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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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At Least Six Killed As Afghan Blast Hits UK Embassy Vehiclei
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At least six people were killed in a suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on November 27. Five Afghans and one British citizen were killed. Taliban attacks have increased in intensity as international forces wind down their military presence in Afghanistan. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
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Video At Least Six Killed As Afghan Blast Hits UK Embassy Vehicle

At least six people were killed in a suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on November 27. Five Afghans and one British citizen were killed. Taliban attacks have increased in intensity as international forces wind down their military presence in Afghanistan.
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Video Sikhs And Hindus Flee Afghanistan As NATO Pulls Back

Hundreds of Sikhs and Hindus have fled Afghanistan this year, citing mounting persecution and fears of the Taliban as international forces wind down their military presence. The few thousand who remain describe a community under siege. (Mustafa Sarwar, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
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Video Karzai Says International Forces 'Supported Violence In Afghanistan'

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says international forces in Afghanistan were sometimes stoking violence in the country rather than trying to reduce it, in the second part of an exclusive interview with RFE/RL.
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Video Karzai Blames U.S. For Taliban 'Sanctuaries' In Pakistan

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the U.S. has ignored the problem of the Taliban using Pakistan as a ''sanctuary'' from which to launch attacks in Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL he describes what he calls his ''tense'' relationship with Washington.
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Video Pakistani Police Use Live Ammunition On IDPs

Pakistani police fired live ammunition at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after rioting broke out in the northern city of Bannu on November 13. Initial reports said at least two people had sustained gunshot wounds. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

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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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