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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban launch audacious attack on Kabul airport as Afghan poll audit starts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Attack on an airport outbuilding comes ahead of an audit of ballot papers from last month’s presidential run-off election. Explosions and gunfire rang out as the Taliban attacked Kabul airport on Thursday in the militants’ latest attempt to steal the initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle. The overnight attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555553/gunmen-attack-kabul-airport-says-afghan-official
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Two Americans injured in attack on US consulate vehicle in Afghanistan

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Barack Obama announced the complete withdrawal of all American forces by the end of 2016. The vehicle was on its way to the airport in Herat when an unidentified gunman on a motorbike shot ... lightly injured and being treated at the Spanish hospital in Herat. It added that the US was working closely with Afghan authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520372/two-americans-injured-attack-us-consulate-vehicle-afghanistan
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul protest by supporters of candidate Abdullah Abdullah over fraud in presidential poll

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... President Hamid Karzai and election authorities of all committing fraud to deny him victory. Reports of the ongoing vote count suggest Ghani is well ahead in a surprise comeback after finishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537766/kabul-protest-supporters-candidate-abdullah-abdullah-over-fraud
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters, AFP

    ... says. In January, authorities in Kandahar seized a suicide vest camouflaged as a leather jacket, which analysis showed would have been practically undetectable with metal detectors. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532930/taliban-turning-criminal-enterprise-un-monitors-report
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    81 killed in floods in northern Afghanistan with more deaths likely

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP, AFP

    ... but is an eight to nine hour journey by land because of the rugged terrain. Rahman said local authorities had received around 100 tents, several hundred blankets and some food, but that more supplies were ... rain buried large sections of a remote village in the northeastern Badakhshan province bordering China, displacing some 700 families. Authorities have yet to provide an exact figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527794/74-killed-floods-northern-afghanistan-more-deaths-likely
  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Former POW Bowe Bergdahl back in the US

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... in eastern Afghanistan fuelled speculation that he deserted his post before he was captured and that he may face prosecution by military authorities. Correspondence emerged this week suggesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532053/former-pow-bowe-bergdahl-back-us
  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 06:08pm by Associated Press

    ... threats that are being investigated by federal, state and local authorities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528036/us-soldier-bowe-bergdahl-says-he-was-tortured-taliban-captors
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Desperate search after Afghan landslide; death toll could reach 2,700

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 05:15am by AP

    ... dead, according to Ari Gaitanis, a spokesman from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. He said the U.N. was working with authorities on the ground to rescue people still ... Abu Zar from the Meteorology Department of Badakhshan province. Authorities evacuated a nearby village over concerns about further landslides, the governor said. Dehqan said blankets and tents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1503078/hundreds-feared-dead-floods-and-landslides-northern-afghanistan
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    China boosts diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan as Nato troops withdraw

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... at the German Marshall Fund and author of an upcoming book on Chinese-Pakistan relations, said it was driven by a realisation that its own security is at stake. "At the end of 2011, the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483058/china-boosts-diplomatic-efforts-afghanistan-nato-troops-withdraw
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Defiant Afghans vote in presidential election despite Taliban threats

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 05:30pm by AP

    ... by the end of the year. And Afghans are left largely on their own to face what is likely to be an intensified campaign by the Taliban to regain power, even as authorities face higher public demands ... government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwesh. Rocket attacks and gunbattles forced authorities to close an additional 211 polling centres, raising the total number that weren't opened because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465567/defiant-afghans-vote-election-despite-taliban-threats

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