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This startup is protecting Afghanistan’s prized rare emeralds – CNNMoney


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This startup is protecting Afghanistan's prized rare emeralds
CNNMoney
In Afghanistan, where decades of warfare have ravaged the country, there's a beautiful green oasis tucked between the mountains that's home to something rare and precious. The Panjshir Valley, located north of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, is an area

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 9:45 pm

Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan honored at Concordia University in Irvine – KABC-TV


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Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan honored at Concordia University in Irvine
KABC-TV
IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) –. Veterans, family and a community honored a fallen soldier at Concordia University in Irvine Monday morning. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 28, was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan on Aug. 23.
Lake Forest Area University Lowers Flag for Alumni Killed in Afghanistan [WATCH]Patch.com
Soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered as courageous, loving is honored at Concordia flag ceremonyOCRegister

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 9:09 pm

Flag Lowering Honors Irvine Soldier Killed in Afghanistan – NBC Southern California


NBC Southern California

Flag Lowering Honors Irvine Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
NBC Southern California
A formal "flag-lowering" ceremony was conducted at an Orange County university Monday to honor an alumni killed in Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson was killed last Tuesday in Helmand Province. The Special Forces soldier was 28 years …

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 7:37 pm

Matthew Fisher: Why an African mission could be more dangerous than Afghanistan – National Post


National Post

Matthew Fisher: Why an African mission could be more dangerous than Afghanistan
National Post
This is all to the good, but equal attention should be paid to the civilians who will be deployed as part of the whole-of-government approach developed by the Harper government in Afghanistan and which will be repeated, perhaps on a larger scale, in

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 5:38 pm

China flags second train to Afghanistan – The Hindu


The Nation

China flags second train to Afghanistan
The Hindu
China has flagged its second train to Afghanistan — this time to the commercial hub of Mazar-e-Sharif — as part of its deepening economic and security engagement with Kabul. The state-run Xinhua news agency reported that the Afghanistan-bound train …
First Freight Train Links Eastern Chinese Province with AfghanistanPrensa Latina

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 5:06 pm

Author Kevin Patterson on relearning the lessons of war in Afghanistan – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Author Kevin Patterson on relearning the lessons of war in Afghanistan
Toronto Star
He still works as a doctor, based in Nanaimo, B.C., and has crafted a memoir, a book of short stories and two novels, the latest being News From the Red Desert, based on his time as a military doctor in Afghanistan. I talked to him about his

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 4:04 pm

Roadside bombs kill 9 civilians in Afghanistan – Press TV


Press TV

Roadside bombs kill 9 civilians in Afghanistan
Press TV
At least nine civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan. According to Afghan officials, the first blast took place in the country's southern province of Helmand on Monday
Roadside mines kill 13 in AfghanistanNEWS.com.au

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 2:44 pm

Strategic District in Paktia, Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban – The Diplomat


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Strategic District in Paktia, Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban
The Diplomat
Jani Khel district in eastern Afghanistan fell to the Taliban Friday night, with high casualties inflicted on Afghan security forces. After several days of siege by Taliban forces and no resupply to besieged Afghan troops, the strategic district
Taliban Seizes Key Eastern Afghanistan DistrictAntiwar.com
Taliban storms district in eastern AfghanistanLong War Journal
Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern AfghanistanReuters
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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 2:16 pm

Abducted Australian aid worker freed in Afghanistan – Yahoo News


Yahoo News

Abducted Australian aid worker freed in Afghanistan
Yahoo News
Unidentified masked gunmen kidnapped Wilson from Jalalabad, near the border with Pakistan, in late April when she was visiting the city for a women's embroidery project. "I confirm that Kerry Jane Wilson, who was abducted in Afghanistan in April this
Australian Aid Worker Who Was Abducted in Afghanistan Is ReleasedNew York Times
Australian aid worker freed 4 months after kidnapping in AfghanistanCNN
Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan freedChristian Science Monitor
The Sydney Morning Herald –FRANCE 24 –Washington Post
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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 7:17 am

Afghanistan: Who controls what? – Aljazeera.com


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Afghanistan: Who controls what?
Aljazeera.com
According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Western-backed Afghan government has lost control of nearly five percent of its territory to the Taliban since the beginning of this year. The
Fort Lewis soldier killed in AfghanistanKOMO News
Afghanistan Airstrike Kills at Least 24Voice of America
Afghanistan, dynamic of warOpen Democracy
IHS Jane’s 360
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Posted on 27 August 2016 | 9:51 am