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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…

China uses 9/11 to crack down on Xinjiang region

BEIJING — Over the past decade China has used the global “war on terror” to jail thousands of ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the far-western and restive Xinjiang region, according to a minority rights group. Beijing has attributed any social unrest in Xinjiang to the forces of “terrorism, separatism and religious…

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