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Twin Suicide Bombing Targets Afghan Tribal Elders, Kills 5

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed five people and wounded at least 15 others. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. There were no reports […]

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Afghan President Meets With US Senate Delegation

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with a delegation of U.S. senators in Kabul ahead of his talks with President Barack Obama in Washington. The delegation was headed by Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Afghan president’s office says the meeting Saturday focused on a range of issues, including the […]

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Afghan Twin Suicide Bomb Attack Targets Tribal Elders

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed at least three people and wounded at least 10. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, near the Pakistani border. Kandahar is one of Afghanistan’s most […]

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Afghan President Meets Iran’s Security Chief

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met in Kabul with the director of the Security Council of Iran. Saturday’s talks with Sayeed Jaleeli took place two days before Mr. Karzai leaves for Washington, where he will hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama. During the Kabul meeting, President Karzai said Afghanistan and Iran are two brother […]

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Karzai, Obama to Discuss Future in Washington

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave Monday for Washington to hold talks with President Barack Obama. U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Thursday “there’s a lot to talk about” during Mr. Karzai’s visit. She said the discussions are expected to touch on everything from post-2014 U.S. military and financial assistance to wider […]

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Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday the prisoners were released “in order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” Pakistan said that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990’s. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi and former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, as well as two other former […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice under Taliban rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990’s. Pakistani officials who did not want to be identified told reporters Monday that former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, and two other Afghan Taliban detainees have been […]

Deadly Bombing in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide car bomber has detonated explosives near a U.S.-run military base in eastern Afghanistan. Security officials say at least three people were killed. Afghan officials say the attack occurred on Wednesday near a military facility and airport in Khost, a volatile city near the Pakistani border. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, which […]

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Afghan Policewoman Kills American Adviser in Kabul

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan and NATO officials say a female Afghan police officer has killed an American adviser in the Afghan capital, in the first known “insider” attack by a woman. The coalition says a woman wearing a police uniform shot and killed a contracted civilian employee of NATO on Monday inside Kabul’s heavily guarded police headquarters. Afghan […]

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