Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DTN News: Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 15, 2010

DTN News: Afghanistan Top Stories / Headlines News Dated December 15, 2010

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  • British Navy medic refuses to serve in Afghanistan

      British Navy medic refuses to serve in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan News.Net

    On Friday a navy medic could be jailed after becoming one of the few conscientious objectors in Britain's Royal Navy since WWII.

    • US appoints Frank Ruggiero as new Af-Pak special envoy

    Afghanistan News.Net

    Deputy U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Frank Ruggiero, has been appointed as the acting US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan following the death of Richard Holbrooke.

    • Holbrooke's last words were about stopping the Afghan war

    Afghanistan News.Net

    US President Barack Obama's former Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard C. Holbrooke's final thoughts were apparently about the war in Afghanistan and a desire to stop it, his family, close friends and colleagues have revealed.

  • 'Afghan war being hampered due to Pak's unwillingness to hit terror havens on border'

    Afghanistan News.Net

    Two classified US intelligence reports have said that the American strategy in Afghanistan has a limited chance of success, unless Pakistan hunts down insurgents operating from havens on its Afghan border.

  • Obama to Speak on Accomplishments, Challenges in Afghanistan, Pakistan


    Richard Holbrooke, US Diplomat, Dies in Washington President Obama will speak on Thursday about the status of U.S. and NATO efforts in Afghanistan. Remarks by Mr. Obama and U.S. officials will mark ...

  • China must transport Afghan gold through Gawadar Port

    The Frontier Post

    QUETTA (APP): Economically it will be in interest and benefit of China if it transports Afghani gold and copper to Beijing and international markets through Gawadar Port. Sources in Balochistan gover...

  • Reports offer conflicting views of war in Afghanistan

    Globe and Mail

    Grim warnings of an unending war and of Afghan civilians dying and fleeing in ever increasing numbers paint a gloomy picture ahead of a much rosier review expected Thursday as U.S. President Barack Ob...

  • UN completes 0.2m houses for returning refugees

    The Frontier Post

    United Nations (Newswire): The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it has now built 200,000 homes for returning refugees and internally displaced persons in Afghanistan as part of the shelter programm...

  • School building destroyed in ISAF airstrike

    The Frontier Post

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (NNI): Two civilians were wounded and a school building damaged during an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in northern Baghlan province, residents said. Fo...

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  • Nimroz customs loses 90m afs

    The Frontier Post

    KABUL (NNI): The Nimroz customs department lost 90 million afghanis due to fuel trucks stuck in Iran over the past one week, officials said. The fuel tankers have been stranded on the Iranian side of...

  • 8,450 tonnes of food sent to Badakhshan

    The Frontier Post

    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Dec 15 (NNI): The World Food Programme (WFP) and Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority have sent about 8,450 tonnes of eatables to the northeastern province of Bada...

  • Combined force discovers huge quantity of narcotics

    The Frontier Post

    KABUL (AIP): Afghan and coalition forces seized huge quantity of narcotics during an operation in Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province yesterday, the NATO-led force said Wednesday. “Multip...

  • Mullen says no big change in US troops

    The Frontier Post

    KABUL (NNI): Adm. Mike Mullen, the senior US military officer has said he doesn't expect big changes to the number of US troops in Afghanistan Addressing US troops in Iraq on Monday, Mullen said the ...

  • In bid to break Taliban, US embraces more firepower

    The Frontier Post

    Washington (Newswire): The US military has dramatically stepped up air strikes and manhunts in Afghanistan in a bid to weaken the Taliban, reflecting a return to "counter-terrorism" tactics. Dropping...

  • A people trapped between sides

    The Frontier Post

    Geneva (NNI): The main conflict-related challenges faced by Afghans in 2010 will persist in 2011, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday. According to the ICRC, those chal...

  • 3 children dead, 6 wounded

    The Frontier Post

    KANDAHAR (AIP): At least three children were killed and six other people wounded on Wednesday in a bomb blast in Daman district of southern Kandahar province, police said. Khan Muhammad Mujahid, provi...

  • Two ANA soldiers killed

    The Frontier Post

    KABUL (AIP): Two soldiers of ANA were killed and another wounded during the last 24 hours, defence ministry said Wednesday. The ANA soldiers were killed and wounded while discharging security responsi...

  • Afghan war review shows tilt to hitting militants

    Fox 23

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces and their allies in Afghanistan have been relying heavily on air strikes, and on night raids against insurgents.U.S. and NATO officials say that will...

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  • Canada wastes cash in Afghanistan: Kandahar mayor

    CBC News

    The mayor of Kandahar city is complaining that Ottawa's contracting practices are contributing to the culture of misconduct in Afghanistan, and expressed similar concerns about the United States and B...

  • Canadians praise U.S. surge for facilitating Afghan reconstruction

    The Province

    William Crosbie, Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan, was in Kandahar this week to thank Canadian police officers who served nine-month tours as mentors to their Afghan counterparts.

