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Source: CNN

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-06 07:47:19 -0800 | travel-news

Eight other members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) were wounded in the strike in Charkh district of Logar province, Gen. Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said in an emailed statement. We value the strong relationship...
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Source: Washington Post

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-31 20:07:20 -0700 | political-news

Defense Department officials and Congress continue to disagree on how to save money in the fiscal 2015 defense budget. In most instances, Pentagon officials have the facts and politicians generally have concern about the effects on their constituents.
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Source: CNN

Kandahar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-27 06:46:59 -0800 | political-news

War hero honored at State of the Union "There are other people who would have quit a long time ago and would have been happy in their wheelchair...Oh, no," he says in an interview to air on CNN's "New Day"...
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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 08:29:01 -0700 | political-news

NY Times reporter Carlotta Gall points the finger at Pakistan...Forbidding landlocked terrain, harsh winters that immobilize supply routes, and large swaths of land immune to government control are just a few of the impediments to the prosecution of war in...
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Source: BBC South Asia

Kandahar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-01 19:02:39 -0800 | travel-news

Prison officials in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar have been tricked into releasing a dozen Taliban fighters. The chief of security for Kandahar, Rahmatullah Atrafi, said a letter was sent to the prison on Tuesday requesting the release of 28...
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Source: BBC

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-28 18:47:13 -0800 | political-news

About half the personnel serving in Afghanistan's security services are illiterate, despite huge investments in teaching programmes, according to a survey by a US watchdog. "I always regret not being able to read or write," says Ali Akbar, a 34-year-old...
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Source: BBC

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-07 19:40:57 -0800 | political-news

When our 40-seater plane landed at Bamiyan airport, I wondered how it might be possible to hold a skiing race in such a remote part of Afghanistan. The airport, without tarmac runway or passenger lounge, is a world away from...
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Source: USA Today

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-20 21:19:05 -0700 | technology-news

For more than a year in Afghanistan, Ellen the black lab sniffed out explosives while on patrol with her handler, Army Spc. Josh Tucker. "Day in and day out, we depended on one another to keep each other alive," said...
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Source: Toronto Star

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-13 09:11:14 -0700 | travel-news

The army hauls down the Canadian flag for the last time in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, bringing a 12-year military mission in the country to an end. But a new poll suggests more than half of Canadians did not know...
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Source: Fox

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-24 10:48:37 -0700 | travel-news

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already at odds with the U.S. over a vital security pact, snubbed western leaders once again by joining the likes of Syria and Venezuela in backing Russia's annexation of Crimea.  Karzai's office released a statement over...
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Source: Fox News

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-14 08:28:31 -0700 | political-news

The U.S. government offers multi-million dollar payments to foreign governments -- including in Afghanistan, as well as North Africa and elsewhere -- in exchange for approving policies that are a priority in Washington, but not necessarily in those countries.  The...
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Source: Washington Post

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-30 19:46:45 -0700 | political-news

Below is an edited transcript of the interview: What are the oversight challenges you see as the U.S. military continues its withdrawal from Afghanistan?...The numbers I hear range from zero to 10,000 U.S. troops and about 2,000 to 6,000 coalition...
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Source: The Independent

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-21 10:10:00 -0700 | sports-news

The answer, according to the Royal Air Force, is when the camera is in the cockpit with the pilot and it gets ensnared in the flight controls. The Ministry of Defence yesterday confirmed that one of its new fleet of...
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Source: BBC South Asia

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-26 04:43:15 -0800 | political-news

The only good memory I have from Guantanamo is that I learnt the Koran and writing and also got a different experience," says Haji Ghalib. "I memorised the Koran there and learnt many new prayers that now I recite regularly,"...
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Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-02 13:04:37 -0700 | disasters-news

Apr 14 Student voters have been urged to pay close attention to the policies of those standing in Afghanistan's presidential election and to make sure they back the most credible candidate. Paktia province said it was vital that voters took...
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