Taliban reject Putin's claim of IS presence in north of Afghanistan
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Taliban reject Putin’s claim of IS presence in north of Afghanistan

The Taliban have rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that the Islamic State (IS) has a presence in the north of Afghanistan, reported local media. On Friday, Putin during a virtual summit with the leaders of the Commonwealth Independent…
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Iraq, Syria Militants ‘Actively’ Entering Afghanistan: Russia’s Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that battle-hardened militants from Iraq and Syria are "actively" entering Afghanistan. "The situation in Afghanistan is not easy," Putin said during a video conference with security service chiefs…
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Russia’s Putin Says U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan Led to Tragedy

The United States' involvement in Afghanistan has led to tragedy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, one week before Russia is due to host the Taliban in Moscow. After the United States and its allies withdrew their troops…
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US Military Equipment Left Behind In Afghanistan Will Now Benefit Russia, China: Trump

Former US President Donald Trump has said US military equipment left behind in Afghanistan was not disabled and will now benefit other powers, including Russia and China. "Russia and China already have samples of our great helicopters. We have…
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Russia urges calm between ally Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Russia urged Tajikistan and Afghanistan to resolve any dispute in a mutually acceptable manner, saying it had heard reports they were sending troops to their common border, TASS quoted the foreign ministry in Moscow as saying on Thursday.Tajik…
Putin Erdogan sit down for talks on war torn Syria
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Putin, Erdogan sit down for talks on war-torn Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks Wednesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that were expected to focus on war-torn Syria. It was the first in-person meeting for Putin in over two…
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Russia Says ‘Top Priority’ to Hold Taliban to Rights Pledges

Russia, China, Pakistan, and the United States are working together to ensure Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent violence from spreading, Russia’s foreign…
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Russia Calls On US to ‘Be More Active’ to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called Saturday on the United States to take a more active approach to help resume stalled talks aimed to revive the Iran nuclear deal. "It seems evident they should be more active" in "resolving all issues…
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Jim Gilmore: Biden’s Afghanistan Debacle Increases Risk of ‘Hot War’ with Russia, China

President Joe Biden has tried to put the American involvement in Afghanistan behind us. He is determined to withdraw us from "endless wars." But the truth is that war against those who use violence and terror to achieve their ends will never…
Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria in Sochi - Turkish officials
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Erdogan and Putin to Discuss Syria in Sochi

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia later this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin about the violence in northwestern Syria, where Moscow and Ankara back opposing sides, two Turkish officials said. Turkey supports fighters…