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Afghan Air Corridor Shows India's 'Stubborn Thinking': Chinese Media

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Afghan Air Corridor Shows India's 'Stubborn Thinking': Chinese Media

- New Delhi: Highlights India-Afghanistan launched new air cargo corridor Allows them to bypass Pakistan for trade China says India trying to compete with its huge economic corridor A new air cargo corridor that allows India and Afghanistan to trade goods while bypassing Pakistan has been attacked by the media in China, which is a long-term ally of Islamabad

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China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

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China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

- Afghanistan and Pakistan have been uneasy neighbours ever since Pakistan's independence in 1947. China has urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday and said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries and China could promote dialogue and cooperation, the ministry said in a statement on its website

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Les Etats-Unis suppriment le poste d’envoyé en Afghanistan et au Pakistan

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Les Etats-Unis suppriment le poste d’envoyé en Afghanistan et au Pakistan

- Les Etats-Unis ont supprimé vendredi le poste d’envoyé spécial en Afghanistan et au Pakistan, au moment même où l’armée américaine se prépare à déployer des milliers de militaires supplémentaires dans la région. La représentante spéciale Laurel Miller a cessé ses fonctions et elle ne sera pas remplacée à ce poste, a indiqué à l’AFP un responsable du Département d’Etat, sous couvert d’anonymat

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State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

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State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a review of the State Department's organizational structure The post lost much of its prestige after Richard Holbrooke died Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. The move comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a broad review of the State Department's organizational structure with the intent of streamlining reporting channels, and potentially cutting several dozen similar senior positions

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Afghan Refugee Women Turn Plastic Warriors In India

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Afghan Refugee Women Turn Plastic Warriors In India

- New Delhi: Farah Naz is used to attracting scathing remarks and disapproving looks from neighbours in her Afghan refugee community as she leaves for work each day. They tell her she is “not a good woman”, what she is doing is “shameful” and that her rightful place is inside her south Delhi home – caring for her sick husband and five children

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Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace

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Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace

- KABUL: The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants. In a statement marking Eid al-Fitr, the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada combined defiant calls for the United States to get out of Afghanistan with more conciliatory messages

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Another attack during Ramadan, 29 dead in car bomb blast in Afghanistan

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Another attack during Ramadan, 29 dead in car bomb blast in Afghanistan

- Around 60 people were wounded when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queuing to withdraw salaries. At least 29 people were killed on Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queuing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan

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At least 29 dead after car bomb hits Afghanistan bank - Regional

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At least 29 dead after car bomb hits Afghanistan bank - Regional

- Lashkar Gah:At least 29 people were killed when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan. Sixty wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul Bank yesterday which upturned vehicles, left the area littered with charred debris and sent a plume of smoke into the sky

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Afghanistan and Ireland admitted to Test cricket by ICC

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Afghanistan and Ireland admitted to Test cricket by ICC

- LONDON: Afghanistan and Ireland have been voted in as full members of the International Cricket Council, meaning they can play Test matches against the world's elite countries. The ICC announced the decision on Thursday following a unanimous vote at a full council meeting. There are 12 full members. Afghanistan and Ireland are the first to receive Test status since Bangladesh in 2000

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At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in Afghanistan

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At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in Afghanistan

- Sixty wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul Bank which upturned vehicles, left the area littered with charred debris, and sent a plume of smoke into the sky A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing at least 29 and wounding 60 civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said

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Funerals set for airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Funerals set for airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Funeral services have been set for three U.S. soldiers from Fort Campbell who were killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge died of gunshot wounds on June 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. They were part of the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, located on the Kentucky-Tennessee line

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Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police

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Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police

- KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five police, officials said. Another nine police and nine civilians were wounded in the attack, said Sardar Wali Tabasim, spokesman for the police chief of Paktia province. He said one of the attackers detonated his suicide vest and two others were shot dead by police as they tried to enter the compound, which also houses the regional command for Afghanistan's eastern provinces

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Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

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Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

- KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of several U.S soldiers by an Afghan army soldier (all times local): The U.S. military says that seven America soldiers were wounded in the insider attack by an Afghan soldier. A statement on the Resolute Support Twitter feed Saturday says the seven were wounded when an Afghan army soldier opened fire. The attacker was shot and killed and one Afghan soldier was wounded

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Taleban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 15

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Taleban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 15

- KABUL (AFP) – At least five Afghan policemen were killed and 15 people injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack by Taleban insurgents on the police headquarters in an eastern city Sunday (June 18), authorities said. The assault on the headquarters in Gardez, which was still continuing, was launched at 6am, said the regional police commander, Asadullah Shirzad. Five civilians were among the wounded

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Former Afghan women's soccer captain kicking down barriers in Toronto

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Former Afghan women's soccer captain kicking down barriers in Toronto

- For a woman who didn’t let Afghanistan’s conservatism or public threats hold her back from achieving unprecedented athletic success, the idea of ascending Africa’s highest mountain is simply another life goal to conquer. This month, footballer Zahra Mahmoodi will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and she’ll top that achievement in a most appropriate way: with a soccer game near the summit to help raise awareness about equality and opportunity for women in sport

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Suicide bombers launch co-ordinated attack in Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens

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Suicide bombers launch co-ordinated attack in Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens

- Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials say. Key points: Car bomb explodes, then multiple suicide bombers attack Doctors say at least five police killed and 30 people wounded Taliban claims responsibility for attack The attack began about 6:30am when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Gardez city, capital of Paktia province, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry

