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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)
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.
Poliovirus 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.
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.
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.
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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)
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).
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)
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)
Sustainability of water-supply at military installations, Kabul Basin, Afghanistan
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
Just released: Book Zurück in Kabul (Back in Kabul) | Shelter Now Germany
Eberhard Mühlan with Georg Taubmann. ZURÜCK IN KABUL (Back in Kabul). Only a few months after the deprivation-rich and dangerous captivity and the dramatic liberation, Georg Taubmann already gathered a team again and began anew - despite renewed Taliban terror and renewed kidnapping attempts. Excerpts from the out-of-print book Gefangen in Kabul are included as flashbacks.. Continuation of the bestseller Captured in Kabul. Thousands have eagerly read about the more than quarterly imprisonment of the eight Shelter Now International development workers in the book Captured in Kabul. The Taliban regime held them hostage during the attacks by al-Qaida terrorists on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Their dramatic liberation by American special forces from the clutches of the Taliban was extremely risky.. Shelter Now will be 35 years old in 2018. The origins and history of this organization reads more excitingly than a crime novel - only that they are not fiction, but ...
Kabul Times. (Kabul, Afghanistan), 1966-08-13 :: Kabul Times
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Kabul New Times. (Kabul, Afghanistan), 1983-12-27 :: Kabul Times
i vol. xxi, no. 227 - - tuesday, december 27, 1983 (jaddi 6, 1362 u.s.) 4th anniversary of the new phase marked provinces, (bakhtar). on eve and evolutionary april revolution 19th founding peoples democratic party afghanis-tan exhibition artistic works students fine arts department kabul university was opened in hall library yesterday. at function held occasion speeches were made activities faculity languages literature light the. after lofty ideals pdpa. end a pantomime play by theatre concert music school staged. source said that over ,350 painting graphic photographic samples journalism language are put for display. same voluntary collective launched , . ( s-of three different zones faizabad city capital badakhshan province committee order to welcome pdpa work members party, social organisations state departments helm-and similar also carried building be used kabul, (bakthar) constructional material project mining -extraction inaugurated quarry kharikhana mena yesterday utilized. ...
Did Al Qaedas Allies Drive Out Taliban Leader to Secure Kabul? | Frontpagemag
All is not happy and well in Talibanland.. The term Taliban suggests to most people that there is a single unified group, but few Islamic terror groups are truly unified, most consist of discrete segments, sometimes related to family groups, and the Taliban are more properly an umbrella group set up by Pakistan.. The latest rumors of a spat center on the Haqqani Network.. The Haqqani Network, the most terrorist component of the Taliban is also the most sophisticated, the best armed, and the most related to Al Qaeda. Those elements of the Taliban closest to the Arab Jihadis who entered Afghanistan tend to be the most dangerous.. On taking Kabul, the Taliban leaders turned over security for the capital to the Haqqani Network. That was why the Haqqanis operated the checkpoints that decided which Americans would be allowed into Kabul airport.. But now some Taliban leaders may yet regret giving the Haqqanis control over Kabul.. ...
UNFPA Afghanistan | Two Kabul University lecturers pursue PhDs in demography and statistics with support from UNFPA Afghanistan
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
Kabul airport bombing puts Biden in a hot seat - SHOAH
Republicans are baying for Bidens impeachment or resignation as the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle turns lethal. By STEPHEN BRYEN. US President Joe Biden pauses while listening to a question from a reporter about the situation in Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on August 26, 2021. At least 13 American service members were killed on Thursday by suicide bomb attacks near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AFP / Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesAs this is written, at least 13 US troops including Marines and a Navy Medic have been killed in suicide bombings in and around the Kabul airport in Afghanistan attributed to an offshoot of the Islamic State. It may get worse, especially as many Americans will be left behind and tens of thousands of Afghans who were allied with the United States may well be butchered. Amid the death, destruction, a number of prominent Republicans are already clamoring for President Joe Bidens resignation or, failing that, his ...
Afghanistan complains to UNSC about Pakistans crossing line aggression - Afghanistan Times
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 ...
CURE Hospital conducts 10,000 cleft lip & cleft palate surgeries in Afghanistan - The Kabul times, Afghanistan news, us, China ...
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Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- Afghanistan and Pakistan, January 2010--September 2011
Indigenous transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) has never been interrupted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nigeria (1--3). Among those countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan represent a common epidemiologic reservoir (1). This report updates previous reports (1,4) and describes polio eradication activities and progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan during January 2010--September 2011, as of October 31, 2011, and planned activities during 2011--2012 to address challenges to polio eradication. In Afghanistan, WPV transmission during 2010--2011 predominantly occurred in the conflict-affected South Region and the adjacent Farah Province of the West Region. During 2010, 25 WPV cases were confirmed in Afghanistan, compared with 38 in 2009; 42 WPV cases were confirmed during January--September 2011, compared with 19 for the same period in 2010. In Pakistan, WPV transmission during 2010--2011occurred both in conflict-affected, inaccessible areas along the common border with Afghanistan and in ...
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Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops - ABC4 Utah
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabuls airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.. The U.S. general overseeing the evacuation said the attacks would not stop the United States from evacuating Americans and others, and flights out were continuing. Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said there was a large amount of security at the airport, and alternate routes were being used to get evacuees in. About 5,000 people were awaiting flights on the airfield, McKenzie said.. The blasts came hours after Western officials warned of a major attack, urging people to leave the airport. But that advice went largely unheeded by Afghans desperate to escape the country in the last few days of an American-led evacuation before the U.S. ...
Suicide bombing near military academy in Kabul kills 6
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 ...
Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul - StarNews9
explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi and seven children, according to his family. The Pentagon claimed that Ahmadi was a facilitator for the Islamic State, and that his car was packed with explosives, posing an imminent threat to U.S. troops guarding the evacuation at the Kabul airport. The procedures were correctly followed, and it was a righteous strike. What the military apparently didnt know was that Ahmadi was a longtime aid worker, who colleagues and family members said spent the hours before he died running office errands, and ended his day by pulling up to his house. Soon after, his Toyota was hit with a 20-pound Hellfire missile. What was interpreted as the suspicious moves of a terrorist may have just been an average day in his life. And its possible that what the ...
Kidney diseases treatment center opens in Kabul | Pajhwok Afghan News
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
3 US doctors killed by Kabul hospital guard
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 attack on Gurdwara: 11 killed in Kabul gurdwara attack, IS claims responsibility | World News - Times of India
South Asia News: Militants stormed the Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan,on Wednesday morning spreading the reign of terror among the minuscule Sikh communi
UN says Afghan health workers facing deliberate attacks - KGET 17
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 ...
Two Britons killed in Thursdays Kabul attack, UK foreign minister says
Two British nationals and the child of a third British national were killed in Thursdays attack at Kabul airport, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday. These were innocent people and it is a tragedy that as they sought to bring their loved ones to safety in the UK they were murdered by cowardly terrorists, Raab said in a statement. The Kabul airport attack on Thursday, which killed 13 U.S. troops and at least 79 Afghans, was claimed by Islamic State militants.
Exclusive: Images of deserted Kabul airport hours after US withdrawal • FRANCE 24 English
Exclusive: Images of deserted Kabul airport hours after US withdrawal • FRANCE 24 English On Tuesday morning, just hours after the final US troop withdrawal that ended Americas longest war, Kabul airport is at a standstill. After days of chaotic evacuations, the Taliban triumphantly marched onto the barren tarmac to mark their victory. FRANCE 24s…
Kabul chokes on dirty air as temperatures plunge, South Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
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 straitstimes.com.
Access Bars Hediyelendirme ve Alıp Kabul Etme | Access Consciousness
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Iraq and Afghanistan: Causes of Conflict and Effects on America by naomi koliba on Prezi
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 ...
Afghanistan: Kabul Sharing Intelligence With Pakistan, NATO
NATO says a new intelligence-sharing center in Kabul will coordinate the fight against insurgents coming from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
To Aid Afghans, Not Just Afghanistan | Common Dreams
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, ...
DhafirTrial » Afghanistan is the hub of a global network of detention centres
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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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
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 ...
Afghan woman in limbo at Kabul airport after Taliban sweep - WAVY.com
With hundreds of Afghans rushing the tarmac of Kabuls international airport desperate to flee the return of the Taliban, a young Afghan woman stood in limbo between two worlds. In one world, Massouma Tajik would board a flight to a country she did not know, destined to become a refugee. In another, she would stay in an Afghanistan under Taliban rule, forced to wipe out the last 20 years of all that she had built and achieved. Sleepless, hungry and scared she has been waiting for hours at the airport for a flight she feared would never come with questions she could not answer. I am in the airport, waiting to get a flight but I dont know to where, she said, speaking to The Associated Press over the phone. I am here, confused, hungry and hopeless. I dont know what is coming my way. Where will I go? How will I spend my days? Who will support my family? Tajik, a 22-year old data analyst working for a U.S. contractor helping Afghan businesses, had gotten the call on Sunday afternoon, informing ...
