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4 Americans departed Afghanistan safely after pullout: report

TRENTON, Canada Four Americans have been taken out of Afghanistan safely by an overland route, a senior state department official said Monday. "Our Embassy greeted the Americans as they crossed the...

NATO says over 500 Afghans who worked for alliance evacuated

BRUSSELS  NATO announced on Monday that it evacuated over 500 Afghan former employees and their families from the Taliban-controlled country. “More than 500 Afghans who have worked with NATO and their...

Russia urges for 'immediate release' of Guinea's president

MOSCOW Russia on Monday urged for the "immediate release" of Guinea's president, calling on the sides to solve differences via dialogue. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that...

'Special place for Merkel': Taliban invite German leader to Afghanistan

BERLIN The Taliban want Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Afghanistan, saying there is a ‘special place’ for her in the country. In an interview published by German newspaper Bild on...

Germany’s new ambassador to China dies at 54

BERLIN Germany’s ambassador to China Jan Hecker has died, weeks after taking up his new role, the German Foreign Ministry announced on Monday. He was 54. “It is with deep grief...

Taliban claim complete control of Afghanistan after Panjshir fall

ANKARA The Taliban on Monday claimed complete control of Afghanistan after saying they took over Panjshir Valley, the only province the group had not seized during its sweep last month. “Panjshir,...

Taliban march on Panjshir as talks fail

ISLAMABAD (AA) – With negotiations stalled, the Taliban have marched on Afghanistan's last remaining province out of their control, Panjshir, the group confirmed on Wednesday. In a new audio message,...

US campaign in Afghanistan ended in only tragedies, losses, according to Russia

By Elena Teslova MOSCOW (AA) – The US’ attempts to impose its “own norms and standards” in Afghanistan ended in “only tragedies, only losses,” Russia’s president said on Wednesday. At a...

Muslim American groups support US withdrawal from Afghanistan

ANKARA Muslim groups in the US voiced support for the country's withdrawal from Afghanistan. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) released a written statement late Tuesday, hailing President Joe...

Afghanistan President Ghani leaves country as Taliban march on capital Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani left the country on Sunday as the Taliban marched on the capital Kabul, officials confirmed. In a video message, Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's top peace...

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Rwandan foreign minister’s visit to Turkey to further boost relations: Diplomat

JOHANNESBURGThe visit of Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister to Turkey will likely pave the way for further enhancing the already fruitful cooperation between the two...

Turkey suffer heavy defeat in Netherlands

ANKARAThe Netherlands tore apart Turkey 6-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, moving to the top of Group G. The home team...

Bulgaria to head to polls 3rd time this year as efforts to form government...

SOFIA, Bulgaria Bulgaria will head to its third national election this year after the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to form a government following...

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

RIYADH Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency...

Biden requests $6.4B from Congress to fund Afghan resettlement

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to appropriate some $6.4 billion to aid ongoing efforts to resettle at-risk Afghans following America's pullout from...