Thursday, October 23, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Eight Shi'a Killed In SW Pakistan

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying members of the Shi'ite Muslim community in the southwestern province of Balochistan, killing eight of them and wounding one.
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Interview: Indian Peace Prize Laureate Looks To Join Forces With Malala

No child should have to grow up amid fear and war, according to Kailash Satyarthi, and the Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate is looking to join forces with co-winner Malala Yousafzai to ensure that none have to.
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Three Wounded In Attack On Polio Team In Pakistan

Three people have been injured when a remote-controlled bomb targeted a polio team in northwestern Pakistan.
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Malala Receives U.S. Liberty Medal

Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the U.S. Liberty Medal October 22 and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.
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Afghan President To Visit China

The office of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he will visit China next week for a three-day trip, his first official visit abroad since taking office in September.
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Pakistani Taliban Spokesman Fired

The Pakistani Taliban have announced the dismissal of the militant group's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid.
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Pakistan Pulls TV Channel Off Air

Pakistan's media regulation authority says it has taken a television news channel off the air for 15 days for "maligning" the country's judiciary.
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Record Afghan Poppy Cultivation

A U.S. watchdog says Afghanistan's poppy cultivation has reached an all-time high, despite the U.S. government spending $7.6 billion to stem production.
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Video 4 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Attack

At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.
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Iran Summons Pakistani Envoy

Tehran summoned the Pakistani ambassador to demand that Islamabad stop "terrorists and rebels" from crossing into Iran's border province of Sistan-Baluchistan.
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