Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Pentagon chief announces measures to improve quality of life for military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at improving the quality of life for those serving in the U.S. military, including…

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Migrants board Calais ferry in bid to get to Britain

Calais (France) (AFP) – Dozens of migrants briefly boarded a moored ferry in the northern French port of Calais on Saturday in a bid to reach Britain before police removed…

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Merkel forced to change tack as migrants linked to Cologne violence

Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to alter tack on her liberal stance towards refugees, after a spate of assaults during New Year's Eve celebrations blamed…

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Afghanistan turns disused NATO camp into drug treatment base

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan officials have opened a new drug treatment center in an abandoned NATO military base in Kabul, in the latest attempt to stamp out…

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1 US Service Member Killed, 2 Wounded in Afghanistan

One U.S. service member has died & two others were wounded in Afghanistan today following a firefight near Marja in Helmand Province. "We are deeply saddened by this loss," said…

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Pakistan contradicts Afghanistan on venue of next talks on Taliban

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani official said on Wednesday that talks on how to restart a tentative peace dialogue with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents would be held in…

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Afghans warned on celebratory gunfire ahead of soccer final

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has warned against celebratory gunfire after the upcoming South Asia soccer final against India, hoping to avoid a repeat of the raucous celebrations…

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Special Report: Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

By Charles Levinson & David Rohde WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to…

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Obama: 6 killed in Afghanistan were 'outstanding'

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama said the six U.S. service members killed this week in a suicide attack in Afghanistan were "outstanding, brave men & women" as…

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Obama admits to feeling 'small' alongside Marines

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama may be one of the most powerful men in the world yet he admits to feeling "small" when working out alongside Marines…

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