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News on Afghanistan continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

59 min ago | 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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59 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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National Public Radio

Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain.

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Truthdig

Bush Trifecta Lands on Obama: Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan Imploding

President Barack Obama of Hawaii had fondly dreamed of bidding turbulent and unrewarding West Asia farewell and turning the attentions of American diplomacy to East and South East Asia.

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Connecticut Post

UN: Afghan civilian death toll up so far this year

Afghan health workers lift the shrouded body of a child in the hospital after a suicide attack in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Czech Happenings

Czech PM, President praise Czechs killed in Afghanistan

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has praised the heroism of the four Czech soldiers who died in Afghanistan today and President Milos Zeman has expressed his deep respect for their fight against international terrorism.

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Roll Call

Afghanistan Embassy Construction Price Grows by Nearly 25 Percent, Audit Discovers

Afghan policemen keep watch at a check post near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on June, 26. 2013.

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Coast Reporter

Chronology: A look at the long legal odyssey of Canadian-born Omar Khadr

1995: Khadr's father is arrested in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, but is freed after then-prime minister Jean Chretien raises the arrest with Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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The Marion Star

Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement

The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Tuesday that Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.

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USA Today

Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement

The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.

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