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  • Stanikzai stars as Afghanistan-19 clinch Plate Championship

    Stanikzai stars as Afghanistan-19 clinch Plate Championship

    By S. Mudassir Ali Shah on 12 February 2016PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An audacious unbeaten ton by Tariq Stanikzai helped Afghanistan clinch their first-ever Plate Championship in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup on Friday.Stanik…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:53pm -
  • Ghani speech to focus Afghanistan’s security situation

    Ghani speech to focus Afghanistan’s security situation

    By Khawaja Basir fitri on 12 February 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his speech at 52nd Munich Security Conference would be speaking over the security situation of Afghanistan and other important global issues.A stateme…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 10:48am -
  • 10 tonnes of expired drugs, food set alight

    10 tonnes of expired drugs, food set alight

    By Naseem Hotak on 12 February 2016QALAT (Pajhwok): Health officials in southern Zabul province torched 10 tonnes of expired food items and medicines after they were collected from stores, an official said on Friday.Public Health Department Directo…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 10:15am -
  • ANA soldiers among 27 dead in countrywide clashes

    ANA soldiers among 27 dead in countrywide clashes

    By Baseer Fitri on 12 February 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 22 militants have killed during clearing operations in 10 provinces of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday.The joint anti-rebels…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 9:54am -
  • Government given 3-day deadline to restore electricity supply

    Government given 3-day deadline to restore electricity supply

    By Baseer Fitri on 12 February 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): Some civil society organizations have warned to cut off electricity of government leaders’ residencies if they did not restore power supply to the capital Kabul in three days. The militants ble…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 9:32am -
  • Nimroz residents concerned over growing kidnap, murder incidents

    Nimroz residents concerned over growing kidnap, murder incidents

    By Ahmad Shah Saber on 12 February 2016ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Residents of southwestern Nimroz province complain of growing incidents of kidnappings saying businessmen and well-off individuals have stopped sending children to school and training centres…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:57am -
  • NATO pledges to support Afghan security forces until 2020

    NATO pledges to support Afghan security forces until 2020

    By Pajhwok Report on 12 February 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states on Friday reiterated commitments to continue its support from the Afghan government and provide financial assistance to its security f…
    - 13 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:30am -
  • ISIS planting flag in different parts of Afghanistan: CIA

    ISIS planting flag in different parts of Afghanistan: CIA

    By Lalit K Jha on 12 February 2016 WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Taking advantage of the some elements of the Taliban, the ISIS or in its Arabic acronym --- Daesh --- is now planting flags in various parts of Afghanistan, the CIA Director John Brennan has…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:35am -
  • Salang Pass reopens for traffic

    Salang Pass reopens for traffic

    By Farid Ahmad Tanha on 12 February 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): The Salang Pass, linking the capital Kabul with nine Northern provinces of the country reopened for traffic on Wednesday, after two days of heavy snowstorm closed northern and southern parts o…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:54am -
  • 'Pakistan based terrorist outfits pose a big security challenge to Afghanistan'

    'Pakistan based terrorist outfits pose a big security challenge to Afghanistan'

    By Lalit K Jha on 12 February 2016WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Pakistan-based terrorist groups which use the safe havens for terrorist activities in Afghanistan posed a big challenge to the US forces inside Afghanistan, a top American general said Thursday…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:40am -

ToloNews

  • TOLOnews 6pm News 12 February 2016

    TOLOnews 6pm News 12 February 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:The President's Special on Reform and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Friday visited northern Kunduz province where he spoke out about the leadership of Afghan National and Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) and said the…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 3:38pm -
  • NATO Terms Support To Afghanistan As Part Of Global War Against Terrorism

    NATO Terms Support To Afghanistan As Part Of Global War Against Terrorism

    NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, reiterated the organization's continued support to Afghanistan. He said that NATO is trying to turn Afghanistan into a stable country.He termed NATO's support as essential for stability in Afghanistan."My v…
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:33pm -
  • EU Set To Host International Conference On Afghan Peace

