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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.

    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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    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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    Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem dies in Iraq

    Al-Hakeem’s office announced on Friday that he died of a sudden medical condition it did not specify. A relative, Mohsen al-Hakeem, told The Associated Press news.

    West 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.

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    India holds talks with senior Taliban official, first since fall of Kabul

    India’s ambassador to Qatar held talks with a top Taliban leader on Tuesday, the Indian foreign ministry said, the first formal engagement since the group took over Afghanistan.

    South Asia
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    Biden blames Afghan army, Trump for messy exit

    President Joe Biden on Tuesday rejected criticism of his decision to stick to a deadline to pull out of Afghanistan this week, a move that left 100 to 200 Americans.

    Central Asia
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    Last U.S Troops Leave Afghanistan After 20 Years

    The US military has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan to end a brutal 20-year war, which has been America's longest. It started and ended with the hardline Taliban.

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    US drone strike hits IS suicide bomber in Kabul: officials

    American forces launched a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday targeting a suicide bomber in a vehicle who was aiming to attack the airport, US officials said, as the United States nears the.

    Central Asia
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    UNSC drops Taliban reference in line on terror

    Less than two weeks since the Taliban captured power in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council has dropped a reference to it from a paragraph in its statement that called on.

    Central Asia
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    Iraq summit seeks to mend Middle East fractures

    Officials from around the Middle East began arriving in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday ahead of a summit aiming to promote peace and reconciliation in the region, including.

    West Asia
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    Afghan Evacuation Flights Restart After Deadly Attacks

    Last-ditch evacuation flights took off from Kabul airport on Friday, a day after twin suicide bombings on crowds trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan killed.

    Central Asia
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    Kabul attack: Toll rises to 85; Biden vows to avenge US deaths

    Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning.

    Central Asia
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    Turkish troops leave Kabul, abandoning hopes for airport

    The Taliban have asked Turkey for technical help to run Kabul airport after the departure of foreign forces but insist that Ankara’s military also withdraw fully by the end-August deadline.

    Central Asia
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    China, Taliban Hold Their First Dialogue In Kabul

    China has established its first diplomatic contact with the Taliban in Kabul after the terrorist group took control of Afghanistan and the two sides now have "unimpeded.

    Central Asia
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    US Scrambles To Complete Afghanistan Pullout As Threat Of Attacks Rises

    In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin was interested in serving as a middleman in resolving the crisis along with China, the United States and Pakistan.

    Central Asia
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    Putin, Xi agree to jointly combat Afghanistan ‘threats’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed on Wednesday their countries would step up efforts to counter “threats” emerging.

    Central Asia
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    Kamala Harris Begins Asia Trip Amid Afghan Crisis

    Vice President Kamala Harris began a trip to Asia on Sunday where she will offer reassurances of Washington’s commitment to the region after the chaotic US pullout from.

    South Asia
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    Pakistan Interest In Afghanistan To Counter Indian Influence, Says US Report

    Pakistan's strategic security objectives in Afghanistan almost certainly continue to be countering Indian influence and mitigating spillover of the Afghan civil war into.

    South Asia

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