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Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer to completion.
Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of President Hamid Karzai and a powerful supporter of the presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as he greeted well-wishers at his home, government officials and a witness said.
Op-Ed from Secretary Kerry Again and again, through all my visits to your country, I've been struck by one profound fact: Afghans want and deserve a better future.
A U.S. judge said on Tuesday her court "has no jurisdiction" over a tanker near Texas loaded with Kurdish crude oil because it is some 60 miles offshore, meaning the order she issued earlier to seize the $100 million cargo cannot be enforced at this time.
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change.
THREE airless aluminium warehouses, shaped like giant armadillos, sit hunched on the outskirts of Kabul.
Bonus Read: "U.S. paratroopers in Afghanistan hope to deal a few final blows against the Taliban," Ernesto Londono Hashmat Karzai, a powerful cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, was killed by a suicide bomber during a dinner party at his home in Kandahar province on Tuesday .
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's cousin, Hashmat Khalil Karzai, was killed at his residence by a suicide bomber on Tuesday in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, officials said.
At a time when U.S. forces are disengaging from Afghanistan and the embattled country is in the throes of a disputed presidential election, the spokesman for the candidate now leading in the vote recount told Newsmax that a coalition government with the runner-up is "unacceptable."
Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.
Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.
China's Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs, Ambassador Sun Yuxi, called on Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and discussed host of issues including Pakistan's fight against terrorism as well as developments in Afghanistan.
The internationally supervised, slow-moving audit of 8.1 million Afghan votes from last month's disputed presidential runoff resumed Sunday, a day after differences between the rival candidates over ballot scrutiny led to its temporary suspension.
China would like to see a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan and will give more support for the country's reconciliation and economic development, China's newly-appointed Special Envoy for Afghan Affairs Sun Yuxi said here Friday.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 03:32 pm
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