    EU Set To Host International Conference On Afghan Peace

    A senior European Union (EU) diplomat has said that an international conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan will be convened in the Belgian capital Brussels later this year.He said Iran will be asked to cooperate in light of Tehran's infl…
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:28pm -
  • Tajikistan Electricity To Kabul Reconnected

    Tajikistan Electricity To Kabul Reconnected

    Ghulam Hussain, the head of Baghlan electricity department said on Friday that the authorities have managed to reconnect two circuits on the main transmission lines transferring electricity from Tajikistan to the Afghan capital Kabul.The two circui…
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:14pm -
  • US Pushes Afghan Government For Significant Security Reforms

    US Pushes Afghan Government For Significant Security Reforms

    Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, deputy chief of staff for communications for NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, briefed reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday and said the Afghan security institutions need to develop four capabilities t…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:44pm -
  • NUG Leaders Not Able To Lead The Country: Civil Society

    NUG Leaders Not Able To Lead The Country: Civil Society

    A number of civil society members on Friday accused the National Unity Government's leaders of not being able to lead the country effectively - in light of the recent power cuts to Kabul.The civil society members warn that if government does not re…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:40pm -
  • Afghan Economy Trembles Amid Foreign Investment Decline: ACCI

    Afghan Economy Trembles Amid Foreign Investment Decline: ACCI

    Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Friday that foreign investment in the country sharply dropped - to its lowest level since the start of new solar year, warning of an economic recession if government does not take firm steps…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:25pm -
  • Security Forces Need Proper Management: Massoud

    Security Forces Need Proper Management: Massoud

    The President's Special on Reform and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Friday visited northern Kunduz province where he spoke out about the leadership of Afghan National and Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) and said the forces lack proper managem…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 11:45am -
  • Areas Cleared Of Militants In Baghlan-e-Markazi District

    Areas Cleared Of Militants In Baghlan-e-Markazi District

    Security officials in Baghlan said Friday that two villages in Baghlan-e-Markazi district in the province were cleared of militants in a military operation carried out by security forces on Thursday night.Acting police chief for Baghlan, Abdul Rashi…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 11:37am -
  • Russia PM Warns Foreign Offensive In Syria Could Spark 'World War'

    Russia PM Warns Foreign Offensive In Syria Could Spark 'World War'

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.Asked about proposals by some Arab countries to enter the conflict under a US com…
    - 13 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:53am -

Khama Press

  • newEx-Afghan governor Fazlullah Wahidi kidnapped in Pakistan

    Ex-Afghan governor Fazlullah Wahidi kidnapped in Pakistan

    Unknown gunmen gave reportedly kidnapped the former provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Wahidi has previously served as the governor of eastern Kunar and western Herat provinces of Afghanistan. According t…
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:02pm -
  • Taliban supporters met in Kabul Hotel to speak against Afghan forces

    Taliban supporters met in Kabul Hotel to speak against Afghan forces

    A group of individuals affiliated with the Taliban group recently met in Intercontinental Hotel to speak against the Afghan security forces who are currently busy in clearing operations in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. A source privy of t…
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 3:49pm -
  • Rohullah Nikpai will be star attraction at South Asian Games Taekwondo

    Rohullah Nikpai will be star attraction at South Asian Games Taekwondo

    Afghan Olympic hero will be the star attraction in the three-day Taekwondo event at the 12th South Asian Games organized in India. The Taekwondo event will begin from tomorrow where the two-time Afghan Olympic medalist is set to show his skills at th…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:49pm -
  • 22 militants killed in counter-terrorism operations led by Afghan army

    22 militants killed in counter-terrorism operations led by Afghan army

    At least 22 anti-government armed militants were killed in the latest counter-terrorism operations conducted jointly by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours…
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:13pm -
  • Tariq’s 106 helps Afghan U-19s defeat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

    Tariq’s 106 helps Afghan U-19s defeat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

    The Afghanistan Under-19 national cricket defeated Zimbabwe Under-19 cricket team by 5 wickets during ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup match. The match was part of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, Plate Final, played at Cox’s Bazar today. Zimbabwe U-19…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:10pm -
  • US launched 20 airstrikes against ISIS militants in Afghanistan in 3 weeks

