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  1. 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

    ... in the Muslim world, with US President Barack Obama overnight authorising airstrikes on Islamist extremists in Iraq. Obama said the strikes were necessary to prevent “genocide” being carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569086/kerry-kabul-seek-resolution-afghan-election-dispute
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

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

    ... and aid workers helps the Taliban assert its power, block security improvements and prevent economic development 13 years after it was ousted from power by a US invasion. It also creates new ...

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

    US troops to remain in Afghanistan until end of 2016 to ‘finish the job’

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... with striking significant blows against al-Qaeda's leadership, eliminating Osama bin Laden and preventing Afghanistan from being used as a base for strikes against the US. He said: "Now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520591/us-troops-leave-afghanistan-end-2016
  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... prevent a surge in militant attacks before the end of the year, when most US troops are due to leave. About 33,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan, down from a peak of 100,000 in 2011. Marine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508483/concerns-us-military-cia-plans-shut-spy-bases-afghanistan
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Defiant Afghans vote in presidential election despite Taliban threats

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 05:30pm by AP

    ... at checkpoints and blocking vehicles from getting close to polling stations. Some voters were searched three times in Kabul, and text messages were blocked in an apparent attempt to prevent candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465567/defiant-afghans-vote-election-despite-taliban-threats
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Planned cuts to Afghan forces threaten stability, US report says

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:31am by Reuters in Washington

    ... National Security Force (ANSF) to 228,500 from the current 382,000 would put the US policy of preventing the country from becoming a safe haven for extremists “at risk”. “We recommend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432447/planned-cuts-afghan-forces-threaten-stability-us-report-says
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Cold weather kills 17 in Afghan refugee camps

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... a preventable tragedy “These deaths were a preventable tragedy,” Amnesty’s deputy Asia Pacific director Polly Truscott said in a statement. Last winter about 100 people, mostly children and the elderly, lost their lives in the camps and the Afghan government and international donors had been urged to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. The latest deaths show “the inadequate co-ordination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1133727/cold-weather-kills-17-afghan-refugee-camps
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan security deal clouded by dispute over US admission of ‘mistakes’

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:34pm by Reuters in Kabul and Washington

    ... Reuters in Kabul and Washington Confusion over a letter acknowledging US errors in Afghanistan has prevented signing of security pact to cover post-war conduct Last-minute efforts to finalise a security pact between the United States and Afghanistan were clouded on Tuesday by differences over whether President Barack Obama had agreed to issue a letter acknowledging US mistakes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361082/afghan-security-deal-clouded-dispute-over-us-admission-mistakes
  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast hits near US base in Afghan capital

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 06:30pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... good security and prevent any possible incident on Ashoura”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1087628/suicide-blast-hits-near-us-base-afghan-capital
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Barack Obama vows to let Afghans take over from spring

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... forces and preventing a return of al-Qaeda. But he warned that Karzai, with whom he has had a somewhat testy relationship, would have to accept a security agreement, still under discussion, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1126698/barack-obama-vows-let-afghans-take-over-spring

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