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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kerry warns that legitimacy of Afghanistan election ‘hangs in balance’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:37pm by Reuters

    ... the vote count to underpin its legitimacy. Kerry arrived in Kabul in the early hours in a hastily arranged visit for talks with the two presidential contenders, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl smiling in photo with Afghan militant chief while captive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... was in captivity. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Twitter account that posted the photo was operated by a Taliban sympathiser who works at a university in Afghanistan. "Its not our ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US special envoy for Afghanistan, James Dobbins, steps down

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

    ... for Afghanistan's future." After Karzai refused at the 11th hour to sign the bilateral security agreement deal, both presidential candidates said they would honour the negotiations and accept the pact. ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

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

    ... Afghanistan's needs after international combat troops withdraw at the end of this year. "There was no question about why he was killed. The phone calls would tell me to stop my work, close ... a woman in power. "It is all and only because I am a woman," said Wafa, with a sigh that betrays the resignation she shares with working women across her country for whom the threat ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... who has worked with such veterans since the Vietnam war. "You have to ask permission to eat, to move, to sleep..." Bergdahl was freed on Saturday in a prisoner exchange for five ... who said "an American soldier with a camera is looking for someone who speaks English", the cables said. Intelligence received three hours later indicated a US soldier had been ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    81 killed in floods in northern Afghanistan with more deaths likely

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP, AFP

    ... but is an eight to nine hour journey by land because of the rugged terrain. Rahman said local authorities had received around 100 tents, several hundred blankets and some food, but that more supplies were ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

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

    ... "This is the act of the enemies of Afghanistan to disrupt the democratic process in the country." Karzai also denounced the attack, saying in a statement that it was "the work ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan government protests against US deal to free Taliban prisoners

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:29pm by Reuters

    ... Republicans that it resulted from negotiations with terrorists, saying the swap had been worked out by the government of Qatar. ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani vows quick action on US security pact

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:27pm by BLOOM

    ... against the Taliban. Karzai declined to meet with Barack Obama at Bagram air base on Sunday, during the US president's visit to Afghanistan that only lasted a few hours. Karzai said ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Two Americans injured in attack on US consulate vehicle in Afghanistan

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... lightly injured and being treated at the Spanish hospital in Herat. It added that the US was working closely with Afghan authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators ...




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