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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban ambush kills 22 Afghan security force members

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... for UN and other international contractors and aid workers. At least three foreigners were wounded in the blast targeting their armoured vehicles. A spokesman for the US-led Nato mission in Afghanistan said a patrol was attacked but there were no fatalities among the international force. The force does not confirm injuries. It was the second car-bomb attack on international forces ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Barack Obama hails signing of pact to keep US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by Reuters, AP, GUARDIAN

    ... and the stability of the region and the world," he said. Under the deal, about 10,000 American troops will stay in the country after their international combat mission officially ends on December 31. ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    New Afghan president Ashraf Ghani urges Taliban to join peace efforts

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... the rule of Hamid Karzai, president since the Taliban regime was ousted in 2001. The June presidential election was engulfed in disputes over fraud, but international donors welcomed ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Deal between Afghan presidential candidates close after 'breakthrough'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... the Taliban insurgents, weakened the fragile economy and put future international military and aid support at risk. "I hope they will publicly announce the agreement [today]," Ghani's ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hong Kong-based journalist Nils Horner shot dead in Kabul attack

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:37pm by AFP

    ... Kong-based journalist in central Kabul yesterday in a daylight murder that shocked the small international community living in a city on alert ahead of elections. Taliban militants denied ... had not been caught. Watch: Hong Kong-based journalist gunned down in Kabul A witness at the scene described hearing a single gunshot before seeing Horner fall to the ground, and a doctor ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Feuding presidential candidates to form unity government in Afghanistan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 07:16am by AFP

    ... nations have expressed reluctance to make costly commitments if Afghanistan fails to complete the election- a key goal of the massive international military and aid effort since 2001. ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kerry in Kabul to seek resolution of Afghan election dispute

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... The dangers of international military intervention were underlined on Tuesday when a rogue Afghan soldier shot dead a US general at an army training centre in Kabul, wounding more than a dozen others ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul insider attack

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:39pm by AFP

    ... a US general has been killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam war, and will do little to alleviate deep mistrust between international troops and their Afghan allies. Greene, who ... the chief of staff for operations at the Afghan Ministry of Defence, said three Afghan army officers were injured. “ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] have quarantined the site, allowing ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Wrong place, wrong time: US general's killing shows growing Afghan peril

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:33pm by AP, MCT

    ... by Afghans who have turned against the continued international presence in their country more than a dozen years after the fall of the Taliban from power. Mark Jacobson, a former Nato deputy civilian ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan candidate Abdullah Abdullah agrees to rejoin vote audit

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... international hopes that a smooth election would help vindicate the costly US-led military and civilian aid effort since 2001. Abdullah's representatives refused to attend the recount on Sunday due ...




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