AfghanistanAfghan Campaign 2001-: Multinational coalition military operation initiated in October 2001 to counter terrorism and bring security to AFGHANISTAN in collaboration with Afghan forces.Iraq War, 2003-2011: An armed intervention involving multi-national forces in the country of IRAQ.Military Personnel: Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.IraqWar: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.Combat Disorders: Neurotic reactions to unusual, severe, or overwhelming military stress.Blast Injuries: Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Military Medicine: The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.Hospitals, Military: Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.Poliomyelitis: An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)Veterans: Former members of the armed services.Explosive Agents: Substances that are energetically unstable and can produce a sudden expansion of the material, called an explosion, which is accompanied by heat, pressure and noise. Other things which have been described as explosive that are not included here are explosive action of laser heating, human performance, sudden epidemiological outbreaks, or fast cell growth.PakistanPoliovirus Vaccine, Oral: A live vaccine containing attenuated poliovirus, types I, II, and III, grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture, used for routine immunization of children against polio. This vaccine induces long-lasting intestinal and humoral immunity. Killed vaccine induces only humoral immunity. Oral poliovirus vaccine should not be administered to immunocompromised individuals or their household contacts. (Dorland, 28th ed)Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.Veterans Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of VETERANS.Bombs: A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.Personnel Delegation: To entrust to the care or management of another, to transfer or to assign tasks within an organizational or administrative unit or structurePoliovirus Vaccines: Vaccines used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS. They include inactivated (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, INACTIVATED) and oral vaccines (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, ORAL).Immunization Programs: Organized services to administer immunization procedures in the prevention of various diseases. The programs are made available over a wide range of sites: schools, hospitals, public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, etc. They are administered to an equally wide range of population groups or on various administrative levels: community, municipal, state, national, international.Organizations: Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.Muscle Hypotonia: A diminution of the skeletal muscle tone marked by a diminished resistance to passive stretching.Poliovirus: A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.Accidents, AviationUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Disease Eradication: Termination of all transmission of infection by global extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment (From Porta, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed).

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)

*Mohammad Asif Rahimi

Doucet, Lyse (7 February 2008). "World effort in Afghanistan under strain". BBC. Retrieved 24 December 2009. "Afghanistan's ... Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan. Retrieved 24 December 2009. "Members of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet". Afghanistan ... He was appointed to his current posting in October 2008 and was confirmed by the National Assembly of Afghanistan. Part of his ... Rahimi moved to Canada in 2001, and returned to Afghanistan in 2005, where he joined the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and ...

*Geography of Iraq

... and Afghanistan, eventually reaching the Himalayas. The desert is in the southwest and central provinces along the borders with ...

*Afghan Arabi

... is a breed of domesticated sheep found in Afghanistan. They are a member of the fat-rump breeds of sheep. The wool ... "Afghan Arabi/Afghanistan". Breed data sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information Service. Retrieved 2009-05-12. ...

*Smoking in the United States military

US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have been reported to smoke at twice the rate of other Americans. Even after leaving the ... 2008). "Smoking in help-seeking veterans with PTSD returning from Afghanistan and Iraq". Addict Behav. 33: 1448-53. doi:10.1016 ...

*Humayun Azizi

Afghanistan-analysts.org, 18 September 2015 "Hamid Karzai seen as increasing threat to Afghanistan's political stability". The ... Alongside his profession, he was also interested and active in social and political affairs of Afghanistan. In 2005 Azizi was ... In 2009, he established Afghanistan Islamic Civil Partnership assembly, and he is still running the assembly in order to create ... He was appointed Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2010. Moreover, Azizi ...

*Miran, Afghanistan

Mīrān (Pashto: ميران‎) is a city in Maidan Wardak Province, central Afghanistan. It is the administrative center of Day Mirdad ...

*Baharak, Afghanistan

Baharak is a small town and seat of Baharak District Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan. It is roughly 15 ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 41. ... Faizabad, Badakshan (18 November 2006). "Inauguration of Baharak School". USAID Afghanistan. Retrieved 2008-06-25. ...

*Asadabad, Afghanistan

"Fact Sheet: Making Afghanistan More Secure with Economic and Reconstruction Assistance". The White House: President George W. ... Asadabad is also on the eastern boundary of what was Kafiristan - part of Afghanistan not converted to Islam until the 1890s. ... "Asadabad (Afghanistan)". Silobreaker. June 14, 2009. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. United States Army Sergeant ... In 2001 the War on Terror began with the invasion of Afghanistan, including Kunar Province. Forward Operating Base Camp Wright ...

*Afghanis-tan

... (あふがにすタン, Afuganisu-tan, see note on name below) or Afghanistan is a Japanese yonkoma manga, originally published ... The manga is nicknamed Afgan (あふがん, Afugan) Afghanis-tan illustrates the modern history of Afghanistan and its neighboring ... suffix Afghanis-tan (あふがにすタン, Afuganisu-tan, represents Afghanistan) The protagonist of the series, an unfortunate girl ... Likes Afghanis-tan. Uzbekis-tan (うずべきすタン, Uzubekisu-tan, represents Uzbekistan) Stubborn and a sore

*Nawzad, Afghanistan

Marines advance in southern Afghanistan" Mujib Mashal Afghanistan Forces Struggle to Hold Firm Against Taliban in South: "Four ... Like much of Afghanistan, Nawzad and the surrounding area were largely peaceful after the 2001 invasion. With an influence from ... pdf) The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: A.I.D. Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C Clapp-Wicek & E Baldwin, U.S. Agency ... Nawzad (Pashto: نوزاد‎; also Now Zad) is a small town, the centre of Nawzad District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It is ...

*Asmar, Afghanistan

Asmar (Pashto: اسمار‎) is one of the major cities in northeastern of Kunar province of Afghanistan and is the district center ... 80 He refused to evacuate Asmar because he considered it as the gateway to his territory." Population of Āsmār, Afghanistan. ... اسمار, Afghanistan - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates Ganga Prasad Tripathi Indo-Afghan relations, 1882-1907 - ... 1973- Page 71 "Abdur Rahman, on his part regarded Asmar as part of Kunar, forming the frontier of Afghanistan in the direction ...

*Angat, Afghanistan

Angat is a village in Afghanistan, at the foot of the Ishkashem Pass. At the turn of the 20th century, there were six houses ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 18. ...

*Tizak, Afghanistan

Elevation of Tizak,Afghanistan Elevation Map. تيزاك at citipedia.info. تيزاك at getamap. "ADF says Diggers inflicted ' ... Tizak, is a location in Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan located at 34° 18' 0" North, 68° 14' 0"East. The village is 1416m ... Tizak is 45 km north of Kandahar, on the Kandahar Highway, between Bum, Afghanistan and Jaldak. The area is arid with ...

*Amrut, Afghanistan

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*Farah, Afghanistan

Farah is located in western Afghanistan, close to Herat and Iran, although it lacks a direct road connection with the latter. ... Little has been written about Farah; some fleeting references can be found in works related to Afghanistan or works that focus ... Farah (Pashto / Dari Persian: فراه) is the capital of Farah Province, located in western Afghanistan. It is about the 16th- ... Check date values in: ,access-date= (help) The Kingdom of Afghanistan: A Historical Sketch. By George P. Tate. Bennet, Coleman ...

*Chiras, Afghanistan

Chiras is a major village and valley in Sar-e Pol Province, in northern Afghanistan. It was formerly in Jowzjan Province.The ... Lee, Jonathan L. (1996). The "ancient supremacy": Bukhara, Afghanistan, and the battle for Balkh, 1731-1901. BRILL. p. 441. ... General Staff Branch (1979). Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan. Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst. ISBN 978-3-201- ...

*Ishkashim, Afghanistan

Population of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan Archived 2009-07-03 at the Wayback Machine. Salopek, Paul (October 16, 2017). "Walking the ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 85. "NGA ... is a town in Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan, the capital of Ishkashim District. It lies on the Panj River, at ...

*Enam, Afghanistan

Enam is a village in Logar Province, in eastern Afghanistan.Located at an altitude of about 54 metres, Enam lies about 1 mile ... General Staff Branch (1985). Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan. Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst. ISBN 978-3-201- ...

*FINCA Afghanistan

... is also a board member of the Afghanistan Mircrofinance Association (AMA). FINCA International FINCA Uganda ... Its headquarters is in Kabul, Afghanistan. FINCA Afghanistan was founded on August 1, 2003 through grants and loans supplied by ... FINCA Afghanistan receives its primary funding from the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) ... FINCA Afghanistan began lending operations in the city of Herat on February 24, 2004. By the end of its first year in operation ...

*Kakan, Afghanistan

Kakan is a village in Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan. It lies on the northern part of the Kokcha River, ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 45. ...

*Bum, Afghanistan

Bum is the name of several locations in Afghanistan. The first of these is a village in the northeastern part of Khakrez Valley ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 5. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 103. ...

