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Afghan MPs approve NATO security pact

The agreements allow foreign troops to stay in the country past the end of this year to help fight the Taliban.

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.

Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She was able to receive medical treatment and … Please continue reading.

This 'Boy' I Met in Afghanistan Has a Secret

When you travel, sometimes it's not so much about the place you travel to but the people you meet. And sometimes the people you meet can be a little... out there. When I went to Afghanistan in February for the Afghan Ski Challenge, I was the "out there" one for my friends. Show More Summary

Newswire: Martin Freeman might do The Taliban Shuffle with Tina Fey

In what may be the coup de grâce in his decade-long quest to gain the love of the entire internet, The Hobbit star Martin Freeman is now in talks to play Tina Fey’s boyfriend in the upcoming Afghan war comedy The Taliban Shuffle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Show More Summary

Pentagon: 'No Money Exchanged At All to Secure Sergeant Bergdahl's Release'

The Pentagon continues to deny allegations that it paid a ransom to an Afghan in a failed attempt to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. On Thursday, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon secretary, did say that “it is a fact” that the U.S. Show More Summary

Pentagon Accused Of Paying Ransom For Bergdahl To An Afghan Con Man Who Disappeared With The Money

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It has been a virtual mantra of U.S. policy for decades that we do not negotiate with terrorists and never never pay ransoms. That is why a new report is so startling even though it has received relatively little attention. The Pentagon reportedly gave an unspecified but large amount of money to an Afghan for […]

NEW ORLEANS, THE AFGHAN WHIGS, and INVINCIBILITY

2 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

  “Here me now, and don’t forget, I’m not the man my actions would suggest.” – The Afghan Whigs   In 1994 when my friends were listening to Pearl Jam and Nirvana, I was listening to The Afghan Whigs and Pulp. Pearl Jam played for the masses and Eddie Vedder swung from the rafters. Nirvana [...]

Tolerance - for Women and Girls in Afghanistan, not Silence

There was an assassination attempt in Kabul last week. Shukria Barakzai, Afghan feminist leader, member of parliament, and outspoken politician who was critical of Taliban was targeted for assassination this week. She survived. But 3 bystanders, including a young girl, did not. Show More Summary

Taliban attacks housing complex for foreigners in Afghanistan

Four Taliban militants attacked a heavily fortified housing complex for foreigners in eastern Kabul on Wednesday before being killed by security forces, Afghan authorities said.

ISIS Now Has A Point Man Recruiting Fighters In Pakistan

An Afghan man once detained in Guantanamo for three years is now leading efforts in northern Pakistan to recruit fighters for ISIS, according to US officials who spoke with The Weekly Standard. Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, who is in hisShow More Summary

IG Faults Leadership for 'Abysmal Failure' in Afghan Nation-Building

The man who attempts to hold U.S. government agencies accountable for work in Afghanistan described America's nation-building effort there over the last 13 years as "an abysmal failure."

Afghan leader makes historic Pakistan visit

President Ashraf Ghani is to meet Pakistan prime minister in Islamabad in bid to improve ties between the two nations.

Over 20k Soldiers Have Been Wounded in the Afghan War Theater, 90% Under Obama [Video]

It isn’t just that we are at war and a Commander-in-Chief has to put his soldiers in harm’s way… everything Obama touches turns deadly, especially when it comes to our

Afghanistan Counternarcotics: A Cut and Run Strategy is No Strategy At All

The opium business is booming in Afghanistan, despite a 12-year, $7.6 billion counternarcotics initiative by the U.S. Last year, Afghans devoted a record 209,000 hectares of land to opium poppy cultivation, and those crops produced drug profits 50 percent higher than in 2012. Show More Summary

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