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Turkey reaffirms continued support to Afghanistan

Turkey’s Chief of Army Staff, Hulusi Akar, pledged continued military support to Afghanistan in the format of NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission, the Afghanistan Presidential palace announced on Friday. According to the statement President Ghani has met Turkey’s Chief of Army Staff on Friday afternoon and discussed bilateral relations between …

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Plane crash in Quebec left 7 people dead

7 people have died in a small plane crash in Quebec, Canada. The crash happened on Tuesday [local time] in the Magdalen Islands, off eastern Quebec. The small chartered plane crashed in bad weather as it was approaching a local airport in the Iles de la Madeleine, Canadian media reported. Police spokeswoman …

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Islamic State driven out of Syria’s ancient Palmyra city

Syrian government forces drove Islamic State fighters out of Palmyra on Sunday, the army said, inflicting a major defeat on the militants who seized the desert city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. The army general command said in a statement that it had restored security and stability to …

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Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit

President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, definitively ending a half-century of estrangement in a dramatic personal demonstration of his core foreign policy principle of engaging America’s enemies. Mr Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility. He …

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Turkey and EU reach landmark deal on refugees

Turkey and the EU have reached a controversial deal European leaders hope will stop the flow of refugees to the continent in return for political and financial concessions for Ankara.  Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and EU President, Donald Tusk confirmed the agreement, which will come into force on Sunday, …

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FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia

A passenger jet circled a southern Russian airport in high winds and poor visibility before making a second, fatal attempt at landing Saturday, killing all 62 people aboard. The FlyDubai Boeing 737 jet crashed at the Rostov-on-Don airport after traveling from Dubai. Reports say the plane abandoned its initial attempt …

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Driver killed by “car bomb” in Berlin

An explosion that destroyed a car and killed the driver in downtown Berlin during rush hour traffic Tuesday was likely caused by a bomb, police said. Carsten Mueller, the deputy chief spokesman for Berlin police said the explosion happened at about 8 a.m. local time in the western district of …

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Senior UK diplomat reaffirms commitment to Afghanistan

The UK Foreign Office’s Political Director, Simon Gass, has visited Kabul to reaffirm his countries enduring commitment to Afghanistan and support to National Unity Government (NUG), UK embassy in Kabul announced on Tuesday. Mr. Simon has quoted saying as, “I came here at the Foreign Secretary’s request because two major …

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Germany: Majority of Afghan asylum seekers to be expelled

The majority of illegal Afghan refugees will not be accepted in Germany and will be expelled forcefully, Markus Potzel, German ambassador to Afghanistan said. German top envoy who was speaking during a special interview with Ariana News says lack of faith on the Afghan government, lack of employment opportunity, security …

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