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Afghanistan turmoil

U.S. seeks Chinese and Russian help on human rights under Taliban

Discussions on counterterrorism in Afghanistan held on sidelines of U.N.

NEW YORK -- The U.S. is working to align China, Russia and the rest of the international community to promote human rights and counterterrorism in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, advancing its efforts on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with foreign ministers from the other four permanent members of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday. This was the first meeting between the U.S., Europe, China and Russia regarding Afghanistan since the Taliban took power in mid-August.

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