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President Bush started with the ferocity of spreading devastation in Afghanistan, then there was talk of nation building of Afghans and formation of a democratic Afghan government, followed again by a 'surge' of US' troops, then there was again the talk / plan of gradual withdrawal of US' troops, and now ...
Corporal Returns From Afghanistan, Finds Franklin Homecoming. army corporal finds homecoming in Franklin after ... The corporal in the New York Army Reserve came back home to Franklin earlier this month from a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan. During his tour, his family moved from New York ...

India and Iran said Saturday that they would step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking, and restoring peace and stability in war-wracked Afghanistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the two countries would also make efforts to improve energy security and ...
Kabul (Pajhwok): Leg-spinner Mujeeb Zadran rewrote history books as Afghanistan routed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah on Friday. Zadran took his maiden five-wicket haul in the match and emerged as the youngest-ever bowler to earn the distinction -- a ...
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert in response to a question that launching such a big demonstration would not destabilize Afghanistan said they are not aware of such protest and that it belongs to Afghanistan's internal issues. "I'm not aware of this demonstration that you're mentioning.
Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan: One wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental sample reported from Hilmand province. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) reported, from Tanganyika province.

Commenting on the claim made by the Iranian military that the US has provided direct assistance to Daesh in Afghanistan, political analyst Ahmad Wahid Mozhda told Sputnik that many Afghan politicians and ordinary Afghans are saying the same thing. According to the observer, the US's likely goal is to ...
Mujeeb Ur Rahman's maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs led Afghanistan to a series-clinching ten-wicket win over Zimbabwe, with one match still left to play. The win confirmed Afghanistan would end the series at No. 10 in the ICC ODI rankings, one place above Zimbabwe. Afghanistan have now won four of ...
More than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in the violent attacks in the war in Afghanistan last year, the United Nations has said. The annual report released on 15 February by the UN's mission in Afghanistan (Unama) showed the figure had dropped by 9% in 2017, compared with the previous year.
In November, the ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, lodged a request to open a formal investigation following a decade-long preliminary investigation into possible international crimes committed in Afghanistan since it became a member of the court in May 2003, as well as to related crimes in other member ...
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan and wants U.S. President Donald Trump to help pay for it. "It won't cost them [the U.S.] much," Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the Bloomberg news agency. "The war is costing them much more." Only a fraction of the wall is ...
Tensions between the United States and Pakistan seemed headed toward the breaking point in recent weeks after President Trump angrily accused the South Asian nation of failing to stamp out anti-American militants there or help the U.S.-led war in neighboring Afghanistan -- charges an irked Islamabad ...
While accurate data on mental health issues are not available in Afghanistan, the World Health Organization estimates more than a million Afghans suffer from depressive disorders and over 1.2 million suffer from anxiety disorders. The WHO says the actual numbers are likely much higher. The mental ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials say two remote-controlled explosions went off during local cricket matches in two different districts of eastern Nangarhar province, killing three players and wounding another six people, including spectators. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, ...
Afghanistan's stability is as much important for India's security concerns as it is for its Eurasian outreach, which has over the past year got a boost through its membership of the Shanghai Cooperative Organisation (SCO), progress in Iran's Chabahar, the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) ...
Anti-Pakistan and anti-Taliban sentiment has since soared in Afghanistan. Afghan officials have also taken a harder line against the Taliban, and rejoiced in Trump's declaration last week that reversed long-standing US policy by ruling out talking to the insurgents, thereby dismissing any chance of a ...
Afghanistan (KTUU) - "You can leave the 'stan, but the 'stan will never leave you. Enjoy your visit." Those were the words Col. Brian Beckno, NATO Resolute Support said to me minutes after arriving at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. At the time, while I had a few ideas, I really didn't know what to expect ...

