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15 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Raw: Car Bomb Blows Near U.S. Embassy in Kabul

At least 13 people were injured Tuesday when a car bomb exploded, targeting a foreign convoy near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The explosion happened just off a busy road that runs from the US Embassy to the airport, near the country's Supreme Court.

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19 hrs ago | Boston.com

Large Blast Kills at Least One in Afghan Capital as Smoke Rises Above City

A plume of smoke rises above the Afghanistan capital. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of coalition troops, littering this Kabul Street with rubble and glass.

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23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Afghan official says government is nearly broke

Crippled by a growing budget shortfall , the Afghan government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of easily accessible reserve funds this year, said Alhaj M. Aqa, the director general of the treasury at the Ministry of Finance. The government was barely able to cover its September payroll for more than 500,000 national and provincial employees, he added.

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Yesterday | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Car bomb kills NATO troops in Kabul near U.S. embassyCar bomb kills...

This raw video shows the aftermath of a powerful suicide bomb that went off on a busy street in Kabul, Afghanistan. Three NATO troops died in the blast and several civilians were injured.

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Yesterday | Weekday Magazine

Large Blast Rocks Kabul

Officials say the blast from the suicide bomber tore through cars on the main airport road near the U.S. Embassy. There are no official reports of casualties, but Reuters says its reporter saw what appeared to be a dead soldier.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Republic

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

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ABC News

Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Targets Foreign Convoy

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

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The Miami Herald

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy

Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Independent

Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award ...

Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani shortlisted for Artraker Award - but she still has to dodge landmines to create her work Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets.

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The Times of India

Afghanistan boldly raises its colours, like never before

Afghan soldiers march near the largest Afghan flag after an inauguration ceremony at Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul on September 10, 2014. KABUL: To find a flag as big as the one hoisted over Kabul's historic Wazir Akbar Khan hill on Wednesday, an American would have to go pretty far - possibly as far as a Wal-Mart parking lot somewhere in the Great Plains.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

DNA India

Shashi Tharoor lauds Sushma Swaraj's visit to Afghanistan

Appreciating External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj 's recent visit to Afghanistan , Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said that the meeting gave out an extremely crucial political message and reflected India's priorities. "Sushma Swaraj has shown India's priority by meeting up top leaders in Afghanistan.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABC News

WA deputy mayor recounts tense time as Afghanistan election monitor

As angry young men surrounded a bulletproof vehicle in Kabul pounding on the windows, election monitor Josh Wilson wondered what would happen next. At security briefings, it had been hammered home that under no circumstances was he to get out of the car, but that is exactly what his driver eventually had to do.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Austrian court unfreezes accounts of ex-envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's wife

Lawyer for ex-U.S. envoy Khalilzad and his wife says a court has lifted a freeze on bank accounts in Vienna An Austrian court lifted a seizure of bank accounts belonging to the wife of Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations, according to a lawyer representing the couple. The accounts were frozen after the U.S. Justice Department requested bank records from Austrian authorities last year.

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Army Times

How a soldier and cat saved each other in Afghanistan

Jesse Knott plays with stray cat named Koshka that he adopted while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt.

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Suria

Kabul's Old City sees new lease of life

When workers began renovating Murad Khane district, a jewel of Old Kabul that breaks up the city's otherwise bland facade of concrete high-rises and blast-walls, it was hidden under piles of garbage. Now the teeming quarter is home to bustling bazaars, a revitalised calligraphy and woodwork school and a courtyard that won a UNESCO conservation award last year.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

DNA India

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her visit to Afghanistan met Afghan President Hamid Karzai, ahead of the declaration of the results of the disputed second round of Presidential elections in the nation. Swaraj and Karzai held talks on a wide range of issues, including the political and security situation in the country, which has been ravaged by war in recent times.

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Hindustan Times

Sushma meets Karzai seeks SCO help to stabilise region

India has reiterated its commitment to expand security and defence ties with Afghanistan, which is on the throes of an uneasy democratic transition, and will root for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation playing a greater role in 'stabilising' that region. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday in Kabul, offering Narendra Modi government's hands of partnership, a day before she goes to attend the SCO summit in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan.

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Rediff.com

Swaraj, Karzai agree to intensify security, defence ties

India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the war-torn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and held a wide-ranging talks on political and security situation, ahead of the NATO drawdown later this year.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Daily Star

Abdullah takes Afghan election to brink of collapse

KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was locked in last-chance talks with the United Nations Tuesday as a deal to resolve the country's damaging election dispute edged closer to failure.

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State Department

Travel to Afghanistan

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Doug Frantz has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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