Afghanistan: a country misunderstood, depressed by conflict, fighting for stability. A country, thought of as inhospitable, is in fact home ...
Afghanistan: a country misunderstood, depressed by conflict, fighting for stability. A country, thought of as inhospitable, is in fact home to some of the most hospitable people I have ever met. Yes, there has been war, their country has been torn, but they are a strong people, just like any other, searching for peace among this chaotic world.nnI went to Afghanistan in April of 2014 looking to see the real nature of this country. This is what I found.nnMusic: M83 - OutronnShot by Mikai and Armen KarlnEdited by Mikai Karl assisted by Angad ChawlannShot on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and a GH3. nSlider shots achieved using a Rhino Slider Carbon.nnSpecial thanks to all those who supported this trip, It would not have been possible without you. Less
www.billgentile.comnnWhile embedded with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24thMEU) in Afghanistan in 2008, I made thie brief video of New...
www.billgentile.comnnWhile embedded with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24thMEU) in Afghanistan in 2008, I made thie brief video of New York Times Photojournalist Tyler Hicks as he prepared and then transmitted images from one of the most unforgiving locales on earth to the Times photo desk in New York. At the time I met Tyler, I was working on a piece in Afghanistan's Helmand River Valley, along the border with Pakistan, for NOW on PBS. (Titled, "Afghanistan: The Forgotten War," the piece was nominated for a national Emmy Award.) I think the video of Tyler illustrates the technology that has revolutionized the craft of visual journalism. More importantly, it gives viewers a sense of how professional, articulate and dedicated some of the practitioners of our craft can be. Tyler Hicks is an extraordinarily talented photojournalist and a role model for all who want to devote themselves to the craft.nnI am an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker teaching at American University in Washington, DC. My career spans four decades, five continents and nearly every facet of journalism and mass communication, most especially visual communication, or visual storytelling. I am also the founder and director of American University’s Backpack Journalism Project, and author of the “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual.” In 2015, I engineered the School of Communication’s partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and am the driving force behind that initiative.nnSee www.billgentile.com Less
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The Indian consulate in Afghanistan has been attacked by heavily-armed gunmen.The three attackers were killed and five security guards wound...
The Indian consulate in Afghanistan has been attacked by heavily-armed gunmen.The three attackers were killed and five security guards wounded, according to the chief of police.All of the Indian staff managed to escape after the shooting started and were unharmed.The attack began in the early hours of Friday in the western city of Herat, close to the border with Iran.The attackers are reported to have taken over homes overlooking the consulate and used them to shoot on the compound.They were quickly surrounded by security forces and a gun battle lasted several hours.The attack comes as Afghan troops prepare to take over from foreign armies. Less
Une nouvelle attaque imputée aux talibans en Afghanistan, elle a visé le consulat indien à Hérat, grande ville de l’ouest du pays. Qua...
Une nouvelle attaque imputée aux talibans en Afghanistan, elle a visé le consulat indien à Hérat, grande ville de l’ouest du pays. Quatre insurgés ont pénétré dans un complexe résidentiel jouxtant le bâtiment avant d’ouvrir le feu sur la mission diplomatique. Les forces de sécurité sont intervenues et selon le ministère de l’intérieur, tous les assaillants ont finalement été tués. On compte un blessé parmi les policiers. Cet assaut illustre la fragilité du pays à l’approche du retrait des troupes de l’OTAN. De son côté, l’Inde a été la cible de nombreuses attaques contre ses intérêts en Afghanistan. New Delhi soutient le gouvernement de Kaboul et envisage une nouvelle assistance militaire pour aider le pays à faire face aux talibans. Less
Suicide bombers and armed militants launch an attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan in the early hours of the morning. Indian staff ...
Suicide bombers and armed militants launch an attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan in the early hours of the morning. Indian staff managed to escape from the compound here in the western city Herat soon after the shooting began. Until this attack, it was considered one of India's safest mission's in Afghanistan.... The consulate was guarded by a team of commandos from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, while Afghan security forces formed another protective ring. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) COMMANDER OF POLICE RAPID RESPONSE UNIT, MOHAMMAD NASIR PASHTUN, SAYING: "Perhaps five suicide bombers have entered a residential house and taken several families hostage. They wanted to storm the Indian consulate office but they were faced with our army's special unit." The attackers were holed up in buildings overlooking the consulate, as security forces responded, caught up in a gun battle that lasted several hours. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) COMMANDER OF RAPID RESPONSE UN Less
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Wearing an Air Force One bomber jacket, Obama told troops in Afghanistan "I thank you as your Com...
