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Hashmat Karzai the president's cousin killed by suicide bomber

Kandahar - Hashmat Karzai the powerful cousin of Afghan president Hamid Karzai was killed by a suicide bomber at his fortified home near the southern city of Kandahar as he was greeting visitors to celebrate the Eid holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Afghan president's cousin killed in 'turban bomb' attack

Kandahar - A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.
In the Media by Mamoon Durrani (AFP)

Afghan vote audit suspended again over disagreement

Kabul - Afghanistan's election commission on Saturday once again suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll, after the two candidates failed to agree on the procedure for invalidating fraudulent votes.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Herat - Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.
In the Media by Aref Karimi (AFP)

Gunmen kill two Finnish women in western Afghanistan

Herat - Two Finnish female aid workers were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in western Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the latest killings in a recent spate of attacks on foreigners.
In the Media by Aref Karimi (AFP) - 2 comments

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 2 comments

Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise

Kabul - Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress. The audit of all 8.
In the Media by Emal Haidary (AFP)

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Kabul - Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul's airport.
In the Media by Shah Marai (AFP)

U.S. sentences British men over Taliban support

New York - A U.S. judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.Computer engineer Babar Ahmad was sentenced to 12.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Op-Ed: Restraint needed in case of Bowe Berghdal

If one spends any amount of time following the news, it is likely that you have heard or seen some sort of report on the Army trade where five high-ranking Taliban members in US custody were exchanged for injured US Army Pfc. Bowe Berghdal.
In the Media by Nathan Miller

At least 41 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack

Khost - A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives killed at least 41 people at a busy market in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest attack in the war-torn country for months.
In the Media by Khan Mohammad (AFP)

Ex-POW Bergdahl returns to military duty: US Army

Washington - An American soldier who was held captive by Afghan insurgents for nearly five years returned to regular military duty Monday and will be taking a "desk job," the Pentagon said.
In the Media by AFP

Ex-POW Bergdahl returns to military duty: US Army

Washington - An American soldier who was held captive by Afghan insurgents for nearly five years is returning to military duty after more than a month of counseling, the US Army said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Kerry's 48-hour dash to save Afghanistan's election

Kabul - He was only on the ground for 48 hours, but America's top diplomat John Kerry may well have helped prevent Afghanistan from sliding into another bloody ethnic war.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Afghan presidential rivals make breakthrough in poll dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan's two presidential rivals have agreed to a historic deal to audit all eight million votes cast in the disputed election after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy by top US diplomat John Kerry.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Afghan presidential rivals make breakthrough in poll dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan's two presidential rivals agreed Saturday to a historic deal to audit all eight million votes cast in the disputed election after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy by top US diplomat John Kerry.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

All votes in disputed Afghan run-off poll to be audited: Kerry

Kabul - Afghanistan's feuding presidential rivals agreed Saturday to a full audit of every vote cast in the disputed runoff election, US Secretary of State John Kerry said following two days of frantic negotiations.
In the Media by AFP

Roadside bombs claim at least 10 lives in Afghanistan

Kandahar - At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Afghanistan after they sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Kerry pushes plan to 'clean up' disputed Afghan vote

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday held a second day of talks with Afghanistan's feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to "clean up the tally" after disputed elections.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Feuding Afghan rivals study UN vote plan as Kerry mediates

Kabul - Afghanistan's presidential rivals were Friday mulling a UN plan for a sweeping review of the disputed polls, as US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to broker an end to the political turmoil.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Kerry in Kabul on key mission to calm election turmoil

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan Friday on a key mission to try to quell tensions over disputed presidential polls which have triggered fears of violence and ethnic unrest.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Afghan civilian casualties jump as fighting spreads

Kabul - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared by 24 percent in the first half of 2014, according to UN figures released Wednesday, revealing worsening nationwide violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade fighting the Taliban.
In the Media by AFP

Election crisis and rising war casualties add to Afghan woes

Kabul - Fighting in Afghanistan is spreading into populated areas and taking a record toll on civilians, the UN warned Wednesday, as presidential candidates urged supporters not to raise tensions after the disputed election result.
In the Media by Ben Sheppard (AFP)

Victory claim inflames Afghan election dispute

Kabul - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan's disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)

Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. warns against Afghan power-grab over election row

Kabul - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that any attempt to seize power in Afghanistan would cost the country its international aid, after preliminary results of presidential elections sparked a row between the two candidates.
In the Media by Mushtaq Mojaddidi (AFP)

Ghani ahead on preliminary Afghan election results

Kabul - Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Monday, with 56 percent of the run-off vote to Abdullah Abdullah's 44 percent.
In the Media by AFP

Taliban set 200 fuel trucks on fire in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban bomb attack on the outskirts of Kabul set fire to some 200 fuel trucks that the militants claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Afghan election result delayed until Monday for fraud audit

Kabul - Afghanistan's delayed presidential election result will be announced on Monday, officials said, as the two candidates wrangle over alleged fraud in a political crisis that threatens the country's first democratic transfer of power.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)

Suicide attack on military bus kills five in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul killed five military officers Wednesday in an attack on an air force bus, Afghan officials said, in the latest strike against the national security forces as US troops withdraw.
In the Media by AFP
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President Barack Obama greets deployed service members and civilians during a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During his visit he thanked the troops for all their hard work and dedication to the United States. Prior to Obama meeting the troops he flew to Kabul to meet with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.
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DEA FAST team members in Afghanistan arrest a farmer for cultivating opium poppies during a raid on his residence.
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A convoy of the Hungarian ISAF contingent on the road in Afghanistan.
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Staff Sgt. Timothy Blackman, a squad leader in Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, provides over watch security while the Afghan National Army conducts a shura with the people in Pirkowti Valley with the Paktika Province
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Prince Harry standing next to Apache Helicopter at Camp Bastion
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The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
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Afghan students march in Herat on June 22  2014 in protest against alleged election fraud
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Afghan students march in Herat on June 22, 2014 in protest against alleged election fraud
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Screenshot from i>Télé report of image of the two French hostages in Afghanistan projected on to the Arc de Triomphe on the day marking the first anniversary of their capture
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U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Battalion conduct a combined patrol in the village of Shabila Kalan, Zabul, Afghanistan
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U.S. Soldiers conduct a patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers to check on conditions in a village in the Wardak province of Afghanistan
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Elk Grove High School's drill team rounds the corner at the start of the parade.
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