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5 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

ISAF Soldiers Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack; Modi Calls For...

At least three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed and five others were wounded in Kabul on Tuesday when a Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-filled car into a military convoy; at least 13 civilians were also injured . ISAF officials confirmed the three deaths, but did not provide any additional information about the victims' nationalities.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

China Daily

Taliban leader killed in security operation

An Afghan security force killed a senior Taliban leader along with four other insurgents in the country's western province of Herat overnight, police said Monday morning. "A leading Taliban leader named Mullah Barjan was killed along four other insurgents after they engaged with an Afghan Special Operation force in Ghoryan district at midnight,"provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauof Ahmadi told Xinhua.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Xinhuanet

86 militants killed, 62 injured in Afghanistan

About 86 Taliban militants have been killed and 62 others got injured as the Afghan security forces carried out cleanup operations in different provinces within the last 24 hours, said the country's Interior Ministry on Saturday morning. "The cleanup operations were conducted by the Afghan police, army and the National Directorate of Security or intelligence agency personnel in Balkh, Helmand, Zabul, Kandahar, Paktika, Herat, Badghis and Kapisa provinces.

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Hindustan Times

Pak army ISI targeting India to hit Sharif says former CIA analyst

Suggesting that Pakistani army and its spy agency ISI were targeting India and their own Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a dangerous game, a former CIA analyst has advocated greater US-India intelligence cooperation. Release of a new al Qaeda videotape of its leader, Ayman Zawahri, announcing the creation of an al Qaeda franchise in India had further complicated the situation, according to Bruce Riedel, now director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Times of India

'Pak army, ISI stage-managing al-Qaida advance into India'

There was no doubt that Zawahiri made the latest tape in his hideout in Pakistan, protected by the ISI, Bruce Riedel said. WASHINGTON: Pakistan should be warned that it will be placed on the list of states sponsoring terrorism, a former US official and intelligence analyst said on Thursday, while accusing the Pakistani military of stage-managing the latest al-Qaida advance into India in order to strengthen its stranglehold over Pakistani domestic politics.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Local Couple's Daughter Promoted to US Consul General

Monique Quesada was born in Venezuela and traveled the world with her parents before becoming a U.S. citizen when she was eight.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Suicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle among a group of Afghan security forces in Ghani Khil district on Tuesday.

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Pakistan Christian Post

Afghanistan's Economy On The Verge Of Collapse. By Dr Florance Ebrahimi

Power vacuum looms for Afghanistan as UN delays date for result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai's plans to leave office next week.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

National Public Radio

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

A woman holds the saffron crocus, during the saffron harvest in Herat, Afghanistan.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.

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Nerve News

23 killed in Afghan accident

At least 23 people were killed Sunday in Afghanistan when their bus collided with a truck, an official said.

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The Miami Herald

Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

South Florida Congressman Joe Garcia helps Lloyd Louis, 9, cast his bait at the Rickenbacker Causeway during a recent outing with the Mahogany Youth Corporation.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Could saffron help Afghanistan kick its poppy habit?

Parwiz Afghan displays some saffron for sale in his shop in Herat, in western Afghanistan.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Big News Network.com

Five Afghan policemen kidnapped

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Foreign Policy

Afghanistan's Troubled Economy

Afghanistan's presidential elections were greeted with much euphoria earlier this year.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Five Kidnapped ICRC Staff Freed In Afghanistan

All five staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross abducted last week in western Afghanistan were released unharmed on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Stars and Stripes

Red Cross workers released unharmed in Afghanistan

Five Red Cross workers abducted by gunmen in western Afghanistan last week were released unharmed Wednesday, according to the organization.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

RTE.ie

Attacks on aid workers reached peak in 2013

Attacks on aid workers reached a new peak in 2013, with 155 relief staff killed, and danger levels remain high this year, according to figures released today.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Peninsula

Search on for 5 aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan police yesterday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.

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