Saturday, November 22, 2014


Latest Afghanistan News

U.S. Soldier Paralyzed By Afghan Sniper Walks Again With Robotic Legs

A U.S. Marine who wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed plans to walk across a military stage with robotic leg braces to receive the Bronze Star. More

Dushanbe: 300 Tajik Jihadists In Syria

The deputy chairman of Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security, Akram Amonov, says some 300 Tajik nationals are fighting alongside militants in Syria including the Islamic state group. More

Kabul International Compound Attack

Afghan officials say a compound housing foreigners on the outskirts of the Afghan capital has been targeted by an attack. More

German Cabinet OKs Afghan Mission

The German cabinet has approved plans to deploy up to 850 soldiers to Afghanistan next year to help train local forces. More

Report Denounces Afghan Land Grabs

An Afghan independent corruption watchdog says the usurpation of state and private land has been "a significant problem" for Afghanistan over the past decade. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Main Uzbek Militant Faction In Syria Swears Loyalty To Taliban

The largest Uzbek militant faction in Syria has pledged an oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. More

Islamic State: 'Coming For Every Central Asian State'?

As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Former Afghan President Blasts U.S., Foreign Military Campaign

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has shed some light on his administration's troubled relationship with Washington, describing his country as a young boy pitted against a muscular, weapon-toting "bully."
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Afghan 'Blasphemy' Case An Early Test For New Government

A blasphemy case involving a newspaper is posing an early test for Afghanistan’s new president, who will have to carefully balance international concerns with the wishes of powerful religious leaders in the country.
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Explainer: Key Points In U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement

The new U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement sets forth the conditions under which some American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year. Here are five things to know about its contents.
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The Eminently Quotable Karzai

A collection of notable quotes made over the years by outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan Claiming Allegiance To IS

Is the Islamic State extremist group expanding to Afghanistan and Pakistan? The possibility is growing as some militants in the region are pledging allegiance to the organization's leadership.
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Remembering Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai leaves behind a mixed legacy as he steps down after nearly 13 years in power.
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