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47 min ago | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: More Polling Stations Open in Paktia Polls

Officials in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktia province say the second round of the presidential election was a significant improvement on the first.

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4 hrs ago | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: No State Interference in June Run-Off

Despite predictions that the Afghan authorities would interfere in the second round of the presidential ballot, electoral officials and security commanders in the east of the country insist there were no real problems there.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Aiken Standard

New principal values military experience

Phyllis Gamble brings an entirely different path to her new appointment as the North Augusta Middle School principal - seven years with the Army on active duty, and in 2005, nine months in Afghanistan with the Army Reserves.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

National Review Online

America's Never-Used $2.89 Million Food Processing Facility in Afghanistan

The Pentagon spent $2.89 million to build a food processing facility in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, a project of the Department of Defense's Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Herald

Some in Congress now question Afghanistan drawdown

President Barack Obama as he is briefed by Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force , right, after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro scientist returns from Afghanistan

Like soldiers based in Afghanistan, Drew Adam at times had to wear protective gear, ride in heavily armored vehicles and take shelter when rockets were fired in the direction of his base.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Nation

'Military did not support fixing Afghan exit date'

For news details visit : http://www.nation.com.pk/international/19-Jul-2014/military-did-not-support-fixing-afghan-exit-date For news details Read on : 'Military did not support fixing Afghan exit date' WASHINGTON : US military officials would have preferred the United States not announce a date for ending its troop presence in Afghanistan, as the ... (more)

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

How John Kerry saved the Afghan election

Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani, chairman of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission speaks during a joint press conference as Jan Kubis, United Nation representative for Afghanistan, and Abdul Satar Saadat, chief of Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission, listen at the IEC office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

State Department

South and Central Asia: Remarks With Head of UN Assistance Mission to ...

MODERATOR: Ladies and gents, thank you for coming tonight to this press conference.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Kerry in Afghanistan trying to avert a presidential crisis, but will Abdullah budge?

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, left, at the start of a meeting at the US Embassy in Kabul, July 11, 2014.

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TheBlaze.com

Exclusive: White House Issues Ultimatum to Afghanistan to Resolve...

The White House has given an ultimatum to Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates: Resolve the dispute over last month's election, or the United States will move forward with plans for immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from the war-torn nation by the end of the summer, sources told President Barack Obama has tasked Secretary of State John ... (more)

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Lucianne.com

State Department Issues SecurityMessage for U.S. Citizens in Kabul

The Overseas Security Advisory Council issued a message on Wednesday to the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan warning of a threat of attack against an "unnamed U.S.-based agricultural non-governmental organization compound" located near the Afghan Parliament building and a university in Kabul.

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Reuters

UPDATE 2-Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to broker resolution in disputed election

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks in an effort to broker a resolution to a disputed election that threatens to stir up ethnic tensions and undermine a peaceful political transition.

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Stars and Stripes

Nominee to lead troops in Afghanistan sees 'good news'

Senators on Thursday pressed nominees to top military posts on how to avoid a repeat of the recent Iraq debacle - where a U.S.-trained military collapsed in the face of a smaller insurgent force - in Afghanistan as the war there draws to a close.

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Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Artists Paint Hopeful Picture in Kandahar

Amateur art collector Mohammad Idris, who lives in the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar, emerged from a gallery delighted with his latest purchase.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tochterman returns to Oxford for concert Sunday

Tochterman, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, has overcome serious accidents and illness, crossed paths with musical greats, and has had fantastic trips all around the world, including most recently as a U.S. cultural arts ambassador in Afghanistan.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Embassy construction in Kabul, behind schedule and over budget, report finds

As the war in Afghanistan enters its twilight hours, the diplomatic hub of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, is only getting bigger and more expensive.

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Roll Call

Afghanistan Embassy Construction Price Grows by Nearly 25 Percent, Audit Discovers

Afghan policemen keep watch at a check post near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on June, 26. 2013.

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State Department

South and Central Asia: Interview With TOLO News

TOLO: Mr. Abdullah states that Secretary Kerry will travel to Kabul on Friday. What are we expecting from this trip? What is he going to exactly do? Ambassador Dobbins: I think he's going to try to sit down with both of the candidates and get the electoral process back on track.

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The Peninsula

Philippines urges its workers to leave Afghanistan

MANILA: The Philippines on Tuesday urged 4,000 workers in Afghanistan to leave the country amid an election stand-off that has raised fears of instability and ethnic unrest.

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