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UK ends Afghan combat operations – BBC News


Telegraph.co.uk

UK ends Afghan combat operations
BBC News
The last UK base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the control of Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country. The union flag was lowered at Camp Bastion, while Camp Leatherneck – the adjoining US base – was also handed …
Britain's 13-year war in Afghanistan comes to an endTelegraph.co.uk
In pictures: UK troops in Afghanistan 2001-2014BBC News
Britain's War In Afghanistan Comes To An EndSky News
USA TODAY -Haaretz -ITV News
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 9:16 am

The challenges faced by Muslim soldiers in Afghanistan – BBC News


BBC News

The challenges faced by Muslim soldiers in Afghanistan
BBC News
BBC Inside Out looks at the experiences of Muslim soldiers fighting for Britain in Afghanistan. British Muslims who served in Afghanistan say the conflict was not a war against Islam. There are about 700 Muslims serving in the British armed services

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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 9:13 am

Afghanistan Has Not Seen The End Of Civil War – Sky News


Afghanistan Has Not Seen The End Of Civil War
Sky News
Afghanistan Has Not Seen The End Of Civil War. Soviet leaders hoped to restore stability in Afghanistan, but the chaos they unleashed still fuels its internal conflicts today. 15:27, UK, Saturday 25 October 2014. A Soviet tank crosses the Afghanistan

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 8:23 am

War amputees in Afghanistan face harsh lives, discrimination – Washington Post


War amputees in Afghanistan face harsh lives, discrimination
Washington Post
No one knows how many there actually are. Decades of constant conflict have made tallying Afghanistan's war-related amputees — the victims of land mines, unexploded ordnance and roadside bombs — essentially impossible, health officials say. But as

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 7:31 am

IG questions big US spending on TV trucks in Afghanistan to show goat carcass … – Fox News


Fox News

IG questions big US spending on TV trucks in Afghanistan to show goat carcass
Fox News
A U.S. inspector general has flagged a deal in which the State Department appears to have significantly overpaid for TV trucks in Afghanistan and is suggesting somebody cancel the check. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the …
Afghanistan's Corrupt Money Pit Wastes Another $3.6 MillionThe Fiscal Times
US paying to upgrade TV sports coverage in Afghanistan, including for goat Washington Post (blog)
U.S. lets $3.6M TV trucks sit unused in Afghanistan: IGWashington Times
WHIO (blog) -The State -My Fox Boston
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 6:20 am

Pakistani, Afghan experts eye China’s greater role in Afghanistan – Daily Times


Daily Times

Pakistani, Afghan experts eye China's greater role in Afghanistan
Daily Times
The Heart of Asia process that was launched in November 2011 in Turkey aims to rouse regional co-operation for security and development in Afghanistan and its near and extended neighbours. Pakistan's Senate Defence Committee Chairman Mushahid …
News analysis: Pakistani, Afghan experts eye China's greater role in AfghanistanXinhua
China's Afghanistan policy: Testing the limits of diplomacyThe Interpreter
China to host international meeting on AfghanistanKhaama Press
The Express Tribune -Zee News
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 3:52 am

Texas Book Festival: The literary harvest of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars – Dallas Morning News (blog)


Texas Book Festival: The literary harvest of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
Dallas Morning News (blog)
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have yielded a steady flow of quality books, both fiction (including Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Dallas' Ben Fountain, and Kevin Powers' The Yellow Birds) and nonfiction (David Finkel's The Good Soldiers and

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 3:50 am

GMC grads injured in Afghanistan honored – 13WMAZ


13WMAZ

GMC grads injured in Afghanistan honored
13WMAZ
Back in August, Cpt. Ibrahim Tantawi and Cpt. Jeremy Haynes were critically injured in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan. Tantawi was shot through the abdomen that traveled up into his left arm, and Haynes received five shots through the stomach. The

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 11:57 pm

UK military ‘made wrong calculations’ on Afghanistan – BBC News


BBC News

UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan
BBC News
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army has told the BBC. Gen Sir Peter Wall said they thought they had a "reasonable force" for their limited objectives, but he now admits
Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for Telegraph.co.uk
Afghanistan War: UK Lacked 'Clear And Achievable Strategy' Claim Military International Business Times
British military leaders admit 'flaws' in Afghanistan strategyThe Week UK
Breitbart News -Express.co.uk -i24news
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 3:50 am

Russian fighter suspected of terrorism and held in Afghanistan to be … – Washington Post


Business Insider

Russian fighter suspected of terrorism and held in Afghanistan to be
Washington Post
The move marks the first time a foreign combatant captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan and held by the U.S military at Bagram will be transferred to the United States for trial, a decision the Obama administration has weighed for months. With
Prisoner in Afghanistan to Be Tried in USABC News

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:12 am

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Last U.S. Marines, British combat forces end Afghan operations, prepare withdrawal

By Kay Johnson CAMP LEATHERNECK Afghanistan (Reuters) – The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations on Sunday as they packed up to leave the country and transferred a massive military base to the Afghan military. The American and British flags were lowered and folded up for the final time at the regional headquarters of the …

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 9:19 am

What was achieved in Afghanistan?

Was the war in Afghanistan worth the lives lost?

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 9:11 am

UK ends Afghan combat operations

The last UK base and a key US base in Afghanistan are handed over to Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 8:21 am

War amputees in Afghanistan face harsh lives, discrimination

Despite a rise in amputees in Afghanistan, victims grapple with the stigma of being disabled.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 7:30 am

Britain's 13-year war in Afghanistan comes to an end

Flag lowered in moving ceremony at Camp Bastion, bringing to end the 13-year war in Afghanistan that has claimed lives of 453 British servicemen and women

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 7:23 am

Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:44 am

Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The detainee was identified by the officials as the prisoner known as Irek Hamidullan. He was captured in 2009 and has been held at a detention facility at Bagram airbase in …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:36 pm

Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass

By Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – When Swedish journalist Jenny Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was surprised to hear one of the politician's daughters declare of another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother: "It's true, he is our little sister." The comment exposed a striking truth about girls growing up in Afghanistan, the worst place in the …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:17 pm

Afghanistan's new president faces a campaign-scarred economy

As a former World Bank official, Afghanistan's new president has helped develop economic programs for Russia, India and China. But it is in his homeland that Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai faces the greatest fiscal challenge of his career.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

Exhibition on troops in Afghanistan opens in London

London (AFP) – The British military's 13 years in Afghanistan is recounted in a new exhibition opening in London on Thursday, weeks before its combat forces pull out with the country facing an uncertain future.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:41 am