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China’s Xi urges Afghanistan to stamp out terrorism, vows more aid

China's President Xi Jinping urged "relevant parties" in Afghanistan to eradicate terrorism and promised to provide more help to the war-torn nation, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.China shares a land border with Afghanistan, where…
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The Latest: Pakistan, Iran Leaders Meet on Afghanistan

Pakistan’s prime minister has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan.The Foreign Ministry's statement on Friday said the two leaders met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's meeting in Tajikistan’s…
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Pakistani security official urges U.S. to engage with Afghanistan

Pakistan urged the world to engage with Taliban-led Afghanistan and said the United States should listen to its message as it reassess its relationship with the South Asian nation, a top Pakistani security official said on Wednesday.Moeed Yusuf,…
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US envoy to Afghanistan: Ghani’s decision to flee torpedoed deal to keep Taliban out of Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's decision to flee his country on Aug. 15 torpedoed an 11th-hour deal the U.S. had brokered to keep the Taliban out of Kabul for at least two weeks, according to the State Department's special envoy to Afghanistan.  The…
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US Lose-Lose Game in Afghanistan (Part 1)

U.S. provided an estimated $83 billion worth of training and equipment to Afghan securityU.S. purchased and provided 75,898 vehicles and 208 aircraft to the Afghan army and security forcesArmored personnel carriers such as the M113A2 cost $170,000…
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Top US Spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq Represent Greater Terrorist Threat than Afghanistan

Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, even amid ongoing fears from…
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A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

Millions of Afghans could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children are at risk of starvation and death if their immediate needs are not met, top United Nations officials warned on Monday, putting the country’s…
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Secretary of State Blinken calls Taliban ‘the de facto government of Afghanistan’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a contentious congressional hearing Monday that the Taliban is Afghanistan’s de facto government, a statement that marks the apparent end of a Western attempt to create a stable democracy in the…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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US- And UK-Trained Afghan Soldiers Appear To Have Joined Taliban

Afghan soldiers trained by the US appear to have joined the Taliban 2.0 — giving the militants expertise along with the massive armory of US weapons of war they had already seized, according to a report. British officers have analyzed photographs…