  • Israeli UAV Performs Well In Afghanistan

    Middle East Newsline

    LONDON [MENL] -- An Israeli-origin unmanned aerial vehicle has been reportedto be performing well in Afghanistan. The Israeli-origin Hermes-450 UAV has been deployed by the British Armyin Afghanistan....

  • Red Cross paints grim Afghan picture before review

    Yahoo! News

    KABUL (Reuters) – Worsening violence across Afghanistan is making it harder than at any time in three decades for aid groups to reach people in need, the Red Cross said on Wednesday, a day befor...

  • Intelligence Reports Cast Doubts on Afghan Strategy


    Holbrooke Death Leaves Vacuum at Center of Afghan Policy Two new intelligence reports are raising questions about the U.S. Afghan war policy, just as President Barack Obama plans to release a review o...

  • Afghan attack kills 3 kids, Nato soldier

    Daily Star

    A bicycle bomb killed three children and wounded six civilians in southern Afghanistan yesterday at a camp for returning Mecca pilgrims, as it emerged that a civilian died in a Nato air strike.The dea...

  • Afghan armed groups interfere in Red Cross work

    San Diego Union-Tribune

    In this photograph made on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, shows Taliban fighters man a checkpoint in an undisclosed location in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban commander on the groun...

  • On Wednesday's NewsHour: BP Sued, CEOs Meet Obama, Afghan Intel


    | President Obama invited top business executives to a White House meeting to elicit ideas for job growth and increase hiring. Gwen Ifill gets insight into the meeting with two of the CEOs that attend...

  • At Key Afghan Crossroads: 'Battle Is Done With For The Winter'


    Afghan brothers Barangai (R), 6, and Shaista Khan, 4, pose for a portrait just outside a U.S. Marines combat outpost in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on April 11, 2010.

  • Kandahar Provides Model for Afghan-led Partnership

    Defense Link

    By Karen ParrishAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 Â� With Afghan forces leading operations in and around the spiritual home of the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Kandahar provin...

  • In Afghanistan, Taliban rise where Kabul falters

    Christian Science Monitor

    Watan Pashaie’s music and video store in Jalalabad, Afghanistan (above), is one of a few that has not been destroyed by the Taliban. Mr. Pashaie worries the Taliban will target his shop, but says he...

  • Security contractor: Afghan police running amok


    KABUL – A crackdown on private security firms in Afghanistan has created a power vacuum in the country’s capital city, with one security contractor saying Afghan forces have become like &l...

  • For Red Cross, Afghanistan Situation Now at its Worst

    International Herald Tribune

    International Committee of the Red Cross , which usually seeks to avoid the public eye, held a rare news conference here Wednesday to express deep concern that

  • Heavier Taliban Fighting Expected in Winter

    CBS News

    (CBS/AP) Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET The U.S. and NATO are predicting heavier fighting this winter with more Taliban fighters staying in eastern Afghanistan instead of slipping over the border into Pak...

  • Obama's War Review: Dual Messages On Afghanistan


    U.S. soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan's Wardak province earlier this month. President Obama is scheduled to release his administration's latest review of the war strategy on Thursday and is expected ...

  • Commander Describes Nature of Eastern Afghanistan Fight

    Defense Link

    By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2010 � Terrain and population make the fight against extremists in eastern Afghanistan different from the figh...

  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents

    Defense Link

    Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 � Afghan and coalition forces today killed more than 10 Taliban fighters during an ope...

  • ANALYSIS - Afghan war keeps Islamist threat alive in Germany

    The Star

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will remain at risk of attack in 2011 by Islamist militants trying to erode wavering support for military involvement in Afghanistan and to strike at the heart of the Europe...

  • Red Cross says Afghan conditions worst in 30 years

    The Star

    KABUL (Reuters) - Spreading violence in Afghanistan is preventing aid organisations from providing help, with access to those in need at its worst level in three decades, the Red Cross said on Wednesd...

  • No decisive victory one year into Afghan surge

    My San Antonio

    In this photo taken on Dec. 12, 2010 an Afghan police man controls the area from a security booth at a check point in Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan. One year after President Barack Obama ordere...

  • Sweden prolongs Afghan troop mission

    Earth Times

    Sweden has a 500-strong force. The decision allowed it to be increased by some 385 extra troops next year, if necessary.Other components were that Sweden would add two rescue helicopters. A gradual ha...

  • Afghan reports give bleak outlook


    Two new assessments are painting a bleak picture of the US-led war in Afghanistan, the day before the White House unveils its review of strategy. The Red Cross found armed groups were making life mor...

  • State Department cables: Dutch cabinet falls over Afghanistan

    The Guardian

    ELECTIONEERINGREF: A. THE HAGUE 097 B. THE HAGUE 15 C. 09 THE HAGUE 758 D. 09 THE HAGUE 663 E. 09 THE HAGUE 271Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Edwin R. Nolan for reasons 1.4 ( b) and (d)1. (C/N...

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