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Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
By Samiullah Paiwand GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were ...(11/23/2014 2:06:25 PM)
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.(11/22/2014 3:49:47 PM)
Obama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS
Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's mission there, and worries over the possible emergence of another ISIS-like group, President Obama approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The measure broadens previous plans that had limited the military to training and ...(11/22/2014 11:30:00 AM)
Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year, it said, adding Obama’s decision was made during a White House meeting with national ...(11/22/2014 12:37:11 AM)
Troops bound for Afghanistan find new uncertainty
To get to a place where the Afghanistan war is something not yet forgotten, drive from civilian America onto this 164-square-mile military base.(11/23/2014 12:57:53 AM)
Bomb kills 45 at Afghanistan volleyball tournament - Afghan parliament OKs security pacts with US, NATO
KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.(11/23/2014 10:08:47 AM)
Afghanistan suicide attack kills at least 50 volleyball tournament spectators
A further 50 people were injured after the bomber blew himself up in the middle of spectators watching an inter-district tournament in Yahyakahil, Paktika province.(11/23/2014 4:13:19 PM)
WorldViews: What Afghanistan must do to get billions more in aid
Afghanistan is currently facing a fiscal crisis.(11/22/2014 3:30:12 AM)
President extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report
Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday. Previously, the president had said US-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year. The NATO follow up mission, to take over on January 1 with 9,800 US troops and about 3,000 soldiers from Germany, Italy ...(11/22/2014 2:44:17 AM)
Amusement park opens in war-torn Afghanistan
UPI Staff KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Spinning tea cups, carousels and a mouse that looks like Minnie feature at an Afghanistan amusement park, but it's not a Disney attraction -- far from it.(11/22/2014 4:24:27 PM)
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