AfghanistanAfghan Campaign 2001-: Multinational coalition military operation initiated in October 2001 to counter terrorism and bring security to AFGHANISTAN in collaboration with Afghan forces.Iraq War, 2003-2011: An armed intervention involving multi-national forces in the country of IRAQ.Military Personnel: Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.IraqWar: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.Combat Disorders: Neurotic reactions to unusual, severe, or overwhelming military stress.Blast Injuries: Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Military Medicine: The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.Hospitals, Military: Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.Poliomyelitis: An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)Veterans: Former members of the armed services.Explosive Agents: Substances that are energetically unstable and can produce a sudden expansion of the material, called an explosion, which is accompanied by heat, pressure and noise. Other things which have been described as explosive that are not included here are explosive action of laser heating, human performance, sudden epidemiological outbreaks, or fast cell growth.PakistanPoliovirus Vaccine, Oral: A live vaccine containing attenuated poliovirus, types I, II, and III, grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture, used for routine immunization of children against polio. This vaccine induces long-lasting intestinal and humoral immunity. Killed vaccine induces only humoral immunity. Oral poliovirus vaccine should not be administered to immunocompromised individuals or their household contacts. (Dorland, 28th ed)Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.Veterans Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of VETERANS.Bombs: A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.Personnel Delegation: To entrust to the care or management of another, to transfer or to assign tasks within an organizational or administrative unit or structurePoliovirus Vaccines: Vaccines used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS. They include inactivated (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, INACTIVATED) and oral vaccines (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, ORAL).Immunization Programs: Organized services to administer immunization procedures in the prevention of various diseases. The programs are made available over a wide range of sites: schools, hospitals, public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, etc. They are administered to an equally wide range of population groups or on various administrative levels: community, municipal, state, national, international.Organizations: Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.Muscle Hypotonia: A diminution of the skeletal muscle tone marked by a diminished resistance to passive stretching.Poliovirus: A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.Accidents, AviationUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Disease Eradication: Termination of all transmission of infection by global extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment (From Porta, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed).Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Climate: The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Temperature: The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.Weather: The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.Asia, Western: The geographical designation for the countries of the MIDDLE EAST and the countries BANGLADESH; BHUTAN; INDIA; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; and SRI LANKA. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993 & Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)Asia, Central: The geographical area of Asia comprising KAZAKHSTAN; KYRGYZSTAN; TAJIKISTAN; TURKMENISTAN; and UZBEKISTAN. The desert region of Kara Kum (Qara Qum) is largely in Turkmenistan and the desert region of Kyzyl Kum (Kizil Kum or Qizil Qum), is in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p233, 590, 636)Nasal Lavage: Irrigation of the nose with saline or irrigation solutions for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is used to remove irritants, allergens, or microorganisms from the nose.Refugees: Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)TajikistanAircraft: A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)Relief Work: Assistance, such as money, food, or shelter, given to the needy, aged, or victims of disaster. It is usually granted on a temporary basis. (From The American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)Aerospace Medicine: That branch of medicine dealing with the studies and effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space upon the human body and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these effects. (from NASA Thesaurus)Skates (Fish): The common name for all members of the Rajidae family. Skates and rays are members of the same order (Rajiformes). Skates have weak electric organs.Passiflora: A plant genus of the family Passifloraceae, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are vines with ornamental flowers and edible fruit.Child, Orphaned: Child who has lost both parents through death or desertion.Skating: Using ice skates, roller skates, or skateboards in racing or other competition or for recreation.Eucommiaceae: A plant family of the order Eucommiales, subclass Hamamelidae, class Magnoliopsida (some botanists have classified this in the order Hamamelidales or Urticales). Eucomia is an elmlike tree of central and eastern China. Leaves are alternate; deciduous flowers are solitary and unisexual and lack petals and sepals. The male flowers have 6 to 10 stamens and female flowers have one ovary of two carpels, one of which aborts during development so the fruit (a dry, winged structure) contains only one seed. The latex is a source of RUBBER. Tochu tea is an aqueous extract of Eucommia ulmoides leaves and a popular beverage in Japan. (Mutat Res 1997 Jan 15;388(1):7-20).Christian Science: A religion founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866 that was organized under the official name of the Church of Christ, Scientist. It includes the practice of spiritual healing.Christianity: The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Multimedia: Materials, frequently computer applications, that combine some or all of text, sound, graphics, animation, and video into integrated packages. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)Social Discrimination: Group behavior toward others by virtue of their group membership.Women's Rights: The rights of women to equal status pertaining to social, economic, and educational opportunities afforded by society.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Freedom: The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.Domestic Violence: Deliberate, often repetitive physical, verbal, and/or other types of abuse by one or more members against others of a household.Sexual Harassment: A form of discrimination in the workplace which violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment takes two forms: quid pro quo, where the employee must submit to sexual advances in exchange for job benefits or be penalized for refusing; or a hostile environment, where the atmosphere of the workplace is offensive and affects the employee's well-being. Offensive sexual conduct may include unwelcome advances, comments, touching, questions about marital status and sex practices, etc. Both men and women may be aggressors or victims. (Slee and Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed, p.404). While civil rights legislation deals with sexual harassment in the workplace, the behavior is not restricted to this; it may take place outside the work environment: in schools and colleges, athletics, and other social milieus and activities.

Effect of type and transfer of conventional weapons on civilian injuries: retrospective analysis of prospective data from Red Cross hospitals. (1/280)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the link between different weapons used in modern wars and their potential to injury civilians. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data about hospital admissions. SETTING: Hospitals of the International Committee of the Red Cross. SUBJECTS: 18 877 people wounded by bullets, fragmentation munitions, or mines. Of these, 2012 had been admitted to the hospital in Kabul within six hours of injury. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Age and sex of wounded people according to cause of injury and whether they were civilians (women and girls, boys under 16 years old, or men of 50 or more). RESULTS: 18.7% of those injured by bullets, 34.1% of those injured by fragments, and 30.8% of those injured by mines were civilians. Of those admitted to the Red Cross hospital in Kabul within six hours of injury, 39.1% of those injured by bullets, 60.6% of those injured by fragments, and 55.0% of those injured by mines were civilians. CONCLUSIONS: The proportion of civilians injured differs between weapon systems. The higher proportion injured by fragments and mines is explicable in terms of the military efficiency of weapons, the distance between user and victim, and the effect that the kind of weapon has on the psychology of the user.  (+info)

Incidence of weapon injuries not related to interfactional combat in Afghanistan in 1996: prospective cohort study. (2/280)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the descriptive epidemiology of weapon injuries not directly attributable to combat during armed conflict. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Nangarhar region of Afghanistan, which experienced effective peace, intense fighting, and then peace over six months in 1996. SUBJECTS: 608 people admitted to Jalalabad hospital because of weapon injuries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Estimated incidence of injuries from combat or otherwise (non-combat injury) before, during, and after the fall of Kabul. RESULTS: Incidence of non-combat injury was initially 65 per 100 000. During the intense military campaign for Kabul the incidence declined dramatically, and then differentially increased dependent on injury subcategory-that is, whether injuries were accidental or intentional and whether they were inflicted by firearms or fragmenting munitions. Non-combat injuries accounted for 51% of weapon injuries observed over the study period. Civilians were more likely to have non-combat injuries than combat injuries. CONCLUSIONS: Weapon injuries that are not attributable to combat are common. Social changes accompanying conflict and widespread availability of weapons may be predictive of use of weapons that persists independently of conflict.  (+info)

Outbreak of poliomyelitis--Kunduz, Afghanistan, 1999. (3/280)

Since May 10, 1999, 26 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), including five cases with isolation of wild poliovirus type 1 and one with type 3, have been reported from Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan. Fifteen (54%) case-patients resided in Kunduz city, and the remaining patients resided in the districts surrounding Kunduz. Although the exact causes for the outbreak are not known, the discontinuation of polio vaccination activities in mid-1997 in northern Afghanistan because of ongoing civil conflict may have facilitated the outbreak.  (+info)

