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Afghan policemen keep watch during a battle with the Taliban in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province on May 11.

Dozens Of Afghan Police Killed In Helmand

Dozens of members of Afghan police forces have been reported killed over the past two days in heavy fighting in the southern province of Helmand. More

Afghan President Dedicates Project To Restore Darul Aman Palace

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has dedicated a reconstruction project to restore the ruins of the historic Darul Aman palace. More

Pakistani Driver's Family Lodges Criminal Case Against U.S. Over Drone Strike

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against the U.S. government. More

Bulgaria Returns Afghan Migrants To Greece

Bulgaria has returned dozens of migrants detained aboard a freight train from Greece back to its southern neighbor. More

The late Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur (file photo)

Pakistan: DNA Confirms Death Of Mansur

Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has announced that a DNA test has confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. More

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Iran's Leader Tells Families Of Afghans Killed In Syria: 'I'm Proud Of You'

The release of a video this week showing Iran's supreme leader praising families of Afghans who fought and died in Syria could be an attempt to boost morale amid Tehran's mounting casualties in the war-torn country. More

Audio The Viability Of Central-South Asian Energy Projects

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Asia-South Asia electricity project CASA-1000 is next week in Tajikistan, but questions remain about it and a regional gas pipeline. More
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Life In Limbo For Afghan Migrants In Turkey

Blocked from Europe, and unwilling to return home, Afghan migrants in Turkey say life is passing them by.

Video Killing Of Afghan Girl Prompts Outrage In Iran

The horrific killing of a 6-year-old Afghan migrant girl outside Tehran has sparked unprecedented condemnation in Iran.

Afghan Lawmaker Appears To Threaten Female Journalist With Rape

An Afghan lawmaker appears to threaten his female interviewer with rape in a new documentary on the state of women's rights, and for that he is demanding an apology from whomever plotted against him by distributing the taped exchange.
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