*Anjirak (Afghanistan)

Anjirak is the name of a mountain pass in Afghanistan. It lies to the left of the Chayab valley. It is said to not present any ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 21. ...

*Khwahan, Afghanistan

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*Anjuman, Afghanistan

Anjuman (Persian: انجمن Anjoman‎), also written Anjoman, is the name of a village in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It lies ... 1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 18. ...

*Dara, Afghanistan

... is a village in Afghanistan, located in the mountains nearly midway between Herat and Kabul at 34° 16'N and ...
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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 (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.
This isnt a huge surprise at this point, but its the most concrete evidence yet of how badly the fight in Afghanistan is going. Two years ago, the main complaint was that, sure, Kabul was safe, but it was just a small island of security in a vast sea of lawlessness. Today, were apparently close to losing even that small island.. So does that mean that we need a surge in Afghanistan? Well, the theory behind the surge in Iraq was that a relatively small number of additional troops could make a big difference if they were concentrated primarily in Baghdad, where three or four brigades would represent a near doubling of forces. Baghdad was considered so central to Iraqi security that if it could be pacified, it would make an enormous difference in the rest of the country too.. Thats not true of Afghanistan. Obviously Kabul has to be safe, but it doesnt play the same outsize role that Baghdad does in Iraq. Nor are any of the other factors that helped the surge succeed present in Afghanistan. ...
An imbalance among Aghanis left the Soviet Union fearing Afghanistan would create an alliance with the U.S. In 1979, Afghanistan was invaded. Eventually, after suffering great loses, the Soviet Union left Afghanistan in 1986. Shortly after, the communist regime leader Abdur Rashid Dostum defected to mujahedin. With the loss of the common enemy of communists, Afghanistan began fighting among itself. Thus insued a civil war. Taliban During the violent times of the civil war,the rise of the Taliban movement in the South of Afghanistan in 1994 was considered a blessing by many. They gained support from Pakistan and Saudi private citizens. They conquered Kabul in 1996 and by 1998 controlled about 90% of the country. They then established a strict Islamic regime based on Pashtun tribal values and a strict interpretation of sharia, the Islamic Law. The regime was most oppresive in populated areas. The Taliban has more enemies than it does friends. This seems to be partly because of their lack of ...
NATO says a new intelligence-sharing center in Kabul will coordinate the fight against insurgents coming from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
HERAT, Afghanistan - Afghanistans international donors gather on Sunday in Tokyo for a conference at which they are expected to pledge economic aid, and ensure their assistance level will be maintained after withdrawal of ISAF-NATO troops, in 2014. But Afghan people and civil society groups working in the country say much of the aid is being directed the wrong way.. Donors are expected to promise 3.9 billion dollars in annual economic and development support at least through 2017, going by what Afghan President Hamid Karzai said some days ago. Head of the Afghan Central Bank, Noorullah Delawari, says Afghanistan needs about six to seven billion dollars annually in economic aid.. The international community has often made firm commitments for financial, development and security assistance for Afghanistan beyond 2014, but civil society activists have several concerns.. "The international community has done its best here, but has failed, because it tried to apply a strategy elaborated elsewhere, ...
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An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says three American doctors have been killed at by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini ...
Reporting on casualties of Afghans did not begin until 2007, and a variety of entities now report the casualties of civilians and security forces members. The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) reports casualty data of Afghan civilians semiannually, and the U.S. Department of Defense occasionally includes civilian casualty figures within its reports on Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, 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 ...
After several weeks of relative calm in Kabul, exceptionally heavy shelling resumed, causing many casualties among the citys population. In the densely populated district of Khair Khana alone, 98 wounded, 11 of whom subsequently died, were admitted to the two nearest hospitals during the night of 28 January. The following day, the Karte Seh hospital, one of the Afghan capitals main surgical centres, was hit by a mortar shell. Five of the hospital staff were seriously wounded by shrapnel, and one of them, an ambulance driver, died of his injuries.. Artillery fire on the city has increased, affecting several densely populated districts such as Khair Khana and Bagi Zanana, where many displaced people have taken refuge. Over the last fortnight, the number of war wounded admitted to Kabuls 10 main hospitals has risen from 283 to 385 a week. According to figures available to the ICRC, 89% of the victims of recent shelling were civilians, more than one third of them children.. In the face of this ...
Kabul) - Candidates for the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan include former military and militia commanders implicated in serious rights abuses, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The Afghan governments failure to prosecute or disqualify those responsible for grave crimes underscores the importance of accountability in Afghanistans future.. Human Rights Watch called on the Afghan government to seek the repeal of recent amnesty and election laws that prevent the Electoral Complaints Commission from disqualifying presidential and vice presidential candidates responsible for past atrocities.. "Had the Afghan government in the last decade properly addressed crimes of the past, several current candidates would now be disqualified from seeking office - or would even be serving time," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Foreign donors should press the Afghan government to ensure future elections are not being contested by serious rights abusers.". Afghanistans ...
London) - Afghanistans foreign donors should press the new Afghan government to address the countrys persistent human rights problems at a major upcoming international donor conference, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to representatives of more than a dozen donor countries. Government representatives will be meeting on December 3-4, 2014, at the London Conference on Afghanistan 2014, to affirm donor humanitarian and security commitments to the country.. "Foreign donors should act now to protect the gains achieved and reverse the failings in Afghanistans human rights record," said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Donors need to make crystal clear that their support for the Afghan government depends on its commitment to the rights of all Afghans, particularly women and girls.". Donors should urge the Afghan government to take specific steps to curb torture by the Afghan security forces, advance womens rights, and revitalize the Afghanistan Independent Human ...
Mohammad Asif Rahimi is an ethnic Tajik politician born and raised in Paghman District, Kabul in Afghanistan, currently serving as Minister of Agriculture. An ethnic Tajik, he was born in 1959 and raised in Kabul, and obtained a bachelor degree from Kabul University in 1981 before completing post-graduate studies in Management of Development Programs in 1989 at Omaha University in Nebraska, United States. Rahimi moved to Canada in 2001, and returned to Afghanistan in 2005, where he joined the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, spearheading rural development and infrastructure regeneration. He was appointed to his current posting in October 2008 and was confirmed by the National Assembly of Afghanistan. Part of his Ministrys efforts have been focused on reducing opium production in Afghanistan, which is seen as critical to Afghanistans development. Asia Times reported that on November 17, 2009, two employees of the Ministry of Agriculture had the home they shared with their ...
The dehumanisation of Afghan refugees to the level of caricatures of criminality and terror - much like Trumps figure of the Muslim refugee - does not reflect the facts. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Afghans are said to be responsible for 90pc of crimes, but Afghans are actually represented in only 1.27pc of the criminal cases that land up in KP courts. The misleading information we read about Afghan refugees deflects our attention from the longer-term factors that shape crime and terrorism in Pakistan, including state patronage of factions within the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban.. Pakistans treatment of Afghans reflects its deteriorating relationship with Kabul. By putting pressure on Afghans to leave, huge humanitarian, economic and infrastructural pressures are placed on Kabul. But, as most Afghans are expelled - on bitter terms - the poor relationship between Afgha-nistan and Pakistan merely intensifies.. Moreover, the movement of Afghans to Europe continues. Afghans already constitute the ...
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A culture clash in Kabul. The Afghan government appears to be taking a harder line toward alcohol consumption. Afghan police last month raided restaurants popular with Westerners, seizing alcohol, even detaining foreign waitresses.
Background: Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood mortality, accounting for 19% of the 10.6 million deaths that occur each year1. Case-control studies from Ethiopia2 and India3 suggest that sub-clinical vitamin D deficiency may increase ten times the risk of pneumonia in children. We postulate that controlling childhood vitamin D deficiency has the potential to dramatically reduce the incidence of pneumonia and save ,700,000 lives each year since vitamin D deficiency is widespread in developing countries.. Aim: To investigate whether 3-monthly oral supplementation of 100,000iu vitamin D reduces pneumonia and its consequences among children aged 1-12 months (followed for 18 months), living in a deprived area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where ,70% of young children are vitamin D deficient (,8ng/dl). The effect of vitamin D on the incidence of other diseases, in particular diarrhea and rickets will also be investigated.. Methods: Randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial: 3000 children will ...
Afghanistans Interior Ministry says a powerful explosion set off by a suicide bomber near the parliament building and a police station in Kabul has killed 20 people.
Afghanistan has held a strategic position throughout history. It has been inhabited since the Paleolithic and later became a crossroad for expanding civilizations and empires. Afghanistans location, history, and diverse ethnic groups present a unique opportunity to explore how nations and ethnic groups emerged, and how major cultural evolutions and technological developments in human history have influenced modern population structures. In this study we have analyzed, for the first time, the four major ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan: Hazara, Pashtun, Tajik, and Uzbek, using 52 binary markers and 19 short tandem repeats on the non-recombinant segment of the Y-chromosome. A total of 204 Afghan samples were investigated along with more than 8,500 samples from surrounding populations important to Afghanistans history through migrations and conquests, including Iranians, Greeks, Indians, Middle Easterners, East Europeans, and East Asians. Our results suggest that all current Afghans largely share
KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least one serviceman on Sunday, local officials and the NATO-led coalition said.. The so-called "insider attack" in Paktika province is the fourth in less than a month and is likely to strain already tense ties between coalition troops and their allies, with most foreign troops scheduled to withdraw by the end of next year.. A Reuters tally shows Sundays incident was the tenth this year, and took the death toll of foreign personnel to 15.. "A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at Americans in Sharana city (the provincial capital) near the governors office," said an Afghan official, adding that two soldiers had been hit by the gunfire.. The NATO-led coalition confirmed one soldier had been shot by a man in security forces uniform, but did not comment on his nationality or whether the Afghan was wearing a army uniform.. Insider attacks threaten to further undermine waning ...
The bomber struck the convoy and at least two vehicles on the outskirts of Kandahar city.. At least one witness reported seeing three bodies pulled from one of vehicles.. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a NATO military convoy as it was traveling in Kandahar City in southern Afghanistan. Currently, about 8,400 American troops are in Afghanistan, alongside about 5,100 NATO personnel.. The deaths were the second and third fatalities announced by the Department of Defense on August 2. The Taliban have been known to exaggerate claims.. "US Forces Afghanistan will provide additional information as it becomes available", he added. "The attack did cause casualties".. Eyewitness said the blast was so powerful that it jerked the entire area. The insurgents spokesman for southern Afghanistan, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, said fighter Asadullah Kandahari carried out the attack with a small pickup truck packed with explosives.. Kandahar, once the seat of Taliban power, had remained relatively quiet in recent years ...
Nearly ten years ago, when Bin Laden and his supporters launched the attacks of September 11th, the U.S. and Britain responded with Operation Enduring Freedom in October, 2001 -- a campaign which continues to this day with nearly 140,000 coalition troops in Afghanistan. It remains to be seen if the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden will have any immediate effect on the situation in Afghanistan, but security has been tightened at coalition bases throughout the region. The Taliban has promised a new Spring offensive soon, as the weather warms and Afghanistans "fighting season" gets underway. Insurgent attacks across the country, large and small, continue at the rate of about 30 per day, an increase from last year. NATO leaders have endorsed a target withdrawal date of 2014, with a handover to Afghan forces beginning next year. Gathered here are images from the ongoing conflict over the past month, part of an ongoing monthly series on Afghanistan.. ...
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A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a minibus carrying journalists working for an Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven employees during evening rush hour close to the national parliament in Kabul, officials said.. ...
WHO heads efforts to restore Afghanistans shattered health. After 23 years of war, culminating in several weeks of particularly intense bombing, the health and health care system of the Afghan people are in tatters. As this issue of the Bulletin went to press, WHO was poised to spearhead efforts to restore the countrys shattered health system. But it faces what a report by WHOs Central Asia crisis unit sees as "one of the worst health situations in the world".. Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHOs director-general, says the "number one goal is to save and improve lives in Afghanistan". However, she believes "the international community must now seize what is an excellent opportunity to turn the health situation around". A meeting in Islamabad planned for the end of November, chaired by Dr Mohamed Jama, WHOs regional coordinator for the crisis in Afghanistan, will work out a "reconstruction plan" aimed at restoring the countrys health system. The meeting is organized jointly by the UN, the World ...
