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3 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Army to return armored plate to Maine soldier it saved

Staff Sgt. Matthew Hermanson, 22, shown here in Afghanistan in 2010, died after being shot in Wardak province, but stayed on the radio throughout the fight while wounded.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Portland, ME, Westbrook, ME, South Portland, ME

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Pakistana s hidden hand in Afghanistan war

In 2012, I rode in a white Toyota Corolla past upscale villas and cafes to the outskirts of Islamabad, arriving at a hidden complex that was home to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence , the country's chief intelligence agency.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Pakistan, Opinion, US Politics, US News

Stars and Stripes

Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks

A top Taliban commander in the midst of peace negotiations with the Afghan government has been detained in the United Arab Emirates, according to Afghan officials, which thwarts long-term reconciliation efforts between insurgents and President Hamid Karzai's government.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Hamid Karzai

Common Dreams

Inside Attacks, American-Style

Staff Sgt. John Robertson waits in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates on April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, World News, Asia, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

Attack on AP journalists in Afghanistan rekindles a daughtera s pain

Tracee Herbaugh, with her mother, Sharon Herbaugh, at Parkview Elementary School in Lamar, Colo., during a presentation Sharon gave on foreign correspondents in 1990.

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Emirates News Agency

U.A.E.-funded food programme in Afghanistan adds iodine to salt to reduce deaths

WAM KABUL, April 17th 2014 -- A large-scale Food Fortification Programme in Afghanistan, funded by the U.A.E.'s Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and implemented by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition , is providing iodine to 29 salt factories in Afghanistan in an effort to reduce deaths and disabilities associated with nutritional ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food

Brandon Sun

Six CF-18s headed to Poland to bolster NATO forces response to Ukraine

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks over a map with the Chief of Defence Staff General Thomas Lawson before announcing Canada will send six CF-18 fighter jets to the eastern Europe as part of a NATO mission during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Stephen Harper, Asia, US Military, US Air Force

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Indian Express

India to pay Russia for arms, ammo it sells to Afghanistan

Ahead of NATO troops downsizing their presence in Afghanistan, India has firmed up a far-reaching deal with Russia to supply arms to the troubled country under which New Delhi will pay for the military equipment that will be sourced from Moscow.

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Newsday

Mostafa terror trial kicks off opening arguments

Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, shown in this file photo, lost both his arms and an eye while fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Bly, OR

MilitaryCity.com

Marines pull out of Afghanistan's Nimroz province

Earlier this month, the Marine Corps quietly took leave of Nimroz province, consolidating its operations in Afghanistan to a single province and completing another chapter in its drawdown efforts.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Asia, World News

Real Clear Politics

Taliban Win in Afghanistan Bad for Pakistan, Too

As the world awaits the outcome of the Afghan elections and the beginning of NATO withdrawal, it's generally assumed that Pakistan would welcome Taliban victory in post-2014 Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Asia, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Common Dreams

Has Afghanistan Turned a Political Corner?

Young voters in Jalalabad show off the ink on their fingers as a mark that they voted.

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Al Bawaba

Get it Afghanistan! Dubai headquartered satellite TV channels entertain a war torn region

When Afghanistan is mentioned, "satellite TV" is perhaps the last thing on anybody's mind.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Economist

America in Afghanistan: Misjudgments

The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 . By Carlotta Gall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 329 pages; $28.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf,

The Daily Star

Afghan police deny that shooting of female MP was political

A burqa-clad Afghan pedestrian walks down an alley in the old part of Herat on April 16, 2014.

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Common Dreams

US Air Strike Killed Civilians: Afghan Officials

Afghan men carry the coffin of a civilian, allegedly killed in a NATO air strike, on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on October 5, 2013.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Hamid Karzai, US News, Liberal Political News

MilitaryCity.com

Afghanistan election results increase chance U.S. will stay

Afghan election workers carry ballot boxes and election materials on donkeys to deliver to polling stations in Dara-e-Noor district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 4, in advance of elections that took place the next day.

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The Wichita Eagle

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

Earlier reports had said that Koofi was shot by unidentified gunmen, raising speculation of another attack on an official.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Wichita, KS

The Washington Post

Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall amid tenuous political transition

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Andover Advertiser

MPs condemn Helmand base security

British commanders have been accused by MPs of complacency over a Taliban attack on the main UK base in Afghanistan in which two US marines were killed and more than a dozen other personnel injured.

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Related Topix: Asia, World News

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