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Afghanistan

‘Afghanistan to experience gradual erosion of the security situation even further’
Afghanistan is in a terrible situation as the Taliban remains strong, and the fact ex-warlords are in the new government of the country is not much better, Phyllis Bennis, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

29.12.2014 10:25

‘More stable & prosperous than ever’? NATO officially ends 13-yr mission to Afghanistan
After over 13 years, the US and NATO have formally ended their war in Afghanistan. As the Taliban expands its power in the region, fears are growing over whether Afghan forces will be able to maintain security.

28.12.2014 11:14

Afghanistan conflict: When Enduring Freedom is turned asunder
In December of 2001, the mightiest military force the world has ever known launched 'Operation Enduring Freedom' in Afghanistan. Today, the US and NATO military mission in that distant country officially comes to a close, but the foe remains unvanquished.

27.12.2014 23:17

Afghanistan against US plans to transfer military gear to Ukraine - Kabul official
Kabul is against Washington's alleged decision to transfer weapons and machinery left from its military mission in Afghanistan to Ukraine, an Afghan presidential administration official told TASS. The issue will be discussed with Obama, he added.

27.12.2014 12:56

Pakistan agrees on new antiterrorism plan, pledges to 'eradicate Taliban'
Pakistan’s leadership overnight agreed on a comprehensive antiterrorism action plan. They will revamp the criminal system, crackdown on terrorist hideouts, communications and sources of income, and establish a 5,000-strong counter-terrorism force.

25.12.2014 06:01

‘Afghanistan remains a cockpit of Asia’
The Taliban is not a spent force yet, and Afghanistan will continue to be an extremely volatile area, says journalist Jere Van Dyk. There’s also a chance that this network as well as ISIS can spread into the Central Asian republics, he told RT.

24.12.2014 13:14

4 Gitmo prisoners repatriated to Afghanistan
The US Department of Defense announced that four Afghan detainees who had been held for over a decade at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have been returned to their home country as part of a push to eventually close the detention center.

20.12.2014 19:56

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

Afghan civilian casualties, injuries to reach 10,000 in 2014 – UN
Combined civilian casualties in Afghanistan will top 10,000 deaths and injuries this year, the UN has estimated, noting the highest civilian death toll on record and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to previous year.

20.12.2014 00:10

German troops to stay in Afghanistan in NATO-led mission
German MPs have approved a resolution to extend the country’s troops in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led training and advisory mission.

19.12.2014 04:37

Leaked CIA report says targeted killing programs could backfire
Drone strikes and other targeted counterinsurgency programs aimed at capturing or killing “high-value targets” belonging to militant groups could be effective if coupled with larger strategic goals, the CIA believes, but they could also backfire.

19.12.2014 00:22

‘Taliban seeks media attention, keeping people in fear’
Fear of the Taliban pushes people either to join them or to side with the government and fight them, but civilians mainly tend to join radicals as it is easier to do so, Middle East expert Catherine Shakdam told RT.

16.12.2014 10:45