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Paul Tait

Giant prison for Afghan militants aims to avoid pitfalls of past

15 Apr 2016

PARWAN, Afghanistan A sprawling U.S.-built complex in Parwan province, northwest of Kabul, acts as jail, hospital and courtroom for thousands of combatants captured on battlefields across Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda re-emerges as challenge for U.S., NATO in Afghanistan

15 Apr 2016

KABUL Leadership turmoil within the Taliban since the death of the militant group's founder has fueled closer links with foreign groups like al Qaeda, the new commander of international forces in Afghanistan said, complicating counter-terrorism efforts.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

10 Apr 2016

KABUL An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia on Sunday, shaking buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and injuring several people in at least one Pakistani city.

Exclusive: Fierce Afghan fighting slows NATO training mission - new U.S. commander

05 Apr 2016

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan Intense fighting and unprecedented casualties suffered by Afghan forces in 2015 have put U.S. and NATO efforts to train a self-sufficient force behind schedule, the new commanding general in Afghanistan told Reuters on Monday.

Exclusive: Fierce Afghan fighting slows NATO training mission - new U.S. commander

04 Apr 2016

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan Intense fighting and unprecedented casualties suffered by Afghan forces in 2015 have put U.S. and NATO efforts to train a self-sufficient force behind schedule, the new commanding general in Afghanistan told Reuters on Monday.

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