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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... 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 ... said Johan Nylander, a Swedish freelance journalist based in Hong Kong. "For many years he didn't even have an apartment. Hong Kong was the first place he put down his suitcase ...

  2. 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

    ... had been involved. “The last insurgent has just blown himself up, because he knew the ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) were on the way to capture him,” he said. A separate police ... on an airport outbuilding, which ended after four assailants were killed by security forces or blew themselves up, came ahead of an audit of ballot papers from last month’s presidential run-off ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... hopes for a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan, a concern for the West as most US-led forces continue to withdraw from the country. Earlier yesterday, rival camps struggled to find ... arrangement. Taliban insurgents remain a formidable security risk after vowing to disrupt the election process. Yesterday, they killed a district police chief in the western city of Herat and attacked ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Amazement in Afghanistan as Kerry brokers deal for audit to settle presidential poll

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... to be audited will be those gathered in Kabul, while ballot boxes from across the country will be brought under high security to the capital by Nato and Afghan security forces and kept under guard. ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US secretary of state pushes plan to ‘clean up’ disputed Afghan vote

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... made in such areas as literacy rates and women’s rights. But Afghan forces know they will increasingly have to stand up to a bloody Taliban insurgency on their own as international forces withdraw. Washington also wants a signed deal on protecting US forces left in the country until late 2016.   ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    800 Taliban clash with Afghan troops in five-day battle, say officials

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... forces battling the Taliban as US-led Nato forces pull out. Local officials in Helmand province said 800 militants were involved in attacks centred on the Sangin district of Helmand province, a hotbed of fighting during the 13-year insurgency. The last US troops pulled out of Sangin only last month, handing over their remaining bases to Afghan soldiers and police who have now taken ...

  7. 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 violations … In some cases some security forces were involved, in other cases senior government officials like governors or lower-level officials were involved." ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US special envoy for Afghanistan, James Dobbins, steps down

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

    ... forces by late 2016. Dobbins' "relationship with President Karzai was invaluable, particularly at difficult moments", Kerry said, announcing the departure of his special ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Five American soldiers killed by coalition air strike in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... in an area with a high security threat,"said Zabul provincial police chief General Ghulam Sakhi Rughlewanai. "When it was over and we were returning to base, the enemy opened fire and [the ... for the Nato force since five British soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on April 26. Nato forces have officially stepped back from frontline fighting to focus on training Afghan soldiers, ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... official at the government body responsible for exploring peace talks with the Taliban. Police said Stanekzai escaped the blast uninjured, but one civilian was killed and three hurt. The UN mission ...




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