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Tehran Dialogue Kicks Off


TEHRAN – Tehran Dialogue Forum; 23rd Persian Gulf International Conference’ opened in the Iranian capital on Tuesday morning with the participation of a number of foreign officials, ambassadors, and experts. Notable regional figures including Foreign Minister of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi and former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, as well …

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Taliban Take Over Darzab District of Jawzjan

Taliban Take Over Darzab District of Jawzjan

SHIBERGHAN – Taliban have taken over Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province as the ANSDF have drawn back from the area bearing no casualties, official said. According to Maroof Azar, a spokesperson for the Jawzjan province, Afghanistan National Security Defense Force (ANDSF) based at ‘Antan Hill’ in Darzab district of …

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Turkey to Send Troops to Libya at Tripoli’s Request: Erdogan


ANKARA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkey will send troops to Libya at Tripoli’s invitation as early as next month, Reuters reported Friday. Libya’s internationally recognized National Accord (GNA) government in Tripoli has struggled to fight off the powers of General Khalifa Haftar, backed by Russia, …

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China Strongly Opposes US 2020 Defense Bill Against Chinese Companies


BEIJING – China strongly opposes the 2020 US defense bill against Chinese firms and encourages Washington to go beyond its political bias and establish favorable conditions for Chinese firms, China’s Ministry of Commerce said. Chinese ministry spokesperson, Gao Feng, warned that the relative rules in the bill will undermine the …

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Bicycle Explosion in Balkh Injured 18 Civilians

bicycle explosion

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – A powerful explosion injured at least 18 civilians in northern Balkh province, the security officials said Tuesday. Adelshah Adel, Provincial Police Spokesperson said an explosives-laden bicycle went off in Mazar-e Sharif city, provincial capital of Balkh province, which injured at least 18 civilians. However, another security official said …

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Farmers, Gardeners Should be Encouraged: Abdullah


KABUL – Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired the Council of Ministers’ sub economic committee here at the Sapidar Palace in Kabul. At the outset, Afghanistan’s Railway Authority briefed the session on delay in their projects, calling lack of private investments, technical cadres and security as the main reasons, asking …

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Pakistan, Bahrain Take Up Maritime Security Issues


ISLAMABAD – Commander Royal Bahrain Naval Force, Rear Admiral Mohammad Yusuf Al Asam, on Wednesday called on Pakistan’s Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, The Nation reported Thursday. Earlier, upon arrival at Pak Naval Headquarters, the visiting dignitary was received by the Naval Chief. A smartly turned …

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Climate Change Greatest Threat to Global Health: WHO

Climate Change

GENEVA – According to the World Health Organization (WHO), climate change is the biggest threat to global health in the 21st century. In a recent report, the WHO reported that health professionals have a duty to protect people from environmental changes, infectious disease outbreaks and malnutrition effects, as well as …

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Gen. Miller Meets Gen. Dostum, Discuss Security, Election

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SHEBERGHAN – General Scott Miller, the commander of US and Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, together with Assadullah Khalid, the Acting Defense Minister of Afghanistan travelled to the northern Jawzjan province on Monday to meet Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the first deputy of National Unity Government (NUG) and the head …

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