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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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Saudi diplomacy in India targeted at Taliban

India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar held talks with his Saudi counterpart on Sunday that included measures to bolster bilateral and trade ties, cope with COVID-19 challenges, and a “very useful” exchange on political developments in Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al-Saud arrived …

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Obama CIA chief says Biden’s Afghanistan exit ‘inspired’ jihadists, emboldened Al Qaeda

Former Obama CIA Director Michael Morell said Sunday that President Biden’s chaotic retreat from Afghanistan and subsequent Taliban takeover “absolutely inspired” jihadists and emboldened terrorists across the globe. Morell, who twice served as acting director of the CIA under the Obama-Biden administration and was considered a frontrunner to then-President-elect Joe Biden’s for …

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US launches major drone strike on ISIS in Kabul

A US drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said. An Afghan official said three children were killed in the strike. The strike came just two …

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Pentagon chiefs warns of new, unprecedented wars

The United States needs to prepare for a potential future conflict bearing little resemblance to “the old wars” that have long consumed the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday in his first significant policy speech. Austin called for harnessing technological advances and better integrating military operations globally to “understand …

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UAE balancing nuclear rivals India and Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship. Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension …

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US launches airstrike in Hemland against Taliban

The United States launched air strikes against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said on Monday, after a large-scale offensive saw insurgents take over military bases in the region and close in on a key provincial capital. The strikes, carried out over the last two days, mark …

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Taliban attacks put peace process to test

Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the U.S.-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan government’s ability to thwart them will only wane as U.S. troops pull out. The pact is ultimately supposed to promote peace between …

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Corona: Thoughts on End Times

Graham E. Fuller (grahamefuller.com) 20 March 2020   These are not, of course, strictly speaking, end times. But for the first time in a long time, there is a whiff of the apocalyptic in the air. The Black Swan has come out of the blue. Events utterly unanticipated in any …

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The friendship of peoples is growing to the State level!

By Nurbek Olloyor   The historical ties between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, existed long before the formation of these governments as republics. The emergence of these ties brings us back to the days when Uzbekistan and Afghanistan were not yet divided by political borders and were considered as a part of …

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Alisher Navoi – the pride of Uzbek people

Uzbek literature’s classical period lasted from the 9th to the second half of the 19th century. During that period numerous literary works were produced, often under the patronage of Turkic emperors, kings, sultans, and emirs. The best-known patrons of the Turkic literature of the historical region known as Turkistan—which includes …

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In the new phase of Uzbekistan-Afghanistan relations

In May 2019, Tashkent introduced a trade area between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan that will operate on the Afghan-Uzbekistan frontier at the Termez Cargo Center terminal. The trade area promises speedy processing of documentation from and to Afghanistan for products. This unprecedented move towards closer trade ties between Tashkent and Kabul …

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UAE participcates in NATO meetings

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, headed the UAE delegation participating in the NATO meetings on Thursday in Brussels. Ministers from 29 countries meet to discuss a number of issues, including defence spending and the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and to take stock of continued efforts …

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Afghan army helicopter crash

An Afghan army helicopter crashed in southwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 crew and passengers, provincial officials said. Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the governor of western Farah province, said two army helicopters were on their way to neighboring Herat province when one lost control. He said the aircraft crashed in bad weather. A Taliban spokesman said …

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White House expected to warn of sanctions, other penalties if international court moves against Americans

The United States will threaten Monday to punish individuals that cooperate with the International Criminal Court in a potential investigation of U.S. wartime actions in Afghanistan, according to people familiar with the decision. The Trump administration is also expected to announce that it is shutting down a Palestinian diplomatic office …

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More Than 20 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan

A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban. Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on Friday, killing 18 government soldiers, while …

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