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Afghanistan's Silent Killer.

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death for Afghan women, but there is little public awareness of the disease. In a dark, narrow hallway at the Herat breast cancer treatment centre, women with anxious faces wait for their diagnose. Nafas Gul , a woman in her forties, said that she had been in pain for a long ...

- IWPR - UK

Veteran profiled in Times-Tribune story admits he lied about military service.

After the story was published, the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pa. received messages from soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with Army veteran Matthew Gajdys and said he lied about being in combat. Gajdys admitted to the lie, and said he embellished other aspects of his story.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Military veteran making steel US flags shows his mettle.

Retired Air Force pararescueman Josh Vandenbrink had a tough time readjusting after 14 years of service and 21 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. One day he, somewhat accidentally, launched his own business, Iron Mountain Designs.

- FOX News - US

4 kidnappings in a week, traders worried.

By on 29 March 2017 KABUL : The Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

Salaries of Maroof district teachers again suspended.

By Basher Ahmad Naadim on 29 March 2017 KANDAHAR CITY : The governor has once again suspended salaries to what an official said on Wednesday ghost teachers' in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province. The move comes days after a Pajhwok Afghan News report based on people's complaints said there is no school...

- Pajhwok - AF

EXCLUSIVE: Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow - sources.

KABUL - Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.

- Reuters - US

Afghanistan to Get Helicopters, Aircraft as Part of Security Plan.

Afghanistan is expected to get up to 200 helicopters and other aircraft as part of a four-year plan to improve the nation's security forces to help beat the Taliban insurgency, according to Dawlat Waziri, the spokesman for the Afghan  Defense Ministry. Waziri said discussion of the plan is part of the agenda of a top level ...

- Voice of America - US

Afghans plan to double special forces as threats grow .

KABUL, March 29 — Afghanistan is beefing up its elite special forces units, which have been badly stretched by two years of rushing from crisis to crisis to hold back an escalating Taliban insurgency. As the spring fighting season fast...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sangin's surrender an affront to our sacrifices: Soldiers.

By Zainullah Stanikzai on 29 March 2017 LASHKARGAH : Soldiers say they have rendered a lot of sacrifices defending the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, lamenting the city's surrender to the Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Avalanche blocks district roads in Bamyan.

By Hadi Gafari on 29 March 2017 KABUL : An enormous avalanche blocked two districts' roads to the capital of central Bamyan province, leaving passengers at...

- Pajhwok - AF

Kabul calls for regional economic cooperation.

By Javid Hamim Kakar on 29 March 2017 KABUL : Economic cooperation needs to be put ahead of geopolitical rivalries in the South Asian region, an Afghan foreign...

- Pajhwok - AF

Last solar year full of challenges: ARCS

By Beheshta Hashimi on 29 March 2017 KABUL : The Afghan Red Crescent Society...

- Pajhwok - AF

Intelligence agent's murder: 2 suspects held in Kabul

By Ahmad Fareed Tanha on 29 March 2017 KABUL : Two suspects were detained on Wednesday in connection with the killing of an intelligence officer in the Qarabagh...

- Pajhwok - AF

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman always regretted actions, wife says

Claire Blackman says her husband would "undo the moment" wounded Afghan was killed "in a heartbeat".

- BBC - UK

Russia trying to prop up Taliban, allege US media

WASHINGTON: Russia is providing political legitimacy and military supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan, the US media reported on Tuesday as a US general demanded 5,000 additional troops for stabilising the war-ravaged country.American military officers see a growing Russian effort to bolster the Taliban's legitimacy and ...

- DAWN - PK

Donald Trump to host Narendra Modi for US visit later this year, says White House

United States President Donald Trump invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the US later this year, during a phone call on Tuesday in which the leaders discussed economic and defence cooperation.In its readout of the conversation, the White House said the two leaders also discussed security in South and ...

- DAWN - PK

Female judges in Afghanistan demand to be represented in Supreme Court

Female judges on Tuesday called for at least one of their number to be appointed to Afghanistan's Supreme Court. © Copyright Andolu Ajansi

- Albawaba - UK

Germany Arrests Suspected Taliban Commander Believed To Have Killed Afghan, U.S. Soldiers

German prosecutors said they have arrested a suspected former Afghan Taliban commander believed to have taken part in an attack that killed U.S. and Afghan soldiers.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Germany arrests Taliban commander suspected of killing US, Afghan soldiers

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 29 March 2017 KABUL : German police have arrested a Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow

Special forces have been carrying out nearly 70% of the army's offensive operations across the country The post Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Afghan General Tasked With Cutting Corruption Is Now Accused of It

Maj. Gen. M. Moein Faqir was arrested on charges that included misuse of food money meant to supply his soldiers, officials say.

- International NY Times - US

Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow, sources say

Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants. Special forces, who represent a small fraction of the 300,000-strong armed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Saboori has been advised to stay away from the pool after violent threats The post Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Afghanistan's women swimmers defy terror threats for Olympic dream

With just 30 pools there and only one welcomes girls, these gritty brave-hearts want to make it big in Tokyo.

- The Hindu - IN

This Groundbreaking Amphibious Prosthetic Leg Is Actually An Ad For Healthcare

Two weeks ago, a story in The New York Times introduced us to Dan Lasko, a 34-year-old Afghanistan war veteran, as he first got in the pool to test The Fin, a first of its kind custom-fitted 3D-printed prosthetic leg created for amputees to go straight from land into the water and back. Lasko’s goal was to swim with ...

- Fast Company - US

IS benefits from Pak-Afghan rivalry: US reports

WASHINGTON: The rivalry between Afghanistan and Pakistan has created room for terrorists of the militant Islamic State group to build a foothold in the region, recent US reports on the issue point out.Last week, the United States hosted a 68-nation conference in Washington to formulate a joint strategy for combating the IS ...

