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Hundreds turn out to welcome troops home
CHEERING crowds lined the streets of York to welcome 300 of the city's soldiers home following their latest tour of Afghanistan.
2 hrs ago
Funeral to be held for N.Ky. veteran
On Friday, a Northern Kentucky community will mourn the loss of a veteran who was killed in Afghanistan last week.
Fri May 24, 2013
International Business Times
Afghanistan After The United States And NATO Leave: Economic...
In the armored splendor of the Serena Hotel -- all sparkling cream-colored marble, ornate dark woods and vibrant Afghan carpets, behind three layers of security and imposing blast walls -- the new Kabuli elite mingle relentlessly.
'Source of all life running out'
AMID all the terrible news of the past week, this may be the worst: the source of all life is running out.
The New Zealand Herald
Taleban attack central Kabul
In the latest militant strike on the Afghan capital, Taleban gunmen backed by a suicide car bomber attacked an international aid group's compound, killing two guards and setting off an hours-long street battle with police in the heart of Kabul.
At least 7 killed in Kabul violence
All the attackers were gunned down by security forces, the city's police chief said.
Afghanistan demands arrest of - American' death squad leader
Pfc. Holmes, one of Calvin Gibbs' 'Kill team' members stands over one of their victims.
Afghan air force improves casualty evacuation capability
Afghan air force medics unload two patients from an ambulance as part of a casualty evacuation mission May 14, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul
Kabul: Suicide bombers and gunmen launched attacks on several targets, including a police station, in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Friday evening, leaving casualties, a police source said.
Taliban launch attack in downtown Kabul
Explosions and gunfire rocked central Kabul Friday as the Taliban launched an attack close to an Afghan intelligence facility and the headquarters of a government force that protects foreign firms.
Police: Suicide bomb hits heart of Afghan capital
A suicide bomber struck in the heart of the Afghan capital on Friday, sending a plume of smoke billowing over Kabul in the second major attack in the city in little over a week, police said.
Blasts, shooting in centre of Afghan capital
Several large explosions rocked a busy area in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday with Reuters witnesses describing shooting in the area.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
Father of Afghanistan cricket captain abducted
KABUL, Afghanistan Gunmen kidnapped the father of Afghanistan's national cricket team captain near his home in an eastern city, officials said Thursday.
Pacific Daily News
Guardsmen honored: High school remembers 2 soldiers
JROTC instructors speak about Guardsmen's loss: JROTC instructors at George Washington High School remembered Sgt.
Russian Intelligence Agency Warns of Rise in Terror Threat
MOSCOW, May 23 Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, expects the Taliban influence in Afghanistan to grow after international coalition forces are pulled out, while rising radicalism in Syria could lead to the country's disintegration, the GRU chief said on Thursday.
Mes Aynak highlights Afghanistan's dilemma over protecting heritage
Artefacts such as a Buddhist sculpture have been extracted from the Mes Aynak archaeology site where miners want to extract rich deposits of copper.
Mail & Guardian
Refugees failed by global inaction on human rights
The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for those on the move or uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution.
War Is A Crime
Afghanistan Drawdown, 20 More Years Of War
In order to reduce the number of boots on the ground in Afghanistan, the Pentagon asked Congress for $9.6 billion of its allowance to be moved from one budget line to another.
Woolwich terror attack - reaction and latest developments
I have been updated by the commissioner and will chair Cobra shortly. I will make a statement on this sickening killing this morning Asked if local people would be more frightened about having an army base on their doorstep, he said people would carry on as normal What's the point of hiding in your house? You might as well just carry on with your ... (more)