Friday, August 01, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

UN Warns About Afghan Vote Audit

The United Nations has urged both Afghan presidential candidates to fully engage in the audit of election ballots, which restarts on August 2.
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Pakistani Troops Kill Six Militants At Border Check Point

Pakistani officials say the country's military forces have thwarted an attack on a checkpoint near the Afghan border, killing at least six militants and injuring nine others.
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Saddam 'Relative' Seeks Tajik Asylum

A man claiming to be a relative of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is seeking political asylum in Tajikistan.
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Karzai's Cousin Killed in Suicide Attack

A suicide attacker has killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the southern province of Kandahar.
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Afghan Weapons Missing, Says Report

Weapons bought and paid for by the United States for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have gone missing, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released on July 28.
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Weapons Given To Afghan Security Forces By The U.S. Have Gone Missing: Report

Weapons bought and paid for by the United States for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have gone missing, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released on July 28.
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Pakistan Facebook 'Blasphemy' Kills 3

A mob has burned down several houses belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in eastern Pakistan, killing a woman and her two granddaughters.
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First As Pakistanis Summit K2

A team of Pakistani climbers has reached the top of K-2, the world's second highest mountain, marking a first for that country.
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Afghanistan Attacks Kill At Least 13

Afghan officials say attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 13 people on July 26.
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Afghan Election Audit Suspended

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) says it has suspended the audit of eight million votes cast in the presidential election runoff.
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