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Top ISIS leaders killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:40:31 GMT

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 26 : At least seven Islamic State fighters of ISIL-Khorasan province, a branch of the militant Islamist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, were killed in the latest anti-IS operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The Nangarhar Police commandment in a statement said the militants were killed during the Silab-4 and 5 operations being conducted in Chaparhar district, Khaama Press reported.

How we can prevent Afghanistan from becoming the next Iraq

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:20:58 GMT

The Trump administration's consideration of a surge of 3,000 to 5,000 troops in Afghanistan is reminiscent of an episode of Homeland . Saul Berenson made the impolitic comment that we had not been fighting one war for 15 years, but the same war 15 times.

Afghanistan: Roadside bomb claims 10 civilians

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:48:07 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 At least 10 people died and six were wounded following a roadside bomb blast in Heart, western Afghanistan on Friday, Anadolu reported. According to Lal Mohammad Omarzoy, the governor of Herat's Adraksan district, all the victims of the bomb were civilians.

Brad Pitt's 'War Machine' fizzles on Netflix

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:58:27 GMT

Throwing around money to demonstrate its commitment to the movie business, Netflix has rented Brad Pitt. That's the main headline to take from "War Machine," a muddled satire about the war in Afghanistan awkwardly forced to camouflage its lead character behind a pseudonym.

Q&A: What's behind Jeremy Corbyn's argument on terrorism and overseas conflicts?

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:01:14 GMT

As campaigning resumed on Friday ahead of the General Election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested links between Britain's involvement in conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan and the rise of terrorism at home. In an appeal to voters during a speech in London, he said Labour would change what the UK does abroad if the party wins power.

18 Soldiers Among 25 People Killed In Attack On Afghanistan's Army Base

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:40:09 GMT

Up to 25 people including 18 soldiers and seven Taliban fighters were confirmed dead as the anti-government militant group attacked an army in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, a local official said on the condition of anonymity, China's Xinhua news agency reported. "A Taliban terrorist group launched a coordinated attack on the army base in Zangitan area of Shah Walikot district in the wee hours of Friday during which 18 soldiers and seven Taliban rebels were killed," the official told Xinhua but refused to be named.

China-India-US cooperation in Afghanistan could have huge potential

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:59:59 GMT

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China May 15, 2017. Reuters/Jason Lee India's decision to boycott China's Belt and Road Forum has reinvigorated the much-needed debate on the strategic relationship between the two Asian giants.

Fresh Taliban Attacks Kill 25 Members of Afghan Forces

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:41:05 GMT

Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the way to the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2015. The violence comes as the United Nations urges parties to the Afghan conflict to cease hostilities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, beginning this week.

At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:57:59 GMT

At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents at several security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, a government official has said. At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents at several security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, a government official has said.

What to know about NATO as Trump meets alliance leaders in Brussels

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:29:53 GMT

President Donald Trump will attend a NATO meeting in Brussels on Thursday with heads of state from all 28 members, despite his past criticism of the alliance. On the campaign trail and as president-elect, Trump repeatedly called NATO "obsolete," raising doubts about whether the United States, under his leadership, would help defend its NATO allies in Europe if Russia attacked them.

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in southern Kandahar

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:02:54 GMT

An Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents.

Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:26:00 GMT

Afghan aviation authorities have filed an official complaint against two members of parliament after a Bamiyan-bound flight they missed was forced to return to the capital when a group of men prevented the plane from landing. Kam Air flight RQ-814 took off from Kabul on Tuesday with 30 passengers on board - but without Bamiyan MPs Ghulam Hussain Naseri and Abdul Rahman Shaheedani, who were booked on the 8am flight.

Eight Arrested After Rock-Throwing Crowd Forces Plane To Go Back For Afghan Lawmakers

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:58:47 GMT

Afghan authorities have arrested eight people, including the son of a lawmaker, after a rock-throwing crowd forced a plane to return abruptly to Kabul to pick up two lawmakers who had missed their flight. The May 23 incident has caused uproar among many Afghans, including politicians and people in the domestic aviation industry, who have accused the lawmakers of abusing their power.

This groundbreaking news station in Afghanistan is for women, by women

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:26:33 GMT

All of the station's broadcasters and producers are women, who will report news that interests and impacts women. The first broadcast aired on May 21. Zan TV hopes to be a space for women in a media industry that often overlooks women's stories, perspectives, and interests.

Use of air power in Afghanistan up sharply as Trump troop decision looms

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:45:38 GMT

KABUL: U.S. warplanes dropped more weapons on Afghanistan in April than in any other single month since 2012, according to new statistics, as military officials press U.S. President Donald Trump to send thousands more troops to the country. The escalation in the use of American air power was partly due to an effort by U.S. commanders to wipe out a nascent Islamic State presence before the group can establish more of a foothold in the county, a military spokesman said.

How Netflixa s a War Machinea went from real-life reporting to Brad Pitt comedy

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:09:34 GMT

Australian filmmaker David Michôd had for years been interested in telling a story about modern warfare, but he hadn't found what he was looking for. Then the production company Plan B brought him Michael Hastings' book "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan" and he'd found it.

Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan Inspire Hope by Starting Their Own Businesses

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:39:34 GMT

Mariyam Omerkhil is an Afghan who doesn't conform to society's expectations. After completing her degree in literature, Omerkhil has worked to become a businesswoman.