Afghanistan

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

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thediplomat.com Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan? 10/31
tolonews.com Ghani Stresses Inter-Afghan Dialogue in Calls for Peace Talks 10/31
tolonews.com Demands for Action After Ghani Makes Commitments in China 10/31
tolonews.com TOLOnews 6pm News 31 October 2014 10/31
tolonews.com Analysts Criticize Karzai Appointments, Call for New Start 10/31
stripes.com Continued violence in Helmand elicits disillusionment, fear as coalition departs 10/31
globalsecurity.org Afghanistan Turning Into Narco-State: Russian Drug Control Chairman 10/31
globalsecurity.org Foreign Fighters Stream to Syria Despite US Campaign Against Islamic State 10/31
globalsecurity.org Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey in the Pentagon Briefing Room 10/31
globalsecurity.org Ghani Urges Taliban to Join 'Inter-Afghan Dialogue' 10/31
globalsecurity.org Afghan President Calls On Taliban To Join Peace Process 10/31
zeenews.india.com Pakistan faces grave danger from Islamic State: Altaf Hussain 10/31
afghanistannews.net China pledges $81 mn financial assistance for Afghanistan 10/31
dawn.com IS bigger threat to Pakistan than Taliban, Al Qaeda: Altaf 10/31
voanews.com UN Report: Thousands of Foreign Fighters Joining Extremist Groups 10/31
allafrica.com Africa: Kerry's Interview At Washington Ideas Forum 10/31
foxnews.com International conference on Afghanistan in Beijing highlights China's growing role in region 10/31
scmp.com Beijing urges warring factions in Afghanistan to reconcile 10/31
afghanistannews.net China pledges financial aid to Afghanistan 10/31
nzherald.co.nz Beijing hosts regional conference on Afghanistan 10/31
rferl.org China Hosts Regional Conference On Afghanistan 10/31
scoop.co.nz Afghanistan: Violence against women 10/31
turkishweekly.net U.S. to seek broader cooperation during Obama's China visit 10/31
globalsecurity.org Pentagon Leaders Laud Progress Against ISIL 10/31
voanews.com Beijing Holds Conference on Afghanistan 10/31
dawn.com Huge cache of arms, explosives seized 10/31
stripes.com New Afghan leader talks peace on China trip 10/31
afghanistannews.net Over 29000 Pakistanis still in Afghanistan 10/31
ndtv.com Cosmopolitan New Afghan First Lady Backs French Veil Ban 10/31
afghanistannews.net Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing 10/31
afghanistannews.net Pakistan hails Afghan priority of refugees return 10/31
english.people.com.cn Chinese state councilor meets Iranian foreign minister 10/31
english.people.com.cn China pledges financial, training assistance to Afghanistan 10/31
stripes.com NATO says servicemember has died in Afghanistan 10/31
afghanistannews.net Five killed in Afghan road accident 10/31
tolonews.com Israel Reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque Ahead of Muslim Prayers 10/31
app.com.pk 5,000 Afghan refugees return to Afghanistan in 2014 10/31
tolonews.com TAWDE KHABARE: Fighting Against Drugs in Afghanistan 10/31
tolonews.com First 100 Days: Heart of Asia Conference 10/31
foxnews.com UN report says problem of foreign fighters in terror groups unprecedented in scale 10/31
nzherald.co.nz Czech soldiers to stay in Afghanistan 10/31
nzherald.co.nz UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups 10/31
dawn.com Afghan President Ghani invites Taliban to join peace process 10/31
tolonews.com Kabul Residents Criticize Gov't Over Rockets Attacks 10/31
huffingtonpost.com UN: Foreign Fighters Joining Terror Groups On 'Unprecedented Scale' 10/31
ibnlive.in.com CHINA-SINGH 2 LAST 10/31
ibnlive.in.com Accelerated efforts on to develop NE states: V K Singh 10/31
tolonews.com 43 Percent of Schools in Helmand Remain Closed 10/31
tolonews.com Haqqani Leader Killed in US Drone Airstrike in Pakistan 10/31
diplomatie.gouv.fr Afghanistan – Ms. Annick Girardin’s participation in the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process (31.10.14) 10/31
af.reuters.com Taliban free Russian pilot after 18 months in captivity 10/31
zeenews.india.com India, China share converging views on terror at Afghan meet 10/31
