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Where Are The Guns The U.S. Gave To Afghanistan? – BuzzFeed


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Where Are The Guns The U.S. Gave To Afghanistan?
BuzzFeed
The United States government has delivered almost three quarters of a million weapons to Afghanistan's army and police since 2004 but can't track where those arms went, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan …
Afghanistan: Awash in Guns, as Well as NarcoticsTIME
Afghanistan's gun problem: Too many weapons, not enough oversightAl Jazeera America
US-Supplied Weapons Vulnerable After Afghanistan WithdrawalU.S. News & World Report
Washington Times -Fox News
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:01 am

China supports reconciliation process in Afghanistan: envoy – Daily Times


The Nation

China supports reconciliation process in Afghanistan: envoy
Daily Times
Yuxi expressed hope that election process in Afghanistan will wind up smoothly. He said that during the meetings the Afghan leadership talked about forming a national unity government. Sun Yuxi, a former ambassador to both Afghanistan and India, was …
China to give more support for Afghanistan's development: EnvoyPeople’s Daily Online

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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:25 am

Cartoonist’s view of war and peace in Afghanistan – BBC News


BBC News

Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
BBC News
Grimacing insurgents, fierce warlords and confused voters are the subjects of caricaturist Mohammad Erfani's drawings. An exhibition of the artist's cartoons at the French institute in Kabul shows that political satire is alive in Afghanistan, despite

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Posted on 27 July 2014 | 11:54 pm

Hickman soldier slain in Afghanistan would have celebrated 11th anniversary … – Lincoln Journal Star


CBS Local

Hickman soldier slain in Afghanistan would have celebrated 11th anniversary
Lincoln Journal Star
HICKMAN — An Army staff sergeant from Hickman died Thursday when the blast of an improvised explosive device rocked his vehicle in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. News of Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange's death spread around Hickman on …
Fort Carson Soldier Killed During 3rd Tour In AfghanistanCBS Local
Nebraska man killed while serving in AfghanistanKETV Omaha
Nebraska man killed during 3rd tour in AfghanistanColumbus Telegram

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Posted on 27 July 2014 | 7:58 pm

Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan – New York Times


New York Times

Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan
New York Times
MAHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United
Gunmen Execute 15 Minority Shia Muslims in AfghanistanWall Street Journal
Attacks across Afghanistan kill at least 30Al Jazeera America
Taliban on the march again in AfghanistanWorcester Telegram
Fox News -Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 27 July 2014 | 7:48 pm

The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan – Daily Beast


The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan
Daily Beast
Since the 1980s, Shibirghan has been the stronghold of Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Uzbek Afghan warlord who has played a complex role in the wars that have wracked Afghanistan since 1978. In 1998, Dostum was my host during a visit to Shibirghan.

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Posted on 27 July 2014 | 1:24 pm

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan – Q13 FOX


Q13 FOX

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Q13 FOX
(CNN) — Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said. Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Nebraska, and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California, were killed by an IED in Mirugol Kalay
Two Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan9NEWS.com
2 Fort Carson Soldiers Killed In AfghanistanCBS Local
Ft. Carson Soldiers Killed In AfghanistanKKTV 11 News
WOWT -The Denver Post
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 11:14 pm

Two Finnish Aid Workers Killed In Assassination-Style Shooting In Herat … – International Business Times


International Business Times

Two Finnish Aid Workers Killed In Assassination-Style Shooting In Herat
International Business Times
The aid workers were on their way to their offices at the International Assistance Mission (IAM). The IAM is a Christian aid organization founded in 1966 that works specifically in Afghanistan. Both women worked in Afghanistan in the late 1990s and
Fourteen civilians shot dead in AfghanistanAljazeera.com
Two Finnish Women Gunned Down in AfghanistanWall Street Journal
Finnish aid workers shot dead in AfghanistanThe Guardian
ABC News -New York Times -Reuters UK
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:42 pm

Political Divisions Threaten Kerry-Brokered Agreement in Afghanistan – New York Times


New York Times

Political Divisions Threaten Kerry-Brokered Agreement in Afghanistan
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — The political agreement between Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago appeared in trouble on Friday as serious differences emerged between the camps. The two …
Allowing Afghanistan's future to be hijackedChristian Science Monitor
In Afghanistan and Iran, John Kerry brings some reasons for hopeWashington Post
Afghanistan vote audit suspended until fourth day of EidKhaama Press
Bangladesh News 24 hours -UN News Centre
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 11:30 pm

Killer of Marines tried and convicted in Afghanistan as a juvenile; Marine … – Washington Post


Killer of Marines tried and convicted in Afghanistan as a juvenile; Marine
Washington Post
It was one of the most shocking insider attacks in the war in Afghanistan: Four U.S. Marines were cut down in a hail of gunfire while working out in a base gym in Helmand province on Aug. 10, 2012. The ambush killed three of them, while a fourth
Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-upWashington Times

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:58 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Afghanistan: Awash in Guns, as Well as Narcotics

Contrary to law, U.S. military lacks data on nearly half the weapons delivered

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:10 am

Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said.

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:05 am

Attacks across Afghanistan kill at least 15, election recount paused

Assaults in three Afghan provinces killed at least 15 people Saturday, while remarks by a Taliban leader seemed to indicate fighting will continue as long as the US has a presence in the country.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 5:34 pm

15 killed in Afghan attacks as vote count stops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:52 pm

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Danielle Haynes KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 26 (UPI) — Improvised explosive device kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, while a third dies in the U.S. from disease contracted in Afghanistan.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:02 pm

Allowing Afghanistan's future to be hijacked

Are Afghans being sent the message that there is no point in democracy?

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 11:24 am

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence. Only one man escaped the execution-style killing in Ghor province when the armed attackers gunned down 11 men, three women and one child. "They ordered all passengers to stand in …

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:52 pm

Afghanistan win levels Zimbabwe series

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs to draw their first bilateral one-day series against a Test-playing side.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:53 pm

2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:17 pm

Two aid workers shot dead in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead Thursday in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said. The two women were riding in a taxi when they were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle, said Sami Wafa, the chief of staff of the Herat governor.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:39 pm