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Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Nighttime Raids – New York Times


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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 …
Afghanistan quietly lifts ban on night raidsHouston Chronicle
Afghanistan OKs Terrifying 'Night Raids'Business Insider Australia

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 1:14 am

54 Bizarre Ways You Can Track The Economy – Business Insider


54 Bizarre Ways You Can Track The Economy
Business Insider
Afghanistan's new president has quietly gotten rid of the country's ban on controversial night raids that are used to catch Taliban insurgents off-guard, The New York Times reports. The country's previous president, Hamid Karzai, had mostly banned the

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 12:54 am

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan – Reuters


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Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
Reuters
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more
Blast at Game Kills Dozens in AfghanistanNew York Times
Homicide bomber kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in Afghanistan Fox News
Suicide blast kills dozens in AfghanistanAljazeera.com
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 4:28 pm

Suicide attack kills 50 at volleyball tournament in east Afghanistan – RT


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Suicide attack kills 50 at volleyball tournament in east Afghanistan
RT
A suicide bombing has reportedly killed 50 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, local officials say. Mokhis Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, told AP the attack happened during

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 2:57 pm

As the war in Afghanistan wanes, troops deploying for – Washington Post


Washington Post

As the war in Afghanistan wanes, troops deploying for
Washington Post
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — To get to a place where the Afghanistan war is something not yet forgotten, drive from civilian America onto this 164-square-mile military base. Pass the armed guards who check for military identification and the four-story

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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 1:13 pm

Obama widens post-2014 combat role for US forces in Afghanistan – Reuters


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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for US forces in Afghanistan
Reuters
The decision made in recent weeks extends previous plans by authorizing U.S. troops to carry out combat operations against the Taliban to protect Americans and support Afghanistan's security forces as part of the new ISAF Resolute Support mission next …
Obama approves guidelines to broaden operation in Afghanistan, officials sayFox News
White House extends US combat role in Afghanistan into 2015CNN
Obama quietly broadens mission in AfghanistanZanesville Times Recorder
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 11:35 am

AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan – AOL.com – AOL News


AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan – AOL.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against …

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 2:21 am

Take a Tour Through Afghanistan’s First-Ever Amusement Park – ABC News


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Take a Tour Through Afghanistan's First-Ever Amusement Park
ABC News
Despite an upswing in insurgent attacks, Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, has a new milestone: The country's first-ever amusement park. It's called Kabul City Park. Nestled between the muddy, polluted Kabul river and the city's snow-covered mountains
Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid warYahoo News
Inside the concrete walls of Afghanistan's fun park, a respite from warMashable

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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 1:01 am

Obama approves fresh guidelines for US military in Afghanistan – Reuters


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Obama approves fresh guidelines for US military in Afghanistan
Reuters
The decision, made in recent weeks, will allow U.S. forces to carry out limited missions against the Taliban seen as necessary to protect Americans and support Afghanistan's security forces. "While we will no longer target belligerents solely because

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 8:11 pm

US Broadens Military Mission in Afghanistan Next Year – ABC News


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US Broadens Military Mission in Afghanistan Next Year
ABC News
President Obama has authorized the military in Afghanistan to continue to target Taliban fighters next year, a move that broadens the scope of the training mission that is to begin in 2015. The NATO and U.S. combat mission is slated to end at year's

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 5:47 pm

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Afghanistan suicide attack kills at least 50 volleyball tournament spectators

A further 50 people were injured after the bomber blew himself up in the middle of spectators watching an inter-district tournament in Yahyakahil, Paktika province.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 9:13 pm

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

By Samiullah Paiwand GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were …

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 7:06 pm

Bomb kills 45 at Afghanistan volleyball tournament – Afghan parliament OKs security pacts with US, NATO

KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:08 pm

Troops bound for Afghanistan find new uncertainty

To get to a place where the Afghanistan war is something not yet forgotten, drive from civilian America onto this 164-square-mile military base.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 5:57 am

AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 8:49 pm

U.S. Broadens Military Mission for Afghanistan Next Year

President Obama has authorized the military in Afghanistan to continue to target Taliban fighters next year, broadening the scope of the training mission.

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 5:59 pm

Obama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS

Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's mission there, and worries over the possible emergence of another ISIS-like group, President Obama approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The measure broadens previous plans that had limited the military to training and …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 4:30 pm

WorldViews: What Afghanistan must do to get billions more in aid

Afghanistan is currently facing a fiscal crisis.

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 8:30 am

President extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report

Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday. Previously, the president had said US-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year. The NATO follow up mission, to take over on January 1 with 9,800 US troops and about 3,000 soldiers from Germany, Italy …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 7:44 am

Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year, it said, adding Obama’s decision was made during a White House meeting with national …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 5:37 am