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Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The detainee was identified by the officials as the prisoner known as Irek Hamidullan. He was captured in 2009 and has been held at a detention facility at Bagram airbase in ...(10/23/2014 6:36:07 PM)
Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.(10/23/2014 7:16:41 PM)
Afghanistan's new president faces a campaign-scarred economy
As a former World Bank official, Afghanistan's new president has helped develop economic programs for Russia, India and China. But it is in his homeland that Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai faces the greatest fiscal challenge of his career.(10/23/2014 8:24:05 AM)
Exhibition on troops in Afghanistan opens in London
London (AFP) - The British military's 13 years in Afghanistan is recounted in a new exhibition opening in London on Thursday, weeks before its combat forces pull out with the country facing an uncertain future.(10/22/2014 8:41:10 PM)
Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass
By Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - When Swedish journalist Jenny Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was surprised to hear one of the politician's daughters declare of another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother: "It's true, he is our little sister." The comment exposed a striking truth about girls growing up in Afghanistan, the worst place in the ...(10/23/2014 2:17:23 PM)
Detainee in Afghanistan to face charges in U.S. court, officials say
The White House National Security Council announced late Thursday that it was transferring a terrorism detainee from Afghanistan into U.S. law enforcement custody to face federal charges in this country in a civilian court.(10/23/2014 9:39:17 PM)
Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass
Afghanistan has always kept its secrets to itself.(10/23/2014 6:12:53 PM)
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,207
As of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.(10/21/2014 4:19:02 PM)
Afghanistan’s Corrupt Money Pit Wastes Another $3.6 Million
For years, the federal watchdog tasked with overseeing the massive multi-billion reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan has flagged fraud, abuse and waste. In just the latest of countless troubling findings by the Special Inspector for General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the auditors revealed that the State Department is paying a contractor $3.6 million for three mobile television ...(10/24/2014 8:00:00 AM)
New Afghanistan president Ghani to visit China
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani will head to China next week for a three-day visit, his office said in a statement Tuesday, his first trip abroad since being sworn in last month.(10/21/2014 11:06:00 AM)
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