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A file picture taken on September 21, 2010 shows a French soldier (C) patroling with Afghan soldiers in Kapisa province in Afghanistan. (AFP PHOTO)

France ends combat mission in Afghanistan

Nijrab Base, Afghanistan(AFP) – France ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday, withdrawing troops from a strategic province northeast of Kabul as part of a quickened departure from the war-torn country. Paris says all French combat soldiers will leave the country next month, two years before allied nations contributing to the 100,000-strong International Security …

Liliana Mihaila

Pakistan comics deflect Taliban with ridicule

Bombs and burqas may be no joke, but stand-up comics in Pakistan defy death threats to poke fun at Taliban militants with an irreverent humor popular among an increasingly frustrated middle class. With national newspapers and television screens daily swamped by stories and images of suicide bombings and assassinations, the country’s young breed of funny …


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