Afghanistan

Taliban and al-Qaeda versus Afghan government and coalition forces See summary

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stripes.com Fort Carson soldier killed while trying to cross interstate highway 09/02
zeenews.india.com 'Retaliate to Pakistani constraints, counter China vis-a-vis Japan' 09/02
dnaindia.com With no resolution to political crisis, Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit 09/02
news.com.au Aust set to boost ties with NATO 09/02
sify.com 'Retaliate to Pakistani constraints, counter China vis-a-vis Japan' 09/01
online.wsj.com Afghan Vote Deal Faces Collapse 09/01
stripes.com New barracks at JBER big step up from old Alaska facilities 09/01
ndtv.com No Talks Possible Till Pakistan Stops Terrorism: Home Ministry 09/01
rediff.com The many faces of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri 09/01
afghanistannews.net Taliban chief Fazllullah says time ripe to rid Pakistan of western brand of democracy 09/01
aljazeera.com Election impasse undermines Afghan economy 09/01
afghanistannews.net Shooting for fun in Afghanistan with an army of middle-class paint-ballers 09/01
en.ria.ru Anti-War Hashtags Getting Popular on Twitter Ahead of NATO Summit 09/01
globalvoicesonline.org Afghanistan's Ice Bucket Challengers Ask Presidential Rivals to ‘Be Cool!’ 09/01
reuters.com Afghan talks for unity government collapse; crisis deepens 09/01
tolonews.com National Cricket Team Coach Resigns 09/01
tolonews.com 86 Percent of Votes Audited: IEC 09/01
tolonews.com Lack of Weapons Could Jeopardize Country: ANSF 09/01
tolonews.com Price of 1 Kilogram of Gas Set to 60 AFS 09/01
tolonews.com TOLOnews 6 pm News 01 September 2014 09/01
tolonews.com Blast in Mazar Kills 2 NDS Personnel 09/01
tolonews.com Taliban Attack Helmand's Musa Qala 09/01
tolonews.com 8pm Program: Afghanistan's Security Priorities at NATO Summit 09/01
tolonews.com Imran Khan Vows to Fight on Despite Deadly Pakistan Clashes 09/01
afghanistannews.net Dutch plan to send 100 troops to Afghanistan in 2015 to join NATO training mission 09/01
tolonews.com 41 Taliban Insurgents Killed in ANSF Operations 09/01
afghanistannews.net Afghan defence minister may attend key Nato summit 09/01
afghanistannews.net Karzai meets elders of NWA IDPs 09/01
afghanistannews.net Afghanistans Abdullah threatens to withdraw from recount process 09/01
npr.org These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work 09/01
dailytimes.com.pk Afghan talks on unity government collapse 09/01
huffingtonpost.com Afghan Power-Sharing Talks Collapse, Raising Fears Of Ethnic Unrest 09/01
tolonews.com Fake Result Sheets Accessed: Abdullah's Camp 09/01
stripes.com Afghanistan’s election stalemate casts shadow on NATO summit 09/01
globalsecurity.org UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah province 09/01
tolonews.com Three Men Arrested in Kabul Rape Case 09/01
mypetjawa.mu.nu Taliban R&R 09/01
euronews.com Merkel defends arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq 09/01
reuters.com Afghanistan expected to send defense minister to NATO summit 09/01
afghanistannews.net Abdullah Threatens to Withdraw From Afghan Political Process 09/01
stripes.com Middle-class Kabul district braces for Taliban 09/01
stripes.com Wales summit will test NATO’s vision in wake of new threats 09/01
globalsecurity.org US drone attack leaves 3 dead in Afghanistan 09/01
thecuttingedgenews.com Europe on Edge - Saving NATO 09/01
stripes.com Rasmussen: NATO to establish quick-response ‘spearhead force’ 09/01
stripes.com Afghan candidates will not attend NATO summit 09/01
foxnews.com 23 people killed in western Afghanistan when van, fuel tanker collide 08/31
tolonews.com 230 Injured As Police Clash With Protesters in Islamabad 08/31
zeenews.india.com India has pledged $100 mn for 'Chabahar port': Afghan envoy 08/31
afghanistannews.net Van-fuel tanker collision kills 23 in western Afghanistan 08/31
ndtv.com 23 People Killed in Afghanistan Crash: Official 08/31
tolonews.com 8pm Program: What Does Afghanistan Want from the NATO Summit? 08/31
