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2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

Earlier reports had said that Koofi was shot by unidentified gunmen, raising speculation of another attack on an official.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Wichita, KS

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall amid tenuous political transition

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Andover Advertiser

MPs condemn Helmand base security

British commanders have been accused by MPs of complacency over a Taliban attack on the main UK base in Afghanistan in which two US marines were killed and more than a dozen other personnel injured.


Related Topix: Asia, World News

The Daily News Journal

Medal of Honor recipient risked all for comrades

The voice from a distant mountain ambush in Afghanistan left U.S. commanders glued to their radios in 2007.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Nanaimo Daily News

Women's media group names courage award after AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

A women's media group has created a new award for courage honouring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Arts, Photography

Daily Times

Afghan voters turn to social media to fight fraud

KABUL: Fed-up with the massive rigging that took place in previous elections, Afghan voters have been using social media to highlight alleged fraud, and officials are starting to take notice.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Hamid Karzai

Weekday Magazine

Interview: Afghanistan's Abdullah Vows To Make 'Meritocratic Appointments'

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he will not exclude anyone, including his fiercest rivals, from government if he wins Afghanistan's presidential election.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Hamid Karzai

National Public Radio

Gunmen Kidnap Afghan Deputy Minister In Kabul

At least five gunmen pulled Ahmad Shah Wahid from his car in northern Kabul as he was on his way to work on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: World News, Asia

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Roll Call

Boehner Leads Delegation to Afghanistan to Observe Presidential Elections

Speaker John A. Boehner kicked off the two-week congressional recess with a visit to Afghanistan to observe the historic presidential election there.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Greg Walden, Dave Camp, John Kline, Doc Hastings

KRVN-AM Lexington

'Double Dealing': How Pakistan Fueled War in Afghanistan

What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who's spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Pervez Musharraf

WABC-AM New York

Top US Spy: Intel Cooperation with Pakistan - On the Upswing'

The strained spy relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. is "of lateon the upswing," according to America's top intelligence official.


Related Topix: James R. Clapper, University of Georgia, World News, Asia, Terrorism, Pakistan,

Albany Times Union

Skidmore lecture explores Afghanistan

Noah Coburn, a political anthropologist who has written two books about Afghanistan, will present lecture about the recent Afghan elections at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Skidmore College's Filene Recital Hall.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Anthropology, Science, Bennington College, And the Mountains Echoed, Books,

Democracy Now

Polk Winner on Afghanistan: Slain Journalists, Ghost Polls & Unresolved U.S. Ties to Deaths, Torture

Matthieu Aikins , Kabul-based journalist who just received the George Polk Award for his November 2013 Rolling Stone article, "The A-Team Killings."


Related Topix: World News, Immigration Reform, Asia, US Military, US Army, US News, Liberal Political News

Russia Taday

Afghanistan's elections & the illusion of progress

Elections held last week in Afghanistan, while highly publicized as a showpiece in NATO's lengthy intervention, will most likely achieve very little.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Opinion

Nerve News

Nine killed in Afghanistan attacks

At least nine people were killed and three injured in separate attacks in Afghanistan, an official said Monday.


Related Topix: Asia, World News,

ABC News

Veteran AP Journalists Attacked in Afghanistan, 1 Killed

Two female western journalists with the Associated Press were attacked while sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan, leaving one dead and the other in stable condition.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Journalism, Associated Press, Publishing, Media, Ottaway Newspapers

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Westland Observer

Michigan soldier receives Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan

In the middle of it all, with the bullets whizzing and the bombs exploding and the situation deteriorating, Bob Hinsley returned a text message.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Michigan, US Military, US Army

The Nation

As US withdraws, it may back a role for China in Afghanistan

For news details visit : For news details Read on : As US withdraws, it may back a role for China in Afghanistan Shaukat Qadir - Since the US invaded Afghanistan there has been a common thread to the policies of America and China towards ... (more)


Related Topix: Asia, World News


Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

An Ohio man is sitting on a street corner with a sign declaring he's a bully as part of his sentence for harassing a neighbor and her disabled children.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Education Etc., Hamid Karzai

Stars and Stripes

Early results show a two-man race in Afghan presidential election

Mohammad Yousuf Nuristani, center, director of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, announces preliminary results of the country's historic presidential election Sunday with a pie chart of the early results above.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Hamid Karzai