Afghanistan Newswire (Page 5)

Afghanistan Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Afghanistan. (Page 5)

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  1. Women's boxing coach forced to flee from Taliban, fights to make a new lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    ... in boxing. He left behind a wife and four children, a career as a boxing coach and a dream of helping women in Afghanistan aspire to something more than life as second-class citizens. After the fall of the Taliban, Sharif helped introduce dozens of ...

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  2. Taliban 'very interested' in debate, watched from secret locationRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Hill

    But because the candidates did not once mention a plan for Afghanistan after President Obama leaves office, Mujahid said the insurgents heard little of interest. "There's nothing of interest to us in the debate, as both of them said little about Afghanistan and their future plans for the country," Mujahid told NBC.

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  3. What the debaters failed to sayRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

    The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had plenty of energy and substance when it came to issues of the economy and trade, but it did not have enough substance when it came to the key issue of how the president will act as commander in chief. Consider that the word "Afghanistan" went unmentioned, except for Clinton briefly citing the war as an example of NATO cooperation.

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  4. Afghan Forces Struggle in Increasingly Deadly FightRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Afghan National Army soldiers stand in formation following weeks of heavy clashes with Taliban fighters in Dahna-e-Ghori district, Baghlan province, Afghanistan, Mar. 15, 2016. Ja Jaan, a member of the Afghan national police, was traveling home from his job in the provincial capital of southern Uruzgan province to spend a few days off with his family when he came under attack from the Taliban.

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  5. Taliban declares Trump a 'non-serious' candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    ... jihadist group responsible for the deaths of thousands of Afghanis, has been fighting to regain control of Afghanistan since losing power in 2001. Since the 1990s, the Taliban has used a campaign of violence, starvation and rape to maintain control ...

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  6. A first: ICC sentences Islamist rebel to nine years for Timbuktu antiquities destructionRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    ... but have attracted increasing international outrage after the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001 and, more recently, Islamic State jihadis smashed monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra. Those acts have not been ...

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  7. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi Sentenced to Prison for Destroying ShrinesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | News Max

    ... noted. Bensouda also compared the Timbuktu attacks with the Taliban's wrecking of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001. "(They) were an integral part of the religious life of its inhabitants and constitute a common heritage for the ...

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  8. Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwatersRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    ... behind a barrier, during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army, in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Iowa's second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of the barriers that were widely used to protect ...

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  9. The Taliban Was Disappointed in the First Presidential DebateNot enough talk about Afghanistan.Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | New York Magazine

    ... soldiers to gather in a "secret location" for a viewing party, were disappointed there was no discussion of Afghanistan, a spokesman for the group told NBC News . "There [was] nothing of interest to us in the debate as both of them said little about ...

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  10. At least 12 Afghan soldiers die in 'insider attack'Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    At least 12 Afghan soldiers have been killed at a checkpoint in a Taliban attack that was facilitated by two of the victims' comrades in northern Kunduz province. Mahmood Danish, the Kunduz governor's spokesman, said on Tuesday the two soldiers helped the insurgents enter the base and then joined them in attacking their colleagues as they slept.

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  11. In Timbuktu, a nine-year jail sentence for destroying ancient shrinesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Christian Science Monitor

    ... sites has attracted international alarm. In 2001, the Taliban blew up two monumental Buddha structures in Afghanistan. IS extremists more recently destroyed cultural sites in Syria and Iraq including in Palmyra. The international community has tried ...

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  12. 5 defense issues that Clinton and Trump did not discuss during their debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... related to the defense and national security of the United States that did not come up at all. The future of Afghanistan Next month, the United States will mark the 15th anniversary of military operations in the country where the Sept. 11, 2001, ...

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  13. 12 Afghan soldiers killed during sleep in - insider attack'27-Sep-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Times

    KUNDUZ: As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called "insider attack". Two soldiers with suspected links to the Taliban fled and joined the insurgents after carrying out the attack overnight, said Sher Aziz Kamawal, a senior police commander in Kunduz.

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  14. Extremist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    ... but have attracted increasing international outrage after the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001 and, more recently, IS extremists smashed monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra. Those actions do not fall under the ...

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  15. 5 defense issues not discussed during Clinton-Trump debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    ... chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that 10 percent of Afghanistan is now under the control of the Taliban, and an additional 20 percent is contested by it. Dunford described the conflict between ...

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  16. More needs to be done to end deadly attacks on medical facilities: MSFRead the original story

    Yesterday | Xinhuanet

    Doctors Without Borders urged states on Tuesday to protect access to medical care in conflicts after releasing findings of attacks on two medical facilities run or supported by the charity in war-torn Yemen. "Whilst there are significant differences in the circumstances surrounding each incident, in both cases, the bombings hit fully functioning health facilities and the protected nature of the medical mission was not respected," MSF said in a statement ahead of a United Nations Security Council session on the protection of medical missions.

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  17. Two soldiers poison, open fire on sleeping 13 fellow troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    Thirteen Afghan army soldiers were killed in their sleep after two fellow soldiers poisoned them and later opened fire on them in Afghanistan's embattled northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday. Gen. Dawlat Wazir, the spokesman for the ministry of defence said the ministry has launched an investigation into the incident.

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  18. Pakistan Steps Up Outpost Building on Afghan Border to Plug Illegal CrossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    ... it has completed construction of "20 percent" of outposts being established along a largely porous border with Afghanistan, and called for the strife-torn country to take matching steps for deterring terrorist infiltration. The two uneasy neighbors ...

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  19. International court convicts Islamist militant for destroying historical sites in TimbuktuRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... have destroyed antiquities in many other places, including the Taliban's dynamiting of Buddhist statues in Afghanistan in 2001. But the latest prosecution is the first by the international court to assess such acts as war crimes, experts say. Among ...

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  20. 'A Kingdom of their Own' tries to make sense of Afghanistan and the KarzaisRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Christian Science Monitor

    Washington Post journalist Joshua Partlow takes a deeper look at Afghanistan, the Karzai clan, and their complex relationship to the United States. If you want to know why the United States is still in Afghanistan nearly 15 years on, and why its forces, together with Afghan allies, could not defeat a dirt bike-riding cadre of 35,000 or so rebels, Joshua Partlow has some insights to share.

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