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August 21, 2018 12:58 PM Mortar Attacks Hit Kabul During President’s Speech

Ashraf Ghani was delivering his holiday message for Eid al-Adha at the presidential palace KABUL—Suspected militants unleashed a barrage of mortars near the presidential palace and Defense Ministry in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. In a multipronged strike 54

August 17, 2018 12:45 PM Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated

NEW DELHI – Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the mourners who walked under a hot sun behind a flower-decked gun carriage carrying Vajpayee's body to a cremation ground 58

August 2, 2018 8:32 AM Three foreigners abducted and killed in Afghan capital: police

KABUL (Reuters) - Militants abducted and killed three foreign nationals working for an international food company in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, security officials and a diplomat said. A senior diplomat in Kabul said the three worked for the world’s second-largest food and catering services company, Sodexo. “An Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian 52

July 24, 2018 8:06 PM A look at the seats up for grabs in Pakistan's elections

ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis go to the polls Wednesday to elect a third straight civilian government, with more than 11,000 candidates vying for 270 seats in the parliament and 570 seats in four provincial assemblies. Under Pakistani law, separate seats are reserved for women and non-Muslim minorities, which comprise about 4 percent of the country's more than 200 million 69

July 24, 2018 9:58 AM Multiple blasts reported as rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Multiple explosions hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, with two confirmed to have been caused by rockets that hit a residential area of the city, wounding at least four people, officials said. The cause and exact location of a third blast were not immediately clear and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The blasts 58

July 17, 2018 2:46 AM U.S. general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterized'

KABUL (Reuters) - The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were “mischaracterized”. In a statement, it referred to reports on Monday in which Nicholson reiterated comments 72

July 16, 2018 7:30 AM Afghan police shoot suspected suicide attacker in capital Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police on Monday shot a suspected suicide bomber as he approached a demonstration in the center of the capital Kabul, officials said. The man was shot following a challenge by police as he approached a gathering in the Shar-e Naw park in Kabul’s main business area, police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said, adding that the man was apprehended 66

July 10, 2018 8:29 AM Suicide bomber kills 10 in Afghanistan's city of Jalalabad

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people, government officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed reponsibility for the attack. Inamullah Miakhel, a spokesman for the provincial health department in the eastern city, confirmed the death of 10 people and said four wounded 69

July 9, 2018 7:03 PM An Optimistic Pompeo, in Kabul, Urges Talks With Taliban

Cease-fires spark hopes from U.S., Afghan government for negotiated end to war KABUL—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, making an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital on Monday, said the prospect for talks between the Kabul government and Taliban militants was now brighter thanks to the Trump administration’s rejuvenated strategy for fighting the 17-year 78

June 19, 2018 1:39 AM Afghan Marchers Make Their Own Long Journey for Peace

Peace activists make 450-mile journey to drive home call to end the nation’s war KABUL—Peace marchers from Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province—who arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking for 37 days—staged sit-ins in front of several international diplomatic missions, including the U.S. embassy, demanding an end to the Afghan war. The marchers 49