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CHEERING crowds lined the streets of York to welcome 300 of the city's soldiers home following their latest tour of Afghanistan.
In the armored splendor of the Serena Hotel -- all sparkling cream-colored marble, ornate dark woods and vibrant Afghan carpets, behind three layers of security and imposing blast walls -- the new Kabuli elite mingle relentlessly.
Children flee as security forces respond after several large explosions hit a busy downtown area of Kabul on May 24.
In the latest militant strike on the Afghan capital, Taleban gunmen backed by a suicide car bomber attacked an international aid group's compound, killing two guards and setting off an hours-long street battle with police in the heart of Kabul.
All the attackers were gunned down by security forces, the city's police chief said.
Pfc. Holmes, one of Calvin Gibbs' 'Kill team' members stands over one of their victims.
Kabul: Suicide bombers and gunmen launched attacks on several targets, including a police station, in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Friday evening, leaving casualties, a police source said.
Afghan Channel One TV quoted police as saying a group of assailants had entered the Directorate of the Afghan Public Protection Force .
Explosions and gunfire rocked central Kabul Friday as the Taliban launched an attack close to an Afghan intelligence facility and the headquarters of a government force that protects foreign firms.
A suicide bomber struck in the heart of the Afghan capital on Friday, sending a plume of smoke billowing over Kabul in the second major attack in the city in little over a week, police said.
KABUL, Afghanistan Gunmen kidnapped the father of Afghanistan's national cricket team captain near his home in an eastern city, officials said Thursday.
JROTC instructors speak about Guardsmen's loss: JROTC instructors at George Washington High School remembered Sgt.
MOSCOW, May 23 Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, expects the Taliban influence in Afghanistan to grow after international coalition forces are pulled out, while rising radicalism in Syria could lead to the country's disintegration, the GRU chief said on Thursday.
Artefacts such as a Buddhist sculpture have been extracted from the Mes Aynak archaeology site where miners want to extract rich deposits of copper.
The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for those on the move or uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution.
In order to reduce the number of boots on the ground in Afghanistan, the Pentagon asked Congress for $9.6 billion of its allowance to be moved from one budget line to another.