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    Kazakh-Georgian Presidents Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

    Greeting Margvelashvili at the Akorda presidential residence, Nazarbayev noted that Margvelashvili’s visit marked the 25th anniversary of relations and opening of EXPO 2017 in Astana.

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    Kazakhstan conducts first stage of nuclear fusion reactor physical launch

    National Nuclear Centre of Kazakhstan completed June 9 the first stage of physical launch of Kazakh Tokamak for Material Testing (KTM), a nuclear fusion reactor developed jointly with Russia.

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    US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

    Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is “not winning” in Afghanistan, as US military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilise the country’s security crisis.

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    In a first, China seeks to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan

    China is willing to mediate between Pakistan and Afghanistan and help organised a meeting so the countries can improve their relations, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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    80 killed, 300 injured in massive Kabul car bombing

    A car bomb killed at least 15 people and wounded 300 in Kabul on Wednesday, a public health official said, adding that the casualty toll would increase.The explosion occurred during the morning rush hour.

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    Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence

    The head of US intelligence agencies offered a pessimistic assessment on Thursday of the security situation in Afghanistan, where the US government is planning to send more troops to combat resurgent militants.

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    Kabul uneasy as former warlord Hekmatyar returns after 20 years

    A former warlord branded the “Butcher of Kabul” made a triumphant return to the Afghan capital Thursday, met by uneasy residents two decades after leaving the city where he stands accused of killing thousands of people.

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    Afghan Taliban kill 27 ISIS militants near Pakistan border

    The Taliban militants have killed at least twenty seven militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

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    Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

    The Afghan Taliban announced on Friday the start of their "spring offensive", saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.

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    China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang

    China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

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    'Black Is Only For Funerals!' Kazakh President Calls For Ban Against Islamic Attire

    Black clothing is only for funerals, says Kazakhstan's president, who wants a legal ban on certain Islamic clothing -- such as body-covering black garments for women and so-called Salafi-style ankle-length pants for men.

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    140 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Taliban attack

    As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

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    US national security adviser discusses Afghanistan in India

    President Donald Trump's national security adviser discussed the situation in Afghanistan with India's prime minister on Tuesday, nearly a week after the US military dropped a massive non-nuclear bomb.

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    US misused Afghanistan as testing ground for dangerous weapons: Karzai

    Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai has blasted the US for dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb in the Asian country, saying Washington is using his country as a “testing ground” for its new weapons.

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    US drops largest non-nuclear bomb ever in Afghanistan

    The US has dropped the "mother of all bombs" - the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military - on an area of eastern Afghanistan known to be populated by Isis-affiliated militants.

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    Tajikistan,Uzbekistan resume flights after 25years

    After a 25-year break, fractious Central Asian neighbors Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have reestablished regular connecting flights, a spokeswoman at Tajikistan's international airport told AFP Tuesday.

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    US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan talks

    The United States won't attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia, a State Department official said Thursday.The reasons the US wasn't consulted before receiving the invitation.

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    Uzbek President, Discuss Bilateral Cooperation with Kazakh President

    Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed bilateral relations during Mirziyoyev’s March 22-23 first state visit to Kazakhstan. His visit, accorded the highest status.

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    Kazakhstan Govt Using Social Media To Tame Rebellion

    Few Kazakhs, if any, know how to use online anonymisers and VPN services to access restricted web content. Few, if any, are ready to risk their welfare by using the internet for anti-governmental activities.

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    Taliban signal interest in joining Moscow talks

    The Afghan Taliban have signalled willingness to take part in a meeting that Russia is expected to host next month on peace and reconciliation in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

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    Afghan forces free 59 prisoners from Taliban jail

    Afghan special forces freed 59 prisoners from a Taliban jail in Helmand, officials said on Saturday, as government troops redouble their efforts to drive back the insurgents who have seized large parts of the volatile.

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    Kabul Hospital attack death toll rises to 49

    The death toll from a brazen attack on Afghanistan’s largest military hospital by terrorists disguised as medics has risen to 49 with dozens wounded, a senior health official said on Thursday.

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    China hosts Afghan Taliban delegation: Report

    China hosted a delegation of top Afghan Taliban leaders recently as part of its efforts to encourage the militant group to join the peace process in the war-torn Afghanistan, a media report said today. 

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    Kazakhstan’s parliament approves bill on transfer of presidential powers

    Kazakhstan's parliament on Monday approved a package of amendments to the constitution to reduce presidential powers in favor of lawmakers and the cabinet, a move that could help lead to an eventual political transition.

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