Thursday, August 25, 2016


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistan's Largest City Elects Prisoner As New Mayor

Pakistan’s largest city Karachi has elected as mayor a politician who is currently in jail on sedition and terrorism charges.
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Afghan Girl's Death Has Iranians Questioning Ban On Organ Transplants For Foreigners

The death of a 12-year-old Afghan girl in Iran has prompted that country's health minister to publicly defend a national ban on organ transplants for foreigners that some were initially blaming for the tragedy.
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At Least 12 Killed In Attack On American University In Kabul

At least 12 people, including seven students, were killed during a 10-hour assault by gunmen on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.
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Video Pakistan Charges Political Leader With Treason

Pakistani authorities have charged the exiled leader of a major political party with treason and inciting terrorism after violent protests in Karachi.
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Afghan Migrant Travels 400 Kilometers Strapped To Bottom Of Truck

Police in Italy say a migrant from Afghanistan travelled 400 kilometers along a highway strapped to the bottom of a truck.
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U.S. Soldier Killed During Anti-Taliban Operation Near Lashkar Gah

The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier was killed during an anti-Taliban operation near Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand.
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Pakistan Arrests Five MQM Party Leaders After Violent Protest

Pakistani paramilitary forces have sealed the headquarters of a powerful political party in Karachi and detained five of its top leaders, after supporters of the party stormed the office of a television channel.
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Protesters Attack TV Station In Pakistan

Supporters of a powerful political party in Pakistan have attacked the offices of a television channel in the southern city of Karachi.
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U.S. Deploys 100 Troops To Troubled South Afghan City

Around 100 U.S. troops in Afghanistan have been deployed to a southern city at risk of falling to the Taliban.
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Afghan-Pakistan Border Crossing Shut Over Flag-Burning Dispute

A major crossing on the Afghan-Pakistan border has been closed over a dispute over the burning of a Pakistani flag by Afghan demonstrators last week.
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