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Pakistani Military Chief Tells Afghan President Terrorist ‘Safe Havens’ Eliminated

January 16, 2017 |

Pakistani military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that his troops have destroyed "all safe havens" for terrorists in Pakistan.

Bajwa also told Ghani in a telephone call on January 15 that the two countries …

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Pakistan Human Rights Commission Pressures Police To Find Missing Activists

January 13, 2017 |

The National Commission for Human Rights of Pakistan (NCHRP) has urged the Interior Ministry to locate five rights activists and bloggers who have been missing since last week.

NCHRP Chairman Chaudhary Muhammad Shafique told RFE/RL on January 13 that his …

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UN: Rise in Afghans Returning Home Threatens Overstretched Resources

January 12, 2017 |

LONDON � More than 9,400 undocumented Afghans have returned home from Iran and Pakistan in the first week of 2017, raising concerns over how the war-torn Asian nation will cope with the rising influx, the United Nations said on Wednesday.…

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Impressaria Wants to Renew Golden Age of Opera

January 11, 2017 |

NEW YORK � Beth Morrison is determined to make opera as popular in the 21st century as it was in the 19th, when the form was led by visionaries like Verdi, Wagner and Puccini. This modern impressaria has been commissioning …

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Clare Hollingworth, Reporter Who Broke News of WWII, Dies at 105

January 10, 2017 |

Veteran British journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news that World War II had begun, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at the age of 105.

"We are sad to announce that after an illustrious career spanning a century of news, …

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Clare Hollingworth, Reporter Who Broke News of WWII, Dies at 105

January 10, 2017 |

Veteran British journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news that World War II had begun, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at the age of 105.

"We are sad to announce that after an illustrious career spanning a century of news, …

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Taliban Denies Killing Coal Miners In Northern Afghanistan

January 7, 2017 |

The Taliban has denied responsibility for the killing of eight coal miners in northern Afghanistan.

Faiz Mohammad Amiri, the district governor of Tala wa Barfak, in Baghlan Province, told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that unidentified gunmen killed eight miners and …

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US Rejects North Korea’s Nuclear Claim Amid Growing Concerns

January 6, 2017 |

Amid speculation surrounding North Korea's nuclear capabilities, the U.S. government said this week that Pyongyang has yet to acquire the ability to outfit an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.

The latest assessment came after North Korean leader Kim …

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Afghan Forces Vow No Break in Fighting During Winter

January 5, 2017 |

WASHINGTON � Instead of a slowdown in fighting during Afghanistan's harsh winter, government security forces say they will press their operations against the Taliban and Islamic State group despite heavy snow and bitter cold.

"Taliban and other terrorist groups will …

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Chinese Renewable Power Giant Builds Global Empire

January 4, 2017 |

BEIJING � Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country's economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion to add them to an energy empire that …

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AP Exclusive: Golf Club Shows Pitfalls of Trump Presidency

January 3, 2017 |

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES � The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but the developers behind the project already are counting the money they've …

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Christmas Message Brings Death Threats for Pakistani Activist

January 2, 2017 |

Police in Pakistan are investigating an activist for alleged hate speech after he wished Christians in the Muslim nation happy holidays and called for prayers for those charged under blasphemy laws.

On Christmas Day, Shaan Taseer posted a video on …

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