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China to carry out shuttle diplomacy for Pakistan, Afghanistan
China to carry out shuttle diplomacy for Pakistan, Afghanistan China on Monday announced that it will launch “shuttle diplomacy” between Pakistan and Afghanistan to ease tensions between the two neighbours and promote the peace process in war-torn Afghanistan amidst a spurt in terror attacks in both the countries. China will conduct the shuttle diplomacy between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his visit to both the countries, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang   Read More ...
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Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces. Returning to Afghanistan's south after five years, Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner already knows where he could use some additional U   Read More ...
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Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province
Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province WASHINGTON (AP) — In Afghanistan’s turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces. Returning to Afghanistan’s south after five years, Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner already knows where he could use some additional U   Read More ...
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Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province
Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province WASHINGTON (AP) — In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces. Returning to Afghanistan's south after five years, Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner already knows where he could use some additional U   Read More ...
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Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces. Returning to Afghanistan's south after five years, Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner already knows where he could use some additional U   Read More ...
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Joint chiefs chairman in Afghanistan to push strategy
Joint chiefs chairman in Afghanistan to push strategy Washington — U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived in Afghanistan Monday with a mission to pull together the final elements of a military strategy that will include sending nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops into the country. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be meeting with Afghanistan officials as well as American and coalition leaders and troops. U   Read More ...
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Joint chiefs chairman in Afghanistan to push new strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived in Afghanistan Monday with a mission to pull together the final elements of a military strategy that will include sending nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops into the country. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be meeting with Afghanistan officials as well as American and coalition leaders and troops   Read More ...
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Joint chiefs chairman in Afghanistan to push new strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived in Afghanistan Monday with a mission to pull together the final elements of a military strategy that will include sending nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops into the country. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be meeting with Afghanistan officials as well as American and coalition leaders and troops   Read More ...
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Pakistan, accused of terrorist infiltration, starts to fence its border with Afghanistan
Pakistan, accused of terrorist infiltration, starts to fence its border with Afghanistan ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The 1,800-mile border between Pakistan and India has long been treated as a hostile red line between neighboring, nuclear-armed rivals. Its sole official crossing is a heavily guarded military post. Long stretches are illuminated by powerful floodlights, and the 340-mile, militarized portion that divides the contested Himalayan Kashmir region, known as the Line of Control, has been the site of alpine combat, long-distance shelling and periodic shootings of both Indian and Pakistani border troops   Read More ...
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Afghan Air Corridor Shows India's 'Stubborn Thinking': Chinese Media
Afghan Air Corridor Shows India's 'Stubborn Thinking': Chinese Media New Delhi: Highlights India-Afghanistan launched new air cargo corridor Allows them to bypass Pakistan for trade China says India trying to compete with its huge economic corridor A new air cargo corridor that allows India and Afghanistan to trade goods while bypassing Pakistan has been attacked by the media in China, which is a long-term ally of Islamabad   Read More ...
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Nawaz confident of better ties with Afghanistan
Nawaz confident of better ties with Afghanistan KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hoped on Sunday that bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan would improve after implementation of certain decisions that had been reached when he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.Speaking to reporters in London outside the Pakistan High Commission after offering Eid prayers, the PM referred to his recent meeting with President Ghani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Astana and said that both sides had settled certain things   Read More ...
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China brokers Pak-Afghan crisis mechanism
China brokers Pak-Afghan crisis mechanism ISLAMABAD: China has brokered a deal between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the establishment of a bilateral crisis management mechanism aimed at keeping the communication channels between the two neighbours open during crises and enabling them to resolve their differences through dialogue. Additionally, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan have agreed to establish a trilateral foreign ministers’ dialogue forum, which is apparently meant to sustain Beijing’s mediation space in Pak-Afghan disputes   Read More ...
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An Afghan bird refuge comes back to life after decades of neglect
An Afghan bird refuge comes back to life after decades of neglect KABUL — Just south of the Afghan capital, on a busy road lined with car repair shops, goat corrals and garbage pits, a narrow lane opens unexpectedly onto a small natural wonder — a picturesque, nearly hidden marsh that is known only to a few Afghans and inhabited only by migratory birds and several families of wild dogs. The 470-acre site, known as Kol-e-Hashmat Khan, is one of the rare recognized wetland areas in central Afghanistan   Read More ...
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Afghan Air Corridor Shows India's 'Stubborn Geopolitical Thinking': Chinese Media
Afghan Air Corridor Shows India's 'Stubborn Geopolitical Thinking': Chinese Media Beijing: The dedicated air corridor between India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan is an attempt by New Delhi to counterbalance China's ambitious economic corridor via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and shows its "stubborn geopolitical thinking", a leading Chinese newspaper said today. India and Afghanistan last week inaugurated a dedicated air freight corridor to give boost to bilateral trade and provide the landlocked central Asian country greater access to Indian markets   Read More ...
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Sharif hopeful about improving ties with Afghanistan
