Saturday, November 01, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ghani Urges Taliban To Join Peace Process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to join in reconciliation talks, a call that was echoed by China's prime minister
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China Hosts Afghan Conference

China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan's security and reconstruction in Beijing.
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Deadly Drone Strike In Pakistan

Security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least four militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border.
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Watchdog Slams U.S. Afghan Drug Strategy

The United States' watchdog for Afghanistan is warning that the country's lucrative opium economy is threatening reconstruction efforts, and the United States is not adequately addressing the problem.
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Pakistan Says Anti-Militant Offensive A Success

The Pakistani army says a four-month-old offensive against militant groups in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan is progressing "successfully."
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Pakistan's Women Face Worst Inequality

A global report by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum shows that Pakistani women continue to face the world's worst inequality for access to health care, education, and employment.
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Malala Wins World's Children's Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her work championing education rights for all children, has been awarded another prestigious honor.
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Kabul, Beijing Pledge Partnership

Afghanistan and China pledged a new long-term partnership with each other as the new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began an official visit to Beijing on October 28.
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Toxic Gas Closes Iranian Schools

Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that 130 people have been hospitalized in the southeastern city of Zahedan after inhaling toxic gas.
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Militants Killed In Northwest Pakistan

Pakistan's military has reportedly killed at least 25 militants and destroyed four of their hideouts in air strikes in a northwestern tribal region.
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