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WASHINGTON — Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army’s war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.">General killed in Afghan attack was engineer
The Washington Post, 8 August 2014
WASHINGTON — Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding...

KABUL — The Obama administration kept up pressure on the squabblingpolitical rivals vying to be Afghanistan’s next leader, dispatching Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Kabul on Thursday as an audit of disputed presidential election results ground on.">Kerry visits Kabul to push for fast recount in disputed presidential election
The Washington Post, 8 August 2014
KABUL — The Obama administration kept up pressure on the squabblingpolitical rivals vying to be Afghanistan’s next leader, dispatching Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Kabul on Thursday as an audit of disputed presidential election...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September.">Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute
The Washington Post, 8 August 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form...

KABUL — Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in a war zone in four decades, died not at the hand of a sworn enemy but from a burst of gunfire by a soldier in an allied army who had been largely paid, trained and equipped with American and NATO support.">Afghan troops’ rocky past offers clues into shooting that killed U.S. general
The Washington Post, 8 August 2014
KABUL — Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in a war zone in four decades, died not at the hand of a sworn enemy but from a burst of gunfire by a soldier in an allied army who had been largely paid,...

KABUL — The Obama administration kept up pressure on the squabblingpolitical rivals vying to be Afghanistan’s next leader, dispatching Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Kabul on Thursday as an audit of disputed presidential election results ground on.">Kerry visits Kabul to push for fast recount in disputed presidential election
The Washington Post, 8 August 2014
KABUL — The Obama administration kept up pressure on the squabblingpolitical rivals vying to be Afghanistan’s next leader, dispatching Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Kabul on Thursday as an audit of disputed presidential election...

WASHINGTON: Leading Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to reconsider his plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan as the country was still in a state of war">Lawmakers want Obama to review Afghan pullout policy
The Dawn, 7 August 2014
WASHINGTON: Leading Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to reconsider his plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan as the country was still in a state of war

KABUL - A man in Afghan military uniform opened fire on NATO troops at an army training centre in Kabul on Tuesday, reportedly killing a US general and wounding at least 19 other people, including a senior German officer.">US’ general killed, Germany’s wounded in Kabul shooting
The Nation, 7 August 2014
KABUL - A man in Afghan military uniform opened fire on NATO troops at an army training centre in Kabul on Tuesday, reportedly killing a US general and wounding at least 19 other people, including a senior German officer.

Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai took a trip to Caribbean where she was not only honoured with scholarships and book signing ceremonies but enjoyed herself with family at gala events and local festivals.">Malala honoured in the Caribbean
The Dawn, 3 August 2014
Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai took a trip to Caribbean where she was not only honoured with scholarships and book signing ceremonies but enjoyed herself with family at gala events and local festivals.

ISLAMBAD: Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat on Wednesday and registered a protest over a skirmish during which Pakistani security forces foiled a militant attack on a checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border.">FO registers protest over clash on Pak-Afghan border
The Dawn, 31 July 2014
ISLAMBAD: Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat on Wednesday and registered a protest over a skirmish during which Pakistani security forces foiled a militant attack on a checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country’s presidential election halted before a major holiday.">15 killed in Afghan attacks as vote count stops
The Washington Post, 28 July 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country’s presidential election halted...


MAHMUD RAQI: Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders, the New York Times reported.">Taliban making military gains in Afghanistan: NYT
Daily Times, 28 July 2014
MAHMUD RAQI: Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete...

KABUL, Afghanistan — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban’s reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.">Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US
Washington Post, 26 July 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban’s reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.

KABUL — Election authorities on Wednesday halted the inspection of about 8 million ballots cast in last month’s presidential runoff in Afghanistan, heightening concerns that an already chaotic process to choose the country’s new leader could take months to complete.">In Kabul, vote recount delayed in dispute over what constitutes a fraudulent ballot
Washington Post, 26 July 2014
KABUL — Election authorities on Wednesday halted the inspection of about 8 million ballots cast in last month’s presidential runoff in Afghanistan, heightening concerns that an already chaotic process to choose the country’s new...


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