Progress toward poliomyelitis eradication--Afghanistan, 1994-1999. (4/280)

In 1988, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to eradicate poliomyelitis globally by 2000. During the same year, the Regional Committee, Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) of the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved to eradicate polio from the region by 2000. Substantial progress in reaching this goal has been made globally and in countries of EMR. This report describes the current status of polio eradication in Afghanistan, a country in EMR with ongoing civil conflict where eradication efforts began in late 1994.  (+info)

Eradication of poliomyelitis in countries affected by conflict. (5/280)

The global initiative to eradicate poliomyelitis is focusing on a small number of countries in Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan) and Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan), where progress has been hindered by armed conflict. In these countries the disintegration of health systems and difficulties of access are major obstacles to the immunization and surveillance strategies necessary for polio eradication. In such circumstances, eradication requires special endeavours, such as the negotiation of ceasefires and truces and the winning of increased direct involvement by communities. Transmission of poliovirus was interrupted during conflicts in Cambodia, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Efforts to achieve eradication in areas of conflict have led to extra health benefits: equity in access to immunization, brought about because every child has to be reached; the revitalization and strengthening of routine immunization services through additional externally provided resources; and the establishment of disease surveillance systems. The goal of polio eradication by the end of 2000 remains attainable if supplementary immunization and surveillance can be accelerated in countries affected by conflict.  (+info)

Mine blast injuries: ocular and social aspects. (6/280)

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Landmines have long been used in conventional warfare. These are antipersonnel mines which continue to injure people long after a ceasefire without differentiating between friend or foe, soldier or civilian, women or children. This study focuses on Afghan non-combatants engaged in mine clearing operations in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Russo-Afghan war. The patterns and types of injuries seen are described and experiences in their management, ways, and means to prevent them, and recommendations for the rehabilitation of the affected individuals are given. METHODS: It is a retrospective and analytical study of 84 patients aged 19-56 years who sustained mine blast injuries during mine clearing operations in Afghanistan from November 1992 to January 1996. The study was carried out at a military hospital with tertiary care facilities. The patients were divided into three groups on the basis of their injuries. Group 1 required only general surgical attention, group 2 sustained only ocular injuries, while group 3 had combined ocular and general injuries. Patients in groups 2 and 3 were treated in two phases. The first phase aimed at immediate restoration of the anatomy, while restoration of function wherever possible was done in subsequent surgical procedures in the second phase. RESULTS: It was observed that 51 out of 84 patients (60.7%) had sustained ocular trauma of a variable degree as a result of the blasts. The mean age of the victims was 29 years and they were all male. A total of 91 eyes of 51 patients (89.2%) had been damaged. Bilaterality of damage was seen in 40 (78.4%) patients. Most, 34 (37.3%), eyes became totally blind (NPL). Only a few escaped with injury mild enough not to impair vision. Foreign bodies, small and multiple, were found in the majority of eyes; most, however, were found in the anterior segment, and posterior segment injuries were proportionally less. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of blindness caused by mine blast injuries is quite high. The resulting psychosocial trauma to the patients and their families is tremendous and has not been adequately highlighted. These injuries are a great drain on the country's resources. Enforcement of preventive measures and the use of protective gear and sophisticated equipment by the mine clearing personnel would prove to be far more economical in terms of human life as well as medical and economic resources. There is also need for greater attention towards the establishment of support groups and rehabilitation programmes for these individuals.  (+info)

Heterogeneous geographic patterns of nucleotide sequence diversity between two alcohol dehydrogenase genes in wild barley (Hordeum vulgare subspecies spontaneum). (7/280)

Patterns of nucleotide sequence diversity in the predominantly self-fertilizing species Hordeum vulgare subspecies spontaneum (wild barley) are compared between the putative alcohol dehydrogenase 3 locus (denoted "adh3") and alcohol dehydrogenase 1 (adh1), two related but unlinked loci. The data consist of a sequence sample of 1,873 bp of "adh3" drawn from 25 accessions that span the species range. There were 104 polymorphic sites in the sequenced region of "adh3." The data reveal a strong geographic pattern of diversity at "adh3" despite geographic uniformity at adh1. Moreover, levels of nucleotide sequence diversity differ by nearly an order of magnitude between the two loci. Genealogical analysis resolved two distinct clusters of "adh3" alleles (dimorphic sequence types) that coalesce roughly 3 million years ago. One type consists of accessions from the Middle East, and the other consists of accessions predominantly from the Near East. The two "adh3" sequence types are characterized by a high level of differentiation between clusters ( approximately 2.2%), which induces an overall excess of intermediate frequency variants in the pooled sample. Finally, there is evidence of intralocus recombination in the "adh3" data, despite the high level of self-fertilization characteristic of wild barley.  (+info)

Progress toward poliomyelitis eradication--Afghanistan, 1999-2000. (8/280)

In 1988, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved to eradicate poliomyelitis globally by 2000. During the same year, the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) of WHO passed a resolution to join the global initiative. Since then, substantial progress has been made worldwide and in EMR member countries. Afghanistan, with ongoing civil conflict, initiated polio eradication activities in 1994. Since then, a countrywide surveillance system for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) was established and National Immunization Days (NIDs) were implemented. This report summarizes the achievements toward polio eradication in Afghanistan during 1999-2000.  (+info)

