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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Afghan gunmen kill more than a dozen Shiite travelers on road from Kabul

According to the provincial governor, gunmen stopped two passenger buses in the remote province of Ghor early Friday morning, separated Shiite members of the ethnic Hazara community from the other passengers and executed them on the side of the road.

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1 hr ago | Weekday Magazine

Afghan Election Audit Marred By Disagreements, Delays

The auditors review ballots from the presidential election runoff at the Independent Election Commission office in Kabul on July 18. Afghan election officials say an audit of all 8 million ballots in the disputed Afghan presidential runoff election has gotten off to a slow start.

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3 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 in Afghanistan

PanARMENIAN.Net - Suspected Taliban gunmen killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central Afghan province of Ghor, BBC News reports.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTVC

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Sami Wafa, the chief of staff of the Herat governor, said the two women were riding in a taxi on Thursday when they were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle.

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Foreign Policy

Afghan Election Audit Resumes; India Supports UNHRC Gaza Resolution;...

Afghanistan's audit of votes cast in the run-off election resumed on Thursday after a 48-hour suspension in order to train those conducting and overseeing the audit .

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RTE.ie

Two Finnish aid workers killed in Aghanistan

Two female aid workers who were shot dead by gunmen in western Afghanistan were Finnish, according to the charity they worked for.

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Al Jazeera

Deadly attacks reported in Afghanistan

A bombing in an Afghanistan market has killed at least six people while two foreign women have been killed in a separate attack.

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The Daily Star

Two foreign aid workers killed in western Afghanistan

Afghan residents buy watermelons at a busy market during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Herat province on July 20, 2014.

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CNN

Aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Two foreign workers with an international aid organization were shot and killed in the western Afghanistan city of Herat on Thursday, the provincial governor said.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Rediff.com

ISI playing a lead role in fighting terrorists: China

For the first time, China has come out openly backing Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence saying the spy agency could not have been involved in the recent attack on an Indian consulate in Afghanistan.

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National Review Online

The EPA Plays a Kardashian Game While Toxic Smoke Burns in Afghanistan

In May 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $4.4 million contract to construct solid waste management facilities, including two incinerators, at Shindand Airbase, a coalition base located in Herat province in western Afghanistan housing approximately 4,000 U.S. and Afghan military personnel and contractors.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Payvand News of Iran

Iran Plays a Waiting Game in Afghanistan

It has been a worrisome few weeks for Iran. The negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program are seeing significant differences , there is chaos in Iraq to Iran's west, and more recently, the political transition in its eastern neighbor, Afghanistan, hit a serious bump with allegations of fraud threatening to derail the process.

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Hindustan Times

Chinas new Afghan envoy lauds Pak spy agency ISI

China on Monday praised Pakistan and its spy agency the Inter-Services Intelligence for their fight against terrorism, all but absolving them of involvement in the recent attack on the Indian consulate in Herat in Afghanistan.

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The Peninsula

20 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement Monday that the militants were killed in Uruzgan, Herat, Helmand, Faryab, Baghlan, Ghazni, Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, according to the Afghan's Khaama Press.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Suria

Afghan vote audit suspended after ballot...

The slow-moving audit of ballots cast in the run-off round of Afghanistan's controversial presidential election was briefly suspended by a dispute over vote count records, an electoral official said Sunday.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Army Times

3-star: 'The fighting season is not over'

60,000 Number of containers that have left theater in the past year. $318 million Estimated value of equipment transferred to the Afghans in the past year.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

DFW Catholic

Jesuits working to free abducted priest in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:02 pm .- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Breitbart.com

Afghani Boy Dies after Sustaining Horrible Injuries from Vicious Gang Rape

A five-year-old child in the Afghan city of Herat died this week after being the victim of a gang rape, from which he sustained fatal injuries.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

SFGate

11 Afghan security force members killed in attacks

Insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed 11 Afghan security force members, authorities said Sunday, as a suicide car bomb attack wounded three NATO troops.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

BBC News

Afghan notebook: Anxious wait

As the two rival candidates trade accusations about fraud, everyday life seems to be on hold, with small businesses in particular feeling the effects.

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