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The Third Shibboleth Meeting is Coming

One cold dark nightin the dead of winterjust below the castlethere was a meeting;a masquerade meetingabout money.There were two manic voicesspeaking about hoardable money,they were unable to even conceiveof unhoardable money with demurrage and declaring demurrage on The US Dollar,they had practiced the use ofhoardable moneyfor so longthat they had …

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Afghan Shiite mosque attacked by suicide bombers

Suicide bombers assaulted a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending weekly Friday prayers, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 70, according to a hospital official and an eyewitness. The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed …

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Taliban wants Turkish help to get refugees back

Afghan Taliban leaders said they would do all they can to help Afghan migrants in Turkey wanting to return home, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday after talks in Ankara, adding that both sides discussed how to prevent another “migrant wave”. Turkey hosts some four million migrants, mostly Syrians, …

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Sudanese officials blocked from flight by security services

Sudan’s security service has slapped a travel ban on members of a task force overseeing the country’s transition to democracy, government sources said, as tensions between civilian and military leaders threaten to boil over weeks after a failed coup. The political crisis erupted on Sept. 21, when Prime Minister Abdalla …

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Unfreezing Afghan funds not an option, says Doha

There is no clear path for unfreezing Afghan government funds, Qatar’s foreign minister told a conference on Wednesday, highlighting the economic challenges Afghanistan faces under its new Taliban rulers. Qatar is hosting talks between the Taliban and Western officials and is seen as having influence over the Taliban movement. Much …

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Israel wants UN to confront Iran over nuclear issue

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called Tuesday on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Iran over its escalating nuclear program. Bennett spoke at a conference in Jerusalem, where he suggested that Iran’s conduct is every nation’s problem, and subject to global accountability. After talks between Tehran and …

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Sonia Ammar slotted for Scream 5

French-Tunisian rising star Sonia Ammar has given “Scream” fans a glimpse of her latest role ahead of the film’s first trailer. The model, singer and actress took to Instagram this week to share a photo of Liv, her character in the famed horror franchise’s screen return next year. “Your first …

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G20 to hold talks on Afghanistan

G20 leaders will hold a virtual summit on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan, with the Italy-hosted talks focused on the humanitarian and security situation following the takeover by the Taliban. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, whose country holds the rotating G20 presidency, has been pushing to widen the global discussion on …

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Taliban in talks with US, EU

The Taliban held their first face-to-face talks with a joint EU-US delegation Tuesday in Qatar as the hard-line Islamists pursue their diplomatic push for international support. Afghanistan’s new rulers are seeking recognition, as well as assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster, after they returned to power in August following the …

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Merkle, leaving office, visiting Israel for last time

Germany’s outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel will tour Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Sunday and hold talks with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in her final official visit to the country after 16 years in power. Merkel, making her eighth visit to Israel since taking office in 2005, is expected to lay …

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Father of Pakistani nuclear bomb passes away

Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program who was accused of smuggling technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya, has died at 85, authorities said Sunday. The atomic scientist, who spent the last years of his life under heavy guard, died in the capital Islamabad, where he …

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Hezbollah organises funeral for wanted hijacker

SoAli Atwa, a senior Hezbollah operative who was on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in one of the most notorious plane hijackings in aviation history, has died, the Lebanese militant group said Saturday. Atwa, who was believed to be in his early 60s, died of complications related …

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Devastating suicide attack on Afghan mosque

A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz has killed at least 50 people, officials say, in the deadliest assault since US forces left. Bodies were seen scattered inside the Said Abad mosque, used by the minority Shia Muslim community. More than 100 people were …

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EU faces new crisis after Polish court ruling

A Polish court ruling challenging the supremacy of European Union law plunged the EU into an existential crisis on Friday, increasing fears among EU policymakers and many Poles that Poland could eventually leave the bloc. Politicians across Europe voiced dismay at the ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal here on Thursday that parts …

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UN war crimes probe shit down by Bahrain, Russia

Bahrain, Russia and other members of the U.N. Human Rights Council pushed through a vote on Thursday to shut down the body’s war crimes investigations in Yemen, in a stinging defeat for Western states who sought to keep the mission going. Members narrowly voted to reject a resolution led by the …

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Azerbaijan angered by Iran war games

Tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan are high amid a diplomatic spat that is approaching crisis point, according to regional observers. Although the two countries normally enjoy cordial relations, they are drifting apart owing to divergent strategic interests and political visions. Azerbaijani authorities, long frustrated by Iran’s support for its neighbour …

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Pitched battle between ISIS and Sudanese forces

Four suspected Islamic State-linked militants and one Sudanese security forces member were killed during clashes in a raid in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday, state news agency SUNA reported. Sudanese security forces clashed with militants in southern Khartoum on Monday, state TV and witnesses said, days after a raid on …

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Franco-Saudi bilateral talks

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian late on Sunday in Riyadh and reviewed relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported early Monday. The meeting was attended by Saudi Foreign Minister …

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