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China appoints special envoy for Afghanistan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan, underscoring Beijing's concerns that the withdrawal of NATO troops will leave a hotbed of militancy on its doorstep. Sun Yuxi, a former ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55672192/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/china-appoints-s...

Kerry Arrives in Afghanistan for Talks Amid Disputed Election

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks in an effort to broker a resolution to a disputed election that threatens to stir up ethnic tensions and undermine a peaceful political transition. State Department spokesman Jeff ...http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/afghanistan-election/kerry-arrives-afghanistan-...

Afghanistan revises down death toll from market attack to 43

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan on Wednesday revised down the casualty figure from a car bomb attack in the eastern province of Paktika to 43 from 89, saying at least 74 people had been wounded. A car packed with explosives detonated on Tuesday as it sped ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55657072/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/afghan...

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55619398/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/kerry-...

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Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Afghanistan i / æ f ˈ ɡ æ n ɨ s t æ n Dari: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan

The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency

Updated July. 15, 2014

Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won ...https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html

Afghanistan News - Breaking World Afghanistan News - The ...

Updated July. 16, 2014

World news about Afghanistan. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/afghani...

Wiki Travel - Afghanistan - Wikitravel - The Free Travel Guide

Updated July. 21, 2014

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in the heart of Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the south and east, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the ...http://wikitravel.org/en/Afghanistan