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Pakistan to play T20 friendly in Kabul

3 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed in principle to play T20 friendlies - as opposed to internationals - as part of their efforts to renew ties with each other

Riley Williams; phony Afghanistan veteran

Someone sent us their work on this Riley Williams fellow. He claims to have served in the Army infantry “during the war in Afghanistan” in this article from the Webster University Journal; Williams spent his life in the U.S. Army as an infantryman when the U.S. was at war with Afghanistan. Those in the infantry […]

Pakistan reopens major Afghanistan border crossing

The Chaman border crossing was closed last month after the troops from both sides traded fire, leaving 15 dead.

Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing after deadly exchange

KABUL (Reuters) - Pakistan announced it had reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for several hours.

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

The world's 1.5 billion Muslims began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday, blighted by conflict and bloodshed in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Libya. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam during which Muslims are supposed to devote themselves to praying, giving to charity and fasting from dawn to dusk. Show More Summary

18 killed in Afghanistan as suicide car bomber targets convoy

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing...

The Insanely Challenging CrossFit Workout Boxes Across the Country Do on Memorial Day

7 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

This Memorial Day marks an important day in the CrossFit community, where CrossFit boxes across the country do a Hero WOD called Murph, remembering Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. Show More Summary

ISIL: Target Russia

Thousands of ISIL fighters are training in the mountains of Afghanistan, plotting an attack on the Kremlin.

Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War

Inside the Defense Digital Service's mission to Afghanistan. Their mission? Make the tech tools used by the US military suck a little less. The post Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War appeared first on WIRED...

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on first day of Ramadan

A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, officials said, in the first major insurgent attack at the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. No group has so far claimed responsibilityShow More Summary

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on first day of Ramadan

A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said. Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP a public bus station wasShow More Summary

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Afghanistan's Khost

At least 18 people killed in car bomb attack in crowded area of the country's southeastern city of Khost.

18 killed in Afghanistan as suicide car bomber targets convoy

An Interior Ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan. Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, says the target was a group of guards providing security for U.S. forces in Khost province...

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

KABUL (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 14 people in Afghanistan on Saturday and fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan.

Open thread for night owls: Iraq and Afghanistan: $6 trillion for longest U.S. war remains unpaid

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Linda J. Bilmes of Harvard University is a former assistant secretary of commerce, and co-author with Joseph Stiglitz of " The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict." She writes —I raq and Afghanistan: The $6Show More Summary

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

17 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Brzezinski, who guided Mr. Carter during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, had decades of influence in global affairs.

Netflix's New Brad Pitt Movie, 'War Machine,' Could Use A Tune-Up

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

There is a scene toward the end of the Netflix Original War Machine, showing U.S. Marines attempting to suppress insurgent fighters during a big operation in Afghanistan. They have to "win the war," but they also have to protect civilians....

War Stories: New and Noteworthy Books on Military History, from Afghanistan to Waterloo

Thomas E. Ricks reports on the hubris and sorrow of war, from ancient Greece to Afghanistan.

How Veteran-Run Innovation Incubators Are Training Soldiers To Run Startups

Bunker Labs and other incubators are helping young veterans start new businesses—including one woman who found her inspiration in Afghanistan’s minefields. U.S. Army engineer officer Kimberly Jung found her business inspiration in a rather unlikely setting: the minefields of Afghanistan. Read Full Story

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