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4 min ago | Reuters

Taliban debate merits of Islamic State's caliphate announcement

The Afghan Taliban have urged Muslims to avoid extremism and remain united, a message apparently aimed at the Islamic State , which recently declared an Islamic caliphate in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

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4 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Roadside bombing kills 7 Afghan police officers

Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of Ghor province, said Friday that the blast struck the officers as they traveled in Charsada district.

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4 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill 13

In the western province of Ghor, seven police officers died in the roadside bombing Thursday in Charsada district, provincial Gov. Sayed Anwar Rahmati said.

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4 hrs ago | ABC News

Separate Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan Kill 13

A roadside bombing targeting police officers and an attack on a convoy of de-miners killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan, authorities said Friday, separate attacks blamed on the Taliban ahead of foreign troops withdrawing from the country.

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7 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Montgomery Advertiser

Richard David Malloey, center, in Afghanistan

Prattville soldier home from Afghanistan Prattville's Richard David Mallory recently returned from Afghanistan Check out this story on montgomeryadvertiser.com: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/progress-millbrook/2014/07/10/soldier-comes-home/12481369/ Richard David Mallory's mother Brenda said she counted the months, weeks and ... (more)

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The Lebanon Daily News

10 Things to Know for Friday

In this photo taken July 1, 2014, two-year-old Adriana Ortez holds her stuffed animal, as she and her mother, Dayana Ortez, of El Salvador, wait to board a bus leaving the city bus station in McAllen, Texas.

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Daily Times

Afghanistan at a - critical moment' in transition: US : July 11, 2014,

Fears have grown that Afghanistan could see a return to the ethnic bloodshed of its 1992-1996 civil war in the aftermath of the June 14 run-off vote.

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The Washington Post

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year.

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Bradenton.com

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

This June 14, 2014 file photo shows an Afghan election worker counting ballots at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Military brass backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant who was a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years.

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The Leaf-Chronicle

Pentagon decries new Bergdahl photo as propaganda

WASHINGTON a?? The photo of a smiling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posted to a Twitter account by a Taliban sympathizer is being dismissed by the Pentagon as "100% propaganda."

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Lifestyles

Tug-of-war between minister, military brass delayed Afghanistan memorial date

A memorial for Canadians killed in Afghanistan is making its way across Canada this summer and fall, but only after a drawn-out struggle inside the department over how and when to commemorate the mission.

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Tri-cityherald.com

A rare look inside Pakistan's militant haven

The destroyed buildings were testament to the ferocity of a government operation to clear this area in northwestern Pakistan of extremists.

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Weekday Magazine

Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards In Afghan Election Crisis

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he won the election and he will "not accept a fraudulent result, not today, not tomorrow, never."

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Reuters

Taliban kill six de-miners in western Afghanistan

The Taliban shot and killed six people working for a demining company in western Afghanistan, police said on Thursday, a day after the United Nations said the number of civilian casualties in the country jumped by a quarter in the first half of 2014.

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The Peninsula

Militants kill four deminers in Afghanistan

KABUL: The anti-government armed militants have killed at least four deminers in western Herat province of Afghanistan, according to reports.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Foreign Policy

Over 30 Dead in Kandahar Attacks; UN Tribunal Rules for Bangladesh;...

On Wednesday, militants attacked the governor's house and a police headquarters in Kandahar City; more than 30 people on all sides died in the attack according to Dawa Khan Menapal, the provincial police spokesman.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Obama Reached Out to Both Afghan Presidential Candidates

President Obama spoke with both Afghan presidential candidates on Tuesday to discuss the controversial election and the need for calm and political dialogue.

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The Long War Journal

Taliban seize district in central Afghanistan, launch suicide assault in Kandahar

The Taliban launched two major attacks in central and southern Afghanistan today, overrunning a provincial center in Ghor province and launching a suicide assault on government buildings in the capital of Kandahar.

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