The Kabul Basin, including the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, is host to several military installations of Afghanistan, the United States, and other nations that depend on groundwater resources for water supply. These installations are within or close to the city of Kabul. Groundwater also is the potable supply for the approximately four million residents of Kabul. The sustainability of water resources in the Kabul Basin is a concern to military operations, and Afghan water-resource managers, owing to increased water demands from a growing population and potential mining activities. This study illustrates the use of chemical and isotopic analysis, groundwater flow modeling, and hydrogeologic investigations to assess the sustainability of groundwater resources in the Kabul Basin.Water supplies for military installations in the southern Kabul Basin were found to be subject to sustainability concerns, such as the potential drying of shallow-water supply wells as a result of declining water levels. Model
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - Feeling right at home in an academic environment, 38-year-old Mohammad Jawad Shahab, a lecturer at Kabul University, dreams of pioneering the masters program in statistics and demography at the institution. He, along with his former colleague and current classmate, 35-year-old Habibullah Niazi, are pursuing their PhD studies in statistics and demography
AT News Report. KABUL: Pakistans aggressive approach towards Afghanistan has long been known and the country has failed to foster good ties with any. Tensions with India have almost always remained high while Iran has time and again warned the country against pushing in terrorists. Now, Afghanistan too has officially complained to the United Nations Security Council against Pakistans aggression in the border areas.. In a letter written by Adela Raz, the countrys ambassador to the United Nations, to the UNSC, Afghanistan has accused Pakistans military force of violating its territory and of firing 200 rockets into Sheltan district between August 19 and August 20. The letter states that this is only the latest in a string of such aggressions that have been highlighted by Kabul in the past as well. "These violations were in the form of shelling of districts in eastern parts of Afghanistan, construction of military posts and barriers on Afghan territory; and violation of Afghan air-space by ...
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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in Kabul, but both the Taliban and militants from the Islamic State group regularly stage attacks in the city, targeting Afghan forces.. Along with the six killed, 12 other people, including five civilians, were wounded in the attack, said Nasrat Rahimi, the Interior Ministry spokesman.The attack happened at a police checkpoint near the entrance to the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, located on the outskirts of a western Kabul neighborhood, he said. Local TV channels showed images of Afghan security forces blocking off the main road leading to the blast site from far away.. The academy has been attacked in the past. Last May, a suicide bomber killed six people there. The school is sometimes called "Sandhurst in the Sand," in reference to the famous British school. Its named for Mohammed Fahim, the countrys late vice president and a military commander of the Northern Alliance that fought the Taliban. It was inaugurated in 2013 and ...
KABUL (Pajhwok): A well-equipped centre for kidney diseases was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday with the promise to offer free of cost treatment.د
Kabul, April 24 (Reuters): Three Americans were killed today when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a US Christian charity, in the latest of a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United Nations on Sunday released a special report expressing concerns over what it called recent "deliberate attacks" against health care workers and facilities in Afghanistan during the coronavirus pandemic.. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA, said it had documented 12 deliberate acts of violence between March 11 to May 23, and that these attacks constitute war crimes. The report said eight of the attacks were carried out by Taliban insurgents, while three were attributed to Afghan security forces. The most horrific attack, on a maternity ward at a Kabul hospital that killed 24 people last month, remains unsolved. The United States has said the attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State groups affiliate in Afghanistan, which is fighting both the Taliban and the Kabul government.. "At a time when an urgent humanitarian response was required to protect every life in Afghanistan, both the Taliban and Afghan national security forces ...
KABUL (AFP) - Kabul residents have long run the gauntlet of suicide attacks and bombs. This winter, however, they face another deadly threat: air pollution.. Read more at
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An imbalance among Aghanis left the Soviet Union fearing Afghanistan would create an alliance with the U.S. In 1979, Afghanistan was invaded. Eventually, after suffering great loses, the Soviet Union left Afghanistan in 1986. Shortly after, the communist regime leader Abdur Rashid Dostum defected to mujahedin. With the loss of the common enemy of communists, Afghanistan began fighting among itself. Thus insued a civil war. Taliban During the violent times of the civil war,the rise of the Taliban movement in the South of Afghanistan in 1994 was considered a blessing by many. They gained support from Pakistan and Saudi private citizens. They conquered Kabul in 1996 and by 1998 controlled about 90% of the country. They then established a strict Islamic regime based on Pashtun tribal values and a strict interpretation of sharia, the Islamic Law. The regime was most oppresive in populated areas. The Taliban has more enemies than it does friends. This seems to be partly because of their lack of ...
NATO says a new intelligence-sharing center in Kabul will coordinate the fight against insurgents coming from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
HERAT, Afghanistan - Afghanistans international donors gather on Sunday in Tokyo for a conference at which they are expected to pledge economic aid, and ensure their assistance level will be maintained after withdrawal of ISAF-NATO troops, in 2014. But Afghan people and civil society groups working in the country say much of the aid is being directed the wrong way.. Donors are expected to promise 3.9 billion dollars in annual economic and development support at least through 2017, going by what Afghan President Hamid Karzai said some days ago. Head of the Afghan Central Bank, Noorullah Delawari, says Afghanistan needs about six to seven billion dollars annually in economic aid.. The international community has often made firm commitments for financial, development and security assistance for Afghanistan beyond 2014, but civil society activists have several concerns.. "The international community has done its best here, but has failed, because it tried to apply a strategy elaborated elsewhere, ...
The Guardian Kabul was a grim, monastic place in the days of the Taliban; today its a chaotic gathering point for every kind of prospector and carpetbagger. Foreign bidders vying for billions of dollars of telecoms, irrigation and construction contracts have sparked a property boom that has forced up rental prices in the Afghan capital to match those in London, Tokyo and Manhattan. Four years ago, the Ministry of Vice and Virtue in Kabul was a tool of the Taliban inquisition, a drab office building where heretics were locked up for such crimes as humming a popular love song. Now its owned by an American entrepreneur who hopes its bitter associations wont scare away his new friends.. Outside Kabul, Afghanistan is bleaker, its provinces more inaccessible and lawless, than it was under the Taliban. If anyone leaves town, they do so in convoys. Afghanistan is a place where it is easy for people to disappear and perilous for anyone to investigate their fate. Even a seasoned aid agency such as ...
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An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says three American doctors have been killed at by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini ...
Reporting on casualties of Afghans did not begin until 2007, and a variety of entities now report the casualties of civilians and security forces members. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) reports casualty data of Afghan civilians semiannually, and the U.S. Department of Defense occasionally includes civilian casualty figures within its reports on Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, 2010_eng/, and the Afghan Rights Monitor,, are local watchdog organizations that periodically publish reports regarding civilian casualties. From July 2009 through April 2010, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) included statistics of casualties of members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police in its quarterly reports to Congress. SIGAR has ceased this practice, and there is no other published compilation of these statistics. This report now derives casualty figures ...
After several weeks of relative calm in Kabul, exceptionally heavy shelling resumed, causing many casualties among the citys population. In the densely populated district of Khair Khana alone, 98 wounded, 11 of whom subsequently died, were admitted to the two nearest hospitals during the night of 28 January. The following day, the Karte Seh hospital, one of the Afghan capitals main surgical centres, was hit by a mortar shell. Five of the hospital staff were seriously wounded by shrapnel, and one of them, an ambulance driver, died of his injuries.. Artillery fire on the city has increased, affecting several densely populated districts such as Khair Khana and Bagi Zanana, where many displaced people have taken refuge. Over the last fortnight, the number of war wounded admitted to Kabuls 10 main hospitals has risen from 283 to 385 a week. According to figures available to the ICRC, 89% of the victims of recent shelling were civilians, more than one third of them children.. In the face of this ...
