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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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Gen. Campbell: US mission in Afghanistan not changing

U.S. troops in Afghanistan will not return to an active role fighting the Taliban despite the likelihood of another difficult year of combat, the outgoing commander of international forces, Gen. John Campbell, said on Saturday. U.S. special forces units assisting Afghan forces have been involved in firefights in the volatile …

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Iran deploying Afghan Refugees to Fight in Syria

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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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