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Exclusive – U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

April 22, 2014 – 00:28 By Missy Ryan and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 – the minimum demanded…

The First Anglo-Afghan War

Apr. 02  2014 Few regions in the Muslim world have seen as much warfare in modern times as Afghanistan. Foreign interventions and invasions have been an almost constant threat to…

As U.S. war ends, Russia returns to Afghanistan with series of investment projects

Source: The Washington Post KABUL — To the white-bearded Afghan machinists, it felt like the Cold War era had suddenly returned. After 25 years of working in a sprawling Soviet-built factory…

‘Afghanistan does not need US troops’

AP | Mar 15, 2014 |     JORDAN TIMES inShare KABUL — In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave…

Who is the grand father of ‘Polo’? Answer: Buzkashi (Afghanistan’s National Game)

Buzkashi   The game of Buzkashi, literally translated as ‘goat grabbing’ has its roots in Afghan antiquity. The game is very exciting and the Afghans take pride in playing it.…

Rollback of Women’s Rights: Not Just in Afghanistan

National Geographic Daily News: by Eve Conant —  An Afghan law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence, new sharia criminal laws in Brunei that allow stoning, sexual assaults in Arab…

More Now See Failure than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan

Little Partisan Gap in Views of Whether U.S. Has Reached Goals Negative Views of U.S. Efforts in Iraq, AfghanistanAfter more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the…

Hagel hints at U.S. impatience with Karzai

WARSAW: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is hinting at growing U.S. impatience with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for not signing an accord permitting American troops to remain in his country after…

Karzai suspects US behind Afghan bombings

Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspects the United States may have backed insurgent-style attacks to undermine his government but has no evidence to support his theory, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.…

5 Afghan cricket players killed by gunman

KABUL: An Afghan official says a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at a group of local cricket players, killing five of them during a game in eastern Laghman province.…

Controversy of apostasy in Afghanistan

Source: BBC By Dawood Azami for BBC World Service An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK because he is an atheist, in what is being seen as a landmark…

Atheist Afghan granted religious asylum in UK

Source: BBC An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons – because he is an atheist. The man fled to the UK from a conflict…

Bipartisan Critic Turns His Gaze Toward Obama In His New Memoir, Robert M. Gates, the Former Defense Secretary, Offers a Critique of the President

WASHINGTON — After ordering a troop increase in Afghanistan, President Obama eventually lost faith in the strategy, his doubts fed by White House advisers who continually brought him negative news…

German court rejects compensation claim from victims of Kundus massacre

By Verena Nees 4 January 2014 Four years after the worst massacre by German troops since World War II—in the Afghan village of Kunduz where over 140 people died, including…

Afghanistan in 2014: Importance to stretch well past borders

By Frederic Grare, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Frederic Grare is senior associate and director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The views expressed…

Taliban Revenge: The Plight of Germany’s Afghan Staff

By Nicola Abé, Matthias Gebauer and Anders Somme Hammer SPIEGEL.DE Berlin is under pressure following the murder of a former Afghan interpreter who worked for the German army. The Taliban…

The world’s most corrupt nation?

Source: CNN (CNN) – Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are seen as the most corrupt nations in the world, according to Transparency International’s latest survey, released Tuesday. More than two thirds of…

‘Mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan? No, just a diversion from Catherine the Great – Cameron could not say the Afghan war has been a brutal exercise in nihilistic futility

BY Matthew Norman THE INDEPENDENT Tuesday 17 December 2013 When making a seasonal visit to British troops in Afghanistan, there were many things that the Prime Minister could not conceivably…

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