- DAWN - PK

EXCLUSIVE: Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow - sources | Reuters

By Josh Smith and James Mackenzie | KABUL KABUL Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.Special forces, who represent a ...

- Firstpost - IN

Exclusive: Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow - sources

KABUL - Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.

- Reuters - US

The Taliban just released a map of territory it controls in Afghanistan — and it's surprisingly accurate

FDD's Long War JournalThe Taliban issued a "report" that attempts to determine areas in Afghanistan it controls as well as contested areas and areas under the influence of the Afghan government. While the report may be seen as propaganda to bolster its claims of controlling territory, it does not inflate or exaggerate the ...

- Business Insider - US

This Groundbreaking Amphibious Prosthetic Leg Is Actually An Ad For Healthcare

How Northwell and agency JWT New York focused on creating a brand act over a brand ad, and ended up with innovation that helps people. How Northwell and agency JWT New York focused on creating a brand act over a brand ad, and ended up with innovation that helps people.Two weeks ago, a story in The New York Times introduced ...

- Fast Company - US

Trump Escalates Wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Maybe Afghanistan Too

A U.S. airstrike in Mosul could have caused the largest civilian casualties since the start of the Iraq War.

- Reason.com - US

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

A British court yesterday shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, meaning he will likely be released from prison within weeks.Sgt. Alexander Blackman was convicted...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nearly 1,400 MoD officials dismissed in 6 months

By Azizullah Hamdard on 28 March 2017 KABUL : The Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said it had dismissed about 1,400 officials over corruption charges and...

- Pajhwok - AF

No final decision yet on Moscow meeting: MoFA

By Nasir ahmad sadiqi on 28 March 2017 KABUL : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said the government had not yet taken a final decision whether to...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghanistan: Female Detainees Face Sexual Abuse

Prisoners say they are harassed by police officers and justice officials alike. Zahra is in Kabul Badam-Bagh women's prison, six years into a 15-year prison sentence  - the maximum punishment for adultery under Afghan law. The mother-of four said that she had run away with another man after her husband beat and mistreated ...

- IWPR - UK

Official: Afghan Defense Ministry Fires 1,400 Staff Over Corruption

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry has dismissed nearly 1,400 of its officials over alleged corruption over the past year, a high-ranking ministry official says.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Afghanistan asks Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists

, Mar. 28 : Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri urged Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists and asked Islamabad to prevent terrorists coming into their territory.Speaking at a press conference, Waziri said four big terrorist groups which are active in Afghanistan are all located in Pakistan.He said that ...

- Sify - IN

Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing U.S. soldiers

German prosecutors say they've had a 30-year-old Afghan man arrested on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers. Prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that Abdullah P., whose last name wasn't given in line with privacy laws, was arrested last ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Above 1000 TB cases recorded in Kandahar last year

By Bashir Ahmad Naadim on 28 March 2017 KANDAHAR CITY : Hundreds of tuberculosis cases were recorded in southern Kandahar province last solar year that ended on...

- Pajhwok - AF

Atmar, McMaster discuss peace, terrorism

By Ahmad Shah Erfanyar on 28 March 2017 KABUL : The Afghan and US national security advisors on Tuesday discussed the war against terrorism and peace efforts in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Herat PC head sentenced to 30 months in jail

By Azizullah Hamdard on 28 March 2017 KABUL : A preliminary court of the Anti-Corruption Justice Center on Monday sentenced the Herat provincial...

- Pajhwok - AF

6 projects worth 1.5bn afs launched in Nangarhar

By Yousuf Zarifi on 28 March 2017 JALALABAD : Six projects worth more than one billion Afghanis have been initiated and another reconstruction scheme...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghan national booked for smuggling heroin

New Delhi, March 28 An Afghanistan national has been booked on the charge of smuggling heroin into the country, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers

German prosecutors say they've had a 30-year-old Afghan man arrested on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers.

- FOX News - US

Germany arrests Afghan suspected of helping kill U.S. soldiers

BERLIN - German police have arrested a suspected Afghan Taliban commander believed to have taken part in an attack on a military convoy about a decade ago in which at least 16 U.S. and Afghan soldiers were killed.

- Reuters - US

Pakistan: Islamabad Constructing Fence Along Afghan Border

Pakistan's announcement that it is already constructing a fence along its mutual border with Afghanistan has provoked the ire of Kabul.

- Breitbart - US

‘Honour killing’: Father kills 15-year-old daughter in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A father murdered his 15-year-old daughter in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, in yet another grueling case of ‘honour killing’, Aijaz, who resides in Golra, had choked his daughter’s, U*, neck on Tuesday and later surrendered himself to the police. According to Aijaz, his daughter was ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Kabul's American University reopens after deadly attack

Hundreds of students returned today to the elite American University in Kabul seven months after militants stormed the campus, including those wounded in the bloody assault that killed 16 people.

- Zee News - IN

OA-X: Is the U.S. Air Force Ready to Purchase a New Light Attack Aircraft?

Dave Majumdar Security, Or will the effort die?  The United States Air Force is expected to hold demonstrations this summer to show off the capabilities of a new light attack aircraft the service might eventually purchase under a new OA-X program. The Air Force had attempted to buy a light attack aircraft in 2008 under a ...

- The National Interest - US

Afghan General Tasked With Cutting Corruption Now Accused of It

Maj. Gen. M. Moein Faqir, commander of a corps in war-torn Helmand Province, was arrested for misuse of soldiers’ food and other supplies, officials say.

- International NY Times - US

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