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https://www.khaama.com/. Afghanistan is rich geography when it comes to mines and natural resources. Some of these mines are ready to be excavated while others are being mined illegally. So we can surely claim that this geography still possesses a vast amount of intact mines and natural resources which amount to nearly $3 trillion.. Based on a geological investigation conducted ten years ago in the US, it has been estimated that the total worth of Afghanistans mines and natural resources is USD1000 billion.. The most important natural resources of Afghanistan are as follow, gold, silver, and plutonium, a vast amount of uranium, tantalum, bauxite, natural gas, salt, metal stone, copper, silver, chromium, tin, talc, sulfur, coal, barite, and zinc. Since there is a scarcity of these resources around the world, they have attracted special attention of the globe to Afghanistan.. The natural resources of Afghanistan are the biggest hope of the country to flourish its economy and to be free of ...
Former Afghan Leader Offers Explanation For fleeing the Country - Face of Malawi
Ghani described as baseless allegations that he left Kabul with millions of dollars, saying these charges are completely and categorically false.. FaceofMalawi is publishing the statement by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in full below:. I owe the Afghan people an explanation for leaving Kabul abruptly on August 15th after the Taliban unexpectedly entered the city.. I left at the urging of the palace security who advised me that to remain risked setting off the same horrific street-to-street fighting the city had suffered during the Civil War of the 1990s.. Leaving Kabul was the most difficult decision of my life, but I believed it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her 6 million citizens.. I have devoted 20 years of my life to helping the Afghan people work toward building a democratic, prosperous, and sovereign state - it was never my intent to abandon the people or that vision.. Now is not the moment for a long assessment of the events leading up to my departure - I will ...
Rockets hit NATO airbase north of Kabul, killing three Afghan staff - defenceWeb
Four rockets hit Afghanistans Bagram airfield, destroying a helicopter belonging to the NATO-led forces and killing three Afghan personnel inside, said a spokesman for the coalition.. The attack, which took place at around 10 pm local time on Monday, came on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Security across the capital, Kabul, was intensified.. Two personnel belonging to NATOs International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), who were also in the helicopter, were wounded, the spokesman said, Reuters reports. ...
South Asia / The Middle East / Northern Africa: Afghanistan Casualties: Military Forces and Civilians
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, http://www.aihrc.org/ 2010_eng/, and the Afghan Rights Monitor, http://www.arm.org.af/, 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 ...
Afghanistan: Country emancipated and everyone is forgiven Taliban says in first news conference from Kabul
Afghanistan has now been emancipated and the Taliban seeks no revenge after regaining control of the country, the group has said in a news conference. Speaking to reporters, the spokesman said the Taliban dont want any internal or external enemies and also said we will work with the world to create a successful Afghanistan. The news conference, the first staged by the militant group after it seized control of Afghanistan in a rapid wave over the weekend, began with a recitation from the Quran by Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid.
Afghanistan: escalation of indiscriminate shelling in Kabul - ICRC
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 ...
Afghanistan: Rights Abusers Join Presidential Race | Human Rights Watch
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 ...
Afghanistan: Donors Should Act to Protect Rights Gains | Human Rights Watch
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 - Wikipedia
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 ...
Deporting refugees - Newspaper - DAWN.COM
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 ...
Chaos at Kabul airport as frantic Afghans try to flee
Scenes shared by NGO Rise to Peace show tear gas being used outside the US military-controlled Kabul airport Wednesday as crowds of Afghans gather in hopes of fleeing the country.
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Germany Extends Afghanistan Mission
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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Afghan, Coalition Troops Detain Insurgents Across Afghanistan - GlobalDefence.net -Streitkräfte der Welt
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 ...
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The Latest: Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan - ABC4 Utah
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Middle Eastern State of Qatar, which has played an outsized role in Afghanistan since the Talibans sweep to power on Aug. 15, has sent a delegation to Kabul. It is the highest diplomatic level delegation to visit the Afghan capital since the Taliban announced their interim Cabinet. Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted Sunday about the high-level delegation, saying it included Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdur Rahman Al-Thani, the deputy prime minister who is also Qatars foreign minister.. He met with Taliban Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund. The Qatar delegation also met with former president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, the previous governments chief negotiator in peace talks with the Taliban.. The Taliban have maintained a political office in the Qatar capital of Doha since 2013. Last week, Qatar Airways became the first international airline to begin operating international flights out of Kabul international airport, transporting more than ...
Opium production in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Afghanistans opium poppy production goes into more than 90% of heroin worldwide. Afghanistan has been the worlds greatest illicit opium producer, ahead of Burma (Myanmar), the Golden Triangle, and Latin America since 1992, excluding the year 2001. Afghanistan is the main producer of opium in the Golden Crescent. Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001. Based on UNODC data, opium poppy cultivation was more in each of the growing seasons in the periods between 2004 and 2007 than in any one year during Taliban rule. More land is now used for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca cultivation in Latin America. In 2007, 93% of the non-pharmaceutical-grade opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan. This amounts to an export value of about $4 billion, with a quarter being earned by opium farmers and the rest going to district officials, insurgents, warlords, and drug traffickers. In the seven years (1994-2000) prior to a Taliban ...
Kabul military hospital attack leaves 30 dead - CNN
Attackers dressed in medical uniforms stormed a military hospital in the heart of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing more than 30 people and wounding at least 50.
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The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question:. What have the Americans done with all that waste?. The answer is chilling in that virtually all of it appears to have been buried, burned or secretly disposed of into the air, soil, groundwater and surface waters of Afghanistan. While the Americans may begin to withdraw next year, the toxic chemicals they leave behind will continue to pollute for centuries. Any abandoned radioactive waste may stain the Afghan countryside for thousands of years. Afghanistan has been described in the past as the graveyard of foreign armies. Today, Afghanistan has a different title:. Afghanistan is the toxic dumping ground for foreign armies.. The (U.S.) Air Force Times ran an editorial on March 1, 2010, that read: Stamp ...
Central Asia Braces for Fallout of U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan
In 1991, when the Soviet Union shattered, 15 countries emerged from the wreckage. Amid a slew of global crises that preoccupied Washington in 1990s, from Rwanda to the Balkans, the newly independent states of Central Asia never rose high up the list of U.S. foreign-policy concerns and continued to be largely viewed through the wider context of relations with Russia.. That all changed when the United States went to war in Afghanistan in 2001. Central Asia became an important pillar in the military and logistical networks set up to support the war and to U.S. efforts to cauterize transnational terrorist networks. If we were looking at Central Asia through a Russia prism in the 1990s, it very much becomes an Afghanistan prism in the 2000s, said Brianne Todd, assistant professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.. Now, as the United States winds down operations in Afghanistan after almost 20 years of war, Central Asia is positioned to play ...
PITHOCRATES » Afghanistan
President Obama always said the War in Afghanistan was the right war. To put the Taliban and al Qaeda on the defensive. And take away their safe sanctuary. While the Iraq War was just a distraction. But the Left didnt like the War in Afghanistan any more than they liked the Iraq War. So to appeal to his liberal base in an election year the president announced a timeline for the withdrawal of US forces. Even though it is likely that the Taliban and al Qaeda will return once the international forces leave. Raising concerns about the future of womens rights to study and work. While in America the Left warns women that if Republicans get into office theyll have to suffer the horrors of paying for birth control. And enduring back-alley abortions.. At least if the Afghan women dont have the support of the American Left they have a safe sanctuary in India. Where free market capitalism still can flourish. As do womens rights. India may not be perfect. For no country is. But its one of the BRICS ...
CorpWatch : Afghanistan: Ex-SAS man framed for Kabul killings
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Quran burning angers Afghans; U.S. vows probe - Page 8
February 21, 2012 2:33 AM Print Text (CBS/AP) Updated at 8:35 a.m. ET http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/02/21/bagram_quran_protest_AP12022118438_620x350.JPG Afghan protesters in front of Bagram Air Base during an anti-U.S. demonstration, Feb. 21, 2012. (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan - More than 2,000 angry Afghans protested outside an American air base on Tuesday after they learned that copies of the Quran (Koran), the Muslim holy book, were burned in a pile of garbage at a sprawling U.S.
Chinas Tibet Health Success versus Passive Mass Murder of Afghan Women and Children by US Alliance - Global ResearchGlobal...