Kabul, Jan 5 (ANI): Concerned that the problem of wheat shortage might aggravate during the winter, Afghanistan has appealed to the international community for extra supplies of wheat. Afghanistan is partially dependent on imports of wheat. Afghanistan Commerce Minister
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - An attacker wearing an Afghan Army uniform killed an international service member in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO said. Afghan officials said international forces returned fire, killing one member of the Afghan Army.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an armored NATO bus today on a busy thoroughfare in Kabul, killing 17 people, including 12 Americans. It was the deadliest strike... World News Summaries. | Newser
SIGAR spokesperson Susan Phalen confirmed that the agency had intense concerns and that a report on the plant was due on November 30, but refused to speculate on the findings. SIGARs policy is that we do not discuss inspections that are currently underway, she wrote in an email response.. Their job is to look in a manner that allows that if there was an error it not be repeated, says Whippen, who claims to welcome the inspection. So I would expect they would flash up what they considered to be weaknesses and I would hope they would. At the same time I expect they will also flash up some strengths.. The SIGAR inspection is not the only probe into Tarakhil. In response to a complaint about possible fraud in Black & Veatchs sub-contract awards, Laszlo Sagi, a special agent for USAIDs Inspector General, traveled to Kabul in September to interview Ian Cameron, who had handled the specific sub-contract for security at the plant ...
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History does NOT repeat itself. If ever it looks like its stuck in a rut and moving in circles, do take a closer look. Each circle may be wider than the previous one or it might have tilted along a different axis. The trajectory of events in Afghanistan cannot defy this basic rule of history.. The Taliban rose to power in mid-1990s and were ousted when the US and its allies launched military operations in Afghanistan on 7 October 2001, starting what is termed as War on Terror. The Taliban, however, have managed to loom large as a specter for the past 12 years and now threaten to make a comeback or so some want us to believe. Will they be able to do that? I think not. Here are my five reasons why:. 1: There is no anarchy in Afghanistan now. When the Taliban rose to power in the mid-1990s, Afghanistan was in utter chaos. The decade-long crippling war was succeeded by internecine fights among the greedy, ruthless and brutal mujahedeen warlords - it seemed endless. The country had lost even a ...
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Cut adrift after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Afghanistan has become a political no-mans-land.Historically an artifical buffer state, Afghanistan has in recent years become the geopolitical playground of a variety of competitng interests - the Americans, the Saudis, Russians and Pakistanis, let alone drug barons, arms dealers and oil interests.Afghanistans unstable and problematic history is now further complicated by the emergence of the Taliban - one of the most conservative and least understood Islamic movements in the world.The Taliban continues to grab the headlines, most notably for their appalling treatment of women, and their connections to Osama bin Laden. Investigative journalist Michael Griffin draws numerous interviews with key protganists, and offers a fasccinating eyewitness picture drawn from three extensive trips to Afghanistan. He paints the fullest picture yet of the Taliban movement, its origins, beliefs, religious and political ethos, and the character and impact of its
Afghanistan has never been rich. After thirty years of invasion, war, and religious totalitarianism, it is now one of the poorest countries in the world. The insurgency and various kinds of organized thuggery and warlordism (and some counter-insurgency actions) help keep the place poor; poverty (and counter-insurgency actions, plus poppy crop eradication) encourage people to join the insurgency or various bandit/warlord outfits.. US expenditure budget for Afghanistan this year is to be $65 billion; Im not sure how much NATO and other countries add to that. The US budget alone is more than 5 times the Afghan GDP of $12.5B ($400 per capita).. Solving the security problem is hard, especially given the very limited capacity and very dubious integrity of the Afghan security forces. But solving the poverty problem might be easier.. Consider the following program:. 1. Partition the map of Afghanistan into areas of roughly 500 residents (50-150 households). Given that the Afghan population is 32 ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents killed six police officers at a checkpoint and a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in separate attacks Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, while an independent security group warned 2013 is on track to be one of the most violent years of the war
WASHINGTON- Coalition troops in Afghanistan recently teamed up with Afghan soldiers to provide food, clothing and fuel to Afghan villagers and to collect munitions in a rewards program, military officials said.. Coalition special operations and Afghan national security forces distributed humanitarian assistance to more than 400 villagers in the Deh Rawood district of Oruzgan province Jan. 30.. The combined forces distributed 200 bags of coal, 125 hygiene kits, 100 bags of rice and beans, 100 pairs of childrens shoes and socks, 80 boxes of tea, 60 mens jackets, 40 childrens jackets and 35 pairs of mens shoes to aid villagers and their families.. A small medical clinic also was established to provide medical treatment for villagers.. "The Afghan people saw firsthand today that the [Afghan] and coalition forces truly do all they can to help make Afghan lives a little easier," a coalition spokesman said. "We will continue to aid Afghans in their efforts to improve their quality of life and to ...
15 December 2009 │ Kabul - A new vaccine against polio will be used for the first time today in polio immunization campaigns in Afghanistan. The bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), recommended by the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, the global technical advisory body of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as a critical tool to eradicate polio, can provide the optimal concurrent protection needed by young children against both surviving serotypes (types 1 and 3) of the paralysing virus. This will vastly simplify the logistics of vaccination in the conflict-affected parts of this country. This sub-national immunization campaign, from 15-17 December, will deliver bOPV to 2.8 million children under five in the Southern, South-Eastern and Eastern Regions of Afghanistan.. Of the three wild polioviruses (known as types 1, 2 and 3), type 2 has not been seen anywhere in the world since 1999. This achievement led to the development of monovalent vaccines, which provide protection ...
Mike McConnell testified in Washington that Karzai controls about 30% of Afghanistan and the Taliban 10%, and the remainder is under tribal control.. The Afghan government angrily denied the US director of national intelligences assessment yesterday, insisting it controlled "over 360" of the countrys 365 districts. "This is far from the facts and we completely deny it," said the defence ministry.. But the gloomy comments echoed even more strongly worded recent reports by thinktanks, including one headed by the former Nato commander General James Jones, which concluded that "urgent changes" were required now to "prevent Afghanistan becoming a failed state".. Although Nato forces have killed thousands of insurgents, including several commanders, an unrelenting drip of violence has eroded Karzais grip in the provinces, providing fuel to critics who deride him as "the mayor of Kabul".. A suicide bomb at a dog fight near Kandahar last week killed more than 80 people. Yesterday fighting erupted in ...
The Taliban have killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials say, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week.
In recognition for their outstanding contributions, the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, was just awarded with the Dominique-Jean Larrey Award, the highest NATO honour for medical achievements in Afghanistan. The Role 3 Medical Unit was the first ever NATO multi-national field hospital involved in combat operations. Read more about the award here.. Dr. McAlister is now in the middle of a three month deployment in Kabul where his unit is assisting the Afghan people in the development of residency training programs in General surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT/maxillofacial surgery, Internal Medicine and Critical Care.. You can read more about the Role 3 Medical Unit in PubMed.. ...
KABUL REQUESTS IRANIAN MEDIA ASSISTANCE. Kabuls minister of information and culture, Raheen Makhdoom, announced on 11 February that private television and radio networks will be permitted and encouraged in Afghanistan, according to IRNA. Afghan television chief Aziz Aryafar said on 9 February that "70 percent of [Kabuls] population" uses satellite receivers to watch Iranian television programs. Aryafar called on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) to donate films and television serials to Kabul TV so it could improve its programming. Aryafar also asked IRIB to provide technical and artistic training for Kabul TV, because many of its professional staffers have emigrated. Sultan Ahmad Behin, chief of Kabuls Bakhtar Information Agency, said on 10 February that, "IRNA [Tehrans official Islamic Republic News Agency] and Bakhtar should have closer cooperation in news dissemination and information technology fields," IRNA reported. Behin said his agency suffered many losses during the ...
As southern Afghanistan was still reeling from the assassination of local heavyweight Ahmed Wali Karzai, gunmen on Sunday struck down Jan Muhammad Khan, one of the most notorious powerbrokers in southern Afghanistan. JMK, as he is known to the Americans, was the governor of Uruzgan province until 2006, when his policies proved so divisive that he was removed and given a titular role in Kabul. He was so hated, even when there was a drought wed blame him, an Uruzgani farmer told me once. In style, JMK and Ahmed Wali couldnt have been more different - Jan Muhammad was an unpolished, old-guard mujahed, evoking images of the rough-and-tumble life of the Afghan frontier, while AWK was an English speaking, business-minded powerbroker. But both are products of the modern way of war, men of enormous power born of contracting dollars and access to U.S. officials. They leave behind lucrative political and financial networks, and what becomes of these networks will play a big role in determining the ...
I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attack hit Kabul and a violent demonstration against Koran-burning rattled the southern city of Kandahar the day after the worst ever attack on the United Nations in Afghanistan, which killed seven foreign staff.
The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group ...
The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group ...
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Afghanistan, but experience in implementing effective strategies to prevent and control TB in urban areas and conflict zones is limited. This study shares programmatic experience in implementing DOTS in the large city of Kabul. We analyzed data from the 2009-2015 reports of the National TB Program (NTP) for Kabul City and calculated treatment outcomes and progress in case notification. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of DOTS-providing centers in Kabul increased from 22 to 85. In total, 24,619 TB patients were enrolled in TB treatment during this period. The case notification rate for all forms of TB increased from 59 per 100,000 population to 125 per 100,000. The case notification rate per 100,000 population for sputum-smear-positive TB increased from 25 to 33. The treatment success rate for all forms of TB increased from 31% to 67% and from 47% to 77% for sputum-smear-positive TB cases. In 2013, contact screening was introduced, and the TB ...
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Afghanistan, but experience in implementing effective strategies to prevent and control TB in urban areas and conflict zones is limited. This study shares programmatic experience in implementing DOTS in the large city of Kabul. We analyzed data from the 2009-2015 reports of the National TB Program (NTP) for Kabul City and calculated treatment outcomes and progress in case notification. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of DOTS-providing centers in Kabul increased from 22 to 85. In total, 24,619 TB patients were enrolled in TB treatment during this period. The case notification rate for all forms of TB increased from 59 per 100,000 population to 125 per 100,000. The case notification rate per 100,000 population for sputum-smear-positive TB increased from 25 to 33. The treatment success rate for all forms of TB increased from 31% to 67% and from 47% to 77% for sputum-smear-positive TB cases. In 2013, contact screening was introduced, and the TB ...
KABUL/KHOST, AFGHANISTAN January 2, 2013-The international independent medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed activities at its maternity hospital in Khost Province, Afghanistan, which were suspended following an explosion in the hospital in April 2012.
GENEVA (30 October 2014) - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, will visit the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 4 to10 November 2014 to assess the situation of violence against women, including its causes and consequences in the country. "Violence against women continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations globally, affecting every country in the world," Ms. Manjoo said, announcing the first visit to Afghanistan since 2005* by an independent expert charged by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor, report and advise on the situation women and violence around the world. During her seven-day visit, the Special Rapporteur will meet with government authorities and civil society representatives in Kabul, Herat and Jalalabad. "I intend to look into the problem of violence against women, its causes and consequences holistically, taking into account all relevant issues affecting women and violence," she stressed.. "Every State in the ...
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has, based on its new Four-Year Strategic and Action Plan (2010 - 2013) and its constitutional mandate, been involved in promoting, protecting and monitoring human rights in the country. The Strategic Plan highlights five key areas of intervention for the AIHRC: 1) leadership; 2) education; 3) empowerment; 4) advocacy, and; 5) monitoring and investigation.. As a promising move in 2010, the government of Afghanistan has committed itself to contribute a sum of USD 500,000, as a development budget to the AIHRCs annual expenses. The AG also promised that based on the mid-term review a contribution of another sum of USD 500,000 to the AIHRCs annual budget.. Various issues were AIHRCs concerns throughout the 1389. Deterioration of security, increased numbers of civilian casualties, corruption and particularly the case of Kabul Bank, specific cases of rape by local police, women and child trafficking, the parliamentary election and its ...
