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It’s not like we haven’t been warning about IAVA

Back in 2009, I ran down the case that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association isn’t the non-partisan Veterans Service Organization that it claims. In 2012, I told you about IAVA executive director Paul Rieckhoff’s embellishment of his awards. We’ve been warning that IAVA is not what it appears to be, that they are not in […]

Kabul's First Cinema for Women Is More Than Just a Place to Watch Movies

10 hours agoNews : Vice News

Although there's no policy prohibiting women from spending an afternoon at the theater, Afghanistan's cinemas have long been considered off-limits for them.

Germany to send home more rejected asylum seekers

Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Wednesday, as controversy raged over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan. Under the new measures, immigration...Show More Summary

Manchester to Iraq via Guantànamo: how Jamal al-Harith became Isis’s latest suicide bomber

His two-year ordeal at Camp X-ray led to the British-born Jihadi blowing himself up this week on behalf of Islamic State When US special forces found Jamal al-Harith in a jail in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2002, he said he viewed them as his saviours. Show More Summary

Afghani war hero confronts Sen. Grassley, who acts like weasel

This is how Republicans treat our courageous allies in a war zone – just because they’re not citizens. Infuriating. An Afghan man who served alongside American troops in Afghanistan tried confronting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA) during a town hall meeting, but the senator tried to get out of responding to his concerns by [...]

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley confronted by immigrant who risked his life for the U.S. in Afghanistan

You’ve got to hand it to Sen. Chuck Grassley: he’s one of the few Republicans who decided to meet with constituents in a series of town halls in his home state of Iowa. In Iowa City, he faced an overflow crowd. Among the people who wanted to speak with Sen. Show More Summary

Afghan Immigrant At Grassley Town Hall: 'Who Will Save Me?'

New York Times: Mr. Grassley...heard from a man who said he had worked as an interpreter in Afghanistan and was trying to get asylum in the United States. Mr. Grassley said he would try to help the man and also said that Mr. Trump’s executive order on immigration “wasn’t carefully drafted.” Mr. Show More Summary

WATCH: GOP Senator Jeered After Ducking Travel Ban Question from Afghan Man Who Served with US Troops

Click here for reuse options! Sen. Chuck Grassley hears it during a town hall in Iowa Falls. Afghan man who served alongside American troops in Afghanistan tried confronting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA) during a town hall meeting, but the senator tried to get out of responding to his concerns by citing procedural rules. Show More Summary

WATCH: GOP senator jeered after ducking travel ban question from Afghan man who served with US troops

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

An Afghan man who served alongside American troops in Afghanistan tried confronting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA) during a town hall meeting, but the senator tried to get out of responding to his concerns by citing procedural rules. In a video posted of a Grassley town hall by KCCI reporter...

Police in Afghanistan Surround Vice President’s House

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Soldiers and police officers appeared to be trying to arrest nine aides to Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of kidnapping a political rival.

Afghanistan lose 5 for 5 to mess up 130 chase

Zimbabwe completed a stunning comeback to clinch a three-run win over Afghanistan in a low-scoring thriller in Harare

AP Photos: Young migrants survive on their own in Serbia

In an abandoned warehouse in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, Rasool, a 12-year-old from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, has spent the last six months sleeping on the ground, warming himself by fires, … Click to Continue »

Families flee as Pakistan cracks down along Afghan border

Hundreds of families were fleeing from both sides of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as Islamabad continued a violent crackdown on extremists after multiple attacks last week raised fears of a militant resurgence. Show More Summary

Harsh weather in Afghanistan kills dozens in blizzard, rainstorms

KABUL (Reuters) - As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said on Monday.

Really surprised, really happy - Rashid

2 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The 18-year-old Afghanistan legspinner was thrilled after his selection at the IPL auction, where Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for INR 4 crore (USD 595,000 approx)

Red Cross urges release of two staff abducted in Afghanistan

2 days agoNews : The Lookout

The Red Cross on Saturday called for the unconditional release of two staff members who were abducted when their convoy was ambushed in northern Afghanistan last week, leaving six other workers dead. The aid workers came under insurgent...Show More Summary

Afghan training goes back to basics as Trump faces U.S. troop decision

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At a recent, at times chaotic live-fire exercise near NATO's military base in Kandahar, Romanian army Master Sergeant Liviv Sandulache's advice to the assembled Afghan officers was simple: "I don't want anybody to do any job without your command."

Afghanistan go 2-0 up after spinners run through Zimbabwe

3 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Afghanistan went 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe after their bowlers ran through the hosts' batting to complete a 54-run win

What lies behind uneasy Afghanistan-Pakistan ties?

Pakistan is pointing the finger at its neighbour, Afghanistan, after one of the bloodiest weeks in recent memory.

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