'Although it actually does rain in Afghanistan, nobody really knows or believes that.' The production team faced unusual weather while filming series two of the BBC Three comedy.
After 12 years and 162 deaths, Canada formally ended its involvement in Afghanistan yesterday, hauling down the Canadian flag at NATO headquarters in a low-key ceremony journalists were ordered not to report on at the time because of security concerns. Canadian soldiers joined the hunt for Osama bin Laden in...
A Utah soldier has thanked Apple after his iPhone 5 helped save his life from a suicide bomb explosion while on tour in Afghanistan. The metal ball bearings from the bomb ripped through the phone casing, but not Shaun Frank. … Read more ›
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UN report says civilian deaths in 2013 increase in two nations, but no evidence of any similar casualty in Pakistan.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — It began with a rattle of gunfire when insurgents attacked a former intelligence headquarters in this southern Afghan city. For more than an hour Wednesday, automatic weapons and machine gun fire resounded as police and commandos hunted down the three attackers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia, locked in a standoff with the West over Ukraine, would be unable to thwart a complete or partial U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan even if it cut off access to Russian supply routes, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday.
The news headlines tell us everyday that we live in a violent world. From global violence in places like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now the build up in Ukraine, to urban and domestic violence -- and school shootings that are growing...Show More Summary
Staff sergeant Shaun Frank survived a brutal suicide bombing from just feet away while on tour in Afghanistan, and he has his iPhone 5 to thank. KSL on Tuesday reported on the story of staff sgt. Frank, who stood face to face with a teenage suicide bomber while helping another group of soldiers right a vehicle that had rolled. Show More Summary
Batul Moradi is a documentary filmmaker and writer. She came into the spotlight of human rights and civil society in Afghanistan by being the first woman to successfully challenge a baseless allegation of adultery made against her by...Show More Summary
Soon after his JetBlue flight from Boston to Fort Lauderdale took off on Thursday night, passenger Orion Koshinsky stood up from his seat and allegedly announced, "I want to make sure everybody on the plane knows that I’m in the military...Show More Summary
How would you like to learn to cook quabili pilau, the national dish of Afghanistan, from an Afghani immigrant who used to cook for 35 family members a day? Or make namul, seasoned vegetables, with a woman who makes her own doenjang, or fermented soy bean paste? The League of Kitchens can help you.
Jimmy Graham only knows one speed -- game speed -- and during a USO trip to Afghanistan last week, he broke out his basketball skills during a 1-on-1 game with a U.S. solider. The New Orleans Saints star -- along with Redskins WR Pierre Garcon…
We recently reported on a story about how a toddler saved his mom’s life by using her iPhone to FaceTime her friend who then called 911 who arrived to help her in time. That was a great example of technology used to help save a life, and now we are hearing of another story in which an iPhone was used to save a soldier’s life in Afghanistan. Show More Summary
[Afghan men attend the burial of Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim during his funeral procession in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died on Sunday. Show More Summary
New York, March 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's fatal shooting of an international journalist in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and calls on authorities to ensure the perpetrators are held responsible. The shooting comes amid mounting risks for foreigners in Kabul. Two unidentified men approached Nils Horner, 51,...
Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas claimed his political opponent Tom Cotton, a veteran of the 101st Airborne who did tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, has a sense of entitlement from his military service. "I think it's part of this sense...Show More Summary
What has been lost in much of American hiphop (or banished to its underground), and what continues in other parts of the world, is hiphop's democratic openness. This openness came to an end in the US around 1997, and the closing of political innovation also saw the decline of musical innovation. Show More Summary