CARE first established its mission in Afghanistan in 1961, but suspended activities after the Russian invasion of 1979. 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.
Senior Airman Jonathan Yelner of Lafayette volunteered to be sent to Afghanistan two months ago to help local residents build new roads and buildings and to set up water supplies. Yelner, 24, was killed Tuesday when a bomb exploded near his vehicle near Bagram, about 25 miles north of Kabul and the site of an air base where U.S. forces are stationed. Yelner, a six-year Air Force veteran, was a weapons loader who had been assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. Yelner volunteered for duty in Afghanistan to help locals rebuild and improve their infrastructure, his family said. Yelner was an Eagle Scout and played lacrosse while attending De La Salle High School in Concord, where flags flew at half-staff. Morrow said she would miss his uncanny ability to make me smile while telling me the brutal truth. In a statement, Col. Scott Vander Hamm, 28th Bomb Wing commander, wrote: My most sincere condolences go out to the family of our lost service
WNN Breaking (WNN) Kabul, Afghanistan, SOUTHERN ASIA: Following a concerted push to bring more women into positions as police officers in Afghanistan, another act of violence against top women security officers has occurred in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of the southern Helmand province today (Sunday). Only a few months ago following the killing of […]. ...
Kabul Zoo officials have locked up the only known pig in Afghanistan to allay visitors fears that it might spread swine flu, Reuters reports. Pork is illegal in Afghanistan for religious reasons; the... World News Summaries. | Newser
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The researchers searched casualty records from the Department of Defense Trauma Registry for the years 2005 to 2009. The analysis included detailed information on combat-related spine trauma among soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.. Spinal injuries were present in 872 out of 7,877 casualties analyzed -- a rate of 11.1 percent. Fractures accounted for more than 80 percent of spinal injuries. Three-fourths of spinal injuries were caused by explosions and about 15 percent by gunshot wounds. About three percent of personnel with spinal injuries died after receiving medical care. (The study did not include those who died before receiving medical care.). Overall, spinal trauma occurred at a rate of 4.4 injuries per 10,000 service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, including a 4.0 per 10,000 rate of spinal fractures. By comparison, the anticipated rate of injuries to the limbs was about 15 per 10,000 personnel.. Spinal injuries were more likely to occur in Afghanistan than Iraq, and in ...
UK Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning has said that British troops will continue to train the Afghanistan defence and security forces in their fight against terrorism.. British troops will continue to train Afghan soldiers and act as advisers to the Afghan Security Ministries.. The UK has deployed an additional 50 personnel to Afghanistan, bringing the total number of personnel in the country to 500.. Penning said: "Britain has an enduring commitment to Afghanistan. This year were stepping up our support to the country, and have deployed 50 extra personnel, some of whom I visited at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy, where the next generation of Afghan army leaders are being trained.. ...
Boise, ID - It has been seven months since Boise native Marine Sgt Thomas Linville was injured in Afghanistan. On Thursday, August 25, the Boise community will be welcoming him home for the first time with a party to show their thanks for his service to our country. Since his injury Sgt Linville has been recovering in San Diego, California. The homecoming will take place at The Lift Bar and Grill in Boise. During the festivities, family members and friends will be hosting a fundraiser to raise support for all those who serve with proceeds being donated to the Semper Fi Fund.. Marine Sgt. Thomas Charlie Linville served as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. In January of 2011, during his second tour of duty, Linville was severely wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated near him. He was airlifted out of Afghanistan to the United States where he received extensive treatment for his injuries. Sgt Linville has received several ...
Kandahar International Airport (IATA: KDH) now has flights on Ariana Afghan Airlines [www.flyariana.com] & Kam Air between Kandahar, Dubai every Wednesday Ariana & Monday Kam Air; as well as three domestic flights per week between Kabul and Kandahar and one Domestic flight from Kandahar-Herat-Kandahar every Tuesday by KamAir. Pamir Airways has daily morning flights from Kabul which is cheaper than Kam Air and Ariana Airlines. Flights are also available by the UN & ICRC but are only open to UN staff and other approved organisations. ...
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By Stephen Lendman. Four weeks post 9/11, Washington launched naked aggression on Afghanistan, a country posing it no threat.. Planners had endless war and permanent occupation in mind - an imperial scheme planned months in advance, the 9/11 mother of all US false flags the phony pretext.. On October 28, 2007, candidate Obama lied, saying "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do.". He systematically violated every major promise made, continuing endless war on Afghanistan Bush began, maintaining permanent occupation - both leaders responsible for millions of deaths, vast destruction, unspeakable human misery, and a nation-state ravaged and destroyed, turned into nightmarish harshness for its people.. Whoever succeeds Obama in January 2017 will continue the same ruthless imperial agenda. America came to Afghanistan to stay, the fundamental rights of its people to live free at peace entirely ignored - ...
KEY ISSUES Context. Over the past decade, Afghanistan has made enormous progress in reconstruction, development and lifting per capita income. Security and political uncertainties, and weak institutions have constrained growth and weighed on social outcomes. With significant reform efforts and donor support, Afghanistan has maintained macroeconomic stability, implemented important structural reforms, and built policy buffers, but significant vulnerabilities remain. The IMF has been supporting Afghanistan through technical assistance and a three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Reviews under the ECF arrangement have been delayed. Outlook and risks. 2014 is a crucial year in the political and security transitions and the run-up to the transformation decade (2015-24). Assuming smooth political and security transitions, continued reform and donor financing, the outlook should be positive. Large security and development expenditure needs and a limited domestic revenue capacity
DAIKUNDI PROVINCE, Afghanistan, 19 September 2011 - Few roads lead to Daikundi, Afghanistan. It is the heartland of a hard land - so barren and remote, even the conflict cannot reach it. Ironically for a country at war, it is not violence that puts the lives of mothers and small children at risk but the simplest act of giving life and struggling to survive.
The U.S. Department of State reported that Afghanistan "cultivated a record 800 square miles of poppies" and the United Nations says that the 2004 crop, "more than three times as much as the year before, yielded nearly 90 percent of the worlds opium, the raw material for heroin," according to Kim Barker in the Chicago Tribune, April 7, 2005. [9]. Early in March 2004, she wrote, "the State Department warned that Afghanistan was in danger of becoming a narcotics state and that the countrys heroin production represents an enormous threat to world stability.". Afghanistans president Hamid Karzai, however, stated that "fewer poppies are being grown nationwide" this year, as he had "declared a holy war on poppies after his election in October" and a "new Counternarcotics Ministry was created." Additionally, the "international community stepped up its anti-poppy campaign" and local officials and police "a number of whom were involved in the drug trade - appeared to take poppy fighting more ...
While Afghanistan may not be high on your places-to-go list, the government is trying hard to offer more sightseeing opportunities.. A giant citadel overlooking the city of Herat has just reopened after several years and $2.4 million of restoration. The citadel dates back to when Alexander the Greats armies marched across Afghanistan on their way to India in 330 BC. It was used by a succession of dynasties and cultures before being destroyed by the Mongols. Most of the current citadel dates to the 14th and 15th centuries.. The restoration was done with the help of the U.S. and German governments and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The National Museum of Herat has opened inside the citadel, showcasing artifacts from the regions long history.. The citadel was a favorite stop on the old Asian overland hippie trail in the 1960s and 70s popularized by Lonely Planet. While Afghanistan is courting tourists once again and a few hardy adventure travel companies such as Hinterland Travel are offering ...
In Oqa, Chori Khuls village of some 40 low houses that gape doorless at the endless desert of northern Balkh province, few have heard of the billions of dollars of international aid that has poured into Afghanistan in the decade since the U.S.-led invasion. Just as well. The money has made little difference in the lives of Afghanistans children, who continue to die at the second-highest rate in the world: Fourteen every half hour, largely from preventable causes such as acute malnutrition, of which Afghanistan has one of the highest rates in the world. Health care officials in Balkh province-population 2 million-estimate that levels of acute malnutrition among the children here range between 7 and 10 percent. This means that as many as 40,000 children in Balkh, mostly infants and toddlers, are teetering, like Mohammad Zakrullah, between life in destitution and death from hunger ...
The mobile country code resource guide gives you the Afghanistan mobile code and shows you how to call a Afghanistan cell phone from Nauru.
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Islamabad, Dec 9 - Islamabad Saturday dismissed Afghan President Hamid Karzais allegation that the assassination bid on Afghan intelligence chief was planned in Pakistans Quetta city, Xinhua reported.. Assadullah Khalid, head of Afghanistans National Directorate of Security (NDS) and a confidant of Karzai, was injured in Thursdays attack in a guest house of the spy agency in Kabul.. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in revenge for the recent execution of several Taliban prisoners, saying the attacker posed as a peace messenger.. On Saturday, Karzai, however, ruled out the possibility of Talibans involvement in the attack, saying it was impossible for Taliban to carry out what he described as a "complicated attack".. He alleged that the attack was planned by Pakistan-based militants and called for investigation to ascertain the attackers.. Pakistan, however, asked Kabul to share intelligence with Pakistan instead of levelling charges.. "Before levelling charges the Afghan ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the governments ability to protect its citizens nearly 16 years into a war with insurgents.. The bomber drove into Kabuls heavily guarded diplomatic quarter during the morning rush hour, leaving behind a bloody scene of chaos and destruction in one of the worst attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan in 2014.. Most of the casualties were civilians, including women and children, said Ismail Kawasi, spokesman of the public health ministry. But the dead also included Afghan security guards at the facilities, including the U.S. Embassy, while 11 American contractors were wounded - none with life-threatening injuries, a U.S. State Department official said.. "I have been to many attacks, taken wounded people out of many blast sites, but I can say I have ever seen such a horrible attack as I ...
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan commandos killed 22 insurgents on Monday during an operation to capture a Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan, po
TEHRAN CONTINUES AFGHAN PSYOPS. Mr. Farrokhi, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting representative in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, announced that a new Iranian TV channel -- Jam-i Jam 3 -- will start operating at the end of February and its broadcasts will cover Afghanistan, Tajikistans Asia-Plus news agency reported on 24 January. "Now we have the opportunity to open a third channel to broadcast to Central Asia, including Afghanistan," Farrokhi said, adding that, "Iranian experts will soon bring the necessary technical equipment to Dushanbe." Iranian radio broadcasts already reach at least as far as Kabul, Iranian television broadcasts already cover much of western Afghanistan, and Afghan state broadcasting rebroadcasts Iranian television programs. Meanwhile, a special envoy of the Iranian Foreign Ministrys research and training department, a Mr. Mohsen [second name indistinct], met with the acting head of Kabuls Bakhtar Information Agency on 23 January, according to Radio Afghanistan. ...
Photos of Fatima and other children in the ward accompanied the article. In our room in Kabul, Hakim projected the photos on the wall. They were painful to see and so were the nods of comprehension from Afghans all too familiar with the agonies of poverty in a time of war.. As children grow, they need iodine to enable proper brain development. According to a UNICEF/GAIN report, "iodine deficiency is the most prevalent cause of brain damage worldwide. It is easily preventable, and through ongoing targeted interventions, can be eliminated." As recently as 2009 we learned that 70% of Afghan children faced an iodine deficiency.. Universal Salt Iodization (USI) is recognized as a simple, safe and cost-effective measure in addressing iodine deficiency. The World Bank reports that it costs $.05 per child, per year.. In 2012, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) announced a four-year project which aimed to reach nearly half of Afghanistans population - 15 ...
Read more about Afghanistan frees 75 Hizb-e-Islami prisoners on Business Standard. The Afghan government released at least 75 Hizb-E-Islami prisoners from Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul on Thursday.The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement signed between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Hizb-e-Islami
New posts: Knox Thames, Why arent we encouraging more religious tolerance in Afghanistan? (FP); Rabail Baig, The dishonorable defense of honor (FP). Brothers-in-arms? As NATO officials seek to stem the rise in attacks by Afghan security forces on NATO troops, they are also concerned about the increasing numbers of Afghan police and military forces being killed by one another (NYT). So far this year, Afghan soldiers or police officers have killed 53 of their comrades in 35 incidents, according to data compiled by NATO. The top NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen conceded Thursday that up to a quarter of the insider attacks on NATO troops could be caused either by Taliban infiltration or coercion, after Afghan president Hamid Karzai earlier claimed that most of these attacks are the result of infiltration by foreign spy agencies (NYT). Gen. Allen maintained, though, that NATO investigations have shown that most of the attacks still stemmed from personal grievances. Militants ...
