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Amnesty International slams US over Afghan civilian deaths

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014 4:35PM UTC Comments Off

Amnesty International says the U.S. has failed to properly investigate Afghan civilian deaths, even possible war crimes, which occurred during military operations in Afghanistan....

Australia resettles more than 500 Afghan helpers

By Sun, Jun 01, 2014 1:31PM UTC Comments Off

Australia says it has resettled in recent months more than 500 Afghans who had jeopardized their own safety by helping the Australian military in their war-ravaged homeland....

Gunmen attack Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

By Fri, May 23, 2014 1:23PM UTC Comments Off

Police in western Afghanistan say gunmen have launched an attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat province. Abdul Sami Qatra, the provincial police chief, says the attack Friday began when three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby home with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades....

Australia acquires $12B jets to boost air combat force

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 6:03PM UTC 1 Comment F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to transform Australia’s air combat capability (Photo:AAP)

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra his government has approved the acquisition of a multi-billion jet fighters to boost Australia’s air defence capability. Australia will spend $12. 4 billion for 58 Texan-built F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter jets. Boasting the fighter planes’ capability, the prime minister gave some specs: a top speed of...

Partial results show tight race in Afghan election

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:25AM UTC Comments Off

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Partial results in Afghanistan’s crucial presidential election show a tight race between ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former finance minister Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah has received 41.9 percent of the votes counted so far and Ghani has 37.6 percent. The chairman of the Independent Election Commission, Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani, warned that the...

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