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Gandhara, an ancient region comprising parts of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan, inspires this page, which provides foreign policy audiences with reporting, analysis and commentary direct from our local correspondents in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the aim of promoting peace in the region. 
 

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U.S., British Troops Mark Withdrawal From Helmand Provincei
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26.10.2014
U.S. and British troops lowered their countries' flags at the Camp Leatherneck military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on October 26, marking the end of their combat operations in the province. The base is the largest to be handed over to Afghan control as the coalition prepares to close its combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014. (Reuters)
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Video U.S., British Troops Mark Withdrawal From Helmand Province

U.S. and British troops lowered their countries' flags at the Camp Leatherneck military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on October 26, marking the end of their combat operations in the province.
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Video Protest In Kabul As Newspaper Editor Arrested For Blasphemy

In the Afghan capital, Kabul, a small but vocal protest was held against an English-language newspaper which published an article questioning the existence of God and attacking the Islamic faith. the owner and chief editor has been arrested on blasphemy charges. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
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Video Deadly Suicide Car Bombing In Afghan Capital

A suicide car bomber killed at least one person and injured three others, in the Afghan capital Kabul, on October 13. The bomber rammed his vehicle into a NATO convoy on a main road out of the city. (Reuters)
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Video Nobel Prize For Malala 'An Honor For Pakistan'

Residents of her home town of Mingora, in Pakistan's Swat district, told RFE/RL that Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize is an honor for the region and for all of Pakistan.
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Video Malala's Story

Malala Yousafzai, world-renowned campaigner for girls' education, was shot by the Pakistani Taliban one year ago. This is Malala's Story, her thoughts on her life before and after the attack.

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  • Students enjoying the winter sun by the tennis court.

  • A student on the veranda.

  • Student enjoying a bonfire during a retreat.

  • The Shalimar Quad inside Edwardes College.

  • Playing football

  • Playing cricket

  • Cricket matches attracted noisy student spectators.

  • Principal Robin Brooke-Smith talking to students wearing the distinct green blazers of Edwardes College.

  • Candlelit dinner for students and teachers.

  • Welcoming spring with kites.

Peshawar's Liberal School

Edwardes College is located in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. Like other liberal institutions of higher learning, the school has faced opposition from radical clerics. Robin Brooke-Smith, author and a former principal of the college, took these pictures in 2000.

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