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    Russia, Iran & China to Hold Joint Military Excercise In Persian Gulf

    Late in December 2019, Iran, Russia and China staged a four-day joint maritime exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman area covering 17,000 square kilometers

    West Asia
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    Afghanistan: The End of the Occupation

    Fourth, the War on Terror has also been politically defeated in the United States. The majority of Americans are now in favor of withdrawal from Afghanistan and against any more foreign wars.

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    'Nation building' was never a US goal in Afghanistan: US President

    President Joe Biden said on Monday he stood “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan despite searing images of chaos in Kabul that expose.

    Central Asia
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    The Reality Check

    Israel has started talking tough about going to war with Iran. Then Hezbollah sent a reality check. 2006 will forever haunt Israel as it confronts the fact that, when comes to shove, it's not as capable as it claims to b

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    Taliban capture Ghazni city on road to Afghan capital

    Taliban fighters captured the city of Ghazni on Thursday, the ninth provincial capital they have seized in a week, as US intelligence said Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, a few.

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    'They've Got To Fight': Biden On Afghan Leaders As Taliban Gains

    Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on captured Afghan territory on Tuesday, now controlling 65% of the country, as US President Joe Biden urged the nation's leaders to fight for their homeland.

    Central Asia
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    Lebanon army warns against Israeli moves on border

    The commander of the Lebanese armed forces has warned Israel against any provocative moves across the country’s borders, saying the forces will allow no one to take.

    West Asia
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    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at record level in May-June: UN

    Nearly 2,400 Afghan civilians were killed or injured in May and June as fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces escalated, the highest number for.

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    Afghanistan imposes night curfew to curb Taliban advance

    Afghanistan’s government has imposed a night-time curfew across almost all of the country’s 34 provinces to stem surging violence unleashed by a sweeping Taliban.

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    Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advance

    Tajikistan on Thursday checked the combat readiness of its armed forces in the biggest such exercise in the country's history as the Taliban make sweeping gains in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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    UK Will Work With Afghan Taliban If It Comes To Power, Says Defence Minister

    Britain will work with the Taliban should they enter the government in Afghanistan, British Defence Minister Ben Wallace told the Daily Telegraph in an interview published on Tuesday.

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    Afghan Taliban seize border crossing with Pakistan in major advance

    Taliban fighters in Afghanistan said on Wednesday they had taken control of one of the main border crossings with Pakistan, perhaps the most strategic objective they have.

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    US-backed air raid kills 8 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

    A joint air raid by Afghan and NATO forces killed eight civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Logar province, officials and local media confirmed on Monday.

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    Iranian Retaliation in Gulf: Britain Faces Difficult Choices

    The United Kingdom has called on Iran to release a British-flagged tanker and its crew immediately, describing the seizure of the Stena Impero oil tanker by the Iranian forces as illegal.

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    Army, ISI Chiefs Accompany Pakistan PM On US Visit

    Apparently, this will be the first time that the country’s top generals will accompany a prime minister to a White House meeting with the US president that will take place on July 22, Dawn reported.

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    From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

    Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving and retired officers, politicians and security analysts.

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    US To Form Military Coalition In Persian Gulf To Deter Iran ‘Threat’

    The US military’s top general says Washington has engaged in talks with a number of countries to form an international military coalition to deter what it calls Iran’s threat to shipping in the Persian Gulf region.

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    Turkey issues arrest warrants for over 200 soldiers

    Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for over 200 soldiers in Istanbul and the Aegean Izmir province for their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (Feto).

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    US Designates Baloch Militants Terrorists Ahead of Trump-Imran Meet

    The US decision came ahead of first formal meeting between US President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington later this month. Imran Khan is expected to undertake his maiden trip to the US

    South Asia
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    US Senate passes provision to give India NATO ally-like status

    The US Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America’s NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation.The National Defence Authorisation Act.

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    Iraqi PM Issues Decree Integrating Popular Forces into Armed Forces

    Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has issued a decree integrating the country’s Popular Mobilization Forces into the formal armed forces.“All Hashd al-Shaabi forces will work as an inseparable part of the armed.

    West Asia
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    Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, 16 Killed

    The attack came amid escalating tensions in the region between Iran and the United States over sanctions and the downing of an American reconnaissance drone, and just hours before the International Atomic Energy Agency

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    You May Begin War, Not End It: Zarif Tells US

    Zarif made the remarks in a tweet on Thursday, in reaction to US President Donald Trump’s claim that any conflict between the two countries would not last very long. His reaction came as US sought NATO's help

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    US-Iran Standoff- Oil Prices Jump After 2 Tankers Attacked in Gulf

    Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift sending world oil prices soaring.

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