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  1. Russia 'Perhaps' Supplying Taliban in Afghanistan

    Globalsecurity.org - Technology 03.23 / 21:37 globalsecurity.org
    Russia may be supplying the Taliban as they fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a top U.S. military commander said…
  2. Russia may be helping Taliban in Afghanistan: US general

    Tribune.com.pk - Pakistan 03.23 / 18:11 tribune.com.pk
    Moscow has been critical of the United States over its handling of the war in Afghanistan The post Russia may be helping Taliban in Afghanistan: US general appeared first on The Express…
  3. Best option for the US/Trump administration in Afghanistan: Work with Russia and China

    Sott.net - World 03.23 / 18:03 sott.net
    A report of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), especially prepared for the US Congress and the Trump administration, finds what should be called a magnanimous failure of the US in achieving any of its major objectives in Afghanistan even after spending almost 16 years in the country. Ironic though it may sound, this report, along with its list of grave threats that the US needs to tackle, endorses the war as, what Trump himself has called, totally…
  4. SAS soldier claims civilians were killed in Afghanistan

    Newstalkzb.co.nz - Politics 03.23 / 17:50 newstalkzb.co.nz
    An SAS soldier says civilians were killed in a raid in Afghanistan in 2010. It comes as the government and Defence Force continue to deal with the fallout of claims by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson. The soldier, speaking to the New Zealand Herald, who was not personally in the raid, said it's widely known among the elite military group. They said two people found shot dead were killed by SAS marksmen who thought they were acting under the Rules of Engagement. The other four are said to…
  5. Taliban overtakes Sangin district in Helmand province, Afghanistan

    Upi.com -World 03.23 / 12:27 www.upi.com
    Strategic Sangin district in Afghanistan's embattled Helmand province fell to Taliban forces on Thursday, local military and government officials…
  6. Strategic district in southern Afghanistan, Sangin, falls to Taliban

    PittsburghPost-World 03.23 / 11:13 post-gazette.com
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, the culmination of a yearslong offensive that took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan, according to local o…
  7. America Can't Terror-Proof Afghanistan

    Nationalinterest.org - Politics 03.23 / 01:14 nationalinterest.org
    Barnett R. Rubin Security, Asia More U.S. troops in Afghanistan may result in more direct combat with the Taliban. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a conflict in possession of no military solution must be in want of more troops. Or so one would think from the recommendations on how to succeed in Afghanistan made by Gen. John Nicholson, the force commander in Afghanistan; Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of Central Command; and Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.…
  8. China and Afghanistan: Rite of Passage for Global Powers

    Diplomaticourier.com - Politics 03.22 / 23:37 diplomaticourier.com
    The two high Asian states, China and Afghanistan, which share a small border in the Wakhan region, were subject to a recent flurry of news coverage concerning a Chinese military endeavor underway in Afghanistan. If true, it suggests that perhaps China may be following in the footsteps of the United States, which has had a […] The post China and Afghanistan: Rite of Passage for Global Powers appeared first on Diplomatic…
  9. New Approach Needed for Peace in Afghanistan

    Globalissues.org - World 03.22 / 23:36 globalissues.org
    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - When the United States went to war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban's despicable treatment of women was cited by First Lady Laura Bush as one of the main reasons for going to war. Yet, since that regime fell 15 years ago, the Afghan government has neither included women in the peacebuilding process, nor has it stemmed the endemic rate of violence against them.Read the full story, “New Approach Needed for Peace in Afghanistan”, on globalissues.org →…
  10. Afghanistan welcomes US General’s call for deployment of more troops

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 03.22 / 23:14 khaama.com
    The Afghan government has welcomed a call by the top US commander in Afghanistan to increase the number of US forces in the country. Gen. John Nicholson who is also in the command of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan made the call during his speech to  the Senate Armed Services Committee last month. Read the full …
  11. Prominent religious cleric killed in East of Afghanistan

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 03.22 / 23:14 khaama.com
    A prominent religious cleric and former member of the provincial council of eastern Laghman province succumbed to his injuries he sustained during an attack by gunmen. The provincial government in Nangarhar said Qari Rohullah was shifted to Nangarhar for the treatment after he was critically injured in the attack. Qari Rohullah was serving as the Read the full…
  12. Afghanistan elects first rap artist as the ‘Afghan Star’

    Khaama.com - Afghanistan 03.22 / 23:14 khaama.com
    The first rap artist to make to the final of the popular Afghan Star music competition was elected the winner as he managed to attract considerable fan with his songs, mainly focusing on the ongoing challenges of the country. The season 12 Afghan Star winner Sayed Jamal Mubarez was contesting for the title along with Read the full…
  13. Islamic State Kill Over 30 after Attacking a Military Hospital in Afghanistan

    Moderntokyotimes.com - Crime 03.22 / 21:06 moderntokyotimes.com
    Islamic State Kill Over 30 after Attacking a Military Hospital in Afghanistan Amina Qamar, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The growing menace of ISIS (Islamic State) in Afghanistan is being witnessed by massacres against Shia Muslims and the latest terrorist attack against a military hospital in Kabul. Reports indicate that ISIS…
  14. ‘Pakistan to blame for violence in Afghanistan’

    Navhindtimes.in - World 03.22 / 19:35 navhindtimes.in
    Washington: Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has accused Pakistan of supporting terrorist organisations and praised India for being helpful in the development of his country. Pakistan’s reluctance to end its support for terrorism underpins the continuation of violence in Afghanistan and the region, Rabbani said while speaking on Afghanistan’s foreign policy priorities and implications for …