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Breaking News: Taliban Suspends Talks For Prisoner Exchange
 
Source: National Public Radio

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-23 08:11:04 -0800 | travel-news

He provided no further detail on why that decision had been made. In an effort to foster peace talks to end the Afghan war, U.S. officials recently took steps they hoped might revive U.S. discussions with Taliban representatives about the...
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Source: Arab News

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-08 18:28:15 -0700 | travel-news

Prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, this landlocked country largely remained away from media spotlight. It all started in 1973 when Daoud Khan overthrew King Zahir Shah in a bloodless coup to become the first president...
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Source: Star Tribune

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 00:38:56 -0700 | travel-news

As of Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is...
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Source: United Press International

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-21 15:55:50 -0800 | travel-news

Afghanistan will likely lead to a surge in Taliban activity in the country, a Pentagon-sponsored review suggests...CNA advised the United States to keep international military advisers inside the Afghan ministries of defense and interior "at least" until 2018 to help...
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Source: World News

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-01 04:45:30 -0800 | travel-news

If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers...
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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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Source: United Press International

Herāt :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-21 09:17:46 -0800 | travel-news

There is no territory in Afghanistan that should be considered safe from violence, a warning from the U.S...The State Department issued a travel warning Thursday, saying the Taliban and other groups hostile to the government are active throughout the country....
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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: 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: 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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