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‘No Hope’ for Those Buried by Mudslide, Afghanistan Official Says
The New York Times, 3 May 2014
A day after landslides buried much of a village in northeastern Afghanistan, local officials said they feared that more than 2,000 people were dead, entombed in a blanket of earth nearly 30 feet deep.

In Spite of the Law, Afghan ‘Honor Killings’ of Women Continue
The New York Times, 3 May 2014
An 18-year-old runaway named Amina agreed two weeks ago to leave the women’s shelter in which she had taken refuge in northern Afghanistan and go home with her brother and her uncle.

Pakistan not doing much to root out terrorism: Dobbins
The News International, 2 May 2014
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins has said that Pakistan is not taking appropriate measures to curb terrorism in the country as the religious seminaries (Madaris) in Fata and Balochistan were the cause of attacks inside...

Pakistan won’t allow its territory used against Afghanistan: Nawaz
Daily Times, 2 May 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated on Wednesday that Pakistan was fully committed to eliminating the menace of terrorism from its soil and would never allow use of its territory against any country, including Afghanistan.

Suicide Attack Kills 12 in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley
The New York Times, 1 May 2014
A suicide car bombing killed at least 12 people, including at least five security force members, in Panjshir Province on Thursday, in an attack that struck at the symbolic heart of resistance to the Taliban’s rule and the Soviet occupation.

Pentagon praises Indian developmental assistance in Afghanistan
Times of India, 1 May 2014
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has praised India's significant contribution in the peaceful development of Afghanistan, aimed at securing a stable region and facilitating economic corridors into Central Asia.  India and Afghanistan signed a...

Ashraf Ghani vows comeback to win Afghan election run-off
Indian Express, 27 April 2014
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani pledged on Sunday to fight on after coming second in preliminary election results, setting the stage for a difficult run-off vote likely to be targeted by Taliban militants.

Afghan Panel Claims to Find Secret Prisons
The New York Times, 26 April 2014
A commission appointed by President Hamid Karzai to investigate detention facilities run by American and British forces in southern Afghanistan claimed Saturday to have uncovered secret prisons on two coalition bases, an allegation that could not be immediately...

Trailing candidates in Afghan election hold power in deciding next president
The Washington Post, 20 April 2014
Some of the influential politicians who competed in Afghanistan’s recent — but still undecided — presidential election have begun to accept their failure to win. And with that acknowledgment, their power has grown.

‘Pakistan must break alleged links with Afghan insurgents’
Dawn, 18 April 2014
Pakistan must break alleged links with any Afghan insurgents if it is to adhere to Article 40 of the Constitution, said an opposition lawmaker in the Senate on Friday.

Taliban Say They Killed 7 Afghan Police Officers
The New York Times, 16 April 2014
A group of Afghan policemen were kidnapped on Wednesday while traveling in civilian clothes, and the Taliban later claimed that they had killed seven of them.

Afghanistan Says NATO Airstrike in East Killed Civilians
The New York Times, 15 April 2014
Afghan officials said that a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed a woman and two children on Tuesday, again raising the issue of civilian casualties at a time when both the presidential election and the future of the Western troop presence are...

Asia should look within itself: Forum
Chinadaily, 13 April 2014
Asia's distinctive cultural resources can propel the development of the continent's businesses, and the region's cultural diversity can provide new ideas and opportunities for Asian economic integration.


New IndianExpress, 10 April 2014
Just under a week after the Afghan people turned out in record numbers to vote in a crucial and largely peaceful Presidential poll,  Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Wednesday said India was “reasonably confident” that the war-ravaged...

US reaffirms support to Pakistan in war on terror
Daily Times, 10 April 2014
The United States has strongly condemned Wednesday’s bombing on a fruit market in Islamabad. The State Department also reaffirmed the US support for the country’s efforts to counter the menace of terrorism. “We strongly condemn this...

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