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Iran deploying Afghan Refugees to Fight in Syria

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  Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has recruited thousands of undocumented Afghans to fight in Syria since at least November 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced on Friday. A number of Afghans during the interviews have said to the HRW that Iranian authorities have coerced them to join the fight …

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US military forces to stay decades in Afghanistan

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Published by Washington Post Top U.S. military commanders, who only a few months ago were planning to pull the last American troops out of Afghanistan by year’s end, are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep thousands of troops in the country for decades. The shift in …

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10th OCB meeting held in Kabul for Warsaw Summit

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Representatives of the donor nations mostly at the ambassador level gathered in Kabul on Sunday with Afghan officials to discuss supports for the Afghan  National Security Forces (ANSF) in 2016 Warsaw Summit meeting. NATO member countries will announce their support for the ANSF beyond 2017 in the upcoming Warsaw Summit. …

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Afghanistan to be cemetery of Terrorists: Ghani

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Afghanistan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani while giving speeches in World Economic Forum has told to audiences,we will win the war against terrorism, and Afghanistan will be a graveyard to terrorists groups, saying terrorism is a joint threats against every countries in the world and it does need joint cooperation and …

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Iranian, Chinese presidents agree to expand strategic ties

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Iran and China agreed to expand bilateral ties to form a comprehensive strategic partnership, President Hassan Rouhani and visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping said on Saturday, calling it a “new season” in bilateral relations. The Chinese president is the first leader to visit Iran since international sanctions on the Islamic …

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Zarif says sanctions on Iran will be lifted today

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International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issues its final report on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. Zarif arrived in Vienna earlier on Saturday, where the IAEA is expected to release a report confirming that Iran …

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US lists Islamic State’s ‘Khorasan Province’ as terror group

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The United States formally designated the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a terrorist organization on Thursday. The State Department, in a statement, said the order concerned the Islamic State group s “Khorasan Province” — which US officials refer to as “ISIL-K.” “The group is based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and is composed primarily …

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Messi wins FIFA Ballon d’Or; beats Ronaldo, teammate Neymar

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Lionel Messi voiced his delight with his FIFA Ballon d’Or win after beating Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Neymar to the prestigious individual award. The prolific attacker guided Barcelona to the treble in 2014-15, before adding the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup to his trophy cabinet in the first half of this season, while …

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Pakistan opposes preconditions for Afghan peace talks

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  Pakistan opposes preconditions for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. A key meeting of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and US resumed on Monday to revive stalled Afghan peace process and find a roadmap to end the ongoing violence in Afghanistan. “It is important that no preconditions are …

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Afghan peace talks resume in Islamabad

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Afghan four-way peace talks opened in Islamabad today to revive Afghan peace process. Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States representatives will discuss a road map for peace talks. Sartaj Aziz, who is Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s foreign adviser, addressing the opening session on Monday said a roadmap for …

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North Korea successfully conducts nuclear test

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North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning, marking a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capabilities and raising alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, was …

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1 US Service Member Killed, 2 Injured In Afghanistan

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Officials have confirmed that a U.S. service member was killed during a counterterrorism operation in southern Afghanistan. Two more were injured. An American service member was killed and two others were wounded in Afghanistan. Officials said they came under fire during a counterterrorism operation. Several Afghan forces were also reportedly wounded. A …

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Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic relations with Iran

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Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic relations with Iran in a sharp escalation of tensions between the two regional foes following the execution of the Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, made the announcement on Sunday while the foreign ministry said it was asking Iranian …

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News on the World: Top Stories of 2015

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The Immigration Crisis The Crisis Intensifies Throughout Europe in 2015 During the summer of 2015, the Balkans route replaced the Mediterranean as the most traveled path by migrants. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees projected that 3,000 people a day will attempt to cross the Balkans to reach Western …

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Russia: ‘US, NATO operation in Afghanistan has failed’

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The US and NATO mission in Afghanistan has been a complete failure, TASS news agency quoted Zamir Kabulov, Russian President’s special envoy for Afghanistan.  “Assessing the results of the actions of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, it can be said that they have completely failed their mission,” Kabulov has …

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