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6 hrs ago | Plymouth Evening Herald

Latest details of Torpoint Wives Group

TORPOINT Wives Group chair, Sylvia Hearn welcomed the speaker Mrs Margaret Bass on Thursday, March 27, who gave a talk on her unique experience of life in Afghanistan 50 years ago.

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10 hrs ago | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Civil Society Had Big Impact on Kunduz Polls

Public awareness campaigns led to directly to the high turnout on election day in Afghanistan, an IWPR-organised debate in the northern province of Kunduz heard.

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15 hrs ago | Borders Today

It's all about paperwork

After weeks based next to Kabul International Airport, I finally had the chance to fly out of the city on media escort duties.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Russia Taday

India-Russia-Afghanistan synergy: India to pay for Russian arms supplies to Kabul

It is a done deal and already under implementation, quietly but surely: securing India's and Russia's strategic interests in Afghanistan in the not-too-distant scenario of the drawdown of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan.

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The Baltimore Sun

Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags

A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Townsville Bulletin

Middle East mentors in danger zone

THIS Anzac Day many Australians will be unaware how many of our troops continue to put their lives on the line in far away lands.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends his lead over rival for presidency as ballot count continues

More than a week after ballots were cast in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials are still tabulating the results, but former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead to 11 percentage points over his closest challenger.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Borders Today

The merry-go-round of the media circus

So, aside from the wider roles I perform as Deputy Chief PAO, responsible for assisting the Chief PAO to coordinate the activities of around 80 PAO staff across Afghanistan, one of my main roles it to interact directly with the media.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Civil Society Helps Paktia Poll Success

Civil society groups made an enormous contribution to the success of the Afghan elections, panelists told an IWPR-organised debate at Paktia university in the southeast of the country.

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Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Nangarhar Officials Coerced into Poll Fraud

Some government officials in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar region who refused to commit fraud during the April 5 elections have been threatened with dismissal, writer and journalist Naqib Ahmad Atal says.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Woman rabbi serves as chaplain with 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

"What's that on your uniform?" passers-by ask the chaplain for the Fort Bragg-based 330th Movement Control Battalion.

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Stars and Stripes

Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall amid tenuous political transition

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Lake Charles man survives IED attack in Afghanistan

After 9-11, Tommy Thibodeaux couldn't just sit around and do nothing. So he quit his job on an offshore rig and joined the Marines.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Helmand Polls Show People Embrace Democracy

The success of this year's presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan was unprecedented, experts said at an April 10 event organised by IWPR in the southern Helmand province.

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The Washington Post

Afghan economy facing serious revenue shortfall

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Government Executive

Effort to Help Afghanistan Collect Customs Revenue Found Lacking

The ongoing U.S. effort to leave war-torn Afghanistan self-sufficient depends in part on the Kabul government's ability to collect customs revenue, a dual federal agency project that could benefit from clear performance metrics, auditors found.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

TwinCities

Abdullah takes lead in Afghan vote

In the first partial results from Afghanistan's presidential election, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has emerged as the early leader, but he is far from crossing the 50 percent vote threshold needed to win outright, according to the country's election commission.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Daily Beast

Don't Abandon This Brave AfghanBy Ann Scott Tyson

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, Ibrahim Khan is just one of thousands of Afghan interpreters who helped U.S. forces, often under fire, and are still waiting for visas.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

ABC News

Art captures agony of Afghanistan war

Striking paintings of service men and women in Afghanistan are going on display for the first time, in the hometown of the youngest soldiers featured.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Election Outcome Not Predetermined

Panellists in an IWPR debate in the southern Afghan province of Helmand dismissed rumours that the outcome of the April 5 presidential election was known in advance.

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