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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul declares war on dogs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... this mass poisoning programme, working until 10pm, and we come back at 3am," said dog-catcher Islamuddin. "We find these dogs, poison them and dump them where they will be buried." Like many residents in the Pul-e-Charkhi neighbourhood where he works, Islamuddin has no qualms about killing dogs as part of a city policy that is widely seen as a necessary health precaution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584529/kabul-declares-war-dogs
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul insider attack

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:39pm by AFP

    ... spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby described the attack as an isolated incident, and credited Afghan troops for their work in securing national elections. “It’s impossible to eliminate – completely eliminate – that threat, I think, particularly in a place like Afghanistan, but you can work hard to mitigate it,” he said. ‘Cowardly’ attack President Hamid Karzai condemned Tuesday’s attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567701/afghan-soldier-guns-down-us-general-kabul-insider-attack
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Feuding presidential candidates to form unity government in Afghanistan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 07:16am by AFP

    ... to revive ethnic conflict. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah vowed to work together whoever becomes president after an ongoing audit of all eight million votes declares the winner of the June 14 ... beside Ghani and Kerry. "We are committed to working together on the basis of our common vision for the future of our country." The signed text admitted Afghanistan was "in one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569658/feuding-presidential-candidates-form-unity-government-afghanistan
  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Wrong place, wrong time: US general's killing shows growing Afghan peril

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:33pm by AP, MCT

    ... in logistics, told a colleague in March "how happy he was to be over there" working directly with soldiers and Afghan troops, said the official. Greene leaves behind his wife, retired colonel ... at the end of the year. In his statement, General Odierno insisted: "We remain committed to our mission in Afghanistan and will continue to work with our Afghan partners to ensure the safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567865/wrong-place-wrong-time-us-generals-killing-shows-growing-afghan-peril
  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kandahar could fall into darkness when US stops paying for its electricity

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... to regular electricity supplies fivefold since 2002. He said the US government was working on ways to help Afghans develop a sustainable power solution, in part by upgrading infrastructure while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567864/kandahar-could-fall-darkness-when-us-stops-paying-its-electricity
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

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

    ... and feuding politicians in Kabul work to form a new government after a disputed presidential election. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the defence ministry spokesman, said the bomber detonated his ...

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

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

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

    ... with the winner to be declared the country's next president. The victor will immediately begin to form a national unity government. The details of that are yet to be worked out. The first ballots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553429/amazement-afghanistan-kerry-brokers-deal-audit-settle-presidential-poll
  8. 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 ...

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

    US may withdraw all troops after Afghan leader adds conditions to security deal

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 12:45pm by Reuters in Kabul and Washington

    ... homes and demonstrate its commitment to peace talks before he would sign a bilateral security pact, Karzai’s spokesman said. The White House said Karzai had outlined new conditions ... Faizi said the Afghan leader laid out several conditions for his signature to the deal in the meeting, including a US pledge to immediately halt all military raids on, or searches of, Afghan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1366083/us-may-withdraw-all-troops-after-afghan-leader-adds-conditions-security
  10. 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 ...

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

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