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Punjab offers support to war-torn Afghanistan

The Chief Minister, who presented Karzai with a set of books authored by him and a shawl as a token of love and affection, also invited him to visit his hometown Patiala on his next visit to see the rich heritage of the historic city.

THEQUINT.COM - 2018-09-20 13:14:10

Afghan Shi'ites brace for attacks ahead of Ashura celebration

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police and volunteer groups of armed civilians tightened controls across the capital Kabul on Wednesday ahead of Ashura, the holiest day of the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, following a series of attacks on Shi'ite targets by Islamic State militants. Afghan Shi'ite armed men kee

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 11:25:13

Afghan Envoy Resigns on the Day President Ghani Visits India

The resignation from Abdali comes on the same day Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani visited India and met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Photo: Twitter@ShaidaAbdali)Afghan Envoy Resigns on the Day President Ghani Visits India

THEQUINT.COM - 2018-09-19 13:57:33

Corrie casts real-life Afghanistan war veteran

Canadian-born Little, a former marine, lost a leg in combat during a tour of Afghanistan in 2011. He has since gone on to have a career as an actor, and alsowonStrictly Come Dancing's Comic Relief spin-offin 2015.

DIGITALSPY.COM - 2018-09-19 12:57:26

Afghanistan's Shi'a Brace For More Attacks On Ashura Holiday

The authorities said they had security plans for the Ashura celebrations, which were targeted in the past, amid criticism they were failing to protect Shi’a.

RFERL.ORG - 2018-09-19 10:48:00

UN Envoy: Afghanistan Is In Best Position for Peace Talks

United Nations envoy for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, left, addresses the United Nations Security Council, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He is accompanied by Afghanistan's U.N. Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

MILITARY.COM

The Afghan Morass

On learning that he was from Afghanistan, I asked my Afghan taxi driver in New York his opinion about the situation in his country. “Americans don’t get it,” he said. “They are not going to succeed in Afghanistan. My father was a warlord who fought the Russians, and I grew up in Afghanistan, so I kn

COUNTER PUNCH - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Dozens of IS Fighters Arrested in Kabul

Dozens of Islamic State fighters have been arrested in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, ahead of a religious observance in the country, Afghan officials said Tuesday.Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country's main intelligence agency, said in a statement Tuesday that its specia

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-09-18 19:55:00

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Hold Talks With Modi on Wednesday

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 19 September, during which a host of issues, including regional security and the developmental partnership between the two neighbours, are expected to be discussed.Ghani will arrive in India on Wednesday mo

THEQUINT.COM - 2018-09-18 19:04:53

AP News - Afghan official: 9 local policemen die in 'insider' attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least nine members of the local police force were killed when another policeman opened fire and shot them at a checkpoint in northern Balkh province, the latest in so-called "insider" attacks in Afghanistan.

TOWNHALL

Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate Returns: Life Under a Resurgent Taliban

In 1992, after groups of guerrilla fighters known as mujahideen succeeded in toppling Afghanistan’s communist government, which had been backed by the Soviet Union, they quickly turned on each other, kicking off a civil war. In response, a group of young clerics in the southern province of Kandahar

WORLDPOLITICSREVIEW.COM

Forced to fight as soldiers and taking casualties, Afghan police demand reforms

GHAZNI, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's poorly armed and underpaid police are usually on the frontlines against Taliban militants and they lost 90 men defending the strategic city of Ghazni last month, underlining chronic weaknesses that are likely to face further tests. An Afghan polic

REUTERS

General’s Secret Weapon to Keep Trump in Afghanistan: Fox News

In a series of conversations in July, officials from the U.S., Britain, Italy, and other countries devised plans to overhaul the way they sold the public on staying in the 17-year-long war in Afghanistan.

DAILY BEAST

Bristol Post Office Renamed After Army Green Beret

Sgt. McKenna was a true hero. Time after time when he was needed, he answered the call to serve. I was proud to join with our congressional delegation and the entire Bristol community today to honor his sacrifice.— Gina Raimondo (@GovRaimondo)September 17, 2018

PATCH

Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to half-staff for Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sanagustin, 32, was assigned to B Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson in southern Colorado.

DENVER POST

Taliban demand militant network's scion be released before peace talks

Afghan policemen in front of the main prison in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 25, 2011.Allauddin Khan / AP file

NBC NEWS

Afghan Boy, His Dog Walk Hundreds of Kilometers for Peace

WASHINGTON / KABUL —After losing his mother to war, 10-year-old Hikmatullah decided to join a peace movement, members of which have been walking hundreds of kilometers to different regions of Afghanistan since June with the message of peace and an end to violence.“A mortar hit our house and killed m

VOICE OF AMERICA

Pakistani Foreign Minister Talks Peace, Security With Afghanistan's President

“The two sides discussed the issues of security, peace, and stability in the region -- the joint fight against terrorism and the implementation of the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity,” the statement said.

RFERL.ORG

Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 5 in central province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have carried out a series of coordinated attacks in central Ghazni province, killing five members of the security forces.

AP - 2018-09-20 10:14:59

Afghan military helicopter crash kills four: officials

An Afghan military helicopter carrying weapons and ammunition burst into flames during an "emergency landing" in western Afghanistan, killing at least four people, including the pilot, officials said Saturday.

ECONOMIC TIMES