Kabul) - Candidates for the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan include former military and militia commanders implicated in serious rights abuses, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The Afghan governments failure to prosecute or disqualify those responsible for grave crimes underscores the importance of accountability in Afghanistans future.. Human Rights Watch called on the Afghan government to seek the repeal of recent amnesty and election laws that prevent the Electoral Complaints Commission from disqualifying presidential and vice presidential candidates responsible for past atrocities.. "Had the Afghan government in the last decade properly addressed crimes of the past, several current candidates would now be disqualified from seeking office - or would even be serving time," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Foreign donors should press the Afghan government to ensure future elections are not being contested by serious rights abusers.". Afghanistans ...
London) - Afghanistans foreign donors should press the new Afghan government to address the countrys persistent human rights problems at a major upcoming international donor conference, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to representatives of more than a dozen donor countries. Government representatives will be meeting on December 3-4, 2014, at the London Conference on Afghanistan 2014, to affirm donor humanitarian and security commitments to the country.. "Foreign donors should act now to protect the gains achieved and reverse the failings in Afghanistans human rights record," said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Donors need to make crystal clear that their support for the Afghan government depends on its commitment to the rights of all Afghans, particularly women and girls.". Donors should urge the Afghan government to take specific steps to curb torture by the Afghan security forces, advance womens rights, and revitalize the Afghanistan Independent Human ...
Mohammad Asif Rahimi is an ethnic Tajik politician born and raised in Paghman District, Kabul in Afghanistan, currently serving as Minister of Agriculture. An ethnic Tajik, he was born in 1959 and raised in Kabul, and obtained a bachelor degree from Kabul University in 1981 before completing post-graduate studies in Management of Development Programs in 1989 at Omaha University in Nebraska, United States. Rahimi moved to Canada in 2001, and returned to Afghanistan in 2005, where he joined the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, spearheading rural development and infrastructure regeneration. He was appointed to his current posting in October 2008 and was confirmed by the National Assembly of Afghanistan. Part of his Ministrys efforts have been focused on reducing opium production in Afghanistan, which is seen as critical to Afghanistans development. Asia Times reported that on November 17, 2009, two employees of the Ministry of Agriculture had the home they shared with their ...
The dehumanisation of Afghan refugees to the level of caricatures of criminality and terror - much like Trumps figure of the Muslim refugee - does not reflect the facts. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Afghans are said to be responsible for 90pc of crimes, but Afghans are actually represented in only 1.27pc of the criminal cases that land up in KP courts. The misleading information we read about Afghan refugees deflects our attention from the longer-term factors that shape crime and terrorism in Pakistan, including state patronage of factions within the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban.. Pakistans treatment of Afghans reflects its deteriorating relationship with Kabul. By putting pressure on Afghans to leave, huge humanitarian, economic and infrastructural pressures are placed on Kabul. But, as most Afghans are expelled - on bitter terms - the poor relationship between Afgha-nistan and Pakistan merely intensifies.. Moreover, the movement of Afghans to Europe continues. Afghans already constitute the ...
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The German Army will continue its military mission in Afghanistan for another year following the German Governments decision to extend the current mandate past its 13 December expiry date.. The German Parliament is yet to vote on the decision but little resistance is expected against German Chancellor Angela Merkels majority coalition.. Over 4,000 German soldiers have been deployed in the north of Afghanistan and 30 soldiers have died as part of the countrys international commitment to help maintain peace and security in the world.. The government also wants to begin building a framework for the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said that they didnt want Afghanistan to be a mission that lasts for ever and ever.. "We want a responsible handover in Afghanistan itself." he said.. The German Government also extended two other military missions, including the mission to fight piracy off the coast of Africa for one year, and the mission to patrol ...
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KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2011 - Afghan and coali-tion forces have cap-tured numer-ous insur-gent fight-ers through-out Afghanistan in recent days, and have killed sev-er-al oth-ers in fire fights, mil-i-tary offi-cials report-ed. A com-bined Afghan and Inter-na-tion-al Secu-ri-ty Assis-tance Force team killed one insur-gent and detained two sus-pects while search-ing for a Tal-iban com-mu-ni-ca-tions liai-son in the Now Zad dis-trict of Hel-mand province yes-ter-day.. Dur-ing the oper-a-tion, the secu-ri-ty force dis-cov-ered a weapons cache con-sist-ing of a Russ-ian PKM machine gun with 400 rounds of ammu-ni-tion, mul-ti-ple mor-tar rounds, pres-sure plates and an array of bomb-mak-ing mate-ri-als with home-made explo-sives.. In ISAF oper-a-tions in the north yes-ter-day:. - A com-bined secu-ri-ty force detained mul-ti-ple insur-gents dur-ing a search for a Tal-iban leader in the Chim-tal dis-trict of Balkh province. The leader is respon-si-ble for levy-ing ille-gal tax-es, extort-ing ...
Afghanistans Interior Ministry says a powerful explosion set off by a suicide bomber near the parliament building and a police station in Kabul has killed 20 people.
Afghanistan has held a strategic position throughout history. It has been inhabited since the Paleolithic and later became a crossroad for expanding civilizations and empires. Afghanistans location, history, and diverse ethnic groups present a unique opportunity to explore how nations and ethnic groups emerged, and how major cultural evolutions and technological developments in human history have influenced modern population structures. In this study we have analyzed, for the first time, the four major ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan: Hazara, Pashtun, Tajik, and Uzbek, using 52 binary markers and 19 short tandem repeats on the non-recombinant segment of the Y-chromosome. A total of 204 Afghan samples were investigated along with more than 8,500 samples from surrounding populations important to Afghanistans history through migrations and conquests, including Iranians, Greeks, Indians, Middle Easterners, East Europeans, and East Asians. Our results suggest that all current Afghans largely share
KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least one serviceman on Sunday, local officials and the NATO-led coalition said.. The so-called "insider attack" in Paktika province is the fourth in less than a month and is likely to strain already tense ties between coalition troops and their allies, with most foreign troops scheduled to withdraw by the end of next year.. A Reuters tally shows Sundays incident was the tenth this year, and took the death toll of foreign personnel to 15.. "A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at Americans in Sharana city (the provincial capital) near the governors office," said an Afghan official, adding that two soldiers had been hit by the gunfire.. The NATO-led coalition confirmed one soldier had been shot by a man in security forces uniform, but did not comment on his nationality or whether the Afghan was wearing a army uniform.. Insider attacks threaten to further undermine waning ...
The bomber struck the convoy and at least two vehicles on the outskirts of Kandahar city.. At least one witness reported seeing three bodies pulled from one of vehicles.. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a NATO military convoy as it was traveling in Kandahar City in southern Afghanistan. Currently, about 8,400 American troops are in Afghanistan, alongside about 5,100 NATO personnel.. The deaths were the second and third fatalities announced by the Department of Defense on August 2. The Taliban have been known to exaggerate claims.. "US Forces Afghanistan will provide additional information as it becomes available", he added. "The attack did cause casualties".. Eyewitness said the blast was so powerful that it jerked the entire area. The insurgents spokesman for southern Afghanistan, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, said fighter Asadullah Kandahari carried out the attack with a small pickup truck packed with explosives.. Kandahar, once the seat of Taliban power, had remained relatively quiet in recent years ...
Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders.
KABUL, April 14, 2010 - Afghan and inter-na-tion-al forces detained sev-er-al sus-pect-ed mil-i-tants and seized weapons stock-piles in recent Afghanistan oper-a-tions, mil-i-tary offi-cials report-ed. - An Afghan-inter-na-tion-al force pur-su-ing a Haqqani ter-ror-ist net-work facil-i-ta-tor in Ghazni province detained two sus-pect-ed mil-i-tants this morn-ing.. - In Pak-tia provinces Orgun dis-trict last night, a com-bined force detained a few sus-pect-ed mil-i-tants for fur-ther ques-tion-ing after a search prompt-ed by intel-li-gence infor-ma-tion.. - Afghan forces in Kab-ul provinces Bagra-mi dis-trict found 34 rock-et-pro-pelled grenades yes-ter-day.. - In Hel-mand provinces Nad‑e Ali dis-trict yes-ter-day, an Afghan civil-ian turned in a home-made bomb con-tain-ing more than 10 pounds of explo-sives to mem-bers of the Inter-na-tion-al Secu-ri-ty Assis-tance Force.. - Also yes-ter-day, an Afghan army patrol in the Muqer dis-trict of Ghazni province found a home-made bomb con-sist-ing ...
USAIDs Higher Education Project is working with the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Education University to build opportunities for Afghan students to pursue their higher education dreams.
Afghan residents call for the government to provide better security in Kabul following a deadly Taliban attack that killed at least 64 people. Yiming Woo reports.
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a minibus carrying journalists working for an Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven employees during evening rush hour close to the national parliament in Kabul, officials said.. ...
