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So Much for US Help: Afghan VP Asks Russia for Military Aid to Fight ISIL

Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan's vice president since 2014, asked Moscow to provide military assistance to Kabul in its fight against the Islamic State since the radical group is allegedly planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Russia, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

US Army Sinks $2.2Mln in Half-Finished Afghan Command Center

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) paid a contractor more than $2 million for a partially-built command and control facility at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan, a government watchdog said in a press release.

U.S. drone kills six suspected militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A unmanned U.S. drone aircraft killed at least six suspected militants and wounded four others on Tuesday in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said.

Afghan Man, Woman Given 100 Lashes In Public For Adultery

KABUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Public lashings and executions were common under the Taliban, who enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia law from 1996-2001. Show More Summary

Afghan man and woman given 100 lashes in public for adultery

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. 

Afghan forces regain control of a symbolic district in south

((This version of the August 30 story corrects to U.S. airstrikes, not NATO, in paragraph 1))

Struggling to pave the way for future female leaders in Afghanistan

When she became governor of her native Ghor in June, Seema Joyenda knew that she was taking responsibility for not only one of Afghanistan's most insecure and impoverished provinces, but also the political aspirations of many Afghan women.

Afghan police investigate gas poisoning at girls' school

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate.

More than 100 Afghan schoolgirls, teachers poisoned

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Taliban terrorists may have sprayed poison into an Afghanistan school for girls, sickening more than 100 students and teachers.

Taliban Publish Biography of New Leader

The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment. The detailed biography, emailed to journalists today, offers the story of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who now leads the Taliban in its fight against the Afghan government. He...

Afghan forces regain control of a symbolic district in south

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan government forces, backed by NATO air strikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials said on Sunday.

Prominent Afghan Officials Are Killed by Taliban in 3 Attacks in South

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The attacks, which killed at least 12 people, came after an insurgents’ takeover of a strategic district in Helmand Province on Wednesday.

Hungary detains three Bulgarians, one Afghan in migrant truck deaths

KECSKEMET, Hungary (Reuters) - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck in Austria made their first appearance in court on Saturday, where they were given one month's detention to allow for an investigation.

Russia says Ukrainian hostage freed in Afghanistan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dmytro Bilyi, a Ukrainian who was being held prisoner by Afghan militants, has been freed with Russian help, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Congressman Wants Carter to Intervene in Removal of Green Beret

In a letter urging Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to intervene, a congressman said that the Army went too far in reprimanding and initiating actions against a Green Beret who shoved an Afghan police commander after he allegedly admitted raping a young boy.

The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

KABUL – The Afghan government has a new enemy. It’s not another faction of the Taliban emerging in yet another province. It’s not another warlord seeking to undermine central authority. It’s not a criminal group seeking to kidnap more foreigners or a new battalion of suicide bombers seeking to shatter the capital. The latest threat […]

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