Afghanistan

Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights

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KABUL - A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolize the suppression of women.

Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights 12:26pm GMT

KABUL - A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women.

Afghan forces kill dozens of militants in hostage rescue operation 04 Mar 2015

KANDAHAR - Afghan security forces have killed dozens of militants in a military operation aimed at freeing a group of civilian hostages in southern Afghanistan, an army official said on Wednesday.

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Afghan leader orders graft review for all army supply contracts 04 Mar 2015

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a review of all military logistics contracts after cancelling a $280 million fuel supply deal over allegations the bidding process was rigged, officials said.

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Desertions, casualties cut Afghan forces sharply in 2014 - U.S. 04 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - The number of Afghan security forces fell sharply during 2014, thanks partly to desertions and casualties, according to newly declassified U.S. military data released on Tuesday that could add to the debate over planned U.S. troop withdrawals.

Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's U.S. envoy 03 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

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Afghanistan must prosecute government officials who violate rights - group 03 Mar 2015

KABUL - The United States and other aid donors should press Afghanistan to prosecute government and security force officials guilty of serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

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Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: charity 03 Mar 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan in IMF talks over plan to sell New Kabul Bank 26 Feb 2015

KABUL - Afghanistan is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a new plan to privatize its loss-making New Kabul Bank after two prior attempts failed to find a suitable buyer, the treasury chief told Reuters on Thursday.

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Suicide bomb strikes top NATO envoy team in Afghanistan 26 Feb 2015

KABUL - A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a vehicle belonging to NATO's top envoy in Afghanistan, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding at least one person, Turkish officials said. | Video