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Aid group closes Afghan office after attack

By Tue, Dec 02, 2014 10:45AM UTC Comments Off

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foreign aid group Partnership in Academics and Development says it has closed its Kabul, Afghanistan, office following a weekend attack by the Taliban that killed the office’s director, his two children and two Afghan citizens. The group said Monday that Werner Groenewald, a South African who led its charitable activities...

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 50 in volleyball tournament attack

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:56PM UTC Comments Off Bodies of civilians are laid out a hospital after a suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday. Pic: AP.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded....

Pakistan assures support for Afghan peace process

By Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:54AM UTC Comments Off File photo of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pledged his support to the Afghan President in his attempt to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table....

NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:28PM UTC Comments Off Afghan police officers stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury....

World news: As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:16AM UTC Comments Off Afghan National Army soldiers stand in position, in the Sangin district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan during a training exercise last week. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines' handover of Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans is more than a signal that America's longest war is ending....

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