Afghanistan

Country Afghanistan
Capital Kabul
Continent Asia(South Asia)
Currency Afghani(AFN)
Languages Pashto & Dari

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Introduction

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 counter-coup. 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 mujahedin 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 country's civil war and anarchy. Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., a U.S., Allied, and anti-Taliban Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Osama BIN LADIN. The UN-sponsored Bonn Conference in 2001 established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption of a new constitution, a presidential election in 2004, and National Assembly elections in 2005. In December 2004, Hamid KARZAI became the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan and the National Assembly was inaugurated the following December. Karzai was re-elected in November 2009 for a second term. Despite gains toward building a stable central government, a resurgent Taliban and continuing provincial instability - particularly in the south and the east - remain serious challenges for the Afghan Government.

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Islamic State in Afghanistan Growing Bigger, More Dangerous - Voice of AmericaIslamic State in Afghanistan Growing Bigger, More Dangerous  Voice of America

The collapse of the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq is doing little to slow down the terror group's branch in Afghanistan.



Pakistani Duplicity Caused the United States to Lose in Afghanistan - The National Interest OnlinePakistani Duplicity Caused the United States to Lose in Afghanistan  The National Interest Online

Islamabad's objectives for Afghanistan have always been different than those of the United States.



Correspondent’s diary Afghanistan beyond the blast walls - The EconomistCorrespondent’s diary Afghanistan beyond the blast walls  The Economist

WAR-ZONES ARE often more ordinary than you expect. So it was recently when I made my first trip to Afghanistan. As we pulled out of Hamid Karzai airport in ...



'We can live or we can die': How cricket redefined a war-torn nation - CNN'We can live or we can die': How cricket redefined a war-torn nation  CNN

(CNN) He closes his eyes and the memories flood back. No clean water. No clothes. No shoes. With temperatures north of 45 degrees, his was a world about ...



What Trump's pardon of war criminals says about US policy in Afghanistan - TRT WorldWhat Trump's pardon of war criminals says about US policy in Afghanistan  TRT World

US president's decision to pardon US soldiers who carried out murders in Afghanistan and Iraq is just one way in which Washington avoids accountability for its ...



Misguided Talks With the Taliban Won’t Bring Peace to Afghanistan - The WireMisguided Talks With the Taliban Won’t Bring Peace to Afghanistan  The Wire

An interim government arrangement involving the Taliban may be politically expedient for the US but will leave Afghanistan and the entire world worse-off.



State departure Why Afghanistan’s government is losing the war with the Taliban - The EconomistState departure Why Afghanistan’s government is losing the war with the Taliban  The Economist

SITTING ON A dusty rug beside their lorries at the edge of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second city, a group of middle-aged drivers explain the difference between ...



Ire v Afg, 2nd ODI, report Shahzad hundred, Naib six-for as Afghanistan level series 21 - International Cricket CouncilIre v Afg, 2nd ODI, report Shahzad hundred, Naib six-for as Afghanistan level series 21  International Cricket Council

Mohammad Shahzad's brisk hundred and fifties from Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran, followed by disciplined bowling helped Afghanistan beat Ireland by ...



Ireland v Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad hits century as visitors level series - BBC SportIreland v Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad hits century as visitors level series  BBC Sport

Mohammad Shahzad strikes an 87-ball century as Afghanistan beat Ireland by ?? runs to draw level in their two-game ODI series at Stormont.



Funeral to be held today for Georgia Guardsman who died in Afghanistan - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFuneral to be held today for Georgia Guardsman who died in Afghanistan  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Funeral to be held today for Georgia Guardsman who died in Afghanistan this month in non-combat incident.



In southern Afghanistan, U.S. airstrikes kill up to 18 members of Afghan forces - The Washington PostIn southern Afghanistan, U.S. airstrikes kill up to 18 members of Afghan forces  The Washington Post

KABUL — U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan killed as many as 18 Afghan police officers late Thursday during heavy ground fighting with Taliban forces near the ...



