Afghanistan

Refugee children, close to death, found in van in Austria

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VIENNA - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday. | Video

Three refugee children found critically ill in Austria 29 Aug 2015

VIENNA, Austria - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van in Austria, crammed in with 23 other refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, police said on Saturday.

Hungary detains three Bulgarians, one Afghan in migrant lorry deaths 29 Aug 2015

KECSKEMET, Hungary - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck in Austria made their first appearance in court on Saturday, where they were given one month's detention to allow for an investigation.

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Afghan forces, with NATO help, attack resurgent Taliban 27 Aug 2015

LASHKAR GAH - Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined an Afghan army campaign to try to stop a Taliban advance in Helmand province that has undermined hopes of a negotiated peace.

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U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab district 26 Aug 2015

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite repeated U.S. air strikes to repel them, adding to the insurgents' recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes.

Veterans discharged for misconduct have higher risk of homelessness 25 Aug 2015

(Reuters Health) - U.S. veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who were discharged due to misconduct are more likely to be homeless than other returning vets, according to a new study.

Afghan satire 'Kabul Taxi' angers spies, scribes summoned 25 Aug 2015

KABUL - The biting political satire of a Facebook page called Kabul Taxi has got under the skin of Afghanistan's spy agency - enough so that it summoned the two journalists it suspects of being behind it for a two-hour grilling.

NATO helps Afghans fight to prevent Taliban taking Helmand opium town 24 Aug 2015

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - NATO forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and U.S. soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war.

Pakistan says militants firing from Afghanistan killed four soldiers 23 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said militants firing from Afghan territory killed four of its soldiers along the border on Sunday, as tensions continued to rise between the neighbours.

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Afghanistan's strongman vice-president fights off Taliban ambush 21 Aug 2015

KABUL - A Taliban ambush on Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum's convoy backfired on Friday when the war-hardened leader's men fought back, killing at least four militants and capturing a dozen more on a remote highway.