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  • Tajiks catch woman trying to go to Syria

    2014-09-19

    DUSHANBE – Police in Isfara, Sughd Oblast, recently stopped and sent back home a pregnant woman who was trying to travel to Syria with her three children, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)'s Tajik service reported September 18, quoting a source in law enforcement. RFE/RL identified the woman as Nasiba Fattoyeva of Chorkishlok village and said she was reportedly trying to join...

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  • Tajik police seize 4kg of drugs

    2014-09-19

    DUSHANBE – Tajik police September 17 seized 4kg of drugs in two operations, the Interior Ministry (MVD) said in a September 19 statement. In Yavan District, Khatlon Oblast, police detained Farkhor District resident Kurbonali Sharifov, 33, whom they accuse of trafficking in drugs. A search of the suspect turned up 3kg of opium, the police said. On the same day in Dushanbe, poli...

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  • OSCE offers 1st distance-learning border security workshop

    2014-09-19

    DUSHANBE – The OSCE Border Management Staff College this week began its first distance-learning course, the OSCE said in a September 18 statement. The year-long course covers border security and management. The course has 25 students, all of whom are customs and border officers, from 12 countries, including Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

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  • Turkmenistan to rehire doctors fired in Niyazov years

    2014-09-19

    ASHGABAT – The Turkmen Health Ministry since early September has been offering to rehire doctors who were fired during the presidency of the late Saparmurat Niyazov (1990-2006), Khronika Turkmenistana reported September 17. Niyazov invalidated foreign diplomas, making doctors trained abroad unemployable, and also closed hospitals and medical aid stations. Now, in an effort to r...

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  • Turkmen gas production and export grow

    2014-09-19

    ASHGABAT – Turkmen natural-gas production and exports grew substantially during the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, Maksat Atayev, spokesman of state-owned Turkmengaz, told Central Asia Online September 17. Production volume grew 11.7%, while export volume rose 14.7%, he said. Turkmenistan annually produces about 70 billion cu. metres of gas. ...

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  • Uzbekistan beats Bangladesh in football 3-0

    2014-09-19

    INCHEON, South Korea – Uzbekistan's men's U-23 football team September 18 defeated Bangladesh at the XVII Asiad 3-0. Vokhid Shodiyev (two goals) and Sardor Rashidov scored.

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  • Kyrgyz police catch 2 suspected extortionists

    2014-09-19

    BISHKEK – Kyrgyz police recently caught two men accused of trying to extort money from and assaulting a businessman, the Interior Ministry (MVD) said in a September 18 statement. Police detained the men, K. M. (born in 1977) and M. K. (born in 1979), in Bishkek. Both have criminal records and are suspected organised-crime ring members. K. M. and M. K. are accused of abducting...

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  • Bara bomb kills 3 Lashkar-e-Islam militants

    2014-09-19

    PESHAWAR – A remote-controlled bomb in Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency September 19 killed at least three members of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) militant group, Dawn reported. A remote-controlled bomb hit the LI militants' vehicle in the Sipah area, officials said.

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  • Militants assassinate 20 peace committee members, 5 policemen in Swat in 2014

    2014-09-19

    PESHAWAR – Terrorists have assassinated about 20 members of various peace committees in Swat District this year, The Statesman reported September 18. They've also killed five policemen and 15 civilians whom they targeted, The Statesman added. Sher Shah Khan, president of the Awami National Party's Swat chapter and a former member of the Parliamentary Assembly, condemned the slayings...

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  • Karachi gunmen kill 3 JI activists

    2014-09-19

    KARACHI – Unidentified armed men in Karachi September 18 killed three Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party members, media reported. Four armed men on two motorcycles opened fire on Ashraf Salam, Akhter Ansari and Salman Matin outside the party's office in sector 7-D of the Surjani Town area, Dawn reported Irfan Baloch, senior superintendent of police (SSP) for Karachi West, as saying. The ...

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  • N. Waziristan offensive kills 23 more militants

    2014-09-19

    RAWALPINDI – Pakistani airstrikes as part of the on-going Operation Zarb-e-Azb September 18 killed at least 23 militants in North Waziristan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Fighter jets targeting militant hideouts carried out airstrikes in the Zaram, Ismail Khel and Datta Khel areas of the agency, ISPR said.

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  • Quetta forces seize 250kg of weapons, explosives

    2014-09-19

    QUETTA – Security forces in Quetta September 18 seized 250kg of explosives, arms and ammunition during a raid, Dawn reported. The Anti-Terrorist Force and police, acting on a tip, carried out the operation in the Hazar Ganji area and recovered the large cache, a security official said. Authorities made no arrests during the raid, he said.

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  • Balochistan violence kills 2 security officers

    2014-09-19

    QUETTA – Violence in Kech and Quetta districts of Balochistan Province September 17-18 killed at least two security officers, Dawn reported. A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a security force vehicle September 18 in Turbat town, Kech District, killed one officer, security officials said. Unidentified armed men in the Double Road area of Quetta September 17 fatally shot...

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  • Militants kill anti-Taliban tribal elder in Jawzjan

    2014-09-19

    JAWZJAN , Afghanistan – Unidentified militants in Aqcha District, Jawzjan Province, September 18 killed an anti-Taliban tribal elder, Khaama Press reported. Taliban militants are responsible for killing Haji Yousuf, provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani said, adding that Yousuf was organising an anti-Taliban public uprising in the district.

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  • Logar clash kills 10 militants, 4 policemen

    2014-09-19

    PUL-I-ALAM, Afghanistan – A clash that took place on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, capital of Logar Province, September 18 killed at least 10 militants and four policemen, police said. Militants attacked a police post and ambushed reinforcements in the Mandokhel area, Logar Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan News. Four other police were wounded.

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  • Faryab roadside bomb kills 5 Afghan soldiers

    2014-09-19

    MAIMANA, Afghanistan – A roadside bomb in Almar District, Faryab Province, September 18 killed at least five Afghan soldiers, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. The men's vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED), a security official said.

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  • More than 100 Afghans compete in XVII Asiad

    2014-09-19

    KABUL – More than 100 Afghan athletes are representing their country at the XVII Asiad in Incheon, South Korea, the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee said September 18. Afghan athletes will compete in 12 different games along with 13,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries. The games kicked off September 19 and will conclude October 4, except for football, which began September ...

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