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

3 hrs ago | The Independent

We cannot still ignore the perils of intervention

'In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne," said Paul Claudel, the French poet, dramatist and ambassador to the United States in the early 1930s.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Asia, Syria,

7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends lead over rival for presidency as ballot count continues

On Sunday, the Afghan Independent Election Commission announced the results from 40 percent of the ballots.


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

11 hrs ago | Free Republic

Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Asia, OSHA

13 hrs ago | Big News

Taliban creates joyless cinema-society in Pakistan

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Related Topix: Asia, World News, Pakistan,

17 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

21 hrs ago | CBC News

Kandahar to Carleton U.: Afghan woman's risky pursuit of education

As a teenager, Maryam Sahar Naqibullah attended this school in the Afghan desert and was the only female interpreter for the Canadian forces in Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Asia, World News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Obama Has No Plan in Afghanistan and the War Against Al Qaeda

The US commander of the ISAF coalition in Afghanistan, General Jospeh Dunford USMC, recently stated: "We are not leaving.


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

Cactus Thorns

Jeffrey Sachs: A Better Strategy for Afghanistan

"We will spend around $100 billion in 2010 on the military approach compared with just $2 billion or so on economic development in Afghanistan, a 50-to-1 ratio."


Related Topix: Asia, World News

The Badger Herald Online

Time magazine photojournalist details time spent in Afghanistan

Robert Nickelsberg , a photojournalist who has worked with Time magazine for more than 25 years, spoke Thursday night about his experiences covering Afghanistan for almost three decades.


Related Topix: Asia

The Washington Post

In Afghanistan, losing candidates could decide president

Some of the influential politicians who competed in Afghanistan's recent - but still undecided - presidential election have begun to accept their failure to win.


Related Topix: World News, Asia,

Nerve News

Six Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan blast

Six Taliban insurgents were killed Saturday in a blast in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, police said.


Related Topix: Asia, World News,

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Lamar, CO,

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)


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.


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.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, India,


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.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Bly, OR