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Afghanistan, February, 2010
In southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops entered Marja in the biggest offensive of the war, with the goal of destroying the Taliban's largest haven and restoring government presence in southern Afghanistan. Resistance was sporadic and fierce as troops seized positions around the area. Stricter combat rules and a concerted effort by the Afghan ...(3/30/2015 5:46:32 AM)
Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties
In pursuing rapprochement with Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the very antithesis of his fiery predecessor, but his unprecedented diplomatic overtures have prompted rumblings of unease back home. Since coming to power in September, Ghani has sought to jumpstart long-stalled negotiations with the Taliban for a peace agreement 13 years after they were toppled in a ...(3/30/2015 12:41:57 PM)
Karzai: There's no love for ISIS in Afghanistan
The Islamic State does not have a presence in Afghanistan because it lacks the necessary support, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNBC.(3/28/2015 5:23:34 AM)
Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) β€” Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.(3/28/2015 4:39:07 PM)
Afghan court hands down 20-year sentence to AP reporter's killer
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.(3/29/2015 1:42:29 AM)
New Afghanistan banking law may jump-start Islamic finance
DUBAI/SYDNEY, March 27 (Reuters) - Afghanistan could have a new banking law approved by parliament in a few months including provisions for Islamic products, which may help to draw hundreds of thousands of people into the formal financial sector. In one of the poorest countries in the world, Afghanistan's government faces a growing fiscal crisis aggravated by a drop in foreign financial aid. The ...(3/27/2015 6:43:21 AM)
US drone strike kills 13 Pakistani militants in Afghanistan
A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed 13 militants linked to the Pakistani Taliban in an area close to the countries' rugged border, officials said Tuesday. Pakistani security officials said the militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Islam, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Abdullah Azam Brigade and Haqqani network militant groups.(3/24/2015 2:09:49 PM)
Police chief: Roadside bombing in remote eastern province in Afghanistan kills 7 people
A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same family.(3/31/2015 1:57:30 AM)
Afghanistan's 9/11 millionaire
How interpreter Fahim Hashimy became rich through wartime(3/24/2015 5:51:03 PM)
Obama's Afghanistan Exit Date Could Falter as Foes Cite Iraq
While Obama insists that he still plans to bring all but 1,000 military personnel home by early 2017, the decision to slow down their withdrawal from Afghanistan this year is renewing calls for him to abandon that deadline. β€œHe will be pragmatic about that final deadline,” said Scott Smith, director of the Afghanistan and Central Asia program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, a congressionally ...(3/26/2015 3:18:01 PM)
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