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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PHOTOS: Five of the World's Lakes at Risk of Drying Up Completely
Taken on Sept. 26, 2013, Lake Waiau is barely visible as the water levels hover at 15 meters wide.
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
People's Daily Online
Picturesque Qingcheng Mountain
Qingcheng Mountain is a famous Taoist mountain, and is one of the places where Taoism was originated.
Sofia News Agency
Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo to Apply for UNESCO World Heritage
The town of Veliko Tarnovo is to apply for the inclusion of its natural and historic landmarks into the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Congress uneasy over plans to leave Afghanistan
Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and US allies in the region reason to think President Obama should reconsider his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
'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)
Thu Jul 17, 2014
German Military Helicopter Emergency Lands, Starts Fire In Uzbekistan
A helicopter from the German airbase in southern Uzbekistan had to make an emergency landing, accidentally setting a wheat field on fire, the German embassy in Tashkent told The Bug Pit.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Inter Press Service
Uzbek Minorities Taking Advantage of New Russian Citizenship Rules
A baker stencils patterns into dough to make non, a traditional Central Asian round flatbread, in Bukhara in July 2013.
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.
President of Uzbekistan receives Foreign Minister of Turkey, exchange ...
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ahmet DavutoAYlu on July 10 who is paying Tashkent the official visit.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
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.
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)
Thu Jul 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.