dw.de UN: 15,000 foreigners fighting with extremists in Syria and Iraq 10/31
afghanistannews.net Pakistan repatriates 29 Afghans 10/31
afghanistannews.net Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban 10/31
dailytimes.com.pk Islamic State more dangerous than Taliban, al-Qaeda: Altaf : October 31, 2014, 9:00 pm 10/31
cnn.com 'I don't want to fight anymore' 10/31
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Afghan president invites Taliban for peace talks 10/31
afghanistannews.net Afghan president invites Taliban to join peace process 10/31
dailytimes.com.pk 29 illegal immigrants handed over to Afghanistan : October 31, 2014, 7:57 pm 10/31
rediff.com Malala donates $50,000 to re-build UN schools in Gaza 10/30
dawn.com Provinces unwilling to part with lucrative polio programme 10/30
dnaindia.com Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai donates US $50,000 to re-build UN schools in Gaza 10/30
hosted.ap.org Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports 10/30
zeenews.india.com US drone strike kills four militants in NW Pakistan 10/30
realclearworld.com The World Needs a True Counterweight to U.S. 10/30
huffingtonpost.com Malala Donates Prize Money To Help Rebuild 65 Damaged Schools In Gaza 10/30
realclearworld.com The End of the Middle East? 10/30
globalsecurity.org Forces medics bid farewell to Bastion 10/30
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan wants safe return of 3m Afghans : October 30, 2014, 6:16 pm 10/30
dailytimes.com.pk UNICEF eyes on increasing number of polio cases in Pakistan : October 30, 2014, 4:14 pm 10/30
vancouversun.com Nobel laureate Malala donates money to rebuild war-damaged Gaza school 10/30
telegraph.co.uk More than 20 tonnes of drugs destroyed in Afghanistan 10/30
newrepublic.com Want to Know How the U.S. Taxpayer-Funded Afghan Army Is Performing? That's Classified. 10/30
zeenews.india.com VK Singh in China to attend key conference on Afghanistan 10/30
zeenews.india.com Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike in Pakistan 10/30
csmonitor.com Facing its own Islamic State-inspired militants, Iran wields a smaller stick 10/30
turkishweekly.net Pakistan top security adviser to attend Heart of Asia conference 10/30
en.ria.ru 56 Journalists Killed in 2014: Watchdog 10/30
mypetjawa.mu.nu Awesome: Foreign Fighter Pouring into Syria "Faster than Ever" (Guest Post by R. Shackleford) 10/30
sify.com Pakistan repatriates 29 Afghans 10/30
theguardian.com US drone strike kills militants near Pakistan-Afghanistan border 10/30
theguardian.com Not just a girls' problem: the economic impact of menstrual shame 10/30
en.ria.ru Over 20 Militants Killed in Pakistani Anti-Terrorist Operation: Armed Forces 10/30
dnaindia.com 29 killed, thousands flee Pakistan's Khyber region as military steps up offensive against Taliban 10/30
scmp.com United States offers rare praise to China over growing role in Afghanistan 10/30
strategypage.com WARPLANES: Fixing The Afghan Air Force 10/30
tolonews.com World Bank Labels Afghanistan Worst Country for Investment in Asia 10/30
huffingtonpost.com Prince Harry Surprises Double-Amputee Veteran After Charity Run, Remains Our Favorite Royal 10/30
thediplomat.com Can China Save Afghanistan? 10/30
en.ria.ru Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans in UK in Need of Mental Health Assistance: Defense Committee 10/30
afghanistannews.net Nobel laureate Malala donates $50000 for Gaza schools 10/30
tolonews.com Afghan Forces Clash With Militants in Nine Provinces 10/30
dailytimes.com.pk Ghani drops Pashtun name from official documents 10/30
dailytimes.com.pk UNICEF for polio eradication from Pakistan : October 31, 2014, 3:12 am 10/30
ndtv.com US-Led Forces Rebuked for Making Afghanistan Troop Evaluations Secret 10/30
dailytimes.com.pk ‘Pakistan following non-interference policy in Afghanistan’ : October 31, 2014, 3:03 am 10/30
tolonews.com TOLOnews 6pm News 30 October 2014 10/30
tolonews.com Government Doesn't Have Exact Trade Figures 10/30
huffingtonpost.com Afghan Translator Whose Dad Was Killed By Taliban Desperate To Bring Family To U.S. 10/30

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.