Afghanistan Appoints Woman to Head State-run Film Company - The Jerusalem PostAfghanistan Appoints Woman to Head State-run Film Company  The Jerusalem Post

Islamabad - The Afghan government has appointed the first female director-general for its state-run film production company, Afghan Film Organization (AFO).



Russian FSB Chief Warns Of IS Threat From Afghanistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyRussian FSB Chief Warns Of IS Threat From Afghanistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The head of Russia's Federal Security *Service* (FSB) says that militants from the extremist group Islamic State (IS) have been amassing in northern Afghanistan, ...



Three children killed in roadside blast in western Afghanistan - Al Jazeera EnglishThree children killed in roadside blast in western Afghanistan  Al Jazeera English

Another 20 people wounded in the explosion that went off in a market in Herat province.



“They're more legitimate than the government”—the Taliban in Afghanistan - The Economist“They're more legitimate than the government”—the Taliban in Afghanistan  The Economist

AFGHANISTAN'S GOVERNMENT still struggles for legitimacy after 18 years and almost a trillion dollars spent fighting the Taliban; we ask why. A list of the ...



U.S. Raises the Stakes in Afghanistan From the Air - Foreign PolicyU.S. Raises the Stakes in Afghanistan From the Air  Foreign Policy

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan—Capt. Safdar Mohammad Andarabi sits with his elbows resting on his knees inside one of the three ramshackle buildings he and his ...



Ire v Afg, 2nd ODI, preview Jolted Afghanistan eye comeback against reassured Ireland 20 May 19 - International Cricket CouncilIre v Afg, 2nd ODI, preview Jolted Afghanistan eye comeback against reassured Ireland 20 May 19  International Cricket Council

A 72-run loss in the first game of the series has come as a major wake-up call for Afghanistan before the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.



Taliban Target Aid Groups, in an Ominous Turn in Afghanistan - The New York TimesTaliban Target Aid Groups, in an Ominous Turn in Afghanistan  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban attack on two aid organizations last week, the deadliest episode in a recent surge of violence against humanitarian workers in ...



India, Afghanistan weigh port discounts to drive Chabahar trade - JOC.comIndia, Afghanistan weigh port discounts to drive Chabahar trade  JOC.com

India and Afghanistan are considering offering concessions on transport costs to reinvigorate containerized trade between the two countries via Iran's Chabahar ...



India Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan - The DiplomatIndia Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan  The Diplomat

India delivered the first two of four Mi-24V helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on May 16.



What's next in Afghanistan? The Taliban answer. - PRIWhat's next in Afghanistan? The Taliban answer.  PRI

The US has been fighting the Taliban for almost two decades. The group has waged a bloody war in Afghanistan and has killed scores of civilians. Now the US ...



Pete Buttigieg Explains How Serving in Afghanistan Helped His Rise to Improbable 2020 Presidential Contender - NewsweekPete Buttigieg Explains How Serving in Afghanistan Helped His Rise to Improbable 2020 Presidential Contender  Newsweek

There are movie wars, full of fire and fury, and then there are the real wars familiar to anyone who's served in a combat zone: 85 percent routine, even boring, ...



Afghanistan: NDS special forces kill 4 IS militants - Business StandardAfghanistan: NDS special forces kill 4 IS militants  Business Standard

Read more about Afghanistan: NDS special forces kill 4 IS militants on Business Standard. At least four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an operation ...



Afghanistan: millions still in desperate need after floods crisis - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan: millions still in desperate need after floods crisis - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Afghanistan about Disaster Management, Food and Nutrition, IDPs, Drought, Flash Flood and more; published on 21 May ...



Military Pressure and Body Counts in Afghanistan - War on the RocksMilitary Pressure and Body Counts in Afghanistan  War on the Rocks

For years, the U.S. military has been reporting how much territory the Afghan government controls as compared to how much the Taliban controls as a.



ICC World Cup team analysis: Afghanistan - an inspirational side - The HinduICC World Cup team analysis: Afghanistan - an inspirational side  The Hindu

In the early stage of the ICC World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe last year, Afghanistan was down and almost out. After losing to teams like Hong ...



