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Analysis: How Afghan War Showed Limits of US Military Power

By : Robert Burns , AP WASHINGTON (AP) — It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Twenty…
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Iraq’s Mustafa Al-Kadhimi: US Forces Are ‘Not Needed’

Iraq’s Premier Mustafa al-Kadhimi pledges to discuss during his visit to Washington the need to regulate Iraq’s relations with the United States and to call for the withdrawal of foreign combat forces from Baghdad. In an interview with…
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Iraq Market Suicide Bombing Claimed By ISIS Kills Nearly 30 on Eve of Eid Holiday

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility early Tuesday for a suicide bombing that ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital ahead of Eid holiday celebrations, killing nearly 30 people, according to medical sources. In a message…
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‘Impossible For US to Re-Enter Afghanistan after Troops Withdrawal’

US lawmaker Adam Kinzinger has deemed it will be "impossible" for the United States forces to re-enter Afghanistan if the security situation collapses in the war-torn country after a complete drawdown. Kinzinger, a Republican US representative,…
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Foreign Missions in Afghanistan Call for Taliban Ceasefire

Fifteen diplomatic missions and the NATO representative in Afghanistan urged the Taliban on Monday to halt their military offensives, just hours after the insurgents and the Afghan government failed to agree on a ceasefire at talks in Doha.…
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China and Arab League Pledge Mutual Support, Rejecting ‘Interference’

China opposes external interference in Arab countries and fully supports the sovereignty of countries facing serious conflict in the region, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a joint statement with the Arab League. The statement was released…
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In Step to Shut Guantanamo, Biden Transfers Moroccan Home

The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for terror suspects Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held without charge almost since the…