The Talibans former chief spokesman, Mullah Mohammad Ishaq Nizami, reveals that talks are being held between Afghan President Hamid Karzais government and key lieutenants of former Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Mullah Nizami says that he has been relaying messages for months from Kabul to Mullah Omars aides in the Quetta Shura, the Talibans ruling council based in Pakistan. The Quetta Shura is thought to be responsible for orchestrating attacks across the border in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, Afghanistan. The disclosure contradicts British Prime Minister Gordon Browns carefully worded statement to Parliament a day earlier insisting that no negotiations would be held with Taliban leaders. "We are not negotiating with the leadership, but we want to support President Karzai in his efforts at reconciliation. If he is successful in bringing across those members of the insurgency who then declare that they will give up fighting and support democracy and be part of the system, then these are ...
After 20 years of war, many Afghans are desperately in need of psychotherapy. A new approach aims to address the needs of a deeply traumatized nation, as Martin Gerner reports
After 20 years of war, many Afghans are desperately in need of psychotherapy. A new approach aims to address the needs of a deeply traumatized nation, as Martin Gerner reports
At least 15 people were killed after multiple explosions rocked the funeral ceremony of an Afghan man killed during protests over the worsening security situation in the capital Kabu todayl, witnesses said.
By Spc. Gregory J. Argentieri, USASpecial to American Forces Press ServiceSource: Government of the United States of AmericaJALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2007 - A new partnership between U.S. and Afghan doctors here is helping the Afghan physicians do a better job of treating their own citizens.Army Dr. (Maj.) Lee J. Trombetta, a 555th Forward…
The high point of the American involvement in Afghanistan came in December of 2001, at a conference of various Afghan factions held in Bonn, when the Administrations candidate, Hamid Karzai, was named chairman of the interim government. (His appointment as President was confirmed six months later at a carefully orchestrated Afghan tribal council, known as a Loya Jirga.) It was a significant achievement, but there were major flaws in the broader accord. There was no agreement on establishing an international police force, no procedures for collecting taxes, no strategy for disarming either the many militias or individual Afghans, and no resolution with the Taliban. [...] The Bush Administration, facing a major war in Iraq, seemed eager to put the war in Afghanistan behind it. In January of 2003, Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, made a fifteen-hour visit to Kabul and announced, "Were clearly moving into a different phase, where our priority in Afghanistan is increasingly going to ...
KABUL, Afghanistan - As if the Taliban, car bombs, roadside bombs, leftover Soviet land mines, political unrest and errant NATO air attacks werent enough, Afghans are facing a new killer: the H1N1 flu pandemic.
Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in 1919. A brief experiment in democracy ended in a 1973 coup and a 1978 communist countercoup. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979 to support the tottering Afghan communist regime, touching off a long and destructive war. The USSR withdrew in 1989 under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-communist mujahidin rebels. A series of subsequent civil wars saw Kabul finally fall in 1996 to the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in 1994 to end the countrys civil war and anarchy. Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, a US, Allied, and anti-Taliban Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Usama BIN LADIN. A UN-sponsored Bonn Conference in 2001 established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption ...
Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in 1919. A brief experiment in democracy ended in a 1973 coup and a 1978 communist countercoup. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979 to support the tottering Afghan communist regime, touching off a long and destructive war. The USSR withdrew in 1989 under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-communist mujahidin rebels. A series of subsequent civil wars saw Kabul finally fall in 1996 to the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in 1994 to end the countrys civil war and anarchy. Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, a US, Allied, and anti-Taliban Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Usama BIN LADIN. A UN-sponsored Bonn Conference in 2001 established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption ...
Roshan Gul and Anar Gul are not related by blood, only by tragedy.They bear the same last name, and their villages were not so far apart in the days before both were bombed to rubble. Yet it took (Page 2 of 2)
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The human rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that the Iranian regime is expelling Afghani refugees who have been fleeing their war-torn country to seek refuge in Iran.. The organization claims, according to a recently published report, that Teheran arrests, harasses, and then returns the refugees back to Afghanistan without hearing their requests for asylum.. According to HRW, Teheran is putting them right back into the hostile, life-threatening war zone.. ...
If youre looking for the chief kingpin in the Afghanistan heroin trade, its the United States. The American mission has devolved to a Mafiosi-style arrangement that poisons every military and political alliance entered into by the U.S. and its puppet government in Kabul. It is a gangster occupation, in which U.S.-allied drug dealers are put in charge of the police and border patrol, while their rivals are placed on American hit lists, marked for death or capture. As a result, Afghanistan has been transformed into an opium plantation that supplies 90 percent of the worlds heroin. An article in the current issue of Harpers magazine explores the inner workings of the drug-infested U.S. occupation, its near-total dependence on alliances forged with players in the heroin trade. The story centers on the town of Spin Boldak, on the southeastern border with Pakistan, gateway to the opium fields of Kandahar and Helmand provinces. The chief Afghan drug lord is also the head of the border patrol and ...
Asadullah fled the scene after the shooting and is on the run, he added, and there were no survivors.. Mokhlis Afghan, spokesman for the Paktika governor, confirmed the attack and that one policeman had fled, adding that two others had been arrested.. Earlier in March, another nine Afghan police were killed, in the southern province of Uruzgan, in an insurgent attack that authorities said was believed to have been facilitated by a fellow officer and suspected Taliban infiltrator.. The gunman in Fridays attack and his victims belong to the so-called local Afghan police, militias that form part of the governments security forces but do not come under the national police set-up.. Paktika is a hotbed of the Haqqani network, essentially a faction of the Taliban allied to Al-Qaeda, and neighbours Pakistans tribal belt, which Washington considers to be a global hub of Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.. The Taliban, who have been fighting an insurgency against Hamid Karzais government in Kabul and its ...
In that attack, 10 Taliban fighters, with the help of defectors from the Afghan military base, infiltrated the installation by claiming they were bringing in wounded soldiers for treatment and started firing on unarmed troops and officers. The attack lasted for hours. Two fighters blew themselves up, seven died in the assault and Afghan authorities detained one.. There is now a shortage of coffins for all the dead Afghan troops.. Since President Barack Obamas withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the Pakistan-backed Taliban has made steady strides forward in retaking much of the territory it had lost to the Afghan regime in northern Kunduz and in the Helmand province, one of the most brutal battlefields between the Taliban and U.S. troops.. Approximately 6,700 Afghan servicemembers died fighting the Taliban in 2016.. Article reposted with permission from The Daily Caller. Dont forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to ...
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 ...
Afghanistan is bordered on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the extreme northeast by China, on the east and south by Pakistan, and by Iran on the west. The country is split east to west by the Hindu Kush mountain range, rising in the east to heights of 24,000 ft (7,315 m). With the exception of the southwest, most of the country is covered by high snow-capped mountains and is traversed by deep valleys.. Capital City: Kabul. Languages: Dari Persian and Pashto, other regional languages and dialects are spoken.. Population: 30 million. Currency: Afghani. ...
The following is a posting from The Jacksonian Party.. The following is a position paper of The Jacksonian Party.. Of all the things that cannot be done, Nation Building is the one that cannot be done from the outside. To have a Nation one must have a people committed to it, willing to stand up for their neighbors to live under the rule of law and be able to expect some modicum of protection from their government. When reading Sen. Liebermans piece in The Wall Street Journal of 06 FEB 2009, I come away agreeing with much and disagreeing with some areas. While I have disagreed with Sen. Lieberman on many social issues, on military and foreign affairs I find more than majority agreement with his positions.. First and foremost is a strategic coherence on the fighting in the Afghanistan theater, as it is more than just Afghanistan a full and complete approach that includes Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan is essential. I have looked at the main supply ...
In Western Asia, Afghan refugees constitute one of the main vulnerable populations with drug and HIV treatment needs. However, there is not considerable provision of drug and HIV services for this group. The study aimed to describe the provision of drug treatment and harm reduction services for Afghan refugees in Iran, the most populous Persian Gulf country. With the collaboration of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tehran, Iran, a project was conducted by Rebirth Society in 2010 to provide free drug and HIV treatment and harm reduction services. Two drop-in-centers were allocated to the project. Six outreach peer members and four staff members were trained. Data were collected by a checklist and analyzed by SPSS version 18. Eighty-one Afghan refugees were admitted. All of them were drug users and needed HIV services. Drug treatments such as methadone maintenance treatment and therapeutic community services were provided. In addition, harm reduction programs such as condom ...
Many service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have difficulties adjusting back to civilian life. Research shows that symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are particularly high in returning Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans, and that combat-related nightmares and sleep disturbances are common in veterans with PTSD. This is of concern because people with these problems will often use unhealthy ways of coping. Although combat-related nightmares and difficulty sleeping are highly distressing, there are helpful treatments that do not involve taking medication. One of these treatments teaches specific skills to help people improve their sleep habits and to change their nightmares so that they are less upsetting. This treatment can be very helpful and research shows that people experience decreases in the frequency and severity of their nightmares, decreased symptoms of depression and PTSD, and improved sleep quality and quantity after ...
1. Xydakis MS, FravelI MD, Casler JD. Analysis of Battlefield Head and Neck Injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. Otol Head and Neck Surg 2005; 133: 497- 504 2. Brennan J. Experience of first deployed otolaryngology team in Operation Iraqi Freedom: the changing face of combat injuries. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006; 134(1): 100- 105 3. Jackson DS, Batty CG, Ryan JM, McGregor WS. The Falklands War: Army Field Surgical Experience. Ann R ColI Surg Eng 1983; 65: 281-285 4. Dobson JE, NewelI MJ, Shepherd JP. Trends in Maxillofacial Injuries in Wartime (1914-1986). Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1989; 27: 441-450 5. Gibbons AJ, Mackenzie N Lessons Learned in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from British Military Deployments in Afghanistan. JR Army Med Corps 2010; 156:110-113 6. Powers D B, Robertson O B. Ten Common Myths of Ballistic Injuries. Oral Maxillofacial Surg Clin N Am.2005; 17: 251-259 7. Gokel T. Improvised Explosive Devices and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Oral Maxillofacial Surg Clin N Am ...
Dr. Dennis Donovan, Director of the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI), was appointed to and serves as one of 17 members of a National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee to Evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services. The committee will comprehensively assess the quality, capacity, and access to mental health care services, including treatment of substance use disorders, for veterans who served in the Armed Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND). The IOM committee will assess the spectrum of mental health services available across the entire US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nationally. The committee will determine the extent to which veterans are afforded choices with respect to modes of treatment and will determine whether, and the extent to which, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are being offered a full range of necessary mental health services in the ...
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1017, the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act, tonight, putting Americas veterans one step closer to gaining access to chiropractic care at all major Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. The bill was approved 365:6. H.R. 1017 requires the VA to have doctors of chiropractic on staff at no fewer than 75 major VA medical centers before the end of 2011 and for all major VA medical centers to have a doctor of chiropractic on staff before the end of 2013. There are nearly 160 VA treatment facilities nationwide. Currently, the VA provides chiropractic care at 32 treatment facilities across the country. The bill comes after a recent VA report, Analysis of VA Health Care Utilization Among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans, from Feb 2010 which cites diseases of Musculoskeletal System/Connective System, such as back pain, as the number one ailment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans ...
Preparing to give a talk to the Stop the War coalition in the UK, Ive reflected on 15 years of war. I spent the first five years in the military and most of the time since then working to transform our militaristic society with Iraq Veterans Against the War. These are my reflections from the decade and a half Global War on Terror. 2001: I joined the Army and through basic training I learned the violence of war is made possible in part by demonizing and dehumanizing the people on the other end of US military actions and by desensitizing warfighters to the human cost of war. 2002: I saw that the Global War on Terror has many fronts. Drill Sergeants told us to prepare for war, I expected to deploy to Afghanistan. Instead I was deployed to Kuwait, and a year before the invasion of Iraq we were holding training exercises on the border in the same location we would cross in the invasion. Congress approved the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, solidifying the sense that we are in a ...

