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Afghan Women Activists Fear Return Of Taliban-Era Repressions

By Ron Synovitz Khalida Khorsand, a 35-year-old rights activist from the western Afghan city of Herat, is skeptical about Taliban claims that it has dispensed with its strict rules against girls’ education and women working. The militant Islamic group made the declaration in the midst of recent peace talks with …

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Pompeo Visits Iraq Amid Reports of Iranian Missile Threat

PENTAGON / WHITE HOUSE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unscheduled visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran after intelligence reports indicated that Iran moved short-range ballistic missiles by boat in waters off its shores. The move, first reported by CNN, was one of several …

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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

A year after Trump pulled US out of 2015 agreement, Tehran takes ‘reciprocal measures’ Iran has announced its partial withdrawal from the nuclear deal signed with world powers in 2015, a year after Donald Trump pulled out of the agreement. President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran will stop exporting enriched uranium …

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Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul

Security officials say the attack targeted the office of the non-profit organisation in the Shahr-e-Naw area. The Taliban attacked the offices of an international non-government organisation (NGO) in the Afghanistan capital on Wednesday, setting off a huge explosion and battling Afghan security forces in an assault that wounded at least …

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