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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl faces battle to adapt to freedom in US

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington and New York US soldier likely to have deep psychological scars after years in captivity Taliban prisoner faces a fresh fight In 2008, when he joined the army, he was a bookish athlete from Idaho with a passion for fencing. A year la ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

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

    ... of promoting peace talks with the Taliban; for the Islamists, the cost of ending the war includes freedoms that Afghan women have enjoyed for less than a generation. The men who have vied to replace ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Former POW Bowe Bergdahl back in the US

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

    ... for five senior Taliban detainees, who were sent to Qatar from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Bergdahl is at the centre of a growing debate over the swap that secured his freedom, with some US ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

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

    ... information, six people were killed and 22 others were wounded in the attack," the ministry said. Blood was splattered near one vehicle in the convoy, which was badly charred, while medics carried ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US commandos planned for the worst in freeing army sergeant, says Hagel

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AGENCIES

    ... it with them," he said. Secretary of State John Kerry informed Afghan President Hamid Karzai of the prisoner swap only after Bergdahl was safely in US custody because of high secrecy surrounding ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Concerns in US military as CIA plans to shut spy bases in Afghanistan

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:36pm by NYT

    ... withdrawal that the US military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American troops remain in the country, officials said. CIA director John Brennan informed military ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghan officials struggle to obtain accurate information about disaster in remote northeast 2,700 may lied dead under landslide that buried village A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried large sections of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers looked ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Three US doctors killed, nurse injured as Kabul hospital guard opens fire

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:04pm by AP

    ... it had no other information. According to its website, the Cure International Hospital was founded in 2005 by invitation of the Afghan government. It sees 37,000 patients a year, specialising ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Associated Press pays tribute to photographer killed in Afghanistan

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... and the passionate, those committed to the mission of bringing to the world information that is fair, accurate and important. Anja Niedringhaus met that definition in every way.” Niedringhaus covered conflict ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan capital sees first polio case since 2001

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... by a US-led invasion more than a decade ago. Turkistani said the Pakistani authorities had informed his ministry of the incident. “After this, we launched an emergency polio campaign in Kabul ...




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