Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

Type: City
Name: Jalalabad (Afghanistan) (Jalalabad Airport)
Country: Afghanistan
Latitude: 34.400002
Longitude: 70.5
population: 200,389
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Red Cross workers released unharmed in Afghanistan

The Red Cross is seeking the release of five of its employees abducted by armed men Thursday in western Afghanistan, according to a spokesman for the organization.KABUL, Afghanistan — Five Red Cross workers abducted by gunmen in western Afghanistan last ... [Published Stars and Stripes - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Dead Afghan immigrant was seeking a new life for his children, says uncle

The family of an immigrant who died in a shipping container bound for Britain says his family attempted the dangerous journey from Afghanistan because Sikhs do not feel safe there.Speaking to ITV News at a temple where the family worshipped in Jalalabad, ... [Published itv.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

'When Are You Going Back?' Afghanistan's Sikhs, Strangers In Their Own Land

"People often ask me, 'When are you going back to your home country?'" says Iqbal Singh."Many people don't understand we are Afghans too. They think we've come from India or somewhere."Singh is a member of the dwindling Sikh minority in Afghanistan's ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Death of Afghan Sikh in shipping container shows minority’s desperation

KABUL, Afghanistan — The father of two young children and a struggling business owner deep in debt, Jasbeer Singh opted to leave Afghanistan and seek better fortunes for his family in the West, a path taken by many fellow Afghan Sikhs in recent years ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan's economic challenges

An Afghan jewellers works on gold necklaces in a jewellery shop at a market in Jalalabad on August 14, 2014. As the ongoing war in Afghanistan enters its eleventh year the instability in the region has shaken the trade market and in most gold shops, business ... [Published Arabian Business - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Business down

amAn Afghan jeweller works on gold necklaces in his shop in Jalalabad on Thursday. As the ongoing war in Afghanistan enters 11th year, the instability in the region has shaken the trade market and business is down in most gold shops. ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Outside the Frame: My Week With the Afghan Army

Isatullah stood over the bundle of explosives with his arms crossed behind his back, contemplating it. At 32 years-old, he was a sergeant in the Afghan National Army, a counter-improvised explosives engineer. He was tall and thin and his body armor looked ... [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Gittoes says life imitates art for Afghan vendor

THERE is a game the boys of Jalalabad, Afghanistan play on days of torpid heat. THERE is a game the boys of Jalalabad, Afghanistan play on days of torpid heat. They puff their cotton trousers with air and dive into the muddy river, floating with the current ... [Published St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Artificial legs

amAn Afghan man makes artificial legs at a Swedish community centre in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, yesterday. After almost three decades of war, the countless number of mines that remain buried in Afghanistan still kill or maim dozens of people every mon ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Death Of Special Forces Soldier in Afghanistan Under Investigation

A member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces died at Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan on August 3. The Department of Defense reports Staff Sgt. Girard "Jerry" Gass Jr., 33, suffered fatal injuries in a "non-combat related incident" while on patrol ... [Published KPBS - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 5 reports

Lumber Bridge soldier dies in Afghanistan

FT. BRAGG — A soldier from Lumber Bridge based at Fort Bragg has been killed in Afghanistan.The Department of Defense said Monday that Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., 33, died Sunday at Jalalabad Air Field Hospital from a non-combat incident while on patrol ... [Published Robesonian - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Ramadan security

amSecurity officials frisk a man on a roadside in Jalalabad, Afghanistan yesterday. Security has been intensified in Jalalabad ahead of Eid Al Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Jul 27 2014]

Quotes

"Our five colleagues are free," said Monica Zanarelli, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Kabul, in a press release. "They are in good health and have been reunited with their families, which was the most important thing for us."
"People often ask me, 'When are you going back to your home country?'" says Iqbal Singh
"The most amazing thing was seeing my whole city standing up, crying and applauding," Arnold said. "I thought 'Wow, I don't have just a family behind me, I have the whole community behind me.'"
"Business has gone down in the past two years," said Iqbal Singh, a Sikh religious leader in Kabul. "And now when we have the election dragging on from five to six months, it added to uncertainty about the country. Some people are worried about their future, which is why they flee the country."

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Our rights are trampled and we are treated badl... [Published RAWA - 11 mins ago]
Red Cross workers released unharmed in Afghanistan [Published Stars and Stripes - 6 hours ago]
Life in the Ka-bubble [Published KarryOn - Aug 20 2014]
Dead Afghan immigrant was seeking a new life fo... [Published itv.com - Aug 19 2014]
'When Are You Going Back?' Afghanistan's Sikhs,... [Published Radio Free Europe - Aug 19 2014]
Service links 3 Dodgeville High grads serving i... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 18 2014]
Death of Afghan Sikh in shipping container show... [Published Stars and Stripes - Aug 18 2014]
Afghan immigrants found in shipping container '... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 18 2014]
Afghan Sikhs Search for Clues over Stowaways in... [Published NDTV - Aug 18 2014]
Married soldiers, both in Afghanistan, deal wit... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 17 2014]
Tilbury container immigrants revealed to be Afg... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 17 2014]
Afghanistan's economic challenges [Published Arabian Business - Aug 17 2014]
General Akhtar, the silent soldier [Published The Nation Pakistan - Aug 17 2014]
Pakistan vows to play its role for stability, d... [Published Afghanistan Times - Aug 16 2014]
High Personality of Late King Amanullah Khan [Published Bakhtar News Agency - Aug 16 2014]
Business down [Published Qatar Peninsula - Aug 15 2014]
Why The US Air Force Should Reorganize Itself T... [Published Business Insider - Aug 15 2014]
Dubai [Published Press Information Department Pakistan - Aug 14 2014]
Outside the Frame: My Week With the Afghan Army [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 14 2014]
PAKISTAN ON THE ROAD TO PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY [Published Daily Outlook - Aug 14 2014]
The Dirty Secret of International Forces in Afg... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 13 2014]
Gittoes says life imitates art for Afghan vendor [Published St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Aug 12 2014]
Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr. [Published Fayetteville Observer - Aug 12 2014]
Amnesty blasts US military investigations of Af... [Published Stars and Stripes - Aug 11 2014]
Amnesty slams US' 'poor record' of probing civi... [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 11 2014]
Israel-Gaza conflict: Hamas' tunnels are just t... [Published The Independent - Aug 10 2014]
In Afghanistan, general is killed in shooting, ... [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 09 2014]
Artificial legs [Published Qatar Peninsula - Aug 06 2014]
N. C. Special Forces Soldier dies in Afghanista... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 05 2014]
Lumber Bridge soldier dies in Afghanistan [Published Robesonian - Aug 05 2014]
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Pakistan: In Pakistan, Militants Wear Aid Worke... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 03 2014]
Source: Inter Press ServiceCountry: Pakistan By Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 1 2014 (IPS) - Muhammad Tufail, a 22-year-old resident of Mardan, one of 26 districts that comprise Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, has recently ...
Afghanistan: Afghanistan Price Bulletin July 2014 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 01 2014]
Source: Famine Early Warning System NetworkCountry: Afghanistan The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin ...
Afghanistan: Renovation work of component works... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 28 2014]
Source: Swedish Committee for AfghanistanCountry: Afghanistan SCA started the renovation work of the Jalalabad component workshop, which was damaged due to earthquake last year. The Post Code Lottery is funding the project and the renovation work will ...
The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 27 2014]
Editor's Note: Originally posted on The Daily Beast , in an excerpt from his new book What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89 , Bruce Riedel examines the Uzbek Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum, one of the few prominent communists ...
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