Beijing Eyes Afghanistan's Intimate Wars - Foreign PolicyBeijing Eyes Afghanistan's Intimate Wars  Foreign Policy

BAHORAK, Afghanistan—The valley is like many others in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Badakhshan: verdant trees and fields dwarfed by dusty ...



Taliban Overrun District Center in South Afghanistan - Voice of AmericaTaliban Overrun District Center in South Afghanistan  Voice of America

The Taliban captured a district center Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 government soldiers. The fighting comes as Russia asserted the ...



Afghanistan's Mina Mangal: ‘A strong, self-made woman’ gunned down in broad daylight - Global VoicesAfghanistan's Mina Mangal: ‘A strong, self-made woman’ gunned down in broad daylight  Global Voices

As conflict and insecurity layers doubt over Afghanistan's recent achievements, the figure of Mina Mangal stood tall as a marker of progress — until she was ...



Taliban rejects calls for Ramadan truce in Afghanistan - BBC NewsTaliban rejects calls for Ramadan truce in Afghanistan  BBC News

The Taliban in Afghanistan has rejected calls for a Ramadan ceasefire and attacked the traditional council, or loya jirga, which made the proposal. The grand ...



India delivers first two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan - IHS Jane's 360India delivers first two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan  IHS Jane's 360

India has delivered the first two of four refurbished Russian-built Mil Mi-24 'Hind' attack helicopters it had promised the Afghan National Defense and Security ...



ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (21 May 2019) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebACLED Regional Overview – Asia (21 May 2019) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Afghanistan and 6 other countries about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Protection and Human Rights; published on 21 May 2019 ...



US Won't Track Key Data On Taliban Strength In Afghanistan - NPRUS Won't Track Key Data On Taliban Strength In Afghanistan  NPR

A watchdog report says the U.S. military is no longer collecting — and therefore no longer releasing — one of the most concrete measures of the war's progress.



Funeral Held for Georgia Guardsman Who Died in Afghanistan - U.S. News & World ReportFuneral Held for Georgia Guardsman Who Died in Afghanistan  U.S. News & World Report

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A citizen-soldier in the Army National Guard has been buried in southeast Georgia after he died from undisclosed causes while ...



Number of IS-K fighters in Afghanistan on the rise, states Pentagon report - IHS Jane's 360Number of IS-K fighters in Afghanistan on the rise, states Pentagon report  IHS Jane's 360

The number of Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) fighters operating in Afghanistan may have increased fivefold within a year, according to a 17 May report to the US ...



India hands over two Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan - LivemintIndia hands over two Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan  Livemint

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday handed over a pair of Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan with the aim of strengthening the Afghan air force as it battles a deadly ...



US-Taliban talks for peace in Afghanistan: What we know so far - Al Jazeera EnglishUS-Taliban talks for peace in Afghanistan: What we know so far  Al Jazeera English

Latest round of talks ended with US envoy saying 'faster progress' needed in talks with Taliban to end the 18-year war.



Funeral planned for soldier who died in non-combat incident in Afghanistan - ArmyTimes.comFuneral planned for soldier who died in non-combat incident in Afghanistan  ArmyTimes.com

Spc. Miguel Lorenzo Holmes will be remembered at a *service* on Tuesday.



City Theatre's 'We Are Among Us' plumbs the reverberations of war crimes in Afghanistan - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCity Theatre's 'We Are Among Us' plumbs the reverberations of war crimes in Afghanistan  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On my way to City Theatre's world premiere of Stephen Belber's “We Are Among Us,” I just wasn't in an anticipatory mood. As if the daily front page of the Times ...



Phil Simmons to step down as Afghanistan coach after World Cup - ESPNcricinfoPhil Simmons to step down as Afghanistan coach after World Cup  ESPNcricinfo

Phil Simmons will step down as Afghanistan coach after the World Cup. The former West Indies opener, who was appointed to the position in December 2017, ...



Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul - Aljazeera.comAfghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul  Aljazeera.com

Security officials say the attack targeted the office of the non-profit organisation in the Shahr-e-Naw area.