These data for the Occupiers are in stark contrast to the corresponding horrendous data for Occupied Afghanistan: (a) 5.6 million deaths from violence, 1.4 million (as determined from comparisons with the Iraq War for which expert survey data is available [16, 17]), or from imposed deprivation, 4.2 million [2, 16-18]), (b) 110.6 under-1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births , (c) 400-1,200 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, (d) $623 per person GDP nominal per capita .. Indeed, as noted above in section (2), China with an annual per capita GDP of merely $8,126 (as compared to Americas $56,054)  has obtained an infant mortality in the Tibet Autonomous Region that is 7 times lower than that in Occupied Afghanistan and a Maternal Mortality in Tibet that is 4-12 times lower than that in US-occupied Afghanistan.. The Occupiers are overwhelmingly extremely prosperous European states which can evidently each afford to provide Occupied Afghanistan with greatly increased life-sustaining food ...
The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Opinions
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is so far the only regional institution in place but its area of interest is Central Asia and not Afghanistan. This file photo shows the SCO members and observers at a meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, last year. AFP (Left) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with his Afghan counterpart Zarar Ahmad Usmani in Kabul recently. According to China, Afghanistan s stability impacts its western province Xinjiang. AFP. Indian, Chinese and Afghan delegations, comprising former practitioners and scholars, engaged in a trilateral workshop organised by an international think tank in the last week of February. The rationale for the workshop was to examine and identify the prospects for India-China cooperation over conflict management in Afghanistan. As one Chinese scholar remarked if such a theme for trilateral cooperation had been suggested a few years ago, it would have been dismissed as simply fantastic. In fact, at the track-1 level, Indian and Chinese diplomats ...
Chairman Discusses Afghanistan, Threats from Iran, Yemen - GlobalDefence.net -Streitkräfte der Welt
We will start draw-ing down troops next July, Mullen told Fareed Zacharia, host of the CNN pro-gram, GPS. Any draw-down will be based on con-di-tions on the ground and via a rec-om-men-da-tion from com-man-ders on the ground, he said. It is too soon to know the num-bers of troops and loca-tions the draw-down will affect first, he added. Were very com-mit-ted to begin-ning the draw-down then, he said. But there will con-tin-ue to be a large num-ber of U.S. and allied troops on the ground in Afghanistan after July 2011.. The chair-man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also said that rec-on-cil-i-a-tion talks with the Tal-iban must be done from a posi-tion of strength, and that any talks between the Tal-iban and the Afghan gov-ern-ment right now are talks about talks.. Rec-on-cil-i-a-tion is a very impor-tant process for Afghanistan, Mullen said, and when that can hap-pen, polit-i-cal progress will fol-low.. We need to do that from a strong posi-tion, and were just not there right now, he ...
India committed to safe return of its nationals from Afghanistan, says Union Minister Scindia
New Delhi [India], August 22 (ANI): Indian government is committed to the safe returns of its nationals from Afghanistan, said Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia, as an Air India flight with 87 Indians evacuees from Kabul landed here on Sunday via Tajikistan.
Tajikistan calls for coordinated effort on Afghanistan at UNSC
DUSHANBE. Dec 18 (Interfax) - Tajik Ambassador to the United Nations Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov has called for coordinating efforts and underlined Dushanbes readiness to promote the Afghan settlement process at a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to Afghanistan, the Tajik Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.. The Tajik diplomat described terrorism, drug trafficking, and transborder crime as key threats to the region.. Tajikistan is ready to promote regional cooperation and help restore peace and stability in Afghanistan, the ministry website quoted Mahmadaminov as saying.. ...
Print Version: Killing, not curing: deadly boom in counterfeit medicine in Afghanistan « RAWA News
About half of Afghanistans pharmaceutical imports are smuggled and not subject to quality control, according to a recent report by the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), a watchdog assembled by the international community and the Afghan government. The combined value of illegal and legal pharmaceuticals is $700m (£445m) to $880m.. Corruption at customs opened up the country to counterfeit, inferior medicine. Because of its proximity to the largely uncontrolled 1,600-mile border, the biggest market is Nangarhar province and its capital, Jalalabad, where fake drugs seamlessly enter the medicine stock, making it virtually impossible for non-specialists to distinguish between good and bad products.. When donkey carts and motorcycles kick up dust, the dealers cover the drugs with a piece of cloth, but otherwise do little to protect them against the heat and grime.. There is no policy regarding registration of medical companies in Afghanistan, and no ...
Explaining Civil War Persistence in Afghanistan | [email protected]
This study asks why the civil war in Afghanistan persists. Put slightly differently, what is preventing the state/government from achieving outright victory, against the rebel organization/forces? A central theme in civil war research is that `weak states? are especially prone to (prolonged) civil war; state-weakness seems to be the variable around which there is the most theoretical agreement. There is a strong sense that state failure ? whether defined as failure to monopolize legitimate violence or failure to deliver development, good governance and basic services ? is a principal driver of contemporary civil conflicts, often resulting in prolonged crises. In investigating the puzzle, the study tests the weak state thesis. The study explores the relationship between state-weakness and the particularities of insufficient institutional capacity (including governance) in the conflict-ridden country of Afghanistan. The study argues state-weakness deprives the state/government from ensuring a ...
Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Dyspeptic Patients in Andkhoy Afghanistan
Background: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is reported to be more than 50% worldwide. It has been associated with peptic ulcer disease, gastric carcinoma, and mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. The seroprevalence of H. pylori varies greatly among societies and geographical locations. The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence and factors associated with H. pylori infection among dyspeptic patients in Afghanistan. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was designed to determine the seroprevalence of H. pylori among dyspeptic patients in an outpatient clinic in Andkhoy, Afghanistan from January 2017 to April 2017. Data were obtained from patients using a questionnaire, including socio-demographic data and history of smoking and dyspeptic symptoms. Serum samples were also collected from the patients and tested for H. pylori antibodies using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results: A total of 152 patients with dyspepsia were
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The intervention deprived Al Qaeda of a sanctuary, ousted the Taliban from power, eased the repression of women and created an Afghan army that could make it difficult for the insurgents to return to their once dominant role, analysts said.. But Al Qaeda - even after its leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US commandos - has spawned cells elsewhere and inspired new extremists in Syria and Iraq, while womens advances are fragile and could easily unravel.. The Taliban may no longer run ministries but they are far from defeated and could yet turn the tide against the Kabul governments army, which has suffered unsustainably high casualties and desertions.. The Taliban have nowhere near the power they did in 2001, but they are certainly not finished, said Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank.. US officials hope a huge investment in the Afghan security forces will pay off, but already the insurgents have clawed back control in some areas in the south where ...
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Last week, a tanker truck, one of many roaming the streets of Kabul, navigated through bumper-to-bumper traffic, going past government buildings and embassies, to Zanbaq Square. When stopped at a checkpoint, more than 1,500 kg of explosives that had been hidden in the tank were detonated. It was 8:22 am and many Afghans were on their way to work and children were going to school. The explosion killed 150 commuters and bystanders, and injured hundreds more. This is just one of many incidents that affects Afghans lives and livelihoods.. Conflict has constantly increased over the past years, spreading to most of Afghanistan, with the number of security incidents and civilian casualties breaking records in 2016. According to the Global Peace Index, Afghanistan was the fourth least peaceful country on earth in 2016, after Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq. The intensification and the geographical reach of conflict has increased the number of people internally displaced. According to the latest United ...
Cost of Compassion: Drug Resistance in Military Hospitals - Freedoms Phoenix
Back in June, there was an unnerving report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that NDM-1, the Indian supergene that renders common hospital-acquired infections practically untreatable, had been found in the military hospital at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.. The gene was being carried by a gut bacterium, Providencia stuartii, that was causing septicemia in an Afghan national who had been taken in by the military hospital. The particular strain of NDM-1 could be treated only by a single drug, aztreonam; it was resistant to everything else. Unsurprisingly, the victim died.. Though it wasnt explicitly stated, the subtext of the CDCs brief bulletin was clear: By extending compassion to the local resident (who was badly burned and had been treated at a hospital in Kabul), the military staff had brought into their hospital a highly resistant organism that could endanger their troops. It made me wonder, at the time, how often this happened, and what the consequences might be. ...
Predictors of professional help-seeking for emotional problems in Afghan and Iraqi refugees in Australia: findings from the...
