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Afghan official says airstrike kills 16 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an airstrike on a home has killed 16 civilians from the same extended family in the southern Helmand province.Attaullah Afghan, head of the..
New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Drought is on going in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan

drought is on going in afghanistan, iran, pakistan
The Drought alert level is Orange.
GDACS - Published

Videos for Afghanistan

Trending: Super Bowl Surprise [Video]Trending: Super Bowl Surprise  00:41

An Atlanta woman who is battling cancer and lost her husband in Afghanistan was surprised with two tickets to the Super Bowl by the Atlanta Falcons.

CBS4 Miami - Published

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces committee for 2020 presidential run [Video]South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces committee for 2020 presidential run 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WFFT) - South Bend Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced Wednesday he will form an exploratory committee for a potential 2020 presidential run.

WFFT - Published

Trump says he'll wait to do State of the Union [Video]Trump says he'll wait to do State of the Union  02:16

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet that he will wait until the government shutdown is over to deliver a State of the Union address from the House of Representatives. Grace Lee..

Reuters Studio - Published

Pelosi calls off Trump speech in House chamber [Video]Pelosi calls off Trump speech in House chamber  02:18

U.S. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday sent a letter to President Donald Trump telling him the House of Representatives would not host the annual State of the Union address during..

Reuters Studio - Published

Afghan Book Bike Tour Gets Kids Reading [Video]Afghan Book Bike Tour Gets Kids Reading  02:55

A 27-year-old man is cycling around Afghanistan to improve reading outcomes for local children. In a video from Radio Free Europe, Idris Siawash has been handing out books to various schools and..

Rumble - Published

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee [Video]Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee  00:57

Pete Buttigieg, who previously served in Afghanistan, was first elected mayor of Indiana's fourth-largest city in 2011.

Rumble - Published

Openly Gay, Millennial Mayor Joins 2020 Presidential Race [Video]Openly Gay, Millennial Mayor Joins 2020 Presidential Race  00:48

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is joining the 2020 presidential race. At 37-years old Buttigieg is the youngest in the field and is seeking to be the country's first openly gay..

Veuer - Published

Pete Buttigieg Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee [Video]Pete Buttigieg Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee  00:56

Pete Buttigieg, who previously served in Afghanistan, was first elected mayor of Indiana's fourth-largest city in 2011.

Newsy Studio - Published

Democrat Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race [Video]Democrat Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race  01:01

Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, launched an underdog 2020 bid for the White House on Wednesday, aiming to stand out as a problem-solving Midwestern outsider who would be..

Reuters Studio - Published

Parents of Slain Navy SEAL Speak Out After ISIS Attack in Syria [Video]Parents of Slain Navy SEAL Speak Out After ISIS Attack in Syria  03:11

Scott Wirtz was one of four Americans killed in an ISIS attack in Syria earlier this month. His parents say the former Navy SEAL was an adrenaline junkie with a funny, outgoing personality.

KTVI - Published

Supreme Court ruling undercuts Trump's shutdown plan [Video]Supreme Court ruling undercuts Trump's shutdown plan  01:44

President Donald Trump's bid to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and end a monthlong partial government shutdown suffered a blow on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court left in place for now a program..

Reuters Studio - Published

Fort Carson Soldiers Welcomed Home [Video]Fort Carson Soldiers Welcomed Home  00:47

The troops have been in Afghanistan since April 2018.

CBS 4 Denver - Published

Breaking News: Siberian Flight With Detained Passenger Lands [Video]Breaking News: Siberian Flight With Detained Passenger Lands 

The plane that a passenger attempted to reroute to Afghanistan landed back in Siberia

WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL - Published

Breaking News: Passenger Arrested After Demanding Flight Rerouted [Video]Breaking News: Passenger Arrested After Demanding Flight Rerouted 

Russian media reports that a man has been detained after he demanded a plane bound for Moscow from Siberia be rerouted to Afghanistan

WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL - Published

Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin Of Hookstown To Be Laid To Rest At Arlington National Cemetery [Video]Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin Of Hookstown To Be Laid To Rest At Arlington National Cemetery  00:37

Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin of Hookstown, Pa., who was killed in action in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded in November, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on..

KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh - Published

Taliban Attack On Afghan Security Base Kills Over 100 [Video]Taliban Attack On Afghan Security Base Kills Over 100  00:36

According to Reuters, a Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100. Attackers rammed a captured..

Wochit - Published

Taliban kill 126, hours before U.S. peace talks [Video]Taliban kill 126, hours before U.S. peace talks  01:01

A Taliban attack on an Afghan military compound killed over a hundred security forces on Monday. Hours later the militant group announced it had met with the U.S. special envoy to the country. Matthew..

Reuters Studio - Published

Taliban Attack Kills More Than 100 Security Personnel [Video]Taliban Attack Kills More Than 100 Security Personnel  00:42

According to Reuters, a senior defense official said that the Taliban killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday.

Wochit News - Published

High Death Toll Reported in Taliban Attack on Security Forces Training Center [Video]High Death Toll Reported in Taliban Attack on Security Forces Training Center  00:54

A Taliban attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan killed more than 120 security personnel, according to an anonymous defense ministry official cited by Reuters. Other reports gave lower..

Rumble - Published

Taliban attack kills more than 100 security force members - defence ministry source [Video]Taliban attack kills more than 100 security force members - defence ministry source  00:46

More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a military compound in the central Maidan Wardak province on Monday (January 21), a senior defence ministry..

Reuters Studio - Published

Graham Urges Trump To Meet Pakistan PM [Video]Graham Urges Trump To Meet Pakistan PM  00:33

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations..

Wochit - Published

Afghanistan's Ghani Launches Bid For Second Presidential Term [Video]Afghanistan's Ghani Launches Bid For Second Presidential Term  00:32

According to Reuters, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday entered the 2019 presidential race after forging an alliance with a staunch critic to challenge his former governing partners. Ghani..

Wochit - Published

Trump Hints He May Still Deliver State Of The Union Despite Pelosi Suggesting Otherwise [Video]Trump Hints He May Still Deliver State Of The Union Despite Pelosi Suggesting Otherwise  00:47

President Trump on Sunday slammed Nancy Pelosi on Twitter. President Trump has suggested he may go ahead with the State of the Union address despite Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request..

Geo Beats - Published

Trump to propose 'compromise' to end shutdown: source [Video]Trump to propose 'compromise' to end shutdown: source  01:42

U.S. President Donald Trump will propose a compromise on immigration in an afternoon speech on Saturday, but not relent on his demand for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a source familiar with..

Reuters Studio - Published

 

Assange Takes Legal Action To Force Trump Administration To Reveal Charges Against Him – OpEd

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges..
Eurasia Review - Published

Afghanistan's Chief Executive says US has reassured on troop pullout

The United States sent troops to Afghanistan after the al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.
Zee News - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Cabinet approves $400 mn currency swap arrangement for SAARC nations

The members of SAARC grouping are India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives.
Zee News - Published

NATO’s Stoltenberg Says ‘Georgia Is A Unique Partner’

(Civil.Ge) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told President Salome Zurabishvili on January 23 that Georgia is “a unique partner of the Alliance,” and that NATO-Georgia partnership is..
Eurasia Review - Published

Tour guide shows Scot around 'real Afghanistan' in world's most dangerous tour

tour guide shows scot around 'real afghanistan' in world's most dangerous tour
Hafizullah “Akbar” Kohistani, 29, takes tourists across the Middle Eastern country and acts as their bodyguard.
Daily Record - Published

Quiet ‘hero’ marks 30 years restoring limbs, and dignity, in war

Alberto Cairo arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1990. He stayed – fixing limbs and providing hope – ever since.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane TimesNYTimes.com

Pentagon Identifies Another Solider Killed In Afghanistan

He was only 32
Daily Caller - Published

Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan identified

The Army identified the Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan Tuesday as a Green Beret from Virginia.
FOXNews.com - Published

2nd American killed in Afghanistan this year identified as Staff Sgt. Joshua Beale

