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North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon system
28 May 2017 09:33

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon system

North Korea says it has tested a new anti-aircraft weapon system amid continuing tensions over its military programs.

 
Tillerson Rejects Hosting Ramadan Event at US State Dept.: Report
27 May 2017 13:09

Tillerson Rejects Hosting Ramadan Event at US State Dept.: Report

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has turned down a request to hold a Ramadan event at his department, breaking with a 20-year-old tradition observed by both Democrats and Republicans, according to a new report.

 
Palestinian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike after deal
27 May 2017 12:25

Palestinian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike after deal

Palestinian sources revealed that over 1,500 Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails have suspended their hunger strike after a deal with the Israeli Prisons Authority.

 
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter
27 May 2017 12:19

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dead at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89.

 
59 killed, 39 wounded as Afghan forces conclude anti-IS operations in Chaparhar
27 May 2017 11:41

59 killed, 39 wounded as Afghan forces conclude anti-IS operations in Chaparhar

At least fifty nine militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group were killed during the Silab-5 operations which concluded in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province on Friday.

 
Casualties feared as suicide attack rocks Khost city of Afghanistan
27 May 2017 10:28

Casualties feared as suicide attack rocks Khost city of Afghanistan

Several people are feared dead or wounded in a suicide attack in Khost city in Southeast of Afghanistan.

 
Struggle to defend religion just started: Bahraini clerics
27 May 2017 08:41

Struggle to defend religion just started: Bahraini clerics

Bahraini clerics have hailed the endeavors made by anti-government protesters who resist the Al Khalifah regime's heavy crackdown on dissent, saying their struggle to save their religion has just started.

 
Taliban’s military commission chief killed after rocket attack on Kunduz city
27 May 2017 08:19

Taliban’s military commission chief killed after rocket attack on Kunduz city

A prominent Taliban leader was killed hours after carrying out a deadly rocket attack on Kunduz city in North of Afghanistan.

 
US approves $76.7 million contract in support of Afghan Air Force
27 May 2017 08:16

US approves $76.7 million contract in support of Afghan Air Force

The United States has approved a new contract worth $76.7 million in support of the Afghan Air Force as efforts are underway to boost the capabilities of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. (Photo: US Defense Forces in Middle East)

 
Kabul to host 21 nations for peace meeting on June 6
25 May 2017 15:10

Kabul to host 21 nations for peace meeting on June 6

Representatives from 21 nations have been invited to a meeting on peace which will be hosted in Kabul on June 6, officials said Thursday.

 
Bahrainis continue protests in defiance of regime warning
25 May 2017 11:29

Bahrainis continue protests in defiance of regime warning

Bahraini protesters have defied Manama’s warning against holding more public gatherings and stayed on the streets in a show of anger against the regime’s bloody crackdown on Diraz, the home village of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.

 
UK activists call for international action against Al Khalifah regime
25 May 2017 11:21

UK activists call for international action against Al Khalifah regime

UK rights activists have gathered outside Bahrain’s embassy in London to call on the British government and the rest of the international community to stand up to the Bahraini regime and stop its brutal treatment of ant-government protesters.

 
Ghani, Merkel talk by phone about refugees, peace, reforms
25 May 2017 11:01

Ghani, Merkel talk by phone about refugees, peace, reforms

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone on Wednesday, Ghani's office said.

 
One Killed, Nine Wounded In Kunduz City Rocket Attack
25 May 2017 10:58

One Killed, Nine Wounded In Kunduz City Rocket Attack

At least six rockets have hit Kunduz city in the past few hours, in an attack that is ongoing, officials said.

 
Senior Afghan defense officials jailed over Kabul military hospital attack
25 May 2017 10:16

Senior Afghan defense officials jailed over Kabul military hospital attack

Several senior defense officials were jailed by a primary military court over a deadly attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital that left scores of people dead.

 
First leather industry starts work in Herat to curb imports worth $350m
25 May 2017 08:25

First leather industry starts work in Herat to curb imports worth $350m

The first leader production firm started work in western Herat province of Afghanistan with an aim to curb import of leather products from outside the country worth almost $350 million on annual basis.

 
Afghan and Indian officials meet in Moscow, hold talks on key issues
24 May 2017 15:28

Afghan and Indian officials meet in Moscow, hold talks on key issues

The Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar met his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on the sidelines of a summit in Moscow to hold talks on key issues.

 
NATO Chief Urges Russia To Support Afghan-led Peace Process
24 May 2017 15:11

NATO Chief Urges Russia To Support Afghan-led Peace Process

Jens Stoltenberg said ahead of Thursday’s heads of state meeting that the aim was to find a politically negotiated solution to the Afghan war.

 
Karzai met Russian Ambassador to discuss ongoing current Afghan situation
24 May 2017 14:53

Karzai met Russian Ambassador to discuss ongoing current Afghan situation

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan to hold talks regarding the current situation in Afghanistan.

 
Rand Paul seeks Senate vote on Trump’s $110bn Saudi arms deal
24 May 2017 14:37

Rand Paul seeks Senate vote on Trump’s $110bn Saudi arms deal

US Republican Senator Rand Paul is pushing for a vote on President Donald Trump’s recent $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, arguing that it would make Washington complicit in the Riyadh regime’s ongoing war crimes in Yemen.