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Ben SHEPPARD

22 March 2014

The senior reporter for Agence France-Presse in Kabul, Sardar Ahmad, was shot dead along with his wife and two of their children in a Taliban attack on a hotel on Thursday. The family's youngest son was badly wounded. ...

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22 March 2014

An officer in a brigade responsible for guarding a Baghdad compound controlled by ailing Iraqi President Jalal Talabani killed a journalist after an argument on Saturday, officials said. ...

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22 March 2014

A Russian television host famous for his aggressively pro-Kremlin stance has accused the European Union of attacking his freedom of speech after he featured in the latest EU sanctions blacklist. ...

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21 March 2014

Shocked colleagues of Sardar Ahmad, the senior reporter in AFP's Kabul bureau, Friday mourned the loss of a charming and talented journalist equally at ease covering Afghanistan's wrenching conflict as with colourful tales - including a lion who ...

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21 March 2014

Sardar Ahmad, a staff reporter at the Agence France-Presse news agency, was killed in an attack on Kabul's Serena hotel, it was confirmed Friday. ...

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20 March 2014

Russian prosecutors on Thursday were investigating a journalist who jokingly appealed to Vladimir Putin to send troops to his region of Vologda to protect its population from corrupt officials. ...

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19 March 2014

Photographs of what the Tunisian government says are young jihadists training to fight in Syria have caused surprise amid claims that some show a boy scouts camp instead. ...

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Sim Sim WISSGOTT

19 March 2014

As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia escalates to a "military stage" after Moscow's move to claim the Black Sea region of Crimea, hundreds of Ukrainians have mobilised to fight the battle on another front -- the media. ...

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18 March 2014

Egyptian police prevented supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi from holding a press conference on Tuesday, asking journalists to leave the venue. ...

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17 March 2014

Russian media on Monday hailed the results of a referendum in Crimea to split from Ukraine and join Russia, lauding the Black Sea peninsula's move to return to Kremlin rule. ...

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