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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul UN reports soaring civilian casualties Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared by 24 per cent in the first half of this year, according to UN figures released yesterday, revealing worsening nationwide violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade fighting the Taliban. Ground combat is now causing more deaths and injuries than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550552/un-reports-soaring-civilian-casualties-afghanistan-violence-deepens
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

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

    ... of violence is as natural as drawing breath. Afghanistan is expected to have a new president next month, following an election in April and run-off in June tainted, as the country's elections ... passing the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW law. In what appears to be his quest for a legacy, however, Karzai has quietly withdrawn his support for women's rights in favour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545758/rights-advocates-fear-rollback-womens-gains-afghanistan
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... that any effort to resolve the dispute through violence or any "extra-constitutional means", would cause the United States to withdraw assistance to Afghanistan. ...

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

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

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

    ... intensified in past weeks, Afghanistan has been full of talk about a broader rift along ethnic lines or even violence unless they agree to accept the outcome of the vote or come to a compromise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549226/afghan-poll-results-delayed-presidential-rivals-hold-last-minute-talks
  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... districts, where 2,000 families have fled the violence. The threat of a Taliban revival as Nato combat troops withdraw after more than a decade of war is a major fear for many Afghans, though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540558/800-taliban-clash-afghan-troops-five-day-battle-say-officials
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... last week warned that if candidates "abandon the legal process and framework and appeal directly to supporters it could incite violence". "Some people have already called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537766/kabul-protest-supporters-candidate-abdullah-abdullah-over-fraud
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Dozens killed as Afghans vote in run-off poll; turnout 52 per cent

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... in the first round on April 5. While violence spiked on the day, the high-profile attacks that had been feared did not materialise. Voting ended at 4pm with a palpable sense of relief in the capital, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532410/afghans-vote-again-final-test-taliban-threats-loom
  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban release video of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s handover in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... troops backed up by helicopters were sent for the handover. “Fortunately, no shots were fired,” Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. “There was no violence. It went as well as we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525318/taliban-release-video-us-soldiers-handover-afghanistan
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US commandos planned for the worst in freeing army sergeant, says Hagel

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AGENCIES

    ... surveillance, reconnaissance, through having enough of our assets positioned in the right locations, having enough helicopters, and doing everything we could possibly do to anticipate violence ... walked to the waiting US helicopters and the operation was over quickly. "No shots were fired, there was no violence," Hagel said of the operation. "Once he was on the helicopter, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523451/us-commandos-planned-worst-freeing-army-sergeant-says-hagel
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

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

    ... It was the second attack targeting Abdullah during Afghanistan's fractious election season, which has seen an uptick in violence with Taliban militants threatening to disrupt the polls. Abdullah said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527103/afghan-election-front-runner-abdullah-abdullah-survives-assassination

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