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New round of US-Taliban talks opens in Doha: Taliban

New round of US-Taliban talks opens in Doha: Taliban

Doha: Talks between the US and the Taliban seeking to end nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan resumed in Doha on Saturday, the Taliban said. “Today the talks began,” the insurgent group’s spokesman in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, told AFP. The US, which invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban in 2001, wants to withdraw thousands […]

Cold War-era disarmament treaty ends, UN chief laments

Cold War-era disarmament treaty ends, UN chief laments

United Nations: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his “deep regret” that the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia came to an end. In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Friday, the UN chief recalled that he had “consistently called on both the United States and the […]

Twin attacks kill 20 policemen in Yemen’s Aden

Twin attacks kill 20 policemen in Yemen’s Aden

Dubai: Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen’s government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and the other by jihadists, security and medical sources said. Civilians were among scores of people wounded in the two attacks which targeted the United Arab Emirates-backed police and shattered a year of relative calm […]

‘Highly gratified’ by cooperation from ‘great friend’ India on Iranian sanctions: US

‘Highly gratified’ by cooperation from ‘great friend’ India on Iranian sanctions: US

Washington: The US is “highly gratified” by the cooperation from a “great friend” like India in enforcing the oil sanctions on Tehran, the White House said on Wednesday as the Trump administration slapped sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Tensions between the US and Iran have heightened after Washington last year withdrew from the […]

US slaps sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

US slaps sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

Washington: In an unprecedented move, the United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the ground that he acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Iranian Supreme Leader. “This action represents another step toward denying the Iranian regime the resources to enable terror […]

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