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The inconvenient truth about Afghanistan

By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Recent setbacks in Afghanistan — from the fall of Kunduz to the errant U.S. bombing of a hospital in that city — again raise a question. 764 more words

Washington Post

Afghan forces regain most of Kunduz -- U.S. Tries To Deal With Hospital Bombing


Afghan security forces prepare to check on reports of a possible ambush by the Taliban on the Baghlan-Kunduz highway, Afghanistan October 1, 2015. 411 more words

Doctors Without Borders Denies Taliban were firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike

By Mirwais Harooni and Andrew MacAskill

KABUL (Reuters) – Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forces before a suspected U.S. 744 more words

Video: "Hamid Karzai 'angry' at the US government"

From the Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel:

“In this web extra, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is “grateful for the liberation of Afghanistan as it occurred in 2001” but is unhappy with subsequent behaviour. 70 more words

Middle East

With the lifting of sanctions, Iran’s neighbors will also benefit

Since the nuclear agreement, a positive atmosphere has developed in the region. After years of tension with European nations and a cut in diplomatic engagement with America, much can be learned from this new chapter in Iran’s relations with the world. 405 more words


Afghan political stability better without Karzai

The former Afghan president has cast himself as a unifier of the country, but his manoeuvring against his successor, Ashraf Ghani, suggests otherwise.

A stone’s throw from the presidential palace in Kabul, you can see the lines of dignitaries awaiting their appointments from early in the morning: tribal leaders and elders from across the country queue up to get inside, where the audience also counts foreign ambassadors and cabinet ministers. 1,099 more words

Taxpayers on the hook for Afghan “Ghost students”

Remember those statements by the Canadian and U.S. governments (along with other governments from NATO nations) that millions of kids in Afghanistan were getting an education? 332 more words

Defence Watch