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Mullah Omar’s Death Could Be a Nightmare for Afghanistan and NATO – Defense One


Defense One

Mullah Omar's Death Could Be a Nightmare for Afghanistan and NATO
Defense One
Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis. But the death of the one-eyed Afghan commander may also scuttle the most promising peace talks in …
Islamic State 'growing' in Afghanistan: watchdogWashington Times
Why Now, Afghanistan?Foreign Policy (blog)
What Mullah Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returnedWashington Post
Truthdig -CounterPunch -Press TV
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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 3:27 pm

UK force’s policy of detention in Afghanistan was unlawful, Court of Appeal … – The Independent


The Independent

UK force's policy of detention in Afghanistan was unlawful, Court of Appeal
The Independent
The Court of Appeal has unanimously confirmed that the UK forces use of detention in Afghanistan was unlawful, following an appeal by the British government. Defence secretary Michael Fallon had declared the 2014 High Court in favour of Afghan farmer …
Government loses appeal over Afghanistan detentionBelfast Telegraph

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 3:01 pm

Rivals and Power-Sharing Tensions Hamstring Afghanistan’s Ghani – World Politics Review


World Politics Review

Rivals and Power-Sharing Tensions Hamstring Afghanistan's Ghani
World Politics Review
Ghani is only the second president to lead Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban regime nearly a decade and a half ago. His predecessor, President Hamid Karzai, came to office with a narrow domestic political base and limited control over the

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 12:58 pm

Effective Drone Strikes Take Out 20 Islamic State Militants in Afghanistan … – TheBlaze.com


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Effective Drone Strikes Take Out 20 Islamic State Militants in Afghanistan
TheBlaze.com
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar
Drone Strikes Kill 20 ISIS Fighters In AfghanistanInternational Business Times
At least 15 killed in US drone strikes in Afghanistan's NangarharPress TV
US Drone Attack Kills At Least a Dozen in AfghanistanteleSUR English

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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 10:54 am

Afghanistan: 5 Children Killed While Playing With Abandoned Rocket – International Business Times, India Edition


International Business Times, India Edition

Afghanistan: 5 Children Killed While Playing With Abandoned Rocket
International Business Times, India Edition
Five children were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province after an abandoned rocket they were playing with exploded. The children reportedly found the old rocket in the Loy Manda area on Wednesday and began playing with it, reports said. The device …

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 9:17 am

Taking Note Afghanistan’s Olympic Bocce Dreams [Updated] – New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)

Taking Note Afghanistan's Olympic Bocce Dreams [Updated]
New York Times (blog)
Said Samiullah carries alone the weight of Afghanistan's Special Olympics bocce tradition. He wears this burden lightly, because he is 15 and confident. And also because the tradition only began in 2012. His coach, Abdul Karim Azizi, saw bocce for the

Posted on 30 July 2015 | 2:48 am

Taliban’s Mullah Omar died in 2013, Afghan government says – CNN


TIME

Taliban's Mullah Omar died in 2013, Afghan government says
CNN
Under Omar's leadership, the Taliban offered safe haven to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, precipitating the U.S. military action in Afghanistan after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz could not …
Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died in 2013, Afghans DeclareNew York Times
How the Death of Mullah Omar Could Disrupt Progress in AfghanistanTIME
Afghanistan checking reports of Mullah Omar's deathkplr11.com
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 -Wall Street Journal (blog) -Yahoo News
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 7:25 pm

Mullah Omar: Afghanistan Claims Taliban Leader Has Died – NBCNews.com


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Mullah Omar: Afghanistan Claims Taliban Leader Has Died
NBCNews.com
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban's longtime leader Mullah Omar is dead, the Afghan government announced Wednesday after a day of feverish speculation. "I can confirm that Mullah Omar is dead," the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of …

Posted on 29 July 2015 | 4:01 pm

Photos: Kids in war-torn Afghanistan still know how to play – Quartz


Quartz

Photos: Kids in war-torn Afghanistan still know how to play
Quartz
In war-torn Afghanistan, then, it's particularly heartening to see Kabul's children play on makeshift merry-go-rounds, swings, and carousels. Afghan officials recently banned the sale of toy guns, after more than 100 people were injured playing with

Posted on 29 July 2015 | 1:01 pm

Discover an Enduring Afghanistan Through Its Landscape – TIME


TIME

Discover an Enduring Afghanistan Through Its Landscape
TIME
Afghanistan is a country Simon Norfolk knows well. Since his first visit in 2001, he has returned to the rugged slopes of its snowcapped mountains and gritty valleys at least a dozen times, first in 2002 to depict the ruins of its war-torn towns

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 8:45 am