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Local news for Kabol, Afghanistan continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Airman From Fort Oglethorpe Defends Operating Base In Kabul

A U.S. Air Force Airman who calls Fort Oglethorpe home successfully defended his forward operating base here during a more than four hour insurgent attack, July 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, World News, Catoosa County, GA, Afghanistan, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Asia

6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Jerusalem feels Gazan conflict; Kerry in Afghan elections; impending...

This week's round-up of commentary covers the effects of the Gaza conflict on Jerusalem, John Kerry's deft behind-the-scenes diplomacy during the Afghan elections, Asia's anticipation of rising conflict between US and China, a modern threat to London's historic cabs, and the foreboding future of German-American policy interaction.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Prison, Israel, Middle East, Fasting, Health, Life, Holidays, Ramadan,

8 hrs ago | News Max

Middle East Powder Keg Set to Ignite

The Iraq and Afghan wars have cost the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $2 trillion thus far.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Iraq, George Bush, Israel, Middle East

12 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures

A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated watchdog organization has found.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

15 hrs ago | ABC News

Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan President's Cousin

A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai,

17 hrs ago | The Long War Journal

Analysis: Mullah Omar addresses governance of Afghanistan, war against 'invaders' in new message

The "military situation is in favor of [the] mujahideen," Omar claims, because the "blanket of invasion has rolled back from vast areas."

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Government Executive

The Afghan Military's Tracking of U.S. Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Best

Hundreds of thousands of U.S.-made machine guns, rifles and pistols supplied to the Afghan National Security Forces have been sloppily inventoried, raising the risk that some could end up in enemy hands, a watchdog reported Monday.

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The Washington Post

U.S. paratroopers return to Afghanistan to deal a few final blows against the Taliban

It was a homecoming of sorts for Lt. Col. Paul Larson, returning to this remote corner of southern Afghanistan at the twilight of America's longest war.

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Fox News

War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko has shined a spotlight on billions of U.S. tax dollars wasted in the region since taking the position in 2012.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Air Force, US News,

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghanistan's Stop-Start Recount

The election authorities in Afghanistan insist they will do their best to ensure the total recount of votes cast in the June 14 ballot will meet its deadline despite frequent stalling.

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

Hindustan Times

Muslims mark gloomy Eid amid MH17 crash Gaza conflict

Muslims in Asia marked a grim Eid al-Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Eid ul-Fitr, World News, Pakistan, Asia, Afghanistan, Ramadan, Palestinian Territories, Middle East

Star-Telegram.com

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Fasting, Health, Life, Holidays, Ramadan,

Newsday

Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan

An exhibition of the artist's cartoons at the French institute in Kabul shows that political satire is alive in Afghanistan, despite concerns over freedom of expression.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

El Paso Times

El Paso airman Steven McNeely's action in Afghanistan helps repel attack

El Paso Airman Steven McNeely helped repel a violent insurgent attack at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan on July 17, according to a statement from Air Force officials.

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Lucianne.com

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Mahmud Raoi, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local ... (more)

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WLNE-TV Providence

Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

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Erie Times News

In Brief: 15 killed in Afghan attacks as vote count stops

Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, Mohamed Morsi, North Korea

The Toronto Star

Family keeps hope alive for son, daughter-in-law kidnapped by Taliban

There is the sound of distant construction, the tapping of nails on the wood floor as the family's grey Labradoodle circles the table, faint music from a pop station coming from the kitchen, and then, as they press play, their son Josh's voice fills the room.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Taliban makes aggressive advances in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters are scoring gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News,

Free Republic

The Flight from Iraq

When the Americans took Kabul, they discovered that one of the clichs about Afghanistan was wrong.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Asia, Afghanistan, Religion, Islam

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