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The Foreign Office on Tuesday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Wardak, in West Kabul , that has reportedly taken more than 100 lives, ARY News reported . The Taliban continues to stage spectacular battlefield attacks in Afghanistan despite harsh winter weather. The attack comes days after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted the convoy of Logar province's governor, killing at least seven security guards.
  • Senate rejects Democratic efforts to prevent sanctions relief for Russian oligarch

    Senate rejects Democratic efforts to prevent sanctions relief for Russian oligarch

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    But even some Republicans who usually support President Donald Trump and his agenda didn't buy the argument that Deripaska still wouldn't in some way control the companies from which he divested his interests. At the time, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin cited Russia's occupation of Crimea and its efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine, its military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, its "malicious cyber activities" and its attempts "to subvert Western democracies".
  • 'Horrific attack': Student killed while on phone with sister

    'Horrific attack': Student killed while on phone with sister

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    That followed a similar case in 2012, when Irish woman Jill Meagher was raped and murdered in Melbourne's inner north while walking home - prompting mass rallies to remember her and raise the issue of women's safety. "We can not believe that something like this happened in Australia, we think it's very safe there". The victim's uncle, Abed Katane, told Israel's Haaretz newspaper that Ms Maasarwe had been studying at Shanghai University and had spent recent months in Melbourne on a ...
  • Lavrov: Russia expects Syrian govt gains in east

    Lavrov: Russia expects Syrian govt gains in east

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    The U.S. Embassy did not immediately comment. "So our prospects in trade, economic and investment areas are very, very significant", the top Russian diplomat said. S. negotiators stonewalled, repeating Washington's demand for Russian Federation to destroy the 9M729 missile it claims runs afoul of the pact. Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday Jan.
  • Pompeo meets King Salman, MBS in Riyadh AP

    Pompeo meets King Salman, MBS in Riyadh AP

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    He would not comment on USA intelligence that has suggested the crown prince may have ordered the killing. US President Donald Trump has brushed aside worldwide outrage to stand by Prince Mohammed over the murder of Khashoggi , whose corpse was dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.
  • Iran to launch two satellites in ‘coming days’

    Iran to launch two satellites in ‘coming days’

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    Washington says the Iranian space launches violate the resolution. The satellite, Payam, was launched to collect environmental information, but technical problems came during the final stage of the launch, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi was cited as saying by Xinhua news agency.
  • Death toll from Nairobi attack rises to 21 and 50 unaccounted for

    Death toll from Nairobi attack rises to 21 and 50 unaccounted for

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    Early on Wednesday, a Kenyan official said all the buildings in the complex had been retaken from the terrorists and there was no threat to the public. Kenya has often been targeted by al Shabaab , who killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping centre in 2013 and almost 150 students at Garissa university in 2015.
  • We have never had a hard Irish border, insists Foster

    We have never had a hard Irish border, insists Foster

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    Its preparations will be underpinned by one single emergency Brexit bill incorporating 17 new laws that Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney will, if required, begin moving through parliament in the final week of February. Ms McDonald also referred to a comment from DUP leader Arlene Foster, who said there had never been a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.
  • Trump's attorney general pick: I will not be bullied

    Trump's attorney general pick: I will not be bullied

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    William Barr is the nominee to be the next Attorney General. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in light of a memo he wrote criticizing special counsel Robert Mueller's obstruction-of-justice investigation.
  • Intel: Manbij attack may strengthen Turkey's hand against Syrian Kurds

    Intel: Manbij attack may strengthen Turkey's hand against Syrian Kurds

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    USA "service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today", Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) tweeted. An image grab taken from a video obtained by AFPTV on 16 January 2019 shows USA troops gathered at the scene of a suicide attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij .
  • Anger as Mnangagwa raises petrol prices in Zimbabwe

    Anger as Mnangagwa raises petrol prices in Zimbabwe

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    One of the dead was a police officer who was stoned to death by protesters in the city of Bulawayo, while two people died during protests in Chitungwiza, a town south of the capital Harare, and Kadoma, a town 141km to the west, police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told Reuters news agency on Tuesday.
  • Trump says he 'never worked for Russia' in response to NYT report

    Trump says he 'never worked for Russia' in response to NYT report

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    Comey at the time was leading an investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election. A separate Washington Post report said that Trump had also aroused concerns by going to unusual lengths to prevent even his close aides from knowing the contents of conversations he had during summits with President Vladimir Putin .
  • Texas Democrat Julian Castro launches 2020 campaign

    Texas Democrat Julian Castro launches 2020 campaign

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    He announced his official entry in the race during an event in a Spanish-style plaza less than 200 miles from the U.S. -Mexico border. Two days after the president visited the border to promote his promised wall, Castro mocked Trump for claiming that the US faces an "invasion" from its ally to the south.
  • U.S. equating Kurds with PYD/YPG 'fatal mistake': Turkey

    U.S. equating Kurds with PYD/YPG 'fatal mistake': Turkey

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    President Donald Trump said Sunday the United States would "devastate Turkey economically" if the NATO-allied country attacks Kurds in the region. "The mission in Syria is not yet complete and we must continue to work with our partners and allies to ensure that ISIS is destroyed and never returns", Graham said using another acronym for the Daesh terrorists .