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China to build outposts for Tajik guards on Tajikistan-Afghanistan border

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DUSHANBE China plans to finance and build several outposts and other facilities to beef up Tajikistan's defence capabilities along its border with Afghanistan, the Tajik government said on Monday.

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Afghan peace deal with warlord an 'encouraging' step - U.S. general 23 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON The Afghan government's peace deal with a notorious Islamist warlord is an "encouraging" step in the effort to resolve the country's conflict, the commander of U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan said on Friday.

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Accused N.Y. bomber's wife back; lawyer seeks access to suspect 22 Sep 2016

NEW YORK The wife of the Afghan-born U.S. citizen charged in last weekend's bombings in New York City and New Jersey has returned to the United States, a law enforcement official said on Thursday, as a defence lawyer pressed to get access to the accused man.

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Violent past revisited as Afghanistan initials accord with notorious warlord 22 Sep 2016

KABUL Afghan officials initialled a peace deal on Thursday with a party led by one of the country's most notorious Islamist warlords, a move that inspired both hope and fear as it dredged up tension dating back decades.

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U.S. watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former president 22 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON An Afghan anti-corruption body formed in 2008 has been ineffective, lacks independence and never verified the asset declaration forms of former President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report published on Thursday.

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Investigators try to determine if accused New York bomber had help 22 Sep 2016

NEW YORK U.S. authorities on Wednesday were looking into whether an Afghan-born American citizen charged with carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey acted alone or had help as the city's top federal public defender sought access to the suspect. | Video

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Afghanistan says to sign peace deal with warlord Hekmatyar 21 Sep 2016

KABUL Afghan authorities will sign a peace accord on Thursday with Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan, a party led by one of the country's most prominent Islamist warlords, the government's media office said.

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New York bomb suspect's family clashed with New Jersey city over restaurant 20 Sep 2016

ELIZABETH, N.J. Long before Ahmad Rahami became notorious as the suspect in this weekend's bombings in and around New York, his family was known in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for frequent skirmishes with neighbours over its fried chicken restaurant.

Afghan police killed by U.S. air strike - Afghan officials 19 Sep 2016

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan A U.S. air strike killed as many as eight Afghan policemen outside the embattled provincial capital of Uruzgan province, Afghan officials said on Monday, as security forces, supported by U.S. strikes, battle resurgent Taliban militants.

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U.S. lawmakers say Afghanistan corruption threatens future spending 15 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. senators questioned State Department officials closely on Thursday about corruption in Afghanistan and said failure to address it could cause them to rethink the billions of dollars the United States spends there each year.