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'I was very worried': emotional reunion for two cousins at Calais

UK-based Afghan tells of his race to find lone 14-year-old in the refugee camp when he appeared after six months of silence An Afghan chef working in London made a dash for the Calais refugee camp on Tuesday when he heard his teenage cousin had turned up on the site after six months. Show More Summary

Afghan leaders trade barbs as government splits widen

KABUL (Reuters) - Divisions at the top of Afghanistan's government deepened on Tuesday after President Ashraf Ghani was forced to reject accusations by his own vice president that he was favoring members of his Pashtun ethnic group.

Afghan Taliban use drone to film suicide attack

The Afghan Taliban have released aerial footage of a suicide car bombing in southern Helmand province, marking the first time the media-savvy militant group has used a drone to record an attack. The 23-minute video shows a suicide bomber ramming a Humvee into a military base in volatile Nawa district, triggering a mushroom cloud of […]

Afghan air force spreads its wings amid record army losses

Clutching a radio in his hand on a barren hill surrounded by desert peaks, Sahil prepares to guide a pilot flying low overhead toward his training target -- the third car in a convoy below. Under pressure from the Taliban, Afghanistan's...Show More Summary

The Internet Is Going Bonkers Over This Dog’s Luscious Locks

A Sydney man was shocked when he changed his Facebook profile photo to a picture of his Afghan hound and it went viral. The hound is Luke Kavanagh’s 5-year-old, recently retired, respected show dog named Tea.

Kabul police tackle car theft... by deflating tyres

Police patrol the Afghan capital on a warm Sunday, but not to hunt extremists. Instead, they are deflating the tyres of parked cars -- a theft prevention tactic that is raising eyebrows as the country struggles to contain the growing menace of petty crime. Show More Summary

Taliban's deadly onslaught across Afghan provinces draws increased U.S. air power

One after another, American fighter jets and armed drones screech down the runway at this mountain-fringed northern military outpost, launching missions around the clock to support Afghan forces battling militants aligned with Islamic State and the Taliban. More than 700 U.S. airstrikes have been...

Shoddy leaders contribute to rising Afghan military deaths: US general

Basic leadership failures in many Afghan police and military units are helping drive casualty rates to ever-higher levels, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Sunday. Afghan forces are nearing the end of their secondShow More Summary

This Afghan hound is destined to become an international supermodel

Some dogs are just destined for greatness. Meet Tea, a 5-year-old Afghan hound who's become something of an internet sensation in the past year. With her long silky locks, excellent posture and vacant stares, 'Tea' has everything itShow More Summary

U.S. general concerned about state of Afghan security forces

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. general in charge of the war in Afghanistan is very concerned about casualty rates among Afghan Security Forces, and he says some of the fault lies directly with the Afghan leadership. "We are very concerned...Show More Summary

Adoptive Parents Discover 12 Year-Old Afghan Son is 21 Year-Old Trained Taliban Terrorist (VIDEO)

Nice vetting process. A British family discovered their “12 year-old” adopted son was actually 21 years-old, was trained on firearms,... The post Adoptive Parents Discover 12 Year-Old Afghan Son is 21 Year-Old Trained Taliban Terrorist (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Aid agencies struggle to assist wave of returning Afghan refugees

TORKHAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Perched on top of lumbering trucks overflowing with all their possessions, Afghan families are streaming back to their home country at unprecedented rates, leaving international organizations scrambling to provide aid as winter approaches.

World’s ‘prettiest dog’ becomes social media sensation

Tea, an Afghan Hound, has been named the world’s “prettiest dog.” The ‘supermodel’ dog from Sydney became an overnight social media sensation due to her glossy hair. She is a highly decorated show dog and well-admired in those circles but had never before experienced such social media fame. The ‘supermodel’ dog from Sydney became an [...]

Afghan opium cultivation jumps 10% in 2016: UN

Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, the United Nations said, a sharp rise after a drop last year for the first time since 2009. High levels of cultivation meant the total opium production soared 43 percent, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) told reporters, citing better yield because of favourable weather conditions.

Afghan Taliban delegation in Pakistan after 'secret talks'

An Afghan Taliban delegation has arrived in Pakistan, militant sources said Saturday, raising speculation over efforts to revive peace negotiations days after reports of secret talks with Afghan officials in Qatar. Taliban spokesmanShow More Summary

In Europe, Afghan refugees anticiapte deportation

Al Jazeera speaks to Afghan asylum seekers fearing imminent deportation under a new deal between the EU and Afghanistan.

10 great knitting and yarn shops across North America

Many stores offer classes, supplies and a place to work on your next scarf, afghan or fiber-art masterpiece.        

Taliban envoys travel to Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan peace talks

Meeting with Pakistani officials follows insurgent group’s contacts with both Afghan and US officials in recent months Senior members of the Taliban’s political commission based in Qatar have travelled to Pakistan for discussions with security officials there about possible peace talks with the Afghan government. Show More Summary

NATO trains Afghan troops to make air strikes more accurate

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - NATO forces have begun a new program to train Afghan soldiers to pinpoint ground targets for aircraft flying overhead, hoping that it will help stem militant advances in recent months and reverse a sharp rise in civilian casualties.

The Tragic Fate of the Afghan Interpreters the U.S. Left Behind

These men risked their lives for the U.S. military. Now many would like to come to America but are stranded -- and in danger

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