| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Monday April 21st 2014

Afghanistan News Latest Real-Time Updates

Afghanistan latest news updated in real-time by RSS feeds.

Afghanistan – Google News

Malaysia Airlines Hijacked to Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Kandahar? Most Likely … – The Epoch Times


Malaysia Airlines Hijacked to Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Kandahar? Most Likely
The Epoch Times
A Russian report is claiming that Malaysia Airlines MH 370 was hijacked to Kandahar Provice, Afghanistan, has been circulated for the past week but there's little credibility to it, and no follow-up reports have come out since. Submarines are scouring

and more »

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:42 pm

Abdullah Ahead in Latest Afghanistan Election Results – TIME


Washington Post

Abdullah Ahead in Latest Afghanistan Election Results
TIME
Partial results from Afghanistan's presidential elections released Sunday reveal candidate Abdullah Abdullah as the front-runner, though a runoff election still appears likely. Abdullah, who ran against current president Hamid Karzai in the last
In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends his lead over rival for presidency as ballot Washington Post
Afghanistan Looks Headed For a Runoff ElectionThe Wire
Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential voteReuters
Guardian Liberty Voice -ABC Online -The National
all 198 news articles »

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:45 pm

Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan – the Diplomat


the Diplomat

Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
the Diplomat
As NATO-led coalition forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, we are increasingly hearing the idea that a multinational regional security force (MN-RSF) would be a viable option for Afghanistan. The reality on the ground, however, suggests otherwise.
This is what it takes to pack up the US war in AfghanistanGlobalPost
Interview: Afghan security advisor confident over signing BSA with USXinhua

all 4 news articles »

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:01 pm

The presidential election in Afghanistan offers a welcome result – Washington Post


The presidential election in Afghanistan offers a welcome result
Washington Post
THE FIRST round of Afghanistan's election this month delivered a resounding, three-part defeat to the Taliban. More than 7 million voters — some 60 percent of those registered — turned out in defiance of the Islamists' threats. Afghan security forces

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:15 pm

Departing Troops Are Leaving Behind an Explosive Mess in Afghanistan – VICE News


VICE News

Departing Troops Are Leaving Behind an Explosive Mess in Afghanistan
VICE News
Pretty much every faction fighting there in the last decades did its part to fill Afghanistan with mines: the Soviets, the Najibullah government's troops, the mujaheeden, and more recently the Northern Alliance and the Taliban. The US can't stop

and more »

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:58 pm

Guantánamo Bay detainees’ release upon end of Afghanistan war ‘unlikely’ – The Guardian


The Guardian

Guantánamo Bay detainees' release upon end of Afghanistan war 'unlikely'
The Guardian
But as the conclusion of the US war in Afghanistan approaches, the inmate population of Guantánamo Bay is likely to be an exception – and, for the Obama administration, the latest complication to its attempt to close the infamous wartime detention complex.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:03 pm

Soldiers with Bragg’s 330th Movement Control Battalion keep equipment moving … – Fayetteville Observer


Soldiers with Bragg's 330th Movement Control Battalion keep equipment moving
Fayetteville Observer
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Soldiers of the 330th Movement Control Battalion arrived in Afghanistan last fall eager to get to work. The soldiers, part of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, oversee nearly 20 movement control teams across the country.

and more »

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:45 pm

In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job – Los Angeles Times


In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
Los Angeles Times
Child labor is endemic in Afghanistan, despite vaguely written laws that prohibit children younger than 14 from working full time. The regulations, adopted in 2007 and last revised in 2012, allow those 14 and older to serve as apprentices and those 15

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:00 am

‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014′ by Carlotta Gall – Washington Post


'The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014' by Carlotta Gall
Washington Post
Mullah Fazlullah, the Pakistani Taliban commander who ordered the attack, had found safe haven in Afghanistan. The shooting underscored what many Pakistanis increasingly believed to be true: Afghanistan was complicit in Pakistan's destabilization.

and more »

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:34 am

Afghanistan Says NATO Airstrike in East Killed Civilians – New York Times


Press TV

Afghanistan Says NATO Airstrike in East Killed Civilians
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said that a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed a woman and two children on Tuesday, again raising the issue of civilian casualties at a time when both the presidential election and the future of the
Airstrike killed 3 civilians in Afghanistan, governor's spokesman saysCNN
Afghanistan: U.S. Air Strike Kills 3 Civilians In KhostHuffington Post
US airstrike kills woman, two children in E. AfghanistanPress TV
Antiwar.com
all 39 news articles »

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 10:34 pm

Afghanistan – Yahoo News Search Results

Afghanistan Looks Headed For a Runoff Election

According to partial election results released on Sunday, Abdullah Abdullah currently leads the race to become the next president of Afghanistan. Abdullah, a former foreign minister, holds 44.4 percent of tallied votes, but is closely followed by Ashraf Ghani, a Karzai adviser and World Bank economist, who holds 33.2 percent.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 5:01 am

afghanistan-abdullah-abdullah-reuters-210414.JPG

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is well ahead of his main rival in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said yesterday after half of the ballots were counted, though a run-off vote still looks likely next month. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced that Abdullah was in the lead with 44.4% followed by former…

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:40 am

Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:09 pm

Afghanistan's poppy farmers plant record opium crop, UN report says

Despite 10 years of western efforts to curb production, a combination of economics and political instability means farmers in the world's largest heroin-producing country are as enthusiastic as ever for the poppy Afghanistan's farmers planted a record opium crop this year, despite a decade of western-backed narcotics programmes aimed at weaning farmers off the drug and cracking down on producers …

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:48 am

Afghanistan stun Australia at cricket Under-19 World Cup

• Afghanistan youngsters secure 36-run victory in Abu Dhabi • Results puts Australia's quarter-final spot at risk Finally, after months of Baggy Green dominance, Australian cricket has proven fallible, with their under-19 team stunned by Afghanistan at the World Cup in Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan had already lost their opening game heavily to Bangladesh, whereas the Aussies – who included Jake Doran …

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:08 am

Afghanistan: A Vision Of Hope

Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent of those eligible to vote have done so in the country’s presidential elections.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

America’s Ugly Win in Afghanistan

America is creaking towards an ugly win in Afghanistan.  With the growth of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) program and the currently successful presidential elections, we’re finally creating something that looks more like historical Afghanistan and less like the imagined Geneva-on-the-Helmand of 2001.  Historical Afghanistan might be ugly; In terms of the endgame, Afghanistan was always a riskier …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 10:15 am

Factbox: Main candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election

Voting was under way in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with about 12 million people eligible to choose between eight candidates. ASHRAF GHANI AHMADZAI The American-trained anthropologist returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban were ousted and held various government posts, including finance minister. Known in Afghanistan as Doctor Ashraf Ghani, he won about four percent of …

Posted on 5 April 2014 | 6:24 am

German AP photographer shot dead in Afghanistan

Khost (Afghanistan) (AFP) – An Afghan police commander on Friday shot dead a female German photographer working for the Associated Press on the eve of presidential elections, in an attack that left a Canadian colleague wounded, the news agency said. The journalists were shot in their car in the Tanai district of Khost province, in the country's east, as they reported on distribution of ballot …

Posted on 4 April 2014 | 3:40 pm

The Men Shaping America’s Future in Afghanistan

Tensions are rising in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections, with the Taliban increasing violence and candidates trading accusations that the vote to replace Afghan President Hamid Karzai would be rigged.  This follows an incident Wednesday in which a Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul, killing six guards.  Now, Abdullah, one of …

Posted on 4 April 2014 | 1:33 pm