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US Senate Vote to Cancel Trump Wall Statement

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WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted on Thursday to overturn President Trump’s common-sense emergency to free federal funds for the construction of a wall to hold the murderer in Mexico, the US Senate said Friday. By 59 votes to 41, the Senate, with a majority Republican, approved a resolution disapproving …

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US Govt Summons Afghan NSA Over Peace Talks Remarks

Afg NSA Hamdullah Mohib summoned by US

WASHINGTON – In an unusual move, the United States summoned Afghan National Security (NSA) Advisor Hamdullah Mohib hours after he criticized US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad for bypassing the elected government of Afghanistan in their direct peace talks with the Taliban. “Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale summoned Afghan …

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US Forces Kill Five Afghan Soldiers in ‘Self-Defense’ Airstrikes

Five Afghan Soldiers Killed by US self-defence airstrike

TRINKOT – At least five Afghan soldiers were killed and 10 injured in air strikes conducted by US forces in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in an apparent case of friendly fire. The Defence Ministry said in a statement, giving the casualty numbers, that …

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Pakistan Calls for ‘Responsible’ US Pull-out from Afghanistan

Qureshi meets German FM and calls for responsible US pull-out from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Tuesday said that being an important stakeholder in Afghan peace process, Pakistan wanted a ‘responsible’ withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. He was briefing a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, who arrived here earlier in the day …

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US will not Suspend Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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WASHINGTON / ADDIS-ABEBA – The US aviation regulator said on Tuesday that it would not hit the Boeing Co 737 MAX after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, Reuters reported Wednesday. US and Ethiopian aviation security officials have asked Tuesday whether Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 flight data and …

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Syria: Thousands of ISIS Soldiers Surrender to Attack on Last Stronghold

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DAMASCUS, Syria – More than 3,000 ISIS fighters have surrendered in a fierce battle waged by US-backed forces to retake ISIS’s last stronghold in Syria, CNN reported Wednesday. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Tuesday night that the number of ISIS operatives who had laid down their …

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Peace is Possible in Afghanistan: German FM

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MAZAR-E-SHARIF – German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Balkh province on Sunday, confirming Germany’s commitment to conflict resolution and economic development in Afghanistan, the DW said in a report on Monday. Germany is part of the NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train Afghan security forces and …

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Mullah Omar Lived Next to US Afghan Base for Years: Bette Dam

Mullah Omar

KABUL – Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that highlights embarrassing failures of American Intelligence. Washington believed the one-eyed, fugitive leader had fled to Pakistan, but the new biography says Omar was in fact living just …

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US Doubles Trade with Iran but Bans Europe, Asia: Germany

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BERLIN – While the US companies have doubled their trade volume with Iran, Washington continues to ban the European Union firms from doing business with the country, said a senior German official. The remarks were made in a tweet by Miguel Berger, the Director-General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development …

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US Urges UN to Toughen Iran’s Restrictions on Missile Testing

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NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out three missile launches in defiance of UN resolutions and urged the Security Council to “bring back tougher international restrictions” against Tehran, AFP reported Friday. In a letter to the council by AFP, US acting ambassador Jonathan Cohen …

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