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US Welcomes Tripartite Talks on Afghanistan

The US State Department has welcomed a three-way meeting between China, Russia and Pakistan about Afghanistan held in Moscow last week. “What we welcome is any international effort to help Afghanistan become secure and more prosperous. And we continue to support, as we always have, an Afghan-led reconciliation process. We …

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Russia Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated

Footage spread quickly worldwide shows the moment the gunman shot the Russia ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. Ankara (AFP) – A Turkish policeman crying “Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday, prompting a vow from President Vladimir Putin to step up the fight …

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Saudi court sentences 15 to death for spying for Iran

A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s arch-enemy, Iran, Saudi-owned media reported, in a ruling that could further stoke tension between the two rival powers. The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced 15 other suspects to prison terms ranging from six months …

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Ghani, Modi Slam Pakistan on Terrorism

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Pakistan on terrorism at the inauguration of the sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference on Sunday in Amritsar, a city in Punjab state of India. The theme of the conference is ‘enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting …

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Heart of Asia Conference Opens in India

The Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan called ‘Heart of Asia’ opened on Saturday in Amritsar, a city in the Indian state of Punjab. The conference is expected to see attendance of leaders from around 30 countries including US, Russia, China and Iran. The theme will be connectivity and increasing security in …

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