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Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap US Congress report

Aug 22, 2014

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap US Congress report

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Pentagon #US congress #Prisoner of war #Sgt Bowe Bergdahl #Government Accountability Office
Afghanistan has a new war to fight, one against polio

Aug 21, 2014

Afghanistan has a new war to fight, one against polio

Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children. #Jihad #Afghanistan #polio #Militancy #Suicide bombing #suicide bombers #Islamic militancy #Polio workers
Afghan forces undergoing special training to handle US troop withdrawal

Aug 19, 2014

Afghan forces undergoing special training to handle US troop withdrawal

As the NATO combat mission packs up after 13 years of fighting the Taliban, focus is on the local forces in Afghanistan. #Taliban #Jihad #Afghanistan #Militancy #Suicide bombing #suicide bombers #Islamic militancy #US withdrawl from Afghanistan
More attacks on aid workers than ever before in history Report

Aug 19, 2014

More attacks on aid workers than ever before in history Report

In all, 155 aid workers were killed, 171 wounded and 134 kidnapped in 2013, a rise of 66 percent compared with 2012, according to the Humanitarian Outcomes report #ThatsJustWrong #World #Pakistan #Afghanistan #UN #Aid workers #danger #Humanitarian workers

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More attacks on aid workers than ever before in history Report

Aug 21, 2014

Afghanistan Defends Expulsion of a Times Reporter

The government lashed out at criticism from the United Nations and the American envoy over the expulsion of Matthew Rosenberg, saying a report by him was an act of espionage... #Afghanistan #United Nations
More attacks on aid workers than ever before in history Report

Aug 20, 2014

Afghanistan Orders Expulsion of New York Times Correspondent

The action against Matthew Rosenberg was the first public expulsion of an American journalist from Afghanistan since the rule of the Taliban... #Afghanistan #Taliban #New York Times Company
More attacks on aid workers than ever before in history Report

Aug 20, 2014

Listening Post : Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline

President Obama rejected growing arguments that the chaos in Iraq should prompt him to reconsider his timetable for withdrawing the last soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016... #Iraq #Afghanistan #Barack Obama