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Afghanistan

Russian Taliban fighter first Afghan War enemy combatant charged in US court
​A 12-count federal indictment unsealed in Virginia on Tuesday alleges that a Russian citizen plotted overseas terrorist attacks against the United States military during the War in Afghanistan.

04.11.2014 19:08

​Russian pilot returns home after 1.5 years as Taliban captive
An emotional scene at the airport is not uncommon – but one Russian pilot had an extra special reason to celebrate. Pavel Petrenko was finally reunited with his family after returning home from Afghanistan, where he spent 19 months as a Taliban captive.

03.11.2014 20:23

Afghan police sell arms to Taliban ‘to feed families’ as wages go unpaid for months – report
The Afghan police service has been forced to sell its arms to the Taliban, as officers have not received wages for months. Some have even joined the insurgents, local Khaama Press newspaper reported.

03.11.2014 15:04

Top commander of feared Haqqani network killed in US drone strike
A US drone strike in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan on Thursday killed at least seven militants, including Abdullah Haqqani, a top commander for the Haqqani Network, an Islamist insurgent group allied with the Afghan Taliban.

31.10.2014 14:09

British war veterans deprived of long-term support – MPs
British veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are deprived of long-term help, particularly with mental health problems, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), and war pensions and compensation payments, a cross-party group of MPs warn.

30.10.2014 10:28

‘Afghanistan was never an international terrorist hub’
The new NATO chief says the alliance’s goal to prevent Afghanistan from being a safe haven for terrorists has been accomplished. But Afghanistan has never been a terrorist hub argues defense consultant Moeen Raoof in his comments to RT.

29.10.2014 08:17

​68 percent of Brits say Afghan war was futile – poll
As Britain’s last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK’s military campaign there was not “worthwhile.” A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is “less safe” as a result of the war.

27.10.2014 12:41

The tragedy of Afghanistan: UK troops withdraw, what’s left behind?
As British military forces finally leave Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict, which left 453 British troops dead and 3,000 wounded, the curtain comes down on one of the most futile, incompetent, and inglorious conflicts fought in recent history.

27.10.2014 11:16

Britain’s 13yr stay in Afghanistan ends as US, UK hand over military bases
The US’ and Britain’s military involvement in Afghanistan came to a symbolic end on Sunday. Operations in the country were officially ended, as they prepare to depart and handed over military bases to Afghan forces.

26.10.2014 12:56

Afghan reset? President Obama invites unity leaders to White House
As President Barack Obama looks to improve relations with Afghanistan, he has extended White House invitations to the leaders of the country’s new government, both of whom will visit early next year.

24.10.2014 01:28

Afghanistan failures could have led to UK troop ‘massacre’ - army chiefs
British military chiefs admitted the ill-planned military campaign in Afghanistan created the “perfect storm” for stretched British troops while they were fighting two wars simultaneously, putting them at risk of being “massacred.”

23.10.2014 08:30

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos
The Obama administration has blocked the public release of disturbing torture photos out of concern they would endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is giving the government until December to justify its actions.

22.10.2014 06:05