Feed: NYT | Search phrase: afghanistan | Maj. George Anikow in Afghanistan in 2009. Mr. Anikow, the husband of an American Embassy employee in the Philippines, was killed in a fight in Manila in late 2012.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: afghanistan | At least 13 people were killed, and dozens more injured, after an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the latest in a wave of deadly attacks in the country in recent weeks.
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: afghanistan | A wounded man at a hospital after the blast in Khost Province, Afghanistan, on Sunday. According to a police spokesman, the explosives had been hidden in the mosque.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Emma Graham-Harrison, who has frequently reported from Kabul for the Observer and the Guardian, assesses the full impact of last week's suicide attack on the cityAfghanistan is not widely known for its media, but it should be. For the bravery shown by hundreds of reporters in the face of escalating carnage, but also because it is a beacon for free press in a region where that is rare.In a country where officials are widely resented for corruption and incompetence, and security forces fight a deepening insurgency, a vibrant media at least means citizens know what is happening and have a platform to discuss it and challenge those in power. Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: afghanistan | From the confines of his small, bleak room in Manchester, northern England, Abdul Bari spends much of his day gazing out the window worrying about his future. At night, when he manages to drift off to sleep, he suffers nightmares about being sent back to Afghanistan.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Journalists defy dangers because they understand that their role is a necessary check on the ambition and vanity of the rich and powerful. Protecting reporters has never been so necessaryTen journalists were killed in two attacks in Afghanistan on Monday along with 26 other people who seem to have been collateral damage. All of these deaths were tragedies for everyone who loved the victims. But attacks on journalists, like attacks on doctors or judges, are not just attacks on individuals and their families: they aim to tear the connective tissue of society. Not all journalists are singled out for killing, of course. Those who never attack the powerful or do not put themselves in harm's way are unlikely to be victims.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Latest attacks focus attention on continuing failure of Trump's efforts to stabilise the countryThe latest, dreadful suicide bombings in Kabul and Kandahar, which killed more than 50 people on Monday, have again focused attention on the continuing failure of American-led efforts to stabilise the country. After 16 years of conflict, critics say, the US is in a triple bind: it cannot win the war, it cannot halt the war, and it cannot leave. Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: afghanistan | Journalists and others responding to the first blast in Kabul were caught as victims in the second. Government and diplomatic offices are heavily present in the area.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: afghanistan | The combat mission in Afghanistan, code-named Operation Enduring Freedom, lasted for 13 years until being brought to an end in December 2014. Thousands of American troops remain in the country. CNN Films' "Legion of Brothers," about the early days of America's secret war in Afghanistan, airs Sunday, September 24 at 9 p.m. ET.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | People flee in the Afghanistan capital after a suicide bomber posing as a journalist blew himself up in the second of two coordinated attacks in the city's Shash Darak neighbourhood, near the Nato headquarters and the US embassy. The attacks killed at least 25 people, including children and journalists Ten journalists among 36 killed in Afghanistan attacks Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: afghanistan | Coordinated blasts in morning rush-hour and separate attack in Kandahar leave scores injured, including several journalistsAt least 36 people including journalists and children have died in Afghanistan after a coordinated double suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by Islamic State and a separate suicide car attack aimed at a Nato convoy in Kandahar province. A suicide attacker riding a motorbike blew himself up at about 8am local time among students in Shash Darak neighbourhood, central Kabul, according to the state-run Bakhar news agency. Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: afghanistan | Three people are dead after children found and played with an unexploded mortar in Afghanistan Sunday, provincial authorities tell CNN.
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