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Iran Accuses US of ‘Interference’ for Saying Presidential Vote Wasn’t Free

A spokesman for Iran’s government hits out at the US after a State Department spokesman said last week’s presidential vote was “pretty manufactured” and neither free nor fair, accusing America of interfering in the Islamic Republic’s…
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US may slow pullout from Afghanistan: Pentagon

The US military could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan due to the gains made by the Taliban insurgents, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. Kirby stressed that President Joe Biden's deadline of a full withdrawal by September…
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Biden to meet with Afghan President Ghani as violence surges amid U.S. withdrawal

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Friday to discuss U.S. troop withdrawal amid a surge…
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Iranian human rights body says U.S. relaxes sanctions after Iran produced own COVID-19 vaccine

The Islamic Republic of Iran High Council for Human Rights said on Sunday that the United States is issuing sanctions waivers for the coronavirus-related items after Iran produced its own COVID-19 vaccine. 16 months after the virus began to…
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U.S. failed in Afghanistan, former president says

Afghanistan’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both. In an interview with The Associated…
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Ansarullah official: US not serious about stopping aggression, lifting siege on Yemen

Head of the Yemen's national negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, said on Friday that the United States wants to implement its projects in Yemen and does not care about human suffering. The United States is not serious about stopping…
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Confusion in Afghanistan as U.S. cancels NATO flag-lowering ceremony

The U.S.-led military mission in Afghanistan planned to hold a flag-lowering ceremony on Friday in Kabul with NATO allies but the event was cancelled at the last moment amid questions over what the ceremony was meant to signify, according to…
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Iran Says Nuclear Talks Closer to Deal, Russia Says Much Work Remains

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have come closer than ever to an agreement, but essential issues remain to be negotiated, the top Iranian negotiator said on Thursday. Iran and six world powers…
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Al-Qaida Could Regroup in Afghanistan in 2 Years, says US Defense Secretary

An extremist group like al-Qaida may be able to regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the U.S. homeland within two years of the American military’s withdrawal from the country, the Pentagon’s top leaders said Thursday. It was the…
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Senate will Vote to Repeal Iraq War Authorization, Schumer Says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his support on Wednesday for repealing the 2002 war authorization for Iraq, vowing to hold a vote on scrapping the outdated measure later this year. The announcement from Schumer (D-N.Y.) comes…