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Wearing an Air Force One bomber jacket, Obama told troops in Afghanistan "I thank you as your Commander in Chief, because you inspire me." His visit came as a surprise during the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the United States. "I'm also here representing 300 million Americans who want to say thank you as well," Mr. Obama added. Obama had no plans to visit the Afghan capital Kabul or meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai or other government officials during a trip expected to last only a few hours. Obama left Washington under cover of darkness on Saturday night and flew for more than 13 hours to arrive at Bagram on Sunday night local time. Less
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan, thanking troops for their service on what is Memorial Day Weekend in the ...
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan, thanking troops for their service on what is Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. During his brief trip, he said his administration would announce soon exactly how many U.S. troops would remain in the country. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "We are now in the process of transition. I've been getting constant updates from General Dunford about the progress we have made. We've seen an election in Afghanistan, at least in the first round, go successfully. I am going to have to make some decisions in conjunction with the folks on the ground about how we manage to transition not just through the end of this year but post 2014 and we will probably be announcing some decisions fairly shortly but I thought it was important for me to make sure that I checked in directly with folks face-to-face before those decisions were finally made." It's Obama's fourth visit to Afghanis Less
In Delh i, The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has arrived at Hyderabad House for a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
In Delh i, The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has arrived at Hyderabad House for a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For more videos go to http://www.youtube.com/gujarattv9 Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tv9gujarati Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Tv9Gujarat Follow us on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/tv9gujarati/pins/ Less
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday (May 27) that U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan will dra...
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday (May 27) that U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan will draw down to below 5,000 by the close of 2015, as the longest war in American history winds down. Obama made the unscheduled announcement from the White House Rose Garden, saying the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan "will not be defined by war" but will be shaped by financial and development assistance as well as diplomatic support. "By the end of 2016, our military will draw down to a normal embassy presence in Kabul with a security assistance component just as we have done in Iraq," Obama said, briefing reporters on the sequence of the gradual drawdown. Since Afghanistan's general election on April 5, White House, State Department and Pentagon officials have resumed discussions on how many American troops should remain after the current U.S.-led coalition ends its mission this year. Ten-thousand U.S. troops in Afghani Less
President Barack Obama signaled the gradual close of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday. As few as 5,000 troops, he said, wil...
President Barack Obama signaled the gradual close of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday. As few as 5,000 troops, he said, will remain in Afghanistan by the end of 2015. SOUNDBITE: U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "One year later, by the end of 2016, our military will draw down to a normal embassy presence in Kabul with a security assistance component just as we have done in Iraq." For weeks, the administration has been quietly considering bringing U.S. troop presence well below the 10,000 mark, the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces. The final numbers -- 9,800 troops after this year, and roughly half of that by the end of 2015 -- emerged during Obama's meetings with military commanders at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan over the weekend. SOUNDBITE: U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "The bottom line is it's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused Less
Barack Obama a annoncé mardi 27 mai le maintien de 9.800 militaires américains en Afghanistan au-delà de la fin 2014 avant un retrait com...
Barack Obama a annoncé mardi 27 mai le maintien de 9.800 militaires américains en Afghanistan au-delà de la fin 2014 avant un retrait complet deux ans plus tard. Durée: 01:29 Less
President Barack Obama has announced that 9,800 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after combat missions end later this year.The decision ...
President Barack Obama has announced that 9,800 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after combat missions end later this year.The decision is contingent on Afghanistan’ s new president signing the Bilateral Security Agreement after the country’s presidential election set for June 14.Sitting President Hamid Karzai has refused.In an interview with euronews Mohammad Omar Daudzai, Afghanistan’s interior minister, says both candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will sign:“Both candidates have promised that whoever becomes president will sign the agreement in the first week in office and I am sure the US and the Europeans will have nothing to worry about.”On the streets of the capital Kabul there is a distinct lack of trust in the United States:“We expect 40,000 troops to stay here no matter what Obama says,” said one Afghan.Another agreed:“We have our own Afghan security forces to defend our country . The presence of Americans here brings misery and conflict:”Those US troops that remain will bolster the Afghan army and support counter-terrorism operations. Less
It's been 13 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan with the aim of bringing down the Taliban government and search for Osama bin...
It's been 13 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan with the aim of bringing down the Taliban government and search for Osama bin Laden. But has the experience made the U.S. any wiser?nnDownload the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/nnSubscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1nnFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplusnnLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajpluscommunitynnLearn more about AJ+: http://www.ajplus.net/ Less
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held for nearly five years by the Taliban after being captured in Afghan...
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held for nearly five years by the Taliban after being captured in Afghanistan, has been released and is now in U.S. custody, President Barack Obama said on Saturday. As part of Bergdahl's release, the United States has turned over five Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody of Qatar, U.S. officials said. Bergdahl's freedom follows months of indirect U.S.-Taliban talks with Qatar acting as intermediary, the officials said. U.S. special operations forces took custody of Bergdahl in a non-violent exchange with Taliban members in eastern Afghanistan, the officials said, adding that he was believed to be in good condition. He was now undergoing a medical examination in Afghanistan. Bergdahl, who is from Idaho, was the only known missing U.S. soldier in the Afghan war that was launched soon after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. He was captur Less
The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American forc...
