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11 Members of Same Family Killed, Wounded in Afghan Blast

An explosion of an artillery shell in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province killed or wounded 11 members of one family, most of them children. The ordnance reportedly had been left behind unexploded after a fierce firefight between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants in the area. The fam

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-05-27 15:50:00

Taliban suicide bombing kills 2 soldiers in Afghanistan

Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of the southern Helmand province, says four other soldiers were wounded in Sunday's attack in the Nad Ali district. He says the large explosion could be heard from far away, and that the toll could rise.

FOXNEWS - 2018-05-27 07:27:16

Bangladesh retain Walsh as coach for Afghanistan series

"We won't be thinking of losing and having a fear of losing. If we back ourselves, play good cricket, (we) will win," Walsh told reporters in Dhaka on Sunday.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-05-27 00:00:00

Drought Adds to Woes of Afghanistan, in Grips of a Raging War

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan, already torn by decades of intensifying violence, is grappling with a drought in two-thirds of the country that could lead to severe food shortages for up to two million more people, the United Nations has warned.The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Afghan

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-05-27 00:00:00

Afghanistan registers candidates for long-delayed elections

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan launched the registration of candidates for parliamentary and district elections on Saturday, taking another step toward a long-delayed ballot that has been threatened by deadly attacks on voter registration centers. FILE PHOTO: An Afghan man arrives at a voter registr

REUTERS - 2018-05-26 11:47:11

Opinion | The Other Names We Must Not Forget

Afghans carry the coffin of Arsala Jamal, governor of Logar Province, who was killed while giving a speech in a mosque in 2013.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-05-26 00:00:00

Pakistan Denies Mistreating US Diplomats

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 24, 2018.


Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

A senior Afghan Taliban commander - who served as a shadow governor for more than a dozen districts in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province - has been killed by Afghan security forces, provincial officials told VOA. Attaullah Khogyanai, provincial spokesperson for eastern Nangarhar province, tol


Memorial recalls the dead, but few at NATO know their names

BRUSSELS –As NATO shifted into new headquarters in recent weeks, part of the move involved a tombstone-like chunk of polished granite, a memorial to those who paid the ultimate price in service of the military alliance.


Europe is rejecting thousands of Afghan asylum seekers a year. But what awaits them back home?

For Hewad Sobhani, three years in Brussels gave him a taste of Western society — an apartment, a social life, a job in a cafe. It also gave him hope that he had escaped his conflicted homeland forever, just as waves of other Afghans had done before him.


A son killed in action and his parents ask why

BERTHOUD, Colo.—Ten days since Gabe was killed. Bob and Donna Conde were sitting on a couch in their basement surrounded by relatives, close friends and 16 of the soldiers who fought alongside their son in Afghanistan.


Afghan lieutenant in Wash. to be deported; fears Taliban execution

PORTLAND, Ore. – A former Afghan army lieutenant who is seeking asylum in the U.S. learned this week he will be deported back to Afghanistan, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request to stay.


Veterans charity breaks ground in Batavia on home for Afghanistan veteran

"In August of 2011 to November of 2011 I was in Afghanistan, and in those three or four months I got blown up twice within 10 days of each other," Moser said.


U.S. push to stabilize Afghanistan is $5B failure, watchdog says

WASHINGTON — Thewatchdogresponsible for monitoring the U.S. government’s effort to rebuild Afghanistan says the 15-year,$5 billioneffort hasn’t worked, according to a report released Thursday.


A Beautiful Reunion: This High School Football Player Got The Surprise Of A Lifetime When He Removed His Helmet To Reveal That He Was His Father Who Had Been Fighting In Afghanistan For The Past 2 Years

Brace yourself for a good cry, because it’s impossible not to be moved by this beautiful reunion: This high school football player got the surprise of a lifetime when he removed his helmet to reveal that he was his father who had been fighting in Afghanistan for the past two years.What an absolutely


Afghanistan stabilization effort failing after 17 years of U.S. work, watchdog report says

The damning report finds that much of the $4.7 billion spent on programs to stabilize areas cleared of insurgents has been largely wasted — some of it siphoned off by corrupt officials, some of it paying for projects that did more harm than good. All told, the U.S. government has appropriated about


U.S. Drive to Stabilize Afghanistan Mostly Failed, Watchdog Says

Stabilization efforts that have been at the heart of military and foreign policy in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded in 2001 have largely failed, according to a report by a government watchdog.Projects were poorly planned or mismanaged, fostering widespread distrust by Afghan civilians, the report


The Afghanistan War and the California Senate Race

In his February state Democratic Convention speech, California Senate President Kevin DeLeon took U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to task for her vote in favor of the Iraq War. No surprise there – he hopes to unseat the state’s senior U.S. Senator and candidates have frequently focused on opponents’ pr


Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 troops in northern province

KABUL, Afghanistan –An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a military outpost in northern Faryab province, killing three soldiers and wounding six.


Kidnapped U.N. staff member and son released in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A member of the United Nations staff working in Kabul and her son, who were kidnapped in January, have been released, the UN’s mission in Afghanistan said on Thursday, expressing outrage at the death of her driver during the abduction.