13 dead in Taliban attack on police HQ in northern Afghanistan - Aljazeera.com13 dead in Taliban attack on police HQ in northern Afghanistan  Aljazeera.com

Taliban fighters stormed a police headquarters in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province on Sunday killing at least 13 police with more than 50 people ...



We must seize this opportunity for peace, say Helmand community leaders - Afghanistan - ReliefWebWe must seize this opportunity for peace, say Helmand community leaders - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Afghanistan about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Women; published on 21 May 2019 by UNAMA.



Peace Has Eventually Become Possible In Afghanistan: Wang - TOLOnewsPeace Has Eventually Become Possible In Afghanistan: Wang  TOLOnews

The Afghan people have never been so close to peace as today despite that uncertainties still exist in the war-torn country, China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said ...



Ireland Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI): Quick Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates – Firstcricket - FirstpostIreland Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI): Quick Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates – Firstcricket  Firstpost

Watch Ireland Vs Afghanistan Live Score (ODI) quick scorecard, cricket score and updates. Get all latest cricket match results, scores and statistics, with ...



Afghanistan peace deal depends on Taliban ceasefire: US envoy - Aljazeera.comAfghanistan peace deal depends on Taliban ceasefire: US envoy  Aljazeera.com

Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country's long war, the ...



War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishWar, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis  Al Jazeera English

Worst drought in a decade highlights poor infrastructure, with drinking water, agriculture and livelihoods under threat.



Soldier killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest in Hinesville - WTOCSoldier killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest in Hinesville  WTOC

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - A soldier from Hinesville killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Tuesday. Spc. Miguel Holmes was killed in Afghanistan on May 6 ...



Hungary fails to deport families to Afghanistan - BBC NewsHungary fails to deport families to Afghanistan  BBC News

Hungary tried and failed to deport three Afghan families to Afghanistan on Tuesday, in a move that rights groups say is a breach of international law.



Al-Qaeda Elements Are Seen In Parts Of Afghanistan: Miller - TOLOnewsAl-Qaeda Elements Are Seen In Parts Of Afghanistan: Miller  TOLOnews

The US and NATO Forces Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller has said that there are some indications about the movements of al-Qaeda elements in ...



UPDATE 2-Afghanistan in Ireland 2019 Scoreboard - ReutersUPDATE 2-Afghanistan in Ireland 2019 Scoreboard  Reuters

May 21 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of 2nd odi between Ireland and Afghanistan on Tuesday at Belfast, Ireland Afghanistan win by 126 runs ...



How the US military's opium war in Afghanistan was lost - BBC NewsHow the US military's opium war in Afghanistan was lost  BBC News

The US has spent $1.5m a day fighting the opium war in Afghanistan. Why is business still booming?



U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds - The New York TimesU.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds  The New York Times

Afghan civilian deaths attributed to pro-government forces rose in the first quarter of this year, even as overall civilian casualties dropped, according to the U.N..



Afghanistan to be invited to national games - DAWN.comAfghanistan to be invited to national games  DAWN.com

PESHAWAR: Pakistan has decided to invite Afghanistan to participate in its national games to be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the end of October.



India hasn't shown inclination to pursue deeper defence ties with Afghanistan: US report - Economic TimesIndia hasn't shown inclination to pursue deeper defence ties with Afghanistan: US report  Economic Times

"India has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction but New Delhi has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defence relationship ...



CNN reviews Buttigieg's military record in Afghanistan - CNNCNN reviews Buttigieg's military record in Afghanistan  CNN

CNN's Jeff Zeleny takes a look at Democratic candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg's military record and speaks with soldiers who served with him in Afghanistan.



John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Set to Leave Federal Prison This Week - The New York TimesJohn Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Set to Leave Federal Prison This Week  The New York Times

The release of John Walker Lindh, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.



No good options in Afghanistan - The HinduNo good options in Afghanistan  The Hindu

In Afghanistan, 'reconciliation' means different things to different players and to different groups of Afghans.



Ex-Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Bin Laden: Afghanistan War ‘can’t be solved with bullets and bombs’ - Boston HeraldEx-Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Bin Laden: Afghanistan War ‘can’t be solved with bullets and bombs’  Boston Herald

The former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 says the U.S. military needs a new strategy in Afghanistan, where ...



