Tuesday, January 27, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Australian FM Makes Unannounced Visit To Afghanistan

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on January 26 to meet with top officials there, who expressed concerns about the rapid departure of foreign troops from the country.
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Germany Reports More Than $1 Million Damages Paid To Afghans

Germany has paid out $1.1 million (900,000 euros) in compensation for damage it caused during fighting in Afghanistan.
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Pakistani 'Militants Killed' In Air Strikes

Pakistan says fresh air strikes in a restive tribal area along the border with Afghanistan have left 35 militants dead.
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Blast Near Kabul Airport

Afghan police said a truck has exploded on the outskirts of Kabul and the country's acting interior minister said at least two people were wounded in the blast.
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Pakistani Power Back After Mass Outage

Pakistan's national power company says electricity has been restored across the country after an apparent rebel attack on a key power line left some 80 percent of the country without electricity.
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Obama Warns Pakistan Ahead Of India Trip

Authorities in New Delhi were preparing for a visit by President Barack Obama on January 24, a day before the U.S. leader's arrival for what has been scheduled as a three-day trip.
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Video Protests Against Charlie Hebdo In Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

Tens of thousands of Muslims in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of Indian Kashmir have rallied against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Protesters Say Kabul Ignoring Growth of IS Group in Afghanistan

Dozens of activists from Afghan nongovernmental organizations have staged a protest in Kabul to call attention to what they say is the growing influence of Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan.
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Pakistani Man On Trial In Kazakhstan For Human Smuggling

A Pakistani man has gone on trial in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, for allegedly heading a human smuggling ring.
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Ghani Discusses Turkmen Energy Projects

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was in Turkmenistan on January 22 for the second day of a two-day official visit.
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