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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)
An Afghan mother says she grabbed a gun and hand grenades to help policemen fend off a Taliban assault that killed her son. Authorities say 27 militants were killed in the operation.
Months after fleeing from Taliban threats in Pakistan, a young journalist languishes in a rundown immigrant camp in Bulgaria.
A leading U.S. expert on Afghanistan perceives hope for comprehensive settlement between Pakistan and Afghanistan. More
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.
Former principal from college in Peshawar calls on government to invest in liberal education. More
As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge. More
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