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"Afghanistan is a tribal country. You need to know the people. You need to know the locals. You need to know the tribal leaders.
The Afghan government said most of the opiate produced within the country is being sold in the global drug market, with Russia and Pakistan absorbing much of those exports.
PEORIA - If you had told Brian Rezac 10 years ago that he'd be playing ping pong in Kabul, Afghanistan, with fellow Americans and Afghan pilots, he'd have ...
One need make no apologies for borrowing from old speeches in describing the current conflict in Afghanistan as a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing. Unlike the circumstances in which ... The U.S.-led intervention in ...
"Afghanistan is a tribal country. You need to know the people. You need to know the locals. You need to know the tribal leaders.
Seven months after an insurgent attack shattered their oasis in one of the world's most turbulent capitals, students are expected to return to classes Saturday at a more heavily secured American University of Afghanistan. While the main campus that ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A State Department official says the United States won't attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia. The reasons: The U.S. wasn't consulted before receiving the invitation and doesn't know Russia's ...
Three-year-old Fatima, one of the alleged civilian casualties in the 2010 Afghanistan raid by NZ SAS soldiers. Image: Hit & Run.
In a report published on Thursday, Save The Children said that more than 400,000 children in Afghanistan, more than 1,100 a day, might not attend classes, citing a growing instability in the country and a spike in forced returns from Pakistan.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the start of the new school year, Danish said: "64 percent of people (in Afghanistan) over the age of 15 are illiterate". He said the country needs to fight this phenomenon but added that people were now sending their ...
Sayed Jamal Mubarez, from Afghanistan's long-marginalised Hazara ethnic minority, won viewers over with lyrics capturing both the hope and despair of young people living through a war against Taliban militants now in its sixteenth year. Afghan Star ...
Coinciding with drought, that had devastating environmental consequences. Wetlands dried up, leading to mass migration of people living there. In 2001, after the overthrow of the Taliban, Iran asked the UN to get Afghanistan to release the water.
"For the American people to understand, kind of, how we went out on our mission that was extended for weeks and months," he said, adding that they did it all without body armor or Tactical Vehicles, living with Afghan partners and following an Afghan plan.
But he clarified there was no reason for either him or the Defence Force to suspect there were civilian deaths at the time, and that the people killed in the raid were "moving towards the New Zealanders on the ground". "And I knew of course that the ...
About two-thirds of Afghan asylum seekers will have their initial request for asylum to the UK rejected because the Home Office considers Afghanistan a safe country to return people to. But it has grown more dangerous by the year since the ...
He says the statement "makes it clear that the allegations have been looked into previously by the Afghan government and the Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, and they're satisfied that New Zealand Defence personnel acted according to the rules of ...
And this year, there are also creeping suspicions among some in Afghanistan that the governments in Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are dealing with people in Afghanistan whom the Afghan government considers the enemy. It's a chaotic situation that ...
The United Nations reports humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan are deteriorating, with children at great risk of dying at an early age from lack of health care and proper nutrition.
A week after the 9/11 attacks on New York, when President George W Bush made the case for going to war, he told America that the crucible of terror was Afghanistan, where the Taliban regime gave al Qaeda safe haven. "It [the Taliban] is threatening ...
Kandahar, Afghanistan - At least four and possibly as many as 14 members of a militia belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency were killed in a suicide car bombing at their base in the southern province of Helmand, Afghan officials said on Tuesday.
"On the eve of this important day, the UN family in Afghanistan expresses hope that the year ahead brings peace to the Afghan people, who deserve a future free from conflict and filled with hope," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's ...
Claims of sightings of Chinese military vehicles in the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow strip of territory in northeastern Afghanistan that extends to the Chinese border, have been circulating since late last year. But it was only after a People's ...
An 18-year-old female novice singer and a 23-year old barber-turned-rapper are the unlikely finalists of a televised talent contest providing Afghans a welcome distraction from the daily bloodshed in their country.
London, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Afghan woman who has worked as a civil servant, campaigner, management consultant and poet in both Afghanistan and Britain has been recognised for her work to empower women and create jobs. Seema Ghani ...
In response, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said it stood by an investigation carried out by "a joint Afghan Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) assessment team, in accordance with ISAF ...
Afghanistan's Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Sayed Saadat Mansour Naderi, and the Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, Yao Jing, signed a contract on 16 March for construction to start on 1,400 apartments in the capital, Kabul. China will ...
The statement said that, while the government had evidence that "anti-Pakistan elements" were present on Afghan soil, keeping the border closed was against the interests of ordinary people. "We hope that the Afghan government will take all necessary ...
A member of the U.S. military stands guard in July 2016 during a graduation ceremony for Afghan troops in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province. (Abdul Khaliq / Associated ... Spicer referred to some of the people reportedly being ...
Three U.S. Army soldiers were shot and wounded on Sunday when an Afghan Army soldier opened fire on them inside a base located in southern Helmand province.
Travel ban leaves Brenau Afghan student unsure of plans ... While Afghanistan is not on the list of nations under the ban, the executive order bars travelers from entering the United States for 90 days from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya ...
In the Afghan capital, Kabul, there's still widespread shock and anger at the brutal militant attack last week on the city's main military hospital.
But even Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan and one-time ally of the United States, believes that enough is enough.
Kabul - Afghan authorities have detained 24 people in connection with what appears to have been an insider attack on a military hospital in Kabul last week, including some of the staff, officials said on Wednesday.
A ceremony unveiling a monument dedicated to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was unveiled by the Queen a few days ago. She paid tribute to the military who ...
"People have to understand that corruption isn't about just money," said Sopko, who heads corruption watchdog Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), the watchdog for the $113 billion that the U.S. has given the country. "It's ...
"The Islamic Emirate - as a representative of the Mujahid Afghan nation and martyrdom-loving people of Kunduz - in response to the irrational comments of General Nicholson declares that you do not have the capacity to talk to the Mujahideen because ...
Amman, March 9 (Petra) - Jordan on Thursday strongly condemned the bomb blast that ripped through a wedding party Wednesday night in Tikrit, northern Iraq, and resulted in killing and injuring tens of innocent people. State Minister for Media Affairs ...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The top US military commander for the Middle East warned on Thursday (March 9) that the United States would need more troops on the ground in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taleban. General Joseph Votel, who heads US Central ...
Last April, Mohammad Farid Hamidi, Afghanistan's 49-year-old attorney general, made an unprecedented pledge: From eight in the morning until eight in the evening each Monday, he would meet with anyone seeking legal counsel.
A memorial dedicated to those who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars has been unveiled by the Queen in central London on Thursday.
Pakistan, which shares the 2,200 kilometer (1,375 mile) long border with Afghanistan, initially shut all the border crossings after a string of militant attacks in the country last month killed over 125 people. Islamabad has accused Kabul of failing to ...
An Afghan refugee in a makeshift tent on the outskirts of Jalalabad, a city in eastern Afghanistan. ... The harsh reality is that so many other Afghan refugees are returning from Pakistan the labour market is simply flooded with more people than there ...
Security forces inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. gunmen stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding more than 60, setting ...
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day's other news: Heavily armed gunmen disguised in white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, and killed at least 30 people. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Footage from the scene showed ...
More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say. militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then ...
Of course, whatever policy Trump selects will have its greatest impact outside of Washington - on American soldiers tasked with what has devolved into a self-perpetuating nation-building endeavor, and on the American people, who have long since soured ...
The temporary opening was for people who had travelled for medical, work and business purposes but were left stranded, according to Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal. "Many people were running out of money and were in a miserable state ...


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