The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American forces in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday. The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed over to American Special Operations troops inside Afghanistan near the Pakistan border about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in a tense but uneventful exchange with 18 Taliban officials, American officials said. Moments later, Sergeant Bergdahl was whisked away by the helicopter-borne commandos, American officials said. He was described in good physical condition. Less
Pour le secrétaire à la Défense, il s’agit “d’une ouverture pour négocier avec les talibans”.Capturé en juin 2009, le sergent B...
Pour le secrétaire à la Défense, il s’agit “d’une ouverture pour négocier avec les talibans”.Capturé en juin 2009, le sergent Bowe Bergdahl a été libéré en échange de cinq talibans qui étaient détenus sur la base américaine de Guantanamo comme l’a précisé Barack Obama. Le président américain et Chuck Hagel ont également expliqué que cet échange avait eu lieu par l’intermédiaire du Qatar qui parle de “geste humanitaire”. Le soldat devait être transféré en Allemagne alors que les cinq talibans ont été envoyés dans l‘émirat.Si la Maison Blanche s’est félicitée de cette libération lors d’une conférence de presse conjointe entre Barack Obama et les parents du sergent Bergdahl, les Républicains ont pointé du doigt “la faiblesse” de l’exécutif.Pour le Mollah Omar, le chef suprême des talibans afghans, il s’agit d’une “grande victoire”.Cet échange inquiète de nombreux afghans comme ici à Kaboul. Ils craignent de nouveaux attentats et d’une radicalisation accrue. “Cela aura un impact négatif dans notre pays au moment où les Américains retirent leurs forces. Ces ex-détenus vont de nouveau rejoindre les talibans”, estime cet homme.Barack Obama a annoncé mardi son intention de réduire à 9 800 soldats la présence américaine en 2015 en Afghanistan avant un retrait quasi total d’ici la fin 2016. Less
Police in Afghanistan sift through the debris in Nangarhar. This is all that's left after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police bui...
Police in Afghanistan sift through the debris in Nangarhar. This is all that's left after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police building in the eastern province. The attacker was in a rickshaw packed with explosives. (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) EYEWITNESS, NOOR WALI SAYING: "I was in the area, a rickshaw was parked near the road, and suddenly an explosion happened and we escaped. I don't know what happened next." At least three Turkish construction workers were killed. A fourth worker and an Afghan child were also wounded in the blast. No group has so far claimed responsibility. But the Taliban has targeted foreign workers in Afghanistan in the past. Taliban militants have stepped up attacks like this ahead of the planned withdrawal of most foreign troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year. Less
A social media website published this video, which it says shows five Taliban prisoners after their release from Guantanamo Bay. Reuters can...
A social media website published this video, which it says shows five Taliban prisoners after their release from Guantanamo Bay. Reuters cannot independently verify the content but the footage appears to show the men being greeted as they arrive in Qatar. The detainees are thought to be the most senior Afghans held at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba. Captured during the U.S. military campaign in 2001, they were released as part of a prisoner exchange. Despite this welcome, the Afghan government is angry the men were released into the custody of Qatar. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) AFGHAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, AHMAD SHEKIB MUSTAGHNI, SAYING: "The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, from the beginning, has been against detention of its citizens and limiting of their freedom in Guantanamo Bay or at any other detention facilities. The recent release of five Afghan citizens in exchange for American army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl goes against the agreement we hav Less
Kabul, (TMNews) - Cranio e barba rasati, indosso la tradizionale tunica afgana, attorno a lui degli uomini armati con il volto coperto. Si p...
Kabul, (TMNews) - Cranio e barba rasati, indosso la tradizionale tunica afgana, attorno a lui degli uomini armati con il volto coperto. Si presenta così il sergente americano Bowe Bergdahl nel video diffuso dai talebani che testimonia il suo rilascio. Il filmato dura 17 minuti ed è intitolato "Cerimonia dello scambio di un soldato americano". Il gruppo attende, quindi arriva un elicottero da cui scendono tre uomini, in abiti civili, che si dirigono verso i talebani e il soldato, 28enne. Americani e miliziani si stringono la mano: e, nell'arco di pochi secondi, Bergdahl viene condotto sull'elicottero, che riparte. Sulle immagini appare quindi la scritta "Non tornare in Afghanistan". Bowe Bergdahl è tornato in libertà dopo essere rimasto per cinque anni nelle mani dei talebani. Per ottenerne il rilascio, Washington ha accettato di liberare cinque leader talebani detenuti nel carcere di Guantanamo. In questo video anche le immagini del loro arrivo in Qatar.(immagini Afp) Less
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