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Next Astana Meeting Expected Late Nov. or Early Dec.: Kazakh FM


ASTANA – The next round of Astana talks on the crisis in Syria could be held in late November or early December in Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Aibek Smadiyarov, said. “We have not yet received an official note from the guarantor states [Russia, Iran and Turkey] on …

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US Troops to Stay in Afghanistan for More Years: Milley

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KABUL – US Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has predicted that American troops, already in Afghanistan for 18 years, would remain in the country “for several more years”. During an Exclusive Interview with ABC broadcast on November 10, Milley noted that, after the September …

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US, Qatari Defense Chiefs Discuss Security Issues


DOHA – The top US and Qatari defense chiefs discussed a “broad range” of mutual security issues, including Doha’s commitment to upgrade the country’s key air base, the Pentagon said Wednesday. During their conversation, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Qatari State Minister of Defense Khalid al-Attiyah reaffirmed “the …

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China Sentences 9 to Jail for Smuggling Fentanyl to US


XINGTAI, CHINA – Nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, were imprisoned by a Chinese court on Thursday for smuggling fentanyl into the United States, saying that this was the first such case on which the two countries worked together. China faced US criticism for not doing enough to …

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Iran to Begin Injecting Uranium Gas Into 1,044 Centrifuges


TEHRAN – Iran has declared that it will take the next step, step by step, to move away from its historic nuclear deal by injecting gas at its Fordow fuel enrichment plant into 1,044 centrifuges. Previously, the centrifuges spun blank under the terms of the 2015 agreement, when Iran agreed …

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Iran Says will Target US Interests Anywhere in Case of War


TEHRAN – Iran’s Armed Forces spokesman said Monday that in the case of any aggression against the Islamic Republic, Iranian forces will target the interests of the United States and its allies anywhere and everywhere, Fars news reported Monday. Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi made the remarks in an exclusive interview …

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US Imposes New Iran Sanctions, But Waives Others


WASHINGTON – The US said it imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military and nuclear programs on Thursday, even as it suspended sanctions to allow foreign companies to pursue non-proliferation work in Iran, reports Reuters. The decisions announced by the US …

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