Afghanistan

September 10, 2014

QUIZ: Which US president said this about Iraq?

As U.S. President Barack Obama plans to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military role in combating Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria Wednesday evening, we took a look through some previous addresses he and former U.S. President George W. Bush have made when […]

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September 9, 2014

Helping amputees: New technologies in prosthetics

They bear not just emotional scars, but physical ones as well. Consider this: The group Handicap International says, 60 percent of those injured in Syria were wounded by either bombings or shillings. Gunshots wounded nearly a third.

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August 4, 2014

Soldier couple marries at China’s frontline to terrorism

The old Silk Road city of Kashgar in far western China is the most remote but also the most crucial gate to guard against terrorism. Chinese soldiers and their families have made incredible sacrifices and are devoted to defending this frontline where terrorists in Afghanistan […]

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August 1, 2014

China gears up to defend border with Afghanistan

NATO forces will withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, which will add new security pressures on China’s western border. CCTV America’s Han Peng reports on the Chinese military effort to prevent terrorists from entering their country.

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July 11, 2014

Kurt Volker on the current situation in Afghanistan

A month after a runoff election to choose Afghanistan’s next president, Secretary of State John Kerry visited Afghanistan, aimed at resolving a crisis that began with allegations of widespread vote rigging. For more on John Kerry’s visit to Afghanistan and the election scandal, we are […]

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July 11, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul hoping to resolve what he calls “a critical moment for Afghanistan.” Last month’s presidential election scandal is still in question with both sides claiming victory. CCTV’s Courtney Body reports.

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July 8, 2014

Abdullah claims victory in Afghan election

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare victory in the country’s election, claiming massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results that put his rival in the lead. The United States warned both camps against trying to seize […]

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Annual report from the United Nations released
July 1, 2014

Annual report from the United Nations released

The year 2013, saw an increase in the number of children killed or mutilated in conflicts around the world, including in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, while the recruitment of children was particularly alarming in the Central African Republic and Nigera. CCTV’s Liling Tan reports.

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June 19, 2014

Taliban grows richer for increased drugs production

The United Nations is warning the Taliban is getting stronger in Afghanistan because of increased drugs production. There are fears that as foreign troops pull out of the country the group is once again becoming a serious threat to security.

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June 17, 2014

Post-election economy uncertain in Afghanistan

Millions of Afghans voted over the weekend to decide on a new president. While the elections may have gone smoothly, many Afghans are feeling uncertain about the future. That’s affecting the economy, as Afghans prepare for an unprecedented transfer of power in the coming months. […]

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Afghanistan elections violence amid elections
June 15, 2014

Violence amid Afghanistan elections

Millions of ballots have made their way to counting centers across Afghanistan, despite fears of wide-scale bloodshed. Eleven people, including election workers, were killed in a roadside bombing of their bus.

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June 6, 2014

Obama defends prisoner exchange with Taliban

U.S. President Barrack Obama Thursday took time out from his duties at the G7 Summit to focus on a major domestic story in the U.S.- the release of five Taliban prisoners for one US soldier being held in Pakistan.

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June 4, 2014

Bergdahl prisoner swap: Questions remain

U.S. President Barack Obama has defended his decision to trade 5 Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. However, there are questions about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan. CCTV’s Jim Spellman investigates.

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June 3, 2014

Eugene Fidell on Bergdahl controversy

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held for nearly five years in Afghanistan, was freed last week in a prisoner-swap deal with the Taliban, brokered by the Qatari government. Five Taliban militants were released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and flown to Qatar.

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May 31, 2014

Questions remain over U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

The U.S. led war there is almost thirteen years old. It’s resulted in the deaths of thousands of Afghan civilians. And U.S. forces have suffered major losses too. Now, President Barack Obama says the number of American troops in Afghanistan will be cut to just […]

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May 3, 2014

No Survivors Found in Afghanistan Landslide

In Afghanistan, rescuers have given up on finding any remaining survivors from two mudslides. At least 21-hundred people are feared dead. Rescuers have now turned their attention to the four-thousand people that have been displaced.

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May 3, 2014

Landslide Kills 350 People in Afghanistan

A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried large sections of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing – according to officials.The mass of mud that flattened every home in its path.

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May 2, 2014

Landslide in Afghanistan kills at least 350

KABUL, Afghanistan — A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried about a third of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers looked on helplessly and the governor appealed for shovels and other equipment […]

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April 12, 2014

UK’s Human and Financial Costs in Afghanistan

One of the nations most committed to supporting the U.S. in Afghanistan was the UK. But that loyalty came at a high price, both in terms of a heavy toll in life and in terms of cash. CCTV’s UK correspondent Richard Bestic has been asking the […]

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April 12, 2014

Casualties of Afghan War

Since the U.S.-led war began in 2001, nearly 3,500 coalition troops have been killed, along with more than 13,000 Afghan soldiers and police officers. The very first U.S. death was CIA officer Michael Spann.

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April 9, 2014

Mes Aynak Holds Centuries Old Buddhist Monk Relics

The Afghanistan earth is slowly surrendering ancient artifacts. The remnants of a flowing robe, a statue that dates back 16-hundred years-relics that tell the history of a Buddhist city-like community, nestled along the Silk Road.

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April 8, 2014

Corruption Plagues Growth in Afghanistan

According to the World Bank, aid to Afghanistan has led to remarkable growth in the country’s economy, which has expanded from $2.4 billion to an estimated 20 billion U.S. dollars between 2003 and 2012, an average rate of more than nine percent a year. The […]

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Afghanistan Elections
April 8, 2014

Impact of Elections on Afghanistan’s Domestic and Foreign Policy

It’s considered one of most dangerous places on earth. And many had written off Afghanistan’s presidential election even before it began. But despite the threat of violence to keep voters away from the polls, seven million people cast ballots over the weekend. That’s 64 percent more than the […]

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April 7, 2014

Afghanistan Vote Marks First Democratic Power Transition

Ballots are being counted in Afghanistan a day after the country’s historic presidential vote. Partial results could come in the next few days. However, a final tally is not expected for at least another week. The election was hailed a success and more than 7 […]

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