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Securing Afghanistan Means Relying On Difficult U.S. Partner -- Pakistan's Army

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together in the East Room of the White House. One man's country had once given Osama bin Laden...Show More Summary

Blackwater Is Still Getting Rich Screwing Up Our War on Afghan Drugs

The logo and the company name change, but business stays the same. The mercenary syndicate formerly known as Blackwater has raked in more than half a billion dollars from U.S. contracts to thoroughly fail at stemming the terrorist-supported trade in Afghan opium, according to a new government report. Read more...

The Great Game in Afghanistan (A 21st-Century Update)

And the U.S. Is Losing Out Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own. Show More Summary

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Afghanistan's China Card

Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own...

Hamid Karzai Isn’t Crazy

Is Afghan President Hamid Karzai acting crazy again? Had he watched President Obama’s State of the Union address last month, Karzai would have noticed that the evening’s first standing ovation—and a bipartisan one, at that—came...Show More Summary

Displaced Afghan women face prison-like conditions

Already disadvantaged by their gender, the specific needs that Afghan females face when displaced must be addressed.

Council fears U.S. troop decision will hurt faltering Afghan peace process

KABUL (Reuters) - The official body overseeing the Afghan peace process and other influential players in the region have criticized President Ashraf Ghani for pushing for U.S. troops to stay longer, saying it could hurt the chances of ending the Taliban insurgency.

Lynching Farkhunda: Birth of Gender Equality and Accountability in Afghanistan?

By Solaiman M Fazel | (Informed Comment) The brutal murder of a 27 year old Afghan female student, Farkhunda, at the hands of an angry mob in front of the Shah-e Do-Shamshira…

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Pushes the Reset Button

As was expected the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, pushed the reset button putting the Afghan U.S. relationship on a different and much better path. This was a welcome relief both in Washington and Kabul. The relations between the two...Show More Summary

Kabul Journal: Woman Killed in Kabul Transformed From Pariah to Martyr

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Farkhunda has emerged as the rarest of Afghan figures: a female religious champion who ventured into a shrine to preach Islam and was felled by ignorant men.

Clashes with Taliban halt supply of power in south Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have cut off the main supply of power to Afghanistan's Helmand and Kandahar provinces, according to residents and the chief of the national power company.

Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills 3 people, Leaves 8 Wounded

Local Police Chief said that at least three people were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide attack in Afghan capital.

Suicide attack targets MP in Afghan capital

Officials say the suspected Taliban attack killed three people and wounded MP Mujedi.

Afghan MP survives targeted suicide attack in Kabul that kills three others

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.

Afghan court sentences AP photojournalist's killer to 20 years in jail

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan police officer who shot and killed a veteran Associated Press photographer during the country's 2014 presidential election has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a Supreme Court official told Reuters on Sunday.

AP Photographer’s Afghan Killer Sentenced To 20 Years in Prison

Former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah, who received a death sentence following the murder of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon, will not be executed after all. Afghanistan’s...Show More Summary

Afghan Court Sentences Anja Niedringhaus's Killer To 20 Years

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve...Show More Summary

Was It Worth It, America?

Earlier this week I sat and listened to Afghan President Ashraf Gahni as he spoke at the Pentagon to acknowledge the sacrifices that the U.S. has made to support his country. As the wife of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, IShow More Summary

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