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Afghan, NATO Forces Capture Militant Dressed as Woman

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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More and more male militants are dressing as women to escape capture from security forces in Afghanistan. NATO says in the latest instance, an Afghan and coalition force detained a senior militant leader who attempted to disguise himself as a female wearing a burqa . The coalition says the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader was […]

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Afghanistan Protests Pakistani Shelling

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan is urging neighboring Pakistan to put an end to cross border attacks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Friday expressing its concern about the “continuing Pakistani artillery shelling in Afghan villages.” The Afghan government says four children were killed late Thursday when artillery shells hit the Sarkano area of northeastern Kunar province, […]

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Karzai: US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan ‘Good for Both Countries’

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement to start a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan next month, calling it the “right decision for the interest of both countries.” Mr. Karzai said it is time for the “youth” of Afghanistan to take responsibility for security in the country. But […]

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Afghan Tribunal Disqualifies Quarter of Parliament

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A special Afghan court set up by President Hamid Karzai has disqualified about one quarter of the winners of last year’s parliamentary election after an investigation into allegations of massive voter fraud. The tribunal said Thursday a recount of valid votes from the September election led it to overturn results for 62 seats in the […]

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Britain, Germany, France All Plan Afghan Troop Withdrawals

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Britain, Germany and France all say they plan to follow the U.S. lead and withdraw their troops from the Afghan warfront. The three European allies on Thursday quickly announced the eventual end of their involvement in fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan after U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday night spelled out his plan to withdraw […]

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Afghan Court Reverses Parliamentary Election Results in Vote Fraud Probe

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Afghanistan has overturned a quarter of last year’s parliamentary election results in a vote fraud investigation, possibly creating a constitutional crisis. The tribunal threw out results for 62 of the 249 seats in the Afghan parliament on Thursday, with the possibility that more results could be overturned when it reconvenes on […]

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Britain, Germany, France All Plan Afghan Troop Withdrawals

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Britain, Germany and France all say they plan to follow the U.S. lead and withdraw their troops from the Afghan warfront. The three European allies on Thursday quickly announced the eventual end of their involvement in fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan after U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday night spelled out his plan to withdraw […]

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Obama’s Afghan Strategy Forges a Middle Ground in U.S. Thought

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s new troop withdrawal plan for Afghanistan appears to fall in the middle ground of current American thinking about the decade-long war — too quick a drawdown for some of its military commanders, but possibly too slow for a war-weary electorate. Mr. Obama announced his plan Wednesday night to bring home 33,000 […]

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Obama’s Afghan Strategy Forges a Middle Ground in U.S. Thought

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Analysts say U.S. President Barack Obama’s new troop withdrawal plan for Afghanistan appears to fall in the middle ground of current American thinking about the decade-long war — too quick a drawdown for some of its military commanders, but possibly too slow for a war-weary electorate. Mr. Obama announced his plan Wednesday night to bring […]

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