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China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

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BEIJING China has urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

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Taliban say U.S. must quit Afghanistan for peace 23 Jun 2017

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.

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan as car bomb hits bank branch 22 Jun 2017

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said. | Video

Afghanistan to hold elections in July next year 22 Jun 2017

KABUL Afghanistan will hold long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections on July 7, 2018, some three years after they were meant to take place, the country's Independent Election Commission said on Thursday.

Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as U.S. considers more 22 Jun 2017

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Thursday condemned drone strikes on its soil as violations of sovereignty, after U.S. officials suggested Washington might ramp them up against Afghan Taliban taking refuge inside Pakistan.

Afghan Taliban issues video of U.S., Australian hostages 21 Jun 2017

KABUL The Afghan Taliban released a video on Wednesday showing an American and an Australian hostage asking their governments to help negotiate a prisoner exchange with their captors to secure their release.

At least six Afghan guards killed on way to work at U.S. base 20 Jun 2017

KABUL Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan opened fire on a vehicle taking Afghan guards to work at a U.S. military base killing six of them, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

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First flight marks new air cargo link between Afghanistan and India 19 Jun 2017

KABUL An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday.

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Six police killed in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters 18 Jun 2017

GARDEZ, Afghanistan At least six police were killed and dozens of people wounded when as many as six gunmen and a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday morning, officials said. | Video

Two Pakistani diplomats missing in Afghanistan since Friday - Islamabad 18 Jun 2017

ISLAMABAD Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday, when they set off by road back to their homeland, Pakistan's foreign office said on Sunday.

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