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So Much for US Help: Afghan VP Asks Russia for Military Aid to Fight ISIL

Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan's vice president since 2014, asked Moscow to provide military assistance to Kabul in its fight against the Islamic State since the radical group is allegedly planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Russia, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

Ominous Signs en Route to a Unique School for Girls in Afghanistan

Documentary filmmaker Beth Murphy with the seven graduating seniors of the Zabuli Education Center outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, a free school for girls founded by Razia Jan. The students asked to see pictures of Murphy's daughter and to hear a song from their favorite musical artist, Taylor Swift. Show More Summary

Afghan Man, Woman Given 100 Lashes In Public For Adultery

KABUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Public lashings and executions were common under the Taliban, who enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia law from 1996-2001. Show More Summary

Afghan man and woman given 100 lashes in public for adultery

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. 

Taliban say keeping leader's death secret was a military decision

KABUL (Reuters) - Key Taliban members decided to keep the death of their leader a secret for more than two years because the war in Afghanistan was entering a critical phase and most foreign troops were preparing to withdraw at the time, the group said on Monday.

Two large explosions heard in Afghanistan's Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Two large explosions were heard in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, but the cause was not immediately clear.

The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page

5 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

5 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 United States Runs a Strip Mall Just for Cops in Afghanistan

The U.S. State Department runs a strip mall for cops in Afghanistan. No, seriously, that’s what Washington calls three compounds in Kabul. For almost a decade, State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs — a.k.a. INL — has run all sorts of law enforcement projects in Afghanistan out...

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.

Afghan satire 'Kabul Taxi' angers spies, scribes summoned

KABUL (Reuters) - The biting political satire of a Facebook page called Kabul Taxi has got under the skin of Afghanistan's spy agency - enough so that it summoned the two journalists it suspects of being behind it for a two-hour grilling.

DynCorp names three U.S. employees killed in Afghanistan blast

U.S. company DynCorp International on Monday named three employees who were killed by a car bomb that hit their armored car in Kabul at the weekend, saying the men all worked on a program to train the Afghan army and police. Two of the...Show More Summary

NATO contractors killed by Kabul car bomb identified as U.S. citizens

KABUL (Reuters) - Three U.S. civilian contractors were among those killed by a car bomb that targeted their NATO convoy, the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said, making the attack that killed 12 people one of the most lethal to target U.S. citizens in recent years.

3 Americans killed in Kabul bomb blast

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A suicide car bomber killed 12 people in Kabul on Saturday, including 3 Americans.

Suicide Car Bomb In Kabul Kills 12, Including 3 American Contractors

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Most of the dead were Afghan civilians and scores more were wounded in the attack on a convoy. The Taliban have denied any responsibility.

3 US Contractors Killed in Kabul Car Bomb

A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital today, killing at least 12 people, including three American contractors. Early reports had another 70 or so injured. The Taliban quickly denied it was behind in the attack in Kabul's Macrorayan neighborhood, though the...

At Least 12 Dead After Suicide Attack on NATO Convoy in Kabul

last weekNews : Vice News

VICE News is covering the ongoing fight for the future of Afghanistan. Click here for more from the Enduring Freedom blog. At least 12 people were killed in Kabul on Saturday when a suicide bomber targeted a NATO convoy making its way through a busy part of the Afghan capital. Show More Summary

Suicide Bombing in Kabul Kills Up to 12 and Wounds Scores

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The blast took place in the center of Kabul, apparently targeting a vehicle carrying armed foreigners, but there was no immediate word on who was responsible.

Deadly Car Bomb In Afghanistan Targets NATO Convoy

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital Saturday, killing at least 12 people, including three civilian contractors for the international military force, authorities said. Show More Summary

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