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2 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan

A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Spokesman Lt.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital

U.S. troops keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul September 16, 2014. KABUL: A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.

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5 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Car Bomb Attack That Killed Three Foreign Troops

The NATO-led international military coalition in Afghanistan says that a car bomb attack struck one of its convoys in Kabul, killing three troops and wounding five. The statement from the military coalition known as ISAF did not say which nationalities the troops were.

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7 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Suicide car bomb targets foreign convoy in central Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a convoy carrying foreign troops in Kabul on Tuesday , triggering a massive blast that shook the city, causing an unknown number of casualties. Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Sep 16, 2014.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Targets Foreign Convoy

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

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Sunshine State News

Presidential Malpractice

NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that " on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy." As distasteful as it is to defend Jimmy Carter, this isn't fair to him.

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Foreign Policy

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Coalitions

During my time leading NATO global operations from 2009 through 2013 as the supreme allied commander, I spent an inordinate amount of time and effort focused on keeping the 50-nation coalition of the International Security Assistance Force on a steady course and speed in Afghanistan. In every sense, the coalition itself represented the strategic center of gravity in the complex struggle for the future of Afghanistan -- and still does.

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Jurist

Afghanistan court sentences 5 to death for armed robbery, sexual assault

Two other defendants, out of the original group of seven defendants who allegedly [Al Jazeera report] stopped the victims' car while dressed as police officers, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes. The appellate judge stated that he expects the case will be appealed to the Afghan Supreme Court.

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ABC News

Democracy? No, Afghans Say, After Vote Count Ends

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Weekday Magazine

Two Death Sentences Overturned In Afghan Gang-Rape Case

A scene from the Kabul courtroom on September 7, when seven defendants were convicted and sentenced to death for a brutal robbery and gang rape in the nearby Paghman district. When a brutal multiple-rape case resulted in the prosecution of seven men in Afghanistan this week, it was widely seen as turning point for women's rights.

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The Nation

Pakistan envoy summoned over Punjabi Taliban's war declaration in Afghanistan

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Sep-2014/pakistan-envoy-summoned-over-punjabi-taliban-s-war-declaration-in-afghanistan For news details Read on : Pakistan envoy summoned over Punjabi Taliban's war declaration in Afghanistan KABUL- Afghanistan's foreign ministry summoned Pakistan's Charge d'Affaires over recent declarations by Punjabi faction of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan regarding declaration of war in Afghanistan. A statement released by MoFA said the government of Afghanistan conveyed its deep concerns to Pakistani Charge d'Affaires Mr. Muazzam Shah regarding the war declarations by Punjabi Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

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The Nation

Afghan criticism of border trench rejected

Pakistan has rejected Afghan criticism of a 480-kilometre trench its military is digging along its mostly porous border, saying the project is aimed at 'effectively' controlling movement of terrorists and flow of drugs and human traffickers into the country. Pakistani forces are digging a trench more than two meters deep and three meters wide in Balochistan province, which shares half of the country's more than 2,500-kilometer border with Afghanistan.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Big News Network.com

Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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Daily Kos

Not Taliban. And Other Afghan News.

On Remembrance Day in 2012, in Toronto, Laila Rashidie and Suraia Sahar held up a banner opposing Canadian military presence in Afghanistan. Coverage by the Toronto Sun questioned whether the two were Taliban supporters.

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Daily Times

Crisis looms as Afghan election commission set to announce vote audit results

KABUL: The announcement Friday of Election Commission Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani that the audit on the votes in the runoff presidential polls has been completed and that the final results would be announced soon are expected to further aggravate instead of resolving the political crisis in the country, according to analysts here. In talks with reporters, Nuristani categorically said that the audit process of the ballot boxes will be concluded Sunday and the final results of the polls will be announced within days.

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The Independent

Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award ...

Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award - but she still has to dodge landmines to create her work Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets.

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CNN

India Fills in US Shoes in Afghanistan- With a Difference

As American withdrawal looms, a sense of defeatism pervades certain sections of international opinion. This needs to be guarded against, because it runs the risk of encouraging insurgent groups, besides weakening the authority of the Central Government and its institutions.

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Lucianne.com

Afghanistan Boldly Raises ItsColors, as Never Before

KABUL, Afghanistan - To find a flag as big as the one hoisted over Kabul's historic Wazir Akbar Khan hill on Wednesday, you would have to go pretty far - possibly as far as a Walmart parking lot somewhere in the Great Plains. Flying from a specially erected flagpole more than 200 feet high - taller than the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas - the black, red and green flag, at 97 by 65 feet, is big enough to drape over a Dreadnoughtus dinosaur .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Reporter

Travis Air Force Base surgeon recalls tour in Afghanistan

United States Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Williams, a cardiothoracic surgeon stationed at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base was deployed for three months in Afghanistan stationed at Bagram Airfield working at the largest American Hospital in the country, the Craig Joint Theater Hospital.

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TwinCities

In Afghanistan, U.N. fears for the safety of its staff

The United Nations is debating whether to withdraw its staff from one of Afghanistan's largest and safest cities as concerns grow that a deadlock between the country's two presidential candidates could lead to unrest. In a series of stern statements Saturday, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said it's facing increasing threats as it oversees a recount of votes in Afghanistan's presidential runoff.

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