    US launched 20 airstrikes against ISIS militants in Afghanistan in 3 weeks

    The United States Forces in Afghanistan have carried out at least 20 airstrikes targeting the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in the past three weeks, it has been reported. The US forces have increased air raid…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 9:11am -
  • A-29s to start combat operations with Afghan Air Force from March: Wardak

    A-29s to start combat operations with Afghan Air Force from March: Wardak

    The commander of the Afghan Air Force Major General Abdul Wahab Wardak said Thursday that the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft will start combat operations with the Afghan Air Force from the month of March. During a ceremony “Re-birth of the…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:59am -
  • ISIS loyalists attempting to establish base of operations in Nangarhar

    ISIS loyalists attempting to establish base of operations in Nangarhar

    The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan are attempting to establish a base operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, deputy chief of staff for communic…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:21am -
  • Pakistani minister says projects worth $500 million launched in Afghanistan

    Pakistani minister says projects worth $500 million launched in Afghanistan

    Pakistan has launched projects worth around $500 million in Afghanistan covering different sectors including education, health and infrastructure, a Pakistani minister said Thursday. According to the local media reports, citing Ahsan Iqbal, the count…
    - 16 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 4:29am -
  • Mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan to be reconstructed

    Mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan to be reconstructed

    The mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan who fought with world’s biggest empire and acquired independence for Afghanistan would be reconstructed in near future. A delegation of the Ministry of Urban Development Affairs and Housing comprised of Minister…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 3:27pm -

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  • King Amanullah Khan’s mausoleum to be soon reconstructed

    King Amanullah Khan’s mausoleum to be soon reconstructed

    The mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan, remembered as the hero of Afghanistan till date, is soon going to be reconstructed. The orders of reconstructing mausoleum of the acquirer of independenceThe post King Amanullah Khan’s mausoleum to be soon rec…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:52am -
  • Pakistan launches projects worth $500mn in Afghanistan

    Pakistan launches projects worth $500mn in Afghanistan

    Pakistan’s Minister for Planning, Development and Reform has announced the launch of projects worth USD 500mn in Afghanistan. Minister Ahsan Iqbal said the projects covered various sectors including education, healthThe post Pakistan launches proj…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:05am -
  • Obama administration proposes $2.5bn in aid for Afghanistan

    Obama administration proposes $2.5bn in aid for Afghanistan

    The U.S. Secretary State, John Kerry, in his budgetary proposals to the congress on Tuesday announced that USD 2.5bn would be proposed in financial assistance for Afghanistan. “Our proposal requestsThe post Obama administration proposes $2.5bn in…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 6:16am -
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    10 interesting business facts

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    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 5:48am -
  • IS smuggling timber in eastern Afghanistan

    IS smuggling timber in eastern Afghanistan

    Afghan officials and tribal leaders in some parts of eastern Afghanistan have claimed that the Islamic State are cutting trees and smuggling timber to neighboring Pakistan. Local residents have witnessedThe post IS smuggling timber in eastern Afghan…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 4:49am -
  • Women’s training center opens its doors in Taloqan

    Women’s training center opens its doors in Taloqan

    The Department of Women Affairs (DoWA) and the Takhar Provincial Governor’s Office officially opened a new women’s training center in Taloqan, Takhar’s capital. The training center lets the DoWA andThe post Women’s training center opens its…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 4:18am -
  • Japan provides USD 1,110,000 for 2 demining projects in Afghanistan

    Japan provides USD 1,110,000 for 2 demining projects in Afghanistan

    The Japanese government has pledged USD 1,110,000 for two demining projects in northern and central regions of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between Japan’s Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi,The post Japan provides USD 1,110,000 f…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 6:15pm -
  • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum employees enhance their management skills

    Ministry of Mines and Petroleum employees enhance their management skills

    An eight-month management training was provided to 24 employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP). The participants were able to enhance their administrative and organizational skills. These willThe post Ministry of Mines and Petroleum e…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 6:47am -
  • NPC approves 12 contracts in its 40th meeting

