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3 hrs ago | The Nation

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE

A leading Taliban peace negotiator has been placed under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Hamid Karzai's efforts to jump-start a nascent Afghan peace process before leaving office.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Hamid Karzai,

7 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Attaching names to torture victims

Leaks from a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA torture program revealed that harsh interrogation tactics were much more widespread than previously claimed by the spy agency.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Prison, Africa, Libya

11 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Ashraf Ghani Pledges 'Reconciliation' With Former Warlords

In an interview with RFE/RL, presidential frontrunner Ashraf Ghani said that he is prepared to contest a runoff election if necessary in order to ensure a strong mandate.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News,

15 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall amid tenuous political transition

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization),

19 hrs ago | The Nation

Pakistan demands Kabul, NATO for strong measures for protection of Pak-Afghan border

For news details visit : http://www.nation.com.pk/national/17-Apr-2014/pakistan-demands-kabul-nato-for-strong-measures-for-protection-of-pak-afghan-border For news details Read on : Pakistan demands Kabul, NATO for strong measures for protection of Pak-Afghan border ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has called upon Kabul and NATO to put in place strong measures ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Yesterday | Al Bawaba

Get it Afghanistan! Dubai headquartered satellite TV channels entertain a war torn region

When Afghanistan is mentioned, "satellite TV" is perhaps the last thing on anybody's mind.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Economist

America in Afghanistan: Misjudgments

The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 . By Carlotta Gall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 329 pages; $28.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf,

The Daily Star

Afghan police deny that shooting of female MP was political

A burqa-clad Afghan pedestrian walks down an alley in the old part of Herat on April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

FOX Carolina

At least 4 dead, about 290 missing in South Korea ferry sinking

The ferry sent a distress signal at about 9 a.m. The South Korean Coast Guard rushed to help the 474 people on board.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

MilitaryCity.com

Afghanistan election results increase chance U.S. will stay

Afghan election workers carry ballot boxes and election materials on donkeys to deliver to polling stations in Dara-e-Noor district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 4, in advance of elections that took place the next day.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

AlertNet

Afghan woman MP shot, deputy minister kidnapped in Kabul

An election official pauses under a list of candidates taped to the wall of a polling station in Kabul April 5, 2014.

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WMDT

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News,

The Indian Express

The great Game Folio: Iran Transit

India's dream of connecting to Afghanistan via Iran could soon move a step closer to reality if New Delhi, Tehran and Kabul sign off on a draft memorandum of understanding on transit trade that has been finalised recently.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, Asia, Afghanistan, India, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Free Republic

FReeper Canteen ~ The Kite Test ~ 16 April 2014

Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Afghanistan, World News,

The Winnipeg Free Press

Where will Afghan women be when the troops pull out?

Afghan women enter a poling station to vote in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Opinion

Roll Call

Boehner Documents Afghanistan Trip on Social Media

Speaker John A. Boehner is using social media to spread the word about his secret trip to Afghanistan over the weekend.

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Related Topix: US News, World News, Afghanistan, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Doc Hastings, Dave Camp, Greg Walden

Poynter Online

Afghanistan journalists' attempt a boycott after death of reporter

On Thursday, March 20, at a celebration of the Persian New Year in Kabul's posh Serena Hotel, four young men attacked partygoers with small handguns they had smuggled through security, murdering nine civilians before they were killed by security forces.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Some U.S. troops should stay in Afghanistan, Boehner says

As vote-counting continued in Afghanistan's presidential election, House Speaker John Boehner met yesterday with U.S. officials in Kabul and said the U.S. should maintain enough troops in the country to stabilize the government after more than a decade of conflict.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News,

National Public Radio

Gunmen Kidnap Afghan Deputy Minister In Kabul

At least five gunmen pulled Ahmad Shah Wahid from his car in northern Kabul as he was on his way to work on Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, Asia

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Government Executive

Effort to Help Afghanistan Collect Customs Revenue Found Lacking

The ongoing U.S. effort to leave war-torn Afghanistan self-sufficient depends in part on the Kabul government's ability to collect customs revenue, a dual federal agency project that could benefit from clear performance metrics, auditors found.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel,

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