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Kabul: New border post 'provocative'

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan's construction of a border security post has sparked concern from Afghan officials, who called the action "provocative and unacceptable."

Afghans warn against Pakistan shelling

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 23 (UPI) -- A day after Afghanistan warned Pakistan any further shelling could damage relations, more artillery rounds from Pakistan hit Afghanistan, local officials said.

Afghanistan signs anti-cluster bomb treaty

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a change of heart, agreed Wednesday to sign an international treaty banning the use of cluster munitions.

Afghan leaders support U.S. partnership

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 9 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 Afghan political, religious and tribal leaders have backed President Hamid Karzai's plans for a "strategic partnership" with the United States. A Grand Assembly was held Sunday in Kabul at the Presidential Palace, Radio Free Europe/Radio L

U.S., Britain deny Afghan poppy spraying

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The United States and Britain have both denied spraying herbicides on opium-producing poppy fields in two eastern Afghanistan districts, the BBC said Tuesday.

Karzai rejects resignation calls

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will stay in power until the presidential elections despite calls for his resignation from his 16 challengers.

Afghan vote unlikely in September

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 8 (UPI) -- National elections for the first Afghan parliament in decades may be pushed back again because of security concerns, Radio Free Europe said Wednesday.

Fighting in Afghanistan continues

FARYAB, Afghanistan, April 8 (UPI) -- Fighting in Afghanistan stretched into third day Thursday between the private army of a northern General and a government militia force.
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