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In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015

In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line| Reuters

WASHINGTON In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly pushing a hawkish line #Business #Afghanistan #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
Two dead, 60 wounded in Kabul as Taliban attacks police headquarters, military convoy

Jul 01, 2015

Two dead, 60 wounded in Kabul as Taliban attacks police headquarters, military convoy

Suicide attackers Tuesday targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding nearly 60, as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up. #World #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Nato #Kabul #Suicide Attacks
Taliban wound 21 Afghans, kill one in attack on NATO convoy| Reuters

Jun 30, 2015

Taliban wound 21 Afghans, kill one in attack on NATO convoy| Reuters

KABUL A Taliban suicide car bomb attack on a convoy of NATO troops in Kabul on Tuesday wounded 21 Afghan civilians and killed one, police and witnesses said. #Business #India #Middle East #Afghanistan #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
IS declaring open war on Taliban in Afghanistan is a game changer for world diplomacy

Jun 30, 2015

IS declaring open war on Taliban in Afghanistan is a game changer for world diplomacy

The IS presence in Afghanistan is a reality and a potential gamechanger. Two things will be keenly awaited as a result of this: (i) how Pakistans ISI responds to this; and (ii) whether this will force the US to make a comeback to Afghanistan and take its troops level in Afghanistan to pre-2014 levels. #India #US #Taliban #Afghanistan #Russia #Hamid Karzai #Putin
Afghanistan: Huge explosion rocks Kabul near shopping district

Jun 30, 2015

Afghanistan: Huge explosion rocks Kabul near shopping district

A huge explosion has shaken the Afghan capital, Kabul, sending a plume of black smoke over the city's western suburbs. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #Ramadan #Afghan attack #shopping district
Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Jun 30, 2015

Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Supreme Court #Kabul #Gender equality #Women's rights #Shareworthy
Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's Xinjiang| Reuters

Jun 28, 2015

Senior Uighur official investigated for graft in China's Xinjiang| Reuters

BEIJING A senior ethnic Uighur official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for suspected serious "discipline violations", the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Sunday, using a euphemism for corruption. #Business #Corruption #Technology #Afghanistan #Argentina
'Bang and down': From Afghan soldier to 'superhero' who shot 6 terrorists

Jun 26, 2015

'Bang and down': From Afghan soldier to 'superhero' who shot 6 terrorists

He is called a superhero and feted with financial rewards from Afghan politicians, but the lionisation of the soldier who singlehandedly killed six attackers in parliament belies bubbling discontent over deteriorating security. #World #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Parliament attack #Essa Khan Laghmani
Record Afghan opium output triggers rise in cheap heroin supply: UN report

Jun 26, 2015

Record Afghan opium output triggers rise in cheap heroin supply: UN report

Opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan have reached record levels, triggering "a large increase" in cheaper heroin supply in the US, the United Nations said on Friday. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #UN #Heroin #Opium
Kabul left in a cloud of smoke after Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

Jun 23, 2015

Kabul left in a cloud of smoke after Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, wounding at least 19 people and sending a plume of black smoke across Kabul, as a second district in two days fell to the Islamist group in the north #World #Taliban #Afghanistan #Suicide attack #Kabul #PhotosOfTheDay #Afghan Parliament Attack