Afghanistan's Fight against Corruption: From Strategies to Implementation (May 2019) [EN/Dari] - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan's Fight against Corruption: From Strategies to Implementation (May 2019) [EN/Dari] - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Afghanistan about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; published on 20 May 2019 by UNAMA.



National Guardsman who served in Afghanistan shot, killed in Mississippi - Jackson Clarion LedgerNational Guardsman who served in Afghanistan shot, killed in Mississippi  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The shooting happened Saturday morning at a Circle Z gas station in Sardis.



Ireland news Tyrone Kane set for Ireland ODI debut, squads for Afghanistan series announced 16 May - International Cricket CouncilIreland news Tyrone Kane set for Ireland ODI debut, squads for Afghanistan series announced 16 May  International Cricket Council

Ireland have made one change to the one-day international squad that contested the tri-series against Bangladesh and West Indies for their upcoming ...



BBC Look-Ahead: Afghanistan Election - KJZZBBC Look-Ahead: Afghanistan Election  KJZZ

A pair of elections tops the list of significant international stories this week.In Afghanistan, the current president's term is due to expire on Wednesday. Who will ...



Pakistan`s duplicity caused the United States to lose in Afghanistan - WIONPakistan`s duplicity caused the United States to lose in Afghanistan  WION

"The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C.” ...



Operation Burnham hearing into 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan continues - New Zealand HeraldOperation Burnham hearing into 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan continues  New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Defence Force told the public and Government only what it wanted them to hear, author Nicky Hager has told an inquiry into an SAS raid on a ...



Afghanistan closes Iran-backed bank, citing regulatory violations - The NationalAfghanistan closes Iran-backed bank, citing regulatory violations  The National

Arian Bank was one of more than 50 Iranian banks hit with US sanctions in November.



Washington's Gamble in Afghanistan - The National Interest OnlineWashington's Gamble in Afghanistan  The National Interest Online

The U.S. decision to pursue talks with the Taliban is rife with risk, but it's the right decision.



Blasts rock Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killing 3 and wounding 20 - Middle East - Stars and StripesBlasts rock Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killing 3 and wounding 20 - Middle East  Stars and Stripes

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three explosions ripped through an Afghan provincial capital, Jalalabad, killing three people and wounding another 20 on Monday.



Dream11 Prediction: AFG vs IRE Team Best Players to Pick for Today’s Match between Afghanistan and Ireland at - Cricket Country NewsDream11 Prediction: AFG vs IRE Team Best Players to Pick for Today’s Match between Afghanistan and Ireland at  Cricket Country News

AFG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction. Also Check Ireland Dream11 Team Player List, Afghanistan Dream11 Team Player List, Dream11 Guru Tips, AFGH vs IRE ...



It's Getting Harder to Track US Progress in Afghanistan - Defense OneIt's Getting Harder to Track US Progress in Afghanistan  Defense One

Almost every metric “is now classified or nonexistent,” says the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction. It's getting harder and harder for the public to ...



On Sale in Kabul: Mementos of America’s War in Afghanistan, for $2 or Less - The New York TimesOn Sale in Kabul: Mementos of America’s War in Afghanistan, for $2 or Less  The New York Times

Challenge coins are handed out to commemorate American military campaigns. But the trinkets carry different weight when displayed beside tokens from earlier ...



Afghanistan- Poor Quality Work Maintained on Kandahar-Spin Boldak Road - MENAFN.COMAfghanistan- Poor Quality Work Maintained on Kandahar-Spin Boldak Road  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KANDAHARCITY - Provincial council members of southern Kandahar province say theKandahar-Spin Boldak road ...



These Bracelets Are Made by War Widows in Afghanistan - OutsideThese Bracelets Are Made by War Widows in Afghanistan  Outside

Bonnie Carroll knows the unspeakable grief of losing a family member to war. In 1992, her husband, U.S. Army brigadier general Tom Carroll, died in the crash ...