The U.S. has found itself in a worse position than ever in Afghanistan and has lost out to Russia and its allies in Syria, according to an ex-defense chief. Chuck Hagel, who served as former President Barack Obama's Secretary of Defense from 2013 to 2015, told Defense News on Wednesday that "at some ...
So I propose we declare victory in Afghanistan, bring home our 14,000 troops and hold a victory parade," Paul wrote in an op-ed for Fox News. the White House and Department of Defense have confirmed a Washington Post report that Trump asked military leaders to put together a military parade.
Consider Afghanistan. On Tuesday, a senior Pentagon official told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the war there will cost $45 billion dollars this year. That's more than two thousand war dollars for each parade dollar -- and unlike Afghanistan, the troops participating in the parade won't have to ...
The United States has started shifting combat and intelligence-gathering air assets to Afghanistan as the battle against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group is winding down in Iraq and Syria, a top commander in Afghanistan says. U.S. Air Force Major General James Hecker, speaking to reporters in a video ...
Russia has warned Islamic State is turning northern Afghanistan into a "resting base" of international terrorism and a "bridgehead" for establishing its "destructive" caliphate in the region. The "international wing of Daesh" is spearheading the effort of terrorists spilling over the borders of Syria and Iraq and ...
The B-52 -- a Cold War workhorse -- had recently been modified to carry more munitions, the military said in a statement. The camps in remote Badakhshan Province supported Taliban operations within Afghanistan and by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement -- set up by members of China's minority ...
According to a new report by The Norwegian refugee Council (NRC), 50 people are forced to flee their homes every hour in Afghanistan. war and terror continue to displace millions in Afghanistan. Every day last year, an average of 1,200 people had to flee violence and insecurity. That comes to 50 every ...
"After 17 years in Afghanistan, the situation is worse than it's ever been. I think the American people, the Congress, the United States are going to start asking some pretty good questions," Hagel said. "The American military can't fix the problems in Afghanistan. Poppy production, corruption, tribal decisions, ...
By virtue of their second consecutive triumph over the opposition on Tuesday, Afghanistan have move past Sri Lanka into eighth spot in the T20 rankings. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the national side was asked to bat first after the opposition won the ...
Britain's highest ranking military officer has given an upbeat assessment of the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, despite a recent wave of deadly terrorist attacks. In the first weeks of 2018, more than 100 people have been killed and dozens wounded in violent plots claimed by the Taliban and Islamic ...
Coll, the Pulitzer-winning author of Ghost wars: The secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century, and On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia, brings decades of experience ...
NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (KTUU) - The U.S. invaded Afghanistan more than 16 years ago, as a result of the attacks carried out by the Taliban on 9/11. On the surface, it doesn't look like much has changed. Afghanistan remains a war-torn country, the Taliban is still a threat, and U.S. troops are ...
terrorist attacks by the Taliban in January 2018 have set off alarm bells internationally, with growing doubts about the ability of the Afghan government to exercise even a measure of control over large tracts of the country, including Kabul. The last year was traumatic, with an estimated 30,000 personnel of ...
I am not a film critic. I'm just a guy with a Netflix account and a lot of opinions. I also haven't seen every film and television show about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from start to finish. For example, I only made it about a quarter of the way into Robert Redford's tedious 2007 Iraq war drama Lions for ...
"Why are we still shedding our soldiers' blood for pedophiles?" Jones asked before reading a headline about an inspector general report on the Pentagon's policy on child sexual abuse in Afghanistan. Last month, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction released a previously classified ...
Blood and treasure has been lost, and we have nothing to show we have gained, except we still have trouble with the leaders of Afghanistan having sex with little boys,'" Rep. Walter Jones told Mattis after the North Carolina Republican had recited a series of headlines critical of the war, including reports ...
MOHMAND VALLEY, Nangahar Province, Afghanistan (KTUU) - About 2,100 members of Alaska's Spartan Brigade are assigned to 25 different installations across Afghanistan. Although some are serving at large bases like Bagram Airfield, others are based at far more remote outposts involved in ...
