Monday, November 24, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Afghan Suicide Blast Kills 45

Afghan officials say a suicide attack has killed at least 45 people and injured some 60 others at a volleyball tournament in the country’s eastern Paktika Province.
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Afghan Parliament OKs U.S., NATO Pacts

Afghanistan's parliament has approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow international troops to remain in Afghanistan past the end of this year.
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Karzai: No India-Pakistan 'Proxy War' Here

Afghanistan’s former president, Hamid Karzai, has said at a gathering in New Delhi that Kabul will not allow its soil to be used for a "proxy war" between India and Pakistan.
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Pakistani Air Force Training Jet Crashes Near Karachi, Killing Pilot

Pakistan’s Air Force said on November 22 that one of its jets has crashed in southern Pakistan, killing the pilot.
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Obama 'Extends' U.S. Afghan Combat Role

"The New York Times" reports that U.S. President Barack Obama has extended the combat role for U.S. troops in Afghanistan by another year in a classified order he signed in recent weeks.
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U.S. Soldier Paralyzed By Afghan Sniper Walks Again With Robotic Legs

A U.S. Marine who wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed plans to walk across a military stage with robotic leg braces to receive the Bronze Star.
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Dushanbe: 300 Tajik Jihadists In Syria

The deputy chairman of Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security, Akram Amonov, says some 300 Tajik nationals are fighting alongside militants in Syria including the Islamic state group.
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Roadside Bomb Kills Pakistani Soldier

The attack happened in the Mithra area on the outskirts of Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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Bomb Derails Pakistani Train

Pakistan officials say a bomb blast has derailed a train in the country's southwest, wounding at least eight people.
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Russia, Pakistan Agree To Enhance Defense Cooperation

Pakistan and Russia have signed a cooperation agreement between their defense ministries.
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