First time ever, Cricket World Cup to be broadcasted in Afghanistan - DNA IndiaFirst time ever, Cricket World Cup to be broadcasted in Afghanistan  DNA India

For the first time in history, World Cup will be brought to the fans of strife-torn Afghanistan via state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) with the ...



'I gave my body to Afghanistan, I'll give my brain to Australia' - SBS'I gave my body to Afghanistan, I'll give my brain to Australia'  SBS

EXCLUSIVE: A group of Afghan war veterans who stayed behind after the Invictus Games in Sydney last year have told SBS of their joy at being granted ...



Newfoundland sailor continued to fight terror after losing brother in Afghanistan - The Western StarNewfoundland sailor continued to fight terror after losing brother in Afghanistan  The Western Star

When Leading Seaman Michael Kennedy lost his only brother in the war in Afghanistan in 2007, it changed his views of his own military career. Pte.



Tyrone Kane gets maiden ODI call-up; Josh Little rested for Afghanistan series - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzTyrone Kane gets maiden ODI call-up; Josh Little rested for Afghanistan series - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz

Ireland made one change from their tri-Series squad as Tyrone Kane, the 24-year old pacer from Dublin, replaces Josh Little (injured) for the two-match ODI ...



Hashim Aslami Has Just One Word for Afghan Farmers: Saffron - The New York TimesHashim Aslami Has Just One Word for Afghan Farmers: Saffron  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — In the early days of Taliban control in the 1990s, a low-paid agricultural worker began traveling from village to village in Afghanistan's ...



World Cup team guide: Afghanistan. A dark horse galloping in to the light - Daily TelegraphWorld Cup team guide: Afghanistan. A dark horse galloping in to the light  Daily Telegraph

Ordinarily, it is the minnows who provide the most intriguing storylines in the lead-up to a World Cup — being introduced to players youve never heard of, and ...



IS grows in Afghanistan, could spell trouble for India - THE WEEKIS grows in Afghanistan, could spell trouble for India  THE WEEK

The strength of IS in Afghanistan has touched 4,000, a development which could spell trouble for India. Mohammad Umer Daudzai, the chief executive of the ...



England v Afghanistan: How to watch Cricket World Cup warm-up on TV and live stream online - Radio TimesEngland v Afghanistan: How to watch Cricket World Cup warm-up on TV and live stream online  Radio Times

England and Afghanistan go head-to-head in a Cricket World Cup warm-up clash on Monday.



Will Venezuela become South America's Afghanistan? - Al Jazeera EnglishWill Venezuela become South America's Afghanistan?  Al Jazeera English

A foreign military intervention in Venezuela could have disastrous consequences.



IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNIT WELCOMED HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT - DVIDSIDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNIT WELCOMED HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT  DVIDS

Soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard's Detachment 2, C Company, 1-168th General Support Aviation Battalion were welcomed home from the unit's ...



Afghanistan: Former journalist Mena Mangal shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kabul - Scroll.inAfghanistan: Former journalist Mena Mangal shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kabul  Scroll.in

Mena Mangal, a former journalist and cultural adviser to Afghanistan's Lower House of Parliament, was shot dead on Saturday morning, ToloNews reported.



The sharif don't like it: The rise and fall of Afghanistan's first metal band - The AgeThe sharif don't like it: The rise and fall of Afghanistan's first metal band  The Age

Australian photojournalist Travis Beard captures the story of District Unknown in his documentary film, RocKabul.



Amul, Kent RO bet on Afghanistan, Sri Lanka in cricket world cup - QuartzAmul, Kent RO bet on Afghanistan, Sri Lanka in cricket world cup  Quartz

What do Amul, India's largest dairy cooperative, and Kent RO, the water-purifier maker based near Delhi, have in common? Nothing much in terms of business, ...



Afghanistan veteran runs Colfax Half Marathon for fallen comrades - The Denver PostAfghanistan veteran runs Colfax Half Marathon for fallen comrades  The Denver Post

When the going got tough Sunday in the Colfax Half Marathon, Army veteran Brian Walker said he heard the voices of fallen comrades he fought alongside in ...



