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Blast kills dozens at Afghan president’s election rally

Blast kills dozens at Afghan president’s election rally

Abdul Shahmim Tanha, AFP | An Afghan firefighter sprays water on the ground at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan Province on the outskirts of Kabul on September 17, 2019. An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed […]

Pentagon puts brakes on 3 border barrier projects because of cost By Matthew Chot

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The border projects are part of a larger effort by the Trump administration to use Pentagon funds to deliver on President Donald Trump’s keystone campaign promise of a border wall. | Mario Tama/Getty Images The Defense Department is no longer moving forward with three border barrier projects in California and Arizona, according to a court filing Monday. […]

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WATCH Russian supersonic Tu-22M3 bomber’s terrifying crash-landing in near-zero visibility(Video)

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WATCH Russian supersonic Tu-22M3 bomber’s terrifying crash-landing in near-zero visibility(Video)

A horrific video of a Russian Tu-22M3 crash in Murmansk Region emerged online, showing the strategic bomber’s approach in near-zero visibility and the moment it slammed into the airstrip and snapped in half, bursting into flames. Video of the tragedy, apparently recorded by one of the servicemen at an air base near the city of […]

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Oil prices up 10% as attack on Saudi facilities disrupts output and Trump authorised the release of oil supplies from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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Oil prices up 10% as attack on Saudi facilities disrupts output  and Trump authorised the release of oil supplies from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Oil prices saw a record surge on Monday after attacks on two Saudi facilities slashed output in the world’s top exporter by half, fuelling fresh geopolitical fears as Donald Trump blamed Iran and raised the possibility of a military strike on the country. Brent futures surged $12 in the first few minutes of business – […]

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Libyan citizens grieve protracted liquidity crisis in banking system

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Libyan citizens grieve protracted liquidity crisis in banking system

People form long lines in front of a bank in Tripoli, Libya. After years of revolution and a series of reforms, Libyan citizens are still suffering from a liquidity crisis in the financial system that causes long lines in front of banks to withdraw only small amounts of cash Under the unbearable summer sun, people […]

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Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oil

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Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oil

Also Sunday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that he authorized the use of oil from the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve to “keep the markets well-supplied,” if needed. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States was “locked and loaded” following a drone attack on a major Saudi […]

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Delivery of second S-400 battery to Turkey completed, Defense Ministry says

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Delivery of second S-400 battery to Turkey completed, Defense Ministry says

Russian military cargo plane carrying S-400 missile defense system from Russia to the Mürted military airbase, in Ankara. (AFP Photo) The delivery of the second battery of the Russian S-400 missile defense system has been completed, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The ministry said training of Turkish personnel was still ongoing and the system […]

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US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil plants Drone attacks on processing facilities cut kingdom’s oil output by more than half

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Smoke billows from an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia © VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil plants Drone attacks on processing facilities cut kingdom’s oil output by more than half Smoke billows from an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia © VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS Share on Twitter […]

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Trump says he expects to meet North Korean leader at some point this year

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Trump says he expects to meet North Korean leader at some point this year

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at some point later this year. At the White House, Trump was asked by reporters if he plans to meet Kim this year and whether he has a new proposal for denuclearization negotiations with Pyongyang. “At some point, yes,” […]

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Indian army chief stokes flames of war with threat to occupy Azad Kashmir

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Indian army chief stokes flames of war with threat to occupy Azad Kashmir

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. PHOTOS: FILE India’s zest for war with Pakistan continues to endanger regional and global peace with the country’s army chief now threatening military action to occupy Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). In a statement validating Islamabad’s claims that New Delhi is avidly seeking a military confrontation, India’s Army Chief General […]

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