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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Kandahar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-12 14:35:00 -0700 | travel-news

ET Canadians soldiers load baggage on the back of a truck at Kandahar airbase in Afghanistan in July 2011. Soon, all of Canada's troops will depart from Afghanistan. (Rafiq Maqbool/The Associated Press) Canada's flag comes down today over the military...
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Breaking News: Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison
 
Source: The New Zealand Herald

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-18 06:46:41 -0700 | travel-news

Afghanistan (AP) An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards. A spokesman for the Faryab provincial government, Ahmad Jawad Dedar, said...
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Source: BusinessInsider

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-19 17:36:01 -0700 | travel-news

Earlier this week, the  global, regional, and national trends in military expenditures.  According to the report , t he United States led the world in military spending with $640 billion in 2013 alone. China is the closest nation to follow...
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Source: The Washington Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-14 17:48:25 -0700 | travel-news

The endgame for U.S. presence has become a new game Afghanistan 's presidential election now set to enter the runoff stage will mark the first peaceful transition of power in the history of that unfortunate country, ravaged by endless war...
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Source: Fox

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-09 05:42:54 -0700 | travel-news

Afghanistan   Afghan vice president Field Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban, died Sunday...Fahim was an ethnic Tajik who was an ally of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the charismatic Northern Alliance commander who...
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Source: BBC

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 03:49:52 -0700 | travel-news

British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said. The Commons Defence Committee said the UK's main...
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Breaking News: Afghan authorities release prisoners formerly held by British
 
Source: Fox News

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-20 09:42:37 -0700 | travel-news

Afghanistan   Afghan authorities have freed dozens of prisoners who had been detained by British troops but were turned over to the government in Kabul as part of the foreign forces' withdrawal process. A British Embassy spokesman says Britain disagrees...
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Breaking News: Afghan VP, ex-Northern alliance commander, dies
 
Source: Boston.com

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-09 11:27:29 -0700 | travel-news

In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, Afghanistan's Vice President Field Marshal Mohammed Qasim attends a press conference honoring former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani in Kabul, Afghanistan. Government spokesman Aimal Faizi confirmed the death of Fahim, an ethnic Tajik who...
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Source: International Business Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-21 18:01:52 -0700 | travel-news

Since Afghanistan's general election on April 5, White House, State Department and Pentagon officials have resumed discussions on how many American troops should remain after the current U.S.-led coalition ends its mission this year.               The decision to consider a...
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Source: Christian Science Monitor

Kandahar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-04 10:16:56 -0700 | travel-news

As election looms, Afghanistan's history offers lessons  and hope As foreign troops draw down and a new president takes office, the sort of dealmaking among Afghans that could promote stability might actually grow easier. A triumphant Taliban march on Kabul or...
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Source: The Independent

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-31 16:21:17 -0700 | travel-news

He is in no doubt, either, that British Muslims can be good soldiers. That is not because Mr Hafiz was the first Muslim chaplain for the Armed Forces when he was appointed in 2005...Rather, it is because, as with an...
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Source: Fox

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-13 16:48:16 -0700 | travel-news

The military is taking steps to prepare women for combat roles in 2016. The Marine Corps announced that it would give young female lieutenants who wash out of the grueling Infantry Officer Course a second shot, same as their male...
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Source: United Press International

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-11 16:37:13 -0700 | travel-news

This is not the first time Carter has been outspoken against Obama's foreign policy. He has slammed the president in previous remarks about the increased use of drones in the Middle East and NSA surveillance of foreign leaders. He didn't...
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Source: Washington Post

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 00:24:52 -0700 | travel-news

Abdul Wakhil, aged 12, and his older brother Abdul Mateen sit in their house neat Bagram Airbase. Abdul Wakhil, lost both his legs while he was walking in the shooting range outside his house. Young boys often walks into the...
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Source: Reuters

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-21 17:15:17 -0700 | travel-news

Army soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division prepare to board a CH-47 Chinook troop transport helicopter after completing their mission at Forward Operating Base Muqar in this U.S...The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 -...
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