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# afghanistan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years… Afghanistan

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years…

Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.

# afghanistan - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook? Ban

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?

It’s all to do with the presidential election.

# afghanistan - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as death toll hits 80 Rescue Efforts

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as death toll hits 80

Scores of people said to be missing after flash foods hit the remote Baghlan province.

# afghanistan - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dozens die in Afghan flash floods – and there’s “nothing left” for the survivors Disaster

Dozens die in Afghan flash floods – and there’s “nothing left” for the survivors

The death toll currently stands at almost 60, but is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years Free This post contains videos

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years

In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.

# afghanistan - Saturday 31 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.

From TheJournal.ie Brennan’s bread, cannabis, and the world’s heaviest man: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Brennan’s bread, cannabis, and the world’s heaviest man: The week in numbers

Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.

From TheJournal.ie Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years Prisoner Of War

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

# afghanistan - Friday 30 May, 2014

Player fakes trip on way to scoring outrageous penalty in shoot-out win Some Nerve This post contains videos

Player fakes trip on way to scoring outrageous penalty in shoot-out win

Expect to see the ‘Ashad Ali Adubarey’ spot-kick on a local pitch near you this weekend.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations Ongoing Mission

US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations

Under the plan announced at the White House, America will gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains.

# afghanistan - Friday 9 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over “graphic photo with Afghan body” Afghanistan

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over “graphic photo with Afghan body”

The photo appears to show servicemen posing with a dead Taliban member.

# afghanistan - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,000 dead in ‘mass grave’ after landslide buries entire village Afghanistan

More than 2,000 dead in ‘mass grave’ after landslide buries entire village

A search for survivors continues today but there is little hope of finding survivors in the 30-metre deep mud.

# afghanistan - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town Natural Disaster

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

# afghanistan - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan Deaths

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

# afghanistan - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the last day of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# afghanistan - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan Tribute This post contains images

A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan

The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election Democracy

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# afghanistan - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan Tensions

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

# afghanistan - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This is the Afghanistan that never makes it into the headlines The Other Side This post contains images

This is the Afghanistan that never makes it into the headlines

These photos show a people trying to carry on with life among the chaos.

# afghanistan - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Little girl has no idea Dad is home from Afghanistan and hiding in a box Happy Birthday

# afghanistan - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is ‘alive and well’ Dogs Of War

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is ‘alive and well’

A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.

# afghanistan - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous Heading Up The 409

# afghanistan - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack Afghanistan

Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.

From TheJournal.ie IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack Suicide Bombing

IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack

A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.

# afghanistan - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New video shows only American soldier still held by Taliban is alive War On Terror

New video shows only American soldier still held by Taliban is alive

The video, sent to officials in the US, is the first proof in more than three years that Bowe Berghdal is still alive.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year Pics Of The Year

The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year

From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.

# afghanistan - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale convicted of Lee Rigby murder Lee Rigby

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale convicted of Lee Rigby murder

Rigby’s family said justice had been done, but “no amount of justice will bring Lee back”.

From TheJournal.ie Don’t forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes This post contains images

Don’t forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

# afghanistan - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Ireland close in on victory over Afghanistan

The Irish need just five more wickets to regain the trophy.

# afghanistan - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should Ireland join NATO? Opinion

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# afghanistan - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Ireland win World Twenty20 qualifier final in impressive style

Paul Stirling top scored with 76 as his side set the fourth highest score in Twenty20 international cricket.

# afghanistan - Monday 25 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan Afghanistan

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.

# afghanistan - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Up to 12,000 troops to stay in Afghanistan after NATO mission ends Afghanistan

Up to 12,000 troops to stay in Afghanistan after NATO mission ends

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US role will be “limited”.

# afghanistan - Monday 18 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities Afghanistan

Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities

A UN report has revealed some of the tactics of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent Afghanistan

British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent

The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.

# afghanistan - Monday 28 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan Opinion

Column: What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan

The stories you’ve heard about Afghanistan won’t prepare you for what the country is really like: its colour, culture, laughter and resilience is amazing, writes Maya Pastakia.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Unemployment

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Exclusive

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# afghanistan - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize Malala

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old Older People

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old

The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.

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