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Afghan Taliban makes no comment on Mullah Omar, distances itself from peace talks

Jul 30, 2015

Afghan Taliban makes no comment on Mullah Omar, distances itself from peace talks

The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul's reported death of their leader Mullah Omar. #Taliban #Middle East #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Mullah Omar #peace talks #Veracity
Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo| Reuters

Jul 30, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo| Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday. The former U.S #United States #India #Afghanistan #Hillary Clinton #Cuba
Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, but does it even matter now?

Jul 29, 2015

Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, but does it even matter now?

This is by no means the first confirmation of the death of the former Head of the Supreme Council of Afghanistan (between 1996 and 2001), but the significance of his death has waned over the years. #India #Terrorism #Taliban #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #Mullah Omar
NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds| Reuters

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force. Following a 90-minute meeting in Brussels, Turkey won the backing it sought for stepping up its role in the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State with air strikes. Ankara made no request to its 27 allies for military help and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg noted that it had the second-largest army in the alliance #Syria #Afghanistan #markets #Iraq #opinion
Insight - Central Asia crackdown on militant Islam risks backlash| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

Insight - Central Asia crackdown on militant Islam risks backlash| Reuters

OSH, Kyrgyzstan Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet "stans" are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a backlash that could bring even greater instability. #United States #India #Syria #Islam #Afghanistan #crisis
United Nations warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone'| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

United Nations warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone'| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien warned Turkey on Tuesday against calling its planned buffer in northern Syria "a safe zone" unless there is a guarantee of protection for civilians who are likely to flood the area for help. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that a "secure zone" would pave the way for the return of 1.7 million Syria refugees currently sheltering in Turkey after fleeing their country's four-year civil war. #Business #United States #India #Islam #Afghanistan #crisis
At least 16 killed in Boko Haram raids on Lake Chad villages | Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

At least 16 killed in Boko Haram raids on Lake Chad villages | Reuters

N'DJAMENA At least 13 suspected Boko Haram militants and three civilians were killed in separate attacks over the weekend after the insurgents raided several remote localities around Lake Chad, Chadian security sources said on Monday. The insurgents are also suspected of kidnapping some 30 people in Katikine village, near the lake. The hostages were taken onboard four speedboats to an unknown destination, one of the security source said, asking not to be named #Business #India #Technology #Afghanistan #Nigeria #Violence #opinion
In war-torn Afghanistan, toy guns are now banned

Jul 27, 2015

In war-torn Afghanistan, toy guns are now banned

Afghanistan's toy guns come mostly from China and neighboring Pakistan #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Eid #News #guns #weapons
21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight in Afghanistan

Jul 27, 2015

21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says that 21 people have been killed by gunmen who fought a gun battle during a wedding in a northern province. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Wedding #Dead #gunmen #gunfight #wounded
NATO calls emergency meeting after Turkish request| Reuters

Jul 27, 2015

NATO calls emergency meeting after Turkish request| Reuters

BRUSSELS NATO Security General Jens Stoltenberg called an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss security at the request of Turkey after last week's suicide bombing there and Turkish security operations against Islamic State and PKK Kurdish militants. #Business #Afghanistan #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion