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Source: Fox

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-04 06:53:53 -0700 | political-news

House member from Utah raised expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact...House Oversight subcommittee. "That...
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Source: The Washington Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 13:23:55 -0700 | political-news

Only months after receiving the nation's highest award for valor, Capt. William Swenson has left the civilian world and returned to active duty...Swenson, who left the service in 2011, will be assigned to I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.,...
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Source: United Press International

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-22 10:54:48 -0800 | travel-news

A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Kandahar province was thwarted when the explosives detonated while the militants were planning the attack, officials said. The Interior Ministry said a child was killed by the blast late Friday in the village of Torbagh...
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Source: World News

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-06 00:42:16 -0700 | political-news

AP / Rahmat Gul An Afghan villager carries materials for Saturday's election over his shoulders as he hikes to his village Friday along a country road high in the mountains of Shutul District in northern Afghanistan . ( Shah Marai...
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Breaking News: Afghan soldiers' bodies returned to families
 
Source: Al Jazeera

Kunar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-24 11:48:17 -0800 | travel-news

The bodies of 21 Afghan soldiers killed in the worst Taliban attack on the national army in four years have been returned to their families following a rare public ceremony. The soldiers were honoured in Kabul on Monday by officials...
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Source: BusinessInsider

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-11 13:18:43 -0700 | business-news

He cannot quite fathom why his combat uniform is different from that of other American servicemen in the field, depending on whether they are members of the army, the air force or the marines. And soon it may be different...
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Source: Newyork Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-20 15:07:41 -0700 | disasters-news

More on nytimes.com About At War is a reported blog from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and other conflicts in the post-9/11 era. The New York Times's award-winning team provides insight and answers questions about combatants on the faultlines, and civilians caught...
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Breaking News: Afghan election frontrunner vows reconciliation with Karzai
 
Source: The News International

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-13 10:44:11 -0700 | political-news

A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn´t pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election.   A former...
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Breaking News: Taliban 'abduct' Afghan provincial candidate
 
Source: Al Jazeera English

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-31 09:22:30 -0700 | travel-news

54 The Taliban have vowed to use force to disrupt the April 5 national and local elections [Reuters] Taliban gunmen have abducted an Afghan candidate running for a seat in the provincial council of Sar-i-Puland and seven members of his entourage,...
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Source: The Independent

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-07 12:46:11 -0700 | sports-news

A former army officer soldier who stabbed a woman to death after holding her hostage for eight hours has been jailed for life. Jeremy Green, 26, admitted to murdering Nicole Waterhouse, 32, and attempting to kill her flatmate, Karen Browne,...
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Source: Toronto Star

Kandahar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-28 03:56:07 -0700 | travel-news

Twelve years after Canada went to war in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, it's time to reckon with the now-over mission. A new Star Dispatches ebook, Our Longest War: The Story of Canada's 12 years in Afghanistan Told by...
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Source: Fox News

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-06 00:07:53 -0800 | travel-news

Afghanistan   Sometimes the calls come in the middle of the night...But the messages are always the same, threats of death for having worked with the German military in northern Afghanistan. "I might be the next victim" said a frightened...
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Source: United Press International

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 13:00:20 -0700 | travel-news

Unexploded ordnance left behind by the U.S. military threaten the safety of Afghan children. Undetonated grenades, rockets, and mortar shells were abandoned at de-commissioned firing ranges across 800-square miles of land.
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Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-24 15:30:22 -0700 | disasters-news

Nur Agha Sharifi, a senior lecturer at Balkh University in northern Afghanistan, told an audience of undergraduates that biased, partisan surveys served only to confuse the electorate and undermine legitimate debate. Speaking at a March 19 event held in Mazar-e...
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Source: The Washington Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-18 14:36:21 -0700 | political-news

Mr. Klayman said the plan is to use the legal action as a vehicle to demand disclosures from the Defense Department about how the mission was conducted something Congress is unwilling to do, he said. We're going to take discovery...
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