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Turkish jets hit targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul bomb blast

Turkish military planes have hit targets in northern Syria and Iraq, bombing bases Turkey’s defence ministry claimed were used by those behind an explosion in central Istanbul last weekend that killed six people and wounded more…
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Dominic Raab’s conflicts with staff led to delays in Afghanistan evacuation, sources claim

Dominic Raab’s refusal to speak to some Foreign Office staff he considered “time-wasters” led to “blockages” during the Afghanistan evacuation, with staff at two departments he ran forced to take sick leave because of his alleged…
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Afghan Terror Groups Pose Limited Threat to US, Assessments Find

Some of the more dire predictions about the boost terror groups in Afghanistan would get from the sudden U.S. withdrawal have not come to pass, with recent assessments suggesting organizations such as al-Qaida and Islamic State have yet to…
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Current Afghanistan situation ‘good’ for US, ‘difficult’ for the country, says former envoy

 The current situation in Afghanistan is “good” for the US while it is difficult for the Afghan people as they suffer from economic distress, the former Washington envoy for reconciliation in Kabul told Kurdistan 24 on Wednesday. Zalmay…
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Regional Nations Urge US to Unfreeze Afghan Assets

Russia hosted a multilateral meeting Wednesday where participants renewed a call for the United States to unblock Afghanistan’s central bank assets and urged the Taliban rulers to ensure women access to public life and education in Afghanistan. China,…
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Russia Wants To Participate In The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

On September 27, the Taliban government in Afghanistan disclosed a deal it signed with Russia to import petroleum products and wheat at a discounted rate (Al Jazeera, September 28). The deal came days before Russia agreed to provide petrol…
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GOP Rep. Jim Banks claims party will investigate Joe Biden’s decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan if Republicans gain control of Congress

Republicans are laying out plans to investigate Joe Biden's disastrous pullout of troops in Afghanistan last year and the questionable business dealings of his son Hunter, in anticipation of potentially winning control of Congress in…
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Afghanistan: Economic crisis forces family in Balkh province to sell child

A family in the Balkh province of Afghanistan attempted to sell their child due to extreme poverty, Tolo news reported on Saturday. The two-year-old child was saved from getting sold after some locals in the province assisted the family…
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Opinion: America’s 9/11 Wars Created the Foot Soldiers of Far-Right Violence at Home

By Peter Maass. Twitter: @maassp NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST was one of the most aggressive generals of his generation, and after his military service ended in a bitter fashion, he went home to Tennessee and found a new way to fight.…
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Veterans Day ceremony honors Pearl River resident who died in Iraq and other 4200 US Soldiers killed

A Veterans Day ceremony was held in Pearl River to honor a resident who died while serving in Iraq. Attendees paid tribute to U.S. Army Capt. Phillip Esposito who died in Iraq in 2005. "He's a member of the one percenters. Less than 1%…