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Afghan refugee rescued on homemade raft in Channel off France

Calais - The French coastguard rescued a 23-year-old Afghan refugee on Monday, trying to cross the Channel on a homemade raft, made from six planks of wood and canvas, a mast made from a table leg and an ordinary bed sheet as a sail.

Afghan war movie probes German historical angst, self-image

Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan and over Berlin's treatment of Afghans helping its troops there spurred the making of the film "Inbetween Worlds" ...

Afghan citizen granted asylum in the UK for being an atheist

London - An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK because on the grounds of being an atheist. His legal team argued that he would face persecution and even the death sentence if he was returned to Afghanistan.

Greece: Afghan with swastikas throws woman over coastal wall

Police in Corfu have arrested an illegal Afghan immigrant after he robbed a 20-year-old student and callously threw her over an eight-meter coastal wall. Police were surprised to find the Afghan had tattoos of swastikas and other Nazi symbols on his body.

Op-Ed: US ambassador urges Britain to spend Afghan savings on defense

The UK and other foreign forces still operating in Afghanistan are being withdrawn. A US ambassador has urged the UK to spend the money it saves by withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan on military investment.

United Nations says Afghan Taliban 2011 income was $400 million

Kabul - A new report from the United Nations shows that the Taliban in Afghanistan generated an income of approximately $400 million last year. The sources of revenue were donations, taxing local economies and extorting aid groups and drug dealers.

Afghan Taliban behead 17 people for attending music party

Afghan officials say 15 men and two women were beheaded by Taliban militants for attending a party with music and dancing. The incident is part of a bloody 24-hours in Afghanistan that saw 13 soldiers killed, including two Americans.

Op-Ed: Afghan execution more proof they are not like us

A disturbing video circulating on the Web this week is just the latest proof there are people in the world who are not like most of us who live in the land of the Great Satan.

Siberian tigers kill man who scales fence and moat in Danish zoo

Copenhagen - Three Siberian tigers at a zoo in Copenhagen savaged an Afghan man who scaled the fence and crossed a moat to get into their enclosure.

US soldier rescues abused Afghan dog with a pack of cigarettes

Pensacola - A U.S. Staff Sergeant found a Afghan herding dog tied-up, covered in mud, with ears and tail hacked off. Sgt. Nick B., disturbed about the abuse the dog was subjected to, exchanged him for a pack of cigarettes and brought him to the United States.

Obama's visit was not a secret to Twitter users in Afghanistan

Kabul - Most people didn't know about Obama's secret visit to Afghanistan until it happened. But Twitter users in the country had notification several hours before his arrival.

Photos released of US soldiers posing with Afghan body parts

A U.S. soldier has released photos of soldiers posing with Afghan body parts. He released them to the Los Angeles Times to draw attention to the breakdown in leadership and discipline in the U.S. Army.

Afghan Taliban bombs diplomats & NATO HQ in revenge against US

In retaliation for recent events, including the Kandahar massacre, burning of the Koran and the U.S. marines urinating on dead bodies, the Taliban launched coordinated attacks.

Afghan massacre suspect now named as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

The U.S. soldier who is suspected of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan has now been named. He is Staff. Sgt. Robert Bales of the 3rd Stryker Brigade.

Afghan women and children killed in Turkish NATO helicopter crash

Kabul - As if the Afghan people have not suffered enough horror recently, now a NATO-operated Turkish helicopter has crashed, killing 4 Afghan civilians and 12 Turkish soldiers.

Op-Ed: Azhar Ahmed, racial comments and Facebook hate pages

Yesterday Digital Journal reported on the arrest of 19-year-old Azhar Ahmed, in connection with a comment that he made on Facebook. Now the hate comments and pages start in revenge.

Afghanistan militants attack site of Kandahar killings

Kandahar - An Afghan soldier was killed in Balandi village after militants opened fire on a government delegation at the scene where a US soldier had killed 16 civilians. Anti-US student protest in Jalalabad today.

Villagers claim multiple military personnel in Afghan shooting

Kandahar - New gruesome details have just come to light on the shooting spree by a US soldier which resulted in 16 Afghan villagers' deaths. Witnesses at the scene of the shooting say that several drunk American soldiers were involved in the incident.

Afghanistan: Mother and daughter stoned to death for adultery

Ghazni - Taliban gunmen stoned and then shot to death an Afghan mother and daughter they accused of "moral deviation and adultery." The killing happened in the Khawaja Hakim area of Ghazni city on Thursday.

‘Pakistan Talibans’ kill 80 in suicide bombing

Islamabad - Eighty people were killed by two suicide bombers outside a Paramilitary training centre Pakistan’s Northwest making it the first attack since the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Prominent U.S. Muslim group welcomes news of Bin Laden's death

Washington - A prominent U.S. Muslim advocacy and civil rights group has welcomed the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday by U.S. troops.

Afghan dogs and British soldiers help one another

After he fell in love with a dog he met in Afghanistan, a Royal Marine was inspired to set up a charity which would help many British soldiers bring their canine friends home to the UK.

Wedding guests killed in building collapse

At least 60 people celebrating a wedding were killed after part of a mud brick building collapsed in a remote area of northern Afghanistan.

US forces might have killed aid worker in botched Afghan rescue

She was a British aid worker who had been swept up by the Taliban last month in Afghanistan after the militants forced her car off the road on September 26.

Will US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. McChrystal, lose his job?

General Stanley McChrystal is being called to the White House to account for comments he made that are featured in a Rolling Stone article, and his job may be in jeopardy.

U.K. joins Canada debating fate of Afghan detainees

The Canadian public and inquiries by the military and the parliament have filled the headlines in Canada for months. Now the U.K. is entering the same treacherous waters.

Delicate operation: Live ammo inside soldier's head

A US military doctor had to remove a live round of ammunition from the scalp of an Afghan soldier in a very unusual and stressful operation.

UK terror threat level raised from 'substantial' to 'severe'

The Home Office in the UK has announced tonight that the UK terror threat level has been raised from 'substantial' to 'severe'.

Afghan election probe may lead to run-off

It's just been reported that there could a further round of voting after a probe in to the Afghanistan elections reported a considerable number of votes for the current president may be discarded.

Majority of people in United Kingdom still against Afghan war

A new survey carried out by the BBC indicates that most people in the United Kingdom are still against the war in Afghanistan.
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U.S. Army National Guard soldiers patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone  23 March 2011
U.S. Army National Guard soldiers patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone, 23 March 2011
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U.S. soldiers posing with Afghan corpses in 2010.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai
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Afghan students march in Herat on June 22  2014 in protest against alleged election fraud
Afghan students march in Herat on June 22, 2014 in protest against alleged election fraud
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