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Afghan official: Taliban kill police officer in province

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:39:55 GMT

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Bloody Day in Afghanistan as Taliban attacks police checkpoints

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:11:01 GMT

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Track-II dialogue calls upon Pakistan, Afghanistan to continue engagement

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:29:24 GMT

KABUL: Members of Pakistani and Afghan parliament, retired military officials, ambassadors, traders, members of civil society and media persons wrapped up unofficial dialogue in Kabul on Sunday, urging both governments to continue the course of engagement. A joint declaration of policy recommendations issued at the end of three-day interaction welcomed the recent exchange of visits between Kabul and Islamabad, particularly consultations between directors general of military operations .

Afghanistan wants the US to send the A-10 back to fight the Taliban

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:11:30 GMT

The US military, which has started to wind down operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, has yet to make a decision. Afghanistan's government wants the US to redeploy the A-10 Thunderbolt to bolster efforts to fight the Taliban, according to a Military Times report .

Op-Ed Contributor: Can the International Criminal Court Be Saved From Itself?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:11:29 GMT

Last month, the International Criminal Court opened two investigations, including a sensitive one in Afghanistan, and a call has been made to allow it to intervene in Myanmar. But such a flurry of announcements mainly testifies to the impasse at which the court finds itself.

Taliban Kills 14 Afghan Troops, Suicide Car Bomb Targets NATO Convoy

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:38:25 GMT

A US military helicopter flies over the site of a suicide bomb that struck a NATO convoy in Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017. Taliban insurgents have killed at least 14 Afghan troops and injured several others in a pre-dawn attack in southern Helmand province.

Taliban kill 11 Afghan police in attack on checkpoints

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:19:46 GMT

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Car bomb blast hits NATO convoy in S. Afghanistan, killing civilian

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:55:00 GMT

An Afghan woman was killed and four civilians wounded when a suicide car bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces' convoy in Kandahar city, capital of southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, a local official said. The blast occurred at around 02:00 p.m. local time in Police District 5 of Kandahar city, along a road which connects the city to the international airport, the source told Xinhua anonymously.

California's 'new normal' is huge, costly, fatal fires

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:34:53 GMT

Kim Brunhuber is a CBC News Senior Reporter based in Los Angeles. He has travelled the world from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan as a videojournalist, shooting and editing pieces for TV, radio and online.

U.S. Hails Afghan Forces' Battlefield Gains, Urges Taliban To Seek Talks With Kabul

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:04:49 GMT

The U.S. Defense Department hailed success on the battlefield by Afghan forces and urged Taliban insurgents to embrace "peace and political legitimacy" through a negotiated settlement with the government in Kabul. The comments came this week in the Pentagon's semiannual report to Congress, the first since President Donald Trump on August 21 announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia region.

Name of fallen hero will be remembered

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:36:53 GMT

THE memory of a soldier who gave his life while serving in Afghanistan is to live on at Britain's biggest Army base. Sergeant Jonathan Matthews died on July 28, 2008, while on patrol with the Afghan Army near the capital of Helmand province Lashkar Gah.

16 terrorists killed in eastern Afghan provinces

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:57:09 GMT

News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector CONTACT US E-MAIL: PHONES: + 994 12 437 18 46 Azad Abdulrahimzade: +994 50 669-48-84 Aybeniz Askerova: +994 50 677-42-28 Sixteen terrorists of Taliban and Islamic State group were killed in two eastern Afghan provinces, authorities said Saturday, Xinhua reported. Two militants of IS terrorist group were killed after a NATO-led coalition forces' drone struck Langari Kando locality of Haska Mina district of Nangarhar province at around midday Saturday, a provincial government spokesman, Attahullah Khogyani, told Xinhua.

Cold Weather In Kabul Causes Deaths Of Homeless Drug Addicts

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:37:13 GMT

The cold weather in Kabul, Afghanistan, has caused the death of several homeless drug addicts. The Afghan Health and Counternarcotics Ministries started a joint campaign on December 16 to gather the drug addicts for treatment, as temperatures plunged to minus 3 degrees Celsius.

5 civilians killed as Afghan forces fight for retaking Tabar valley in northern Afghanistan

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:56:55 GMT

At least five Afghan civilians were killed and eight others wounded during armed clashes in a strategic valley in the country's northern province of Sari Pul, a local official said Saturday. "Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched an operation Saturday morning, to drive Taliban out from Tabar valley, Sangcharak district.

Vespers service brings both stress, Christmas spirit

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:04:48 GMT

When I was in Afghanistan over Christmas, I realized that I missed dreadfully the preparation for Christmas - not necessarily the day itself, but the getting ready - which, of course, is what Advent is: Preparation. And the thing I missed most was the Vespers service.

Fighting a proxy war in Afghanistan

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:03:44 GMT

Don't be under the illusion that we have seen the worst of terrorism, we have not. ISIS is degrading and coming apart on the battlefield since the rules of engagement have changed under Trump's administration.

a B-52 in Afghanistan dropped the most bombs ever from a single Stratofortress

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:03:43 GMT

The B-52s from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are the first to be outfitted with the conventional rotary launcher. A B-52 Stratofortress dropped a record-setting number of precision munitions by a single Stratofortress by using the "conventional rotary launcher" during a strike on Taliban drug labs.