Lance Bombardier Benjamin Parkinson, 7 Para, Royal Horse Artillery, poses with Yeomen of the Guard, after being appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, in central London on May 17, 2013. Parkinson, a soldier who survived horendous battlefield injuries in Afghanistan, was made an MBE by the Prince of Wales on May 17. Parkinson lost both legs and sustained more than 40 injuries including brain damage that affected his memory and speech in a bomb attack in 2006.
Top IMU leaders have integrated themselves into the Taliban's shadow government in the northern provinces. Operating in cooperation with each other, the Taliban and the IMU have expanded their presence throughout northern Afghanistan and have established training camps in the region.
Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, would be receiving university's first Honoris Causa degree. He would be receiving this degree for his outstanding work in the area of social upliftment of the countryMore quotes »
LI home to a dozen U.S. Army generals
school district.The three Smithtown generals each hold positions that are critical to Obama 's intentions to end U.S. combat in Afghanistan and to downsize the U .S. military. Tovo commands the Combined Security Transition Command and NATO Training Mission 5/18/13 Read more »
Afghans block measures to bolster women's freedoms
-- Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation yesterday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous Read more »
Idaho man charged in Uzbekistan terrorism plot
those activities included assisting a militant group in his home, Uzbekistan, a Central Asia n country with a southern border with Afghanistan ."Given his arrest, we believe any potential threat he posed has been contained," U.S Attorney Wendy Olson said. Read more »
Funeral set for NY soldier killed in Afghanistan
-- Relatives and friends are set to gather for the funeral for a solder from New York's Finger Lakes region killed in Afghanistan.Local media outlets report the ceremony for 28-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Francis Gene Phillips IV will be at Auburn United Methodist Read more »
Twin bombs strike Afghan checkpoint, killing 1
and wounding three others.Meanwhile, NATO said a fourth U.S. soldier died as a result of a deadly Tuesday attack on a convoy in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the spiritual heartland of the Taliban.The attack involving small arms fire and a suicide Read more »
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unsafe. Internal conflict and repressive regimes are marked problems in many of countries where citizens feel unsafe. In Afghanistan, which received the worst possible rating from the Economist Intelligence Unit for internal organized conflict, the government 5:32 PM from The Huffington Post Read more »
Attacks kill 10 policemen in Afghanistan
In one of the incidents, Taliban fighters attacked a security check post in the Muqur district of Ghazni province in southern Afghanistan, killing six police, according to district governor. “Six of our local police were martyred after hours of clash with 5:30 PM from GulfToday.ae Read more »
Afghan pilots learn air assault tactics from 101st
units. The Afghan helicopter crews are just now starting to put their air assault training to use in combat missions in eastern Afghanistan. Capt. Micah DiGrezio, one of the trainers, said the team had to make adjustments to fit the technology and aircraft 5:26 PM from Stars and Stripes Read more »
Labour makes official request for findings on soldier's death
Labour Party is continuing to fight to get a suppressed Court of Inquiry report into the suicide of a New Zealand soldier in Afghanistan made public. Corporal Douglas Hughes, 26, served at Forward Patrol Base Romero in north-eastern Bamiyan province and died 5:20 PM from Radio New Zealand Read more »