    NPC approves 12 contracts in its 40th meeting

    The National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved 12 new contracts worth 1.6bn in its recent session. The contracts included asphalting of a 15 km long road in Sheberghan, extension of 120The post NPC approves 12 contracts in its 40th meeting appea…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 6:42am -
  • Agreement on Afghanistan-China railway construction to be signed soon

    Agreement on Afghanistan-China railway construction to be signed soon

    China and Afghanistan would soon sign an agreement on the construction of a railway connecting the two countries. The announcement was made by Chinese Ambassador Yao Jin in a meetingThe post Agreement on Afghanistan-China railway construction to be…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 5:54am -

The Guardian

  • US to deploy hundreds of troops in Afghanistan to thwart Taliban
    By month’s end, a force described as battalion-strength, consisting of mostly army soldiers, will arrive in Helmand province to bolster the local militaryHundreds of additional US troops are slated to deploy to a volatile province in Afghanistan to…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 5:08pm -
  • Taliban 'close to capturing Sangin' as militants step up assault on Helmand
    Insurgents almost overran the symbolic battleground in December but army sources sceptical that Afghan forces can hold them off indefinitelyThe Taliban are inching closer to capturing Sangin district as the militants intensify their prolonged assault…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 9:08pm -
  • The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire?
    It’s one thing to pull the trigger for your country – quite another for a corporation. As a new report reveals how private military contractors have changed the face of conflict, they reveal how conflict has changed themWhen you are a soldier in…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • Nearly 200 images released by US military depict Bush-era detainee abuse
    Court ruling forces Pentagon to release photos after 12-year legal battle over abuse at military sites around Iraq and AfghanistanWarning: Some readers may find these images distressingBruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearl…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 8:59pm -
  • Afghan president left battling disunity after aide punches elder
    Ashraf Ghani was visiting Kandahar in a drive to bolster support in volatile region when fight broke out with council leaderAshraf Ghani, the Afghan president, is struggling to placate furious tribal elders in Kandahar after one of his top aides punc…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 5:15pm -
  • Taking the polar route: the refugees in limbo in Norway
    Ninety-six asylum seekers, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, are being housed in a hotel in the Arctic Circle town of Neiden. The temperature often drops as low as –30C, and there are only a few hours of daylight a day. Photographer Alessandro Iov…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 3:12pm -
  • 'My liver is bleeding': life inside an Afghan psychiatric hospital – in pictures
    ‘My liver is bleeding’, a local saying meaning ‘I am unhappy’, is a familiar refrain among patients at the Alemi neuro-psychiatric hospital, Afghanistan’s first private clinic, in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. After nearly 40 years o…
    - 7 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 12:34pm -
  • US military attacked for complicity in Afghan child soldiers after boy's murder
    Wasil Ahmad, who was killed by Taliban on Monday, fought in Afghan Local Police, a US-funded government militia that employs child soldiers illegallyThe Taliban’s murder of a 10-year old Afghan boy this week has cast a spotlight on the practice by…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 6:33pm -
  • Serial recap – season two, episode six: Five o'clock Shadow
    This week Sarah Koenig looks into Bergdahl’s mental state and a Guardian photo causes serious problems for the soldiers of OP MestBefore PFC Bowe Bergdahl spoke to Serial about his experience or to film-maker Mark Boal, Bergdahl spoke to General Ke…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 5:49pm -
  • Anywhere but home: an Afghan labourer in Iran dreams of life in Sweden
    Even though the Islamic Republic has played host to the second-largest population of Afghan refugees for many years, deteriorating conditions are forcing young migrants to flee Mohammad, 14, is an Afghan immigrant who recently joined the flow of refu…
    - 9 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 8:43pm -

BBC Asia

  • newStudent held over 'anti-India slogans'
    Indian police arrest the student union leader at a top university on sedition charges, after a protest over the hanging of a Kashmiri man.
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 4:31pm -
  • Goa seeks to classify peacock as vermin
    The southern state of Goa proposes reclassifying the peacock, India's national bird, as vermin.
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 4:13pm -
  • First Rohingya census in Bangladesh

