Tuesday, March 31, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Former FBI Agent Sentenced To 10 Years In Afghan Corruption Case

A former FBI agent accused of trying to derail an investigation into alleged corruption by a U.S. defense contractor in Afghanistan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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Attack On Afghan Lawmaker Kills 3

A suicide bomber targeting an Afghan parliamentary deputy has killed three people in the capital, Kabul.
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Pakistan Evacuates Citizens Stranded In Yemen

Pakistan has evacuated hundreds of citizens and diplomatic staff from war-torn Yemen. Reports said a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 747 took off from Yemen's Al-Hudaydah airport on March 29 with 494 Pakistani nationals on board.
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Afghan Ex-Cop Jailed For Murder

Afghanistan's Supreme Court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison.
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Pakistani Military Says Troops Kill 15 Suspected Militants

Pakistan's military said on March 28 that its troops had killed 15 suspected militants in the northwestern Khyber tribal area near the Afghan border.
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Czech Women Kidnapped In Pakistan In 2013 Are Freed

Two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and are back home in the Czech Republic.
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Video Two Deadly Attacks Target Pakistani Police

Pakistani officials said on March 27 that seven officers were killed in two separate Taliban attacks targeting police.
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Pakistan PM Says Threat To Saudi Arabia Would Provoke Strong Response

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan.
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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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