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  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds

    U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds
    Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general’s report issued late Monday.
  • China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official

    China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official
    China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday. China, which is connected to...

    Pakistan military says 28 militants killed in airstrikes

    Wary Pakistan puts military in charge of capital's security
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is putting the military in charge of security in the capital, Islamabad, in case Pakistani Taliban militants try to launch attacks in response to an army offensive against them, the government said on Friday. The military...

    Afghanistan worried about safety of its airspace after Ukraine crash

    KABUL (Reuters) - As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace....

    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...