Friday, March 27, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Farkhunda's Lynching Hits Nerve In Afghanistan

The lynching of an innocent young woman in front of a Kabul shrine has cast unprecedented attention on women's rights in Afghanistan.
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Yemeni President In Saudi Arabia Amid Strikes

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has reportedly arrived in Saudi Arabia as coalition led by Riyadh launched air strikes against Shi’ite rebels in Yemen.
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Video Ghani Thanks Americans For Sacrifice

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has thanked the United States for its involvement in what has become the longest foreign war in U.S. history.
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Video At Least Seven Dead In Suicide Attack In Kabul

Afghan officials say a suicide attack in Kabul has killed at least seven people.
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Pakistan Says Air Strikes Kill Some 30 Militants

Pakistani intelligence officials said air strikes in the Tirah Valley of northwestern Khyber region have killed some 30 militants from the group Lashkar-e-Islam
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Taliban Says U.S. Troop Cut Delay Hurts Peace Prospects

A Taliban spokesman says the U.S. decision to delay the reduction of troops in Afghanistan will badly undermine the chances for peace
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U.S. To Slow Afghan Troop Withdrawal

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will slow down its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and maintain its current number of 9,800 troops until the end of the year.
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Video More Protests Over Afghan Woman's Lynching

Thousands of people have marched through the Afghan capital for a second straight day demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being accused of burning the Koran.
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Gunmen Kill 13 In Afghan Highway Attack

An Afghan official says gunmen opened fire at travelers on a highway in Wardak province early on March 24, killing 13 people.
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U.S. Vows 'Unwavering' Afghan Support

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has hailed a day of "productive" talks with new Afghan leaders at the presidential retreat of Camp David, in Maryland.
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