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16 hrs ago | Reuters
An accidental detonation of explosives stored in an Afghan facility beside the U.S. embassy in Kabul sparked a brief panic early on Thursday, triggering concerns of an attack, but no immediate reports of casualties.
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Wednesday | Daily Times
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is 'nowhere near' deciding to pull out all troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, a top US official said on Tuesday, despite mounting frustration President Hamid Karzai has not signed a security deal allowing the military to remain there after next year.
Wednesday | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Students attending an IWPR debate in the north Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif complained about the lack of female representation in politics.
Set hard against a dramatic mountain backdrop and hemmed in by sheer, cave-dotted cliffs, Bamiyan is one of the most picturesque places in Afghanistan.
WE SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT THE FATE OF THE DEFENSE BILL LATER TODAY: According to an alert released Friday by the office of Majority Whip Dick Durbin , the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee are scheduled to provide an update this afternoon on paths forward.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Pakistan on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials, as the first Pentagon chief to visit Islamabad in nearly four years, a spokesman said.
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Tim Blank might still be planting kisses on the cheeks and lips of his 2-year-old daughter.
Afghan academics and religious scholars this week reiterated their commitment to Afghanistan's coming elections and sought to reassure voters that democracy is not at odds with Islam.
The U.S. Defense Department lacks the resources and rigorous procedures it needs to properly keep tabs on the billions of dollars in direct aid it gives to Afghan security forces through the Kabul government, according to a report issued today by the U.S. government's Afghanistan watchdog office.
Chained up for 40 days in a bare cell: How thousands are 'cured of evil spirits' at brutal Afghan shrine Men and women are chained at a local shrine and forced to live on nothing but bread for 40 days or more The war in Afghanistan may have brought progress in the medical field, but the international aid has not reached the remote villages of ... (more)
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