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Australia v Afghanistan Preview, Match 26, Perth – International Cricket Council


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Australia v Afghanistan Preview, Match 26, Perth
International Cricket Council
The India v UAE game on Saturday passed off without any incident at the WACA ground as the defending champion trumped its opposition by nine wickets. There is little to suggest that Wednesday's (March 4) act two will be too different when Afghanistan, …
Afghanistan believe they are 50-50 chance to beat Australia in World CupSydney Morning Herald
Preview of Australia v Afghanistan and Pakistan v UAE.SkySports
Steve Smith available for Australia against Afghanistan but Pat Cummins ruled outABC Online
The Daily Telegraph -SuperSport -International Business Times UK
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 3:10 pm

Afghanistan must prosecute government officials who violate rights: group – Reuters


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Afghanistan must prosecute government officials who violate rights: group
Reuters
Holding powerful individuals accountable should be a top priority, the rights group said in a report, as impunity fuels support for the Taliban and raises concern about efforts to train and supply Afghanistan's security forces. "The United States
Afghanistan officials sanctioned murder, torture and rape, says reportThe Guardian
Afghanistan: Abusive Strongmen Escape JusticeHuman Rights Watch

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:32 pm

Van bomb kills nine in southern Afghanistan – The Daily Star


The Daily Star

Van bomb kills nine in southern Afghanistan
The Daily Star
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: A Taliban suicide attacker driving an explosives-laden van carrying goats killed nine people including five civilians in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said. The attacker targeted a joint Afghan army and police base in
Car bomb kills 8 in AfghanistanPress TV
Roadside bombs kill 8 civilians in AfghanistanToledo Blade
Nine Dead in Latest Afghanistan Suicide AttackSputnik International
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 1:55 pm

Meet Hamid Hassan, the Afghanistan paceman who has become the World Cup … – Sydney Morning Herald


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Meet Hamid Hassan, the Afghanistan paceman who has become the World Cup
Sydney Morning Herald
There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup. Hassan has had more than his share of setbacks so he can understand the …
World Cup 2015: Afghanistan Pace Ace Head Over Heels with Andrew Flintoff NDTVSports.com
Australia v Afghanistan: cult hero Hamid Hassan to fulfil dream of bowling at The Daily Telegraph
WC 2015: Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan uses Andrew Flintoff as his inspirationDeccan Chronicle

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 9:51 am

Thirty-Two Photos of the New Afghanistan – Global Voices Online


Thirty-Two Photos of the New Afghanistan
Global Voices Online
Afghanistan is widely seen as a country torn between bullets and religious bullies, a no woman's land, a pre-modern place where neither young nor old can have hope for a better future. The image in my mind was no different, until I landed in the

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 6:45 am

Marines continue fighting alongside Georgians in Afghanistan – Marine Corps Times


Marine Corps Times

Marines continue fighting alongside Georgians in Afghanistan
Marine Corps Times
Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan exited Helmand Province in October, turning Camp Leatherneck over to local troops and departing for the States. The highly-publicized transition marked an end to the Corps' major role in Afghanistan. Two months …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 1:54 am

It’s Complicated: The Relationship Between Afghanistan, … – Foreign Policy


Foreign Policy

It's Complicated: The Relationship Between Afghanistan, …
Foreign Policy
However, the Taliban claims their militancy in Afghanistan is completely independent of Pakistan. In this context, there are three major concerns associated with materializing peace talk efforts between Afghanistan and the Taliban. First, it remains
U.S. ramps up program women cops in AfghanistanWashington Times
Afghanistan: Don't Leave Women Out of Peace TalksHuman Rights Watch
HRW to Afghanistan: Include Women in Taliban Peace TalksVoice of America
CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:39 pm

Why We Failed to Win a Decisive Victory in Afghanistan – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

Why We Failed to Win a Decisive Victory in Afghanistan
Foreign Policy (blog)
There's been a great debate over on Tom Ricks's Best Defense blog in response to Jim Gourley's question in relation to the Afghanistan campaign: “Why did we fail to render our enemies — those people who actively participated in open hostility against

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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 6:44 pm

Death toll at 196 from Afghanistan avalanches – CNN


CNN

Death toll at 196 from Afghanistan avalanches
CNN
President Ashraf Ghani, who visited the area on Saturday, declared three days of mourning in Afghanistan for the victims. Panjshir is a small, mountainous province north of the capital, Kabul. Its residents are generally poor, earning their living as
Avalanches kill more than 300 in AfghanistanTelegraph.co.uk
Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In AfghanistanNPR (blog)
Death toll in Afghanistan avalanches reaches 285Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal -BBC News -Al Jazeera America
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 7:19 am

ABC7 News Special Report: Cheryl Jennings in Afghanistan – abc7news.com


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ABC7 News Special Report: Cheryl Jennings in Afghanistan
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We went to Afghanistan at the end of January in a trip that we only started planning right after the holidays! Roots of Peace was offered a private meeting with new President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace. I was offered an exclusive one-on

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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 1:48 pm

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Afghanistan must prosecute government officials who violate rights: group

By Jessica Donati and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) – The United States and other aid donors should press Afghanistan to prosecute government and security force officials guilty of serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Holding powerful individuals accountable should be a top priority, the rights group said in a report, as impunity fuels support for the Taliban …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:32 pm

Afghanistan sets up emergency power lines to Kabul after avalanches

Afghan officials said Tuesday they were setting up emergency power lines to supply the capital Kabul a week after deadly avalanches caused by heavy snow plunged the city into darkness. Around 300 people across Afghanistan died during the avalanches, the bulk of them in the mountainous province of Panjshir, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kabul. The blizzards cut power supplies to Kabul …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 1:28 pm

Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley near the capital Kabul.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:59 am

Difficult time ahead for Afghanistan against Australia

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The assignment couldn't get much tougher for Afghanistan, taking on Australia at the fast and furious WACA ground only four days after the four-time Cricket World Cup champions lost to co-host New Zealand and a few days before they play Sri Lanka.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 9:05 am

Cricket: Afghanistan 'not scared' of Australia, says skipper

Perth, Australia, March 3, 2015 (AFP) – Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has insisted his side are "not scared" of Australia heading into Wednesday's World Cup clash in Perth.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 8:39 am

Cricket-Australia v Afghanistan

March 3 (Reuters) – Factbox on Wednesday's World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan at WACA, Perth. – - AUSTRALIA Captain: Michael Clarke Coach: Darren Lehmann Squad: Clarke, Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, George Bailey, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:41 am

Hassan head over heels with Flintoff inspiration

Cartwheeling, war-painted Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff as his inspiration. Hassan had become a cult figure at the World Cup with a bandanna in his country's colours wrapped tightly around his head and tiny Afghanistan flags painted onto his cheeks. His team's remarkable rise through the cricket …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 4:54 am

Afghans face acid test in Cricket World Cup match against Australia

Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden win — a thrilling one-wicket victory over Scotland in Dunedin last time out — one of the highlights of the competition so far. It may well have been with this match in mind that …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 4:04 am

Cricket: Australia acid test awaits Afghanistan

Perth, Australia, March 2, 2015 (AFP) – Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:03 pm

Afghanistan familiar foes for Hesson

Afghanistan won't be a surprise package for New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson, who has coached against them and seen them in other action.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 3:03 pm