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    Iran wants nuclear talks to result in lifting of all sanctions, says Raisi

    Iran’s new ultraconservative president on Tuesday voiced support for renewed nuclear negotiations in his international debut even as he hailed what he termed the decline of US hegemony.

    West Asia
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    France wins EU backing in submarine row with US

    European ministers rallied around France on Tuesday over the US and Australian decision to strip Paris of a submarine supply contract, as the dispute threatened.

    World
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    Mullah Baradar, Who Led Talks With US, Was Attacked In Palace Shootout

    The man the U.S. and its allies hoped would be a moderate voice in Afghanistan's Taliban government has been sidelined after a dramatic shootout in the presidential.

    Central Asia
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    "Wake-Up Call": Germany Joins Chorus Supporting France On Submarine Row

    The US and Australian decision to strip France of a submarine supply contract was a stark reminder the EU must bolster its own capacity to act independently of its allies.

    World
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    US Congress urged to ‘prevent human catastrophe’ in Yemen

    Anti-war groups in the United States are urging US Congress to “prevent a human catastrophe” in Yemen by ending military support for Saudi Arabia’s aggression on the war-ravaged country.

    West Asia
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    Isreal killed Iran’s top nuke scientist with remote-operated machine gun:report

    The New York Times revealed on Saturday that Israeli agents wanted to take out Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh for years, adding that the latter was assassinated by a killer robot machine gun.

    West Asia
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    US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally

    Hundreds of police officers will be on duty around the US Capitol on Saturday braced for a rally by supporters of the hundreds of people who breached the building on Jan.

    World
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    Pentagon apologises after admitting drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

    A drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, the US military said on Friday, apologising for what it said was a tragic mistake.

    South Asia
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    'Will Aggravate Arms Race': China Attacks New Australia-UK-US Partnership

    China today sharply criticised the US, the UK and Australia's trilateral military partnership under which Canberra will be assisted to build nuclear-powered submarines.

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    Pakistan, Russia to ‘coordinate’ positions on Afghanistan

    The leaders of Pakistan and Russia have held telephone conversations to “coordinate” their position on the situation in Afghanistan, statements from both governments.

    Central Asia
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    UAE, Israel eye trillion-dollar prize on Abraham deal anniv

    The United Arab Emirates marks one year since normalising ties with Israel on Wednesday, a move which drew Palestinian anger but that leaders hope could reap a trillion.

    West Asia
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    As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

    As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out with aid.

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    UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

    The UN is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban.

    Central Asia
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    Qatari FM rules out recognition of Taliban government

    Qatar’s foreign minister said on Monday the Gulf state has urged Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers to respect women’s rights and that it was still too early to consider recognising their government.

    Central Asia
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    US pulls missile defences in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

    Pentagon spokesman John Kirby acknowledged “the redeployment of certain air defence assets”. He said the US maintained a “broad and deep” commitment to its Middle East allies.

    West Asia
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    Taliban Cancel Inaugural Ceremony After ‘Pressure From Doha’

    Reports had circulated all week that the Taliban would swear in their new government on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

    Central Asia
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    Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

    The Taliban said on Monday they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban.

    Central Asia
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    Biden orders release of secret 9/11 terror attack documents

    US President Joe Biden on Friday ordered declassification over the next six months of still secret documents from the government investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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    Biden wants Afghan exit to end US global cop role

    Beyond the trauma of the Kabul evacuation, Biden is pitching a much broader retreat: a halt to using vast military resources to impose order and US values around the planet.

    Central Asia
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    'Everything will be okay': Pak intel chief during visit to Kabul

    In a surprise move, Pakistan's powerful intelligence chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed on Saturday dashed to Kabul, according to media reports here, amidst the.

    Central Asia
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    'Is our blood so worthless?' Afghan family demands answers for US drone strike that killed 10

    It felt like hell itself had opened up, said Ramal Ahmadi, who was watching cartoons with his nephew when a US drone slammed into his family’s courtyard where just moments before.

    Southeast Asia
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    Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghanistan govt: Report

    Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will lead a new Afghan government set to be announced shortly, sources in the Islamist group said on Friday, as its fighters battled forces loyal to the.

    Central Asia
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    India locks down Kashmir after quiet burial of separatist Geelani

    Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the veteran separatist leader from Indian-administered Kashmir, has been laid to rest as the Indian authorities crack down on public movement and impose.

    South Asia
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    UAE, Turkey discuss relations amid signs of rapprochement

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a rare phone call with the UAE’s de facto ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Erdogan’s office said.

    West Asia

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