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  • Kyrgyz find drug den in Karakol

    2014-11-26

    KARAKOL, Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz police are accusing a 22-year-old Karakol man of operating a drug den in his own apartment, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)'s Kyrgyz service reported November 25, quoting the Issyk-Kul Oblast police. Police November 17 caught him in the apartment using drugs with some visitors, the police said, adding that they found 126g of marijuana in the apartme...

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  • Kazakhstan nearing WTO membership, WTO says

    2014-11-26

    ASTANA – The World Trade Organisation (WTO)'s talks with Kazakhstan "are at an advanced stage of maturity," WTO Director Roberto Azevedo said recently, according to a November 25 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) report. A formal decision is likely in early 2015, he said. Kazakhstan initiated its WTO application in 1996. Meanwhile, Afghanistan also is negotiating with ...

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  • 3 suspected Tajik drug traffickers caught

    2014-11-26

    DUSHANBE – Tajik Drug Control Agency (AKN) officers recently captured three suspected drug smugglers, the AKN said in a November 26 statement. In Dushanbe, the AKN detained two 20-year-old undergraduates from Kumsangir District, Khatlon Oblast, the AKN said. The two men attend universities in the capital. They were carrying hashish that they intended to sell, the AKN said. Mea...

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  • Kyrgyz farmers improve cattle's quality

    2014-11-26

    BISHKEK – Kyrgyz farmers are upgrading the quality of their cattle with UN help, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) spokeswoman Olga Grebennikova said in a statement. Farmers and officials November 25 convened in Uchkun village, Sokuluk District, Chui Oblast, for the final meeting of partners in an FAO project to improve Kyrgyz cattle. The 2012-2014 US $400,000 (23m K...

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  • Turkmenistan holds local elections

    2014-11-26

    ASHGABAT – Turkmenistan November 23 held local elections nationwide, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported. Candidates from three parties ran for legislative posts at the oblast, district and urban levels. Turnout reached almost 92.8%, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan added. At press time, the country's election commission had not released results.

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  • 4 polio workers killed in Quetta

    2014-11-26

    QUETTA – Assailants in Quetta November 26 killed at least four polio workers – including three women – and wounded two others, media reported. The attack took place near the Eastern Bypass area when a polio vaccination team was administering oral polio vaccine (OPV) to children, police said. The assailants escaped. The survivors were hospitalised, police said.

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  • Karachi police rescue 26 girls

    2014-11-26

    KARACHI – Police recently recovered 26 girls from a house in the Liaquatabad neighbourhood of Karachi and detained two women in connection with the girls' captivity, Dawn reported. The girls came from the tribal areas and did not speak Urdu, police said, adding that they were ages 8 to 10. The detained women are undergoing questioning, police added.

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  • Karachi shootout kills 3 militants

    2014-11-26

    KARACHI – Police in Karachi in a recent overnight shootout killed three Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants affiliated with the TTP's Swat chapter, Dawn reported November 26. The battle took place in the Manghopir area during a police raid on a suspected militant hideout in the Ghazi Goth neighbourhood, police said.

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  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passes bill to protect injured

    2014-11-26

    PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly November 26 unanimously passed a bill that would give medical treatment priority over police questioning in a hospital, media reported. The KP Injured Persons and Emergency (Medical Aid) Act 2014 bars police from interfering with an injured person's treatment unless the hospital gives them written permission. The law, if signed ...

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  • Kenyan cricket team to tour Pakistan in December

    2014-11-26

    LAHORE – Kenya agreed to play a series of five One-Day matches in a bid to revive international cricket in Pakistan, Geo News reported November 25. A Pakistani team will play the Kenyans next month, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said. If the tour occurs, it will be the first in Pakistan by any international cricket team since a March 2009 attack on the Sri ...

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  • Afghan athletes ask insurgents to stop threatening them

    2014-11-26

    KABUL – On behalf of Afghan athletes, the Afghan National Olympic Committee November 26 requested that insurgents not threaten athletes or create obstacles to efforts to improve the country's sports, Khaama Press reported. The statement comes days after a suicide bomber November 23 killed at least 55 civilians and injured 85 others attending a volleyball match in Yahyakhel District, P...

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  • 5 kidnapped Afghan police rescued

    2014-11-26

    BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan – Security forces recently rescued five kidnapped Afghan police officers from Taliban militants during an operation in Warduj District, Badakhshan Province, TOLO News reported November 26. Militants in October kidnapped the officers in an effort to force the release of imprisoned comrades, National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials said.

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  • Security forces kill 18 militants

    2014-11-26

    KABUL – Afghan security forces during the past 24 hours killed 18 Taliban insurgents, wounded 18 and arrested 11 others during different operations carried out in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar and Kapisa provinces, the Ministry of Interior said November 26.

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  • Afghan police foil terror attacks on Kabul

    2014-11-26

    KABUL – Police November 26 prevented terrorist attacks in Kabul by seizing a rocket and defusing explosives, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. Police found the rocket beside the Kabul-Parwan highway in Qarabagh District and the explosives on Maranjan Hill in the capital's 8th police district, the MoI said.

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