tolonews.com EMERGENCY! Code Red, White flag! 08/31
afghanistannews.net Afghanistan crash kills 23 08/31
stripes.com Homeless veterans in Kansas City get a place to hang their hats 08/31
nzherald.co.nz Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan 08/31
turkishweekly.net Turkish president to visit N Cyprus on first trip abroad 08/31
aljazeera.com Afghanistan road accident leaves many dead 08/31
ndtv.com Moderate 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Kashmir Valley, No Damage Reported 08/31
tolonews.com Taliban Strive to Sabotage Security in Faryab 08/31
independent.co.uk Shooting for fun in Afghanistan with an army of middle-class paint-ballers 08/31
dailytimes.com.pk Burney requests Kuwait to open visa for Pakistani families 08/31
tolonews.com IEC Invalidates 236 Polling Sites 08/31
stripes.com From Afghanistan to Ala., military dogs get retirement fit for a hero 08/31
tolonews.com Third Annual Premier League Sees Improvements From Past Years 08/31
tolonews.com Gas Companies Criticized for Price Hikes, Attorney General to Investigate 08/31
tolonews.com Campaigns Trade Accusations as Stalemate Stands 08/31
foxnews.com Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts Pakistan 08/31
globalsecurity.org Norway Sends Tanks to Latvian-Russian Border - Reports 08/31
tolonews.com Increase in the Number of Girls in Khost Schools 08/31
afghanistannews.net Afghan min may attend Nato summit 08/31
tolonews.com 19 People Killed in Herat Traffic Accident 08/31
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka opens new detention centres for foreign asylum seekers 08/30
reuters.com Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency 08/30
myaccount.nytimes.com World Briefing: Afghanistan: 6 Killed in Assault on Intelligence Office in Jalalabad 08/30
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Lack of Rule of Law in Parts of Afghanistan 08/30
rferl.org Afghan Attack Kills Six 08/30
afghanistannews.net Eight killed in Afghan suicide attack 08/30
aljazeera.com Taliban storm Afghan intelligence base 08/30
tolonews.com US Steps Up Sanctions on Iran Over Nuclear Program 08/30
antiwar.com Iraq and Syria – The US Goes in Deeper 08/30
afghanistannews.net Six killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intelligence office 08/30
cnn.com Gunmen target spy agency in Afghanistan; 6 killed 08/30
stripes.com For latest Afghanistan mission, Fort Bragg brigade must do more with less 08/30
afghanistannews.net Officials 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan 08/30
afghanistannews.net Suicide truck bomber targets intelligence office in Afghanistan killing 2 officials say 08/30
independent.co.uk Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan 'writes letter to Isis' asking to become 'citizen' of Islamic State 08/30
euronews.com Deadly Taliban attack on Afghan intelligence agency 08/30
tolonews.com Nine Killed in Sangeen Clash 08/30
afghanistannews.net Six Killed in Taliban Attack in Afghanistan 08/30
tolonews.com US Awards $16 Million to Poppy-Free Provinces 08/30
tolonews.com Election Results Will Be Announced Soon: IEC 08/30
realclearworld.com The Karzai Coup and Kerry's Failed Recount 08/30
realclearworld.com Ukraine Should Fight Like the Taliban 08/30
huffingtonpost.com Taliban Suicide Bombers Hit Afghan Intelligence Agency In Jalalabad 08/30
afghanistannews.net Two Dead in Suicide Attack in Afghanistan Official 08/30
csmonitor.com Attack on Afghan intelligence headquarters kills at least two 08/30
tolonews.com 8 Evening Program: Strengths and Weaknesses of Security in Afghanistan 08/30
ips-dc.org Ferguson and the “Unfinished Business” of the Civil Rights Movement 08/30
telegraph.co.uk EU says no to Lord Nobody 08/30

Summary

The United States assembled an international coalition to invade Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. By backing the Northern Alliance, the coalition was able to remove the Taliban from power very quickly. But the Taliban regrouped, and violence has been increasing since 2004. As coalition partners have reduced their involvement, the US has grown troop numbers.