  • Inside an Afghan women's prison - in pictures
    This prison in Herat holds about 140 inmates, some with their children alongside them, whose crimes range from murder and drug trafficking to running away from home. The programme at the prison, which was built by the Italian Provincial Reconstructio…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:55am -
  • No sweet dreams for David Cameron
    Chris Riddell on the prime minister's mounting woes Continue reading...
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 11:05pm -
  • Taliban attack on Afghan intelligence agency leaves 13 dead and many more wounded - video
    At least four agents, two civilians and seven militants were killed in an attack on the Afghan intelligence agency in Jalalabad on Saturday. Two vehicles loaded with explosives were set off after which a gunfight ensued between the Taliban gunmen and…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 2:55pm -
  • Death of British soldier in Afghanistan helicopter crash ruled an accident
    Capt Ben Babington-Browne and two Canadian troops were killed in Zabul province incident in 2009The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has r…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:04pm -
  • Festival of sport helping Afghanistan veterans combat stress
    Ex-military personnel find new purpose training for Invictus Games with some hoping to become Paralympians Paul Wilson, a 30-year-old veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, says this time last year his life was a mess. He was in the grip of post-traum…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 8:25pm -
  • Iraq, Syria, Libya, UK Intelligence failures all
    Lack of intelligence as well as Intelligence Intelligence begins at home, but should be deployed awayGiven the resources available to US and British intelligence agencies, it seems strange that the attraction, influence, finance, and military stren…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 3:37pm -
  • Asylum seeker to be deported to Afghanistan after court ruling
    The 29-year-old Hazara man was ruled to be not a real risk of being harmed upon his return to the troubled countryAn asylum seeker is believed to be the first to be sent back to Afghanistan under the Coalition government after losing a last-minute le…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • Afghanistan orders New York Times reporter to leave over 'coup' article
    Matthew Rosenberg given 24-hour deportation notice by attorney generals office, which accuses him of pretending to have quoted Afghan authoritiesA New York Times reporter has been given a 24-hour deportation notice for writing an article about senior…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:49pm -
  • Tilbury container-death migrant named as Meet Singh Kapoor
    Home Office officials say the Afghans were found in an 'awful situation' but are being cared for and seeking asylumPolice said they believed the man found at Tilbury docks was Meet Singh Kapoor, from Afghanistan, who was 40.Thirteen children aged as…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 7:19pm -
  • New freedom of cafe culture in Kabul is threatened after police raid
    Attack on popular meeting place raises questions about the country's future direction for young AfghansWhen Hassan Fazili returned to Kabul after nearly two decades of living abroad, the thing he missed the most were the cafes. The moustachioed Afgha…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 2:43pm -

BBC Asia

  • newJapan wage growth surges in July

    Japan wage growth surges in July

    Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
    - 60 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:14am -
  • newUS works to free trio in N Korea

    US works to free trio in N Korea

    The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:50am -
  • newChina's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

    China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

    China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:24am -
  • newBritish activist in Thailand trial

    British activist in Thailand trial

    A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:10am -
  • VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck

    VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck

    In 2013 China had a new museum open almost every day of the year on average, resulting in some slightly bizarre attractions
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:58pm -
  • Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

    Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

    A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:52pm -
  • VIDEO: Indonesia wary of growing IS support

    VIDEO: Indonesia wary of growing IS support

    The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:01pm -
  • China accuses MPs of 'interference'

    China accuses MPs of 'interference'

    Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:38pm -
  • VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air

    VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air

    The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:22pm -
  • Ancient college opens after 800 years

    Ancient college opens after 800 years

    Nalanda University reopens - but with a handful of students and with the campus not yet ready.
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:18pm -

Google News

  • Afghanistan expected to send defense minister to NATO summit - Reuters UK

    Afghanistan expected to send defense minister to NATO summit - Reuters UK

    Arab NewsAfghanistan expected to send defense minister to NATO summitReuters UKThe summit will open with a session on Afghanistan at which U.S. President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders will be joined by officials from 27 other countries as well…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:05pm -
  • The US Should Not Wage War Against ISIS Like Afghanistan and Iraq - TIME
    The US Should Not Wage War Against ISIS Like Afghanistan and IraqTIMEIraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias advance towards town of Amerli from their position Some of the Iraqi security forces who helped free the town of Amerli over the weekend w…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:00pm -
  • UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah province - UN News Centre

    UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah province - UN News Centre

    UN News CentreUN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah provinceUN News Centre“Such heinous killings are war crimes and spread terror among the civilian population,” said the Secretary-General's Special Representative for…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:26pm -
  • Review: Explore rich flavors of Afghanistan at Anaar in Tampa - Tampabay.com

    Review: Explore rich flavors of Afghanistan at Anaar in Tampa - Tampabay.com

    Tampabay.comReview: Explore rich flavors of Afghanistan at Anaar in TampaTampabay.comA fair number of Anaar patrons are folks from MacDill who may have been stationed in Afghanistan or elsewhere in the Middle East. But here's a funny thing: Anaar too…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:15pm -
  • Dutch to Send 100 Troops to Afghanistan in 2015 - ABC News
    Dutch to Send 100 Troops to Afghanistan in 2015ABC NewsThe Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends. The…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:03pm -
  • Coalition may send 200 special forces troops back to Afghanistan - The Australian
    Coalition may send 200 special forces troops back to AfghanistanThe AustralianThe Australian can also reveal the Abbott government is considering increasing Australia's long-term presence in Afghanistan with the potential deployment of 200 special fo…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:22pm -
  • Afghanistan Crash Kills 23 - ABC News