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... produces 90 percent of the worlds opium, and the United Nations says as much as 15 percent of Afghanistans Gross ... Generally, it was only during the Golden Era of Afghanistan, under King Zahir Shah and his father (1929-1974), that Afghanistan ... Afghanistan has one of the highest mortality rates in the world: one in five children dies before the age of five and one out ... Afghanistan is one of the poorest and least educated countries in the world. After three decades of armed conflict in ...
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There are almost 2.5 million registered refugees from Afghanistan. They comprise the largest protracted refugee population in ... P.O. Box 3232, ***POUCH STILL VIA LO-OFFICE FOR UNHCR, REPRESENTATION AFGHANISTAN IN ISLAMABAD***, Kabul, Afghanistan ... Kart-e Shafakhana, Behind Mandawi, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Mailing Address:. p.o. Box 1263, House 24, Street 89, G-6/3,, ... The UNHCR Representative in Afghanistan. Street Address:. ICON Compound, Supreme Road,Pule-e-Charkhi,Dispatury Police District ...
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Afghanistan WarAfghanistan War

Afghanistan Has No Plans to Renew Taliban Peace Talks. The decision comes amid escalating Taliban-led violence in Afghanistan. ... U.S. Military Reveals Many More Troops in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says there are actually 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, ... Trump Vows to Win in Afghanistan, Wont Reveal Numbers. President Donald Trump said he would shift U.S. strategy in Afghanistan ... U.S. Officials Plan More Troops For Afghanistan. Trump is expected to make a decision about troop movement to Afghanistan ...
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... entered a period of continuous civil conflict in 1978, when a Marxist faction staged a coup and set out to ... According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, there were 111 documented cases during the first nine months ... Despite tens of thousands of additional U.S. and allied troops, and the ongoing development of the Afghan army, Afghanistan ... Afghanistan was ranked 176 out of 178 countries surveyed in Transparency Internationals 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index. ...
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Newsline | Afghanistan  | UNICEFNewsline | Afghanistan | UNICEF