Refugees are particularly vulnerable to poor mental health outcomes due to exposure to pre migration trauma and post migration stressors. Research has demonstrated evidence to suggest that the professional help-seeking among refugee groups is low or problematic. This study seeks to examine help-seeking for emotional problems in two large samples of Iraqi and Afghan refugees in Australia. This study uses data from two waves of the Building a New Life in Australia, the longitudinal study of Humanitarian migrants. The data was collected face-to-face between 2013 and 2016, among humanitarian migrants. All participants held a permanent protection visa and had arrived in Australia or been granted their visa between period of May to December 2013. The study sample included 1288 participants born in Iraq and Afghanistan (aged 15 and over). In the Wave 3 interview (2015-2016) participants reported on professional help received to deal with emotional problems. Approximately 36 and 37% of the Iraqi and Afghan
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The Thunder Run: Victims of Kabul International Airport Incident Identified
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US says 1,500 Americans still in Afghanistan in last days of evacuation | World News,The Indian Express
The sound of gunfire, and clouds of tear gas and black smoke, filled the air around the international airport in Kabul, the capital, as thousands of Afghans massed at the gates Wednesday, desperate to escape before the U.S. militarys final departure on Aug. 31, after 20 years of war.
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The US hopes to win by proxy in Afghanistan, Ali Ahmad Karimi, an Afghani political observer told Sputnik. According to the observer, Washington should team up with the major players in the region, most notably with Russia, on the principles of justice and mutual respect to tackle the terror threat.. The United States wants its allies and partners to pull its chestnuts out of the fire in Afghanistan, Ali Ahmad Karimi, an Afghani political observer told Sputnik, adding that its obvious that Washington cannot tackle the terrorist threat posed by Taliban alone.. The White House and the Pentagon have been considering a more assertive military strategy in Afghanistan that will target both Taliban and Haqqani network fighters, NBC News reported Saturday, citing four defense officials.. The new vision, backed by National Security Adviser and former military leader in Afghanistan General H.R. McMaster, is expected to be presented to US President Donald Trump in early July and released to the public in ...
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At least five NATO service members and eight civilian contractors, many believed to be American, were killed in Kabul today when a land cruiser with 1,500 pounds of explosives blew up next to an armored U.S. bus -- the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in the Afghan capital in 10 years of war.
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Production of opium reached record levels in Afghanistan in 2004, the UN reports. According to the United Nations Information Service on Nov. 25, 2004 ( Record Opium Cultivation In Afghanistan Is A Threat To Central Asia And CIS Countries), According to the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2004, just released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium cultivation in Afghanistan grew by 64 per cent in 2004, a statistic which promises increased trafficking and a steady supply of high-grade heroin for Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Announcing the Survey findings to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of UNODC, stated, With 131,000 hectares dedicated to opium farming, this year Afghanistan has established a double record -- the highest drug cultivation in the country s history, and the largest in the world. According to the release, According to the UN ...
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Whatever American Participants tried to paint American Role at Afghanistan here-at above as if such Role is very much appreciated at Afghanistan moreover this role is very remarkable over-there.. Being a Pakistani & according to reliable sources Americans were welcome at Northern Afghanistan tentatively 15 to 17% of Local Population although accepted but with some serious reservations Americans Presence mostly War Lords or Opium Cultivators Atheists or their associates rest of Afghans they deadly hatred with Americans as a result every 2nd/3rd day Americans are Killed brutally over there. Moreover as we know Obama needs to start earning his keep. He already got overpaid with the Nobel prize for doing nothing so now he has to show before his nation & at other Western Countries that he can lead the world supposed only superpower who is right now on the road namely Af-Pak mind it this Road directly Leads to Zero-Power.. You all Americans must know & realize who spreaded all around too much ...
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Pentagon compels commercial airlines to help with Afghanistan evacuation | Fox Business
The Department of Defense will compel commercial airlines to help with the evacuation of Afghans and U.S. personnel from Afghanistan.
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There is concern among many observers that U.S. efforts to help build Afghan governance, democracy, civil society, and rule of law will founder as the United States and its partners seek to wind down their involvement in Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Some argue that the informal power structure, which has always been at least as significant a factor in governance as the formal power structure, will sustain governance beyond 2014 if formal governing structures falter. Others say greater reliance on the informal power structure will invite even more corruption and arbitrary administration of justice than is the case now. Karzai has turned the informal power structure to his advantage by relying on the loyalty of several close, ethnic Pashtun allies, while both engaging and dividing the minority ethnic and political faction leaders that generally oppose him. However, several powerful non-Pashtun faction leaders oppose Karzais willingness to make concessions to insurgent leaders in search of a ...
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Yellow rust is a potential threat to an already fragile Afghan wheat production system. The year 2009 to 2010 saw extensive yellow rust incidence in Afghanistan mainly due to Yr27 virulence. The 2012 to 2013 crop seasons also had yellow rust incidence throughout the country. A set of 20 wheat seed chain varieties was grown at six agro climatically different locations in the country to proactively detect any shift in yellow rust virulence spectrum in the country. Yellow rust incidence on these varieties was scored under natural conditions during flowering to dough crop stages. Results revealed widespread susceptible reaction of at least four wheat varieties viz., Diama 96, PBW154, Ghori 96 and Herat 99. Four other wheat varieties viz., Muqawim 09, Koshan 09, Rana 96 and Gul 96 showed susceptible reaction at least at one location; however, a total of 12 other seed chain varieties were confirmed resistant to prevalent yellow rust races under natural conditions. Results warrant caution in advocating
Pentagon sees Pakistan shift, downplays Afghan impact | Reuters
Pakistan has shifted more than 100,000 of its troops from its Indian frontier to spearhead an unprecedented crackdown on militants along the Afghan border, but the shift is unlikely to have an immediate impact on fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. In a report to Congress released on Wednesday, the Pentagon estimated that between 130,000 and 150,000 Pakistani troops were taking part in offensives against militants in the semi-autonomous tribal regions, known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or FATA, and the Northwest Frontier Province, near Afghanistan. The Pentagon said that represented the biggest deployment of Pakistani military forces on the western border in the countrys history. To carry it out, Pakistan has shifted more than 100,000 troops from the eastern border with India, according to the report. This unprecedented deployment and thinning of the lines against India indicates that Islamabad has acknowledged its domestic insurgent threat, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon
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Two Romanian troops died and a third was wounded in Afghanistan on Friday when their vehicle drove past an improvised explosive device, a Romanian Defense Ministry press release announced.
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OBJECTIVES. To perform the first direct comparison of the facial injuries sustained and treatment performed at USA and UK deployed medical treatment facilities (MTFs) in support of the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.. SETTING. The US and UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registries were scrutinised for all patients with facial injuries presenting alive to a UK or US deployed MTF between 1 March 2003 and 31 October 2011.. PARTICIPANTS. US and UK military personnel, local police, local military and civilians.. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES. An adjusted multiple logistic regression model was performed using tracheostomy as the primary dependent outcome variable and treatment in a US MTF, US or UK military, mandible fracture and treatment of mandible fracture as independent secondary variables.. RESULTS. Facial injuries were identified in 16 944 casualties, with the most common being those to skin/muscle (64%), bone fractures (36%), inner/middle ear (28%) and intraoral damage (11%). ...
Taliban Say Team In Qatar For Afghan Peace Talks | OLR Business
The Talibans negotiating team has arrived in Qatar, a spokesman said Saturday, in a sign that long-delayed peace talks with the Afghan government are inching closer to starting.. A date for the talks, to be hosted in Doha, has not been set but the warring sides have this week signalled that negotiations could launch soon, following efforts to wrap up a drawn out prisoner exchange.. All members of our negotiating team have arrived in Doha. The talks will begin once some small technical issues are resolved, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told AFP.. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad traveled to Doha on Friday, the State Department said, in another sign that talks could be imminent.. The Afghan people are ready for a sustainable reduction in violence and a political settlement that will end the war, the department said in a statement.. Afghan leaders must seize this historic opportunity for peace. All sides have taken important steps to remove obstacles for the start of IAN. Now is the time ...
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Lessons of Petraeus Iraq for Petraeus Afghanistan | Informed Comment
President Obamas appointment of Gen. David Petraeus to succeed Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of US forces in Afghanistan signaled a continued commitment by the White House to a large-scale counter-insurgency campaign involving taking large swathes of territory, clearing it of insurgents, holding it in the medium term, and building up local government and social services.. It is frequently asserted that Gen. Petraeus succeeded in Iraq via a troop escalation or surge of 30,000 extra US troops that he dedicated to counter-insurgency purposes in al-Anbar and Baghdad Provinces.. But it would be a huge mistake to see Iraq either as a success story or as stable. It is the scene of an ongoing civil war between Sunnis and Shiites that is killing roughly 300 civilians a month. It cant form a government months after the March 7 elections, even though the outcomes are known, having a permanently hung parliament, wherein the four major parties find it difficult to agree on a prime minister. The ...
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Pakistani Helicopter Operations in North Waziristan. The success of Pakistani military operations in North Waziristan depends to a great extent on the willingness of Afghan president Hamid Karzai to seal the border, though appeals from Islamabad have yet to receive a positive response from Kabul. Karzai, who alleges the terrorist problem in his country has a Pakistani origin, is apparently seeking a commitment from Islamabad that the offensive will be part of a major operation to shut down cross-border militant groups such as the Haqqani Network that have operated with the connivance of Pakistans military intelligence service (News on Sunday [Islamabad], June 22). Targeting the Haqqani Network is also a condition of further U.S. military assistance (The News [Islamabad], June 13). Whether Afghan security forces actually have the ability to effectively seal the border remains an open question. Without the full cooperation of Afghan forces, some militants are believed to have already slipped ...
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Afghanistan: the Bomb Hunters - Telegraph
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Afghanistan's Amazing DIY Internet
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Afghanistan | CARE
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Afghanistan - United States Department of State
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Militants attack Afghanistan's intelligence headquarters - Telegraph
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Afghanistan - United States Department of State
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- President Ashraf Ghani announced in February 2018 that the Afghan government is willing to hold peace talks with the Taliban without preconditions if the Taliban would stop committing acts of terror and accept the Afghan constitution.81 Following this development, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise visit to Kabul in mid-March 2018 and said We do look toward a victory in Afghanistan. (globalsecurity.org)
- 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. (globalsecurity.org)
- 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]. (globalsecurity.org)
- 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. (newsweek.com)
- 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 . (wikipedia.org)
- 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. (globalsecurity.org)
- KABUL, Afghanistan, 24 April 2014 - The sounds of car horns and the jingle of colourfully decorated trucks coming from Pakistan fill the dusty air as Afghan soldiers stand guard at the busy Pul-e-Charkhi checkpoint into Kabul city. (unicef.org)
- In the harsh Afghan winter, barely getting by KABUL, Afghanistan, 12 February 2014 - Winter is always the most difficult time for Fereshta and her family. (unicef.org)
- 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. (freedomhouse.org)
- 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. (telegraph.co.uk)
- 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. (state.gov)
- 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. (hrw.org)
- 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. (thedailybeast.com)
- 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. (thedailybeast.com)
- 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. (pbs.org)
- 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. (pbs.org)
- UNHCR so far has received $47 million out of $195 million needed for the Afghanistan programme and to assist Afghan refugees in surrounding countries. (unhcr.org)
- 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. (wsj.com)
- 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. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The arrest of a group of ethnic Pashtun activists at a rally in Pakistanthis week rekindled an angry row with neighbouring Afghanistan on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Islamabad's treatment of the protesters. (reuters.com)
- Afghan refugee children stand near their makeshift home at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 12, 2008. (washingtonpost.com)
- 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. (washingtonpost.com)
- 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. (cnn.com)
- The United States should increase troop levels by approximately 20,000 by redeploying troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, shifting the military strategy fully to a counterinsurgency framework, reducing civilian casualties, strengthening the Afghan National Army, and unifying NATO's International Security Assistance Force and the United States' separate Operation Enduring Freedom under one NATO command. (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Reconstruction goals have not been met since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan due to inadequate coordination and implementation of a nationwide reconstruction strategy, insufficient funding, mismanagement of reconstruction monies, corruption, sidelining of the Afghan government, and growing insecurity. (outsidethebeltway.com)
- The United States must work with the Afghan government and its international allies to implement a fundamental strategy shift in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (outsidethebeltway.com)
- With the death of Mullah Omar, Afghan Taliban's supreme leader, the situation in Afghanistan seems to be back to square one. (atimes.com)
- 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. (atimes.com)
- 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. (slate.com)
- NATO General warns that too early an exit from Afghanistan could leave Afghan forces ill equipped to provide security. (reuters.com)
- NATO transitioned control to Afghan forces in June 2013, and Obama announced a new timeline for troop withdrawal in 2014, which included 9,800 U.S. soldiers remaining in Afghanistan to continue training local forces. (history.com)
- THE United States government claims we are continuing our support for the Afghan mujahideen in order to help them overthrow the Najibullah government and allow the people of Afghanistan to determine their own future. (csmonitor.com)
- In fact, our continued support for the unrepresentative ``Interim Government of Afghanistan'' - established by exiled Afghan leaders and consistently manipulated by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia - is prolonging the reign of Najibullah. (csmonitor.com)
- While the numbers show that the effort is having an effect on women in Afghanistan, life for Afghan women has not radically changed. (yahoo.com)
- 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. (counterpunch.org)
- 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. (truth-out.org)
- In the First Anglo-Afghan War, the British East India Company seized control of Afghanistan briefly, but following the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919 the country was free of foreign influence, eventually becoming a monarchy under Amanullah Khan, until almost 50 years later when Zahir Shah was overthrown and a republic was established. (wikipedia.org)
- In 1978, after a second coup, Afghanistan first became a socialist state, evoking the Soviet-Afghan War in the 1980s against mujahideen rebels. (wikipedia.org)
- Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the Kabul Province . (wikipedia.org)
- The Wakhan Corridor and the rest of northeastern Afghanistan, including Kabul, are situated in a geologically active area. (wikipedia.org)
- The only city in Afghanistan with over a million residents is its capital, Kabul . (wikipedia.org)
- In this oddly indistinct black comedy, Tina Fey stars as TV news writer sent to Kabul to cover the war in Afghanistan. (chicagotribune.com)
- KABUL, Afghanistan, 18 December 2013 - Before arriving at the Charahi Qambar camp for internally displaced people, 16-year-old Agha LaLay had never attended school. (unicef.org)
- KABUL, Afghanistan, 28 October 2013 - Before the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Shaima Alkozai feared only one thing more than the regime's harsh punishment: the fate of the millions of girls around her growing up without an education. (unicef.org)
- Afghanistan is also a focal point for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which is currently working in Jalalabad, Kabul, Herat and Kandahar. (fastcompany.com)
- Resuming activities in 1989 from a new base in Peshawar, Pakistan, CARE delivered assistance to Afghanistan from across the border until 2002 when it shifted its main office back to Kabul. (care.org)
- KABUL (Reuters) - More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought. (reuters.com)
- Kabul, 2 March 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Afghanistan today named its first female provincial governor in a move considered a step forward in the political progress of women since the fall of the Taliban. (rferl.org)
- An embassy official who worked in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005 and returned this year recently lamented the fact that not much has changed in terms of U.S. government activities in Afghanistan, and more agonizingly that there is a spirit of lethargy pervading the embassy in Kabul. (thedailybeast.com)
- In the US-led Nato operation in Afghanistan, renamed « Steadfast Support », Italy continues to participate with a contingent lined up in the areas of Kabul and Herat. (globalresearch.ca)
- KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - FEBRUARY 11: Traffic moves through the old district February 11, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (foreignpolicy.com)
- This morning in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, an explosion occured near the US embassy. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- According to the representative of the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan, Najib Danish, the explosion occurred at the entrance to the Kabul Bank branch located in the same area as the American diplomatic mission. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- U.S. President Donald Trump's stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans. (japantimes.co.jp)
- The Taliban official in Tony Kushner's play, Homebody Kabul , which is set in 1998, has no doubt that Afghanistan is "not a place for sightseeing. (travelandleisure.com)
- There has never been an attack on a hospital in Afghanistan on this scale, he adds, although last month a suicide bomber attacked the main military hospital in Kabul, killing six people. (bbc.co.uk)
- Tuesday's incident, reopening longstanding tensions between Kabul and Islamabad, comes as Pakistan has been supporting efforts to open a peace process with the Taliban to end more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan. (reuters.com)
- Kabul (AFP) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake centred in the Hindu Kush jolted Afghanistan and Pakistan, damaging homes and leaving dozens of people injured just two months after a killer quake rattled the same mountainous region. (yahoo.com)
- This increased detection in the number of cases is of concern, since it follows the report of 2 US soldiers stationed in Afghanistan with the disease 4 and 2 cases from Baghlan province in 2004 (unpublished data from HealthNet International, Kabul). (cmaj.ca)
- Russia and the Taliban Islamist militant group are both separately demanding that the U.S. leave Afghanistan after nearly 16 years of war. (newsweek.com)
- The decision comes amid escalating Taliban-led violence in Afghanistan. (newsweek.com)
- resident Ashraf Ghani stepped back Monday from attempts to engage Taliban insurgents in peace talks, vowing Afghanistan will "execute" enemies of the state. (chicagotribune.com)
