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Nearly 3 Million Facing Hunger in Afghanistan

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of aid agencies has warned that nearly three million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger as the region’s harsh winter months approach. The group of nine charities, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said Friday this year’s severe drought has left communities with very little food. The agencies said the scarcity, combined with […]

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Nearly 3 Million Facing Hunger in Afghanistan

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of aid agencies has warned that nearly three million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger as the region’s harsh winter months approach. The organizations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said Friday a drought earlier year has left communities with very little food. The agencies said the scarcity, combined with soaring food prices, […]

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3 Million Facing Hunger in Afghanistan

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A group of aid agencies has warned that three million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger this winter. The organizations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said Friday a drought earlier year has left communities with very little food. The agencies said that food prices have soared — causing families to skip meals, borrow money, […]

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4 Afghan Children Killed in Blast

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a roadside bomb blast has killed four children. A Nangarhar province spokesman said the bomb exploded Friday, killing the four children and wounding six others. Insurgents often plant roadside bombs to target Afghan security forces or international troops. The devices usually detonate when someone steps or drives over them.

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Survey: Afghan Support of Taliban on the Decline

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A new public opinion poll finds that Afghan support for the Taliban is at an all-time low. The survey released Tuesday by the U.S.-based nonprofit Asia Foundation says 29 percent of those polled sympathize with the motivations of the insurgent group, down nearly half from two years ago. And while 46 percent of Afghan citizens […]

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Australia to Send Afghan Refugee Home for First Time

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says it will for the first time send home an Afghan asylum seeker whose application has been rejected. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said Tuesday that 26-year-old Ismail Mirza Jan will be deported Saturday under a new agreement with Afghan authorities. Jan, a member of Afghanistan’s minority Hazara ethnic group, says he fears for his […]

Survey: Afghan Support of Taliban on the Decline

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A new public opinion poll conducted by the U.S.-based Asia Foundation suggests that 46 percent of Afghan citizens think their country is headed in the right direction. But the survey results, released Tuesday, indicate that over a third (35 percent) of Afghans disagree with that assessment, the highest level of dissatisfaction since the organization began […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills Afghan Police Chief

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed a district police chief and two of his bodyguards in southern Afghanistan. The attack late Sunday took place in Helmand province and killed Garmser district’s police chief, Mohammad Saifullah. Helmand is one of Afghanistan’s most violent provinces and sits in the heart of the Taliban’s traditional stronghold […]

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Blast Kills Afghan Police Chief

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a roadside bomb in Helmand province has killed the Garmser district police chief and two of his bodyguards. Helmand is one of Afghanistan’s most violent provinces and sits in the heart of the Taliban’s traditional stronghold in the south. Elsewhere, Afghan officials say a suicide attack in Baghlan province has wounded six […]

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Blast Kills Afghan Police Chief

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a roadside bomb in Helmand province has killed the Garmser district police chief and two of his bodyguards. Helmand is one of Afghanistan’s most violent provinces and sits in the heart of the Taliban’s traditional stronghold in the south.

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