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Obama Taps Veteran Diplomat to Be Afghan Envoy
President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
10 hrs ago
It takes two
IT SEEMS everyone wants the Afghan presidential election to be over and done with.
15 hrs ago
Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
TDS / Colbert
Hassan Abbas "is a Pakistani-American academic in the field of South Asian and Middle Eastern studies.
Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter
Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here.
Guardsman's timely return
Colour Sergeant Major Glen Goldthorpe with wife Jolene and baby Harry - All images remain crown copyright.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
U.S. sends two prisoners to Yemen from Afghanistan
The U.S. Government on Monday ended what appears to have been a four-year-long hiatus in the transfer of prisoners to Yemen, moving two men there from Afghanistan in what could be a precursor for releases of dozens of Yemenis held at Guantanamo Bay.
Afghanistan embassy gets high marks in review
Despite working in one of the most dangerous areas the State Department operates in, the ambassador and staff of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul received high marks from inspectors who said they were "favorably impressed" by the diplomatic team.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Gen. Martin Dempsey visiting Afghanistan for transition talks about 5 hours
The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Afghan women drivers: A rare, cherished scene
In many countries, to see women drivers on streets is a familiar sight. In China and many European countries, it is not uncommon to see women driving taxis, buses and even heavy trucks.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Stephen Gaghan To Direct White City Pilot For AMC
Stephen Gaghan To Direct White City Pilot For AMC Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.22.2014 Taking on the geopolitical drama... AMC has announced that Stephen Gaghan will direct the network's pilot for their new geopolitical drama White City .
Stars and Stripes
Election stalemate adds to Afghanistan's economic woes
It's wedding season here, but the colorful dresses in Emal Hamidzada's small shop in central Kabul are on deep discount.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
CPJ Press Freedom Online
New York Times reporter barred from leaving Afghanistan
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports today that Afghan authorities have banned New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from leaving the country, according to news reports .
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Sri Lanka, Afghanistan agree to jointly work in various sectors strengthening friendly relations
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have agreed to further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries and jointly work in various sectors when Sri Lanka's new Ambassador to Afghanistan met with the Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Saturday in Kabul.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Students from Afghanistan and Nepal elated to get advanced education in India
Over a hundred students from war-torn Afghanistan are studying at the New Delhi-based Jamia Hamdard University.
Afghanistan seen running out of funds as poll deadlock drags on
The Afghan government is running out of funds despite an influx of millions of dollars in aid as a deadlock over who won the election drives a sharp decline in revenues, already suffering from the drawdown of thousands of foreign troops.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Reuniting soldiers with dogs they left behind
Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba served in Afghanistan for nearly three years. Like his fellow soldiers, he longed for a sense of normalcy during his tours.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Sunrise to sunset, days blend together for Wisconsin troops
Erica Steinke cracks Taylor Wahlberg's back after a squad stretch. They are both members of the Wisconsin National Guard 829th Engineer Co., and are spending the day breaking down what once was a maintenance tent for helicopter at Camp Pratt in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
ASI Buddha bowl label plea
Patna, Aug. 9: Archaeological Survey of India has requested the ministry of external affairs to write to the Afghanistan government and ask what is written on the label placed in front of the 400kg greenish-grey granite bowl kept at the entrance of National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul.
The Cricketer International
India grants $1m for Afghanistan stadium
The Indian government has approved the grant of $1 million for the construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar.