Afghanistan

Islamic State Suicide Bomber Strikes Wedding In Kabul

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing at a hotel where a wedding party was celebrating. ISIS-K claims the bombing operation was two-part. After a suicide bomber detonated himself inside the hotel, a car bomb was...
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10 Things You Need To Know Today: August 18, 2019

1. A local affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Saturday night at a crowded wedding party in Kabul, Afghanistan. The blast killed at least 63 people, including women and children, and another 182 were...
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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 63 In Afghanistan

ISIS is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A Generous Stranger Helps A Military Dad Get Home In Time To See The Birth Of His Son

Sometimes the toughest journeys are not those in other countries, but the ones where the destination is at the tip of your fingers. That was the discovery of Sgt. Seth Craven, who had been serving at a base in Kabul, Afghanistan. His wife was about...
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Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Injures 182 At Wedding Reception In Kabul

More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding.(Image credit: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump Reviews Controversial Us-taliban Peace Deal Which Critics Call A "betrayal"

Critics are calling a Trump administration plan for a rapid US force draw down in Afghanistan which involves striking a peace deal with the Taliban a "betrayal". But administration officials have countered that this is the cost of bringing the some...
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Letters To The Editor: It's Time To End The Conflict In Afghanistan

A retired Navy vice admiral writes that the U.S. has no choice but to strike a deal with the Taliban.
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Peace Road Map For Afghanistan Will Let Taliban Negotiate Women’s Rights

Afghanistan must “be free of fear and abuse” under a final peace deal, says the country’s ambassador to Washington. An agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, for new talks with Kabul, raises concerns that women may lose rights in future...
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Debate Flares Over Afghanistan As Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal

President Trump met with top advisers on Friday to discuss a deal with the Taliban that could begin a final American exit from the country.
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The Week's Best Photojournalism

Afghan girls swing during the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan. | (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail) A man dressed in the traditional 'Chulapo' style poses during Nuestra Senora de la Paloma festivities in Madrid, Spain. | (AP Photo/Manu...
Related topics: Kabul, Reuters, Spain, Madrid, World Photos

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German Prosecution Suspects Former Military Translator Of State Treason In Iran's Favor

BERLIN (Sputnik) - Germany's Prosecutor General has accused Abdula S., a military translator and dual citizen of Germany and Afghanistan, of state treason in favour of the Iranian government, the prosecution said Friday in a statement.
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Afghanistan's Future

Paul R. Pillar Security, Middle East Kabul must learn to grapple with its Taliban problem. Anyone looking in Afghanistan for an easily understood story of good versus evil, or moderation versus extremism, will be disappointed. That war-torn...
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We Don’t Need Troops In Afghanistan To Keep Us Safe From Terrorism

The United States is closer than ever before to withdrawing from Afghanistan and putting this 18-year, $841 billion misadventure behind us. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: Terrorism

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Trump Is Obama 2.0 On Hong Kong, Turkey, And Afghanistan - Aei - American Enterprise Institute:...

Millions of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to demand freedom from an increasingly aggressive, overbearing, and dictatorial China. Rather than speak out for liberty, President Trump has remained neutral. Chinese forces are already...
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Are Afghans Ready To Compromise With The Taliban To Maintain Peace?

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Alex Thier, who served as a legal adviser to Afghanistan's Constitutional and Judicial Reform Commissions, about attempts to reach a peace deal with the Taliban.
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The Case Against Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Weak

Even in these divisive times, political leaders in Washington are beginning to converge on at least one issue: it’s time to end the longest war in American history and withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan. President Trump said in the Oval Office...
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Us Army Sees First Use Of Miniature ‘black Hornet’ Recon Drones In Afghanistan

US Army infantry equipped with the Black Hornet pocket-sized reconnaissance drone have been deployed to Afghanistan, marking the first time the high-tech device has been tested in a combat theater.
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This Is The War That Turned The F-15 Strike Eagle Into A Recurring Nightmare For America's Enemies

Dario Leone History, Middle East Amazing. Short, who is now a brigadier general, said the lessons learned from initial operations in Afghanistan changed the fighter community culture as a whole and directly contributed to the advancement of Strike...

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Getting Smuggled From Afghanistan To Texas Is Easier Than You Think

Long-haul human smugglers anonymously transport immigrants from Muslim-majority countries across the U.S. southern border.

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Korean War Battle: How U.s. F-86 Sabers Battled Mig-15s In The Sky

Michael Peck History, It was more like a World War I air duel. The Korean War was the first of the post-1945 small wars, those millstones that dragged the American eagle through Vietnam and then Afghanistan and Iraq. Communist and UN armies...
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