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  1. Afghan "Death" militia emerges, vows to fight Islamic State, TalibanRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Long War Journal

    In late January 2015, dozens of armed men draped in the red, green, and black colors of the Afghan national flag, announced the formation of a new anti-Taliban and anti-Islamic State militia in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh. The militia, called "Marg" - the word for death in the Dari language - boasted of having a troop strength of 5,000 armed men, although the number could not be independently corroborated and is most likely exaggerated.

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  2. 'Why are you still driving? One day they will kill you':...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Independent

    As Afghanistan's first - and only - female taxi driver, Sara Bahayi risks her life every day trying to change a deeply patriarchal society Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies At first glance, the Toyota Corolla looked like any other taxi bumping along the craggy street.

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  3. Osama Bin Laden's Files: 'Very strong military activity in Afghanistan'Read the original story

    Friday | The Long War Journal

    Federal prosecutors have introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in May 2011 as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect in New York. Abid Naseer is alleged to have taken part in al Qaeda's plotting in Europe and New York City.

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  4. 5The unlikely life of Afghanistan's first female taxi driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Washington Post

    Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan's first female taxi driver in recent memory, and she is believed to be the only one actively working in the country. At first glance, the Toyota Corolla looked like any other taxi bumping along the craggy street.

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  5. The unlikely life of Afghanistana s first female taxi driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan's first female taxi driver, and she is believed to be the only one actively working in the country. At first glance, the Toyota Corolla looked like any other taxi bumping along the craggy street.

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  6. Vigilante Group to Save Afghanistan from ISIL, and Other Afghan NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Kos

    Minutes later, residents of Balkh province see a group of about 25 armed men - their faces covered with black scarves, the Afghanistan national flag wrapped around their bodies - performing security checks. The somewhat ambiguous report says that the group, which is named Death, is not looking for trouble.

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  7. Two Afghan activists are at risk of deportation from SwedenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | CNN

    Assadollah Samet, a political activist who is well-known in the protest against terrorism, was forced to escape his homeland to live in a safe region about three years ago. Swedish Immigration Court rejected the asylum-seeking of Assadollah and his daughter, notwithstanding all the evident documents have proved that their life would be at seriously risk if they were given back to their country.

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  8. PM, COAS discuss way forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Nation

    Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House here on Tuesday. Both dilated on key issues crucial to peace in the country and the region.

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  9. Afghanistan's opium addiction hits new highRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | Windsor Beacon

    SHARIF, Afghanistan - Men, women and children sit listlessly on the unkempt lawn of a hospital for drug addicts in this northern Afghan city. Inside, the waiting area is packed with women clad in light blue burqas, each with three or four kids in tow.

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  10. The Woman Who Sold Her Baby For $435 To Buy FirewoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WGBH

    The poverty in Afghanistan takes a particular toll on children. These youngsters live in a mud-walled home in the Nasaji Bagrami camp in Kabul for internally displaced Afghans.

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  11. Afghan cabinet's birthing troublesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | BBC News

    The Afghan parliament is preparing to vote on a new cabinet amidst a heated debate over the qualification and suitability of ministerial candidates. Afghanistan has been without government since President Ashraf Ghani and his former election rival, turned chief executive Abdullah Abdullah agreed to share power last September.

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  12. UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | AlertNet

    EID MAHALA, Afghanistan, January 20 - Fathiyah* has almost nothing, but says that she still feels rich. The mother of three lost her home and many of her possessions last year, when armed militants forced her family out of their village in northern Afghanistan's Faryab province.

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  13. Afghan commander acknowledges IS presence in the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | The Nation

    Afghan National Army Ground Forces Commander General Murad Ali Murad has acknowledged the IS fighters presence in Afghanistan, a local newspaper the Daily Outlook wrote in its Sunday edition. "During his visit to the northern Balkh province General Murad acknowledged the IS fighters, who have seized some major parts of Iraqand Syria, were trying to establish their centers in Afghanistan," the paper wrote in its report published in the front page.

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  14. IS present in Afghanistan, says army comamnderRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    Afghan National Army commander General Murad Ali Murad has acknowledged the Islamic State terrorists' presence in Afghanistan, media reported Sunday. "During his visit to the northern Balkh province, General Murad acknowledged the presence of IS fighters, who have seized some major parts of Iraq and Syria and were trying to establish their centres in Afghanistan, "Xinhua reported.

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  15. Afghan Civil Society Groups Face Massive ChallengesRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

    Civil society activists speaking in a series of IWPR debates across north and central Afghanistan urged people to join them in the struggle for human rights. Speakers at events in Takhar, Jowzjan and Daikundi provinces said their work could not be effective without widespread public support.

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  16. Five killed in Taliban attack in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | Nerve News

    Five militants were killed and nine others injured when a 200-strong group of militants intending to surrender to the authorities came under attack in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province Wednesday, police said. Some 200 Taliban militants who were going to lay down arms and surrender to the government in Jawzjan province were ambushed by a group of Taliban in Qush Tepa district this morning.

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  17. 'Unseen Rain': quatrains on life, longing, laughter and loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Examiner.com

    This slim volume contains slightly fewer than 170 quatrains of the Muslim jurist and Sufi mystic Rumi . They are drawn from one of his masterpieces, " Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi ," written in honor of his friend, Shamsuddin of Tabriz.

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  18. Targeted Killing Documents LeakedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | Daily Kos

    Spielgel Online has an article based on leaked documents about the Joint Prioritized Effects List, a list of people to be killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Combat operations in Afghanistan may be coming to an end, but a look at secret NATO documents reveals that the US and the UK were far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed.

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  19. Afghanistan: U.S.-led coalition formally ends 13-year combat missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    U.S. Gen. John F. Campbell, center, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, salutes during a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday marking the end of the coalition's combat mission in the country.

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  20. Learning English at workRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Bendigo Advertiser

    REFUGEE and migrant workers at Hazeldene's Chicken Farm can improve their English language skills at work thanks to a new language course. Karen, Afghan, Filipino, Indian and Bangladeshi employees are taking weekly English classes run by the Loddon Mallee Multicultural Service to better equip themselves for the workplace.

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