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Bennett discusses Iran nuclear talks with Putin

Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday talked about the ongoing negotiations between world powers and Iran continue in Vienna. The two discussed a number of issues, particularly…
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US veterans getting brain cancer and struggling to get benefits: Report

The US military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan inflicted untold misery on people in these countries, while also causing traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder to American soldiers. According to a joint investigation by…
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UN chief warns millions of Afghans are on ‘verge of death’

The United Nations chief has warned that millions of Afghans are on the “verge of death”, urging the international community to fund the UN’s $5bn humanitarian appeal, release Afghanistan’s frozen assets and jump-start its banking system…
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US Afghanistan aid going directly to Taliban, nonprofits warn

The hundreds of millions of dollars that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to send to Afghanistan will be going into the wrong hands, nonprofit rescue groups warn. The funds, over $308 million…
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US Grants Iran Sanctions Exemption to South Korea

The US permitted South Korea to pay damages owed to an Iranian company, in an exemption to sanctions on Tehran that can be viewed as a trust-building step in the ongoing nuclear talks. The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control…
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About 80 Americans cannot fly from Afghanistan

About 80 US citizens are unable to leave Afghanistan due to the lack of evacuation flights from the country, CNN reported, citing sources. According to him, several dozen Americans have expressed a desire to leave the country, but the Taliban…
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China urges U.S. to lift unilateral sanctions on Afghanistan

The Chinese foreign ministry Monday urged the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets and lift unilateral sanctions on the country as soon as possible. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Afghan Taliban’s…
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Rights experts condemn ‘unrelenting human rights violations’ at Guantánamo Bay

The detention camp, sited within a US naval base on the island, was set up in 2002 to house prisoners captured in Afghanistan, and at its peak housed some 780 people, most of whom were detained without trial. Of the 39 detainees still held…
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China to host Iranian foreign minister amid US pressure over nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is to visit China later this week, local media reported, as pressure grows to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal. Amir-Abdollahian’s trip, reported by Iran Press news agency, will be the first…
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US Baghdad embassy hopes for swift formation of Iraqi government

The US Embassy in Baghdad released a statement on Monday welcoming the fifth Iraqi parliament, congratulating the newly elected officials, and expressing hope in the quick formation of a new government.In the statement, the embassy highlighted…