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NEWS
December 17, 1986 | From Reuters
A moderate earthquake shook parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan today, registering 5.3 on the Richter scale at its epicenter north of Kabul.
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WORLD
November 15, 2012 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - In talks that are likely to be confrontational, the United States and Afghanistan are scheduled to begin negotiations Thursday on a new security arrangement after U.S. combat troops withdraw from the war-torn country by the end of 2014. The talks, which could last up to a year, will attempt to reach agreement on a new joint arrangement to satisfy the U.S. goal of denying terrorists a base of operations and Afghanistan's demands for sovereignty. They'll start amid a climate of suspicion and mistrust between the two countries.
WORLD
October 21, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Faced with Pakistan's unwillingness to uproot the Haqqani network from its territory, Washington is now pressing Islamabad to force the Afghan insurgent group to join peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Friday. Clinton stressed, however, that if Pakistan doesn't move quickly, the United States would be forced to act unilaterally against Haqqani safe havens in Pakistani territory. Putting American boots on the ground is not a serious option, she added, but she did not specify what action the U.S. would take.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2009
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WORLD
December 21, 2006 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
At a time when the Taliban is making its strongest push in years to regain influence and territory across the border in Afghanistan, this mountain-ringed provincial capital has become an increasingly brazen hub of activity by the Islamist militia.
NEWS
December 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, said he has applied for asylum out of fear of persecution in Afghanistan. Pakistan has not yet responded to the application, submitted two weeks ago, Zaeef told Associated Press. "I'll go back to Afghanistan when the situation improves, but it is dangerous for me to go there now," he said. No immediate comment was available from Pakistan, which has said it provided a reasonable time for Zaeef and his staff to pack up and leave.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded Sunday outside a police station in a busy commercial area in Peshawar, injuring 21 people--16 seriously, police said. Police said another bomb exploded Saturday outside another Peshawar police station, but no one was hurt. Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan's North-West Frontier province, which borders Afghanistan. Pakistan, a supporter of Muslim guerrillas fighting Soviet-backed Afghan government troops, has blamed Afghan secret agents for other blasts in recent months.
WORLD
June 19, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The U.S. military said Wednesday that four helicopter engines worth $13 million are missing in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. U.S. spokeswoman Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green said the helicopters were being shipped overland from the U.S. base in Bagram, Afghanistan, to a seaport for shipment back to Ft. Bragg, N.C. Nielson-Green said the parts went missing sometime before May. She said the engines were being shipped by a Pakistani trucking company, but it is unclear where they disappeared.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2009 | Julian E. Barnes
The Pentagon said Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, providing unblinking and intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles, planes and even people below. "It is absolutely revolutionary," Werner J.A. Dahm, chief scientist for the Air Force, said of the proposed unmanned airship -- describing it as a cross between a satellite and a spy plane. The 450-foot-long craft would give the U.S.
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