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Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Despite the IS claim, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

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At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

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Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

Explosions rocked the Afghan capital on Saturday, as officials on Friday suggested a breakthrough in peace negotiations was expected to be ...

Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

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Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

Mike Pompeo will meet with Taliban negotiators in Doha as part of the US's strategy for withdrawal.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's counterterrorism laws are unfairly targeting Sunni citizens.

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UK likely to follow US Afghanistan troop withdrawal: minister

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says a military spending review could give the UK greater independence in its foreign troop deployments.

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Taliban welcome US drawdown from Afghanistan as 'good step'

The Taliban welcomed the US' announcement it would pull about 2,000 troops from war-torn Afghanistan.

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US to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

The US will reduce troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years of war.

Senate chief blasts Trump troop withdrawal plans

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Senate chief blasts Trump troop withdrawal plans

Mitch McConnell responded to media reports claiming the Pentagon had received directives to bring back another 2,000 US forces from ...

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US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

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Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

Pompeo will not be meeting with top Turkish officials during his visit, after President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu reportedly turned ...

Kamala Harris leads record wave of elected women

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Kamala Harris leads record wave of elected women

Kamala Harris is set to become the first female vice president in United States history; she will also be the first Black or South Asian vice ...

Pompeo 'made rich by Israel lobby': new <em>Pentagon</em> adviser

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Pompeo 'made rich by Israel lobby': new Pentagon adviser

Trump administration officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been made 'very, very rich' by the 'Israeli lobby', a new adviser ...

Al-Qaeda leader 'died one month ago', reports claim

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Al-Qaeda leader 'died one month ago', reports claim

Rumours on the death of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri have been circulating online, with reports suggesting he died of natural causes one ...

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Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

US President Donald Trump has moved ahead with plans to pull out of Afghanistan as he fills the Pentagon with loyalists.

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Trump bans US investment in Chinese military-linked firms

Donald Trump has barred Americans from investing in companies that US officials say are owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

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US military wary that shakeup could upend apolitical nature

Mark Milley's comments reflected a view he has long been passionate about: the military defending the US constitution.

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Israel delivers first Iron Dome radar to US

Commentators say the Iron Dome's ability to intercept Katyusha-style rockets and mortars at very short ranges could be useful in protecting the ...

Trump fires defence chief Esper

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Afghan violence soars despite peace talks: watchdog

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Afghan violence soars despite peace talks: watchdog

Violent attacks in Afghanistan rose by 50 percent over recent months despite peace talks.

US plans sales of top-end fighter jets to UAE

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US plans sales of top-end fighter jets to UAE

The US has agreed to sell top-of-the-line F-35 fighter jets to the UAE following normalisation.

Erdogan defies threatened US sanctions over missiles

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Erdogan defies threatened US sanctions over missiles

Turkey faces potential sanctions under a 2017 law known as CAATSA, which mandates sanctions for any 'significant' purchases of weapons from ...

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