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Afghanistan, Pakistan presidents meet in Turkey

Turkey hosts the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan Tuesday for a trilateral summit designed to reduce tensions and promotecooperation between the two neighbours amid stepped-up Talibanattacks. Turkish President Abdullah Gul will hold separate talks with Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Asif Zardari of Pakistan before the three-way talks later Tuesday, said a Turkish diplomatic source. The meeting ahead of an international…

Pakistan says Obama pressure on militants hurts Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s warning to Islamabad over suspected ties to militants will hurt efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and fuel anti-Americanism, the chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Foreign Affairs Committee said on Friday. Pakistan is seen as critical to bringing peace to neighboring Afghanistan, but the United States has…

American’s imprisonment delayed US-Afghan-Pakistan meeting

WASHINGTON – A scheduled high-level meeting among U.S., Afghan and Pakistani officials this month has been postponed, the State Department said on Saturday amid a deepening diplomatic rift over a U.S. man locked in a Pakistani jail accused of murder. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the decision to scrap…

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