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VICE Special: Rebels, Feasts, and Life in Slow Motion: Latest on VICE

Rebels in the Central African Republic, lamb feasts in New Brunswick, MMA in Kabul, and life in slow motion. This is the latest on VICE.

The Interpreter's best of 2014: Photos from Afghanistan, Ukraine, the nine-dash line and the TPP

Throughout the Christmas-New Year break, we feature some of The Interpreter's best pieces from 2014. More to come between now and 12 January when The Interpreter returns for 2015. Kabul, Buzkashi and palachman: Photos from life in Afghanistan, by Claire Stewart, 20 February. Normally winter snow in Kabul is nothing special. Show More Summary

Islamic Radicals Target 'Garfield Minus Garfield'

KABUL (CAP) - Islamic radicals continued their jihad against cartoons this week as they defaced copies of the alternative comic strip Garfield Minus Garfield by reinserting the cat where he had previously been removed. The terrorists...Show More Summary

The Guards of Kabul, From the 'Frontline' of the Afghan Capital

In the past weeks Kabul has been shaken by numerous suicide attacks. According to the security situation, armed guards seem to be posted at every corner of the Afghan capital: at checkpoints, at the entrance of ministries that are hidden behind massive roadblocks and high walls topped with barbed wire or just on the streets of the city itself. Show More Summary

Roadside bomb kills at least one civilian in Afghanistan

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for a blast on Tuesday that killed at least one civilian and injured three others in Kabul.

SHOCKING: Afghanistan manager Yousuf Kargar left for dead after brutal stabbing

A horrible story has broken out of Afghanistan, where the national team’s football manager has been brutally attacked. Yousuf Kargar was left for dead in Kabul over the weekend when unknown assailants set upon the victim near his house, as Kargar returned home from a wedding. 52-year-old Kargar was repeatedly stabbed in the attack, both in his […]

Film - Movie Club: Love Marriage in Kabul

Sun 08 Feb Once a month this Summer the Movie Club turns a Sunday morning Sydney Museum into a cinema where they not only let you talk, but encourage it (after the...

5 killed in attacks across Afghanistan

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Five Afghan civilians were killed in attacks across the country Monday, including a Taliban suicide bombing of a European Union vehicle that created a massive blast heard across Kabul.

CAP News Ticker - 1/3/2015

Welfare recipients throughout the country are protesting increases to the minimum wage, saying "it's not fair" for states to make it so enticing for them to try to find jobsOrganizers of First Night Kabul say they still have two slots...Show More Summary

In Kabul, it feels like the Taliban has already won

(Paul Mirengoff) Were it not for the high probability that 2015 will be significantly worse, 2014 would long be remembered as an awful year in Afghanistan. Sufficiently awful for Pamela Constable to write that “the last time Kabul felt...Show More Summary

Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Taliban insurgency may still be raging but the poor state of the economy could pose a bigger threat to Afghanistan’s long-term viability, and huge mineral reserves are unlikely to offer a quick fix. In Kabul’s Sarayee Shahzada market, moneychangers wave thick bundles of Afghanis,...

Combat Mission in Afghanistan Officially Comes to an End

On December 28, 2014, Operation Enduring Freedom drew to a close in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.  In a statement, President Barack Obama said:

Taliban Declares Victory In Afghanistan

NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence. The event was arranged in secret due to the threat of Taliban strikes in the Afghan capital, which has been hit by repeated [...]

Overnight Open Thread (12-29-2014)

Quietly, the US and NATO End the War in Afghanistan After 13 years of fighting. With zero fanfare, a small flag-lowering ceremony was conducted in Kabul that marked the end of the war in Afghanistan. As the military and political...

Obama's Foreign Policy: Frustrating, Perhaps, But Better Than Most of the Alternatives

I guess I missed this in the coverage yesterday about the official end of the war in Afghanistan: The ceremony in Kabul honoring 13 years of mostly-American and British troops fighting and dying in Afghanistan had to be held in a secret...Show More Summary

German And British Soldiers In Afghanistan Commemorated World War I's Christmas Truce By Playing Soccer

One hundred years ago, German, British, and French soldiers left their trenches along the western front of World War I to observe the Christmas holiday in peace. Servicemen and women stationed in Kabul decided to commemorate the Christmas Truce by playing some soccer — something rival soldiers did during the halt in fighting a century ago. Show More Summary

Afghanistan War Formally Ends

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via CBS News: The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. Show More Summary

The War In Afghanistan By The Numbers

The longest war in American history came to a close on Sunday, marked by a ceremony in Kabul 13 years after it started in 2001 The post The War In Afghanistan By The Numbers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

13-Year-Long Afghanistan War Ends; No One Notices

The war in Afghanistan ended today. You’d think that would get lots of attention. The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul after 13 years as the insurgency they fought for more than a decade remains ferocious and deadly. The low-key [...]

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