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Ghani wins Afghan election on preliminary results

KABUL: Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan’s presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Monday, with 56.4 percent of the run-off vote to Abdullah Abdullah’s 43.5 percent.…

Bill O’Reilly, Muslim-Hunter

Bowe Bergdahl’s father practices Islam because…he has a beard and speaks a foreign language. Yes, Fox News’s has some real super sleuths. Bill O’Reilly isn’t just an awe-inspiring successful television…

Afghanistan’s ‘forgotten’ poor wince as billions in aid go to badlands

May 9, 2014 – 05:03 By Mirwais Harooni and Jeremy Laurence AAB BAREEK/KABUL Afghanistan (Reuters) – For all the billions of dollars in foreign aid that have poured into Afghanistan…

Afghan rescuers search for survivors under threat of third landslide

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan police and villagers began a dangerous search for more than 2,000 people buried under a massive landslide in a remote mountainous region in…

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…

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