- Secretary of Defense Mattis Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan There was reportedly a Taliban bombing at a U.S. base the same day as his visit. (nymag.com)
- 4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack on NATO Base in Afghanistan The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing. (nymag.com)
- The Taliban Was Disappointed in the First Presidential Debate Not enough talk about Afghanistan. (nymag.com)
- as Shafiq Popal, Chairman of the Afghanistan Youth National Social Organization explained last week, "If someone is jobless he will start robbing and then if he still has no job he will start killing and join the Taliban… we are fighting for jobs and rights. (thedailybeast.com)
- Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda gang, the Taliban, the U.S. and Northern Alliance forces and even the invading Soviet military of the 1980s all rate as Johnnies-come-lately to Afghanistan. (latimes.com)
- So Obama has established high benchmarks for victory in Afghanistan-particularly, a working government and a functional military that can handle the Taliban and other challenges. (motherjones.com)
- If Afghanistan wants to return to the Taliban days, it can do so without the help of the United States. (nytimes.com)
- It was the northern capital for the Taliban when the group ruled Afghanistan. (npr.org)
- VOA's Barry Newhouse reports from Islamabad the attack, one of the deadliest in Afghanistan in recent years, also killed some militia fighters opposed to the Taliban. (voanews.com)
- Dog fighting competitions are popular in parts of Afghanistan, but were officially banned under the Taliban. (voanews.com)
- The Taliban, which has waged a tenacious insurgency in southern Afghanistan in the past two years, has not claimed responsibility for the attack. (voanews.com)
- 2007 was the deadliest year in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. (voanews.com)
- No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Nangarhar province is one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan, where both the Taliban and Islamic State group affiliates operate. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia's military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticizing Trump for failing to take action against Moscow. (japantimes.co.jp)
- U.S. intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, The New York Times reported on Friday. (japantimes.co.jp)
- The Taliban have dismissed a government call for a Ramadan cease-fire in Afghanistan, saying a truce is "not rational" as they ramp up attacks on government forces. (japantimes.co.jp)
- Afghanistan hopes leaders from some 80 countries meeting in Paris on Thursday will pledge some $15 billion to rebuild a nation wracked by poverty and a Taliban insurgency. (washingtonpost.com)
- In fact, Taliban attacks escalated last year, even as the number of NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan nearly doubled in the first half of 2008. (washingtontimes.com)
- Mr. Obama needs to face up to a stark truth: The war in Afghanistan can only be won in Pakistan, whose military establishment fathered the Taliban and still provides sanctuary, intelligence and material support to that Islamist militia. (washingtontimes.com)
- Investigators determined the 9/11 attacks-in which terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes, crashing two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City , one at the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and one in a Pennsylvania field -were orchestrated by terrorists working from Afghanistan, which was under the control of the Taliban, an extremist Islamic movement. (history.com)
- It was believed the Taliban, which seized power in the country in 1996 following an occupation by the Soviet Union , was harboring bin Laden, a Saudi, in Afghanistan. (history.com)
- On December 6, Kandahar fell, signaling the official end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan and causing al Qaeda, and bin Laden, to flee. (history.com)
- The United States is scaling back its schedule of food drops over Afghanistan following the success of the U.S.-backed drive to destroy Taliban rule, the military said Monday. (latimes.com)
- But the US has called upon the Taliban to engage in talks to determine a political roadmap for Afghanistan. (msn.com)
- Since the massive humanitarian re-construction efforts began after the fall of the Taliban in 2002, Afghanistan is slowly emerging from 2 decades of civil war. (cmaj.ca)
- Despite the continued lies from the Pentagon, the war effort is continuing to fail to bring security to Afghanistan or stop the march of the Taliban. (truth-out.org)
- Pakistan's calls for an Afghanistan solution to the Afghanistan problem are demonized and mocked as being part of a so-called double game in which it simultaneously seeks friendship and support from the US, as it also protects the Taliban leadership from the effect of financial, legal and other kinds of actions by regional and global actors that oppose the Taliban. (com.pk)
- There are the IRA and other non Taliban leaders in Afghanistan - men like Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. (com.pk)
- Next, there is the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) or the Taliban, with its leadership, the Doha Shura, and many others (some in Pakistan). (com.pk)
- The Durand Line divides the Pashtun tribes of the region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. (wikipedia.org)
- A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as far as Pakistan and India. (care.org)
- 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. (care.org)
- In those days, it was India proper (not Pakistan) that directly adjoined Afghanistan, and the British troops in the films were characteristically stationed along the storied Northwest Frontier that divided the two lands. (latimes.com)
- Supplemental vaccination activities in Afghanistan have been coordinated with neighboring countries, particularly Iran and Pakistan. (cdc.gov)
- Because surveillance data indicate that Afghanistan and Pakistan are one epidemiologic block, supplemental campaigns have been conducted simultaneously in both countries when possible. (cdc.gov)
- The National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, Pakistan, has provided laboratory support for the Afghanistan program. (cdc.gov)
- And, although Pakistanis living in Afghanistan are responsible for some of the violence in that country, many foreigners in Pakistan have also caused problems. (washingtontimes.com)
- Many foreigners who have set up shop in Afghanistan and Pakistan have become a liability for those countries. (washingtontimes.com)
- Three repatriation verification centres are being set up in Pakistan while a fourth will be established at a crossing point just inside Afghanistan. (unhcr.org)
- UNHCR plans to help some 1.2 million refugees to return to Afghanistan this year from Pakistan, Iran, and the Central Asian states, along with another 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who will be assisted homewards. (unhcr.org)
- Editor's Note: Khalid Koser recently returned from a field visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan, assessing the potential displacement implications of the withdrawal of the majority of International Security Assistance Force troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014. (brookings.edu)
- 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. (brookings.edu)
- Some tourist agencies in Pakistan and America even began to offer package tours to Afghanistan. (travelandleisure.com)
- Our presence in Afghanistan has only increased destabilization and insurgency in Pakistan. (newyorker.com)
- From there, he was flown home for a face-to-face meeting with Richard C. Holbrooke, the administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. (newyorker.com)
- The report stated that the Afghanistan filling station cost 140 times as much as a CNG station in Pakistan. (cnn.com)
- In October, a 7.5-magnitude quake in the same region ripped across Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing nearly 400 people and flattening buildings in rugged terrain. (yahoo.com)
- The United States must put much greater pressure on the government of Pakistan to disrupt the Taliban's and Al Qaeda's command and control, change the scope of U.S. assistance toward Pakistan, increase efforts to facilitate a political dialogue between Pakistan and Afghanistan, focus on economic development and strengthening governance in the borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and promote democracy in Pakistan. (outsidethebeltway.com)
- President Barack Obama has done well to appoint a special representative to the two interlinked countries that he says constitute "the central front in our enduring struggle against terrorism and extremism" - Afghanistan and Pakistan . (washingtontimes.com)
- But given the troop surge, the new land-transit deals with Russia and Central Asian states will not significantly cut America's logistics dependence on Pakistan, which also provides intelligence to the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. (washingtontimes.com)
- After the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, how will U.S. policy toward Pakistan be altered? (rand.org)
- 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. (cmaj.ca)
- It is loyal to Afghanistan, not to Pakistan. (com.pk)
- After three decades of armed conflict in Afghanistan, socio-economic conditions are deteriorated and the basic infrastructure is completely destroyed. (globalsecurity.org)
- 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. (telegraph.co.uk)
- 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. (travelandleisure.com)
- 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. (freedomhouse.org)
- Afghanistan appointed its first resident ambassador to Canada in 2002. (gc.ca)
- Since 2002, the Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program has reached more than 127,000 women in five provinces in Afghanistan. (womenforwomen.org)
- The new pledges are in addition to the $25 billion pledged to Afghanistan since 2002. (washingtonpost.com)
- Since 2002, Congress has spent more than $90 billion on humanitarian and reconstruction programs in Afghanistan. (yahoo.com)
- Since 2002, the number of schools for midwives in Afghanistan jumped from six to 31, according to a report by Save the Children. (yahoo.com)
- 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). (travlang.com)
-  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. (wikipedia.org)
- 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. (gc.ca)
- 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. (yahoo.com)
- has regularly covered the Afghanistan War since it was launched Oct. 7, 2001. (democracynow.org)
- Since 2001, Canada's engagement has evolved with changing circumstances in Afghanistan. (gc.ca)
- Canada continues to support stabilization, development and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan, providing a total of $3.3 billion in international assistance since 2001. (gc.ca)
- 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. (huffingtonpost.com)
- 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. (globalresearch.ca)
- 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. (reuters.com)
- The United States launched the war in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (history.com)
- 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. (unicef.org)
- Exports from the United States to Afghanistan increased 525% from $150 million in 2004 to $937 million in 2017. (state.gov)
