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Taliban flushed out of northern Afghan city of Kunduz

Afghan commandos have repelled a Taliban attack on Kunduz after the terrorists briefly took control of the northern city’s center. “Government controls Kunduz City and Afghan security forces are in control of the main square with additional troops coming,” said NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan on Monday. Afghan special forces ...

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Russia has own UN resolution amid Syria debate

Moscow has urged the United Nations (UN) to adopt a Russian-drafted resolution targeting propaganda used by extremist groups to radicalize people around the world. In 2005, the UN Security Council, of which Russia is a member, had passed a resolution calling for measures to “prohibit by law incitement to commit ...

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Powerful blast kills 6 in northern Afghanistan

At least six people have been killed in a powerful explosion that rocked a mountainous region in Afghanistan’s northern Jawzjan Province. According to Jawzjan provincial officials, the bomb blast, which took place in the Darzab district of the province, also left 80 people wounded. No group or individual has claimed ...

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Militants attack Indian army base in Kashmir, kill one soldier

An Indian border guard has been killed and another wounded in a militant attack on an army base in the Indian-administered Kashmir, police say. According to police sources, at least six militants opened fire on the guards late Sunday night, trying to enter their camp in the town of Baramulla ...

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Thai protesters in Bangkok call for ‘right to shelter’

Thai protesters have defied a ban on public gatherings and taken to the streets of the capital Bangkok, calling on the ruling junta to address land rights and housing needs of the working class. Police sources and organizers of the Monday rally said the protest was one of the biggest ...

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Taliban militants launch major attack on Afghanistan’s Kunduz

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have launched a major attack on Kunduz one year after briefly seizing control of the strategic northeastern city. According to local officials, the Taliban militants began the “coordinated” assault from different directions in the early hours of Monday. Government forces are engaged in fierce fighting against the militants in ...

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Philippines’ Duterte draws Hitler parallels

DAVAO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened his deadly crime war to Hitler’s efforts to exterminate Jews, as he declared he was “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts. Duterte also railed against Western critics of his unprecedented law-and-order crackdown, which has left more than 3,000 people dead in ...

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US, S Korea to pay ‘price’ for THAAD missile deployment: China daily

A top Chinese newspaper has cautioned Washington and Seoul against the planned deployment of an advanced US missile system to the Korean Peninsula, saying the pair will face a “counter attack” for their controversial move. In a commentary published on Saturday, The People’s daily that belongs to China’s ruling Communist Party emphasized ...

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UNAMA condemns US drone strike in Nangarhar

The United Nations has condemned a US drone strike in Afghanistan that killed more than a dozen civilians and injured over a dozen others. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a statement on Thursday, “UNAMA condemns the killing of at least 15 civilian men and the injuring ...

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Russia keeps up Syria bombing as UN urges Aleppo evacuations

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday said it would press on with a bombing campaign in Syria, ignoring US threats, as the United Nations pleaded for medical evacuations from the war-ravaged city of Aleppo. Speaking at the UN Security Council, aid chief Stephen O’Brien said that Aleppo had now descended into a ...

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