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Afghanistan: Out with NATO, in with China?
The last British soldier left Afghanistan over the weekend. The last American combat troops will be gone by Christmas. Afghanistan’s beleaguered government is looking in new directions for help, and new President Ashraf Ghani arrived Tuesday in Beijing, where Chinese authorities are anxious to oblige.(10/28/2014 11:14:32 AM)
United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out. The comments, made by a senior State Department official, are rare U.S. praise for Beijing, which this week hosts Afghan ...(10/30/2014 1:45:50 AM)
Afghanistan's Ghani in trade talks with China's Xi
Ed Adamczyk BEIJING, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani was greeted warmly in Beijing Tuesday on his first official trip to China in search of stronger economic ties.(10/28/2014 11:40:27 AM)
Afghanistan's Ghani drops Pashtun name from official documents
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has removed his tribal Pashtun surname "Ahmadzai" from all official documents, a spokesman told AFP on Thursday.(10/30/2014 2:27:06 PM)
Russia completes helicopter deliveries to Afghanistan
Richard Tomkins MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russia's Rosoboronexport has completed its delivery of 63 Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army.(10/30/2014 4:16:00 PM)
Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan
By Kay Johnson KANDAHAR AIR FIELD Afghanistan (Reuters) - A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last U.S. and British forces from a key base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after the international coalition closed the massive facility and handed it over to the Afghan military. The troops' withdrawal and base closure in the province of Helmand is one of the largest operations ...(10/27/2014 9:05:21 AM)
Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing
BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.(10/31/2014 3:10:20 AM)
The U.S.’s $7 Billion War on Drugs Helped Grow Afghanistan’s Heroin Biz
Last week, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a report to Congress painting a very grim picture of the government’s largely ineffective, multi-billion dollar war on drugs in Afghanistan—noting that opium poppy cultivation in the country has now hit record levels.  The war-torn country now produces 90 percent of the world’s opium poppy and the illicit ...(10/30/2014 3:15:00 PM)
British troop exit from Afghanistan stirs questions at home over mission
British combat operations in Afghanistan officially ended Sunday, and Britons are asking a difficult question: Was it worth it?(10/27/2014 2:49:07 PM)
U.S. Sees Critical Role for China on Afghanistan Security
The U.S. sees China playing a “valuable role” in providing security assistance in Afghanistan as foreign troops start withdrawing from the country, a State Department official said.(10/30/2014 1:48:06 AM)
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