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U.S., Afghanistan concur with outlines of post-2014 security

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States and Afghanistan agreed Saturday on a draft deal that would keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past next year, but only if Afghan political and tribal leaders agree to a key U.S. demand that American troops not be subject to Afghan law, Secretary of State John Kerry said. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the ...

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African summit attacks

The International Criminal Court was under fire over its “unfair” and “totally unacceptable” treatment of Africa, with African Union ministers calling for cases against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders to be deferred. The two-day meeting comes amid mounting tensions between The Hague-based ICC and Kenya, whose president and vice-president have been charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly masterminding a vicious ...

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African summit attacks

The International Criminal Court was under fire over its “unfair” and “totally unacceptable” treatment of Africa, with African Union ministers calling for cases against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders to be deferred. The two-day meeting comes amid mounting tensions between The Hague-based ICC and Kenya, whose president and vice-president have been charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly masterminding a vicious ...

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North Korea warns of ‘all-out war’

SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday issued a fresh warning of an “all-out war”, urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as “nuclear blackmail”. In a thinly veiled threat to strike the United States, the North’s National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by leader Kim Jong-Un, said the US government must withdraw its policy of hostility against ...

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North Korea warns of ‘all-out war’

SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday issued a fresh warning of an “all-out war”, urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as “nuclear blackmail”. In a thinly veiled threat to strike the United States, the North’s National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by leader Kim Jong-Un, said the US government must withdraw its policy of hostility against ...

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UN extends NATO force in Afghanistan for last time

October 11: The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan for the last time before it hands over total responsibility for security to Afghan forces at the end of 2014. The resolution adopted by the council yesterday said the situation in Afghanistan “still constitutes a threat to international peace and security.” ...

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Pak Taliban ‘commander’ captured in Afghanistan

KABUL, Oct 11: US troops are holding a senior Tehreek-i- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ‘commander’ they captured in Afghanistan a week ago, an Afghan official said on Friday. The capture could be a…

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Pak Taliban ‘commander’ captured in Afghanistan

KABUL, Oct 11: US troops are holding a senior Tehreek-i- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ‘commander’ they captured in Afghanistan a week ago, an Afghan official said on Friday. The capture could be a…

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Republicans, Obama aim to end crisis after meet

President Barack Obama and Republican leaders appeared ready to end a political crisis that has shuttered much of the US government and pushed the country dangerously close to default after meeting at the White House on Thursday. No deal emerged from the 90-minute meeting, but talks…

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Republicans, Obama aim to end crisis after meet

President Barack Obama and Republican leaders appeared ready to end a political crisis that has shuttered much of the US government and pushed the country dangerously close to default after meeting at the White House on Thursday. No deal emerged from the 90-minute meeting, but talks…

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