Afghanistan

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If Trumps Rage Brings Civil War, Where Will the Military Stand?

Earlier this week Donald Trump, commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, tweeted that his impeachment will cause a Civil War from which the country might never recover. Picking up on remarks made by an evangelical pastor on Fox News, Trump did not just say his removal would lead to a huge electoral defeat […]

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from the flight. Her successful protest, […]

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Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities Sun 28 Jan 2018 16.51EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share […]

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Worth a try: President Trump says US will not telegraph military operations, troop numbers in advance

There was plenty of talk on social media — as early as Sunday, in fact — that President would announce the deployment of 4,000 additional troops in Afghanistan during a prime-time address Monday night. President Trump’s plan expected to include sending as many as 4,000 more troops https://t.co/BFxW0MNEkr— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 21, 2017 […]

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The war America can’t win: how the Taliban took back Afghanistan

The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse In a rocky graveyard at the edge of Lashkar Gah, a local police commander was digging his sisters grave. Her name was Salima, but it was never uttered at her […]

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He lost his wife, six children, his peace of mind – and his British asylum claim

An Afghan father and son who are trying to make a new life in Britain suffer a huge setback as their initial asylum application is turned down Lately, Said Norzai hasnt felt much like going to the mosque. He hasnt lost faith. Hes just tired of the questions, and one in particular: how is the […]

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Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it

All-girl team of robotics students must watch machine compete at international contest in Washington via video link after entry permits refused Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition have said they were mystified as the contests organisers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto […]

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Ramadan on the Afghan frontline: after heavy fighting, hunger and boredom

Kunduz fell to the Taliban, but in recent months coalition forces have won ground. Now, four months into Ramadan, fasting in 40C heat has taken its toll For most of his adult life Juma Khan, a husky Afghan policeman, enjoyed breaking the Ramadan fast with his family after returning home from duty. The evening Ramadan […]

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Suicide bombers attack Afghan police HQ, killing or wounding dozens

Up to five attackers targeted the building in Gardez in latest assault by the Taliban Dozens of people have been killed or wounded after up to five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began at around 6:30am (2am GMT) when one bomber […]

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More than 60 killed by massive car bomb in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter

Blast near the German embassy leaves more than 300 injured, Afghan interior ministry says Scores of civilians have been killed after a massive explosion in a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul left 64 people dead and wounded more than 300, the Afghan interior ministry said on Wednesday. The huge explosion went off close to […]

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