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  • In Afghanistan election, three plausible presidents

    In Afghanistan election, three plausible presidents
    Negative early headlines about Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election are easy to imagine. Some candidates are already trying to foster a simplified view among Westerners that they can fail to make the likely second-round runoff only if there is...
  • Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked election office

    Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked election office
    KABUL, Afghanistan -– Taliban insurgents opposed to Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential vote stormed an election office in Kabul on Tuesday and killed five people, officials said. The sound of gunfire echoed across Kabul’s Darul Aman...
  • Death toll hits 9 in attack on Kabul luxury hotel

    Death toll hits 9 in attack on Kabul luxury hotel
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials Friday raised the death toll in a Taliban assault on a luxury hotel to nine people, including four foreigners, as police investigated a devastating security lapse at one of Kabul’s supposedly safest locations....
  • Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station

    Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan early Thursday, triggering a gun battle that left 10 officers and one civilian dead, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack...
  • Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings

    Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and underscored the vulnerability of the Pakistani government's attempt...
  • Pakistan bombings kill at least 19 in Peshawar and Quetta

    Pakistan bombings kill at least 19 in Peshawar and Quetta
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Bombs exploded in bustling sections of two troubled Pakistani cities Friday, leaving at least 19 people dead in the latest round of violence to mar government efforts to initiate peace talks with insurgents. In Peshawar,...
  • PASSINGS: Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Ted Bergmann, Melba Hernandez

    Mohammad Qasim Fahim Influential Afghan vice president Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during...
  • Taliban threatens to attack presidential election in Afghanistan

    Taliban threatens to attack presidential election in Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban threatened to attack next month’s presidential election in Afghanistan, calling on its followers “to use all force” in targeting poll workers and political activists and to disrupt balloting. “We...
  • Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence

    Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- As government mediators tentatively restarted peace talks with Pakistani Taliban representatives Wednesday, a roadside bomb struck a convoy of paramilitary forces in the country’s tribal region, killing six security personnel...
  • Attack on Pakistan courthouse kills 11 despite cease-fire

    Attack on Pakistan courthouse kills 11 despite cease-fire
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – In a rare assault on the heart of the Pakistani capital, militants stormed a district court complex in Islamabad on Monday, unleashing gunfire and explosives that killed at least 11 people, including a judge, and wounded 25...
  • A precarious time for Afghan women

    A precarious time for Afghan women
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live. The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven...