Wednesday, September 17, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Passengers Block Pakistani Lawmakers Over Flight Delay

Passengers on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad blocked two Pakistani lawmakers from boarding, complaining their flight was delayed for more than two hours because of the politicians’ late arrival.
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Dozens Of Militants Killed In NW Pakistan

Pakistan's army says it has it killed 31 militants in air strikes and clashes on the ground near the border with Afghanistan.
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Video Kabul Attack Kills 3 NATO Troops

A Taliban suicide car bomb has targeted a convoy of foreign soldiers in Kabul, killing at least three members of the NATO-led force and wounding 13 civilians.
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Karzai Holds Crisis Talks

The office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai reported "progress" in talks with presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah in a bid to end the country's crisis over the disputed presidential election.
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Sentences Overturned In Afghan Rape Case

An Afghan appeals court on September 15 overturned death sentences against two men in a gang-rape case, while upholding death sentences against five others.
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Three Killed In Pakistani Attacks

Pakistani authorities say militants killed three people in attacks targeting police in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on September 15.
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Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Rocket Attack

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed when suspected Islamist militants fired rockets at their post in the country's northwestern tribal region.
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Rescue Boat Sinks In Pakistan Flood

Reports from Pakistan say at least 11 people drowned – including a bridegroom and two children -- when a rescue boat carrying a wedding party in flood-ravaged Punjab Province overturned.
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UN Threatens To Cut Afghan Aid

The United Nations has threatened to cut assistance to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed.
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Opposition Activists Jailed In Pakistan

A Pakistani court has ordered that 100 opposition activists be sent to jail for two weeks for holding illegal protests.
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