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  • US blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan 25 Apr 2017 04:52 The Asian Age US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the Afghan defence minister and his army chief resigned in the wake of the attack. Washington: The US State Department on Monday described last week's Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan as " …
  • Mattis warns of “another tough year” in Afghanistan 25 Apr 2017 04:32 Pakistan Today KABUL: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of “another tough year” in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in …
  • Mattis visit to Afghanistan stirs talk of new U.S. battle plan as security structure crumbles 25 Apr 2017 04:14 Washington Times A surprise visit by Defense Secretary James Mattis to Afghanistan on Monday has fueled speculation that the Trump administration may be close to a new battle plan for the 16-year-old war. In his first visit to the country as Pentagon chief, tacked onto a …
  • Attack in Afghanistan raises questions about the 15-year-old war — and US role 25 Apr 2017 04:11 PRI / GlobalPost The Trump administration is contemplating sending US reinforcements to try to stabilize Afghanistan. Defense Secretary James Mattis is visiting the capital, Kabul, to assess the situation. However, Mattis can't meet with his Afghan counterpart, or the …
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull visits troops in Iraq, Afghanistan 25 Apr 2017 04:05 ZeeNews India Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit his troops in the region and to asses his country`s military contribution, an official release on Tuesday said. "The Prime Minister has marked Anzac (the …
  • UN Says More Than One-Third of Detainees Are Tortured in Afghanistan 25 Apr 2017 03:12 Latin American Herald Tribune KABUL – At least one-third of people detained by security forces in Afghanistan were tortured despite the government’s attempts to curb such practices, said a report published Monday by the United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The report, which …
  • Iran supports Afghanistan’s anti-terror campaign: Larijani 25 Apr 2017 02:24 Iran Daily “I would like to emphasize the Islamic Republic of Iran's all-out support for the government and nation of the neighboring and Muslim country [of Afghanistan] in the campaign against terrorism and for the establishment of sustainable security and …
  • Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists 25 Apr 2017 02:16 Scoop Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:29 pm Press Release: UNHCHR Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists – UN report GENEVA/KABUL (24 April 2017) Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment, a UN report released …
  • Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan asked to join hands against malaria 25 Apr 2017 02:04 The Dawn PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation has called for a joint block by Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan to reduce incidence of malaria in Fata and Balochistan, both sharing 80 per cent of the nationwide cases of the disease. “Strengthening cross-border …
  • US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban 25 Apr 2017 02:00 Al Jazeera The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against US-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials say. According to the Associated Press news agency, a senior US military official speaking on condition …