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Edmonton soldier found hanged in cell 'different young man' after Afghanistan

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
A soldier who hanged himself while under arrest for drunk driving was a changed man when he returned from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, a fatality inquiry heard Monday. Cpl. Shaun Collins died two days after he was taken into custody by military ...

Al-Qaeda returns to Afghanistan amid fears of new jihadist alliance with Isis and Taliban

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Al-Qaeda is back in Afghanistan, joining Isis and the Taliban in waging jihad. The three most prominent Islamist terrorist groups in the world are now in one violent arena and drawing the West back into a bloody conflict it had sought to leave behind ...
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Kidnappers quiet four days after Australian aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson snatched in Afghanistan

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
The kidnappers of an Australian charity worker in Afghanistan still had not made any demands four days after the 60-year-old woman was snatched at gunpoint, the charity's chairman has said.
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Afghanistan's Ghani Expedites Executions

Voice of America - ‎11 hours ago‎
Afghanistan's president is expected to soon sign the execution orders for prisoners who have been convicted on terrorism-related charges.
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Afghanistan to Fight Taliban, Remain Open for Peace Talks - Ex-Envoy

Sputnik International - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Taliban attacks against Afghan Security Forces and civilians began escalating during the winter of 2015 after peace overtures failed.
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Charming internet with plastic bag 'Messi' shirt, Murtaza forced to abandon Afghanistan

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Afghan kid fan of Messi The Argentinian football star Lionel Messi's biggest and youngest fan from Afghanistan Murtaza Ahmadi has been forced to abandon Afghanistan months after he charmed the internet with plastic bag shirt. According to reports ...
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2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

NPR - ‎14 hours ago‎
Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports.
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U.S. military's hazy 'noncombat' Afghanistan role creates confusion in hospital bombing

Washington Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
The remaining U.S. forces in Afghanistan find themselves caught between increasing attacks by the Taliban while the Afghan military remains unprepared to take on the fight, and rules of engagement that limit their actions in what the White House has ...
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G-RF grad killed in Afghanistan in '09 to be honored on Illinois 1

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - ‎12 hours ago‎
The 28-year-old Georgetown-Ridge Farm graduate had four young children when he started his first tour in Afghanistan in 2009.
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Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Aljazeera.com - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
An Australian woman working for a charity in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, Canberra's foreign minister has said. Julie Bishop said her government was working to secure the release of Katherine Jane Wilson, an aid worker who is reported to work for an ...
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Peter Cosgrove visits Australian troops in Afghanistan

The Guardian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
During a trip to Kabul, the former army chief thanked defence force personnel for their service and said they were working to build a better future for Afghanistan and its people. Sir Peter also met with the president of the Islamic Republic of ...
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Pentagon: US bombing of Afghanistan hospital not a 'war crime'

CNN - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Washington (CNN) The Pentagon announced Friday that 16 military personnel will be disciplined for the deadly U.S. strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October, but maintained that it was not a war crime because it resulted from unintentional ...

Exchange & Remittance Operations Mechanism in Afghanistan

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
Key players in Afghanistan's formal financial sector include banks and microfinance institutions, money transfer organizations (MTOs), money service providers (MSPs) such as electronic money institutions (EMIs) and HAWALA businesses as well as foreign ...

'The Donald Trump of inspectors general'

Politico - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Sopko, hailed by many as a heroic advocate for taxpayers for his prolific work as the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, threw a sudden punch at a now-defunct Pentagon task force he had long accused of mismanagement. He singled ...
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Security operation kills 45 rebels in S. Afghanistan

Kuwait News Agency - ‎11 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, May 2 (KUNA) -- At least 45 Taliban rebels, including a local commander, were killed during a security operation in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, said officials on Monday. Provincial governor's spokesman, Samim Khpalwak told ...
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How Afghanistan Survives the 2016 Fighting Season

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Kabul need merely survive - as stated by Nicholas Haysom, the U.N. secretary-general's special representative and head of the U.N.
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Government criticised after 'suicide' of Afghan war translator facing deportation from Britain

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎18 hours ago‎
Nangyalai Dawoodzai is understood to have worked for the British Army in Afghanistan for three years before fleeing the country after receiving death threats from the Taliban.
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US-led drone strike kills over dozen in eastern Afghanistan

Press TV - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
More than a dozen people have lost their lives in Afghanistan in a new drone strike carried out by US-led foreign forces in the country's east.

'Conflict in Afghanistan is not between Afghans but imposed on us': Karzai

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
In his speech during the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Karzai said “We are making a strong case in the international community that the conflict in Afghanistan is not between ...

PepsiCo signs agreement with Afghanistan Industries to manufacture beverages in Afghanistan

The Nation - ‎9 hours ago‎
LAHORE: PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, today signed an exclusive bottling agreement with Afghanistan Beverage Industries Ltd (ABI) to manufacture and distribute PepsiCo beverages in Afghanistan.
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