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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... to increase sharply as the United States military had removed the munitions from only 3 per cent of the territory covered by its sprawling ranges, officials said. Clearing the rest of the contaminated ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... the murder of its leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud, two days before the September 11th 2001 attacks against the United States, Abdullah helped broker the group's co-operation with US-led forces to topple the Taliban. Ghani, 65, won about four per cent of the vote in 2009 after serving as finance minister from 2002 to 2004. A former official at the World Bank and the United Nations, he ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Smooth-running Afghan election raises questions about Taliban’s strength

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters in Kabul

    ... on Sunday, including at least one election worker, when a government vehicle struck a roadside bomb in northern Kunduz province. The Taliban has branded the poll a United States-backed deception ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Third journalist shot dead in Afghanistan in four weeks by gunman in police uniform

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... “As they were sitting in the car waiting for the convoy to move, a unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’- God is Great – and opened fire on them in the back seat,” the news agency said. A unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and opened fire on them in the back seat  Associated Press report Khost ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Associated Press pays tribute to photographer killed in Afghanistan

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

    ... and a driver. According to the freelancer, they had arrived in the heavily guarded district compound shortly before the incident. As they were sitting in the car waiting for the convoy to move, a unit ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:18pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... by international advisers. Mining has been more troubled. It was clear that Afghanistan's mineral wealth was up for grabs five years ago when the United States accused then mining minister, Mohammad ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... including the United Nations. The initial attack was carried out by two suicide bombers, one of them driving a three-wheeler vehicle. The Nato-led force in Afghanistan sent helicopter gunships ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    AFP reporter, family among 9 civilians killed in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... of Afghanistan about their future,” Sediqqi said. Loizaga named the Paraguayan election observer as Luis Maria Duarte, a lawyer who also worked for the United Nations. I heard some gunshots, and we all ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide attack in crowded market kills 16 in northern Afghanistan

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:13pm

    ... by suspected Taliban gunmen. Rising poll violence The United Nations envoy to Kabul warned on Monday that election-related violence was on the rise in Afghanistan, where foreign combat troops ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl a conundrum for US as Afghanistan conflict winds down

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... to withdraw all United States troops this year unless the Afghan government signs a crucial security agreement. They are convinced that on June 30, 2009, just a few months after he arrived in Afghanistan, Bergdahl walked away from his unit, which was deployed in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, adjacent to the border with Pakistan. While they do want Bergdahl home, they think he ...




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