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Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

Senior US military leaders reportedly believe there could be a resurgence of Al-Qaeda or that the Taliban could take Kabul.

Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from <em>Afghanistan</em>

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Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

The removal of US troops in Afghanistan will take place before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

HRW urges Biden to protect rights <em>in</em> <em>Afghanistan</em>

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power ...

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

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Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

The US has said it will withdrawal all its troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.

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Biden evokes son during speech explaining withdrawal from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden spoke about his late son Beau during a speech laying out his reasons to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. ...

Biden: 'time to end' <em>Afghanistan</em> <em>war</em> with total pullout

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

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Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset ...

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

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UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was ...

US, Britain, France, Germany to hold talks on <em>Afghanistan</em>

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US, Britain, France, Germany to hold talks on Afghanistan

Foreign ministers will meet to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, which is set to happen by 11 September.

Taliban shun <em>Afghanistan</em> talks until foreign forces go

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Taliban shun Afghanistan talks until foreign forces go

The militants declared their stance on talks in Turkey after it emerged that Washington would withdraw its forces five months later ...

Biden to withdraw troops from <em>Afghanistan</em>, sets 9/11 target

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Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban ...

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Taliban say no decision yet on attending Turkey meeting

The Taliban said they hadn't decided whether to attend an international conference in Turkey called by Washington to hammer out a peace deal aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal ...

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Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of ...

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

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Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, ...

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

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Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

Simintov drew international media attention for living a solitary life as Afghanistan’s last known Jew, spending the last two decades looking ...

EU hails US dropping of ICC sanctions

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EU hails US dropping of ICC sanctions

In a statement, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU stands together with all partners of the ICC against "attempts at ...

ICC hails 'new phase' with US after sanctions lifted

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ICC hails 'new phase' with US after sanctions lifted

The Biden administration has stripped Trump-era financial sanctions and a visa ban imposed on top ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and another ...

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