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  1. Thursday's Morning Email: China's Show of ForceRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Switched

    CHINA FLEXES MILITARY POWER "China put on its biggest display of military might on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders but which underscored Beijing's growing confidence in its armed forces." Here's why the country is putting so much stock in the military extravaganza , even as the country unexpectedly vowed to cut 300,000 troops from its military .

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  2. Schoolgirls hospitalised in Afghanistan after gas poisoningRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Over 250 girls in two schools in Afghanistan have had to be hospitalised after they inhaled some mysterious fumes and displayed signs of poisoning, a media report said on Thursday. The schools are located in Herat province, Khaama Press reported.

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  3. 300 girls hospitalized due to mysterious gasRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Mysterious fumes in two Afghan schools have sent more than 300 girls to a hospital this week -- and officials suspect the incidents were deliberate. On Thursday, 115 girls from a school in Herat city were hospitalized after they were poisoned with some type of gas, Herat Regional Hospital spokesman Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai said.

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  4. Infighting leaves 18 Taliban dead in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Wednesday | Newkerala.com

    At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed in a clash between supporters of new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor and his opponents in Afghanistan's Herat province, the media reported on Wednesday. "A clash erupted between supporters of Taliban's new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and his opponents loyal to the former leader Mullah Omar in Akal village of Shindand district on Tuesday.

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  5. Afghan Taliban commander arrestedRead the original story

    Wednesday | Newkerala.com

    "Qari Salahudin Ayubi, the shadowy governor of Faryab province, was arrested on Tuesday in the Herat province," it said in a statement. Qari Ayubi was enroute from Herat to Kandahar province when security personnel identified and captured him.

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  6. REPORT: Taliban Poisons Girls, WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Breitbart.com

    The Taliban is suspected of poisoning as many as 126 schoolgirls and female teachers at a private school in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, according to various news outlets. "More than a hundred people, all females, were poisoned," Enjil district's administrative chief, Mohammad Naqib, told Pajhwok Afghan News , noting that an undetermined number of school workers, as well as some of the parents and custodians who rushed their loved ones to the hospital, were also poisoned.

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  7. Afghan intel captures Taliban's shadow governor for FaryabRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | The Long War Journal

    Afghanistan's intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security , captured the Taliban's shadow governor for Faryab province as he was traveling to Pakistan. Qari Salahuddin was arrested as he made his way to Quetta, Pakistan, the headquarters for the Taliban's Rahbari Shura, the NDS stated on its Facebook page.

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  8. Afghan man and woman given 100 lashes in public for adulteryRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Reuters

    An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Public lashings and executions were common under the Taliban, who enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia law from 1996-2001.

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  9. NATO-built airports going to AfghansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | NWAonline

    A series of airports built by NATO to fight the Taliban are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil-aviation upgrade that officials hope will fuel not only regional trade but also tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land that lacks rail transport and decent roads.

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  10. Struggling to pave the way for future female leaders in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Los Angeles Times

    When she became governor of her native Ghor in June, Seema Joyenda knew that she was taking responsibility for not only one of Afghanistan's most insecure and impoverished provinces, but also the political aspirations of many Afghan women. Mawlavi Mohammad, a member of Ghor's religious council, an advisory board of local mullahs, contended that Friday prayers - a religious obligation for all able-bodied Muslim men - would be voided in a community led by a woman, because women cannot preside over a communal prayer, according to religious custom.

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  11. Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | The Virginian-Pilot

    It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land whose lack of rail transport or decent roads makes almost every intercity journey a perilous adventure - even without factoring in attacks from Taliban militants.

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  12. Ariana-NAS Afghan airlines partnership expand ground servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Airport Business

    Ariana-NAS, a joint venture between National Aviation Services and Ariana Afghan Airlines launched ground handling services in Herat and Kandahar International Airports. Stephen Irwin, general mnager of NAS Afghanistan said: "We fully understand opportunities and challenges of operating in emerging markets.

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  13. Nearly 100 schoolgirls ill after incident first believed as Taliban poisoningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | UPI

    Nearly 100 schoolgirls fell ill in the city of Herat, Afghanistan , on Monday in an incident being investigated as a potential poisoning or a poor quality air freshener. Forty of the 94 girls sickened were admitted to a hospital.

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  14. Afghanistan: 116 school students, teachers poisonedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Newkerala.com

    At least 116 people, which include students and teachers , were poisoned in Afghanistan's western Herat province, media reports said on Monday. Injil districts administrative Mohammad chief Naqib told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of students, teachers and workers of Habib-Al-Mustafa Girls School had been poisoned.

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  15. Afghan airfields built for war could become economic development enginesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land whose lack of rail transport or decent roads makes almost every intercity journey a perilous adventure - even without factoring in attacks from Taliban militants.

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  16. More than 100 Afghan schoolgirls, teachers poisonedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | New York Daily News

    At least 116 students and teachers fell ill inside of their classrooms at the Habib-Al-Mustafa Girls' School in Herat City Monday, Afghanistan's Pajhwok News reported. Police said the girls and their teachers were poisoned by some kind of spray, but it's not clear if the spritz was intentionally laced with toxins or if it was just an expired air freshener.

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  17. Afghan police investigate gas poisoning at girls' schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Channelnewsasia.com

    HERAT, Afghanistan: More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. The district governor of Enjil, where the poisoning took place, blamed it on enemies of the government who opposed education for children.

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  18. Over 100 Afghan school girls hospitalised, poisoning suspectedRead the original story

    Monday Aug 31 | Newkerala.com

    More than 100 school girls in Afghanistan's western Herat province were hospitalised on Monday after falling ill, local officials said. The incident took place in Herat city when the girls were at school, said officials who believe they were poisoned, reports TOLONews.

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  19. TAPI member-states mull project's technical presentationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Today.Az

    Representatives of countries involved in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, as well as managers of the Asian Development Bank have discussed the technical and commercial presentation of the TAPI project. The TAPI project, with a proposed capacity of 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year, will extend from Galkynysh field in Turkmenistan through the Afghan cities of Herat and Kandahar to its final point at a settlement on the Pakistani-Indian border.

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  20. 11:09 Berdymukhamedov promises ethnic Turkmen in Afghanistan to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | AkiPress

    President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has met with the representatives of Turkmen diaspora in Afghanistan, reports the press service of the President. For this purpose, the program has been prepared to implement a number of activities, including construction of social facilities, supply of humanitarian goods and others.

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