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Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan
KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.(1/30/2015 4:04:43 AM)
Why is more data on Afghanistan war being classified, former US commanders ask
Now former military commanders are speaking out against the move. “I find it ridiculous,” says retired Col. Peter Mansoor, former executive officer to retired Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq. Though the US command in Afghanistan has cited security reasons, “I’m hard pressed to think of a legitimate reason to classify it at this stage of the game,” says retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, commander of US ...(1/30/2015 2:27:44 PM)
Afghanistan look to repeat Ireland shock factor at ICC World Cup
Afghanistan hope to follow the World Cup giant-killing blueprint drawn up by fellow outsiders Ireland when they make their debut at the game's showpiece tournament. Ireland defeated mighty Pakistan to reach the Super Eights stage at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean before defeating England in a high-scoring match in the 2011 tournament in India. "My wish would be to emulate what Ireland have ...(1/27/2015 10:48:57 PM)
Afghanistan arrests militants linked to journalist killing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has arrested two alleged militants from a Taliban splinter group that claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish journalist in Kabul, an official said Wednesday.(1/28/2015 8:53:33 AM)
After vote, Afghanistan still can't form working government. Why?
The Afghan parliament today rejected the majority of President Ashraf Ghani’s cabinet nominees, a development expected to further delay the formation of an Afghan government that has been in limbo for nearly a year. The parliament’s vote is a setback for the unity government of Mr. Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s chief executive officer. The struggle to finalize a working government ...(1/28/2015 2:22:09 PM)
Afghanistan, Ireland handed 2019 World Cup boost
Afghanistan and Ireland's hopes of reaching the slimmed-down 2019 World Cup were given a massive boost Wednesday when they were placed amongst the 10 Test-playing nations in a revised qualifying system. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the two nations will now join the 10 Full Members in the rankings-based qualification system for the 2019 tournament. The top eight-ranked sides as at ...(1/28/2015 7:00:12 PM)
Afghans prepare for 'dream' Cricket World Cup debut
At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghanistan's cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand next month. The Afghans' opening match against Bangladesh in Canberra on February 18 will mark the culmination of a fairy-tale journey for a team born in the ashes of decades of war. Afghanistan qualified for the last two World Twenty20 ...(1/30/2015 3:16:14 AM)
Afghanistan detains 2 alleged members of Taliban splinter group that killed Swedish journalist
Afghanistan has arrested two alleged militants from a Taliban splinter group that claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish journalist in Kabul, an official said Wednesday.(1/28/2015 9:09:05 AM)
Suicide attack on Afghanistan funeral kills at least 9
At least nine people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a funeral for the victims of a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said. "A suicide attacker detonated himself when he was identified by the police," said Khawani, the deputy security chief of eastern Laghman province where the attack took place, who goes by one name. Laghman ...(1/29/2015 11:37:23 AM)
Britain's war in Afghanistan: was it worth it?
Big Question: British military involvement in Afghanistan - should there be an official inquiry?(1/30/2015 3:24:34 AM)
Source: Yahoo