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With Eyes on ISIS, America’s $104B in Afghanistan Is Failing
So far, the United States has poured more than $104 billion into Afghanistan reconstruction efforts - that’s more than all the money spent on reconstructing Europe after World War II. Much of that money, as auditors have noted, has been lost to waste, fraud and abuse. In 2010, SIGAR accountants told The Fiscal Times they could only account for less than 10 percent of that money.  Still, despite ...(9/15/2014 5:30:00 AM)
As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan
The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn't have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan's national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments ...(9/15/2014 11:26:04 AM)
Fears of unrest cloud Afghanistan as election dispute drags on
As Afghanistan’s disputed presidential vote nears an uncertain conclusion, fears are mounting that post-election unrest could threaten the fragile political order that the United States has struggled for 13 years to help build.(9/15/2014 11:38:55 AM)
Afghanistan Memorial Vigil goes on display in Winnipeg
A travelling memorial honouring Canadians killed during the military mission in Afghanistan will be unveiled in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil will officially be opened at the Manitoba legislature during a solemn ceremony in front of some families of the fallen soldiers and other invited dignitaries. Crafted from the recovered memorial plaques that were part of the cenotaph ...(9/16/2014 10:59:24 AM)
U.N. threatens to cut Afghanistan aid if election staff harassed
The United Nations threatened on Saturday to cut aid to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed, responding to tensions surrounding its participation in a drawn-out and bitter investigation into fraud in the still-unresolved presidential election. It was another sign of heightened anxiety in the run-up to the release of final election results over the next week. A two-month-long crisis over ...(9/13/2014 8:17:42 AM)
Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count?(9/15/2014 12:10:47 PM)
Suicide bomb kills 3 NATO troops in Afghanistan
Massive blast targeting military convoy kills at least one American and rattles neighborhood near U.S. Embassy and base, and usual suspects claim responsibility(9/16/2014 5:09:55 AM)
Afghanistan: Where $1 Trillion in Riches Are Held Captive by War
Afghanistan: Where $1 Trillion in Riches Are Held Captive by War(9/14/2014 11:10:57 AM)
Afghanistan Rivals Said Close to Ending Feud on How to Share Power
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of ...(9/16/2014 6:40:23 AM)
Afghanistan Arrive in Perth for ICC World Cup Preparation
Afghanistan are preparing for their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup, and will play Australia in Perth during the tournament.(9/15/2014 3:08:12 AM)
Source: Yahoo