Afghan mob beats woman to death, burns her body and throws it into the Kabul River

Files: An unidentified man picks through garbage along the Kabul River in Kabul. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Murray Brewster LYNNE... (more...)

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In Wednesday, March 11, 2015 photo, native Afghan, Nezamuddin, right, sits with his family after returning to Afghanistan through Pakistan's border crossing, Torkham, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Crossing back into his native Afghanistan from Pakistan, Nezamuddin wept as he recounted the hardships his family had faced in their years as refugees, troubles that only grew insufferable after a recent terror attack there killed 150 people. “Whenever there was a bomb blast they would arrest us for it, beat us up, take our money," he said. "Now I don't know how I am going to look after my old father, myself and my mother.” AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

Facing harassment after Peshawar school attack, thousands of Afghan refugees flee their Pakistan homes

In Wednesday, March 11, 2015 photo, native Afghan, Nezamuddin, right, sits with his family after returning to Afghanistan... (more...)


Swiss court throws out insurance claim for PST from man kidnapped by Taliban in Pakistan

An image grab taken from a video released on October 25, 2011 by the Fata Research Center and posted on YouTube shows Swiss... (more...)


Pakistani police arrest hundreds of parents for refusing to vaccinate their kids against polio

In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo, a Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccine to a child at a bus terminal in Rawalpindi,... (more...)

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2 Pakistani militants accused in 2013 killing of 10 foreign climbers at the base of Nanga Parbat escape from jail

A resident sits outside the district jail in Pakistan’s northern area of Gilgit on February 27, 2015, from which a... (more...)


Pakistan steps up control of cellphones after Taliban attack

In this Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 photo, people get their cell phone SIM cards verified in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M.... (more...)


Afghan officials say gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara ethnic community in country’s south

File: In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Hekmatullah, an Afghan policeman searches the trunk of a car at a check post... (more...)

Pakistani policemen arrive at the site of a bomb explosion in Lahore on February 17, 2015. A bomb exploded in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on February 17, killing at least three people, police said. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Suicide bombing kills at least 5 at police complex in eastern Pakistan, officials say

Pakistani policemen arrive at the site of a bomb explosion in Lahore on February 17, 2015. A bomb exploded in the eastern... (more...)

Pakistani students walk as a soldier stands guards outside the Army Public School which was targeted by Taliban militants in December, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Children and staff returned to a school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban gunmen nearly a month ago killed 150 people — almost all of them students. AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

12 Taliban involved in deadly school attack arrested in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Pakistani students walk as a soldier stands guards outside the Army Public School which was targeted by Taliban militants... (more...)


Photos: Angelina Jolie named world’s most admired woman, ahead of Malala Yousafzai

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We’re at war : Pakistan teachers learn to carry, fire handguns after Peshawar school massacre

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Free press under threat as deadly attacks on journalists in Afghanistan rise

n this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 photo, Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat, 33, an editor at Afghanistanís biggest daily newspaper,... (more...)

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