Monday, September 22, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Afghan Soldiers Go Missing In U.S.

Three Afghan soldiers have been reported missing in the United States, where they were taking part in training exercises in Cape Cod. They are not considered a security threat.
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Video Afghan Election Body Names Ghani President-Elect

The Afghan Independent Election Commission has officially named former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani as the new president of Afghanistan.
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Pakistan Army Clashes With Militants

Pakistani military officials say that at least three militants and a soldier have been killed during an exchange of fire in the restive tribal region along the Afghan border.
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Two Afghan Students Killed For 'Spying'

Afghan officials say the Taliban has killed two high-school students in the northeastern Konar Province after accusing them of spying for the government.
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Afghan Candidates To Sign Deal

Rival Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani have signed a "unity government" power-sharing deal in Kabul.
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Pakistani PM Cases Dismissed

A Pakistani court has dismissed two long-standing corruption cases against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.
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Six Killed In Afghan Mosque Blast

Afghan police say a bomb blast in northern Afghanistan killed at least six people shortly after they left a mosque in northern Afghanistan following Friday prayers.on September 19.
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Pakistani Professor Shot Dead In Karachi

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a professor of Islam in southern Pakistan.
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Russian Police Arrest Alleged Smugglers Of Afghan Heroin

Russian police say they have seized more than 1,000 kilograms of Afghan-produced heroin and arrested more than 30 suspected drug traffickers in an operation targeting a criminal group with ties in Tajikistan.
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Afghan Candidates Meet U.S. Envoy

The U.S. ambassador in Kabul brokered talks between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates on September 18, a day after negotiations on forming a unity government stalled in a dispute over when and how to release the final election results.
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