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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Three US doctors killed, nurse injured as Kabul hospital guard opens fire

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Latest attack adds to fears that the Taliban are changing targets to foreign civilians Guard kills US doctors at hospital in Kabul An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign staff at a Kabul hospital yesterday, killing three US doctors and wounding a US nurse, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1496199/three-us-doctors-killed-kabul-hospital-guard-opens-fire
  2. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Jophn Kerry advocates practical plan to 'clean up the tally' after both candidates claim run-off victory in Afghanistan's presidential polls US ... back-to-back meetings on Friday with rivals Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani that stretched deep into the night, US officials said an accord was not yet on the table. The deadlock over last month’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552771/us-secretary-state-pushes-plan-clean-disputed-afghan-vote
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan government protests against US deal to free Taliban prisoners

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

    ... Reuters in Kabul Prisoner swap stokes anger in Afghanistan, where many view the deal as a further sign of a US desire to disengage from the region as quickly as possible Afghanistan’s government protested against a US deal to free five high-ranking Taliban militants in exchange for a US soldier arguing the transfer of the men from a Guantanamo Bay jail to Qatar violated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523868/afghan-government-protests-against-us-deal-free-taliban-prisoners
  4. 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

    ... a building under construction at the airport at around 4.30am before opening fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. The attack ended more than four hours later with all ... contenders, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, following a deal brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Election officials expect that the results of the audit, which will take at least three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555553/gunmen-attack-kabul-airport-says-afghan-official
  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US special envoy for Afghanistan, James Dobbins, steps down

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down at a key juncture in troubled US-Afghan ties and as the country grapples with a political crisis ... Feldman, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. The change comes as the two candidates to be Afghanistan's next president- succeeding Hamid Karzai, who has held the reins for 13 years- wrangle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545762/us-special-envoy-afghanistan-james-dobbins-steps-down
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Two Americans injured in attack on US consulate vehicle in Afghanistan

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Herat, Afghanistan Two Americans were slightly injured in an attack on a US consulate vehicle in Afghanistan’s western city of Herat on Wednesday, officials said, highlighting the country’s instability as Nato combat troops prepare to withdraw. The incident came five days after insurgents attacked an Indian mission in the same city, and a day after US President ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520372/two-americans-injured-attack-us-consulate-vehicle-afghanistan
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:29pm by AP

    ... the 2001 US-led invasion. The attack in the town of Urgun in Paktika province brutally underscored the country's instability as foreign troops prepare to leave by the end of the year ... was no military base nearby." The bombing was also the first major attack since a weekend deal between the two Afghan presidential contenders brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry averted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554824/car-bomb-attack-kills-least-30-afghanistan
  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... that raised fears of fresh violence along ethnic lines. The deadlock over the run-off vote to choose a successor to Karzai plunged Afghanistan into political crisis and dented US hopes of a smooth ... said. Abdullah's victory claim on Monday inflamed tensions and prompted Washington to warn that violence or taking "extra-constitutional means" would result in a halt to US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553429/amazement-afghanistan-kerry-brokers-deal-audit-settle-presidential-poll
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl smiling in photo with Afghan militant chief while captive

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

    ... Reuters in Islamabad US captive in friendly photo with militant chief US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban. Yesterday, the Taliban confirmed the photo had been taken with them while Bergdahl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552145/bowe-bergdahl-smiling-photo-afghan-militant-chief-while-captive
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... Reuters in Kabul Top US diplomat will urge rival presidential candidates to agree to review of fraud claims Afghan election's legitimacy hangs in balance: Kerry US Secretary of State ... doubts to be satisfied, and hopefully for a future to be defined. But I can't tell you that that's going to be an automatic at this point." US officials said Kerry would urge both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551833/us-secretary-state-arrives-afghanistan-meet-presidential-candidates

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