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20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

By AFP

July 29, 2019 – 4:20 pm

KABUL: Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan’s election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted “peace is coming” to the war-torn nation.


Afghan president seeks ‘clarification’ after Trump war comments

By AFP

July 23, 2019 – 4:52 pm

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn t “want to kill 10 million people”.


French President Macron announces creation of a space force command

By AFP

July 14, 2019 – 4:34 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that would eventually be part of his country’s air force.


Trump threatens to up sanctions as Iran reportedly tries to seize tanker

By AFP

July 11, 2019 – 4:44 pm

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Tehran on Wednesday that sanctions would soon be “increased substantially,” as armed Iranian boats reportedly attempted to seize a British oil tanker in Gulf waters.


Taliban, rival Afghans ‘promise to reduce violence’

By AFP

July 9, 2019 – 3:09 pm

DOHA: The Taliban and rival Afghan parties “promise to reduce violence” following the second and final day of talks in Doha on Monday, Germany’s Afghanistan envoy Markus Potzel said.