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AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. … Click to Continue »

Air Force Adds F-16s, Returns Tankers to Afghanistan, Generals Say

The Air Force has begun shifting assets back into the Afghan theater, two generals said Tuesday at the AFA's, Space and Cyber Conference.

Afghan Air Force receives first Black Hawk helicopters

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Air Force took delivery of its first four U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, officials said.

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 abducted government workers

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed three government employees abducted last month in western Herat province. Gelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in Herat, says the three … Click to Continue »

Pakistan: Attack at Afghan border kills 1, wounds 11

A Pakistan government official says a suicide attack has killed one civilian and wounded 12 others attempting to target a paramilitary vehicle near the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. Local … Click to Continue »

Majority of Afghan T20 league's foreign contingent stays back

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Barring eight, the overseas contingent involved in Afghanistan's domestic T20 tournament has decided to stay back after being convinced of presidential-level security by Afghanistan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Four killed in market explosion in Afghanistan: officials

Four people were killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion at a mobile phone market in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest attack to hit the war-weary country. The deadly blast comes as the Afghan government...Show More Summary

Roadside bomb kills 5 tribal officials in Pakistan

A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has killed a senior tribal government administrator and four tribal police near the Afghan border. Fawad Ali, the assistant administrator, was traveling with … Click to Continue »

Open thread for night owls: Eco-justice means recognizing that hurricanes impact people unequally

Sonali Kolhatkar is the  founder, host and executive producer of "Rising Up With Sonali," a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations. She is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S.-based non-profit...Show More Summary

News Analysis: U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses

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A proposed force billed as an affordable supplement to the struggling Afghan Army is raising concerns that it would amount to another abusive militia.

Iran recruits Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say counterterrorism officials and analysts.

Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

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The remaking of the Afghan capital almost triples the footprint of a fortresslike Green Zone to take in nearly all ministries and Western compounds.

What's going on Saturday?

Day 2 of The Meadows and Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, plus Tombs, The Scorpions, Afghan Whigs, Basilica Soundscape and lots more. Continue reading…

Afghan cricket fans defy bombers as T20 league takes off

KABUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - A suicide attack outside Kabul's main cricket stadium this week may have underlined the daily security risks facing Afghanistan but the country's premier T20 tournament is carrying on and the enthusiasm of spectators appears undiminished.

Drone strike kills 3 militants in NW Pakistan, say officials

Two Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in a northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border, killing three suspected militants. The officials said two … Click to Continue »

Car bomber attacks NATO patrol in Afghanistan, causing injuries

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomber attacked a patrol of troops in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, wounding some members of the patrol, the international coalition said.

Risk of Afghan civilian casualties could damp support for U.S. strikes on militants

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to step up air strikes on Islamist militants in Afghanistan risk increasing civilian casualties and stirring resentment, despite an initial welcome by Afghan officials and international allies.

What's going on Friday?

The Meadows fest begins with Jay Z, Run the Jewels, Migos & more, plus Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, King Woman, Chameleons' singer Mark Burgess, Alison Moyet, The Afghan Whigs, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and more show options on this very busy Friday. Continue reading…

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