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Queen strips Army hero of Military Cross Afghanistan report was ‘sexed up’ – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Queen strips Army hero of Military Cross Afghanistan report was 'sexed up'
Daily Mail
An army officer is to be stripped of his gallantry medal after it was revealed that senior officers had exaggerated his bravery. Captain William Boreham, 35, was awarded the Military Cross for rescuing an injured comrade trapped in a deadly Afghanistan …

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 9:55 pm

Dozens Of IS Militants Killed In Afghanistan – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


The Indian Express

Dozens Of IS Militants Killed In Afghanistan
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Dozens of suspected Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan. At least 40 suspected IS fighters were killed in clashes with Afghan security forces on June 24 in the eastern province of Nangarhar, located along
30 ISIS militants' alongwith three civilians killed in clashes in AfghanistanThe Indian Express
At Least 30 Daesh Militants, Three Civilians Killed in Eastern AfghanistanSputnik International
ISIS fighters kidnap 30 including women in East of AfghanistanKhaama Press (press release) (blog)
Xinhua –Tasnim News Agency (press release) –Virginian-Pilot
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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 6:08 pm

Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses – RAWA News


RAWA News

Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses
RAWA News
The incident earlier this month was the latest attack on a dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan, a deeply conservative Muslim country struggling with growing insecurity caused by an Islamist insurgency and economic challenges.

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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 5:16 pm

Afghanistan: Where Birth Can Bring Death – RAWA News


RAWA News

Afghanistan: Where Birth Can Bring Death
RAWA News
Girls in Afghanistan risk death during pregnancy and childbirth. (Photo: AP). Local health care officials acknowledge the severity of the situation, but argue there is little they can do. Out of Paktika's 22 districts, only six have even minimal

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 4:47 pm

India must help Afghanistan build its military might to counter bullying Pakistan – The New Indian Express


The New Indian Express

India must help Afghanistan build its military might to counter bullying Pakistan
The New Indian Express
Afghanistan has never recognised the Durand Line that separates it from the Pashtun areas of Pakistan, taking it to be an imperial construct designed to divide the nomadic tribes. Traditionally, they have freely moved across this border, whose porosity

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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 4:32 pm

Afghanistan name Lalchand Rajput, ex-India batsman, as new coach – BBC Sport


BBC Sport

Afghanistan name Lalchand Rajput, ex-India batsman, as new coach
BBC Sport
Afghanistan have named ex-India batsman Lalchand Rajput as Inzamam-ul-Haq's successor as national team coach. Rajput, 54, is reported to have beaten ex-Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf and former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs to the …
Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput named Afghanistan coachESPNcricinfo.com
Lalchand Rajput appointed head coach of AfghanistanCricbuzz
Lalchand Rajput appointed Afghanistan cricket coachTimes of India
India Today –Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 12:45 pm

Former US Envoys Urge Obama to Delay Troop Cuts in Afghanistan – Voice of America


Voice of America

Former US Envoys Urge Obama to Delay Troop Cuts in Afghanistan
Voice of America
Three former U.S. envoys to Afghanistan called on the Obama administration this week not to cut U.S. troop levels in that country next year, even as the White House indicated that it remains committed to doing just that. Dan Feldman, James Dobbins and
Pentagon acknowledges new airstrikes in AfghanistanUSA TODAY
Pentagon confirms airstrikes in Afghanistan under new guidelinesUPI.com
First US raids target Afghan Taliban since Obama orderAljazeera.com
Anadolu Agency –Geo News, Pakistan –Virginian-Pilot
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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 12:26 pm

MOH recipient recalls unit taking back outpost in Afghanistan – Military.com


Military.com

MOH recipient recalls unit taking back outpost in Afghanistan
Military.com
Clint Romesha became a legend in 2009 after he led the charge against a monstrous Taliban attack in Afghanistan, rallying his fellow soldiers to regain control of their camp after it had been overrun by more than 300 insurgents. In 2013, President

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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 11:46 am

Nepali workers in Afghanistan wish to leave country if security not ensured – The Indian Express


The Indian Express

Nepali workers in Afghanistan wish to leave country if security not ensured
The Indian Express
Nepal, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Nepal, Anjuman Camp, Nepal Afghanistan, news, Afghan A Nepalese security guard caught near a suicide attack receives treatment at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nepali migrant workers in Afghanistan say they will …
Will leave Afghanistan if our security not ensured: NepalisKathmandu Post
Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and LibyaJagran Josh
Nepali migrants banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and SyriaThomson Reuters Foundation
The Daily Star
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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 8:09 am

A Broken Promise in Afghanistan – New York Times


New York Times

A Broken Promise in Afghanistan
New York Times
Stanley A. McChrystal, have sent urgent pleas to Congress. Our current commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson, has warned congressional leadership that breaking our promise “could have grave consequences for these individuals and bolster …

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Posted on 23 June 2016 | 7:21 am