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Afghan President in India to Build Closer Ties

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is on a four-day working trip to India at the invitation of the Indian government.

India's Ministry of External Affairs said Saturday that in a meeting on Friday, Mr. Karzai briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the political, security and economic situation in Afghanistan, including ongoing security transition in the country and Afghanistan's relations with other countries.

The two leaders agreed to expand opportunities for higher military education in India for Afghan officers.

President Pranab Mukherjee hosted President Karzai at a private dinner, where the two discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of common concern.

Mr. Karzai wraps up his trip on Sunday.

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Kurdish Fighters Celebrate Kobani Victory

Kurds Celebrate Kobani Victory

Kurdish fighters, backed by US airstrikes, pushed back Islamic State fighters from the Syrian border town Kobani. This exclusive video shows the destruction of the city, celebrations of the fighters, plus continued firing on IS targets on the outskirts of the town. More