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Official: U.S. not rushing to ease sanctions on MyanmarThe Obama administration will not rush to lift sanctions on Myanmar, a top State Department official said Wednesday.
Bombs on Sudanese border stoke war talkThe president of South Sudan on Tuesday accused Sudan of declaring war on his country after fighter jets dropped more than half a dozen bombs overnight in a border area.
U.S. slams Sudanese incursion into southThe Obama administration on Monday condemned a Sudanese military incursion into South Sudan and called for the withdrawal of all northern militia from the south.
Afghanistan bars travel of U.S. lawmakerThe Afghan government has barred a U.S. congressman who has criticized President Hamid Karzai from traveling to Afghanistan.

U.S., Afghan officials work on partnership deal

Afghanistan's government wants to control all special operations and night raids currently led by U.S. and NATO forces, but it will not demand that Americans involved in criminal activity be tried in Afghan courts.
Afghan militants return to peace talks A militant group responsible for the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has rejoined peace talks with President Hamid Karzai’s government, and four other factions followed after Afghan security forces crushed an attack by terrorists in Kabul earlier this week.
McCain hits peace talks with Taliban, troop withdrawal The Obama administration’s efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks and its “fixation” on a 2014 deadline to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan have been “strategically debilitating” and signal that the U.S. has “lost the will for this fight,” Sen. John McCain said Wednesday.
McCain decries photos of soldiers with body parts Photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with body parts of militants in Afghanistan are “deplorable and despicable,” Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday.
U.S., Pakistan talk about $2.6 billion reimbursementU.S. and Pakistani officials are discussing billions of dollars in reimbursements to Pakistan for its role in the U.S.-led war on militants.
Taliban talks terrify Afghan women Afghan women are worried that the freedoms they have won since U.S. forces toppled the brutal Taliban regime 10 years ago will be squandered if the Islamic hard-liners return to power through a U.S.-led peace process.
Diplomat: India slowly cutting Iranian oil importsIndia’s ambassador to the United States said Friday it is unrealistic to expect the South Asian nation to cut its import of Iranian oil overnight but a reduction is gradually occurring.
South Sudan defies U.S., U.N., African Union over oil fieldSouth Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Thursday defied calls from the United States, United Nations and African Union to withdraw his forces from an oil field along the disputed border with Sudan.
U.S., U.N. urge Sudan, South Sudan to stop fighting The Obama administration and the United Nations on Wednesday urged the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to halt the fighting that has pushed the two nations to the brink of an all-out war.
U.S. talks of ‘strategic partnership’ with Afghans U.S. and Afghan officials met Tuesday to negotiate rules for U.S. military activity in Afghanistan after foreign combat troops leave in 2014.
Pakistan wants U.S. proof of extremist’s guiltPakistan wants “concrete evidence” against an extremist leader who taunted the U.S. at a press conference outside Islamabad on Wednesday, one day after the State Department placed a $10 million bounty on his head.
Lead terrorist in Pakistan taunts U.S. for $10M reward  A day after Washington placed a $10 million bounty on his head, a terrorist leader in Pakistan taunted the United States at a news conference Wednesday, as Pakistani officials asked for “concrete evidence” against a man who says he runs a charity.