Germany Will Still Deport Some Afghans

VIENNA (AP) — German officials say a review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain Afghan asylum seekers back to the country.

Demonstrators protest against the deportation of refugees back to Afghanistan at the airport in Frankfurt/Main on December 14, 2016. / AFP / Daniel ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Number Of Afghans Fleeing Country Doubles To 1.2 Million

(AFP) – The number of people internally displaced by war in Afghanistan has doubled since 2012 to 1.2 million, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing government neglect and a lack of international attention. In its report entitled “My children will die

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Little Messi Fan Flees Afghanistan After Taliban Threats

A five-year-old Afghan boy who became famous online after photos surfaced of him playing soccer in a Lionel Messi “jersey” made out of a garbage bag has fled Afghanistan for Pakistan, after months of threats from jihadi groups.

Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi proudly wears one of the jerseys sent by his idol Lionel Messi

Watchdog: U.S. Combat Mission in Afghanistan Continues Despite Obama Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military fighting the war in Afghanistan, now in its 15th year, has been drawn into combat against a resilient Taliban a year after President Obama said American troops had ceased their combat mission in the country, reports a watchdog agency appointed by Congress.

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Doctors Without Borders Leaves Afghan City Invaded by Taliban

Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF), known as Doctors Without Borders in America, “demanded an independent” investigation into a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 22 people, including 12 of the group’s doctors.

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