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Afghanistan-Pakistan Peace Commission Meets

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan and Pakistan on Saturday held a joint peace commission meeting to discuss ways to bring peace to the violence-wracked region. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai participated in the meeting in Islamabad where they pledged to strengthen ties between the two countries. Incoming U.S. CIA chief Leon Panetta is […]

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8 Afghan Children Killed in Blast

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern Afghanistan say a roadside bomb has ripped through a vehicle, killing 15 people, including eight children. Officials say one person was wounded in the blast Saturday in Kandahar province. Meanwhile, officials in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman say police investigating an explosion were hit by a second bomb Saturday, killing two […]

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3 Killed in Afghan Suicide Attack

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in eastern Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least three people, including two police officers. Officials say at least 12 people were wounded in the attack Saturday outside the police headquarters in restive Khost province. Authorities say the chief of an Afghan commando unit was one of the police officers killed.

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Karzai Urges Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Process

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is calling on Pakistan to help his country achieve stability. Mr. Karzai arrived in Islamabad Friday for a meeting with his counterpart Asif Ali Zardari. Following talks, both presidents told reporters that Afghanistan-Pakistan relations remain strong, with both countries sharing the common goal of peace and prosperity. The Afghan leader said […]

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Afghan President in Pakistan for Talks on Taliban

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Pakistan for talks that are expected to focus on what role Islamabad can play as the Afghan government tries to broker peace with the Taliban. President Karzai’s visit is the first since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid in the Pakistani city of […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghan Police

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a memorial for an assassinated police commander, killing four police officers in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say the bomber was targeting the police chief of Kunduz province, Samiullah Qatra, when he entered the mosque Friday in Kunduz city, where a remembrance ceremony was being held. Security forces confronted the bomber, who […]

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Afghan President in Pakistan for Talks on Taliban

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Pakistan for talks that are expected to focus on what role Islamabad can play as the Afghan government tries to broker peace with the Taliban. President Karzai’s visit is the first since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid in the Pakistani city of […]

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Gates Tells NATO Allies Not to Rush Out of Afghanistan

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged NATO allies not to rush out of Afghanistan as the United States prepares to begin its own withdrawal next month. Gates, who is retiring on June 30, attended his final meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels Thursday. He said substantial military progress is being made on […]

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9 Civilians, 2 NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say militants in eastern Nangarhar province have killed nine members of a wedding party. Local authorities said the militants Thursday stormed a house in Dur Baba district where wedding guests had gathered. Reports say the groom, who was one of the victims, was a relative of the district chief of Dur Baba. The […]

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NATO Chief Predicts Afghans Will Be In Control by 2014

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. will not make a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, and has urged NATO allies not to rush out either. Gates, who attended his final meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels Thursday, said substantial military progress is being made on the ground. He warned that those gains could […]

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