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Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Ground combat taking ‘devastating’ civilian toll, says UN, reporting sharp rise in casualties

The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2014, the United Nations reported today. This “disturbing...
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Greening: Afghanistan landslide relief underway

In response to the deadly landslide in Badakshan province the UK’s International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said: I send my deepest sympathies to those affected by the tragic landslide in Afghanistan’s Badakshan province. A full picture of the remote disaster is still emerging, but it is clear there has...
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The future of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

 By ZAHID SHAHAB AHMED  (open Democracy) Pakistan’s decision to speed up the return of the three million Afghan refugees living across the border places strain on a bilateral relationship already suffering from a massive trust deficit. As the US-led coalition forces have decided to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014, there are...
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