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Afghan presidential rivals sign power-sharing agreement – USA TODAY


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Afghan presidential rivals sign power-sharing agreement
USA TODAY
KABUL — Afghanistan's two presidential contenders signed an unprecedented power-sharing agreement Sunday, ending a drawn-out political standoff and setting the stage for a U.S. troop commitment past this year. The agreement names Ashraf Ghani …
Afghanistan election commission names Ahmadzai winner hours after rivals sign Fox News
Ashraf Ghani Is Named President of Afghanistan by Elections PanelNew York Times
Ghani, Abdullah agree to share power in Afghanistan as election stalemate endsWashington Post
Voice of America -Reuters
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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 3:23 pm

Why Afghanistan’s ‘Underground Girls’ Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys – NPR


Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys
NPR
In many families of Afghanistan, the birth of a girl is mourned. While boys are seen as blessings, girls are considered burdens and forced to live a strict life of limited options. They can't leave the house alone; they're not educated; and they're

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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:28 am

Afghanistan awaits promised deal, poll results – Deutsche Welle


Afghanistan awaits promised deal, poll results
Deutsche Welle
Afghanistan awaits promised deal, poll results. Final results of Afghanistan's June election are due to be issued Sunday amid claims that the presidential rivals have struck a power-sharing deal. Aides to Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah say they are

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:30 am

Afghanistan power-sharing deal struck – euronews


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Afghanistan power-sharing deal struck
euronews
The bitter dispute over Afghanistan's presidential election is expected to be settled on Sunday (21 September) with the announcement of the final results. A signing ceremony on the formation of a unity government is also set to be held in Kabul. The

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:20 am

US quietly releases 14 Pakistani detainees from Afghanistan jail – The Guardian


The Guardian

US quietly releases 14 Pakistani detainees from Afghanistan jail
The Guardian
The United States has quietly released 14 Pakistani citizens from military detention in Afghanistan, where the US holds its most secret cohort of detainees in its war on terrorism. The US military transferred the 14 to Pakistani government custody on
14 Pakistanis freed from US custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison: lawyersReuters
14 Pakistani Detainees Released From Bagram Prison Afghanistan By USInternational Business Times
14 Pakistanis repatriated after being released from Bagram prison in AfghanistanThe Express Tribune
Zee News
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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 2:40 am

Afghanistan presidential candidates strike power-sharing deal – The Guardian


The Guardian

Afghanistan presidential candidates strike power-sharing deal
The Guardian
The rival candidates in Afghanistan's messy election for a new president finally struck a power-sharing deal on Saturday, aides said, after more than two months of tension over a vote in which each side accused the other of fraud. The crisis has

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 11:40 pm

Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says – The Guardian


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Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says
The Guardian
The memory of Afghanistan's first female police officer has been desecrated by the Palmer United party's senator Jacqui Lambie and others, a photographer says. Canadian Lana Slezic is outraged to learn that her photograph of Afghanistan's lieutenant …
PUP senator Jacqui Lambie stands by 'ban the burka' Facebook post, says she ABC Online

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Posted on 20 September 2014 | 4:25 am

Soldier with Mass. ties killed in Afghanistan – Boston Globe


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Soldier with Mass. ties killed in Afghanistan
Boston Globe
Major Michael Donahue. A soldier with Massachusetts ties was killed in action in Afghanistan Tuesday. Major Michael J. Donahue, 41, a 1990 graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, was a paratrooper who had been stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. …
Navy Reservist killed in Afghanistan was from ReynoldsburgColumbus Dispatch
Licking County reservist killed in AfghanistanThe Newark Advocate
Wellston HS Grad Killed in Afghanistan; Life Honored in His HometownWSAZ-TV
Chillicothe Gazette -My Fox Boston -CBS Local
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 3:43 pm

Afghanistan asks Washington for $537 million bailout – Fox News


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Afghanistan asks Washington for $537 million bailout
Fox News
The bailout request comes just a little less than four months after President Obama said, “The bottom line is, it's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”.
Afghanistan: 'Broke and Needs a $537 Million Bailout'The Weekly Standard (blog)

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 3:35 pm

In Brutal Year, 7th Journalist Is Killed in Afghanistan – New York Times


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In Brutal Year, 7th Journalist Is Killed in Afghanistan
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan woman has become the seventh journalist killed in Afghanistan so far this year, an Afghan media group said Wednesday, adding to a toll that has already made 2014 by far the deadliest year for the news media here since …
Another Journalist Murdered As Afghanistan Faces Its Deadliest Reporting Huffington Post
Female journalist brutally murdered in northern AfghanistanKhaama Press
Female Student Killed In North AfghanistanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:22 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Afghanistan declares Ghani Ahmadzai as president-elect

Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Sunday declared Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new president, an official said.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 2:46 pm

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 2:05 pm

Afghanistan: UN welcomes signing of agreement on unity government

After months of uncertainty, the United Nations has welcomed the agreement signed today by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a government of national unity as an important step to move the country towards a period of stability.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 1:49 pm

Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave. Ashraf Ghani, a former finance minister who will be named president, embraced rival Abdullah Abdullah after they signed the …

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 12:37 pm

Afghanistan presidential candidates sign power-sharing deal, ending election

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 12:06 pm

Afghanistan presidential candidates to sign power sharing deal 3 months after disputed runoff

The spokesman for Afghanistan's president says that the nation's two presidential candidates are set to sign a power-sharing deal nearly three months after a disputed runoff vote.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:09 am

Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign deal for power-sharing government

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 5:16 am

Afghanistan election results announced Sunday. Will they matter?

Nearly six months after Afghans initially cast their ballots, final, audited results will be announced Sunday for the presidential elections. Despite the recount, high-stakes negotiations are expected to settle the country's power structure.

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 4:03 pm

Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh , young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 12:01 pm

Afghanistan: 6 killed in blast outside mosque

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A police spokesman in Afghanistan says a bomb blast killed six people and wounded 12 shortly after they left a mosque following Friday prayers.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 10:31 am