Anyone who calls millennials 'soft' has never seen them fight in Afghanistan, says the Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw the bin Laden raid - Business InsiderAnyone who calls millennials 'soft' has never seen them fight in Afghanistan, says the Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw the bin Laden raid  Business Insider

William McRaven, the former head of Joint Special Operations Command and architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, has come to the defense of ...



Afghanistan and America's 'Indispensable Nation' Hubris - The American ConservativeAfghanistan and America's 'Indispensable Nation' Hubris  The American Conservative

We still think we can do anything, including win the war there. The reality is we can't and it's time to leave. By Jeffrey Phillips • April 30, 2019 ...



Trump asked the actual war fighters about Afghanistan - We Are The MightyTrump asked the actual war fighters about Afghanistan  We Are The Mighty

When it came time to form the new President's Afghanistan policy, Trump decided to meet with troops who fought the war. His conclusion was that they should be ...



SITUATIONER: Immigrants fleeing Afghanistan find themselves at smugglers’ mercy - DAWN.comSITUATIONER: Immigrants fleeing Afghanistan find themselves at smugglers’ mercy  DAWN.com

THE black mountains of Jodar, in the western corner of Balochistan, appear calm as small, white patches of clouds dot the blue sky. Other than the tiny village of ...



A Connecticut soldier exposed to smoke from 'burn pits’ in Afghanistan now fights for benefits and battles ter - Hartford CourantA Connecticut soldier exposed to smoke from 'burn pits’ in Afghanistan now fights for benefits and battles ter  Hartford Courant

Every day for 10 months in 2012, Peter Antioho walked through dense, black smoke from an open burn pit on his Army base in Afghanistan. Human and medical ...



Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh and Hindu communities turn towards the exits - Global VoicesAfghanistan's dwindling Sikh and Hindu communities turn towards the exits  Global Voices

In Afghanistan, Sikh and Hindu minority groups have for decades experienced targeted religious persecution while suffering from low access to civil rights.



The Economic Outlook of the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in Five Charts - International Monetary FundThe Economic Outlook of the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in Five Charts  International Monetary Fund

A steadfast commitment to reforms that build resilience and help secure higher and more inclusive private-sector-led growth is more urgent than ever in the ...



US Transfers Funds Meant For Afghanistan, Pakistan To Build Mexico Border Wall - NDTV NewsUS Transfers Funds Meant For Afghanistan, Pakistan To Build Mexico Border Wall  NDTV News

The United States is transferring $1.5 billion originally meant for the Afghan security forces and the Pakistan military to a fund to help pay for construction of the ...



World Cup 2019: Five teams that should be wary of Afghanistan in the tournament - CricTrackerWorld Cup 2019: Five teams that should be wary of Afghanistan in the tournament  CricTracker

The incredible rise of Afghanistan Cricket Team despite the horrendous circumstances under which they grew up and practiced the game is a.



Recent Match Report - Scotland vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI 2019 - ESPNCricinfoRecent Match Report - Scotland vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI 2019  ESPNCricinfo

Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Scotland vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI 2019, Afghanistan tour of England and Scotland 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com.



Because Afghanistan and Iraq have gone so well … - The Seattle TimesBecause Afghanistan and Iraq have gone so well …  The Seattle Times

National security adviser John Bolton is pushing President Donald Trump into a very bellicose stance against Iran, even as American allies warn that the ...



US seeking to support Afghanistan and maintain India partnership while exerting maximum pressure on Iran, says State department - The HinduUS seeking to support Afghanistan and maintain India partnership while exerting maximum pressure on Iran, says State department  The Hindu

The exemption from sanctions for India's activities to develop Chabahar Port in Iran, despite the May 2 expiry of exemptions from U.S. sanctions for importing ...



Afghanistan tour of Ireland 2019: When and where to watch, live streaming, telecast details, fixtures and squad - SportskeedaAfghanistan tour of Ireland 2019: When and where to watch, live streaming, telecast details, fixtures and squad  Sportskeeda

Afghanistan are scheduled to tour Ireland just a few days ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. As per schedule, both sides will feature in a two-match ODI ...