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 British army head warns Taliban could retake key territory in south


A senior British Army Officer has warned that the vital territories in Afghanistan could be retaken as British forces are preparing withdraw next year. General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff of British Army has said that key Afghan towns in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan like M...

 Unemployment, Crime Rising Ahead Of Troop Pullout


Sayed Gul Aqa Hashimi, the head of the Kabul Crime Investigation Department, on Thursday said that over the past two months crime has increased in the capital, pointing to the foreign troop withdraw in 2014 as the main cause. According to Hashimi, poverty and unemployment have increased in Afghanist...

 India Mulls Sending Military Advisors to Afghanistan


Despite reservations, the Indian government has said it is considering military experts to Afghanistan to help train the Afghan forces. The plan has been sent to the Indian Cabinet Defense Committee for approval. "The Indian government is considering a proposal to dispatch experts and army officers ...

 100 Days Until Elections


With only 100 days left before the 2014 Presidential and Provincial Council elections, election officials have said that preparations are moving forward according to schedule. The upcoming elections have been called the most important in Afghan history, coming the year NATO troops withdraw and marki...

 Haqqani Network leaders sexually abuse teenager boys


The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) accused Haqqani Network leaders for sexual abuse of children after hiring them for terrorist activities. NDS following a statement said Thursday, “Haqqani terrorist network members are sexually abusing children in training camps Haqqan...

 In 2013, Exxon Spill Showed Dangers of Pipelines Buried Under Backyards


The Arkansas spill shone a spotlight on the dangers hiding in existing pipelines. It also reignited the debate over the proposed Keystone XL.When a 65-year-old ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured and spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, Ark., it opened the nation's eyes to the potential dangers lur...

 5 Things That Did (and Didn't) Happen in Afghanistan in 2013


Problems and solutions, old and new, plagued and bolstered the war-torn nation Textbooks documenting the U.S. war on terrorism will no doubt look to 2013 as a harbinger of Afghanistan's future. This year, American leaders began feeling comfortable referring to the end of 2014 as the conclusion of th...

 Domestic violence on the rise in Afghanistan


Drug abuse, unemployment and impunity contribute to abuse against Afghan women.Kabul, Afghanistan: Nasima always knew trouble surrounded her daughter's marriage. The signs of a strained and violent relationship were apparent, but it wasn't until her phone rang on the morning of December 13 that Nasi...

 US security options in Afghanistan


Washington: US officials have warned of the potential for catastrophe if Afghan President Hamid Karzai fails to sign a security pact to permit foreign forces to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Unless a deal is reached to enable a modest US force of perhaps 8,000 to stay in the country, the Taliban ...

 News Analysis: Security remains a challenge before Afghan polls


KABUL: As Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election is getting closer, both the election commission and the citizens are increasingly concerned that security challenges may disrupt the polling process. "Security problems have remained the main challenge before holding elections and it is a matter...

 U.S. Softens Deadline for Deal to Keep Troops in Afghanistan


KABUL, Afghanistan : With about a week left in the year, the Obama administration is backing away from a Dec. 31 deadline for securing a deal to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, though it is standing by its warning that a total military withdrawal is still possible if delays continue...

 He will have to act fast: My Assessment of Rahul Gandhi


The new captain of Congress has to set his team right first and discipline his bowlers if the most dangerous batsman of communalism is to be dismissed before it is too late.  Rahul Gandhi cannot match the physical charm of his late father. I met Rajiv Gandhi in late 1980s and I have not seen a man m...

 Pentagon Probes Firm for Violation of Iran Rules


Investigation Is Over Whether U.S. Military Supplier in Afghanistan Moved Supplies Through IranWASHINGTON: The Pentagon's criminal investigations arm is probing one of the American military's largest suppliers in Afghanistan over allegations that it violated U.S. law by moving supplies through Iran,...

 New Survey Reveals Frontrunners for Presidential Bid


In a recent joint poll conducted by ATR and TOLOnews, residents from across Afghanistan's 34 provinces answered questions regarding their preferred Presidential candidates. Results from this opinion poll show that Afghan participation in the elections process has increased since the last poll conduc...

 Karzai Standoff on Security Deal Sows Uncertainty


ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is continuing to defend his decision to put off signing the key security pact allowing foreign troops to operate in Afghanistan after 2014. Critics and analysts say he has several possible motives for postponing the deal, but the stakes are so high that many ...

 Analysis: Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options


WASHINGTON: U.S. officials have warned of the potential for catastrophe if Afghan President Hamid Karzai fails to sign a security pact to permit foreign forces to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Unless a deal is reached to enable a modest U.S. force of perhaps 8,000 to stay in the country, the Tali...

 U.S. Looks to Bolster Female Ranks Ahead of Elections


The U.S. is pushing to get more Afghan women enlisted into the security forces ahead of the upcoming elections in order to ensure that women-only voting sites are able to fully operate come April. The U.S. Congress pledged 25 million USD in aid to increase the number of Afghan women security force m...

 Afghan men now see women as a challenge, says Farkhunda Zahra Naderi


Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, member of the National Assembly of Afghanistan, has unveiled a few myths about the oppressed Afghan women. While speaking during a round table organized by Asia Society, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi said that women were venturing out of the houses despite being war in the country. ...

 Taliban conflicted over how to disrupt elections


Taliban leaders are worried about tactics that would further erode public support. WASHINGTON: Taliban militants plan to disrupt upcoming presidential elections but are struggling with how to achieve that without alienating the majority of people who want to vote, coalition officials say. "They're r...

 Afghan Women's Progress Halting in Balkh


Women's rights have seen little progress in Balkh province, where forced and child marriages are more common than most of the rest of the country. A three day workshop about ending violence against women was held by the Equal Social Gender Project of USAID this week. Afghan female activists interest...


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