Sunday, August 30, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Photogallery Afghan Refugees Again On The Run -- This Time From Pakistan

Afghan refugees are on the run from the safe haven they sought in Pakistan. Tens of thousands have returned in recent months, amid claims of intimidation, extortion, and arbitrary detentions.
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Pakistan Airport Attacked, 2 Dead

Gunmen have attacked a small airport in troubled southwestern Pakistan, killing two engineers and destroying the facility's radar system.
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Afghan Forces Retake Key Southern District

Afghan officials say government forces, backed by NATO air strikes, have regained control of a strategic southern district seized by the Taliban earlier this week.
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Austrian Truck Found To Be Carrying Critically Ill Migrant Children

Three young children have been found in critical condition due to dehydration after police stopped a truck carrying 26 refugees in Austria.
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Russia: Ukrainian Hostage Freed In Afghanistan

Russia says a Ukrainian who was being held prisoner by Afghan militants has been freed.
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Pakistan: 14 Militants Killed In Air Strikes

The Pakistani military says 14 suspected militants have been killed in air strikes.
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After Fleeing To Pakistan, Convicted U.S. Official Returns For Jail

After spending 16 months in a Pakistani jail, a former deputy treasurer for the U.S. state of Ohio, Amer Ahmad, returned to the United States and was handed a 15-year prison sentence on August 28 on corruption charges.
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Eight Afghan Police Officers Killed

An Afghan official says at least eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
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New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
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Indian, Pakistani Guards Trade Fire

Indian and Pakistani border guards have traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving two Indian civilians dead and another 16 wounded.
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