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9 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Five Kidnapped ICRC Staff Freed In Afghanistan

All five staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross abducted last week in western Afghanistan were released unharmed on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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19 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Red Cross workers released unharmed in Afghanistan

Five Red Cross workers abducted by gunmen in western Afghanistan last week were released unharmed Wednesday, according to the organization.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

RTE.ie

Attacks on aid workers reached peak in 2013

Attacks on aid workers reached a new peak in 2013, with 155 relief staff killed, and danger levels remain high this year, according to figures released today.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Peninsula

Search on for 5 aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan police yesterday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.

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Naperville Sun

Veteran of the Month: Trauma surgeon

Places served: U.S. Army Reserves / Chicago College of osteopathic Medicine; Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 10th Combat Support Hospital, Shindad, Afghanistan; 10th Combat Support Hospital, Herat, Afghanistan; 32nd Medical Brigade / Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood; ... (more)

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily Times

Five Afghan aid workers kidnapped in Herat: ICRC : August 16, 2014,

KABUL The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Saturday that five of its Afghan staff were kidnapped by a local armed group two days ago in the western province of Herat.

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The Baltimore Sun

ICRC says five aid workers seized in western Afghanistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Saturday that five of its Afghan staff were kidnapped by a local armed group two days ago in the western province of Herat.

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WTVC

5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan says five members of their Afghan staff members have been abducted.

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ABC News

5 Aid Workers Abducted in Western Afghanistan

A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan says five members of their Afghan staff members have been abducted.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Payvand News of Iran

Words Take Flight in Persian Calligraphy at Sackler Gallery

OPENING SEPT. 13, "NASTA'LIQ: THE GENIUS OF PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHY" IS FIRST EXHIBITION ON PERSIA'S MOST POPULAR AND VISUALLY STUNNING SCRIPT Detail of folio from the Gulshan Album.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

CBS News

Why America's war in Afghanistan is no victory

A former Taliban fighter looks on after joining Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province on March 26, 2012.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Bangkok Post

Amnesty slams US over civilian deaths in...

The families of thousands of civilians killed by American forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice or compensation, Amnesty International said Monday, in a damning indictment of the US military as it withdraws.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Xinhuanet

9 Afghan soldiers, 59 militants killed within two days: gov't

About 59 militants have been killed in Afghan army operations across the country over the last two days, said the Defense Ministry on Saturday morning.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

AkiPress

16:39 Uzbekistan reportedly voices intention to join TAPI Natural Gas Pipeline Project

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline project which is designed to originate from Turkmenistan is seen as an alluring route for transporting blue fuel from Central to South Asia, AzerNews said.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Common Dreams

US Airstrike on Afghanistan Kills Four Civilians

According to reporting by the New York Times , which cites information from district police chief Abdul Qayum Noorzai, the attack in the Shindand District of Herat Province targeted four people on motorcycles, none of whom were the Taliban fighters that had earlier in the day fired rockets at an Afghan military base and fled on motorcycles.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

WTVC

Afghan official says NATO strike kills 4 civilians

An Afghan official says a NATO helicopter strike has killed four civilians in the country's west.

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Brandon Sun

Afghan military official: Man in army uniform opens fire on foreign troops, causing casualties

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, causing casualties, an Afghan military spokesman said.

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Albany Times Union

An Afghan official says a NATO helicopter strike has killed four civilians in the country's west.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Long War Journal

Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

The chief of police for Herat has accused Iran of supporting a network that is stepping up attacks in the western Afghan province.

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Daily Times

Blast kills son of security director in Afghanistan : August 04, 2014,

KABUL A landmine killed the 19-year-old son of Afghanistan's Kosan district's security director, Qadir Khan, in western Herat province early on Monday, local officials said.

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