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12 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 12 July 2018 07:21 GMT

Several regions of Afghanistan regularly suffer landslides when snow melts in the spring, but deforestation in some parts has increased their frequency

KABUL, July 12 (Reuters) - A landslide destroyed nearly 300 homes, killing at least 10 people, as it swept through an Afghan village where residents were using only basic digging tools to search for survivors, officials said.

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15 May 2018 description

By Daria Sito-Sucic and Dado Ruvic

SARAJEVO/BIHAC, May 15 (Reuters) - Bosnia is struggling to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees, many of whom are sleeping in parks in the capital and other towns as they seek passage into western Europe.

The country's asylum centre has 200 beds and 80 to 150 people have arrived each day this month, Security Minister Dragan Mektic said on Monday.

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13 May 2018 description

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, May 13 (Reuters) - Afghan security forces battled a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday in a coordinated attack that killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, local officials said.

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27 Apr 2018 description

Hundreds of men, women and children are sleeping in parks in the capital Sarajevo and in two towns in the western Bosnia bordering Croatia

SARAJEVO, April 26 (Reuters) - Bosnia's central government said on Thursday it would step up border controls to prevent a further influx of migrants and try to accommodate those already in Bosnia in the face of criticism that it is failing to adequately protect their rights.

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20 Apr 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:00 GMT

AGRI, Turkey, April 19 (Reuters) - On a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out.

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03 Apr 2018 description

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 2 (Reuters) - An Afghan forces air strike on a gathering of Taliban representatives in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday caused numerous casualties, including civilians, officials said.

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29 Mar 2018 description

"I lost my son in one of these explosions and his family are without any support. I am asking the Taliban to accept our demand for peace"

By Mohammad Stanekzai

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 29 (Reuters) - Dozens of peace activists, including women, have set up tents in the Afghan province of Helmand, after a car bomb killed more than a dozen people outside a sports stadium last week.

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28 Mar 2018 description

Many of the failed applicants who can't be repatriated are from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) - The number of failed asylum seekers who could not be repatriated from Germany because they lack valid documents jumped 71 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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16 Mar 2018 description

Authorities arrested 760 people hiding in trucks or carrying forged travel documents at Patras in January and February

By Karolina Tagaris

PATRAS, Greece, March 13 (Reuters) - The migrants bolted across a street and clambered over a fence into the Greek port at Patras, scouting around for trucks to stow away in.

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08 Mar 2018 description

Getting more women into the Afghan security forces has been a priority for Ghani's Western-backed government but it has not proved easy

By Ismail Sameem

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 8 (Reuters) - Shokria Jan, a female police officer in southern Afghanistan, is in a small force of women operating in one of the world's most conservative societies and difficult security environments.

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02 Mar 2018 description

KABUL, March 2 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber struck on Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing one person and wounding 14 bystanders, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The attack came two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered to start peace talks with the Taliban and just over a month after an ambulance packed with explosives was detonated in the city centre, killing about 100 people.

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26 Feb 2018 description

By Mohammad Stanekzai

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban.

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02 Feb 2018 description

KABUL, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Afghanistan on Wednesday, shaking large parts of the region and killing a child and injuring several people in neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

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01 Feb 2018 description

By Asif Shahzad

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A Pakistani government ministry recommended on Wednesday that Afghan refugees be given a five-month extension of their stay, dispelling fears that a large-scale repatriation back to violence-plagued Afghanistan was imminent.

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30 Jan 2018 description

Police said there were 11 Syrian nationals on the vessel, two people from Morocco and two from Yemen, one person from Afghanistan and one from Pakistan. The group included four children

BELGRADE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A group of migrants, including 11 Syrians, were rescued on Tuesday from an Italian fishing trawler in the Adriatic Sea and taken to Montenegro, police said.

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22 Jan 2018 description

As many as 4,500 migrants live in government-operated camps in Serbia, but rights activists say that hundreds of others are scattered in the capital Belgrade

BELGRADE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - After traversing several countries en route to the rich West, Najibullah, a former policeman from the Afghan town of Kholm, his pregnant wife and four children, got stuck in Serbia.

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11 Jan 2018 description

Official asylum requests rose 17 percent to exceed 100,000, the highest "in at least four decades"

PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - France registered a record number of asylum requests in 2017, when Albanians topped the list despite far slimmer prospects of obtaining refugee status than people from war-torn places such as Syria or Afghanistan.

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29 Dec 2017 description

"I have little doubt that this attack deliberately targeted civilians"

By Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi and Akram Walizada

KABUL, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Suicide bombers stormed a Shi'ite cultural centre and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores, many of them students attending a conference.

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20 Dec 2017 description

BELGRADE, Dec 20 (Reuters) - In a joint sting, Serbian and Croatian police have detained 17 people suspected of smuggling dozens of migrants into the European Union, Serbia's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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09 Nov 2017 description

By Mirwais Harooni

KABUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff at a private television station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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