That is the only possible conclusion from the news that the Pentagon, for the first time, is now redacting portions of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) reports detailing yet another few months of fiasco. "This is the first time SIGAR has been specifically instructed not to ...
TACTICAL BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan (KTUU) - At some of the larger U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, a Middle Eastern-style market, called a bazaar, is set up and run by locals to offer troops a taste of the region they're deployed in.
On Sunday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami telephoned his Afghan counterpart, Tariq Shah Bahrami, and warned him Washington is plotting to attempt to "transfer [the] ISIL terrorist group" to Afghanistan. ISIL is another acronym for Islamic State. Speaking in Kabul last month, U.S. ...
America's war in Afghanistan is the longest war the U.S. has ever fought. Beginning a month after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the initial mission was to remove the Taliban from power and destroy the al-Qaida terror network. Now, nearly 17 years later, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll ...
To the Editor: Re "We Can't Win a war We Don't Understand," by Steve Coll (Sunday Review, Jan. 28):. The war in Afghanistan is but one chapter in a century-long struggle across the Muslim world between secular modernizing forces and religious fundamentalists, who are backed by Saudi Arabia and ...
The image, The Hidden Light of Afghanistan, was captured by Polish photographer Monika Bulaj as part of the Aftermath Project, which aims to document the complicated, messy realities of life in the wake of conflict. Bulaj's subjects are the Afghans the west claims it went to war for in 2001 - all the women ...
Heaven knows, even if our politicians and generals don't, that while we haven't conclusively lost the war in Afghanistan, we surely haven't won it. And if we haven't won the war by now, we're surely not going to. This fact was hammered home-- not for the first time-- late last month. In four attacks over just ...
... Afghanistan -- Members of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading Squad visited NATO's Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul on Saturday to perform and meet with troops. It was one of several bases that the group visited in Afghanistan to help boost morale among U.S. and coalition servicemembers.
Kabul, Afghanistan -- The Afghan war takes about five dozen lives a day. Sometimes, the bodies have just one bullet hole. Other times, after intense explosions, there is no body left at all. In between, families receive pieces of flesh and bones in a sealed coffin -- something to help them find closure.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said his government is open to peace talks with armed groups who accept peace but said the door was closed to those who cause tragedies like recent attacks in the capital, Kabul. Two attacks in Kabul that left scores of civilians dead were claimed by Taliban. An attack ...
A series of new attacks in the capital, Kabul, illustrates the volatile situation in Afghanistan, a BBC report reveals the Taliban controls or operates openly in 70% of the country and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Factsheet describes the intensifying conflict Yet, EU Member ...
Kabul [Afghanistan] Feb 3 (ANI): At least nine militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) have been killed during the ongoing Hamza operations in Afghan's eastern Nangarhar province. "The Hamza operations are underway in the restive parts of Nangarhar province in a bid to eliminate the ISIS militants and ...
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (KTUU) - For soldiers from JBER's 4th Brigade (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, there's no such thing as a 9-to-5. Their work day started in September when they deployed to Afghanistan, and it doesn't end for at least nine months, when they're scheduled to return home to Alaska.
21, 2017, President Donald Trump addressed American soldiers and army generals at the Fort Myers military base in Arlington, Virginia, announcing that he was taking a new approach to the war in Afghanistan - the longest war in U.S. history, and its costliest since World War II. Trump said American ...
Bright, busy and colourful, newly digitised pages of Zhvandun magazine - Life in English - reveal the aspirations of Afghanistan's elite during decades of political and social change. It rolled off presses through most of the second half of the 20th Century, mixing articles on global affairs, society and history ...
'Dozens' Of Taliban militants Killed In Southern Afghanistan. Last Updated: ... U.S. President Donald Trump in August unveiled his new strategy for the South Asia region, under which Washington has deployed 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan to train, advise, and assist local security forces, and to carry out ...


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