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Afghan police investigate gas poisoning at girls' school

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate.

More than 100 Afghan schoolgirls, teachers poisoned

14 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Taliban terrorists may have sprayed poison into an Afghanistan school for girls, sickening more than 100 students and teachers.

Taliban Publish Biography of New Leader

The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment. The detailed biography, emailed to journalists today, offers the story of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who now leads the Taliban in its fight against the Afghan government. He...

Afghan forces regain control of a symbolic district in south

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan government forces, backed by NATO air strikes, have regained control of a key district in volatile Helmand province after days of fierce fighting with Taliban insurgents, provincial officials said on Sunday.

Prominent Afghan Officials Are Killed by Taliban in 3 Attacks in South

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The attacks, which killed at least 12 people, came after an insurgents’ takeover of a strategic district in Helmand Province on Wednesday.

Hungary detains three Bulgarians, one Afghan in migrant truck deaths

KECSKEMET, Hungary (Reuters) - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck in Austria made their first appearance in court on Saturday, where they were given one month's detention to allow for an investigation.

Russia says Ukrainian hostage freed in Afghanistan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dmytro Bilyi, a Ukrainian who was being held prisoner by Afghan militants, has been freed with Russian help, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Congressman Wants Carter to Intervene in Removal of Green Beret

In a letter urging Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to intervene, a congressman said that the Army went too far in reprimanding and initiating actions against a Green Beret who shoved an Afghan police commander after he allegedly admitted raping a young boy.

The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

KABUL – The Afghan government has a new enemy. It’s not another faction of the Taliban emerging in yet another province. It’s not another warlord seeking to undermine central authority. It’s not a criminal group seeking to kidnap more foreigners or a new battalion of suicide bombers seeking to shatter the capital. The latest threat […]

The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

KABUL – The Afghan government has a new enemy. It’s not another faction of the Taliban emerging in yet another province. It’s not another warlord seeking to undermine central authority. It’s not a criminal group seeking to kidnap more foreigners or a new battalion of suicide bombers seeking to shatter the capital. The latest threat […]

'He Named Me Malala' Trailer Brings The Nobel Prize Winner's Story To The Big Screen

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Malala Yousafzai is named after the Afghan warrior who died in battle, seemingly assuring that the teenager who was shot for championing girls' education in Pakistan would be destined for greatness. But Yousafzai, now 18, argues that it was her spirit that allowed her to live up to the moniker she represents. Show More Summary

Taliban’s Embrace of Al Qaeda Puts Afghan Peace Talks in Doubt

An American-backed reconciliation process in Afghanistan has been cast into doubt.

US Urged to Carry Out ‘Rigorous’ Inquiry Into Afghan War Crimes Claims

Activists have called on US authorities to carry out a “rigorous and thorough” investigation into claims that an American Special Forces Unit committed war crimes by killing 18 Afghan civilians.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, 2 suspects die in attack in Afghanistan

A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation statement said both Resolute Support service members died after the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle at a compound in Helmand Province. Two unidentified men dressed in Afghan military uniforms shot and killed two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers at an Afghan military base, alliance officials report. The Resolute Support

Two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers killed in Afghan insider attack

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says two service members have been killed by men wearing Afghan National Security Forces uniforms in southern Afghanistan. The statement added that service members killed the shooters. Earlier in the month, three separate suicide bomb attacks on a single day killed more than 50, including a U.S. and coalition service member.

Suspected ‘insider attack’ kills two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers in Afghanistan

More than 100 foreign soldiers have been killed in insider attacks on worldwide and Afghan forces which have become one of the gravest security threats of the later phase of the conflict in Afghanistan. Members of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission returned fire, wounding the attacker and another person in the same Afghan uniform. “We

Despite US Bombings, Taliban Capture District in Afghan’s Helmand Province

Despite US air strikes aimed at pushing Taliban fighters out of Helmand province, the group has captured the strategic town of Musa Qala. It marks the second major gain for the Taliban in recent weeks, and two NATO soldiers have been killed in the process.

Afghan graffiti artist strives to beautify Kabul

Kabir Mokamel and his supporters plan to make war-torn city the graffiti capital of the world, one mural at a time.

Two coalition soldiers murdered in latest green-on-blue assault

ChannelAsiaNews reports that two men dressed as ANA soldiers murdered two NATO troops in Helmand Provence yesterday; “Two Resolute Support (NATO) service members died early this morning when two individuals wearing Afghan (military)Show More Summary

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