Sunday, May 24, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Attacks Kill 10 Afghan Police Officers

Multiple Taliban attacks on police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province have left 10 police officers dead and 16 wounded.
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Pakistan Seeks Help In Diploma Scam

Pakistan says it will seek international assistance in an investigation into a Karachi-based firm accused of earning millions of dollars a year by selling fake academic degrees.
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Pakistan Cuts Interest Rates To 42-Year Low

Pakistan's central bank has slashed its benchmark interest rate to a 42-year low, hoping to stimulate economic growth as inflation slows.
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Roadside Bomb Kills Afghan District Chief

A roadside bomb has killed a district administrative chief in the country's south.
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Air Strikes Hit Militants In Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say air strikes killed at least 15 suspected militants on May 21.
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Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government.
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Ghani Names Nominee For DM

Afghan former Communications Minister Masoum Stanikzai has been nominated as the country’s new defense minister.
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Afghan Intelligence Deal With Pakistan Sparks Uproar

The Afghan government is fending off a storm of criticism after it signed a security deal with Pakistan, which many Afghans accuse of supporting the Taliban.
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At Least 13 Militants Killed In Pakistan Air Strikes

Pakistan's military says at least 13 militants have been killed when its jets targeted five militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan.
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Pakistani Imam Jailed For Hate Speech

A Pakistani antiterrorism court has jailed a prayer leader for five years in prison for making a speech against the Shi’ite minority.
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