Tags » Afghanistan

All drone strikes in last 2 days were 300 meters away from Pak border

PESHAWAR / PARACHINAR: Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said. 292 more words

SouthAsia

Afghanistan Strategy Is the Only Hope for Education Reform

The federal government is currently enmeshed in two gigantic, expensive reform projects, one domestic and one foreign. Both are failures even though the tactics couldn’t be more different. 758 more words

Culture Wars

Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 74

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. 417 more words

National / World

War hero son of Ex-England captain Terry Butcher dies suddenly at 35

The hero son of former England Captain Terry Butcher died on Monday morning, his family confirmed.

Ex-Army captain Christoper Butcher, 35, was described as a hero by his brother Ed, in an emotional tribute posted to Facebook. 448 more words

UK

Young Afghans are turning to poetry to defy the burden of conflict

From a report in the UN News Centre:

Much of Afghanistan’s newfound love of poetic expression – which has taken hold in Kabul and Kandahar as well – is coming from young Afghans seeking new ways to interact and express themselves.

Read the full story here.

The Commander-in-Chief and Bergdahl

It was disclosed yesterday that U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl would be pleading guilty to desertion and to endangering the American troops sent to search for him. 410 more words

Military