- At the July 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, Canada committed $465 million to Afghanistan including $270 million in development assistance from 2017 to 2020. (gc.ca)
- In his first few months of office, President Donald Trump authorized the Pentagon to make combat decisions in Afghanistan, and, on April 13, 2017, the United States dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb, called the ' mother of all bombs ,' on a remote ISIS cave complex. (history.com)
- President Donald Trump said he would shift U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to one based on results, not timetables. (newsweek.com)
- Trump is expected to make a decision about troop movement to Afghanistan before a May 25 NATO summit. (newsweek.com)
- Report: Trump Is Considering Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the Afghanistan War The Blackwater founder is pushing a plan to replace soldiers with contractors and Trump is warming to it. (nymag.com)
- Trump Says New Afghanistan Strategy Is to Stop Announcing Afghanistan Strategy He offered few details, saying, "America's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. (nymag.com)
- Trump Compared Afghanistan Policy Review to 21 Club Renovation: Report He suggested replacing the top general, but experts say the issue is he hasn't approved a new strategy. (nymag.com)
- 16 years since the Bush administration launched its military intervention in Afghanistan, President Trump has announced his intention to increase the U.S. military presence in the country. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- 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. (globalsecurity.org)
- Canada's development assistance pledge was reiterated at the October 2016 Brussels Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. (gc.ca)
- Islamabad, 4 November 1997 (RFE/RL) - There are reports today of fresh fighting in Afghanistan between forces of warlords General Rashid Dostam and his former ally General Abdul Malik. (rferl.org)
- All stool specimens are flown from Afghanistan to Islamabad on United Nations' flights and transported to the NIH laboratory. (cdc.gov)
- Everyone in Afghanistan knows, even if Washington and Islamabad deny it, that the shura was manipulated by Pakistani power and Saudi money. (csmonitor.com)
- Rais wa Marekani Barack Obama amewaonya wagombea wawili wa uchaguzi wa rais nchini Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah na Ashraf Ghani kuwa machafuko au hatuwa zozote zitazo chukuliwa kinyume na katiba ya nchi hiyo zitapelekea Marekani kusitisha msaada wake kwa nchi hiyo. (rfi.fr)
- One way in which we see the Afghanistan situation becoming more untenable is the growing set of toxic exchanges between the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) led by President Ashraf Ghani, and leaders of the Pakistani system - including cabinet members in Prime Minister Imran Khan's government. (com.pk)
- 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. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- Up to 93% of the world's opium comes from Afghanistan. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- The cultivation of poppies and production of opium are rampant, with Afghanistan now supplying 93 percent of the world's heroin. (washingtonpost.com)
- The US conducted airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Andrews tells CNN. (cnn.com)
- Afghanistan now supplies 93 percent of the world's opium. (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Can freedom and opium coexist in Afghanistan? (slate.com)
- In addition to its community-based work, CARE Afghanistan advocates with and on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized Afghans for national and international policies that support and protect their interests and maximize their chances to break out of the cycle of poverty. (care.org)
- While in Afghanistan in April of last year, I was often interrogated by Afghans about what seemed to them the "white people's" peculiarly inordinate interest in the Buddha statues of Bamiyan. (travelandleisure.com)
- After four years of traveling to Afghanistan to conduct interviews, I have heard ordinary Afghans whisper about Afghanistan as a failing state, even as the media has touted growth, development, and democracy. (commondreams.org)
- 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. (upi.com)
- Soldiers, security experts, diplomats and right-wing outlet Breitbart pan president's plan for Afghanistan. (newsweek.com)
- Struggling to find a reason to prolong America's war in Afghanistan, the president's thoughts turn to the nation's reserves of iron ore. (nymag.com)
- But the White House maintains that the president's commitment in Afghanistan will not be without an end-without specifying when that end might be. (motherjones.com)
- Since the early 1960s, Canada has provided humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, initially in response to a series of natural disasters. (gc.ca)
- 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. (brookings.edu)
- Bearing in mind such reservations, the predictions of international agencies and humanitarian workers in Afghanistan are coalescing around the following displacement scenarios. (brookings.edu)
- Young girls in Afghanistan await a shipment of humanitarian aid in their village in the Gozorah district of Herat province in this ISAF photo. (commondreams.org)
- The Pentagon stopped emergency airdrops of food and other humanitarian supplies to stranded civilian communities in Afghanistan on Monday, saying most such supplies can now be delivered by road. (latimes.com)
Iraq and Afghanistan3
- More than 1,300 U.S. men fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered devastating injuries to the genitals, affecting self-esteem and identity. (pbs.org)
- He commanded 12 Mechanized Brigade from June 2005 - November 2007, completing operational tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. (kcl.ac.uk)
- The new appropriation is in addition to the $130 billion Congress has already approved for Iraq and Afghanistan this year. (counterpunch.org)
- The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan apologized to the people of Kunduz for the deadly attack on a hospital in the city last year that killed 42 people. (chicagotribune.com)
- Since May 1999, an outbreak of polio is occurring in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan (4). (cdc.gov)
- The trauma center run by MSF in Kunduz is unique in northern Afghanistan, providing free, high-quality surgical care to victims of general trauma such as those resulting from traffic accidents, as well as people with conflict-related injuries. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
- This type of 'mass casualty response' is a significant part of MSF's work in Afghanistan,and took place on average once per month in 2012 in Kunduz, sometimes involving large numbers of people with life-threatening injuries. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
- By 2018 the AAF conducted more airstrike sorties than the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan. (globalsecurity.org)
- Cricket - India v Afghanistan - Indian Team's Press Conference - Bengaluru, India - June 13, 2018 - India's test cricket team captain Ajinkya Rahane addresses a news conference. (reuters.com)
- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump's administration in tackling America's longest war. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- They do not, however, represent a troop increase in line with US President Donald Trump's recently announced new Afghanistan strategy. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- The unspoken truth underpinning Donald Trump's latest policy on Afghanistan is that U.S. troops may never leave. (macleans.ca)
- With the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama faces a contradiction. (motherjones.com)
- 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. (motherjones.com)
- Yet with polls showing decreasing public support for the war, Obama is not pledging to stay in Afghanistan until these objectives are met. (motherjones.com)
- Yet the mission in Afghanistan, as defined by Obama, will take loads of time. (motherjones.com)
- Telephone lines were open for comments on reports that President Obama has reached a decision on the war in Afghanistan. (c-span.org)
- Two days earlier, US President Barack Obama announced a partial troop pullout from Afghanistan. (bbc.co.uk)
- President Barack Obama responds to a question about Afghanistan at the G-20 conference. (wsj.com)
- While pursuing a "surge" of U.S. forces in Afghanistan without clarity on the precise nature and length of the military mission, Mr. Obama is seeking to do, albeit in more subtle ways, what U.S. policy has traditionally done - prop up the Pakistani state. (washingtontimes.com)
- Mr. Obama, ironically, has set out to do in Afghanistan what his predecessor did in Iraq, where a surge of U.S. troops was used largely as a show of force to buy off Sunni leaders and other local chieftains. (washingtontimes.com)
- In a written statement released February 17, 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama pledged to send an extra 17,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan by summer to join 36,000 American and 32,000 NATO forces already deployed there. (history.com)
- President Obama has set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014, but questions remain. (rand.org)
- According to the Rolling Stone article, Obama capitulated to McChrystal's insistence that more troops were needed in Afghanistan. (counterpunch.org)
- 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. (counterpunch.org)
- Obama amesema hakuna sababu zozote za kulitumbukiza taifa hilo katika dimbwi la machafuko na kutekeleza mambo yalio kinyume na katika na iwapo hali hiyo itatokea, Marekani itasitisha mara moja msaada wake kwa Afghanistan. (rfi.fr)
- The Canadian Forces has acknowledged that military equipment being shipped back from Afghanistan has gone missing and military police are now investigating. (montrealgazette.com)
- The goal, he says, is to keep NATO forces fighting everywhere across Afghanistan. (npr.org)
- More than seven years after U.S. forces entered Afghanistan, important gains made in bringing stability and democracy to Afghanistan are imperiled. (rand.org)
- Sending 30,000 more U.S. forces into Afghanistan is a losing strategy. (washingtontimes.com)
- There are major political forces in Afghanistan largely excluded from both sides. (csmonitor.com)
- All political forces in Afghanistan were forced into opposition. (csmonitor.com)
- 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. (globalsecurity.org)
- 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. (montrealgazette.com)
- This should be a key concern for Pakistanis as the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates - because the actions of India's clandestine agencies in Afghanistan over the last two decades have damaged Pakistani state and societal capacity. (com.pk)
- 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. (freedomhouse.org)
- 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. (truthout.org)
- 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. (foreignpolicy.com)
- Despite these domestic laws and international obligations, child labor, including in some of the country's most hazardous industries, is widespread in Afghanistan. (hrw.org)
- 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. (worldbank.org)
- Afghanistan has a rich cultural heritage covering more than 5,000 years and absorbing elements from many cultures , especially those of Iran (Persia) and India . (britannica.com)
