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Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security
Associated Press By LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAH November 20, 2014 2:08 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, penetrating layers of heightened security and fueling concerns that insurgents have infiltrated the security forces.

Plot to assassinate vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum foiled
Khaama Press November 21, 2014
The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled a plot to assassinate the first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum.

Electoral Officials Summoned by Attorney General's Office
TOLOnews.com By Abid Joyenda November 20, 2014
Complaints of the provincial council election candidates have reached the desk of the Attorney General's Office.

Abdullah Looks to Help Get Children Off Street
TOLOnews.com By Syed Sharif Amiri November 20, 2014
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has taken an interest in addressing the plight of street children in Afghanistan, and promised to shore up public health and education in order to keep Afghan youth off the streets.

Analysts Say President, CEO Divided On Major Policy Issues
TOLOnews.com By Syed Sharif Amiri November 20, 2014
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah are in disagreement on how best to approach some of the most pressing policy issues facing Afghanistan, such as corruption and insurgency, according to a number of political analysts.

U.S. Soldier Paralyzed By Afghan Sniper Walks Again With Robotic Legs
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 21, 2014
A U.S. Marine who wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed plans to walk across a military stage with robotic leg braces to receive the Bronze Star.

Attorney General Under Pressure to Recuperate Stolen Kabul Bank Millions
TOLOnews.com By Shakeela Ibrahimkhail November 20, 2014
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's top legal advisor, Abdul Ali Muhammadi, has said that the Attorney General's office is expected to fully implement the Kabul appeals court recent ruling on the Kabul Bank case, which included the order to freeze the assets belonging to every shareholder and official of the bank linked to the scandal.

What Indians Really Think About the Foreign Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
The Foreign Policy BY Michael Kugelman November 20, 2014
India, so goes the conventional wisdom, is deeply concerned about the international troop drawdown in Afghanistan.

Saudi signs blank cheque to build $100m Islamic University in Kabul
Khaama Press November 21, 2014
The government of Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with a Saudi construction company to build a major university for Islamic studies in capital Kabul.

Pakistan Refugees Prepare For Winter in Afghanistan
Thousands Have Fled Westward to Avoid Military Offensive in North Waziristan
The Wall Street Journal By Nathan Hodge November 20, 2014
GULAN CAMP, Afghanistan - This summer, Paidad Khan fled here with his wife and six children to escape fighting in Datta Khel, his hometown in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan.

Ministry in Talks With Company That Abandoned Qaisar-Laman Road Project
TOLOnews.com By Geeti Mohseni November 20, 2014
According to officials from the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), talks with the Turkish-American company ECCI, the company that abandoned the the Qaisar-Laman highway project after being paid to complete it, are currently underway in Dubai.







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