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Albany Times Union
Ex-defense minister drops out of Afghan race
In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Afghanistan presidential election candidate and former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak listens during the first presidential election debate at the Tolo TV building, a private TV station, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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As Nato quits Afghanistan, new violence threatens the country's presidential election
Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday, covering Sarah Cassidy's maternity leave.
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The Whitecourt Star
Afghanistan mission comes to an end
Corporal Kyle Scott, demonstrates the gesture Afghanistan children made to the Canadian troops.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Afghanistan: Taliban Violence Threatens Election
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Taliban threats and violence against campaign workers and election officials risk undermining Afghanistan's presidential election slated for April 5, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.
South China Morning Post
Tributes for Nils Horner, Sweden's 'Voice of Asia', shot dead in Kabul
Friends of Hong Kong-based Swedish journalist Nils Horner, shot dead on Tuesday in Afghanistan, have paid tribute to a man they described as a "true gentleman" who brought Asia to Sweden through his radio reports.
Last Line Of Defense Against The Taliban -- Qarqeen
White-bearded Gurbandurdy and his 120-man civil defense force have two enemies. They also have two friends -- the Afghan and Turkmen governments -- who seem to have forgotten them.
Father of slain soldier calls Afghanistan war 'a waste'
James Anderson of Yellowknife, whose son Jordan was killed while serving with the Canadian military in Afghanistan, says Canada is paying a huge price for its involvement in the mission.
The Chronicle Herald
EDITORIAL: History will judge Canada's Afghan mission
Pte. Derek McCarty of Fredericton takes a break during a patrol near the village of Badvan in the Panjawi district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan in April 2007.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Remembering British MP Tony Benn, a Lifelong Critic of War and Capitalism
Tony Benn , former British Cabinet minister and MP. He was the longest-serving MP in the history of the British Labour Party, having served for more than half a century.
The Indian Express
India's role in Afghanistan very critical: Gen Dunford
India has a critical role to play in Afghanistan as it is the most important partner of the war-torn country in the region, the commander of the US-Nato forces in Kabul has said.
Kabul irked at haphazard release of Afghan Taliban prisoners in Pakistan
Afghanistan's High Peace Council, set up to oversee peace talks with the Taliban, has had no formal meetings with any of the 46 Taliban prisoners released in neighboring Pakistan, an official said on Friday, despite pleas to be present when they are freed.
Digging trenches to digging mines; the new face of Canada's Afghan experience
Canadians could go from digging trenches to helping dig gold and copper mines in Afghanistan if the Harper government has its way.
Taliban issues congratulations to its forces on 'defeat' of Canadians
A round of goodbye messages are following the last Canadian troops out the door in Afghanistan and some of them are rather nasty.
Many troops from around the world have adopted dogs while in Afghanistan
As attention on Britain's involvement in Afghanistan turns to the draw-down of combat troops, some Britons are in the country to stay.
A Break from War
Walking up the jet bridge, nervousness made every step heavy. And not because I had pushed through 200 anxious, though exceedingly generous, travelers to get off the last plane on the long transit from Kabul to the West Coast.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Afghanistan mission has left deep imprint on Langley
Flowers of remembrance and a portrait of Master Cpl. Colin Bason sat outside the armoury of the Royal Westminster Regiment in New westminster, shortly after he was killed in Afghanistan on July 4, 2007.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Afghan Youth Debates: Election Complaints Body Shaping Up
The work of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission is crucial to building public trust in the legitimacy of Afghanistan's coming presidential poll, an IWPR debate has heard.
The Huffington Post
Wahid Ghassemi: "I belong to the land called Afghanistan"
Wahid Ghassemi is a musician and folklore music scholar. He has worked as a singer and composer since 1977 and has conducted extensive research in native folklore music in different regions of the country since 2002.
The Globe and Mail
Graeme Smith: Canada leaves 'a lot of unfinished business' in Afghanistan
A soldier touches the plaque of a fallen comrade at the war memorial after the last Remembrance Day ceremony at Kandahar Air Field Friday, November 11, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.