Afghanistan launches the International Year of Sanitation. KABUL, Afghanistan, 20 March 2008 - Afghanistan has launched the ... KABUL, Afghanistan, 1 July 2008 - A recent report on juvenile justice in Afghanistan notes that there is a long way to go ... HERAT, Afghanistan, 7 October 2014 - The temperature is over 37°C (98°F) in this ancient city in western Afghanistan, but the ... Afghanistan struggles with a food crisis in the harshest of seasons. BAMYAN, Afghanistan, 9 December 2008 - For the people of ...
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Resuming activities in 1989 from a new base in Peshawar, Pakistan, CARE delivered assistance to Afghanistan from across the ... CARE first established its mission in Afghanistan in 1961, but suspended activities after the Russian invasion of 1979. ... Home > Asia and Pacific > Afghanistan. Afghanistan. Earthquake in Afghanistan. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern ... In Afghanistan, its difficult and often dangerous for girls to go to school. For almost two decades, CARE has been working ...
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Culture of Afghanistan. References[edit]. *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. www.cia.gov ... "Afghanistan: An Abridged History." Fenestra Books. ISBN 1-58736-169-8.. *Hopkins, B. D. 2008. The Making of Modern Afghanistan ... "Afghanistan in 2009: A Survey of the Afghan People" (PDF). Kabul, Afghanistan: The Asia Foundation. Archived (PDF) from the ... "Afghanistan in 2010 - A survey of the Afghan people" (PDF). Kabul, Afghanistan: The Asia Foundation. Archived (PDF) from the ...
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Harry Afghanistan. Prince Harry races out from the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow crew members, to scramble his ... Apache helicopter at Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan in this photograph taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool ...
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But the resistance could not have gone on as long as it has without the substantial support of the people of Afghanistan. ... That the war continues after all this time - since the Soviets first sent troops into neighboring Afghanistan back in the ... Yet, what the analogy overlooks is that - wholly apart from the question of motives - Afghanistan shares a thousand-mile-long ... What is happening in Afghanistan, however, deserves the attention of people of goodwill everywhere, not just because of the ...
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Afghanistan - New York MagazineAfghanistan - New York Magazine

See an archive of all afghanistan stories published on the New York Media network, which includes NYMag, The Cut, Vulture, and ... Trumps New Afghanistan Strategy: Keep the Minerals!Struggling to find a reason to prolong Americas war in Afghanistan, the ... Trump Says New Afghanistan Strategy Is to Stop Announcing Afghanistan StrategyHe offered few details, saying, "Americas ... Trumps Bold New Afghanistan Strategy: Neither Bold, Nor New, Nor a StrategyTo the extent that its bold, its dangerous; to ...
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Afghanistan Survival SkillsAfghanistan Survival Skills

