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Healing the Afghan Soul: Fighting for Peace in Afghanistan’s Young Minds

When a young man named Feroz of just 23-years of age burned himself in public outside the presidential palace in Kabul recently, it is a reminder that even if Afghanistan became a peaceful country, she will not have a population with a peaceful mind. 920 more words


Government gives legless Afghan vet a break – he will only have to verify need for a wheelchair every three years

A wounded soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan will have to verify his condition and the kind of support needed, including his wheelchair, to Veterans Affairs every three years, rather than annually under a policy change, the… 440 more words

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Southern Asia: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Jamhuri-ye Islami-ye Afghanistan

Capital: Kabul
GDP – per capita (2013 est.): $1,100
Largest Cities: Kabul, Kandahar, Herat


Gateway: Kabul International Airport (IATA: KBL, ICAO: … 82 more words


Gunmen kidnap 30 Hazaras in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on Shiites in the predominantly Sunni country. 293 more words


U.S. military not out of Kandahar just yet

In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the U.S. Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters on a year-long deployment to Kandahar Province this spring, writes… 103 more words

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All U.S. troops to be out of Kandahar by end of year

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan’s army “a powerful force in their own right” but declined to say whether he thinks the U.S. 733 more words

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