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Will WTO membership help improve Afghanistan's economy?

Deutsche Welle - ‎2 hours ago‎
On Friday, Afghanistan became the 164th country to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). after its upper house of parliament passed a final handful of laws that were required as preconditions for membership.
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US Adds Forces in Afghanistan to Fight Islamic State

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
KABUL—The U.S. military is adding troops in eastern Afghanistan for an offensive against Islamic State, U.S. and Afghan officials said, a move intended to roll back the group's gains in areas near the Pakistan border.
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Deadline Looms for Displaced Pakistanis Living in Afghanistan

Voice of America - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Authorities in Pakistan say tens of thousands of families who took refuge in Afghanistan two years ago after fleeing a Pakistani counter-militancy offensive have until Monday to register to return home.

IMF Loan for Afghanistan to Support Growth, Catalyze Donor Aid

International Monetary Fund - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The IMF has approved a $45 million loan to Afghanistan to support a reform program aimed at curbing corruption, reforming the banking sector, and laying the foundation for private sector development.
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SitRep: Deadly US Syria Strike Under Investigation; More U…

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
More U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Again. The U.S. is moving more troops to eastern Afghanistan to help local forces destroy the local ISIS affiliate, Gen.

Five US Special Operators Wounded Fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

Yahoo News - ‎17 hours ago‎
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said five American special operators were wounded in just the last few days in counter-terrorism operations against ISIS.

The Persecution of Afghanistan's Hazaras Has Less to Do with Religion Than You Think

The National Interest Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
On Saturday, thousands of ethnic Hazaras rallied in Kabul to press for an electricity transmission line to be routed through their heartland (Hazarajat) in central Afghanistan. Months of tensions had led up to the protest—the second since May. The ...

The Netherlands v Afghanistan, ICC Intercontinental Cup, The Hague

International Cricket Council - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Netherlands will strive to make the most of home advantage when it runs into Afghanistan in the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup clash beginning at The ...

Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results

New York Times - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
HERAT, Afghanistan - One woman here in the western Afghan city of Herat said she had begged her son not to go fight in the Syrian war, but he charged off anyway, leaving a wife and three children behind.

WH Dodges on Why Obama Didn't Mention Iraq or Afghanistan

Washington Free Beacon - ‎18 hours ago‎
Josh Earnest dodged when asked him why Obama didn't mention Iraq, Afghanistan and military members who are currently in harm's way in his speech.

Afghanistan: On the Eve of a Religious War?

LobeLog - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) recently threatened the Shia Hazara minority in Afghanistan with more attacks in retaliation for fighting in Syria in defense of President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.

Five US service members injured in Afghanistan, says US commander

The Star Online - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five U.S. special operation forces were wounded while partnering with Afghan special forces in an operation to clear areas controlled by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on ...

European Countries Use of Military Drones: Deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎3 hours ago‎
Italy first acquired US Predators in 2004 and deployed them to Iraq in early 2005 and then to Afghanistan in April 2007. In 2011 Italy deployed its Reapers (as well as other military aircraft) over Libya during the Coalition air campaign to oust ...

Gary-based guard unit deploys to Afghanistan

Chicago Tribune - ‎15 hours ago‎
Members of a National Guard unit based in Gary bid farewell to family members, friends and other supporters last week as they prepared for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. About 30 Indiana guardsmen of the 938th Military Police Detachment ...

Large-scale vehicle smuggling from Afghanistan to Pakistan raises security concerns

International Business Times UK - ‎5 hours ago‎
Smuggling of non-custom paid vehicles from Afghanistan into Pakistan is on the rise with growing suspicions that many of these are being used in terrorist activities.
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ISIS attacks in Afghanistan being directed by Hafiz Saeed: Afghan officials to Pakistan

Times of India - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The US government-funded Voice of America has carried a report from Islamabad, that quotes an Afghan government statement that it had told Pakistani officials about Saeed's involvement with the ISIS in Afghanistan. Afghan officials also reportedly ...
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Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US — II

Daily Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
Officials of the US administrations during the tenures of George W Bush and Barack Obama clearly stated that their relations with Pakistan were limited to cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Afghanistan is a wonderfully diverse nation. The ancient Bactria - in today's northern Afghanistan - was known as the "land of a thousand cities" in 4th century BC.