Tuesday, July 07, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Migrants Undeterred In March To EU

An RFE/RL correspondent recently rode on a Belgrade bus packed with Afghans and other refugees heading to the EU. What she saw on the trip shocked her.
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Afghans, Taliban To Meet In Pakistan

The Afghan government has sent a delegation to Pakistan in the latest bid to start peace talks with the Taliban.
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Drone Strikes In Eastern Afghanistan Kill Militants Loyal To IS

Two drone strikes targeted militants loyal to Islamic State in Afghanistan on July 7 -- killing between 25 and 49 insurgents, according to differing estimates by Afghan and foreign officials.
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Malala Calls For Eight Days Of Military Spending Cuts To Fund Education

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on July 7 urged world leaders to cut “eight days of military spending” in order to fund access for all children in the world to a free education.
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Gunmen Storm Kabul Building

Gunmen have stormed a building on the eastern side of Kabul in an attack that has included the use of explosives and guns.
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Afghans Protests Ruling In Farkhunda Mob Killing

Dozens of Afghans staged a protest rally on July 6 to condemn an appeal court's ruling that overturned the death sentences for four men convicted in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March.
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Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Afghan Police Checkpoint

Afghan officials said a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed three people and wounded 13 others.
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Bomb Kills Three Pakistani Soldiers

A roadside bomb attack has killed at least three Pakistani soldiers and injured six others in the country's lawless tribal areas.
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McCain: Reassess Afghan Withdrawal

U.S. Senator John McCain says remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan should stay longer than planned to stop the Taliban from making advances during a current offensive.
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Second Afghan DM Nominee Rejected

The Afghan parliament has rejected a second candidate for defense minister who was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani.
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