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Afghan president reopens bank scandal inquiry

Ashraf Ghani decrees re-investigation of 2010 theft of nearly $1bn by senior officials which led to a financial crisis.

Three Afghan soldiers who fled to Canadian border feared Taliban at home

The three Afghan army officers who disappeared while attending training camp in the U.S. said they plotted their escape with help from YouTube and spent more than $1,600 to get to the Canadian border before they were turned away.

Thanks for your service

So here we are in the midst of several deployments to the various shit holes around the world. The Afghan War isn’t ending this year, thousands are supporting the newest Iraq War, 3000 are headed to Liberia to battle Ebola and at home, the folks in the Pentagon are hard at work to support them. […]

US and Afghan Officials Sign Pact to Keep Troops in Country Past 2014

On September 30, American and Afghan officials signed a pact to leave US troops in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline. Nine thousand eight hundred US troops will now remain past 2014, and "the US has the right to keep bases in Afghanistan as long as the pact is in force." Another 3,200 NATO troops will remain in country with the US forces as well. Show More Summary

After U.S. security deal, 8 Afghan soldiers killed in suicide attack

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Two suicide blasts rocked Kabul on Wednesday, killing eight Afghan soldiers and injuring at least 21 people a day after the new Afghan government signed an agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country, officials said.

The Obama Administration Finally Pressures Afghanistan To Allow Almost 10,000 Troops To Remain In Country

12 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

While the outgoing Afghan President continues to denounce the United States and praise China and Iran, the Obama Administration has been pressuring Afghanis to allow it to keep roughly 10,000 troops in the country with the obvious commitment to spend billions and billions more on the war. The agreement has now bee signed. This is […]

Bacha posh: why some Afghan girls are raised as boys

Credits: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Afghani Girl Generations of girls are dressed up as boys so that they can be afforded basic freedoms – but at what cost? Briefing Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:26am Bacha posh, directly translated...Show More Summary

Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 7 in Kabul, Wound 21

Wednesday's attacks involved two suicide bombers targeting buses carrying Afghan troops in the country's capital

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7, wound 21 in Kabul

Taliban suicide bombers hit buses carrying Afghan soldiers in two separate attacks early Wednesday morning in Kabul, killing seven and wounding 21. #456430346 / gettyimages.com The attacks happened one day after the United States and Afghanistan signed a security pact that allows U.S. Show More Summary

Being led from behind

17 hours agoNews : Banyan

THE Afghan army and police forces are pretty much on their own. That much seems increasingly clear after a summer that has seen some of the deadliest fighting since the war began. While foreign troops are only beginning to withdraw, armed militants have wasted no time in taking up new territory. Show More Summary

2 suicide bombers attack Afghan troops in Kabul, killing 7, wounding 21

Afghan police say two suicide bombers in the capital have targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops, killing seven and wounding 21 people.

Suicide bombers attack Afghan army buses

At least three people killed and seven injured in twin attacks, a day after signing of US-Afghan security pact.

Forget the victim card

Afghan refugee Barat Ali Batoor is right to warn against believing most Muslims condone the extremists. But he still plays that victim card that…

New Afghan Leadership Rushes to Sign Security Agreements

With a brand-new administration in place, Afghanistan signed its Bilateral Security Agreement with the US and NATO Status of Forces Agreement. Industry “Consolidation” Boeing is relocating most of its defense services work from Washington state to Oklahoma City and St. Louis, which the company say will affect about 2,000 employees in a gradual transition over […]

Afghanistan signs security pact, ensuring continued U.S. troop presence

The Afghan government signed an agreement Tuesday allowing several thousand American troops to remain in the country beyond the end of the year, ending a long tussle over the U.S. military presence that had soured relations between Kabul and Washington.

Afghan government signs security pact with the U.S.

Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. Show More Summary

Taliban Welcomes New Afghan Government By Killing People

Update as of 2:25 a.m. EDT: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as the president of Afghanistan, according to reports. Update as of 2:10 a.m. EDT: Amid beefed up security in the Afghan capital of Kabul ahead of the presidential inauguration ceremony, the Taliban launched a series of attacks in the eastern Paktia province, [...]

10 things you need to know today: September 30, 2014

1. Afghan government signs security pact with the U.S.Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. Show More Summary

Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend

After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg

Obama Losing Ground in Afghanistan As Taliban Behead 15, Slaughter 70 in Ghanzi Province

This is what happens when you let a liberal take the reins in a war: Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province southwest of

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