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Kabul voices displeasure over trilateral meeting on Afghanistan

Kabul voiced displeasure over the planned trilateral meeting between China, Russia and Pakistan on Afghanistan in Moscow on Tuesday, Tolo News reported. Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MoFA) spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni said on Monday that the agenda of the meeting was a matter of …

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Russia supports CPEC : Its crucial for Pak economy,regional connectivity: Alexey Y Dedov

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Russia, Pakistan and China will hold the next round of Trilateral Working Group’s meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow on December 27. This was disclosed by the Russian ambassador to Islamabad Alexey Y Dedov in an exclusive interview with News & Current affairs …

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92 feared dead as Syria-bound Russian military jet crashes in Black Sea

MOSCOW -UNS – A Russian military plane crashed on its way to Syria on Sunday, with no sign of survivors among the 92 onboard, who included dozens of Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops. The Tu-154 plane crashed in …

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UN votes to set up panel to prepare Syria war crimes cases

UNITED NATIONS – The UN General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war. A resolution on establishing the investigative mechanism …

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14 Turkish soldiers killed: Battle for Syria’s al-Bab intensifies

ANKARA: Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing 14 Turkish soldiers and 138 jihadists, the army said. The fighting, in which 33 Turkish soldiers were also wounded, is some of the deadliest …

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Another Russian diplomat shot dead in Moscow

MOSCOW -UNS: A high-ranking Russian diplomat has been found dead from gunshot wounds in Moscow. Petr Polshikov, 56, was found at his home with a bullet wound to his head. The shooting disclosed today came soon after news of the assassination of Russian ambassador to …

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Fethullah Gulen’s FETO is behind attack on Russian envoy: Turkish officials

ANKARA: A Turkish security official said Ankara saw “very strong signs” the gunman who killed Russia’s ambassador there on Monday was a follower of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for orchestrating a failed coup in July. A representative of cleric Fethullah Gulen, Alp Aslandogan, denied …

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Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump’s favor: U.S. officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried …

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Syria conflict: Fierce fighting halts Aleppo evacuation

A deal to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo has stalled, with heavy shelling reported in the Syrian city. A ceasefire was declared in Aleppo on Tuesday and buses brought in to ferry people out of the devastated enclave. But fighting resumed on …

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US ‘One China’ policy could end – Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has questioned whether the US should continue its “One China” policy. US policy since 1979 has respected China’s stance on Taiwan, which it sees as a breakaway province. But Mr Trump said that without concessions from Beijing on trade and other issues, …

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