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Fresh From Iran’s Coronavirus Zone, Now Moving Across Afghanistan

Fresh From Iran’s Coronavirus Zone, Now Moving Across Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has already imported its epidemic. And each day it adds to it, as thousands more displaced Afghans continue to flow across the border from Iran, which has reported among the world’s highest numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths. The returnees, some surely infected with the coronavirus …

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A Secret Accord With the Taliban: When and How the U.S. Would Leave Afghanistan

A Secret Accord With the Taliban: When and How the U.S. Would Leave Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — In a secure facility underneath the Capitol, members of Congress stopped by all last week to review two classified annexes to the Afghan peace accord with the Taliban that set the criteria for a critical element of the agreement: What constitutes enough “peace” for the United States to …

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Dozens killed in attack on political rally in Kabul | World news

Gunmen opened fire on Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan’s capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more before the two attackers were killed by police, officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its website. …

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EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) – The European Union is scrambling for a new agreement with Turkey to prevent migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond flooding into the EU. But there is little sign so far that Ankara is ready to accept the terms Brussels is offering. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses …

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I.C.C. Allows Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry to Proceed, Angering U.S.

I.C.C. Allows Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry to Proceed, Angering U.S.

LONDON — The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that its chief prosecutor could open an investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan including any that may have been committed by Americans, a step that infuriated the Trump administration. The ruling by an appeals court in The Hague reversed …

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Trump becomes the first US president to speak to Taliban leader in phone call

President Donald Trump has spoken on the telephone with a Taliban leader, the first known conversation between a U.S. president and a top Taliban official

President Donald Trump has spoken on the telephone with a Taliban leader, the first known conversation between a U.S. president and a top Taliban official.   Tuesday’s call, which the Taliban said lasted 35 minutes, came days after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement calling for the withdrawal …

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Reporter’s Notebook: A US general makes peace in Afghanistan

Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller shared with Fox News

KABUL, Afghanistan – Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller is going to need all the experience he’s gained during decades in the Army, including with Special Forces in such hot spots as Mogadishu, Anbar province in Iraq, and yes, after 9/11 in Afghanistan. As commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, it’s the …

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Rebecca Grant: After peace deal with Taliban, many uncertainties remain about what comes next in Afghanistan

Rebecca Grant: After peace deal with Taliban, many uncertainties remain about what comes next in Afghanistan

The signing of the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement Saturday in Qatar is a hopeful and historic moment, but the Trump administration knows full well that the security situation across Afghanistan is shaky at best. That’s why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed Taliban leaders that he would “closely watch the Taliban’s compliance …

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Inside Politics forecast: Trump in India, Afghanistan peace deal, a test for AOC and other things to watch this week

Trump focused on crowd size as he heads to India for state visit

1. Trump’s Indian adventure “He will be welcomed with a rally in the world’s largest cricket stadium,” NPR White House reporter Tamara Keith said. “This trip doesn’t have a big trade deal to be announced, it doesn’t have a lot going on. What it has is very large crowds, and …

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A seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan to begin, US announces

7-day reduction in violence set to begin in Afghanistan

“After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This is an important step on a long road to peace, and I call on all Afghans to seize this opportunity,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted Friday morning. …

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