Violence

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:34
Pakistani police arrested dozens of people in a crackdown on more than 90 seminaries in Karachi, following a series of sectarian shootings in the country's largest city, officials said on Monday. Provincial police chief Allah Dino Khwaja told Reuters the crackdown was aimed at both Sunni and Shi'ite seminaries.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:28
The United Nations said it expects more violence with the onset of spring in Afghanistan and called for increased regional cooperation and coordination to help the war-hit nation counter the terrorism threat.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 07:06
Backed by U.S. and Western funding, Radio Roshani produced programs on peace building and understanding the law, with roundtable discussions on religious issues and cultural taboos. But it was the station’s focus on women’s rights that drew the ire of the Taliban for years.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 06:51
When two US-made Humvees approached a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last month, the police assumed them to be friendly local or coalition forces. In fact, Taliban militants were behind the wheel of the sand-coloured vehicles. Caught by surprise, police stood no chance against the Humvees’ mounted machine guns.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:45
Taliban militants shot and killed 16 people in a mosque at an air force base near this city in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, military officials said, in the first major assault on a Pakistani military installation this year.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:53
Two NATO soldiers were killed Wednesday when men wearing uniforms of the Afghan security forces opened fire at an Afghan military base in the southern province of Helmand, the American-led international coalition said in a statement.
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:49
The country's new president has breathed fresh life into talks with the Taliban. But can he broker a deal that his people will get behind?
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 05:26
Delegations from the Afghan government and the Taliban wrapped up their first official meeting in Pakistan with an agreement to meet again in several weeks and continue discussions about the possible opening of peace talks.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 05:27
A military investigation into a violent confrontation between Afghan residents of this capital city and United States soldiers last week has concluded that the troops acted with “admirable restraint” even after an American soldier was stabbed, a military official said.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:23
A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defense minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.

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