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US, China co-op to train future Afghani diplomats
CHINAdaily USA - 2 Hours ago
As Afghanistan celebrates its new president Ashraf Ghani and his government, China and the United States are joining hands to help prepare young Afghan diplomats for a productive future. Fifteen entry-level
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Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman after Islamic State comment
Reuters India - 7 Hours ago
6:03pm IST ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have sacked the movement's influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions within
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American Jeffrey Fowle Released by North Korea
CNN - 117 Minutes ago
An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday before flying to Guam. Fowle spoke to CNN in September to ask the U.S. for help. An official said the U.S. was still working to secure the release
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Watch a Soldier Coming Back From Afghanistan Surprise His Daughter at a Pumpkin
Time - 2 Hours ago
North Carolina mom Meg Kaplan filmed the moment when her husband surprised his daughter at a pumpkin patch. He was deployed to Afghanistan for 10 months, and the family is stationed at Fort Bragg, The
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News Analysis: Pakistan, Afghanistan set to open new chapter of tension-free ties
Xinhua News Agency - 7 Hours ago
by Muhammad Tahir ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21(Xinhua) -- After years of mistrust and tension-filled relations, there are now indications that Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister
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Pakistani Taliban sack influential spokesman as divisions grow
Reuters Canada - 7 Hours ago
By Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have sacked the movement's influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions
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Taliban bomb hits bus carrying Afghan soldiers, four dead
Reuters India - 14 Hours ago
10:58am IST KABUL (Reuters) - A remote-controlled bomb hit a bus carrying Afghan army personnel in the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing four soldiers on their way to work, an official said.
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Record High: Opium Poppies Flourish Despite $7B Battle
NBCNews.com - 16 Hours ago
Opium poppy cultivation has hit an all-time high in Afghanistan despite a 10-year, $7.6 billion effort by the U.S. government to fight it, according to a new report. The Special Inspector General for
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George Brooks with ...
San Francisco Chronicle - 19 Hours ago
George Brooks is a prolific and diverse saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He is the founder of several important Indian fusion
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Pakistan Taliban sacks spokesman over ‘allegiance to IS’
The Hindu - 100 Minutes ago
Comment · print · T T T+· T- TOPICS The Pakistani Taliban has sacked the movement’s influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions
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Afghan poppy growing hits record high despite $7B war on opium
Toronto Star Online - 112 Minutes ago
Counter-narcotics efforts hurt as affordable deep-well technology turn Afghanistan desert into arable land good for opium poppies KABUL — Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time
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The Pakistani Taliban Feels Jilted After Spokesman Defects to ISIS
PR Web via Yahoo! - 2 Hours ago
The Taliban is having a tough month with its spokesmen. Just a few weeks ago, its popular Afghan spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was accused of accidentally turning on Twitter's geolocation function while
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Middle East Updates / Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours, monitor says
Haaretz - 3 Hours ago
Iran's Rohani pledges support to Iraq in fight against Islamic State; Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff; Pakistani Taliban sacks spokesman over Islamic State allegiance. Haaretz's latest
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Afghan woman begs in war-ravaged country
Xinhua News Agency - 7 Hours ago
An Afghan woman begs by a road in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2014. Although women's rights have seen considerable improvement in Afghanistan over the past 12 years, the living conditions of
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Inspector General: New Opium Highs, Corruption Tear Apart Afghanistan
US News & World Report - 7 Hours ago
Corruption is tearing Afghanistan apart, fueled largely by an illegal drug trade that has reached new highs despite billions spent in U.S. counternarcotics efforts. And the U.S., leading up to a full
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Iran Pledges Support For Iraq In IS Fight
Radio Free Europe - 7 Hours ago
Iran's President Hassan Rohani said his country will support neighboring Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group. Rohani told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on
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EU Welcomes Azerbaijani Amnesty
Radio Free Europe - 7 Hours ago
The European Union has welcomed an amnesty announced by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev last week. In a statement issued on October 20, the spokespersons of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton
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Taliban spokesman fired for vowing allegiance to Islamic State
Washington Times - 7 Hours ago
The spokesman for the Pakistan Taliban , Shahidullah Shahid , has been formally fired because he took a pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State. BBC reported that Mr. Shahid had defected for the Islamic
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America's $7.6B war on opium in Afghanistan failing: inspector general
Washington Times - 7 Hours ago
America has spent about $7.6 billion to battle opium growth and trade in Afghanistan over the past 10 years — but it’s been largely a moot effort, a new inspector general report found. One of the findings
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Bombs target Baghdad restaurants, kill at least 21
Russia Today - 8 Hours ago
12:09 A series of bombs targeting restaurants in Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing police and medics. Twelve people were killed in the Iraqi capital’s northern Talibiya
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Notorious Commander of Taliban Militants Arrested
Bakhtar News Agency - 8 Hours ago
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Kabul (BNA) A notorious commander of armed rebels was arrested during an operation carried out by Afghan National Army Special forces in Khost province last night. Ministry
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Thirty-Five Taliban Militants Killed In Clearing Operations
Bakhtar News Agency - 8 Hours ago
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Kabul (BNA) At least 35 Taliban militants were killed during the last 24 hours following joint military operations conducted by Afghan security forces in several provinces of
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Poland to appeal European Court ruling on CIA jails - prosecutor general
Russia Today - 8 Hours ago
10:56 Warsaw is preparing to ask the European Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Poland violated its human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil, Reuters quoted
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Blast claims 4 lives, wounds 12 in Kabul
Xinhua News Agency - 14 Hours ago
KABUL, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Four persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a bomb blast targeted at a bus of army personnel in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday. "Four personnel of
Road Blast Claims Four Lives, Injures 12 In Kabul Bernama
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Four Afghan Soldiers Killed In Attack
Radio Free Europe - 14 Hours ago
At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said the blast occurred October
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