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2 Radio Journalists Attacked by Gunmen in Afghanistan

The attack on two brothers in Baghlan Province, which left one of them in a coma, was the latest in a series of assaults on members of the Afghan news media.

Q&A: Afghanistan's Tajiks plea for federalism

Ahead of a new talks with the Taliban, some Afghan leaders think federalism is the only way to secure long-term peace.

Nations aim for Afghan peace talks with Taliban by end-February

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Officials from the four nations seeking to end Afghanistan's 15-year-old war agreed on Saturday to press for direct talks between Taliban groups and the U.S.-backed government in Kabul by the end of the month.

Afghan interior minister close to quitting as crisis deepens: sources

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Olomi has offered his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani after mounting criticism of the worsening security situation over recent months, people familiar with the matter said...

Four-country talks resume to revive Afghan peace plan

Pakistani, Afghan, Chinese and US officials meet in a bid to kickstart talks between Taliban and the Kabul government.

Syria Rebels face Collapse as Thousands flee North Aleppo

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army and its Hizbullah and Iranian/ Afghan allies made further progress in taking the area just north of…

Some 30 Daesh Fighters Killed in Drone Attack in Eastern Afghanistan

At least 28 militants of the Daesh extremist organization were eliminated as a result of a drone strike by the Afghan Security Forces in the east of the country, local media reported, citing authorities.

Efforts to revive Afghan peace talks continue in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China met in Islamabad on Saturday to continue work on a roadmap for peace talks with Taliban insurgents who have ramped up their violent campaign against the government in Kabul.

Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises to arms and legs of prisoners held in U.S. facilities.

American Voices: Donald Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

yesterdayHumor : The Onion

Among those nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, Donald Trump has made the list beside Pope Francis, the Afghan women’s cycling team, and others due to a nomination letter written by an unknown supporter who praised Trump’s “vigorous peace through strength ideology.” What do you think?

Negotiating With Terrorists: Kabul's Talks With Taliban 'Doomed to Flop'

The upcoming peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are very unlikely to bring about any breakthroughs, according to prominent Afghan political analyst Seyed Ishaq Gilani.

Syria: The Mother of all Battles for Aleppo is Joined

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Aided by a massive Russian bombing campaign and Hizbullah and Iranian (or likely actually Afghan) reinforcements, the Syrian Arab Army has broken out…

Migrants Harass German Woman, Attack Elderly Men Who Stood Up for Her on Train

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Three Afghan migrants living in Germany in spite of their asylum applications being rejected attacked two elderly men on a train from Sendlinger Tor station to the Munich city center.

Taliban kills 10-year-old Afghan boy hailed as war hero

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A 10-year-old Afghan boy hailed as a war hero for his service in his uncle’s militia was killed on his way to school by the Taliban Monday.

Corpsman to Get Silver Star for Heroism after Afghan Insider Attack

Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria will receive the Silver Star, the military's third-highest combat honor, at a ceremony at Camp Lejeune.

Taliban's Latest Victim: 10-Year-Old Militia Hero

In his 10 short years, Wasil Ahmad was named a hero by the Afghan government for leading the fight against a Taliban siege. When the siege was over, the government dressed him in a police uniform, hung plastic flowers around his neck, and handed him a helmet and gun. "A...

Afghan boy who fought Taliban killed on way to school

Wasil Ahmed joined his uncle, who defected from extremist group, picked up assault rifle at age of 10, and is now remembered as a hero

Taliban peace talks: First empower the minorities

Are peace talks with the Taliban part of a national agenda or a nationalist plot by the Afghan government?

Murtaza gets new Leo Messi shirt as he prepares to fly to Barcelona (Video)

It has been some month for Murtaza, a 5-year-old Afghan boy who must be pinching himself at what is currently taking place. To recap, in the middle of January, Murtaza went viral as a picture of his homemade Argentina number 10 shirt, with Messi’s name on the back, started doing the rounds on social media. […]

Russia to Help Tajikistan Maximally in Light of Afghan Threats

Deputy Defense Minister said that Russia will help Tajikistan’s military to the fullest by delivering weapons and equipment because of threats stemming from Afghanistan.

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