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  1. Afghanistan's Underbelly: The Exposed NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Weekday Magazine

    E SHARIF, Afghanistan -- The roar of gunfire has stopped, and the bullet-riddled homes rebuilt, but the horrors of civil war are seared into the memories of residents here. "You can't see signs of the devastation anymore," says Abdul Hamid, who runs a grocery store in central Mazar-e Sharif.

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  2. Afghan general arrested for trafficking heroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Nation

    KABUL : An Afghan army general has been arrested by police for trafficking around 19 kilograms of heroin powder, officials said on Wednesday. Brigadier General Abdul Samad Habib, the head of the recruitment division for the Afghan army in northern Balkh province was taken into custody in Baghlan province on Tuesday, as he attempted to smuggle illegal drugs in his vehicle, defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told AFP.

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  3. Afghan army general arrested for drug trafficking : July 01, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Daily Times

    An army general was arrested by police in northern Baghlan province for allegedly smuggling drugs, local officials said on Wednesday. Counter Narcotics Director Nezamuddin Nezam said that a general from the recruitment division in northern Balkh province was arrested by the police.

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  4. Afghan army general accused of drug traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | AlertNet

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  5. Afghan Political rivals form alliance to fight against TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Nation

    Kabul: Two of Afghanistan's most prominent power brokers have forged an unexpected alliance to fight the Taliban and other militant groups that have been gaining ground in embattled northern Afghanistan. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan's first vice president, and Gov. Atta Mohammad Noor, the head of northern Balkh province, said this week that their supporters would join forces to retake territory from the Taliban, who have been besieging district capitals in northern Afghanistan, putting the central government on the defensive.

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  6. Former Warlords Unite To Fight Taliban In Afghanistan's NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Weekday Magazine

    Abdul Rashid Dustom and Atta Mohammad Noor were fierce rivals during the bloody Afghan civil war of 1992-96 Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of Afghanistan's Balkh Province, says he has forged an alliance with the unlikeliest of candidates -- former rival warlord and First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum -- in order to combat the Taliban in the country's restive north. Noor, speaking exclusively to RFE/RL on June 23, said the two political heavyweights had set aside old rivalries to fight against the Taliban and other militant groups active in the region.

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  7. Atta Noor: Unlikely Coalition To 'Inflict A Powerful Blow' Against TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Weekday Magazine

    As Afghan security forces battle the Taliban and other militant groups who are threatening to overrun parts of the previously stable region, RFE/RL correspondent Frud Bezhan on June 23 spoke with Atta Mohammad Noor, powerful governor of northern Balkh Province, about his plans to restore security in the volatile region. RFE/RL: After 12 years as governor of Balkh, what are your political ambitions? Will you stay on as governor? Atta Mohammad Noor: I would like to be involved in the strategic decision-making of the country.

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  8. A tribute to Iranian scholar Dr Chahryar Adle: 1944-2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Payvand News of Iran

    It is with great regret that Iran Heritage Foundation notes the passing of Dr Chahryar Adle in Paris yesterday on 21st June 2015 at the early age of 71 years. He achieved international distinction for his work on the archaeology and art history of Iran and Afghanistan in the Islamic period, but he was far from being a reclusive scholar.

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  9. Afghan military counter-attacks Taliban in northern Kunduz provinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | UPI

    Afghanistan 's military is counter-attacking Taliban positions after the militants recently overran a district in the country's northern Kunduz province, according to reports. Officials say Taliban forces took the Chardara district after hours of fighting that left 12 soldiers dead and 17 wounded.

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  10. Attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity; US report warns 100,000 died in 14-year warRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Nanaimo Daily News

    Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by a U.S. university warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. Tuesday's attack took place in the Zari district of northern Balkh province at 2 a.m., when gunmen burst into the workers' rooms as they slept, said Abdul Basset Ayni, director of the province's rural development department.

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  11. Afghan warlord's anger at being 'sidelined' by GhaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Nation

    Ismail Khan played a major role in Afghanistan's struggle against Soviet occupation, but the powerful warlord now accuses his country's government of sidelining him just as it faces up to the Taliban's obstinate insurgency. Khan was once one of the most important commanders of the "mujahideen" fighters who battled to expel the Soviets from Afghanistan in the 1980s.

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  12. President Ghani is trusting Pakistan more: Afghan warlordRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Nation

    Ismail Khan played a major role in Afghanistan's struggle against Soviet occupation, but the powerful warlord now accuses his country's government of sidelining him just as it faces up to the Taliban's obstinate insurgency. Khan was once one of the most important commanders of the "mujahideen" fighters who battled to expel the Soviets from Afghanistan in the 1980s.

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  13. 13:02 Millions of U.S. dollars may have gone to 'ghost schools' in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | AkiPress

    Nils Kauffman, who served as an education officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Afghanistan, said he noticed irregularities at a vocational training institute the agency was funding during his visits to its campus in downtown Kabul in 2012 and 2013. He recalls being surprised not to see any students in the institute's laboratories, where volt meters and scientific equipment remained in their original packaging.

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  14. Af-Pak: President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Shadow over AfghanistanRead the original story

    Monday Jun 15 | Hard News

    Ghani's genuflections before Pakistan's military leadership, and his numerous significant concessions to Pakistan have incensed and disturbed Afghans across the country, resentful of Pakistan since its inception Shrinivasrao S Sohoni Delhi Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, sensing his position is precarious, has for the past fortnight been in frantic damage-control mode. Ghani's genuflections before Pakistan's military leadership, and his numerous significant concessions to Pakistan have incensed and disturbed Afghans across the country, resentful of Pakistan since its inception.

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  15. Militants attack Afghan police post, kill 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    A group of armed insurgents attacked a police post in southern Afghanistan, killing 17 officers and wounding two others, an official said Saturday. The attack happened around 11 p.m. Friday in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province, according to Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

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  16. Afghan forces kill 46 Taliban militants: Defense MinistryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Al Bawaba

    Afghan security forces have killed at least 46 Taliban militants in the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Afghan security forces have killed at least 46 Taliban militants and wounded over 36 others in the past 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry says.

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  17. Afghan teachers fight for their rightsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Dear Kitty

    Teachers in Afghanistan have been on strike for ten days at schools in the capital city of Kabul and several provinces around the country. They are demanding increased pay, and protesting the government's reneging on promises to provide teachers with plots of land and loans to build their homes.

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  18. Taliban admit holding informal Afghan talks in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    In this Thursday, May 21, 2015 file photo, local militia group fighters walk past a building torched by Taliban fighters at Talawka village in Kunduz province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. AP Photo The Taliban on June 5 admitted taking part in informal talks in Norway with an Afghan delegation, reportedly made up of women, signalling a nascent dialogue despite an escalating militant offensive.

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  19. Afghans In 'Informal' Talks With Taliban In NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Weekday Magazine

    A group of Afghan politicians and civil society members, including several women, have been holding talks with representatives of the Taliban in Norway. A Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman told RFE/RL in an e-mail that the participants are attending the "informal discussion" in their individual capacities while expressing their personal views.

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  20. .com | Taliban talk women's rights in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | News24

    Members of Afghanistan's Taliban are in Norway for informal talks with representatives of Afghan society, the Norwegian government said Thursday, in a new sign of a nascent dialogue. "We can confirm that Norway is hosting informal discussions with a number of Afghans from varied political backgrounds.

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