Posts Tagged ‘South Asia’

Afghan raids kill five US troops

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Five US soldiers are killed in separate gun attacks and bombing incidents in the east and south of Afghanistan, Nato says.

Pakistan suicide attack kills 45

Friday, July 9th, 2010

At least 45 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a Pakistani tribal village on the border with Afghanistan, officials say.

Afghan corruption ‘on the rise’

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Corruption in Afghanistan has doubled in the two years since 2007, according to a survey by an anti-corruption charity.

Petraeus assumes Afghan command

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

The new commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, formally takes over the 130,000-strong force.

Deadly blasts hit Pakistan shrine

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

At least 35 people are killed and 175 injured as suicide attackers target a Sufi shrine in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

US chief in Afghan civilian vow

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

US Afghanistan commander Gen Petraeus vows to protect Afghan civilians in the Taliban conflict, as he briefs Nato in Brussels.

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