Pakistan Prime Minis?ter Nawaz Sharif has expressed confidence that bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Kabul would improve after certain decisions that were reached when he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani are implemented. Referring to his recent meeting with President Ghani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Astana, Sharif said that both sides had settled certain things. ?Now, we and Afghanistan both have to implement those decisions   Read More ...
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Afghanistan, Pakistan to maintain regional peace
The joint press release by the three countries came after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's shuttle diplomacy in Afghanistan and Pakistan that concluded Sunday. It said that both Pakistan and Afghanistan "are willing to improve relations with each other, strengthen political mutual trust, enhance cooperation in various fields including counter-terrorism, and jointly meet security challenges." According to the statement, Afghanistan and Pakistan has agreed to establish a crisis management mechanism, which will include prevention through timely and effective intelligence and information sharing and other mutually agreed measures   Read More ...
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China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to maintain regional peace, stability
China, Afghanistan and Pakistan are all committed to maintaining regional peace and stability, enhancing regional connectivity and economic cooperation and promoting shared security and development, according to a trilateral joint statement released on Sunday. The joint press release by the three countries came after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's shuttle diplomacy in Afghanistan and Pakistan that concluded Sunday. It said that both Pakistan and Afghanistan "are willing to improve relations with each other, strengthen political mutual trust, enhance cooperation in various fields including counter-terrorism, and jointly meet security challenges   Read More ...
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China vows to continue working for improvement of Pakistan-Afghanistan ties
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (center R) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center L) in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 25, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Tian) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday hailed the efforts made by Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve their ties, reiterating that China will continue to work for the improvement of the relationship between the two countries   Read More ...
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China, Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree To Maintain Peace
China, Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree To Maintain Peace Islamabad: China, Pakistan and Afghanistan are committed to maintaining regional peace and stability, enhancing regional connectivity and economic cooperation and promoting shared security and development, a joint statement said. The joint press release by the three countries came after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's shuttle diplomacy in Afghanistan and Pakistan that concluded on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. It said both Pakistan and Afghanistan "are willing to improve relations with each other, strengthen political mutual trust, enhance cooperation in various fields including counter-terrorism, and jointly meet security challenges"   Read More ...
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Waste a common thread in 16-year-old Afghan war
Waste a common thread in 16-year-old Afghan war Those are the basics for outfitting an Afghan soldier. But in that simple uniform combination are the threads of two troubling stories — one about the waste of millions in American taxpayer dollars, the other about the perils of propping up a partner army in a seemingly endless war. Together these tales help explain why some in Congress question the wisdom of investing even more resources in Afghanistan, nearly 16 years after the United States invaded the Taliban-ruled country in response to the al-Qaida attacks of Sept   Read More ...
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Chinese FM mediates in Pak.-Afghan crisis
China’s Foreign Minister has urged leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism during visits to both countries, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak in Islamabad on Sunday, a day after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. Mr. Wang said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries and China could promote dialogue and cooperation, the Chinese ministry said   Read More ...
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China intervenes to ease Pak-Afghan ties with focus on economic cooperation
China intervenes to ease Pak-Afghan ties with focus on economic cooperation Pakistan, Afghanistan and China have agreed to hold dialogue process at foreign ministers level to discuss all aspects of relations between Islamabad and Kabul with special focus on economic cooperation, Radio Pakistan reported.The agreement was reached in the wake of meeting between Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Islamabad on Sunday.It was further decided in the meeting that a bilateral crisis management mechanism between Afghanistan and Pakistan will also be evolved that will enable the two sides to maintain timely and effective communications in case of any emergencies   Read More ...
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Taliban attacks security post at Salma Dam in Afghan Herat province killing 10
Taliban attacks security post at Salma Dam in Afghan Herat province killing 10 The Taliban terror organization attacked a security check post at the Salma Dam in Afghan western Herat province killing 10 and wounding four policemen,said provincial police chief Gelani Farhad, Sputnik reported citing local media. The attack took place on Saturday night in Chisht district of the province, Tolonews media outlet reported.   Read More ...
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China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan
China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan slides slides Previous Next ISLAMABAD – China's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. Wang Yi said during a visit to Pakistan on Sunday that foreign ministers from the three countries would discuss relations, with an emphasis on economic cooperation. Afghanistan and Pakistan have accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border   Read More ...
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China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan
China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan ISLAMABAD (AP) — China’s foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. Wang Yi said during a visit to Pakistan on Sunday that foreign ministers from the three countries would discuss relations, with an emphasis on economic cooperation. Afghanistan and Pakistan have accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border   Read More ...
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China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — China's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. Wang Yi said during a visit to Pakistan on Sunday that foreign ministers from the three countries would discuss relations, with an emphasis on economic cooperation. Afghanistan and Pakistan have accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border   Read More ...
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Afghanistan Attack That Killed 10 Did Not Target India-Made Salma Dam: Envoy
