Wednesday, August 20, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

UN Condemns Clash Between Afghan Candidate's Team, Electoral Workers

The United Nations’ Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned a clash in Kabul between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team and workers from Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission.
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NATO Soldier Stabbed In Kabul

A foreigner who was stabbed to death in Kabul on August 20 was a member of the NATO force in the country, according to NATO and Kabul police.
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Pakistani Envoy Defends Meeting With Kashmiris

Pakistan's ambassador to India has defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists, saying the only way to find a lasting peace is to include them in the dialogue.
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Attempt To Blockade Pakistani Parliament

A leader of a mass protest outside of Pakistan's parliament has called upon his followers to blockade the building as lawmakers inside were meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the country's political crisis.
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Pakistani Cleric Tells Protesters To Blockade Parliament

A leader of a protest outside Pakistan’s parliament on August 20 called for his followers to blockade the building as lawmakers began talks on the country’s political crisis with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Afghanistan Orders Reporter To Leave

A "New York Times" reporter has been given 24 hours to leave Afghanistan for not cooperating with an investigation, according to a statement from the attorney general's office.
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Pakistan Army Urges Dialogue

Pakistan's army is urging the government and opposition leaders to resolve a brewing political crisis through dialogue, as thousands of antigovernment protesters reached the parliament in Islamabad.
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'Hundreds Of Taliban' In Kabul Battle

Some 700 Taliban fighters are reportedly involved in fighting with Afghan government forces in the Logar Province, south of Kabul.
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'When Are You Going Back?' Afghanistan's Sikhs, Strangers In Their Own Land

The discovery of some three dozen Afghan Sikh migrants in a British-bound shipping container has put the spotlight on Afghanistan's tiny Sikh minority, who often feel alienated in their own country.
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Karzai Urges End To Election Impasse

Afghanistan's outgoing President Hamid Karzai has called upon the country’s rival presidential candidates to end their dispute over election results and work together to save the country from violence and economic decline.
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