- The Saudis reportedly fled from Afghanistan and were seeking refuge in Iran. (washingtontimes.com)
- From neighbouring Iran, a total of 1,117 refugees returned to Afghanistan over the past two days, signalling an important increase over recent months. (unhcr.org)
- Ryan Crocker talked about he recent sanctions against Iran, and the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. (c-span.org)
- For the first time ever, the Pentagon blocked the release of territorial control data in the Afghanistan conflict, but a BBC study painted a grim picture. (newsweek.com)
- The Pentagon says there are actually 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than were previously said to be there. (newsweek.com)
- 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. (nymag.com)
- The Pentagon has acknowledged that the number of the US troops deployed in Afghanistan stands at 11,000, significantly higher than figures voiced previously. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- The American bombing of Afghanistan began on October 7 last year, almost a month after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (travelandleisure.com)
- In early 2012 Afghanistan and the United States finalized a strategic partnership agreement outlining their relationship following the 2014 withdrawal of Western combat troops. (globalsecurity.org)
- PARIS, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Two French aid workers who were abducted in Afghanistan on July 18 have been released and are in good health, French authorities said on Saturday. (france24.com)
- BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat against Afghanistan who make their test debut in the one-off match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. (reuters.com)
- Afghanistan is one of the poorest and least educated countries in the world. (globalsecurity.org)
- 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. (gc.ca)
- Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world. (hrw.org)
- Living on Earth's Mitra Taj reports on Bamiyan Governor Habiba Sarabi's green ambitions for one of the poorest places in Afghanistan. (loe.org)
- 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. (france24.com)
- 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. (france24.com)
- Nili (Dari: نیلی) is the capital city of Nili District in Daykundi Province of Afghanistan. (wikipedia.org)
- 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). (wikipedia.org)
- Nili is an urban village in central Afghanistan in which the majority of the land (98%) is not built-up. (wikipedia.org)
- 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. (gc.ca)
- The wives of two of three Green Berets killed in Afghanistan attended the ceremony. (foxnews.com)
- 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. (unicef.org)
- Afghanistan, with ongoing civil conflict, initiated polio eradication activities in 1994. (cdc.gov)
- This report summarizes the achievements toward polio eradication in Afghanistan during 1999--2000. (cdc.gov)
- Although polio remains endemic in Afghanistan, progress during 1999--2000 demonstrates that key strategies can be implemented successfully in countries experiencing internal strife. (cdc.gov)
- 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. (cdc.gov)
- 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. (foreignpolicy.com)
- 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. (voanews.com)
- 'Mother of All Bombs' Kills 36 ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan "It felt like the heavens were falling," one local said. (nymag.com)
- American troops reached a peak of approximately 110,000 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2011. (history.com)
India and Afghanistan1
- 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. (latimes.com)
- 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. (whatreallyhappened.com)
- 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. (state.gov)
- Noting that CIA director Leon Panetta admitted that the number of Al Qaeda left in Afghanistan may be 50 to 100, Zakaria asked, "why are we fighting a major war" there? (counterpunch.org)
- The news just keeps getting worse in Afghanistan for the United States. (truth-out.org)
- More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined ¿ but face no criminal charges ¿ for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed 42 people in Afghanistan last year, U.S. defense officials say. (chicagotribune.com)
- 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 . (wired.com)
- 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. (kcl.ac.uk)
- 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. (kcl.ac.uk)
- That the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee was restricted from entering Afghanistan is appalling, given that American taxpayers spend nearly $2 billion a week on the 11‐year‐old conflict and almost 2,000 U.S. military personnel have lost their lives for its government. (cato.org)
- PTM blames the military and other state agencies for what it says are forced disappearances resulting in thousands of missing persons' cases, mainly from the Pashtun region bordering Afghanistan. (reuters.com)
- While approximately 8,000 American troops remained in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) overseen by NATO, the U.S. military focus turned to Iraq in 2003, the same year U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared 'major combat' operations had come to an end in Afghanistan. (history.com)
- 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. (yahoo.com)
- 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. (reuters.com)
- In Afghanistan, the U.S. military has been fighting the longest war in the nation's history-and many Americans don't understand why. (rand.org)
- Gov. Romney has charged the president with basing his Afghanistan strategy on political rather than military considerations, but has provided no specific alternative plan. (rand.org)
- 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. (unicef.org)
- HERAT, Afghanistan, 12 March 2014 - Bibi Gul Momand is a trained midwife. (unicef.org)
- 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. (unicef.org)
- 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. (yahoo.com)
- 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. (hrw.org)
- A major conference of international donors is underway today in Afghanistan. (npr.org)
- 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. (washingtonpost.com)
- 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. (motherjones.com)
- Foreign policy scholars talked about the strategic challenges in Afghanistan facing the U.S. and its NATO partners. (c-span.org)
- I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan. (newyorker.com)
- This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires,' he stated . (history.com)
- More than 20,000 (soon more than 30,000) U.S. and NATO troops are in Afghanistan, trying to keep the country intact. (slate.com)
- 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. (latimes.com)
- Gopal moved to Afghanistan in 2008, and for more than two years found the answers to these questions. (truthout.org)
- Routine vaccination services have been maintained through approximately 20 years of civil conflict in Afghanistan. (cdc.gov)
- 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. (npr.org)
- Twenty years of war have made Afghanistan one of the most extensively land mined countries in the world. (travelandleisure.com)
- A little more than six years into the U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan, we have reached a critical juncture, Caroline Wadhams and Lawrence J. Korb argue in a new report, "The Forgotten Front. (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Thirteen years into America's longest war, the international community argues that Afghanistan is growing stronger, despite nearly all indicators suggesting otherwise. (commondreams.org)
- 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. (yahoo.com)
- 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. (truth-out.org)
- Humans lived in what is now Afghanistan at least 50,000 years ago. (wikipedia.org)
- U.S. civil operations troops in Afghanistan, meanwhile, should also communicate this message, while taking pains to make clear that America won't be occupying Afghanistan. (washingtontimes.com)
- Of interest is that most of the patients had originally received a diagnosis of malaria, which is endemic throughout Afghanistan. (cmaj.ca)
- Last week, the House of Representatives voted 215-210 for $33 billion to fund Barack Obama's troop increase in Afghanistan. (counterpunch.org)
- 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. (nymag.com)
- 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. (unhcr.org)
- Afghanistan is a landlocked mountainous country located within South Asia and Central Asia . (wikipedia.org)
- Taking the highlands of the country as a whole, there is no great difference between the mean temperature of Afghanistan and that of the lower Himalaya . (wikipedia.org)
- This article is about the population of the country of Afghanistan . (wikipedia.org)
- After decades of intermittent attempts to assert control and ward off Russian influence in the country, Britain recognized Afghanistan as a fully independent monarchy in 1921. (freedomhouse.org)
- If it proves impossible to establish the Special Court in Afghanistan, because of political opposition, lack of judicial independence or political impartiality, or problems related to security of witnesses or court personnel, we recommend that the court be physically located outside of the country. (hrw.org)
- Throughout its history, Afghanistan has been a country united against invaders but divided against itself. (lonelyplanet.com)
- that we have a government in Afghanistan that is self-sufficient, that we have a security force in that country that's able to deal with the challenges that are presented to it. (motherjones.com)
- The funding is critical to sustaining the progress already made in the country and contributes to security and stability in Afghanistan. (gc.ca)
- Throughout the war in Afghanistan, most of the insurgent attacks have occurred in the eastern and southern parts of the country. (npr.org)
- NELSON: The main highway that runs through town and connects the northern provinces of Afghanistan to the rest of the country is equally dangerous. (npr.org)
- After all, Afghanistan was the jihadists' destination of choice during the 1980s, as Islamic warriors coalesced in the country to battle Soviet occupation. (washingtontimes.com)
- Recent rains across Afghanistan have eased the drought in the north and alleviated some water problems in the south and east of the country, encouraging some people to repatriate home. (unhcr.org)
- Rising insecurity in Afghanistan may not necessarily result in more displacement while by the same token increased security may not promote significant returns of those displaced within or outside of the country. (brookings.edu)
- He now traveled to Afghanistan as an exporter of carpets, and saw the country with the eyes of a businessman. (travelandleisure.com)
- Karzai is in Paris to attend an Afghanistan fundraising conference where he will present a development plan for his country. (washingtonpost.com)
- Save the Children listed Afghanistan in May as the worst country in which to be a mother. (yahoo.com)
- Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Pashto: Afġānistān [avɣɒnisˈtɒn, ab-], Dari: Afġānestān [avɣɒnesˈtɒn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. (wikipedia.org)
- Helmand province, the largest in Afghanistan, is without doubt currently the most dangerous place on the planet. (telegraph.co.uk)