Gopal moved to Afghanistan in 2008, and for more than two years found the answers to these questions. He wasnt part of the ... Give this book to anyone you know who plans on joining the US military or blames Islam for the US occupation of Afghanistan - ... It has been more than a decade since I trudged through the mountains of Afghanistan, and drove over the countrys broken roads ... The most frustrating revelations of the book, for those of us who lost friends in Afghanistan, were the details of why the ...
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The 350th British soldier to die in Afghanistan was killed last week by a booby-trapped device. In an extract from his new book ... Afghanistan: the Bomb Hunters. The 350th British soldier to die in Afghanistan was killed last week by a booby-trapped device. ... I could join the police force - its better money and I wouldnt have to come back to Afghanistan. I would go home every night ... But it was painfully clear that many more bomb hunters were needed in Afghanistan. The shortage has been caused, in part, by a ...
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Afghanistans climatic and ethnic diversity has contributed to a wide variety of traditional habitations, particularly among ... Central Asian arts: Afghanistan and the sedentary population of Turkistan. …region of Central Asia includes Afghanistan, ... National Public Radio - Photos From Afghanistan: Natural Beauty, Not War. *Jewish Virtual Library - Afghanistan Virtual Jewish ... More About Afghanistan. 18 references found in Britannica articles. Assorted References. *coinage* In coin: Later Persia, ...
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Helping Afghans Build Afghanistan | HuffPostHelping Afghans Build Afghanistan | HuffPost

Afghanistan has great economic potential. This has to be shown to the Afghan people, to get them enthused about the potential ... Afghanistan needs to counter such efforts with focused protective tariffs or with its own subsidies. This is just one aspect of ... The first requirement is for Afghanistan to be able to meet its own needs, not only with food, but with energy, light ... This is a sector that could provide the wealth to transform Afghanistan, but it is fraught with difficulties. The first major ...
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The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.
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Afghanistan Relief CommitteeAfghanistan Relief Committee

... ORGANIZATION. Founded 1980.. Location:. New York City. Founding Date:. 1980. Name. Occupation. ... US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1969-73. Claiborne Pell. Politician. 22-Nov-1918. 1-Jan-2009. US Senator from Rhode Island, 1961- ...
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Afghanistan War | Tag | PBS NewsHourAfghanistan War | Tag | PBS NewsHour

Soldier wounded in Afghanistan receives historic penis transplant More than 1,300 U.S. men fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan ... Directorate S traces Pakistans role at the heart of the Afghanistan war The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan for more ... What more women in government would mean for Afghanistan War is a reality of life in Afghanistan, but its not all-consuming, ... Among the more than 2.5 million men and women who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are many veterans -- ...
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AFGHANISTAN | WHAT REALLY HAPPENEDAFGHANISTAN | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Afghanistan produced 6,400 metric tons of opium that same year. The largest share of US heroin is Afghanistan-sourced. It is ... Trump Debuts Afghanistan Strategy: We Are Not Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ... Graham to Trump: Afghanistan Pullout Could Cause Another 9/11. By: Old_Logan. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ... Bush Afghanistan Invasion Has Trump Declare Opioid Epidemic National Emergency. By: alexmark. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ...
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Afghanistan Archives - Macleans.caAfghanistan Archives - Macleans.ca

Trump is right: Afghanistan isnt a lost cause. Young, educated Afghans are working to reclaim the country-and they need help ... Why Afghanistans ambassador to Canada was called home. Amidst claims of a fake dispatch to Kabul, a conspiracy against her ... Fighting in Afghanistan: You have the watches. We have the time. The unspoken truth underpinning Donald Trumps latest policy ... Trumps Afghanistan plan involves 3,900 more troops, officials say. Trump offered few specifics of how his strategy would be ...
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US Strategy In Afghanistan Recipe For Disaster, Pentagon Report Warns. By: MTJ. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ... The War In Afghanistan Has Turned A Generation Of Children Into Heroin Addicts. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ... US Cant Say Whether Or Not $759 Million Spent On Education In Afghanistan Helped Anything. By: MTJ. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ... YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK - The U.S. Military Spent Millions Bringing Nine Italian Goats To Afghanistan. Tags: *AFGHANISTAN ...
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Obamas Afghanistan Contradiction - Mother JonesObama's Afghanistan Contradiction - Mother Jones

Obamas Afghanistan Contradiction. Hes trying to sell a tough slog while saying his commitment is not open-ended.. David Corn ... With the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama faces a contradiction. He says he wants to win the war but he will not ... Gibbs noted that Obama had yet to see McChrystals review, but he said over and over that the Afghanistan war had been "under- ... Yet the mission in Afghanistan, as defined by Obama, will take loads of time. How Obama deals with this friction could end up ...
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Update: Afghanistan | Travel + LeisureUpdate: Afghanistan | Travel + Leisure

The American bombing of Afghanistan began on October 7 last year, almost a month after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade ... In Afghanistan a few months before September 11, I ran into a middle-aged Australian who said he "did it" with his companion-" ... While in Afghanistan in April of last year, I was often interrogated by Afghans about what seemed to them the "white peoples" ... It was no use saying that human needs were minimal in Afghanistan, and that the idea of luxury for many Afghans was a roof, ...
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Why Afghanistan matters - Foreign PolicyWhy Afghanistan matters - Foreign Policy

Why Afghanistan matters. Steve Coll splains it. Here are his four scary headings: The Nineties Afghan Civil War on Steroids ...
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Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline - WikipediaTurkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline - Wikipedia

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI), also known as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, is a natural gas ... Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Redirected from Trans-Afghanistan ... "TAPI: India, Afghanistan Fail to Agree on Transit Fee". The Gazette of Central Asia. Satrapia. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-05-06 ... Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI). A map of the proposed route of TAPI by the U.S. Energy Information ...
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Pain Ray Recalled From Afghanistan | WIREDPain Ray Recalled From Afghanistan | WIRED

Sharon Weinberger and I started pestering the military about the decision to send a microwave heat ray gun to Afghanistan. ... Pain Ray Recalled From Afghanistan. The Danger Room family gets results! Several weeks ago, site co-founder Sharon Weinberger ... The folks we spoke with at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Afghanistan seemed inclined to agree. (A ... and I started pestering the military about the decision to send a microwave heat ray gun to Afghanistan. Blasting the locals ...
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Prince Harry races out from the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow crew members, to scramble his Apache helicopter at Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan in this photograph taken November 3, 2012. (yahoo.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: Keep the Minerals! (nymag.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)
  • 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)
  • 'Mother of All Bombs' Kills 36 ISIS Fighters in Afghanistan "It felt like the heavens were falling," one local said. (nymag.com)
  • U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs,' Biggest Non-Nuke Ever Used, in Afghanistan The 22,000-pound bomb was dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan. (nymag.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The folks we spoke with at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Afghanistan seemed inclined to agree. (wired.com)
  • The few Western reporters who have braved formidable difficulties to get into Afghanistan tell of a grim and relentless conflict that - while involving occasional acts of terror from both sides - is increasingly marked by pervasive and ruthless measures from the Soviets. (csmonitor.com)
  • Russia going back to Afghanistan? (csmonitor.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Major General Lorimer said he had seen signs of real progress despite the complexities of the task in Afghanistan and expressed optimism, while striking a note of caution, about both the resources needed and the timescales the coalition was operating under. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • 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)
  • As a refugee, without work prospects, he returned to Afghanistan and opened a cell-phone repair shop - a highly valued profession in a place where cell-phones are not easily replaced. (truthout.org)
  • Irrigation is not extensive in Afghanistan, most of which is semi-arid, and aid efforts over the past decade or more have focused on trying to extend it, with mixed results. (reuters.com)
  • After September 11 attacks some people came to believe that a possible motivation for the attacks included justifying the invasions of Afghanistan as well as geostrategic interests such as the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline project. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is a sector that could provide the wealth to transform Afghanistan, but it is fraught with difficulties. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Afghanistan is one of the poorest and least educated countries in the world. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Yet the mission in Afghanistan, as defined by Obama, will take loads of time. (motherjones.com)
  • Everything he saw or did in Afghanistan in those days had passed for him in a happy daze. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Helmand province, the largest in Afghanistan, is without doubt currently the most dangerous place on the planet. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • There are many reasons I left, some of which I am still coming to understand - Anand Gopal's book No Good Men Among the Living has helped me reconcile these reasons more than any of the many books I've read on Afghanistan. (truthout.org)
  • This poses a dilemma for him: can he simultaneously keep Democrats from open rebellion by promising that Afghanistan won't turn into a Vietnam-like sinkhole, while preserving GOP support by standing firm on the war? (motherjones.com)
  • CARE first established its mission in Afghanistan in 1961, but suspended activities after the Russian invasion of 1979. (care.org)
  • Through 2014, the international community estimates that Afghanistan will require at least $9 billion a year to sustain current operations and fund development. (globalsecurity.org)
  • This is the second in a three part series on the changes that may be expected over the next year in Afghanistan. (brookings.edu)