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News Topic - Afghanistan

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Trump eyes US military to quell protests despite his own scepticism about it as a police force 'And we're not meant to be a police force we're meant to be a fighting force,' president said last week of American military personnel in Afghanistan
The Independent | 4 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Landmines Kill 12 Afghans in 2 Incidents UNAMA: landmines or pressure plate IEDs have taken a devastating toll on civilian lives in Afghanistan; urges the Taliban to stop using the deadly devices
Voice of America | 5 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing two people, including the mosque's prayer leader, and wounding two others an official said. Tariq Arian, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the bomb targeted t
Yahoo! News | Jun 2, 2020 4:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Group: Lack of virus tests pushes Afghanistan toward crisis A prominent international aid organization has warned that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of possible coronavirus cases
Washington Post | Jun 2, 2020 2:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Afghan testing lapse suggests growing and hidden coronavirus crisis Fewer than one in 10 of coronavirus test samples collected daily in Afghanistan are being processed, officials said on Tuesday, and of those more than 30% are consistently testing positive, suggesting a high and hidden number of infections.
Reuters | Jun 2, 2020 2:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN report: Afghan Taliban still maintain ties with al-Qaida ISLAMABAD (AP) The Taliban in Afghanistan still maintain close ties with the al-Qaida terror network, despite signing a peace deal with the United States in which they committed to fight militant groups, a U.N. report released on Tuesday said.
Lufkin Daily News | Jun 2, 2020 11:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lufkin, Texas
Taliban 'still have close ties to al-Qaeda' UN monitors say The Taliban retain close ties to al-Qaeda, despite an agreement with America that Washington hoped would see the Afghan militants turn their backs on the terrorist group, according to United Nations monitors. The al-Qaeda leadership remain in Afghanistan
Yahoo! News | Jun 2, 2020 11:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
There are as many National Guard members activated in the US as there are active duty troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan As thousands across the US take to the streets for another day of protests demanding justice for George Floyd, more than 17,000 members of the National Guard are standing ready to support local law enforcement.
CNN.com | Jun 2, 2020 03:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Khalilzad sounds upbeat note on chances for intra-Afghan peace talks The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan sounded upbeat on Monday about the chances for peace talks starting between the Kabul government and the Taliban militant group but suggested further prisoner releases were needed first.
Reuters | Jun 1, 2020 7:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Defying Trump's Landmark Peace Deal, Taliban Continues to Back Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, UN Report Says A U.N. report shows the Taliban has failed to fulfill it's pledge in this year's landmark peace deal to break ties with al-Qaeda.
Yahoo! News | Jun 1, 2020 12:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend