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Despite ongoing violence, Afghanistan has high hopes that its budding mining industry will generate billions in revenue to help rebuild the nation after 30 years of war.
U.S., China to discuss Myanmar after Clinton trip
The United States and China next week will discuss developments in Myanmar after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s landmark visit to the longtime ally of Beijing.
Derek Mitchell, the U.S. special envoy on Myanmar, will visit Beijing Dec. 12 and 13 after holding meetings this week in Japan and South Korea, a U.S. official said on condition of anonymity.
Hamas lawmaker expelled from Jerusalem
JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday expelled a senior Hamas lawmaker from Jerusalem to the West Bank city of Ramallah on the grounds of illegal residency.
Ahmed Atun was arrested Sept. 26 after spending more than a year living inside the East Jerusalem headquarters of the Red Cross in order to avoid being expelled to the West Bank.
After spending more than two months in jail, Mr. Atun was back in court on Tuesday with magistrates ordering him to leave the city, said his lawyer, Fadi Qawasmeh.
Pakistani minister thanks Taliban for not bombing
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s interior minister thanked the country’s Taliban militant movement on Tuesday for not staging attacks during this year’s Shiite ritual of Ashoura, a remark likely to draw criticism as the country grapples with how to subdue the extremists.
The Pakistani Taliban and other Sunni extremist groups have frequently bombed Shiite processions during Ashoura.
The government has declared war on the group, but in recent weeks there have been unconfirmed reports of peace talks with at least some factions within the Taliban.
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