Afghanistan remains an important partner of the United States in the fight against terrorism, working with us to eliminate al-Qaeda, ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) and their affiliates in Afghanistan. In order to strengthen Afghanistans capabilities as a partner, and to improve the lives of the Afghan people, we continue to invest U.S. resources to help Afghanistan improve its security, governance, institutions and economy.. ...
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - An attacker wearing an Afghan Army uniform killed an international service member in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO said. Afghan officials said international forces returned fire, killing one member of the Afghan Army.
SIGAR spokesperson Susan Phalen confirmed that the agency had intense concerns and that a report on the plant was due on November 30, but refused to speculate on the findings. SIGARs policy is that we do not discuss inspections that are currently underway, she wrote in an email response.. Their job is to look in a manner that allows that if there was an error it not be repeated, says Whippen, who claims to welcome the inspection. So I would expect they would flash up what they considered to be weaknesses and I would hope they would. At the same time I expect they will also flash up some strengths.. The SIGAR inspection is not the only probe into Tarakhil. In response to a complaint about possible fraud in Black & Veatchs sub-contract awards, Laszlo Sagi, a special agent for USAIDs Inspector General, traveled to Kabul in September to interview Ian Cameron, who had handled the specific sub-contract for security at the plant ...
• Coordinated attacks in three areas of Kabul • Rockets fired at US embassy and ISAF HQ • Seven Afgans reported killed in attack
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President Karzai thought we were hiding things from him, that we never gave him full readouts," the former U.S. official said.. "With Ghani, we have a much different relationship. Everything weve done, weve told the Afghans about it beforehand.". When media coverage of last months temporary cease-fire portrayed the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, as the mastermind behind the deal, his office promptly issued a statement rejecting that account.. Afghan officials - and other foreign governments - had privately protested to the Trump administration that the news reports could damage Ghanis political position, especially as some of his domestic rivals are critical of any U.S. talks with the Taliban and of Ghanis offers to negotiate without preconditions.. More than $15 billion wasted in past 11 years in Afghanistan, watchdog says. To reassure Kabul, U.S. officials have discussed potential arrangements designed to ensure the Afghan government is not shut out of any ...
History does NOT repeat itself. If ever it looks like its stuck in a rut and moving in circles, do take a closer look. Each circle may be wider than the previous one or it might have tilted along a different axis. The trajectory of events in Afghanistan cannot defy this basic rule of history.. The Taliban rose to power in mid-1990s and were ousted when the US and its allies launched military operations in Afghanistan on 7 October 2001, starting what is termed as War on Terror. The Taliban, however, have managed to loom large as a specter for the past 12 years and now threaten to make a comeback or so some want us to believe. Will they be able to do that? I think not. Here are my five reasons why:. 1: There is no anarchy in Afghanistan now. When the Taliban rose to power in the mid-1990s, Afghanistan was in utter chaos. The decade-long crippling war was succeeded by internecine fights among the greedy, ruthless and brutal mujahedeen warlords - it seemed endless. The country had lost even a ...
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Afghanistan. 20-22. Historical Society of Afghanistan. 1967. p. 47. Retrieved 2010-09-26. "Rahman Baba: Poet of the Pashtuns". ... Amir Kror Suri, son of Amir Polad Suri, is an 8th-century folk hero and king from the Ghor region of Afghanistan Pir Roshan, ...
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"Kabul Communique: kabul, Afghanistan, 23rd - 24th March 2016 , g7+". Retrieved 2016-07-12. "Peer Learning and ... "Afghanistan , g7+". Retrieved 2016-07-12. "Ministerial Forum , g7+". Retrieved 2016-07-12. "The ... The 4th g7+ Ministerial Meeting on 23-24 March 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan, endorsed g7+ joint tracking of key SDG indicators ... The group has since expanded to represent twenty member countries namely Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, ...
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Afghanistan. Archived from the original on 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2014-10-18. Jalal, Shams (2014-03-28). "Nimroz governor ... Amir Muhammad Akhundzada is a politician in Afghanistan, He is Ex-Governor of Nimruz province. He was previously the governor ... Afghanistan. Retrieved 2014-10-18. McCormick, Jessi (2014-03-28). "Provincial governor makes historic visit to Khas Uruzgan". ... The British requested Daoud's replacement because he has a reputation for corruption, ties to Afghanistan's Opium industry, and ...
Abdul Aziz is buried at a mausoleum next to his brother in the Kokaran section of Kandahar City in Afghanistan. Hotak dynasty ... Otfinoski, Steven (2004). Afghanistan. Infobase Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-8160-5056-7. Retrieved 2010-09-27. "Mir Wais Hotak ... This tribe migrated later to obtain lands in southeastern Afghanistan and multiplied in these areas. In 1707, Kandahar was in a ... in what is now the modern state of Afghanistan. He was crowned in 1715 after the death of his brother, Mirwais Hotak. He is the ...
Afghanistan and Baluchistan is a map from 1897 published by The Century Company Afghanistan, Beloochistan, etc. is a map from ... Afghanistan ... an extensive country of Asia...between Persia and the Indies, and in the other direction between the Hindu Kush ... Friedrich Engels (1857). "Afghanistan". Andy Blunden. The New American Cyclopaedia, Vol. I. Archived from the original on 18 ... Afghanistan, CIA World Factbook . Retrieved December 5, 2009. Central Intelligence Agency (2013). "The World Factbook: Ethnic ...
Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 European influence in Afghanistan Imperialism in Asia D. P. Singhal, India and Afghanistan: A Study ... Hamilton, A. (1906). Afghanistan. London. Hanna, H. B. (1910). The Second Afghan War, 1878-79-80: Its Causes, Its Conduct, and ... It was signed on 26 May 1879 by King Mohammad Yaqub Khan of Afghanistan and Sir Sir Louis Cavagnari of British's Government of ... Sher Ali died on 21 February 1879 near Balkh and his son, Mohammad Yaqub Khan, declared himself Emir of Afghanistan. On 26 May ...
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Roman Catholicism in Afghanistan Our Lady of Divine Providence Chapel in Kabul Afghanistan Stancati, Margherita (2013-03-18). " ... Clammer, Paul (2007-01-01). Afghanistan. Lonely Planet. "AFGHANISTAN Parish priest of Kabul: small seed of ... Follow the Roman or Latin rite and depends on the Mission sui juris in Afghanistan (Missio sui iuris Afghanistaniensis) that ... The current building has its origins in 1921 when Italy and Afghanistan established diplomatic relations. It was completed only ...
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and for Ghulam Nabi Charkhi who was a former Afghanistan ambassador to Moscow who took part in the Afghan civil war of 1928-29 ... He decides to take revenge and to assassinate the King of Afghanistan. The first attempt was at the Independence Day gathering ... Runion, Meredith (October 2007). The History of Afghanistan. Greenwood. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-313-33798-7. Louis Dupree (14 July ... Hazara people portal Assassination List of Hazara people Hafizullah, Emadi (2005). Culture and customs of Afghanistan. ...
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"Ethnic map of Afghanistan" (PDF). Thomas Gouttierre, Center For Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Matthew S ... "About Afghanistan - Ethnic Divisions". Retrieved 2010-09-24. Christensen, Asger (1995). Aiding Afghanistan: the background and ... Over 60 percent of the population in Afghanistan is Pashtun... "The ethnic composition of afghanistan in different sources". ... and is now used to describe every citizen of Afghanistan. Pashtuns make up the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, comprising ...
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Culture of Afghanistan. References[edit]. *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. ... "Afghanistan: An Abridged History." Fenestra Books. ISBN 1-58736-169-8.. *Hopkins, B. D. 2008. The Making of Modern Afghanistan ... "Afghanistan in 2009: A Survey of the Afghan People" (PDF). Kabul, Afghanistan: The Asia Foundation. Archived (PDF) from the ... "Afghanistan in 2010 - A survey of the Afghan people" (PDF). Kabul, Afghanistan: The Asia Foundation. Archived (PDF) from the ...
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I dont know how seriously to take this, but I could use some good news and I guess Ill take it wherever I can find it. So here it is: Carlotta Gall reports in the New York Times that our offensive in Kandahar is going pretty well: NATO commanders are careful not to overstate their […]
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  • The Kabul Basin, including the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, is host to several military installations of Afghanistan, the United States, and other nations that depend on groundwater resources for water supply. (
  • Tajikistan is ready to promote regional cooperation and help restore peace and stability in Afghanistan, the ministry website quoted Mahmadaminov as saying. (
  • Dec 18 (Interfax) - Tajik Ambassador to the United Nations Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov has called for coordinating efforts and underlined Dushanbe's readiness to promote the Afghan settlement process at a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to Afghanistan, the Tajik Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. (
  • Transition is an essential pillar of the United States, NATO, and international community s long-term commitment to Afghanistan, and is a conditions-based process that is based on the assessment by a joint Afghan-international board that selected areas have achieved a level where they can effectively take charge of their own security. (
