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Kabul hosts multi-nation peace confab amid tight security

Afghanistan’s government is holding a multi-nation peace conference in the capital, Kabul, which remains on lockdown in the wake of a fatal Daesh bombing last week. The event, dubbed the Kabul Process, opened on Tuesday with the presence of senior diplomats from about two dozen countries and organizations, including Iran, India, ...

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After isolation, Qatar says welcomes mediation

Qatar says it is ready to give Kuwait a chance to mediate a potential resolution of the crisis that has emerged since several Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, cut their diplomatic ties with the country. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on Tuesday cited the Qatari emir ...

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Pakistan pride at stake against South Africa

BIRMINGHAM  – Mickey Arthur has no doubt Pakistan will be “up for the fight” when they face his native South Africa in the Champions Trophy after a humiliating defeat by arch-rivals India. Pakistan’s crushing 124-run loss to title-holders India in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on Sunday was labelled the ...

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Kabul to host peace summit after week of deadly violence

KABUL – Kabul will host a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan Tuesday, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes last week that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded. Much of Kabul remains on lockdown ahead of the conference, labelled the “Kabul Process”, with ...

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Qatar-Saudi rift beyond war of words

The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council has plunged into a diplomatic crisis it had never seen in its history. An alliance of Arab countries of the Persian Gulf region is now in clear disarray in what appears to be a result of a deteriorating diplomatic row between Riyadh and Doha. Many are ...

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Trump renews Twitter attacks on London’s mayor

US President Donald Trump has renewed his Twitter attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the second time in less than 48 hours since a terrorist attack in the British capital. Trump accused Khan, the first Muslim mayor of the city, of offering a “pathetic excuse” for remarks that the US ...

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