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2014-04-09 16:40:09

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there has been a troubling dearth of research examining the mental health toll exacted on the large numbers of civilians who work with the military in war zones. Sociologists Alex Bierman, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, and Ryan Kelty, an...

2014-04-07 00:21:40

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CCTV America, the U.S. production arm of China Central Television, rolls out a new slate of programming this week. As ships rush to probe signals in the search for Malaysian Air 370, as ballots are counted in Afghanistan, and as the American Defense Secretary arrives for talks in Beijing, CCTV America expands its news programming beginning at 6 p.m. US Eastern time Monday, April 7(th). A new CCTV News Hour debuts at 7 p.m. U.S. Eastern...

2014-04-04 23:29:52

Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing no-cost mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is offering services to anyone affected by the shootings at Fort Hood. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization providing mental health services, at no-cost, to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their...

2014-03-31 20:21:33

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Ashraf Ghani has become the clear front-runner in the race to be the next president of Afghanistan. Despite the recent Taliban attacks in Kabul, Dr. Ghani's campaign has gained significant momentum. Endorsements continue to pour in from each of the 34 provinces. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/MN94094) During the recent presidential debate on international relations, broadcast by TOLO TV - the...

2014-03-31 12:20:47

Quadruple Amputee Will Demonstrate Perseverance and Technology at Lockheed Martin's Center Stage BETHESDA, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is honored to host wounded warrior and motivational speaker retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills of the 82(nd) Airborne at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival. Mills is one of only five quadruple amputees who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive such injuries. He will speak to...

2014-03-27 23:22:45

Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing no-cost mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is hosting a series of inspiring events in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, 2014, under the banner A Celebration of Service. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization providing no-cost mental health services to members of the...

2014-03-27 23:22:19

“Minutes That Matter”, Cell Phones For Soldiers Largest Service Program For U.S. Troops and Veterans, Reached Afghanistan, Qatar, Germany and More Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 In 2013, Cell Phones For Soldiers connected 380,000 military families with more than 23 million minutes of free talk time. The calls from the United States to servicemen and women reached more than a dozen locations around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Germany and more. According to...

2014-03-10 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club president wrote the U.S. secretary of Defense today expressing concern about reports that U.S. special forces personnel in Afghanistan had beaten an Afghan radio journalist. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO American special forces recently assaulted Radio Paighame Milli in Afghanistan, detaining the station owner and two employees, while cutting off its broadcasts, according to a...

2014-03-07 23:02:41

Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is hosting a series of inspiring events in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, 2014, under the banner A Celebration of Service. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to members of the...

2014-03-06 08:21:15

Paul Brinkley's Newly Released Book, "War Front to Store Front," Highlights Struggles, Solutions to Ending America's Wars Faster, More Successfully Through Experience Gained in Iraq and Afghanistan DALLAS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Dallas area native and author Paul Brinkley as he discusses his new book, "War Front to Store Front: Americans Rebuilding Trust and Hope In Nations Under Fire." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140211/PH62590 DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014...


Latest Afghanistan Reference Libraries

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2006-12-13 15:32:50

Mouse-like hamsters are a group of small rodents found in Syria, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. They are found in rocky outcrops and semi-mountainous area in desert regions. The mouse-like hamsters are not true hamsters, but represent an early split from the rest of the mouse-like rodents. They were once thought to be hamsters based on the shape of their molars. They lack the cheek pouches, sebaceous flank glands, and short tail of the true hamsters. The...

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2006-03-23 11:12:31

The Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) is a member of the bird family Laniidae. This widespread resident breeder is found mainly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, but has recently been recorded from Sri Lanka. It constructs its nest in bushes in scrubby areas and cultivation, laying 3-5 eggs. This small shrike measures an average of 17cm. It is maroon-brown above with a pale rump and long black tail with white edges. The underparts are white, but with buff flanks. The crown and nape...

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