  • The Afghan National Security Force, with a goal of 352,000 uniformed personnel (both Army and Police), is the eleventh largest Army in the world [Afghanistan is the world's tenth poorest country]. (
  • Trump has offered little clarity about whether he might approve more forces for Afghanistan, where some 8,400 U.S. troops remain more than 15 years after the Islamist Taliban government was toppled by U.S.-backed Afghan forces. (
  • The population of Afghanistan is around 33 million as of 2016, which includes the roughly 3 million Afghan citizens living as refugees in both Pakistan and Iran . (
  • The Afghan Air Force [AAF] is the primary air enabler for the ANDSF, responsible for air mobility and close air attack across all of Afghanistan. (
  • Despite tens of thousands of additional U.S. and allied troops, and the ongoing development of the Afghan army, Afghanistan largely remained under the sway of local military commanders, tribal leaders, warlords, drug traffickers, and petty bandits. (
  • A squad of suicide bombers attacked Afghanistanホs intelligence service headquarters on Wednesday, killing at least one guard, wounding dozens of civilians and underlining the challenges facing Afghan security forces as international combat troops prepare to leave next year. (
  • In order to strengthen Afghanistan's capabilities as a partner, and to improve the lives of the Afghan people, we continue to invest U.S. resources to help Afghanistan improve its security, governance, institutions and economy. (
  • Human Rights Watch, along with numerous other international and Afghan non-governmental organizations, has repeatedly called on Afghan officials and international actors involved in Afghanistan to help create mechanisms to hold persons responsible for major human rights abuses, war crimes, and crimes against humanity committed during Afghanistan s wars. (
  • The outcome of the Afghan elections may very well make the task for the international community in Afghanistan suddenly even harder than it appeared just a week ago, when there was already plenty of teeth-gnashing generated by the question of sending even more U.S. troops there. (
  • We need a credible dynamic government in Afghanistan, one willing to fight corruption and empower Afghan citizens, especially women, who have the motivation to work for mutual interests with the international community. (
  • The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan for more than 16 years, and mostly against the Taliban, a group that exists in large part due to the intelligence services of Afghan neighbor Pakistan. (
  • War is a reality of life in Afghanistan, but it's not all-consuming, say a delegation of Afghan women leaders who recently visited Washington. (
  • NEW DELHI-India and Afghanistan signed a strategic-partnership agreement under which New Delhi will increase its training of Afghan army and other security personnel, a move likely to increase tensions with Pakistan. (
  • The United States plans to provide more than $3 billion a year in support for the Afghan national security forces from 2018 through 2020, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson said on Tuesday. (
  • Bush announced that the United States will commit $10.2 billion to Afghanistan over the next two years, funding more than one-fifth of a new $50 billion, five-year development plan unveiled at the conference by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (
  • Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that a US F-22 Raptor and Afghan Air Force A-29s also participated in the strikes. (
  • In the north of Afghanistan, suicide bombers posing as journalists killed Ahmad Shah Massoud, the most famous leader of Afghan resistance against Taliban rule. (
  • With the death of Mullah Omar, Afghan Taliban's supreme leader, the situation in Afghanistan seems to be back to square one. (
  • Given Afghanistan's ground situation, especially the uncertainty surrounding Akhtar Mansoor's leadership, it was obvious that Mansoor was seeking to reassure the Taliban rank and file, particularly the field commanders and fighters who are believed to be generally opposed to peace talks with the Afghan government, about the continuity of 'jihad' inside Afghanistan against all forces. (
  • It's the story, the aide said, of hundreds of farmers all over Afghanistan, and it's a story that is corrupting everything about Afghan life. (
  • NATO General warns that too early an exit from Afghanistan could leave Afghan forces ill equipped to provide security. (
  • At the start of July, NATO began to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, handing responsibility over to the Afghan authorities. (
  • While the numbers show that the effort is having an effect on women in Afghanistan, life for Afghan women has not radically changed. (
  • In addition to the 1,149 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, untold numbers of Afghan civilians have died from the war - untold because the Defense Department refuses to maintain statistics of anyone except U.S. personnel. (
  • Massive protests break out across Afghanistan resulting in several deaths, including the execution-style killing of two American servicemembers inside a heavily guarded Afghan ministry building, likely by one of their Afghan colleagues. (
  • The hope is that this aspect of nation building will mitigate the economic impact due to the upcoming decline in donor aid to Afghanistan by providing much needed jobs to the Afghan people. (
  • We don't see a big problem now, but if (major) fighting continues long term, then access will be difficult," said Abdul Majeed Siddiqi, the head of mission in Afghanistan for HealthNet TPO, an NGO that advises the Afghan government on polio. (
  • Afghan Air Force Lt. Nilofor Rhamani exits a Cesna-182 after successfully completing her first solo flight Sept.30, 2012 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan. (
  • Rhamani is the first female Afghan pilot to conduct all of her pilot training in Afghanistan. (
  • About 500,000 tons of talc, used in products ranging from paint to baby powder, were exported from Afghanistan in the year to March, according to Afghan mining ministry figures cited in the group's report. (
  • Trump is expected to make a decision about troop movement to Afghanistan before a May 25 NATO summit. (
  • The Pentagon Is Preparing to Send 4,000 More U.S. Troops to Afghanistan There are currently 8,400 U.S. troops in the country, along with 5,000 NATO soldiers. (
  • It was NATO's first fatality in 2007 (file photo) (epa) January 13, 2007 -- NATO troops fought insurgents in southern Afghanistan today in a battle that left one Western soldier dead -- the alliance's first fatality of the year. (
  • At the July 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, Canada committed $465 million to Afghanistan including $270 million in development assistance from 2017 to 2020. (
  • More than 20,000 (soon more than 30,000) U.S. and NATO troops are in Afghanistan, trying to keep the country intact. (
  • This particular fellow believes the NATO presence in Afghanistan is an unjust occupation and has described those killed by U.S. forces as "martyrs," so he is not exactly an honest broker. (
  • Amid increasing focus on the fraught question of what will happen in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO combat forces, a recent survey released by the country's health ministry indicates a significant leap forward for Afghanistan's women. (
  • Last month alone there were more than 100 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan," he said. (
  • After the U.S. refused to apologize for attacking a Pakistani border post in November 2011 that was believed to be the source of incoming fire, Islamabad closed its borders to NATO supplies headed for Afghanistan. (
  • Since 2001, Canada's engagement has evolved with changing circumstances in Afghanistan. (
  • Canada continues to support stabilization, development and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan, providing a total of $3.3 billion in international assistance since 2001. (
  • WASHINGTON -- More than 50,000 Americans have been combat-wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, a grim measure of the cost of more than a decade of war. (
  • What the strategic objectives might be emerged clearly from the report, Quadrennial Defense Review , published by the Pentagon on 30 September 2001, a week before the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. (
  • Led by Asghar Stanikzai, Afghanistan become the 12th test playing nation in less than two decades after being recognised by International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001. (
  • Counterterrorism "tsar" Richard Clarke, who remained in that position up until days before the October 2001 invasion of Afghanistan began, states in an interview that the Bush administration's real focus at the start of the Afghanistan war was Iraq. (
  • At some unknown time after US-allied forces conquer Afghanistan in late 2001, a US special operations team known as Task Force Orange slips into the tribal areas of Pakistan to plant listening devices on mountain peaks. (
  • Afghanistan's Central Statistics Organization (CSO) stated in 2011 that the total number of Afghans living inside Afghanistan was about 26 million and by 2017 it reached 29.2 million. (
  • Canada's engagement in Afghanistan contributes to Canada's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security , which recognizes and addresses the experience of women and girls in conflict-affected situations and supports Afghanistan's own National Action Plan (PDF) in implementing the United Nations Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. (
  • Although several hundreds of cases of visceral leishmaniasis are reported every year from Afghanistan's neighbouring countries (Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), there have been only 23 cases reported from Afghanistan since 1980 in the scientific literature. (
  • HEATHSVILLE, Va. , Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Ground Solutions LLC, of Heathsville, Va. , will aid the rebuilding of Afghanistan by using one of Afghanistan's greatest commodities - carpet. (
  • In June 2002, the United Nations oversaw an emergency loyajirga (gathering of representatives) that appointed a Transitional Administration (TA) to rule Afghanistan for another two years. (
  • Afghanistan appointed its first resident ambassador to Canada in 2002. (
