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

    Friday Jan 23 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Jan 21 | 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.


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

    Sunday Jan 18 | 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.


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

    Sunday Jan 18 |

    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.


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

    Monday Jan 12 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Dec 31 | 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.


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

    Monday Dec 29 |

    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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. Afghan Concern Over Western DisengagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Inter Press Service

    Peddlers in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province, North Afghanistan. Concern is being expressed in Afghanistan about the country's future after Western disengagement.


  12. The film where a game decides a woman's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Newsday

    A Man's Desire for a Fifth Wife, an Afghan film shot in a volatile northern province of Afghanistan, has recently been screened in Kabul. Ostensibly a love story, it delivered some uncomfortable home truths about Afghan society in this first outing to a home audience.


  13. Taliban publicize training camp in northern AfghanistanRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | The Long War Journal

    Just one week after overrunning a district in the northern province of Jawzjan, the Afghan Taliban are now touting the existence of a training camp in neighboring Faryab province. The Taliban publicized the training camp, which they claimed is in the northern province of Faryab, in an hour-long video that was released on Dec. 18 on their official propaganda website, Voice of Jihad.


  14. Afghan army operations kill 141 militants, 5 soldiers die in attacksRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 |

    About 141 Taliban militants have been killed as Afghan army waged offensives within the last 48 hours, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. "Afghan National Army conducted operations to ensure security in surrounding areas of Kunar, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Helmand, Uruzgan, Balkh and Herat provinces over the past 48 hours, killing 141 armed opponents,"the ministry said in a statement.


  15. German minister with Afghan studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | The Peninsula

    German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen with Balkh University students following a discussion with them at the German consulate in Mazare Sharif, Afghanistan, yesterday.


  16. Taliban Takes District on Turkmen BorderRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | EurasiaNet

    The Taliban has overrun Afghanistan's Khamyab District and is now Turkmenistan's immediate neighbor. Turkmenistan's border runs along the western, northwestern, and northeastern sides of Khamyab.


  17. Taliban Takes District On Turkmen BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Weekday Magazine

    Turkmenistan's border runs along the western, northwestern, and northeastern sides of Khamyab. Turkmenistan's border guards and security forces have been building walls, digging ditches, and establishing new border posts across the border from Khamyab since early October.


  18. Robertson, Fisk To Speak At Centennial Conference In New YorkRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Groong

    ROBERTSON, FISK TO SPEAK AT CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK By Weekly Staff on December 9, 2014 NEW YORK-Jurist Geoffrey Robertson and journalist Robert Fisk are among the confirmed speakers at "Responsibility 2015," the international conference marking the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, to be held on March 13-15, 2015, at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel. Geoffrey Robertson Geoffrey Robertson is an international jurist, human rights lawyer, and academic.


  19. Has life improved for Afghan women?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | BBC News

    Taller than her classmates, when she waves a small Afghan flag, it flutters above a sea of white headscarves in the courtyard of the Zarghuna Girls' School in Kabul. "I'm proud of my flag, and proud to go to school, so I can build my country," she declares as she approaches me at the start of the school day on a chilly winter morning in Kabul.


  20. Afghan official: US drone kills 9 Taliban fightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    A suspected U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed nine alleged Pakistani Taliban fighters in a rural village near the mountainous border between the two countries, a local official said Sunday. The strike Saturday afternoon hit the village of Shiltan in Kunar province's Shigal District, killing a senior commander of the insurgent group and also wounding a fighter, provincial police chief Gen.