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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    John Kerry warns Afghan aid may stop if there is an illegitimate power grab

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... and of suggestions of a 'parallel government' with the gravest concern. The United States expects Afghan electoral institutions to conduct a full and thorough review of all reasonable allegations of irregularities. "Any action to take power by extra-legal means will cost Afghanistan the financial and security support of the United States and the international community." Turnout on June 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549945/john-kerry-warns-afghan-aid-may-stop-if-there-illegitimate-power-grab
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... in Afghanistan is changing in 2014 with an escalation of ground engagements in civilian-populated areas," warned Jan Kubis, the United Nations mission chief in Afghanistan. "The impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550552/un-reports-soaring-civilian-casualties-afghanistan-violence-deepens
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... her that the life of her son, Homayoon, was the price she would have to pay for educating girls. Then the boy was murdered. His body was thrown in a river, and when it washed up, his arms were ... the school, stop educating girls. The only reason my son was killed was because I was involved in promoting girls' education and the welfare of women in general," she said. "But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545758/rights-advocates-fear-rollback-womens-gains-afghanistan
  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US special envoy for Afghanistan, James Dobbins, steps down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... Feldman, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. The change comes as the two candidates to be Afghanistan's next president- succeeding Hamid Karzai, who has held the reins for 13 years- wrangle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545762/us-special-envoy-afghanistan-james-dobbins-steps-down
  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghans, United States reach tentative pact on post-2014 forces deployment

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:16pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... next month. "Tonight we reached some sort of agreement," Karzai said on Saturday. "The United States will no longer conduct operations by themselves. We have been provided ... The Washington Post in Kabul Tribal chiefs to consider Americans' demand that their troops not be subject to local laws Karzai, Kerry broker pact to keep some US forces The United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1330879/us-and-afghanistan-agree-draft-security-pact
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

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

    ... Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, a UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against the Taliban. The report is likely to make grim reading for the United States, whose primary ...

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

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

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

    ... 2009 after he disappeared from his infantry unit. He was held for nearly five years by Taliban militants. The New York Times reported on Sunday that military doctors at the Landstuhl Regional ... 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 - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah calls election fraudulent

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Abdullah slams election as fraudulent Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power. The United Nations had called on candidates to give officials time to conduct the count and investigate fraud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534263/afghan-presidential-candidate-abdullah-abdullah-calls-election-fraudulent
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Former POW Bowe Bergdahl back in the US

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

    ... Bergdahl was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment, and that he lacked confidence in his superiors. "Leadership was lacking, if not non-existent," he wrote ... also appeared to appeal for understanding, though he did not explicitly state that he deserted. It was unclear to what degree his captors from the Haqqani network were dictating what he should ...

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

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:25am by AFP

    ... forces by the end of the year. Both Abdullah and Ghani have pledged to sign a security pact with the United States that will allow thousands of foreign troops to remain in the country beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527103/afghan-election-front-runner-abdullah-abdullah-survives-assassination

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