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New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai celebrate with music and dancing near his residence after he was named the winner and next president by the Afghan election commission, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.  AP

Afghanistan’s new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 35 militants

A Pakistani youth, center, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, cools off under a hand pump, during a heat wave on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pakistanis are facing a shortage of clean drinking water due to the low level of water in the country's dams. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan’s military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

- In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds 15

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene

An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman casts his vote at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 14, 2014. AP

A roadside bomb killed 11 people in Afghanistan, including four election monitors, and the Taliban cut off the fingers of 11 people to punish them for voting in this weekend’s presidential runoff, officials said Sunday.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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