Afghanistan Attack That Killed 10 Did Not Target India-Made Salma Dam: Envoy Herat: Highlights 10 security personnel have been killed in the terror attack in Herat The attack occured 13 km from the Salma Dam, rebuilt by India The Salma Dam irrigates 75,000 hectares of land in Herat Ten security personnel and four others have been injured in a terror attack, reportedly carried out by Taliban, in Afghanistan's Herat province   Read More ...
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Taliban attack targets police in Afghanistan's Herat
Taliban attack targets police in Afghanistan's Herat Taliban fighters have killed at least 10 police officers in an attack on a checkpoint in Afghanistan's western Herat province, according to a government official. Four Taliban fighters also died in the gun battle late on Saturday near the important Salma Dam, Farhad Jailani, a spokesperson for Herat's governor, told DPA news agency on Sunday. The Taliban has targeted the Salma Dam, located 165km east of Herat, in several previous attacks   Read More ...
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10 policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
At least 10 policemen were killed and four injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan?s western Herat province on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday. The attack took place after the Taliban militants stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province. During the attack four Taliban militants were also gunned down by the security forces. ?Four Taliban insurgents were also killed in the clash with security forces,? spokesman for provincial police chief, Gelani Farhad was quoted by Tolonews as saying   Read More ...
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War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost
War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost WASHINGTON (AP) — One shirt, one pair of pants. Those are the basics for outfitting an Afghan soldier. But in that simple uniform combination are the threads of two troubling stories — one about the waste of millions in American taxpayer dollars, the other about the perils of propping up a partner army in a seemingly endless war. Together these tales help explain why some in Congress question the wisdom of investing even more resources in Afghanistan, nearly 16 years after the United States invaded the Taliban-ruled country in response to the al-Qaida attacks of Sept   Read More ...
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China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — China's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. Wang Yi said during a visit to Pakistan on Sunday that foreign ministers from the three countries would discuss relations, with an emphasis on economic cooperation. Afghanistan and Pakistan have accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border   Read More ...
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War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost
War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost WASHINGTON (AP) — One shirt, one pair of pants. Those are the basics for outfitting an Afghan soldier. But in that simple uniform combination are the threads of two troubling stories — one about the waste of millions in American taxpayer dollars, the other about the perils of propping up a partner army in a seemingly endless war. Together these tales help explain why some in Congress question the wisdom of investing even more resources in Afghanistan, nearly 16 years after the United States invaded the Taliban-ruled country in response to the al-Qaida attacks of Sept   Read More ...
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Taliban attack on Salma Dam, built by India in Herat, kills 10 Afghan soldiers
Taliban attack on Salma Dam, built by India in Herat, kills 10 Afghan soldiers At least ten Afgan soldiers were killed in an attack by Taliban at Heart’s Salma Dam on Saturday. The dam was built by India last year. Salma Dam, a symbol of Afghan-India friendship, is a hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River in Chishti Sharif District of Herat Province in western Afghanistan. According to reports, Taliban insurgents first stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province and managed to get away with most of the security forces’ weapons at the check post, before attacking the dam, a spokesman for provincial police chief, Gelani Farhad said   Read More ...
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Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police
Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three. Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the western Herat province, said the Taliban attacked late Saturday, setting off a gunbattle in which five insurgents were killed. No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since US and international forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role   Read More ...
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China asks Pakistan, Afghan to meet halfway to improve ties
China asks Pakistan, Afghan to meet halfway to improve ties China has asked Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve their bilateral ties and “meet each other halfway”, as it agreed to set up a trilateral mechanism to help reconstruct ties between Islamabad and Kabul. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday discussed a range of bilateral issues as well as the situation in Afghanistan   Read More ...
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Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police
An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three. Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the western Herat province, said the Taliban attacked late Saturday, setting off a gunbattle in which five insurgents were killed. No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since U   Read More ...
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Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three. Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the western Herat province, said the Taliban attacked late Saturday, setting off a gunbattle in which five insurgents were killed. No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since U   Read More ...
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Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three. Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the western Herat province, said the Taliban attacked late Saturday, setting off a gunbattle in which five insurgents were killed. No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since U   Read More ...
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China urges Afghanistan, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism
China urges Afghanistan, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - China's foreign minister has urged leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism during visits to both countries, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak in Islamabad on Sunday, a day after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. Wang said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries and China could promote dialogue and cooperation, the Chinese ministry said in a statement   Read More ...
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China asks Pak, Afghan to meet halfway to improve ties
China has asked Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve their bilateral ties and "meet each other halfway", underlining that tensions between the two countries were not conducive to regional stability. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks with Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday discussed a range of bilateral issues as well as the situation in Afghanistan   Read More ...
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