Wednesday, July 23, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Afghan Railway Praised By U.S.

An Afghan railway project is among six development projects honored by the United States government.
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Parliamentary System A Risky Solution For Afghanistan

Creating a parliamentary system might be a cure for what ails Afghan politics. But it also promises to be a protracted undertaking that is fraught with risks.
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Suicide Bomber Kills Foreigns Near Kabul Airport

Three foreigners and an Afghan interpreter were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near Kabul International Airport on July 22.
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60 Dead In Afghanistan Violence

Officials say at least 60 people were killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan.
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U.S. Drone Strike Kills 11 In NW Pakistan

Authorities say a U.S. drone strike targeted a Pakistani Taliban compound on July 19, killing 11 militants in a restive northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
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Video Afghan Vote Audit Off To Slow Start

Afghan election officials say an audit of all 8 million ballots in the disputed Afghan presidential runoff election has gotten off to a slow start.
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Nine Killed In Pakistan Attacks

Pakistani security officials say militants killed eight members of a government paramilitary force during an early morning raid on a checkpoint at a village in the country's restive northwest.
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Afghan Officials Begin Full Vote Audit

Afghan election officials have begun an internationally supervised audit of all 8 million ballot papers cast in the second round of the country's presidential election.
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Militants Battle Near Pakistan PM's Home

Pakistani security forces clashed with militants during a raid on a house just a few kilometers from the Lahore home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Video Four Militants Killed At Kabul Airport

An attack at Kabul's international airport is over after members of an elite police unit killed all four militants involved in the assault.
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