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Pakistan extends Afghan refugee registration deadline by 6 months


PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan has extended by six months a deadline for Afghan refugees to register with the government, a refugee official said on Wednesday, a day before the deadline was set to expire.


Afghan media groups decry rise in violence against journalists 28 Jun 2016

Kabul Violence and intimidation against journalists in Afghanistan has spiked sharply this month, with much of it coming from government security forces, the main journalists' right groups said on Tuesday.

U.S. investigates reports hostages killed in Afghanistan air strike 27 Jun 2016

KABUL At least six prisoners of the Taliban as well as a Taliban commander died following a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan at the weekend, according to conflicting reports which U.S. officials said they were investigating.

Islamic State militants launch new attacks in eastern Afghanistan 26 Jun 2016

KABUL Heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and government security forces has claimed dozens of lives in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

U.S. strikes Afghan Taliban targets, in debut of broader role 24 Jun 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has carried out its first air strikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama authorized limited, offensive operations against the insurgency earlier this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Nepali migrants banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria 24 Jun 2016

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal has banned its nationals from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital earlier this week, Labour Minister Deepak Bohara said on Friday.


U.N. refugee chief urges Pakistanis not to label Afghan refugees 'terrorists' 23 Jun 2016

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The United Nations refugee chief on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation and worsening relations between the two neighbours.

Taliban kidnap at least 25 men from buses in Afghanistan's south 21 Jun 2016

KABUL Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand stopped vehicles and detained at least 25 people, officials said on Tuesday, as the insurgents continued a series of abductions on Afghanistan's highways over the past few weeks.


Bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan 20 Jun 2016

KABUL More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 who died when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security guards working at the Canadian embassy in Kabul, officials said. | Video


Pakistan, Afghanistan fail to reach border deal after deadly clashes 20 Jun 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan and Afghanistan failed to reach an agreement on border management in talks on Monday, officials said, after days of clashes at the border last week left four dead and thousands stranded.