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UK activists call for international action against Al Khalifah regime
25 May 2017 11:21

UK activists call for international action against Al Khalifah regime

UK rights activists have gathered outside Bahrain’s embassy in London to call on the British government and the rest of the international community to stand up to the Bahraini regime and stop its brutal treatment of ant-government protesters.

 
Ghani, Merkel talk by phone about refugees, peace, reforms
25 May 2017 11:01

Ghani, Merkel talk by phone about refugees, peace, reforms

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone on Wednesday, Ghani's office said.

 
Karzai hosts Hekmatyar in his residence to discuss peace and other issues
21 May 2017 11:02

Karzai hosts Hekmatyar in his residence to discuss peace and other issues

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday met with the leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his residence.

 
Senate leader seeks answers in FBI
11 May 2017 12:30

Senate leader seeks answers in FBI's ISIS bride case

A leading US senator on Wednesday asked FBI officials to explain how a rogue employee with top-secret clearance traveled to Syria without their knowledge and married a prominent ISIS terrorist she had been assigned to investigate.

 
New pictures show aftermath of MOAB bombing on ISIS hideouts in Afghanistan
10 May 2017 10:59

New pictures show aftermath of MOAB bombing on ISIS hideouts in Afghanistan

New pictures have emerged from the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan showing the aftermath of an airstrike involving GBU-43 bombing, also known as Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) on ISIS hideouts.

 
Pakistan exporting terror, claim three neighbours
9 May 2017 14:47

Pakistan exporting terror, claim three neighbours

With Iran's top military official warning Pakistan of reprisals for sheltering  militias attacking targets in Iran, three of Islamabad's neighbours have accused it of cross-border terrorism. Iran's warning that it might be considering its version of "surgical strikes" comes after 10 of ...

 
1 May 2017 15:23

'Shockingly high' losses for Afghan forces over winter

Levels of violence generally dip in winter months, but this year Taliban carried out several major attacks, says report.

 
91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan
26 Apr 2017 14:15

91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan

At least 91 insurgents have been killed as deadly clashes erupted among the Taliban insurgents and the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

 
TORTURE OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN PERSISTS – UN REPORT
24 Apr 2017 12:17

TORTURE OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN PERSISTS – UN REPORT

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.

 
Bicycle bomb kills 2 Afghans, wounds 10
19 Mar 2014 14:50

Bicycle bomb kills 2 Afghans, wounds 10

Two persons were killed and 10 others sustained injures as a bicycle bomb struck Ghazni city on Wednesday.

 
Fahim played a generally positive role
16 Mar 2014 12:33

To unite Tajiks and Pashtuns in the multi-ethnic government

Fahim played a generally positive role

But within months American officials were said to have picked up intelligence that Fahim was considering assassinating Karzai.

 
Afghanistan not all chaos and uncertainty
13 Mar 2014 10:24

Afghanistan not all chaos and uncertainty

Improving the lives of ordinary Afghans was a key tenet of counterinsurgency.

 
Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014
12 Mar 2014 11:08

Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014

To state that there is no legal cover for U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 is not accurate.

 
The Dream of Peace in Afghanistan
11 Mar 2014 12:35

The Dream of Peace in Afghanistan

The time for fighting is over; the Taliban must be brought to the table for talks.

 
Pausing at the crossroads – drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa
9 Mar 2014 13:44

Pausing at the crossroads – drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa

The first combat drone strike took place in Afghanistan just weeks after 9/11 and the vast majority of drone strikes have taken place there.

 
Why Washington doesn’t want to leave South Asia
9 Mar 2014 11:01

The Afghan Ballet:

Why Washington doesn’t want to leave South Asia

The less Karzai complied, the more Obama administration and Pentagon officials betrayed an overwhelming need to stay.

 
Frustration in Afghan womans rights struggle
8 Mar 2014 14:26

Frustration in Afghan womans rights struggle

More than 80 percent of the women in prisons are jailed for so-called "moral crimes," like leaving an abusive husband.

 
Competition or Cooperation in Afghanistan?
8 Mar 2014 10:16

India and Pakistan:

Competition or Cooperation in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is the site of an intensifying Indo-Pakistan proxy war are common.

 
Female schooling success in Southeast Afghan province
6 Mar 2014 18:21

Female schooling success in Southeast Afghan province

This wrecked and ruined country cannot be rebuilt by men alone. Women account for 50 per cent of the population.

 
A pivotal year for Afghanistan
6 Mar 2014 10:49

A pivotal year for Afghanistan

The BSA, the election as well as the national reconciliation of Afghanistan will have a heavy influence on the country's future transition.