Afghanistan News November 24, 2014: Today's headlines.....
Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Nighttime Raids
By ROD NORDLAND and TAIMOOR SHAHNOV. 23, 2014 The New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — The government of the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has quietly lifted the ban on night raids by special forces troops that his predecessor had imposed.
Toll rises to 57 as survivors tell of Afghan volleyball bombing
In the country's deadliest single attack since 2011, the bomber detonated his explosives as hundreds of young men and boys attended a tournament in the volatile province of Paktika.
AFP November 24, 2014
Kabul - Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan told Monday (Nov 24) how the blast ripped through a crowd of spectators enjoying the final moments of the match.
Haqqani Network behind deadly suicide attack in Paktika
Khaama Press November 24, 2014
The Haqqani terrorist network has been accused of the deadly suicide attack in eastern Paktika province which left at least 57 people dead.
Dostum Calls for Cabinet Citing Security Concerns, Promises Accountability
TOLOnews.com By Tariq Majidi November 23, 2014
First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum over the weekend spoke out against the delay in forming the new cabinet and also warned that once the new ministers are in place, corrupt individuals throughout the country - including high-ranking officials - will be arrested.
Oxfam Says Women Excluded From Peace Talks With Taliban
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 24, 2014
The Oxfam aid agency says Afghan woman are being excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and warns that hard-won rights for women could be bargained away unless more is done to include women in the peace process.
Deadly Bomb Attacks Hit NATO Troops, Civilians In Afghanistan
By RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan November 24, 2014
Afghan authorities say at least eight people, including two NATO service members, have been killed in separate bomb attacks.
Ghani's Decree on Kabul Bank Symbolic: Critics
TOLOnews.com By Sharif Amiry November 23, 2014
President Ashraf Ghani's decree on finalizing the Kabul Bank case and issuing a verdict to the defrauders have been considered symbolic because the decision to tackle the case was not implemented since the embezzlement, according to critics.
China condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan
BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday condemned a terrorist attack in Afghanistan and pledged support for Afghanistan's efforts to maintain security and stability.
British troops withdraw from southern Afghanistan
LONDON, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- British service personnel have left southern Afghanistan after completing the "most challenging" military redeployment operation of the generation, British Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced Monday.
Suicide bombing most lethal weapon in Afghanistan
By Abdul Haleem
KABUL, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Laying on hospital bed in Kabul and is unable to talk, the man is among the several victims of a suicide bombing which rattled Afghan eastern Paktika province on Sunday and had been shifted to Kabul for medical treatment.
Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban
Reuters November 24, 2014
KABUL - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report on Monday.
Woman gives birth to quadruplets in Herat province
Khaama Presss November 24, 2014
A woman has given birth to quadruplets in western Herat province of Afghanistan, local public health officials said Monday. (File Photo)
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