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High security as Afghanistan marks independence day | World

While Afghanistan’s red, black and green tricolour flag adorned many Kabul streets, the day will largely go unobserved by ordinary Afghans, who are frustrated by the deteriorating security situation. Photo: AFP KABUL: Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile ...

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Trump puts off decision on Afghanistan strategy | World

Trump made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America’s longest war US President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America’s longest war. ...

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Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan | World

Trump´s generals have called the Afghan conflict a stalemate HAGERSTOWN, UNITED STATES: US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began. Trump must decide if he wants to continue ...

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Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back | World

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey and Chairman of the Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), greets an audience in the Sincan district of Ankara, August 14, 2017. AFP/Adem Altan ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in ...

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Tillerson says one American dead in Spain attack | World

An impromptu memorial is seen a day after a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, August 18, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera WASHINGTON: A San Francisco area man on a delayed honeymoon was among the 13 people killed in Thursday’s attack in Spain, his family told a local ...

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Venezuela’s constituent assembly assumes power to legislate | World

Delcy Rodriguez, president of the National Constituent Assembly, speaks during a meeting of the Truth Commission in Caracas, Venezuela, August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino CARACAS: Venezuela’s new legislative super body on Friday gave itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress and fueling criticism by government adversaries that ...

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Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump | Business

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New York, US, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to US President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could ...

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