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Kabul ‘under control’ after brazen Taliban assault

Taliban gunmen launched a brazen assault on the centre of Kabul on Monday, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up at several locations.

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack central Kabul

Taliban gunmen, some wearing suicide vests, launched a commando-style assault on government buildings in the centre of Kabul on Monday.

Clinton seeks better ties with oil giant Angola

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will seek on a visit to Angola on Sunday to boost opportunities for US business in the oil producer.

Clinton presses SA on Mugabe

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged South Africa on Friday to use its influence to bolster reforms in Zimbabwe.

Clinton to meet Somali president in Africa trip

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to meet the president of Somalia's transitional government during a seven-nation trip to Africa next week.

US has no plans to shift policy on Zimbabwe

Washington is troubled by the absence of reform in Zimbabwe and has no plans to offer major aid or lift sanctions against President Robert Mugabe.

US ends Zimbabwe travel warning, sanctions stay

The US has scrapped an advisory warning Americans against travel to Zimbabwe but this does not signal a shift in US policy toward the government.

US offers olive branch to non-violent Taliban

The US offered Taliban fighters who renounce violence in Afghanistan an ''honourable form of reconciliation'' on Tuesday.

US increases pressure on Sudan after expulsions

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will be responsible for ''every single death'' caused by the expulsion of 13 foreign aid groups from Sudan.

Clinton to push for Palestinian statehood

Hillary Clinton pledged on Tuesday to press for Palestinian statehood, putting Washington on a possible collision course with Benjamin Netanyahu.

Clinton dives into Arab-Israeli peacemaking

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on her way to the Middle East on Sunday, delving into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking for the first time.

Clinton faces tough task in mending Russia ties

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes to close a dark chapter in US-Russia relations when she meets Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next week.

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