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  1. RAW: India's External Intelligence AgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | CFR.org

    India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing , has long faced allegations of meddling in its neighbors' affairs. Founded in 1968, primarily to counter China's influence, over time it has shifted its focus to India's other traditional rival, Pakistan.

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  2. Saudi Arabia and the Future of AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2010 | CFR.org

    Reports of Saudi-brokered talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban in late 2008 prompted a new round of speculation about the role Riyadh might play in the future of Afghanistan. Amid U.S. calls for a regional approach to the Afghan crisis, observers and politicians--including President-elect Barack Obama during the U.S. presidential campaign--have said Saudi intervention could shape the success of the Western-led mission, from fostering talk with militants to encouraging Pakistan to help stabilize Afghanistan.

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  3. Helicopter Crash Complicates Germany-Uzbekistan Base NegotiationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | EurasiaNet

    The crash of a German military helicopter in Uzbekistan in July has complicated the negotiations over the renewal of the agreement allowing the presence of Germany's air base in Uzbekistan, newspaper Die Welt has reported . Recall that in July, a German NH90 military transport helicopter crashed near the base at Termez, Uzbekistan, just over the border from Afghanistan.

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  4. U.S. Halted Work on Half-Renovated Prison in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Government Executive

    A five-year-old State Department effort to upgrade Afghanistan's largest prison has been halted with only half the contracted work performed, a watchdog found. The Pol-i-Charkhi facility in Kabul Province -- designed in the early 1970s for 5,000 prisoners -- currently holds 7,400, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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  5. What it looks like in Afghanistana s largest -- and still incomplete -- prisonRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The Washington Post

    An aerial view of Pol-i-Charkhi Prison, Afghanistan's largest correctional facility. Afghanistan's Pol-i-Charkhi Prison has had a reputation for brutality virtually since it was first constructed in 1973.

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  6. Afghan president seeks Chinese investmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The New Zealand Herald

    Afghanistan's new president is visiting Beijing to seek Chinese help in rebuilding his country and boosting regional stability. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday and also plans to urge potential investors to help bankroll Afghanistan's development, especially its mining industry.

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  7. Middle Eastern online internship available to studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Beacon

    In an attempt to branch out beyond journalism, Olga Castro, a senior double majoring in international relations and journalism, completed a virtual internship with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. From the comfort of her home, she was responsible for transcribing and organizing a huge archive of audio interviews from U.S. Embassy employees working in Kabul.

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  8. Your Tax Dollar at Work: Televising Headless Goat Polo in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2013 | Right Wing News

    Since Obama came to power, there has been no serious attempt to win the war in Afghanistan. So how is the government managing to spend so much of our money in that savage wasteland? One way is by televising headless goat polo : The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the federal watchdog for rebuilding the war-torn country, says he has received information that the State Department paid $568,000 apiece for three Ford trucks, as part of a revised, $3.6 million contract in which they originally each cost $157,000.

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  9. UK formally ends Afghanistan missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | CNN

    A British soldier stands on top of an armoured vehicle as UK PM David Cameron visits Camp Bastion on June 29, 2013. -- Britain formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday, lowering the Union Jack for the final time before handing over its last remaining base to Afghan forces.

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  10. UK formally ends Afghan combat missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | WMUR-TV Manchester

    Britain formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday, lowering the Union Jack for the final time before handing over its last remaining base to Afghan forces. "I made a commitment that I would get our Armed Forces out of Afghanistan by 2015, and today sees the end of combat operations in the country," Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted on Sunday.

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  11. Market MoverTIGER, Tiger, Burning Bright: Lessons from Carner and HoganRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2009 | American Reporter

    There's a reason why Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires. Afghans are not just tenacious fighters, they are equally tenacious when it comes to corruption and playing every possible angle for fun and profit.

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  12. IG questions big US spending on TV trucks in Afghanistan to show goat carcass poloRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Fox News

    A U.S. inspector general has flagged a deal in which the State Department appears to have significantly overpaid for TV trucks in Afghanistan and is suggesting somebody cancel the check. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the federal watchdog for rebuilding the war-torn Middle East country, says it has received information that the State Department paid $568,000 apiece for three Ford trucks, as part of a revised, $3.6 million contract in which they originally each cost $157,000.

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  13. State Department Wasted Millions To Boost Afghan Sports CoverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | The Daily Caller

    U.S. taxpayers footed a $3 million bill years ago so the State Department could donate a couple of news trucks to Afghanistan to provide the country better sports coverage, but the trucks apparently remain unused. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko voiced his concerns about the failed project in a recent letter to Secretary of State John Kerry: "I am writing concerning a State Department contract to purchase three mobile television production trucks for donation to various Afghan television networks.

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  14. Report: millions spent on unused TV trucks in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | Fox 23

    A new government report reveals millions of dollars was spent on expensive TV production trucks sent to broadcast sporting events in Afghanistan out of the U.S. embassy in Kabul. The letter, obtained by the Cox Washington Bureau, details the original contract agreed to by the State Department to send six production trucks to Afghanistan totaling about $6 million.

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  15. Did the State Department really agree to buy two Ford vans for $568,062 a pop?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | Business Journal

    The State Department is in the hot seat for allegedly agreeing to buy two Ford vans for more than half a million dollars a pop.

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  16. U.S. lets $3.6M TV trucks sit unused in Afghanistan: IGRead the original story

    Friday Oct 24 | Washington Times

    The United States' top watchdog for federal spending in Afghanistan on Friday called for Secretary of State John Kerry to reconsider a contract for three television trucks that have been left to collect dust in Kabul at a cost of $3.6 million to taxpayers. In August 2011, the State Department ordered five news trucks to be delivered to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul within 210 days at cost of $6 million.

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  17. PM Modi salutes brave ITBP personnel on their Raising DayRead the original story

    Friday Oct 24 | Newkerala.com

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday saluted the brave personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on its Raising Day. "On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel.

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  18. Governor-general visits troops in Mid EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | NEWS.com.au

    THE governor-general has thanked Australian troops for their service to the nation during a two-day visit to the Middle East. PETER Cosgrove has met with defence force personnel involved in Iraq and the wider Middle East region during a visit to Australia's main base in the United Arab Emirates.

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  19. IG: Afghan corruption a tougher job than taking on the mafiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Stars and Stripes

    John Sopko says taking on the Mafia in Ohio as a young federal prosecutor was less daunting than his current job rooting out waste and corruption in the U.S.- financed attempt to rebuild Afghanistan. "The Mafia had a real code of conduct -- they never bothered federal prosecutors," said Sopko, 62, who's made waves from Washington to Kabul as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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  20. '(Un)governed Spaces' at Bennington College maps Afghanistan in photos and storiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Berkshire Eagle

    Hanging scarves, a broken wall, a pencil sketch on pages of a newspaper in Arabic, snow in the mountains -- a new exhibit at Usdan Gallery at Bennington College will show Afghanistan from a dual perspective. Artist Gregory Thielker and anthropologist Noah Coburn have traveled through the country, recording people and places in the hope of offering clarity about the real situation there.

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