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U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

WASHINGTON The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called on the Obama administration on Monday to ask Congress for more money to fund its plans for Iraq and Afghanistan, amid expectations of a defence budget battle when lawmakers return to Washington this fall. "The administration needs to come over with a supplemental (budget request)," Republican Representative Mac Thornberry said at a roundtable discussion with reporters shortly after returning from a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. #United States #Syria #Afghanistan #markets #article
Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N. | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N. | Reuters

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest attacks ever in Kabul. Overall at least 1,601 civilians were killed and 3,565 wounded in the war in the first six months of 2016, the United Nations reported, as insurgent groups like the Taliban try to topple the government installed in Kabul after the 2001 U.S.-led military intervention. Anti-government groups, the largest of which is the Taliban, accounted for at least 60 percent of non-combatants killed and wounded. #United States #Economy #Afghanistan #science #markets #Africa #article
Germany: Authorities investigating 60 refugees for terror links

Jul 25, 2016

Germany: Authorities investigating 60 refugees for terror links

German authorities are investigating 60 asylum seekers in Germany on suspicion of belonging to or supporting terrorist organizations including Islamic State. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Germany #Bulgaria #Syrian refugees #islamic-state #Ansbach
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increase to record high in first six months of 2016: UN

Jul 25, 2016

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increase to record high in first six months of 2016: UN

A new UN report released on Monday shows that violence has increased in Afghanistan this year as compared to previous years #United Nations #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #UN #Kabul #LeT #Human rights violation #Afghan Army #islamic-state #civilian casualties
Mortar attack kills several people in old quarter of Damascus - monitor | Reuters

Jul 25, 2016

Mortar attack kills several people in old quarter of Damascus - monitor | Reuters

AMMAN Several people were killed when a mortar bomb hit a restaurant in the government-controlled ancient quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, a monitor and a witness said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens were also wounded in the attack #India #Business #Afghanistan #United Kingdom #crisis
Kabul attack: Ban Ki-moon condemns 'despicable crime' against innocents

Jul 24, 2016

Kabul attack: Ban Ki-moon condemns 'despicable crime' against innocents

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the world body's strong condemnation of the terror attack on a peaceful demonstration in Afghanistan, describing it as a "despicable crime" while calling for bringing to justice the perpetrators of the assault. #Afghanistan #UN #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #Kabul #Mogens Lykketoft #Dehmazang
Kabul attack: Afghanistan observes national mourning day

Jul 24, 2016

Kabul attack: Afghanistan observes national mourning day

A national day of mourning was declared in Afghanistan for Sunday, a day after 80 people were killed in Kabul and an estimated 231 others were wounded. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul blasts #Ashraf Ghani #islamic-state #Mohammad Arif Rahmani
80 killed, 231 wounded in Kabul: Islamic State claims responsibility of worst attack since 2001

Jul 24, 2016

80 killed, 231 wounded in Kabul: Islamic State claims responsibility of worst attack since 2001

Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. #Terrorism #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #terror #explosion #islamic-state #Kabul Blast
Judith D'Souza meets PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj upon her arrival in India

Jul 24, 2016

Judith D'Souza meets PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj upon her arrival in India

Judith D'Souza, the 40-year-old Indian woman who was abducted in Kabul met External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon her arrival in India. #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #General VK Singh #Ashraf Ghani #Manpreet Vohra #Judith D'Souza #Aga Khan Development Network #Jerome D'Souza
President Mukherjee, PM Modi condemn suicide attack in Kabul

Jul 23, 2016

President Mukherjee, PM Modi condemn suicide attack in Kabul

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condemned a suicide attack in Kabul, saying India stands by Afghanistan in opposing all forms of terrorism. #Pranab Mukherjee #Narendra Modi #Afghanistan #TheySaidIt