The Department of Defense has identified the second American to be killed this year in Afghanistan as Joshua Beale, 32, of Carrollton, Virginia.
USATODAY.com - Published

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan was from Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Special Operations Command has identified the U.S. soldier shot and killed in Afghanistan this week as a Green Beret from Virginia. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua “Zach” Beale,..
Seattle Times - Published

SELLIN: The Incompetence Of Washington, DC, Led To Our Defeat In Afghanistan

We chose to fight the wrong war in the wrong way
Daily Caller - Published

Airstrike Said to Kill Taliban Mastermind Prompts Dispute in Afghanistan

Afghan intelligence officials said the strike hit a Taliban leader responsible for a deadly assault this week. Local people said it killed civilian hunters.
NYTimes.com - Published

Afghan CEO urges patience amid talk of US troops withdrawal

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief executive is urging the world not to give up on his impoverished country after the Trump administration suggested the United States could withdraw..
Seattle Times - Published

Pete Buttigieg speaks after announcing 2020 presidential run -- watch live

An openly gay Democrat elected in one of the most conservative states in the U.S., Buttigieg served as a naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan
CBS News - Published

Russell Baker, Pulitzer-Winning Author and ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ Host, Dies at 93

russell baker, pulitzer-winning author and ‘masterpiece theatre’ host, dies at 93
Russell Baker, a two-time Pulitzer-winning writer and longtime host of PBS’ “Masterpiece Theatre,” died Monday in his Lessburg, Virginia, home at age 93, his son Allen Baker told the New York..
The Wrap - Published

'The Snow Leopard Project' Puts Spotlight On Afghanistan's Wild Life

For many, Afghanistan does not at first conjure up images of black bears and musk deer. But that's just what Alex Dehgan found when his team went there in hope of establishing the first national park.
NPR - Published

Afghanistan may be a mess if US troops leave; they should leave anyway. Trump is right.

The war in Afghanistan has become a multigenerational exercise in absurdity. Many of the soldiers now fighting were in diapers when the war began.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and..
Reuters - Published

Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack

Dozens of people killed in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base were members of Afghanistan's intelligence agency,...
Deseret News - Published

Death of American, Taliban attack may muddle plans for withdrawal from Afghanistan

The death of a second American this year in Afghanistan and a major Taliban attack may further complicate President Trump's plans to withdraw troops.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rep. Ro Khanna floats plan to end government shutdown

Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna of California is suggesting that President Trump and both houses of Congress appoint outside negotiators to come up with a plan to reopen the government. He joined..
CBS News - Published

Second American Killed in Afghanistan Since Start of Year

A brief statement from the American-led military mission in Afghanistan said the incident was under investigation and provided no further details.
NYTimes.com - Published

US service member killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an American service member has been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. A military statement says the incident is under investigation, and details were not..
Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com

U.S. military service member killed in Afghanistan: statement

A U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement, without providing additional details.
Reuters - Published

Drunk Guy Tries To Take Over Plane, Fly It To Afghanistan

Yikes
Daily Caller - Published

Navy chaplains appointed military archdiocese auxiliary bishops

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2019 / 09:44 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Tuesday two Navy chaplains, Fr. Joseph Coffey and Fr. William Muhm, as auxiliary bishops for the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military..
CNA - Published

Russian Aeroflot flight diverted after suspected hijacking, demand for flight be diverted to Afghanistan

A Russian airline flight to Moscow was forced to divert to another airport after take-off after a suspected hijacking on Tuesday, according to officials.
FOXNews.com - Published

Afghan officials: Death toll rises to 45 in Taliban attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the brazen Taliban attack on a military base in an eastern province the previous day had killed at least 45 people, most of them military personnel...
Seattle Times - Published

Insurgents Attack Intelligence-Agency Base in Afghanistan, Killing Dozens

On a day when Taliban and U.S. officials met for another round of talks to end the Afghan war, insurgents attacked a base operated by the country’s intelligence agency and stormed the compound.
Wall Street Journal - Published

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