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‘Everyone is tired of war’: Trump to meet Taliban leaders; deal will send ‘wrong signal to America’s enemies’, say critics
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‘Everyone is tired of war’: Trump to meet Taliban leaders; deal will send ‘wrong signal to America’s enemies’, say critics

US President Donald Trump said he would be personally meeting leaders of the Taliban in the near future and rejected criticism of a deal that the United States signed with Taliban insurgents

Imran Khan demands immediate report on Quetta suicide bombing that killed 16, injured 19; IS claims responsibility for incident
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Imran Khan demands immediate report on Quetta suicide bombing that killed 16, injured 19; IS claims responsibility for incident

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday demanded an immediate report on the suicide bombing at a Quetta mosque during Friday prayers that killed at least 16 people and left 19 others injured in the restive Balochistan province, terming the incident as a condemnable "cowardly terrorist attack".

Fate of 10 Indian widows of Islamic State terrorists, imprisoned in Afghanistan, casts new light on movement that led dozens from Kashmir to Kerala into Nangarhar
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Fate of 10 Indian widows of Islamic State terrorists, imprisoned in Afghanistan, casts new light on movement that led dozens from Kashmir to Kerala into Nangarhar

Ten Indian women, the widows of Islamic State terrorists killed in combat in the mountains of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, are now being held in Kabul's Badam Bagh prison, highly-placed government sources have told Network 18. The government is still debating whether to seek their extradition to face trial on terrorism charges in India, or leave them to face prosecution and punishment under Afghan law, the sources said.

Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran
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Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran

Day after attack on American embassy in Baghdad, US troops fire tear gas to disperse pro-Iran protesters
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Day after attack on American embassy in Baghdad, US troops fire tear gas to disperse pro-Iran protesters

The militiamen were protesting deadly US airstrikes that targeted an Iran-backed militia over the weekend, killing 25 fighters.

A decade from space: 13 images that show natural, technological and political changes on Earth
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A decade from space: 13 images that show natural, technological and political changes on Earth

Maxar Tech, satellite imagery company, released images of some of the biggest events of the decade.

US completes military drawdown from northeastern Syria, leaves around 600 troops across rest of country, says Defence Secy Mark Esper
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US completes military drawdown from northeastern Syria, leaves around 600 troops across rest of country, says Defence Secy Mark Esper

Mark Esper also did not rule out being able to reduce US troop levels in Syria further if European allies contributed to the Syria mission

American troops to remain in Syria as long as Islamic State has presence in region, says US military official Mark Milley
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American troops to remain in Syria as long as Islamic State has presence in region, says US military official Mark Milley

'There will be less than 1,000, American troops for sure', general Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 'Probably in the 500ish frame, maybe six'

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death not enough to compensate for Islamic State's atrocities, says Yazidi laureate Nadia Murad
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death not enough to compensate for Islamic State's atrocities, says Yazidi laureate Nadia Murad

Murad became a voice for minority Yazidis, founding an organization to help women, children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities, human trafficking

Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's replacement could surface within weeks, claims top US official
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Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's replacement could surface within weeks, claims top US official

The Islamic State group's leadership has a 'deep bench' and a replacement for deceased chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could surface within weeks, the US government's top counter-terrorism expert said.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death ushers in new phase for Islamic State; next leader could consolidate hold on Syria, Iraq or focus on global outreach
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death ushers in new phase for Islamic State; next leader could consolidate hold on Syria, Iraq or focus on global outreach

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's demise only a few months after Islamic State lost its territorial hold ushers in a new phase for the group amid uncertainty over the new leadership as thousands of its supporters and members languish in prisons in northeastern Syria

Over 100 Islamic State prisoners escape prison in Syria, says senior US envoy James Jeffrey
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Over 100 Islamic State prisoners escape prison in Syria, says senior US envoy James Jeffrey

More than 100 prisoners of the Islamic State extremist movement have escaped in Syria in the chaos since Turkey's incursion, a senior US official said Wednesday.

Donald Trump switches from threatening to 'obliterate' Turkey economy to inviting its president to visit White House
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Donald Trump switches from threatening to 'obliterate' Turkey economy to inviting its president to visit White House

In a span of 24 hours, President Donald Trump moved from threatening to obliterate Turkey's economy if it invades Syria to inviting its president to visit the White House

Donald Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy if it goes 'off-limits' on Syria; threat comes hours after announcement to withdraw troops
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Donald Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy if it goes 'off-limits' on Syria; threat comes hours after announcement to withdraw troops

Donald Trump threatened Turkey with totally obliterating its economy if it went 'off-limits' on Syria, hours after the White House announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria's northern border.

A compassionate lens: Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Guzy's photographs have a rare quality — empathy
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A compassionate lens: Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Guzy's photographs have a rare quality — empathy

Carol Guzy has worked in volatile and historic situations — among them, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Kosovo refugees escaping into Albania as they fled Serb ethnic cleansing in 1999, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the devastating effects of ISIS in Iraq in 2017, and migrants journeying to America in 2018.

Islamic State remains resilient in Afghanistan despite 'high pace' of operations by govt, international forces: Antonio Guterres
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Islamic State remains resilient in Afghanistan despite 'high pace' of operations by govt, international forces: Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Islamic State extremist group remains resilient in Afghanistan despite 'a high pace' of operations against it by government and international forces

'Reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible': Afghanistan slams Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir issue with US-led peace process
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'Reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible': Afghanistan slams Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir issue with US-led peace process

Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir with the US-led peace process in Afghanistan was "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible", Kabul has asserted.

Mia Khalifa says she has earned very little money in her brief career as an adult film actress
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Mia Khalifa says she has earned very little money in her brief career as an adult film actress

Mia Khalifa says that her popularity grew when she wore a hijab in an adult film.

4 members of Islamic State-affiliate terror outfit arrested in Kolkata, police say Special Task Force acted on tip-off
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4 members of Islamic State-affiliate terror outfit arrested in Kolkata, police say Special Task Force acted on tip-off

Kolkata Police on Tuesday said it has arrested four members of an Islamic State-affiliated terror outfit from two places in the city.