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US- And UK-Trained Afghan Soldiers Appear To Have Joined Taliban

Afghan soldiers trained by the US appear to have joined the Taliban 2.0 — giving the militants expertise along with the massive armory of US weapons of war they had already seized, according to a report. British officers have analyzed photographs…
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Top Iran Security Official Says Biden Illegally Threatened Tehran

Ali Shamkhani A top Iranian security official accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday of illegally threatening Iran after he said he may consider other options if nuclear diplomacy with Tehran fails. "The emphasis on using 'other options'…
Britain in Yemen’s Mahra to spy on tribal leaders, resistance fighters
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Britain Sets up Cells in Yemen’s Mahra to Spy on Tribal Leaders, Resistance Fighters: Former Official

The former deputy governor of Yemen’s eastern province of al-Mahra says British forces have been recruiting some local people to use them for monitoring and spying on institutions, tribal leaders and resistance groups in the region. Speaking…
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Yemen official accuses UK intelligence of forming cells in the country

A former Yemeni official has accused the United Kingdom of forming intelligence cells in eastern Yemen, the Arabi21 website reported.The former deputy governor of Mahrah governorate, Ali bin Salem al-Huraizy, said at a press conference that…
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Afghanistan: Blinken Speaks to Ashraf Ghani, Discusses Efforts to Reduce Violence

US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken on Saturday held a telephonic conversation with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and discussed the urgency of ongoing diplomatic and political efforts to reduce the violence. In a tweet, State Department…
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Al-Qaida Will Return to Afghanistan, British Official Says

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned Friday that Afghanistan risks becoming a failed state and predicted a-Qaida will again thrive in the country. “I’m absolutely worried that failed states are breeding grounds for those types of…
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NATO Secretary-General: NATO Will Continue to Support Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he had spoken to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to reassure him that NATO would continue to support the country, where Taliban advances have piled pressure on the U.S.-backed government in Kabul."Good…
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No Need for Chilcot-Style Inquiry into Afghanistan Campaign, Says Armed Forces Chief

The UK need not conduct a Chilcot-style full public inquiry into its Afghanistan mission because the campaign was a just war, the head of the Armed Forces has said. Gen Sir Nick Carter said the two-decade intervention did not face the same…
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Britain’s Decision to Work with Taliban Is ‘Kick in the Head’, Says Afghanistan’s First Female Mayor

Britain's announcement that it was ready to work with the Taliban was "like being kicked in the head", Afghanistan's first female mayor has said, as the Islamist group consolidates power following British and US troop withdrawals from the country.…
UK troops ‘secretly operating in Yemen’
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Revealed: UK Troops ‘Secretly Operating in Yemen’

Britain has a secret detachment of up to 30 troops in Yemen, where they are training Saudi forces amid the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, Declassified has discovered. The British personnel are said to be based at Al-Ghaydah airport…