    Afghanistan Crash Kills 23 - ABC News

    Lawfare (blog)Afghanistan Crash Kills 23ABC NewsA van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving. The crash happe…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 6:45am -
  • Taliban Attack Intel Office in Eastern Afghanistan - ABC News

    Taliban Attack Intel Office in Eastern Afghanistan - ABC News

    Wall Street JournalTaliban Attack Intel Office in Eastern AfghanistanABC NewsA suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefi…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 5:19am -
  • With a Splat, Paintball Fires Into Afghanistan - ABC News
    With a Splat, Paintball Fires Into AfghanistanABC NewsThe arrival of recreational paintball to Afghanistan may seem peculiar to outsiders, especially in a country that's known decades of war, faces constant bombings and attacks by Taliban insurgents…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 9:47am -
  • It takes two - The Economist (blog)

    It takes two - The Economist (blog)

    The Economist (blog)It takes twoThe Economist (blog)Afghanistan's audit is the most comprehensive the UN has ever undertaken; it takes more than light grumbling to stop it. After a pause, work resumed on Wednesday afternoon, without representatives o…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:31am -

Yahoo News

  • newToday in History
    Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
    - 14 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • newTop Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT
    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wan…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:02am -
  • newTop Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT
    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wan…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:32am -
  • newTop Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT
    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wan…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:02am -
  • newTop Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT
    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wan…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:32am -
  • newTop Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media reported late Monday. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:02am -
  • newA Big-Time General Says Destroy ISIS NOW
    The brutal murder of the brave American journalist James Foley is meant to directly terrorize the world’s media, the international community, and the United States. If all the actions of the Islamic State, or IS, to date weren’t sufficiently re…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:00am -
  • newTop Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother. Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported late Monday that the man, who cannot be identified for l…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:32am -
  • Top Asian News at 12:00 a.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different. Bei…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:02am -
  • Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different. Bei…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:32pm -

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 -

The New York Times

The Telegraph

Washington Post

  • Syrian rebels capture sole border crossing between Israel and Syria in Golan Heights

    Syrian rebels capture sole border crossing between Israel and Syria in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT — Syrian rebels on Wednesday claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symb…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 6:53pm -
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of stepping up military activity in Crimea

    Ukraine accuses Russia of stepping up military activity in Crimea

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of stepping up military activity in the annexed territory of Crimea and sending in troops to help separatists near a key seaport in southeastern Ukraine. Read full article >>
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • U.S.-brokered accord to salvage Afghan presidential election faces new problems

    U.S.-brokered accord to salvage Afghan presidential election faces new problems

    KABUL — Afghanistan’s election crisis continued to deepen Tuesday as the campaign of second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned that it will abandon a U.S.-brokered deal to end a political stalemate unless major changes are made in how milli…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Syria warns against U.S. strikes on Islamic State on its soil

    Syria warns against U.S. strikes on Islamic State on its soil

    BEIRUT — Syria warned the Obama administration Monday not to extend its air war against the Islamic State into Syria, as the militants celebrated another key victory over government forces in the north of the country. Read full article >>
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 2:59am -
  • Gunmen kill dozens at Sunni mosque in Iraq, raising fears of sectarian war

    Gunmen kill dozens at Sunni mosque in Iraq, raising fears of sectarian war

    BAGHDAD — Suspected Shiite militiamen fired on a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq on Friday, killing dozens of worshipers and stirring fears of an explosion of sectarian violence resulting from the rise of the Islamic State extremist group. Read full a…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 6:15pm -
  • Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top Hamas commanders in Gaza Strip

    Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top Hamas commanders in Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM —Israeli airstrikes killed three top commanders of Hamas’s armed wing in Gaza on Thursday, dealing the most significant blow to the group’s military leadership in six weeks of fighting. Gaza-based militants responded with more rocket…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:05am -
  • Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley

    Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley

    The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a stat…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:05pm -
  • Iraqi effort to recapture Tikrit said to stall

    Iraqi effort to recapture Tikrit said to stall

    IRBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi army launched a fresh offensive Tuesday to recapture the central city of Tikrit, seeking to build on the success of U.S.-backed government forces in seizing Mosul Dam, their first significant defeat of Islamic State militant…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:23pm -
  • Citing election story, Afghanistan bars New York Times reporter from leaving country

    Citing election story, Afghanistan bars New York Times reporter from leaving country

    KABUL — Afghanistan’s attorney general banned a New York Times reporter from leaving the country Tuesday pending an investigation into a controversial story about purported plans by unidentified officials to take power if a political crisis conti…
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  • Obama says Iraqi, Kurdish forces have reclaimed strategic Mosul Dam

    Obama says Iraqi, Kurdish forces have reclaimed strategic Mosul Dam

    President Obama said Monday that Iraqi and Kurdish forces, aided by waves of U.S. airstrikes, had recaptured the country’s largest dam, hailing the development as “important progress” against from Islamic State fighters. Read full article >>
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