    First Rohingya census in Bangladesh

    The Bangladeshi government starts a census of unregistered members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have gone there to escape persecution in Myanmar.
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 4:05pm -
  • UK challenges China over HK bookseller
    The UK says a British bookseller who disappeared in Hong Kong was likely "involuntarily removed" to China - a "serious breach" of protocol.
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 3:03pm -
  • S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'
    China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:56pm -
  • Action against ex-UN climate head
    Former head of the UN climate change panel RK Pachauri goes on leave from environmental think tank TERI after a new accusation of sexual harassment.
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:14pm -
  • Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day
    A district in Pakistan bans Valentine's Day celebrations, calling it un-Islamic and ordering police to stop shops from selling Valentine's cards.
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 12:42pm -
  • Kimonos fit for wheelchair users
    Japanese designers adapt kimonos so they can be put on while sitting down.
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 12:24pm -
  • Pakistan 'foils plot to free Pearl killer'
    Pakistan's military says it has foiled a plot to free the British-born killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from jail.
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 12:05pm -
  • EU probes cheap Chinese steel imports
    The European Commission is opening three investigations into steel products made in China as cheap imports add to the woes of the UK steel industry.
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 11:25am -

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  • newStars shine at Berlin Film Festival opening
    BERLIN - The Berlin International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a star-studded red carpet with the likes of jury president Meryl Streep and actor Clive Owen. The 66th Berlinale, which runs until Feb. 21, has for its theme "the right to ha…
    - 55 mins ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:24pm -
  • newFrench official: Up to 1,000 must leave Calais migrant camp
    PARIS (AP) — Up to 1,000 people living in a sprawling migrant camp by Calais must leave their makeshift dwellings, the top official in France's northern Pas-de-Calais region announced on Friday.
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:40pm -
  • newPlans to move up to 1,000 from French migrant camp

    Plans to move up to 1,000 from French migrant camp

    Local French government authorities said Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in the port town of Calais. The presence of thousands of migrants in the camp who are desperately trying to reach Britain has…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:28pm -
  • newMigrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions

    Migrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travelers living in squalid slums and deepening concerns the city is bec…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:15pm -
  • newGunmen kill policeman in Pakistan capital

    Gunmen kill policeman in Pakistan capital

    One police officer was killed and two others wounded when gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Friday, a police spokesman said. "All of a sudden the motorcycle riders opened fire on them, one police head-constable…
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:27pm -
  • newThe Latest: Official: Half of Calais camp to be evacuated

    The Latest: Official: Half of Calais camp to be evacuated

    SID, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:26pm -
  • newHAVEN Grant Allows Army Veteran Amputee to Become More Independent
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Army Sergeant Leland Arledge faced many hurdles returning to civilian life after his medical retirement. Removing carpeting and installing wood flooring allowed renewed mobility that…
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:16pm -
  • newOregon occupation is over, but issues raised are still unresolved
    As the town of Burns, Oregon, breathes a sigh of relief, the curtain is drawing to a close on a very human story. It all started with the Hammonds, a locally beloved ranch family that many believed were unfairly prosecuted for starting fires on fede…
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:14pm -
  • US Sen. McCain urges assistance to migrant route countries

    US Sen. McCain urges assistance to migrant route countries

    SID, Serbia (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for additional assistance to countries along the Balkan migrant corridor and expressed hope for an end to wars in Syria and Afghanistan fueling the refugee crisis.
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:41pm -
  • Doubts emerge over plan to end Syria hostilities within week

    Doubts emerge over plan to end Syria hostilities within week

    World powers on Friday agreed an ambitious plan to cease hostilities in war-racked Syria, but the Munich deal left out the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda's local branch, leaving analysts to doubt its viability. The 17 countries agreed "to implement…
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:36pm -

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

    Lebanon’s Hezbollah acknowledges battling the Islamic State in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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

    Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

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

    Al-Qaeda fighters overrun Yemeni military base, exploiting turmoil

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

    Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

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

    Britain, France to shutter Yemen embassies

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

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

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

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

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