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Top US General: Leadership, Corruption are Afghanistan's Biggest Challenges

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:17:32 GMT

Nicholson said he has spoken 'very frankly' with Afghan military and government leaders about these problems and will focus on implementing solutions, including the replacement of corrupt leaders, during the winter campaign. Afghan forces still have control over roughly two-thirds of the population, but the numbers have dropped slightly, from 68 percent to 64 percent, since September.




Hunted down

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:04:05 GMT

Forced into marrying a man 25 years her senior after he had raped her, this 23-year-old Tajik woman from Kabul is now in a Greek camp for migrants. But Ms Hussain and Spanish NGO volunteers have told the BBC that the abusive husband she ran away from is following hot on her heels, threatening to kill her for disobeying him.




Afghan official: Roadside bombing kills 4 civilians

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:49:08 GMT

" An Afghan official says at least four civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Paktika province. Abdul Raouf Massoud, the deputy provincial police chief, says two women and two children, all from a single family, died in the attack on Monday morning.




Modi, Ghani talk cross-border terrorism

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:57:21 GMT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a meeting during Sixth Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar on Sunday. Photo - PTI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a meeting during Sixth Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar on Sunday.




Photojournalist Andrew Quilty on story behind his Walkley Award winning image

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:01:44 GMT

Andrew Quilty's image The Man on the Operating Table , has won the Gold Walkley Award at the 2016 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The image, taken in Kunduz Afghanistan last year, shows the body of Baynazar Mohammad Nazar, who was killed after a US airstrike hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital.




12 suspected militants killed in airstrikes04-Dec-16157

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:04:09 GMT

KHYBER AGENCY : At least 12 suspected militants were killed and scores of others sustained injuries in air strikes carried out by the jet fighters in Rajgal and Koki Khel area of Jamrud Tehsil on Sunday, official sources said. Security sources said warplanes targeted suspected hideouts of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Laskar-e-Islam at the Pak-Afghan border area in Tirah Valley.




If implemented, Amritsar Deceleration can check Afghan herione smuggling into India

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:16:41 GMT

The Amritsar Declaration adopted during the concluding day of 6th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia expressed serious concern on opium, base material for production of heroine, in Afghanistan, a large chunk of which eventually finds its way India through India-Pak border in Punjab. AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Declaration adopted during the concluding day of 6th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia expressed serious concern on opium, base material for production of heroine, in Afghanistan, a large chunk of which eventually finds its way India through India-Pak border in Punjab.




Clashes between Taliban and security forces leaves 37 dead in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:20:36 GMT

Thirty-seven Taliban militants have so far been killed during an ongoing operation in Nish district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Saturday. A dozen police were also killed and eight others wounded in the offensive, said provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani.




'Neighbours of Afghanistan' have responsibility in ensuring...

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:21:04 GMT

In a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan, Finance Minister Jaitley said at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar that the "Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad etc. are all terror organisations, and should be treated as such."




Ghani refuses Pak aid; says use it to fight terror

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:29:49 GMT

In a hard hitting attack on Pakistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday accused it of launching an 'undeclared war' on his country by covertly supporting several terror networks including the Taliban, and noted that there were no hidden deals in India's growing engagement in the war-ravaged country. In his address at the 6th annual conference of Heart of Asia, Ghani, who severely criticised Islamabad, said an Asian or international mechanism must be put in place, without 'playing games', to find out who was benefiting from terror, extremism and other illicit activities.




Carter: Determined to Ensure Successor Inherits 'Same Level of Excellence'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:36:06 GMT

When Ash Carter was sworn in as defense secretary two years ago, he inherited the finest fighting force the world has ever known, he said yesterday at the "It's been my mission through my actions as secretary to ensure that my successors, and my successor's successors, inherit that same level of excellence" that he inherited from his predecessors, he said. Carter said the challenge during his tenure has been overseeing a strategic transition that requires military deterrence of the most advanced adversaries while continuing to fight terrorist groups.




Some Afghan translators wary of life in US under Trump

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:57:18 GMT

As a translator for the U.S. military, Shaor Ahmad Safi helped conduct mountain patrols, searching for suspected Taliban fighters. He once barely missed a deadly attack on an American base.




Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:13:22 GMT

California authorities say a fire has broken out at an Oakland warehouse where people were having a party and police say there are "casualties." Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could rise as high as 40. Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas.




Afghanistan More Dangerous Today Than 15 Years Ago

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:55:28 GMT

Supporters of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shout anti-American slogans, after the news of his death, during a rally in Quetta May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. helicopter raid on a mansion near the Pakistani capital Islamabad early on Monday, officials said, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept.




Check Out the $85 Million Dollar Ghost Hotel in Afghanistan Funded by the US Taxpayer

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:06:51 GMT

In 2006, a U.S. government overseas private contracting group approved a proposal to build a 209-room, five-star Marriott hotel and luxury apartment building across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The project was intended to be sign of tribute to Muslim investors and serve as a "gateway for returning Afghan citizens who have spent time outside of their homeland."




DOJ confirms: Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama, US officials

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:16:45 GMT

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl--held captive for five years after being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan--has requested a pardon from President Obama, Fox News has learned from two senior US officials.




India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:27:02 GMT

India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan that lies between them. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a short distance from the Pakistan border, for the Heart of Asia conference aimed at stabilising Afghanistan.