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Police: Errant U.S. bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

KABUL, Afghanistan An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, Helmand provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday.

Afghan-born Dane Nadim says sport key to opening closed doors

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Heelsum (Netherlands) (AFP) – Having fled her native Afghanistan with her family as a child, Nadia Nadim has found a new home in Denmark, whose shirt she is wearing at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands. The 29-year-old striker...Show More Summary

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said.

MSF reopens first Kunduz clinic since deadly hospital air strike in 2015

KABUL (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.

The Latest: Fighting in Afghan province kills 11 police

The Latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a … Click to Continue »

Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit event

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The big controversy leading up to the FIRST Global international robotics competition in Washington was whether a team of girls from Afghanistan would be able to participate, after their initial visa applications were denied.

John McCain Denounces Trump’s Syrian, Afghanistan Policy

Brain Tumour Diagnosis could not prevent John McCain from criticising the Trump administration Thursday over reports it has decided to end a CIA program to arm and train anti-Assad rebels in Syria.

U.S. still debating ‘big ideas’ on Afghan plan, says Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what is holding up the administration's strategy review at an impromptu news conference with reporters at the Pentagon. Show More Summary

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what … Click to Continue »

U.S. air strike kills Afghan forces in friendly-fire incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan security forces were killed on Friday in a U.S. military air strike in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the U.S. military said, calling the friendly-fire deaths "unfortunate" and pledging an investigation.

How to Make Afghanistan Great Again

Addressing the subject of Afghanistan this week, President Donald Trump said that he’d like “to find out why we’ve been there for 17 years, how it’s going, and what we should do in terms of additional ideas.” These are all good questions,...Show More Summary

Pentagon Stops $300 Million Payment to Pakistan, Citing Terrorist Fight

U.S. officials promised a regional approach to the new Afghanistan strategy, including pressuring Pakistan

ILLUMINATING MARINES: Marines deployed in Afghanistan fire an illumination round from a mortar. Grea…

ILLUMINATING MARINES: Marines deployed in Afghanistan fire an illumination round from a mortar. Great kaleidoscopic mix of colors.

Trump debates sending more troops to Afghanistan

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The Trump administration has yet to complete its strategy to stabilize Afghanistan, with one Pentagon official telling VOA it would be “weeks” before a plan was finalized and announced. And when President Donald Trump was asked by a reporter Thursday whether he would deploy additional...

Wanted: An Afghanistan Policy

If President Trump cannot end the status quo in Afghanistan, by the end of his first term he will be sending Americans to fight a war in Afghanistan that began before they were born.

Trump taps new ambassador to Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump on Thursday named veteran diplomat John Bass as his choice to become the new US ambassador in Afghanistan, ending his current posting in Ankara. In a written statement, the White House played up Bass's experience in tackling terrorism. Show More Summary

Afghanistan’s All-Girl Robotics Team Won a Silver Medal at Their Competition

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After being denied their visas twice, a six-girl robotics team from Afghanistan was awarded the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli Award for Courageous Achievement at an international robotics competition.

Trump focuses on Afghanistan during Pentagon visit

The president didn't address an anticipated spike in troop levels in Afghanistan Thursday, telling reporters, we'll see. The Trump administration hopes to address weaknesses in Afghan forces with a new strategy and the infusion of several thousand American forces.

Trump focuses on Afghanistan during Pentagon visit

President Donald Trump is focusing on the fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan as he visits the Pentagon. The president didn't address an anticipated spike in troop levels … Click to Continue »

U.S. Marines Will Soon Be Lighter and Deadlier

James Clark, Task and Purpose Security, It's because of new body armor, plates, packs and helmets “Everything but the kitchen sink” might as well be the maxim of post-9/11 Marines who lugged half their body weight across Afghanistan and Iraq. Show More Summary

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