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'Her name is Shukria, which means thanks giving/thanks. What a slap to humanity'
"With the help of god I stayed calm and defended myself, telling them how the Quran states a woman’s right to an equal education”
The men were described as "exceptional"
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the crash, but this has not been confirmed by US officials
The history of Afghanistan's last ten years is the history of the West walking away
'Booky Wook 2' was among literature deemed inappropriate for inmates
A series of explosions rocked the gate leading into the presidential compound, believed to be one of the most secure places in the region
An Afghan policewoman shot and killed an American adviser outside the police headquarters in Kabul today, the latest in a rising tide of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies, senior Afghan officials said.
An American service member was killed and three others were wounded Thursday afternoon when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a heavily armored military vehicle just outside a base where US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta had been visiting troops earlier in the day.
Two small machines sit on a shelf in a closet at Kabul International Airport, surrounded by cardboard boxes and idle desk fans.
In the wake of David Petraeus's resignation as head of the CIA over revelations of an extramarital affair, John Barry in The Daily Beast says the signs of Petraeus's infidelity were there for all to see.
Video of brutal killing is released on same day as donors promise £10bn of aid after troop withdrawal in 2014
Taliban plans forced SAS to bring forward daring rescue mission
The French president François Hollande continued his whirlwind introduction to office yesterday with a snap visit to Afghanistan to defend his early withdrawal of French troops.
Revised deadline from new French regime does not mean 'rush for exits', says Secretary General