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Almost 4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in first half of 2019: UN

By Reuter

July 30, 2019 – 3:43 pm

KABUL: At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against militant groups, including a big increase in the number of casualties caused by government and NATO-led troops, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


Trump wants forces reduced in Afghanistan by next US election: Pompeo

By Reuter

July 30, 2019 – 3:42 pm

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next US presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, introducing a timeline to Washington’s plan for cutting troop numbers there.


Taliban reject direct talks with Afghan government

By Reuter

July 28, 2019 – 5:25 pm

KABUL: The Taliban said on Sunday they will not hold direct talks with the Afghan government and rejected a statement from a senior minister about plans to hold such a meeting in the next two weeks, a senior Taliban official said.


Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

By Reuter

July 28, 2019 – 5:25 pm

MOSCOW: Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin’s tight grip on power.


Iran observes all US ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief

By Reuter

July 23, 2019 – 4:52 pm

GENEVA: Iran observes all US ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran’s navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site.