The HinduIslamic State's #war on Shias in AfghanistanThe HinduAttacks against the Shia minority in Afghanistan have been on the rise in recent months. On September 29, a car bomb was detonated at the Hussainia mosque in Kabul while worshippers had gathered to observe Ashura, a day considered holy by the Shias.and read more...

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The HinduIslamic State's #war on Shias in AfghanistanThe HinduAttacks against the Shia minority in Afghanistan have been on the rise in recent months. On September 29, a car bomb was detonated at the Hussainia mosque in Kabul while worshippers had gathered to observe Ashura, a day considered holy by the Shias.and read more...

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Business InsiderAn American woman #held hostage in Afghanistan speaks out about her 5 years in captivityBusiness InsiderCaitlan Coleman, the 31-year-old American who was held captive in Afghanistan for five years along with her husband, broke her media silence on Tuesday to describe some of the details of her time in captivity to the Toronto Star. In her first interview ...In first sit-down interview, Caitlan Coleman tells of forced abortion, disputes official account of her rescue in ...Toronto Starall 47 news read more...

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U.S. News & World Report'Unacceptably High' Number of Afghans Flee Military Training in US: ReportU.S. News & World ReportAfghan Uniform Police and soldiers from the U.S. Army 4th Brigade Combat Team provide 360-degree security outside a compound during #training at Ft. Irwin, California, September 2011. Courtesy A#ustin Pritchard/U.S. Army Reuters. By Josh Smith.sigar-18-03-sp - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstructionall 68 #news read more...

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Pakistan TodayIndia's first shipment of #wheat to enter Afghanistan through Iranian portPakistan TodayOfficials from the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said India will #send its first cargo of wheat to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port in Iran. The ACCI officials said the move to send in at least 130,000 tonnes of wheat to read more...

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The Church in AfghanistanFirst ThingsFr. Giovanni Scalese is a Barnabite priest and the ecclesiastical superior of the Roman Catholic Mission of Afghanistan. He lives in Kabul and recently spoke with Eduardo Andino about the challenges of his Mission. Whom does the Mission primarily read more...

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TIME63 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in AfghanistanTIME(KABUL, Afghanistan) ? Suicide bombers struck two #mosques">#mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly #deadly week for the troubled ...Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan's Deadliest WeeksNew York TimesDozens killed in twin bombings of mosques in AfghanistanThe GuardianDozens dead in mosque blasts in Kabul and central AfghanistanWashington PostNBCNews.com -Los Angeles Timesall read more...

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TIME63 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in AfghanistanTIME(KABUL, Afghanistan) ? Suicide bombers struck two #mosques">#mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly #deadly week for the troubled ...Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan's Deadliest WeeksNew York TimesDozens killed in twin bombings of mosques in AfghanistanThe GuardianDozens dead in mosque blasts in Kabul and central AfghanistanWashington PostNBCNews.com -Los Angeles Timesall read more...

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WIFRLocal Iraq and Afghanistan #veterans honoredWIFRROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans were honored for the service they have done overseas. The Roscoe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2955 hosted a free event to let these vets know we appreciate their services and what they have ...and read more...

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WIFRLocal Iraq and Afghanistan #veterans honoredWIFRROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans were honored for the service they have done overseas. The Roscoe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2955 hosted a free event to let these vets know we appreciate their services and what they have ...and read more...

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani and Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran H.E. Javad Zarif, through a joint video conference on Sunday, flagged off the first shipment of #wheat from India to Afghanistan that would be transhipped through the Chabahar port in Iran. The shipment is a part of the commitment made by the Indian Government to supply 1.1 million tonnes of wheat for the people of Afghanistan on grant read more...

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani and Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran H.E. Javad Zarif, through a joint video conference on Sunday, flagged off the first shipment of #wheat from India to Afghanistan that would be transhipped through the Chabahar port in Iran. The shipment is a part of the commitment made by the Indian Government to supply 1.1 million tonnes of wheat for the people of Afghanistan on grant read more...

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Fox NewsBowe Bergdahl trial: Searcher #thought he was going to #die in AfghanistanFox NewsA soldier who thought he was ?going to definitely die right there in Afghanistan? after coming under fire while searching for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was among the veterans to speak Thursday as prosecutors presented evidence that Bergdahl's ...and read more...

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Fox NewsBowe Bergdahl trial: Searcher #thought he was going to #die in AfghanistanFox NewsA soldier who thought he was ?going to definitely die right there in Afghanistan? after coming under fire while searching for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was among the veterans to speak Thursday as prosecutors presented evidence that Bergdahl's ...and read more...

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NBCNews.comPentagon Identifies Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter CrashNBCNews.comDennis Heck, D-Washington, who represents the district that includes Lewis-McChord, said in a statement Sunday. Sims lived in Juneau, Alaska, with his wife and children. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker ordered flags flown at half-staff across the state Sunday.and read more...

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Breitbart NewsWorld View: India Begins Shipping Wheat to Afghanistan Through Iran's Chabahar PortBreitbart NewsA long-awaited ?historic? first occurred on Sunday, when India shipped its first consignment of #wheat to Afghanistan through Iran's Chabahar port. The shipment travels by sea from Mumbai, India, to Chabahar, and then overland through Iran to Afghanistan.and read more...

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American ThinkerIs US Policy in Afghanistan Doomed?American ThinkerPolitico provides an account of a State Department election night ?party? in Kabul's U.S. embassy. The author, May Jeong, describes the State Department employees, "who are officially barred from political activism while living abroad but tend to read more...

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The National Interest Online (blog)The US Army Is Rushing These New Weapons to AfghanistanThe National Interest Online (blog)It first ordered by the Army in response to an Operational Needs Statement from Afghanistan seeking to procure a direct fire, man-portable, anti-personnel and light structure weapon able, among other things, to respond to insurgent rocket-propelled read more...

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The DiplomatA House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is CrumblingThe DiplomatThere are several factors preventing the United States from successfully reaching its objectives in Afghanistan, but one that is consistently overlooked is the detrimental impact of identity politics on the nation's governance. The Trump administration ...and read more...

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NPRTillerson Affirms Afghanistan Commitments In Unannounced VisitNPRSecretary of State Rex Tillerson spent an #unannounced visit to Afghanistan outlining elements of a peace strategy he says the Trump administration will commit to, on a conditional basis. "It's not an unlimited commitment. He's also made it clear it's ...Secretary of State Tillerson makes unannounced visits to Afghanistan, IraqWashington PostA Newly Assertive CIA Expands Its Taliban Hunt in AfghanistanNew York TimesTillerson in Afghanistan: Photo of meeting apparently doctoredBBC NewsCNN -Los Angeles read more...

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