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Uzbek Group In Afghanistan Pledge Allegiance To Islamic State – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Uzbek Group In Afghanistan Pledge Allegiance To Islamic State
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A group of Uzbeks in northern Afghanistan, claiming to be from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), says it is pledging allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group. A person calling himself Sadulla Urgenji said the IMU no longer views Taliban

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:58 pm

Review: Afghanistan script their World Cup moment – Cricbuzz


Cricbuzz

Review: Afghanistan script their World Cup moment
Cricbuzz
It was Afghanistan's glory moment that everyone wanted to see and looking back at their maiden World Cup campaign they should be proud of what they achieved. They were expected to win against a weaker team like Scotland which they did, but the way …

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:37 pm

The new coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir has a lot in common with … – Quartz


Quartz

The new coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir has a lot in common with
Quartz
These often include parties from opposite ends of the spectrum, such as those between diverse ethnic groups in Afghanistan or multiple religious identities, such as the BJP-PDP government. Such unlikely alliances can result in early breakdowns, but

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:34 am

Decorated military dog Sarbi, survivor of Afghanistan horror, dies of brain tumour – The Guardian


The Guardian

Decorated military dog Sarbi, survivor of Afghanistan horror, dies of brain tumour
The Guardian
Decorated military dog Sarbi, survivor of Afghanistan horror, dies of brain tumour. The explosives detection dog that was thought lost after fierce fighting in 2008 reappeared more than a year later. Sarbi with her former handler Corporal Adam Exelby
Sarbi the wonder dog dies of cancerYahoo7 News
Australia's bravest dog Sarbi loses cancer battleMackay Daily Mercury

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:10 am

Syria is not Afghanistan, and Turkey is not Pakistan – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Syria is not Afghanistan, and Turkey is not Pakistan
Al-Arabiya
Turkey has never armed terrorists groups to topple a regime or another group like we saw the U.S. do in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union and in Libya against Qaddafi and many more before. The main difference between Turkey and the U.S. is that the …

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:31 am

Clashes with Taliban halt supply of power in south Afghanistan – Reuters


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Clashes with Taliban halt supply of power in south Afghanistan
Reuters
KABUL (Reuters) – Clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have cut off the main supply of power to Afghanistan's Helmand and Kandahar provinces, according to residents and the chief of the national power company. Both areas are militant …
Conflicts Lead to Power Outage in AfghanistanGuardian Liberty Voice

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:24 am

The place Aussies shouldn’t visit – NEWS.com.au


NEWS.com.au

The place Aussies shouldn't visit
NEWS.com.au
I heard the 'ding' alerting us to put our seat belts on as the Safi Airways flight 204 slowly started to descend into Kabul, the largest city in Afghanistan. And as the aircraft's nose dived through the last cloud I started to realise that a new

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:59 am

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court Sentences Journalist’s Killer – New York Times


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Afghanistan's Supreme Court Sentences Journalist's Killer
New York Times
KABUL, AfghanistanAfghanistan's highest court has ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general
Afghanistan: Death sentence commuted for murderer of German photographer Deutsche Welle
AP journalist's killer in Afghanistan jailed for 20 years: CEOThe Daily Star

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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:27 am

Afghanistan’s Next Chapter – New York Times


New York Times

Afghanistan's Next Chapter
New York Times
Now that President Obama has decided to slow the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, he and the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, have an obligation to prove that the additional American investment will be worth it. It will not be easy, and it may
Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For NationNPR
Staying in AfghanistanThe Register-Guard
Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan tiesYahoo News
The Diplomat -The Express Tribune (blog) -Daily Times
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Posted on 28 March 2015 | 6:30 pm

Karzai: There’s no love for ISIS in Afghanistan – CNBC


CNBC

Karzai: There's no love for ISIS in Afghanistan
CNBC
The Islamic State does not have a presence in Afghanistan because it lacks the necessary support, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNBC. "As far as ISIS is concerned in Afghanistan, so far it's only a slogan," Karzai told Martin Soong on 'The …

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Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:42 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Lawyers: With combat over in Afghanistan, Guantanamo detainees should be released

With U.S. combat operations officially ended in Afghanistan, some U.S. lawyers for five Afghan detainees at Guantanamo wrote the Obama administration Monday asking that the men be let men go. Click to Continue »

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:57 pm

Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties

In pursuing rapprochement with Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the very antithesis of his fiery predecessor, but his unprecedented diplomatic overtures have prompted rumblings of unease back home. Since coming to power in September, Ghani has sought to jumpstart long-stalled negotiations with the Taliban for a peace agreement 13 years after they were toppled in a …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:41 pm

Afghanistan, February, 2010

In southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops entered Marja in the biggest offensive of the war, with the goal of destroying the Taliban's largest haven and restoring government presence in southern Afghanistan. Resistance was sporadic and fierce as troops seized positions around the area. Stricter combat rules and a concerted effort by the Afghan …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:46 am

Afghan court hands down 20-year sentence to AP reporter's killer

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 5:42 am

Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 8:39 pm

Karzai: There's no love for ISIS in Afghanistan

The Islamic State does not have a presence in Afghanistan because it lacks the necessary support, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNBC.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 9:23 am

New Afghanistan banking law may jump-start Islamic finance

DUBAI/SYDNEY, March 27 (Reuters) – Afghanistan could have a new banking law approved by parliament in a few months including provisions for Islamic products, which may help to draw hundreds of thousands of people into the formal financial sector. In one of the poorest countries in the world, Afghanistan's government faces a growing fiscal crisis aggravated by a drop in foreign financial aid. The …

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 10:43 am

Afghanistan's 9/11 millionaire

How interpreter Fahim Hashimy became rich through wartime

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:51 pm

Obama Says No U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan Before 2016

About 9,800 military personnel will remain in Afghanistan through this year. Obama said he’ll decide later whether to further revise a timetable that once called for the U.S. to have just 5,500 troops in the country by the end of December. While maintaining a promise to withdraw all but 1,000 U.S. personnel by the end of his presidency, Obama’s agreement with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a …

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:36 pm

US drone strike kills 13 Pakistani militants in Afghanistan

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed 13 militants linked to the Pakistani Taliban in an area close to the countries' rugged border, officials said Tuesday. Pakistani security officials said the militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Islam, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Abdullah Azam Brigade and Haqqani network militant groups.

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 6:09 pm