At least seven people killed and six others wounded when separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Kabul, Afghanistan's interior ministry says.
Ilhan Omar called out the US and Israel for separately committing 'unthinkable atrocities' in Afghanistan and Palestine. The statement rubbed both Democrats and Republicans up the wrong way.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
The suicide car bomb blast near a military base in Pul-e-Khumri was followed by a gunfight, killing at least six security force members, according to a spokesperson for the Afghan National Army.
Baghlan police spokesperson says at least 10 men who worked for mine-clearing agency Halo Trust were taken by the Taliban to a room and shot dead.
Turkish officials say Ankara made the proposal at a NATO meeting in May when the US and its partners agreed a plan to withdraw troops by September 11 after 20 years of war trying to defeat Taliban forces.
Over the past two decades, dozens of Afghan translators have been killed and tortured in assaults by the Taliban, which now says those who served alongside US and NATO troops will be safe when foreign forces leave if they show “remorse”.
The governor of Badgis province said at least 11 passengers, including three children, travelling to the city of Qala-e-Naw were killed by the blast.
NATO' chief Jens Stoltenberg says the military organisation’s pullout from Afghanistan is going well, without making a reference to the series of attacks that not only claimed 10 lives, but plunged the country's capital, Kabul, into darkness.
Jens Stoltenberg, however, said that NATO countries would continue to support Afghanistan through civilian experts, who will help to advise government ministries by funding the security forces and with support for slow-moving peace talks.
From Palestine to Kashmir, international institutions have failed to protect human rights and serve as tools of stronger states to pursue their agendas.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian facility will close as an "interim measure" on May 28 – in three days – "in light of the imminent international military withdrawal from Afghanistan."
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