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2010-02-04 10:08:00

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roots of Peace, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization, received $30,420,241 in grants from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) last week to support rural farmers in Afghanistan's eastern and southern provinces over the next four years. Through USAID's Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), Roots of Peace will work with 26,000 rural farmers to double their income from below...

2008-08-11 09:00:05

At least 33 people, including eight civilians, died in a coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Monday. The military said in a statement the civilians were being held hostage at a compound where militants had gone after exchanging gunfire with soldiers, reported KUNA, the Kuwaiti news agency. The fighting occurred in the Khas district of Uruzgan province, where militants attacked coalition forces and fled into a building where they held 11 non-combatant...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

World News IN BRIEF *KABUL A Taliban attack on a remote American base killed nine soldiers in Afghanistan yesterday. It was one of the deadliest attacks on US troops since the 2001 invasion. Militants fired machine guns, grenades and mortars from homes and a mosque in the village of Wanat in Kunar province. In the province of Uruzgan, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed four Afghan police officers and 19 civilians. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest...

2006-08-29 14:02:37

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan killed 18 suspected Taliban, the military said on Tuesday, while two Afghans died in a suicide bombing of a NATO convoy -- part of the worst violence since the fall of the Taliban 5 years ago. Police said a car bomber attacked the NATO convoy on Tuesday in the country's volatile south between Kandahar airport, a major foreign military base, and the city. NATO said in a later statement two civilians were killed and a third injured, but...

2006-08-26 10:27:23

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Two French soldiers have been killed in an ambush in Afghanistan, the French Defense Ministry said on Saturday, the latest casualties in the bloodiest stretch of violence since the Taliban were overthrown five years ago. A ministry official said the soldiers were on patrol with special forces on Friday when a bomb exploded and "extremists" opened fire with light weapons in an ambush 38 km (24 miles) from Mihtarlam, capital of the eastern province...

2006-08-19 09:08:56

KABUL (Reuters) - Four foreign soldiers were killed in two separate clashes in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest casualties among foreign forces in the rising violence by the Taliban. Three soldiers with U.S.-led coalition forces were killed in a clash in the eastern province of Kunar and a soldier with NATO troops, as well as an Afghan one, were killed in a gun battle with Taliban fighters in the southern province of Uruzgan. Three other NATO soldiers were wounded...

2006-08-17 03:16:21

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan police post on Thursday, killing himself and wounding seven police in the volatile southern province of Uruzgan, the provincial police chief said. Soon afterwards, a foreign soldier with U.S.-led coalition troops was wounded when a roadside bomb hit his convoy in neighboring Kandahar province. The attacks are the latest in a rising cycle of violence, especially in the Taliban's southern heartland, that...

2006-08-09 05:11:18

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will send an extra 150 troops to Afghanistan due to the deteriorating security situation, Prime Minister John Howard said on Wednesday, briefly boosting Canberra's commitment to Afghanistan to more than 600. "Security beyond Kabul, particularly in the east and south, is the worst since the Taliban fell -- suicide bombings have increased," Howard told parliament. Australia was one of the first countries to commit forces in late 2001 to...

2006-07-30 11:39:33

By Saeed Ali Achakzai SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents threatened on Sunday to kill a Lebanese engineer captured in southern Afghanistan, a day before NATO takes over security in the south. Afghanistan is going through its bloodiest phase of violence since the ouster of the Taliban government in 2001, with most violence occurring in the south where NATO will take over security from the U.S.-led coalition on Monday. Underlining the instability and danger...

2006-07-30 01:46:39

By Saeed Ali Achakzai SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents threatened on Sunday to kill a Lebanese engineer captured in southern Afghanistan, a day before NATO takes over security in the south. Afghanistan is going through its bloodiest phase of violence since the ouster of the Taliban government in 2001, with most violence occurring in the south where NATO will take over security from the U.S.-led coalition on Monday. Underlining the instability and danger...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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