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Embassy District of Afghanistan’s Kabul Rocked by Suicide Blasts – NBCNews.com


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Embassy District of Afghanistan's Kabul Rocked by Suicide Blasts
NBCNews.com
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide blast and gunfire rocked the embassy district of the Afghan capital Thursday, a local police commander told NBC News. Details of the attack were immediately unclear, but it came just hours after a U.K. embassy vehicle
Suicide bomber targets British vehicle in AfghanistanSuicide bomber targets Washington Post
Suicide attacks kill 6, hurt 35 in AfghanistanPress Herald
British G4S guard killed in attack on Afghanistan embassy vehicleThe Guardian
Telegraph.co.uk -MSNBC
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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 12:51 am

Oregon soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan war zone (photos) – OregonLive.com


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Oregon soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan war zone (photos)
OregonLive.com
U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2014. Headquartered out of Springfield, Ore., the infantry battalion is …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 11:13 pm

Thirteen Years Later, What Went Wrong in Afghanistan – Newsweek


Newsweek

Thirteen Years Later, What Went Wrong in Afghanistan
Newsweek
President Barack Obama has abandoned his aim of ending America's combat role in Afghanistan at the end of this year and has broadened the U.S. military mission to counter the advances of the Taliban. In his latest book, “No Good Men Among the Living,” …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:00 pm

Afghanistan’s mind-blowing Minaret of Jam can at last lean towards hope – The Guardian


The Guardian

Afghanistan's mind-blowing Minaret of Jam can at last lean towards hope
The Guardian
In August BBC Afghanistan reported that the 820-year-old Minaret of Jam (the world's second tallest brick minaret) was in danger of collapse. A combination of high floods in 2013, illegal excavations for archaeological artefacts nearby, an absence of

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 9:00 am

DoD IDs CSM, specialist killed in Afghanistan – ArmyTimes.com


ArmyTimes.com

DoD IDs CSM, specialist killed in Afghanistan
ArmyTimes.com
Turner served as the command sergeant major for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul, which is primarily responsible for training Afghan National Security Forces. Earlier this year, CSTC-A lost Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was …
Wicomico native killed in AfghanistanDelmarva Daily Times

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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 8:39 am

British embassy in Afghanistan attacked by suicide bomber – Telegraph.co.uk


British embassy in Afghanistan attacked by suicide bomber
Telegraph.co.uk
A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats. The powerful explosion shook the east of Kabul at around 10.30am on …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:03 am

Afghanistan: what will happen when the troops – and their dollars – depart? – The Guardian


The Guardian

Afghanistan: what will happen when the troops – and their dollars – depart?
The Guardian
Nato troops are due to withdraw from Afghanistan by 31 December. From a peak of around 140,000 in 2011, the force will shrink to 12,000 soldiers, who will stay mainly to train Afghan security forces. The withdrawal leaves Afghanistan more vulnerable to …
New, expanded rules for U.S. combat in Afghanistan in 2015Military Times
Exclusive: US to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned – sourcesReuters
Obama may not reduce US troops in Afghanistan by end of 2014CBS News
Yahoo News -Voice of America (blog) -RT
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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:01 am

Envisioning a new Afghanistan – The Hindu


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Envisioning a new Afghanistan
The Hindu
Close on the heels of the fourth 'Heart of Asia' Ministerial conference in the framework of the Istanbul Process, hosted for the first time by the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the first official visit the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani paid
China moves into AfghanistanEuropean Council on Foreign Relations
Afghanistan 'endorses' Pak role in regional peaceThe Nation
Ghani says won't allow Afghanistan to be used for proxy warsFrontier Post
International Business Times, India Edition
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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:36 pm

2 Foreign Soldiers Are Said to Have Been Killed in Afghanistan – New York Times


UN News Centre

2 Foreign Soldiers Are Said to Have Been Killed in Afghanistan
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb hidden in the median strip of an avenue in Kabul was detonated as a convoy of coalition troops passed by Monday morning, apparently killing two foreign soldiers, according to reports from Afghan officials. The American-led …
Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns suicide bombing at volleyball matchUN News Centre
Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in AfghanistanReuters
Homicide bomber kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in Afghanistan Fox News
Los Angeles Times -Aljazeera.com -NBCNews.com
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 2:49 pm

Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Nighttime Raids – New York Times


New York Times

Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Nighttime Raids
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — The government of the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has quietly lifted the ban on night raids by special forces troops that his predecessor had imposed. Afghan National Army Special Forces units are planning to resume the …
Could Night Raids Return to Afghanistan?FRONTLINE
Obama authorizes wider war in AfghanistanWorld Socialist Web Site
Report: Afghanistan Lifts Ban on Night RaidsMilitary.com
Houston Chronicle
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 1:14 am

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Suicide bomber targets British vehicle in Afghanistan

A spokesman for the British Embassy reported some injuries. No diplomats were in the vehicle.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:33 pm

At least six killed in Afghanistan car bombing

Ed Adamczyk KABUL , Afghanistan, Nov. 27 (UPI) — A British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber Thursday, leaving at least six dead and 30 injured.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 4:49 pm

Briton among 6 dead as Kabul blast hits embassy vehicle

Kabul (Afghanistan) (AFP) – A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, killing one Briton and five Afghans in the latest attack to highlight fragile security as NATO troops withdraw.

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 2:51 pm

Afghanistan: what will happen when the troops – and their dollars – depart?

Ahead of the London summit, concern is growing that the world could forget Afghanistan – and the country could forget its commitments to women’s rights It would be a challenge for any leader: balance the books after years of systemic corruption, battle a resurgent rebellion and form a government despite entrenched ethnic divisions. But Afghan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani , must do all this as …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:00 am

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,208

As of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at least 2,208 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 6:24 pm

Afghanistan: Donors should act to protect rights gains

London, Nov.26 (ANI): Afghanistan's foreign donors should press the new Afghan government to address the country's persistent human rights problems at a major upcoming international donor conference, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to representatives of more than a dozen donor countries.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 8:06 am

UN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:35 am

U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:11 am

US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday. The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months, beyond the 9,800-strong contingent announced previously, because of a shortfall in troop …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 1:36 am

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned – sources

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 12:39 am