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Earthquake kills at least 280 in Afghanistan

At least 280 people have been killed and many others are injured after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Afghanistan early on Wednesday, the ruling Taliban’s official news agency Bakhtar has said. The epicenter was located some 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost in the southeast of the …

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Biden confuses Afghanistan & Ukraine

US President Joe Biden has mixed up the countries of Afghanistan and Ukraine, despite them being more than 3,000km apart, in what was the second major geography gaffe by a senior American official in just one day. The president needed two attempts to get his country choice correct when answering …

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Russian plane flies abandoned pets out of Afghanistan

Five months after the end of the US airlift stranded them in Afghanistan, some 156 dogs and 133 cats are finally on board an Il-76 chartered from a Russian transport company Aviacon Zitotrans, which departed Kabul on Sunday and is bound for Vancouver, Canada.  “The plane is a total beast, …

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Could Ukraine become Russia’s new Afghanistan?

Speculation has run high in Western capitals in recent weeks that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could trigger a ‘guerrilla war’ with US-made weapons, creating an Afghanistan-like quagmire for President Vladimir Putin. In reality, though, should such apocalyptic events ever transpire, an anti-Russian insurgency seems unlikely for a range of …

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Kazakhstan crisis is consequence of US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia claims

Last week’s disturbances in Kazakhstan were fuelled by the US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, allowing “jihadists” to attempt to undermine constitutional order in Kazakhstan, Russia’s ambassador in Washington has claimed. According to Anatoly Antonov, the country has been overrun by “radicals manifesting dehumanizing ideologies.” “Thousands of jihadists and marauders tried …

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Marine who blasted Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal discharged

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller went viral in August after he published a Facebook video criticizing US military leadership for the way it handled the Afghanistan withdrawal that same month. Scheller, who lost a personal acquaintance in a terrorist suicide bombing attack during the withdrawal, said in the video that he …

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China calls for ‘reckoning’ over US atrocity in Afghanistan

“While the US talked about ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ at the ‘Summit for Democracy’, the innocent Afghan people who were gunned down by the US military were brushed aside and their families had no place to complain about their grievances,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters in Beijing on …

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