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14 min ago | Brandon Sun
A thunderous boom followed by the faint smell of gunpowder was met with 20 seconds of silence before a 97-pound bomb exploded eight kilometres in the distance. Soldiers with the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery prepare one of four guns for firing during an artillery field training exercise at CFB Shilo on Tuesday morning.
4 hrs ago | Inter Press Service
Doctors Without Borders says Afghanistan is "one of the riskiest places to be a pregnant woman or a young child". Credit: DVIDSHUB/CC-BY-2.0 - Nasrin Mohamadi, a mother of four, has promised herself never to set foot in an Afghan public hospital again.
8 hrs ago | National Public Radio
The Columbus Dispatch reports a Reynoldsburg man who was with the U.S. Navy Reserve was one of three coalition troops killed near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, this morning, a family member has confirmed. Relatives were informed this afternoon about the death of Steve Byus, 39, said Daniel Byus, his younger brother who lives in Wellston in Jackson County, where they grew up.
David Ignatius: U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State David Ignatius: U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State Gen. John Allen gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghans are seen through broken glass at a shop at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 22, 2014. A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on July 22, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential election results.
You might be excused for thinking that Ashraf Ghani's campaign cheated its way to victory in Afghanistan's election. Many analysts have indulged the fraud allegations of our opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, and embraced the notion that since everything in Afghanistan is supposedly corrupt, the June 14 election must have been stolen.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Spokesman Lt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:36 pm
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