Wu Haitao, China's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting. Photo: Xinhua

China and US clash over ‘belt and road’ link to UN Afghanistan mission

  • Second motion in six months held up by Beijing’s insistence on reference to its massive infrastructure programme
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Wu Haitao, China's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting. Photo: Xinhua
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Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, head of US Central Command, speaks to troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photo: Reuters

US likely to ramp up operations against Taliban as Donald Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are ‘dead’

  • General says military will pursue ‘whatever targets are available, whatever targets can be lawfully and ethically struck’
  • US president still considering pulling troops from Afghanistan, saying ‘we’d like to get out but we’ll get out at the right time’
Topic |   Afghanistan

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Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, head of US Central Command, speaks to troops while visiting Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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