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#Afghanistan

From TheJournal.ie Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan Taking A Trip

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

From TheJournal.ie Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping Afghanistan

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks Disturbing The Peace Talks

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks

Trump’s announcement draws a fresh question mark on whether the United States will leave Afghanistan anytime soon.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding Kabul

Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding

“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.

From The42 Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup Ugly Scenes This post contains videos

Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup

The match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds was marred by crowd trouble.

From The42 Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast Odi Series

Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast

Graham Ford’s side were brought crashing back down to earth after Saturday’s win.

From The42 Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory Testing Times

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory

Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.

From The42 Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead Well Beaten

Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead

Rashid Khan helped his side recover from 131-7 to make 223 all out before they skittled the Irish for 114 in Dehradun.

Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland

Andy Balbirnie took advantage of being dropped on 51 to steer Ireland home, making 145 not out from just 136 balls.

From TheJournal.ie At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses Afghanistan

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses

Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.

From The42 Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge Claim

Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge

Afghanistan women’s footballers have spoken out against their FA president.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan Surprise Move

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan

The move stunned officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone was screaming for help': At least 50 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing Religious Leaders

'Everyone was screaming for help': At least 50 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing

The attack targeted a religious celebration in the Afghan capital.

From TheJournal.ie California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD US Marine

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

From TheJournal.ie US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes Afghanistan

US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes

The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers Deadly Insurgency

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan Afghanistan

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan

Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son Bacha Poshi

In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son

The 18-year-old has pretended to be a boy for most of her life.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57 Islamic State

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”

From The42 'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive' Mixed Emotions

'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'

With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.

From TheJournal.ie How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation Radical Pathways

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…

From TheJournal.ie Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan Bombings

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Five killed as gunmen storm Kabul military academy in IS-claimed attack Afghanistan

Five killed as gunmen storm Kabul military academy in IS-claimed attack

Five people were killed and ten wounded in what’s been the third major attack in the city in several days.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday Kabul

Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday

The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.

From TheJournal.ie 'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul Afghanistan

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie 11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan British Charity

11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pray for me. I may die': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege Afghanistan

'Pray for me. I may die': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege

At least 18 people were killed, including 14 foreigners, in the 12-hour ordeal.

From TheJournal.ie Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault Joshua Boyle

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault

The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet Safe Havens

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

From The42 Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018 New Challenge

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

From TheJournal.ie Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner Afghanistan

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

From The42 Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner Going Backwards

Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner

Ireland slumped to another heavy defeat to Afghanistan this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack Ongoing Attack

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack

The incident started in the last hour.

From TheJournal.ie 'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp Censorship

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

From TheJournal.ie Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post Military

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post

The US soldier deserted his Afghanistan post only to be held captive by insurgents for five years.

From TheJournal.ie Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family Family Planning

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques Kabul

Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques

“I rushed inside the mosque and saw all the worshippers covered in blood,” one witness said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow Stunned

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife Joshua Boyle

Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife

Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has “unparalleled resilience and determination.”

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