Friday, November 28, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Taliban Claims Kabul Attacks

Afghanistan's capital was the target of two Taliban attacks on November 27 -- the same day legislators approved deals allowing thousands of foreign troops to remain in the country.
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EU Lawmakers Condemn Seselj

A European Parliament resolution backed by all the main political groups has slammed the recent activities of accused Serbian war criminal Vojislav Seselj.
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Afghan Senate OKs U.S., NATO Pacts

Afghanistan's upper house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow some 12,500 international troops to remain in the country beyond December 2014.
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Video U.K. Embassy Vehicle Attacked In Kabul

Officials say a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle has struck a British Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing one British citizen and at least five Afghans.
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Ghani Warns Against Afghan 'Proxy War'

Afghanistan's new president has warned he will not let his country become the battleground for a proxy war.
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Pakistan Vaccination Workers Killed

A Pakistani police spokesman says gunmen have killed three women working on a polio vaccination campaign, along with their driver
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Pakistan Says Drone Strike Kills Militants

Pakistani authorities say a drone strike on a compound in the North Waziristan tribal region has killed at least four militants
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South Asia Summit Opens In Nepal

Regional leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are in Nepal for a two-day meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
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Kazakhstan 'Close' To WTO Membership

The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) says the 160-member body is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.
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Grieving Afghan Mother 'Kills 10 Taliban In Revenge'

An Afghan mother says she grabbed a gun and hand grenades to help policemen fend off a Taliban assault that killed her son. Authorities say 27 militants were killed in the operation.
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