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America Digs Its Own Afghan Grave

Afghanistan has long been called the “graveyard of empires,” the site of failed invasions. But the U.S. – in its 15-plus-year endeavor – seems determined to dig its own grave there, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul…Read more ?

Their university was hit by a devastating terror attack. Now these Afghan students are returning to school

Essential Education: Lawsuit brings fresh scrutiny to UC Berkeley's handling of assault allegations March 24, 2017, 12:33 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:A former UC Berkeley student and researcher filed a lawsuit alleging...

Their university was hit by a devastating terror attack. Now these Afghan students are returning to school

Seven months after an insurgent attack shattered their oasis in one of the world’s most turbulent capitals, students are expected to return to classes Saturday at a more heavily secured American University of Afghanistan. While the main campus that was attacked won’t reopen until summer, a smaller...

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Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban captured a key district center in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said.

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents, U.S. general says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that they were helping supply the militants.

Taliban capture key Afghan district; 9 police killed

Afghan security forces amassing for full-scale counter-attack in a bid to retake Sangin district after Taliban assault.

Emboldened Taliban capture key southern district

Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday, officials said, another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and...Show More Summary

Violence, corruption threaten Afghan progress in getting kids to school

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's progress in educating its children is under threat, as growing insecurity and corruption shut more schools and reduced international funding undermines a system struggling to cop...

1,100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

Some 400,000 Afghan children might not attend classes this year, putting them at great risk, Save the Children says.

Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to talk peace talks

The Taliban say Pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in April in Moscow. … Click to Continue »

Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of key southern district

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters have captured the key district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district center to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

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Four A-29 Super Tucano Light-attack Aircraft Delivered to Afghan Air Force

Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. The latest arrivals, which traveled from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., bring the AAF A-29 inventory from eight

For Afghan Immigrants, Nowruz Celebrations Of Spring Are A Taste Of Home

Celebrating this ancient festival was banned under the Taliban. For refugees and immigrants in America, the holiday and the feasts that accompany it are an important cultural link to Afghanistan.

ALLIES: Afghan soldier opens fire on U.S. service members, wounding 3. Capt. William Salvin, a U….

ALLIES: Afghan soldier opens fire on U.S. service members, wounding 3. Capt. William Salvin, a U.S. military spokesman in Afghanistan, said security forces on base killed the attacker to end the assault. “The U.S. soldiers are receiving medical treatment at this time, and we will release more information when available,” he said. The so-called “insider […]

The Afghan Whigs playing The Apollo before European tour

The Afghan Whigs' new album, 'In Spades,' is out March 5 via Sub Pop. Continue reading…

How much is an Afghan life worth? That depends

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In March 2014, the U.S. military paid an Afghan man just over $1,000 to compensate for killing his civilian son in an operation near the border with Iran, according to U.S. military records released to Reuters...

Afghan Soldier Killed After Wounding 3 U.S. Troops

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About 13,000 NATO-led soldiers remain in Afghanistan to train local forces.

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