  • The new pledges are in addition to the $25 billion pledged to Afghanistan since 2002. (
  • Since 2002, Congress has spent more than $90 billion on humanitarian and reconstruction programs in Afghanistan. (
  • Since 2002, the number of schools for midwives in Afghanistan jumped from six to 31, according to a report by Save the Children. (
  • The AIA held a nationwide Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) in June 2002, and KARZAI was elected President by secret ballot of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan (TISA). (
  • [Source: Defense Department] In May 2002, the US Air Force's only specially-equipped RC-135 "Rivet Joint" U spy planes-credited with having successfully intercepted the radio transmissions and cellphone calls of al-Qaeda's leaders-are pulled from Afghanistan to conduct surveillance over Iraq. (
  • Alif Khan is detained in Afghanistan at an unidentified US detention center for five days in May 2002. (
  • The attack comes at a crucial time for Afghanistan , days after President Hamid Karzai returned from Washington, where he met Barack Obama to discuss plans for security after US combat troops leave next year, and when diplomats have stepped up peace efforts. (
  • Things finally appeared to be looking up for Afghanistan when in January the interim government of Hamid Karzai took charge, and began to secure promises of assistance and reconstruction from Western countries. (
  • NILI, Afghanistan, 18 November 2017 - For 23-year-old Fatima, it took the death of one child to spark a simple but transformational change, to convince the whole village to start using toilets and improve the health of many young lives. (
  • Exports from the United States to Afghanistan increased 525% from $150 million in 2004 to $937 million in 2017. (
  • WAKHAN CORRIDOR, Afghanistan, July 17 (UPI) -- Conservationists say two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars and released in the first such effort in Afghanistan. (
  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, 19 November 2013 - It's an early start for Rahila*, a volunteer who knocks at every door in her community asking mothers to bring their children to get vaccinated against the crippling polio virus. (
  • Afghanistan, with ongoing civil conflict, initiated polio eradication activities in 1994. (
  • This report summarizes the achievements toward polio eradication in Afghanistan during 1999--2000. (
  • Although polio remains endemic in Afghanistan, progress during 1999--2000 demonstrates that key strategies can be implemented successfully in countries experiencing internal strife. (
  • This report describes the current status of polio eradication in Afghanistan, a country in EMR with ongoing civil conflict where eradication efforts began in late 1994. (
  • Since May 1999, an outbreak of polio is occurring in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan (4). (
  • Polio eradication teams from WHO Pakistan and WHO Afghanistan meet at the border to discuss campaign details. (
  • Afghanistan is one of only three nations where the polio virus is still endemic, along with Pakistan and Nigeria. (
  • By 2012, the number of polio cases in Afghanistan rose to 37. (
  • Complicating matters, this summer over 150,000 refugees from North Waziristan, a tribal region of Pakistan where leaders banned the polio vaccine in 2012, poured over the border into Afghanistan, seeking refuge from a military offensive against insurgents. (
  • That's good news for the global fight to exterminate polio and particularly for Afghanistan, where thousands of residents move across the Pakistan border every day. (
  • Afghanistan is one of the poorest and least educated countries in the world. (
  • Canadian development initiatives in Afghanistan are largely directed toward improving health, education, empowerment of women and girls, inclusive governance, and advancement of human rights for the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable populations in Afghanistan. (
  • Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world. (
  • Despite all this, Bamiyan is one of the poorest regions of Afghanistan. (
  • Living on Earth's Mitra Taj reports on Bamiyan Governor Habiba Sarabi's green ambitions for one of the poorest places in Afghanistan. (
  • In this 21st century Opium War, crops harvested in Afghanistan are essentially feeding the heroin market not only in Russia and Iran but especially in the US. (
  • Up to 93% of the world's opium comes from Afghanistan. (
  • The cultivation of poppies and production of opium are rampant, with Afghanistan now supplying 93 percent of the world's heroin. (
  • The US conducted airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Andrews tells CNN. (
  • Can freedom and opium coexist in Afghanistan? (
  • A surprise-free mid-term scenario for Afghanistan would include a Pakistani sphere of influence in the Pashtun South and East of the country, and Iranian sphere of influence in the northwestern part of the country dominated by Shia Hazara and Chahar Aimak, and a Russian sphere of influence in the northern part of the country with predominate Uzbek, Turkmen and Tadjik populations. (
  • Hundreds of cargo containers of Canadian war supplies are stranded in volatile southern Afghanistan, thanks to an ongoing Pakistani blockade of routes exiting the landlocked country. (
  • CARE is already responding to humanitarian needs in Afghanistan and Pakistan and is ready to scale up as more information on the impact of the earthquake is available. (
  • Since the early 1960s, Canada has provided humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, initially in response to a series of natural disasters. (
  • The first posting in this series suggested that a combination of security, political and economic transitions in Afghanistan in 2014 may result in both an increase in humanitarian needs in the country, combined with a decrease in the capacity of the international community to deliver protection and assistance. (
  • Bearing in mind such reservations, the predictions of international agencies and humanitarian workers in Afghanistan are coalescing around the following displacement scenarios. (
  • Young girls in Afghanistan await a shipment of humanitarian aid in their village in the Gozorah district of Herat province in this ISAF photo. (
  • The first A-29 Super Tucano delivery remained on schedule for January 2016 after the first class of pilots graduates from training at Moody Air Force Base and returns to Afghanistan. (
  • Canada's development assistance pledge was reiterated at the October 2016 Brussels Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. (
  • Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates. (
  • The outstanding geographic feature of Afghanistan is its mountain range, the Hindu Kush . (
  • Afghanistan entered a period of continuous civil conflict in 1978, when a Marxist faction staged a coup and set out to transform the country's highly traditional society. (
  • It has been more than a decade since I trudged through the mountains of Afghanistan, and drove over the country's broken roads for the 2nd US Army Ranger battalion. (
  • In Afghanistan, where only 12 percent of land is arable , agriculture constitutes 20 percent of its GDP, while employing 78 percent of the country's workforce. (
  • Despite these domestic laws and international obligations, child labor, including in some of the country's most hazardous industries, is widespread in Afghanistan. (
  • The project development objective is to increase the amount of electricity generated in Afghanistan and to leverage private financing for the country's energy sector. (
  • UNHCR's work in the country includes coordinating with the authorities to ensure returns to Afghanistan takes place in voluntary, safe, gradual and dignified manner, and that displaced people are protected. (
  • Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed in Raid Abdul Hasib died in an April 27 raid, along with dozens of ISIS fighters, in eastern Afghanistan. (
  • 'Mother of All Bombs' Kills 36 ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan "It felt like the heavens were falling," one local said. (
  • Two French aid workers, who were originally kidnapped on July 18 in the town of Nili in central Afghanistan, have been released and are reported to be in good health according to French authorities. (
  • Action Against Hunger), were kidnapped in the town of Nili in central Afghanistan after gunmen tied up guards and broke into the guest house where they were sleeping, their NGO had said. (
  • Nili is the capital city of Nili District, Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. (
  • Due to Nili's geographical inaccessibility and acute security problems, it was not until April 2007 that the United Nations opened an office in Nili of UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan). (
  • Nili is an Urban Village in central Afghanistan in which the majority of the land (98%) is not built-up. (
  • Canada enjoys strong bilateral relations with Afghanistan, founded on Canada's early and steadfast support to Afghanistan on its path to stability, democracy and respect for human rights. (
  • That the war continues after all this time - since the Soviets first sent troops into neighboring Afghanistan back in the closing days of 1979 - is in itself remarkable. (
  • The few Western reporters who have braved formidable difficulties to get into Afghanistan tell of a grim and relentless conflict that - while involving occasional acts of terror from both sides - is increasingly marked by pervasive and ruthless measures from the Soviets. (
  • A colorful but simple Kipling poem glorifying a faithful bhisti (water boy) serving a British regiment on the fabled Northwest Frontier between India and Afghanistan, "Gunga Din" offered scarcely a plot. (
  • Several weeks ago, site co-founder Sharon Weinberger and I started pestering the military about the decision to send a microwave heat ray gun to Afghanistan . (
  • Major General John Lorimer, head of strategic communication at the Ministry of Defence, gave a lecture last night at King's on UK military operations in Afghanistan. (
  • Major General Lorimer gave an overview of operations on the ground, focussing on the relationship between military, political and stabilisation activity, and an examination of the strategic rationale for our engagement in Afghanistan. (
  • The Canadian Forces has acknowledged that military equipment being shipped back from Afghanistan has gone missing and military police are now investigating. (
  • WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers threatened Afghanistan on Tuesday with severe cuts in foreign aid if President Hamid Karzai's government institutes an exit tax on American military equipment, food supplies and other goods as the United States pulls most of its troops and much of its property out of the country over the next 18 months. (
  • Afghanistan needs a continuation of support from the international community in the future and the signing of this agreement is a condition for all military, economic, financial and technical support from the international community. (
  • US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) sends 1,000 more Special Operations forces and support staff into Afghanistan, military sources tell Fox News contributor and conservative author Rowan Scarborough. (
  • Military sources say Brigadier General Ed Reeder, who heads the new Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan, has changed the way Green Beret "A" Teams, Delta Force, and other special operators conduct counterinsurgency. (
  • In response to a request by Human Rights First, the Defense Department says, "The number of detainees within Afghanistan is classified due to ongoing military operations and force protection concerns. (
  • Although Tillman voices opposition to the war in Iraq, he originally joined the military because he wanted to fight in Afghanistan (see Early 2004 ). (
  • Nonetheless, as we contend in our recent report, India's and Pakistan's Strategies in Afghanistan: Implications for the United States and the Region (RAND, 2012), the United States should continue to encourage Delhi to play more robust economic, commercial and military roles in Afghanistan. (
  • In the last quarter of the 20th century, Afghanistan suffered the ruinous effects of civil war greatly exacerbated by a military invasion and occupation by the Soviet Union (1979-89). (
  • After six years of US-led military support and billions of pounds in aid, security in Afghanistan is "deteriorating" and President Hamid Karzai's government controls less than a third of the country, America's top intelligence official has admitted. (
  • An alliance of terror groups aimed at destabilizing peace in South Asia is emerging in Afghanistan as U.S. troops pull out of the war-ravaged nation, security officials said. (
  • The strikes marked the first use of the F-22 in Afghanistan, according to US officials. (
  • Security officials in Afghanistan have long been concerned about the uncontrolled traffic in Nangarhar of commodities like talc and chromite, which the Global Witness report said "may be the least glamorous of conflict minerals. (
  • As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, there are approximately 8,400 U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan and reinforcements could start arriving within days. (
  • NORTHAM: Well, Karzai said that there was a consensus among many political parties here in Afghanistan that they could reach out to what he called the enemy, as long as they, you know, renounce violence and break with al-Qaida and some other conditions. (
  • Karzai is in Paris to attend an Afghanistan fundraising conference where he will present a development plan for his country. (
  • HERAT, Afghanistan, 7 October 2014 - The temperature is over 37°C (98°F) in this ancient city in western Afghanistan, but the young men standing in line in front of a police recruitment centre don't seem to mind the heat. (
  • HERAT, Afghanistan, 12 March 2014 - Bibi Gul Momand is a trained midwife. (
  • HERAT, Afghanistan, 30 October 2013 - When you enter Tajrabavi Girls School in Herat, your eyes are drawn to the shiny, pastel-green pipes that skirt the new sink, and the sparkle of the water droplets that dance about as children drink clean water and wash their hands and faces. (
  • First, there is a general consensus that the most likely and significant displacement outcome of the Afghanistan transitions will be more internal displacement, not just in Afghanistan but also potentially through a knock-on effect in Pakistan. (
  • We also urge the government, with the active support of donors, to accelerate reforms to the judicial system of Afghanistan, which are essential to successful justice-seeking efforts. (
  • A major conference of international donors is underway today in Afghanistan. (
  • PARIS, June 12 -- Responding to concern that Afghanistan is backsliding and becoming more vulnerable to extremism, international donors led by the United States pledged more than $21 billion Thursday to help the country develop infrastructure and institutions and combat drugs, poverty and violence. (
  • When asked what the effects would be for Afghanistan in bringing war criminals to justice, 76 percent said it would increase stability and bring security, and only 7.6 percent said it would decrease stability and threaten security. (
  • Renewed respect for human rights and the rule of law can help to create sustainable stability in Afghanistan. (
  • By contrast, one of the biggest threats to Afghanistan s political stability and future comes from individuals who have committed serious human rights abuses in the past. (
  • Feb. 2 - Presidential candidates in Afghanistan begin two months of campaigning for an election that Western allies hope will consolidate fragile stability. (
  • Not only is India a more reliable partner than Pakistan, but it has far more to contribute to stability and security in Afghanistan and in the wider regions of South and Central Asia. (
  • Having spent 6 yrs in Afghanistan in the 70's and looking at every bit of footage available since then, I find this video documentary the most incredible I have seen. (
  • In the 1960's and 70's, tourism in Afghanistan was a much less perilous business. (
  • If the people of the Panjshir River Valley are the proudest in Afghanistan, it's because of Massoud, known as the "Lion of the Panjshir. (
  • The news just keeps getting worse in Afghanistan for the United States. (
  • The location is significant because it is the base for Yusuf al-Qaradawi , a radical Islamist scholar who is reportedly brokering a peace deal that would give the Obama administration a face-saving means of exiting Afghanistan . (
  • In fact, the United Nations has asked countries like Afghanistan to consider urban creative industries - like the arts, fashion, and architecture - for long-term development. (
  • The United Nations Children's Fund is urgently appealing for $7 million for emergency assistance for tens of thousands of women and children in Afghanistan. (
  • Helmand province, the largest in Afghanistan, is without doubt currently the most dangerous place on the planet. (
  • Reporting from Marja, Afghanistan - Marine Warrant Officer Jeremy Piasecki is walking amid the war chaos of Helmand province: bullet-riddled buildings, a terrified populace, a junked economy, a government shot through with incompetence and corruption. (
  • This past April, Ed Drew , a staff sergeant in the California Air National Guard, was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a helicopter aerial gunner with a United States Air Force Combat Rescue Unit. (
  • In contrast, Hollywood--with a frequent salaam of thanks to Rudyard Kipling--has been making war in Afghanistan for more than 70 years and along the way managed to turn out Adolf Hitler's favorite movie. (
  • Gibbs noted that Obama had yet to see McChrystal's review, but he said over and over that the Afghanistan war had been "under-resourced" for years by the Bush-Cheney administration and that "it takes a long time to implement" a change in strategy. (
  • Gopal moved to Afghanistan in 2008, and for more than two years found the answers to these questions. (
  • Routine vaccination services have been maintained through approximately 20 years of civil conflict in Afghanistan. (
  • But, you know, there's also acknowledgment that more work needs to be done here by the government, and specifically in fighting corruption and curbing the drug trade and really providing more accountability for the billions of dollars and the resources that have flowed into Afghanistan over the past nine years. (
  • Twenty years of war have made Afghanistan one of the most extensively land mined countries in the world. (
  • Ten years ago, the most famous rebel leader in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud, was killed by al-Qaida as the opening salvo for the Sept. 11 attacks. (
  • Thirteen years into America's longest war, the international community argues that Afghanistan is growing stronger, despite nearly all indicators suggesting otherwise. (
  • Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., agreed, calling talk of an exit tax on U.S. property "ridiculous" after a dozen years of American-led stabilization efforts in Afghanistan. (
  • Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project has warned for years that the premises of a counterinsurgency there were unrealistic and unworkable, and the ability of a handful of bad actors to completely seize control of the narrative with atrocious actions validates our warnings. (
  • Bird hunting is an ancient sport in Afghanistan, where local and migrating species have flocked for thousands of years and where even amid the chaos of the past 40 years of conflict, the tradition persists. (
  • Ten years ago, Afghanistan was tantalizingly close to halting the circulation of the virus within its borders: only four cases were confirmed in 2004, according to the government. (
  • In a new report, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko said that a now-defunct task force spent nearly $43 million building a compressed natural gas filling station in Afghanistan. (
  • The report stated that the Afghanistan filling station cost 140 times as much as a CNG station in Pakistan. (
  • According to the report, compressed natural gas is 50% cheaper and burns cleaner than regular Afghanistan gas. (
  • This is Kaplan's second report from Afghanistan. (
  • On Monday, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked repeatedly about Afghanistan and the strategic assessment that had just been completed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander there. (
  • McChrystal believes that you can't kill your way out of Afghanistan. (
  • Then," the article continued, "without ever using the words 'victory' or 'win,' Obama announced that he would send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, almost as many as McChrystal had requested. (
  • Mullen stresses that it is a matter of urgency that McChrystal be able to depart for Afghanistan this very night. (