Silk Road cities to join Xinjiang forum

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Silk Road cities to join Xinjiang forum 

URUMQI, July 13 — Fifty-five cities from 17 countries will join the Silk Road Economic Belt Cities Cooperation and Development Forum in Xinjiang this month, local authorities said on Monday.

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Russia must be prepared after int'l forces withdraw from Afghanistan, says Defense Minister

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia must be prepared after int'l forces withdraw from Afghanistan, says Defense Minister 

KUBINKA — The military forces of Russia and Central Asia must be prepared for any negative situation in Afghanistan after international forces are withdrawn, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

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Tajikistan, Pakistan pledge to further ties

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tajikistan, Pakistan pledge to further ties 

DUSHANBE, June 10 — Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have pledged here on Tuesday to deepen relations and conduct all-round cooperation between their countries.

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Afghan children are victims of continuing insurgency in Afghanistan

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Afghan children are victims of continuing insurgency in Afghanistan 

By Haleem, Omid

KABUL, June 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — In the conflict-ridden Afghanistan, children are the most vulnerable sector of society bearing the brunt of war as many of them lost their fathers in the conflict and are forced to work on the streets to support their families.

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19 out of 31 Afghan hostages freed

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GHAZNI, Afghanistan, May 11 — Some 19 Afghan hostages out of 31 passengers who had been kidnapped in late February were released on Monday, an official source said.

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1st LD Writethru: N. Afghanistan landslide buries more than 50 people

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: N. Afghanistan landslide buries more than 50 people 

KABUL, April 28 — More than 50 people were killed and several others missing following a landslide in northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province on Tuesday, an official said.

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Afghan army kills Haqqani network's local leader

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SHARAN, Afghanistan, April 6 — A Haqqani militant group's local leader has been killed in eastern Afghan province of Paktika, the provincial government said in a statement on Monday.

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Feature: Brutal mob murder of girl in Kabul shrine inflames hatred against extremists

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Brutal mob murder of girl in Kabul shrine inflames hatred against extremists 

KABUL, March 26 — "No Muslim and no human being commits such crime except extremist elements, the extra-judicial killing of a man irrespective of his or her fault by anyone is condemnable," a Kabul resident, Mohammad Haroon, 59, told Xinhua.

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1st LD Writethru: Roadside bombing kills 6 in Afghanistan

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: Roadside bombing kills 6 in Afghanistan 

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, March 2 — Six civilians were killed and two others wounded after a roadside planted bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Monday, a provincial government spokesman said.

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Conflicts kill 11, wound 5 in Afghanistan within day

February 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Conflicts kill 11, wound 5 in Afghanistan within day 

KABUL, Feb. 22 — Conflicts between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants have left 11 people from warring sides dead and injured five others on Sunday, officials said.

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