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Hundreds of Kabul residents on July 25 participated in a march against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip. More than 800 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the operation that was launched by Israel in response to rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The march in Kabul took place on Quds Day, an annual show of solidarity with the Palestinian people. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
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Video Afghans Protest Gaza Offensive

Hundreds of Kabul residents on July 25 participated in a march against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The march took place on Quds Day, an annual show of solidarity with Palestinians.
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A suicide bomber kills four near Kabul's airport, religious minorities in Pakistan protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, fire destroys a bazaar in southern Tajikistan -- plus stories from Tajikistan and Serbia.
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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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  • 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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July 15, 2014

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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