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Rod Nickel

Afghan museum restores Buddhist history, one broken piece at a time

14 Oct 2019

KABUL Restoring Afghanistan's Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project.

U.N. report says U.S. air strikes on Afghan drug labs unlawful, hit civilians

09 Oct 2019

KABUL U.S. air strikes on alleged Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan in May killed or wounded at least 39 civilians, including 14 children, and violated international humanitarian law as the victims were non-combatants, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan braces for political uncertainty in election's wake

08 Oct 2019

KABUL Despite pulling off a safer presidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks headed for a prolonged period of political uncertainty, with the two front-runners claiming victory before ballots are tallied and signalling they would not accept defeat.

Front-runners each claim victory in Afghan election

30 Sep 2019

KABUL The front-runners for Afghanistan's presidency, incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, have both declared victory, echoing an election crisis five years ago when competing claims by the two men led to months of turmoil.

Biometric machines in Afghan vote improve after last year's glitches

28 Sep 2019

KABUL Biometric machines aimed at preventing fraud in Afghanistan's presidential election performed better than in a poll last year but still left voters waiting a long time to cast their ballots, election observers said on Saturday.

Biometric machines in Afghan vote improve after last year's glitches

28 Sep 2019

KABUL Biometric machines aimed at preventing fraud in Afghanistan's presidential election performed better than in a poll last year but still left voters waiting a long time to cast their ballots, election observers said on Saturday.

Biometric machines in Afghan vote improve after last year's glitches

28 Sep 2019

KABUL Biometric machines aimed at preventing fraud in Afghanistan's presidential election performed better than in a poll last year but still left voters waiting a long time to cast their ballots, election observers said on Saturday.

Biometric machines in Afghan vote improve after last year's glitches

28 Sep 2019

KABUL, Sept 28 Biometric machines aimed at preventing fraud in Afghanistan's presidential election performed better than in a poll last year but still left voters waiting a long time to cast their ballots, election observers said on Saturday.

Shoddy homes worsen Pakistan earthquake damage

26 Sep 2019

ISLAMABAD Shoddy building construction, old housing and lax oversight leave Pakistan especially vulnerable to deadly earthquakes, experts in disasters and architecture say, and likely exacerbated damage from a tremor that killed at least 37 people.

UPDATE 4-Pakistan gives green light to five LNG terminal plans

20 Sep 2019

ISLAMABAD, Sept 20 Pakistan has given the go-ahead to five consortiums, including Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi, to progress with their liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal plans, a minister told Reuters on Friday.

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