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Initial U.S. drawdown to pull from restive Afghan east

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President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw some US troops from Afghanistan this year will take soldiers out of the country's restive east,...

US not sincere about Afghan peace – Haqqanis

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The United States was not sincere about peace in Afghanistan when it signalled it would remain open to exploring a settlement that...

China seeks profit, shuns politics, in Afghanistan

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The Chinese passengers boarding the weekly Ariana Flight 332 from the remote western city of Urumqi to Kabul speak volumes about ties...

Suicide bomb, blast kill 18 civilians in Afghanistan

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A roadside bomb in western Afghanistan killed 16 civilians, most of them children, hours after a suicide car bombing killed two people...

Afghan employee kills US citizen at Kabul CIA base

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An Afghan security guard employed by the US Embassy opened fire inside a CIA office in Kabul on Sunday evening, killing an...

Ex-president’s killing plotted abroad: Afghan agency

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Afghanistan's intelligence agency said it had arrested a key figure in last week's assassination of ex-President Burhanuddin Rabbani and suggested the Taliban's...

Canada to loan Australia SA tech to counter IEDs

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Canada will loan Australia engineering systems to provide soldiers from the latter operating in Afghanistan additional protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs)....

“If you can play Xbox, you can fly a Raven”

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A pair of military vehicles rolled into a square of land used by the Iraq army to conduct weapons qualifications, at Camp...

Afghan president sends would-be child suicide bombers home

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered yesterday that eight would-be child suicide bombers, groomed by the Taliban but rescued by authorities, be sent...

UK memo welcomes Karzai plan to step down in 2014

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British officials believe Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decision to step down at the end of his second term in 2014 greatly improves...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...