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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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Afghan President Hamid Karzai Interviewed by Voice of Americai
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In an exclusive interview with VOA, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called a U.S.-mediated deal to audit all the votes from the country's presidential runoff election "bitter pill" due to the current political conditions in Afghanistan. Here is the full English interview conducted by VOA Pashto host Shaista Sadat.
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Video Afghan President Hamid Karzai Interviewed by Voice of America

In an exclusive interview with VOA, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called a U.S.-mediated deal to audit all the votes from the country's presidential runoff election "bitter pill" due to the current political conditions in Afghanistan.
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Video Suicide Attack In Afghanistan Kills NATO Soldiers, Civilians

Shoes and debris littered the site of a suicide attack that killed at least 16 people in Afghanistan's eastern Parwan Province on July 8. The victims included at least 10 civilians, two police officers, and four NATO soldiers from the Czech Republic.
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Video Abdullah Claims Victory In Disputed Afghan Presidential Vote

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the country's disputed election, saying that preliminary results giving his rival Ashraf Ghani the lead are fraudulent. Abdullah's supporters tore down a portrait of outgoing President Hamid Karzai.
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Video Ghani Supporters Celebrate Preliminary Afghan Election Results

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani celebrated on the streets of Kabul late July 7 following the announcement of the preliminary results of the June 14 runoff election. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission announced that Ghani had won with 56.44 percent of the vote.
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Video Suicide Bomber Kills Military Officers In Kabul

A suicide bomber set off explosives near a bus carrying military personnel in Kabul on July 2, killing at least eight officers and wounding 13. At least five civilians were also wounded in the attack. (Reuters video)

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  • Tents are set up in the Gorbaz district of Afghanistan's Khost Province to shelter those who fled Pakistan's North Waziristan to avoid the fighting there. June 18, 2014.
  • Afghan officials say the refugee camp was built in the Borikhel area of the Gorbaz district.
  • On June 18, Afghan officials put the number of refugees from Pakistan at about 6600.
  • There are many children among the refugees in Afghanistan who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan.

Civilians Flee Pakistan's North Waziristan

Pakistan launched an offensive on June 15 aimed at rooting out Taliban fighters and other militants from North Waziristan in the country's tribal areas. The military action prompted a civilian exodus from the region, with many crossing the border into neighboring Afghanistan. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

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Buildings damaged by shelling and airstrikes in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

Residents of Tribal Areas Deplore Airstrikes’ Civilian Toll

Residents in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas have strongly criticized the country’s military operations there, claiming that civilians have suffered most. More

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After Three Decades of War, an Afghan Radio Program Offers a Chance to Find the Missing

Kevin Sieff, "Washington Post's" bureau chief in Afghanistan recently wrote about Radio Free Afghanistan's popular "In Search of the Missing" program.
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