'Afghanistan polling stations under threat' Mar 09, 2018 0 38 12345 Kabul About a quarter of Afghanistan's polling stations face security risks, electoral officials said on Thursday, four months before the war-torn country is set to hold long-delayed parliamentary and local council elections. The Independent Election Commission said that 1,707 out of 7,374 polling sites are located in areas either contested or controlled by Taliban militants. The five-year term of the Afghan parliament and provincial council members ended in June 2015. (dpa) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US museum strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of rights award Mar 09, 2018 0 324 Climber recounts terrible choice on Pakistan's 'killer' mountain Mar 09, 2018 0 51 Chess victories win 'Queens of Karachi' confidence, freedom Mar 09, 2018 0 39 20 Pakistani Taliban killed in Afghanistan as drone hits camp Reuters PESHAWAR A suspected US drone strike on a training camp in an isolated part of Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday killed more than 20 Pakistani Taliban preparing to launch suicide attacks .. Chess victories win 'Queens of Karachi' confidence Thomson Reuters Foundation KARACHI Peering at the chess board from behind her spectacles, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Maleeha Ali deftly put her opponent's king in checkmate, winning her third victory in a .. Pakistani activist expected home after 14 months ISLAMABAD A Pakistani activist who mysteriously disappeared in January last year has now contacted his family and is expected to return home soon, his brother said on Thursday. Social activist Samar Abbas disappeared .. Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim Sri Lanka riots AFP Colombo Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence has left three people dead. Muslim-owned ..