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Afghanistan

Civilian death toll spike as Taliban, Afghan forces go head to head
“America’s longest war” has entered a new phase, with civilians increasingly getting caught in the crosshairs as Afghan National Security Forces and insurgents battle it out for supremacy, the latest International Crisis Group (ICG) report reveals.

13.05.2014 09:36

‘New Afghan govt will work both with Taliban and what the US left in place’
Even though both sides are terribly corrupt, there is probably going to be more general respect from the Afghan population for the Taliban, who have been fighting for Afghanistan for several decades, retired US Air Force officer Karen Kwiatkowski told RT.

13.05.2014 09:22

Number of UK Afghan war veterans seeking mental help doubles in a year
There has been a “significant increase” in the number of UK Afghanistan veterans seeking treatment for mental disorders, a charity has said. The number is likely to rise as the British military prepares to withdraw from the country this year.

12.05.2014 10:10

Never-ending war: Thousands of Afghans displaced ahead of US withdrawal
“The war isn’t over,” residents of one of Kabul’s refugee camps told RT’s Lucy Kafanov. Tens of thousands of Afghans have been displaced by conflict in the country and their situation is not likely to change with the withdrawal of US troops this year.

11.05.2014 12:49

Images of UK soldier posing with dead Taliban insurgent emerge online
Photographs of at least one UK serviceman with RAF Regiment insignia posing with a dead Taliban have emerged online. The photos were taken after an attack by insurgents on Camp Bastion, the main British base in Afghanistan, in 2012.

09.05.2014 23:59

Pentagon: We made Afghan corruption worse
Despite the initial belief that the United States would leave behind a competent governing body in Afghanistan, a new report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff found that the military contributed significantly to increased corruption in the country.

07.05.2014 15:48

Over 2,100 dead in Afghan landslide
Officials in Afghanistan say they have given up hope of finding any more survivors after 2,100 people were killed following a landslide in the northeast of the country. More than 4,000 are homeless and all efforts are being made to help them.

03.05.2014 12:34

Over 300 dead, 2,000 missing after landslide in Afghanistan's north-east
Some 2,100 people are missing and 350 are dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village in north eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The landslide in the Badakshan province also buried some 300 homes under rocks and mud.

02.05.2014 15:17

Heroin production hits record levels in Afghanistan - study
America’s war on drugs is failing in Afghanistan, with opium production at record levels, despite spending $7.5 billion to tackle the problem. Over 200 thousand hectares is used to grow opium, an increase of 36 percent, according to a US report.

01.05.2014 08:14

Afghanistan's 'torturer in chief' settles down in pink California home
Recruited to help run Afghanistan’s security and intelligence operations in the aftermath of the US war against the Taliban, the country's most feared security official dubbed 'torturer in chief' now has settled in a pink two-story house in California.

29.04.2014 15:17

DynCorp-gate: How State Dept. wasted billions on Afghan reconstruction
The Department of State has spent billions on Afghan reconstruction since America’s longest-running war began there over a decade ago, but a new report reveals that the majority of that money went to a single contractor with a sordid past.

28.04.2014 14:08

​Several 'illegal foreign detention facilities' uncovered in Afghan govt probe
Several "unlawful" prisons run by coalition forces in Afghanistan have been uncovered at Camp Bastion and Kandahar airfield in an investigation commissioned by President Hamid Karzai. The find could put a further strain on Afghan-Western relations.

27.04.2014 05:48

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