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The US envoy to Afghanistan has proposed a grand conference as peace talks continue to stagnate.

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three decades.

Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

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Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

The decision to hold off was taken "to give time to diplomacy", one diplomatic source said.

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

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Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit.

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

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Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

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Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee over tweets

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination.

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UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

Some 5000 Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries are reportedly preparing to leave Libya, as a UN team has arrived to oversee the withdrawal ...

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UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

A UN observer mission arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December

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IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

The IS group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan.

Blinken presses Ethiopia prime minister for atrocity probe

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Blinken presses Ethiopia prime minister for atrocity probe

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Ethiopia's prime minister to allow an international investigation after allegations of a massacre.

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Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

Zalmai Latifi -- the director at Enikass TV -- said the women were killed in two separate attacks after leaving the station.

US envoy in Kabul to revive peace process

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US envoy in Kabul to revive peace process

US special Zalmay Khalilzad envoy is in Afghanistan in order to talk about the US troops withdrawal and revive the stalling peace ...

US still open to Iran nuclear talks despite rejection

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US still open to Iran nuclear talks despite rejection

Iran rejected an European Union invitation to a meeting with the US and other participants to rekindle the nuclear deal, but the US says it's ...

UAE sends military vehicles to STC in Socotra: Governor

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UAE sends military vehicles to STC in Socotra: Governor

Socotra's governor accused the UAE of attempting to destabilise the Riyadh agreement.

Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against US forces

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Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against US forces

Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iraq paramilitary group considered to be among those closest to Iran, denied their involvement in recent attack against US ...

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European countries condemn Iran over UN inspection limits

In a joint statement, the three European powers urged Iran to "stop and reverse all measures that reduce transparency and to ensure full and timely cooperation with the IAEA".

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Violence surged in Afghanistan after peace talks: UN report

A new UN report has documented a rise in violence after the start of peace talks, as calls for a ceasefire are ignored.

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Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

US President Joe Biden urged European powers Friday to work together to curb Iran's "destabilising" activities in the Middle East.

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UN envoy meets Haftar in push for unity

The UN special envoy to Libya met with east-based Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in a bid to unite rival factions ahead of December elections.

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

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Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first ...

US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan <em>withdrawal</em>

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US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

High-ranking US and Pakistani military officials spoke about possibly postponing the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: US

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Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: US

The commander of US forces in the Middle East said the Taliban are "clearly" responsible for violence in Afghanistan.

Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

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Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

European powers and the US warned Iran against carrying out a threatened limit to UN nuclear agency inspections.

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