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About Gandhara

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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Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives for Ashraf Ghani's swearing in ceremony as the country's new president at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on September 29, 2014.

Biographer Says Karzai At Odds with U.S. over Taliban, Warlords

Author Bette Dam portrays Hamid Karzai as a pragmatic leader who differed with the U.S. over key issues but helped stabilize his war-ravaged country. More


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Deadly Suicide Car Bombing In Afghan Capitali
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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. The same day suicide attacks elsewhere in Afghanistan killed at least one civilian and wounded at least six. (Reuters)
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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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Video October 3

Cameron in Kabul, Eid security in Pakistan, Germans in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Kazakhstan and Georgia.
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Video Seven Afghan Soldiers Killed In Kabul Blast

At least seven Afghan soldiers were killed and 21 wounded in two Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul on October 1. The attacks came a day after Afghanistan signed a deal with Washington allowing U.S. troops to stay in the country past the end of 2014. (Reuters)

Culture

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

Residents of Tribal Areas Deplore Airstrikes’ Civilian Toll

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Local Journalists Applaud Radio Mashaal Crisis Coverage

RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal is awarded for providing unique coverage to local communities in Pakistan.
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