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Stories with place: Kandahar
  • Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:02 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.

  • Gitmo veteran now steering Europe's youths away from jihad 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 5:47 am

    PARIS - He learned warfare in an al-Qaida training camp, did time at Guantanamo and more time in a French prison. With such a resume, Mourad Benchellali may seem an unlikely youth counsellor - but he is telling his story to young Europeans, warning them against the lure of jihad.