Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge, after the military imposed a second straight overnight internet shutdown in an attempt to grind down an anti-coup uprising.
The stalled release of prisoners has delayed talks between Afghanistan's government and the militant group but negotiations are expected to begin once the inmate impasse is overcome.
The Trump administration has pushed to reduce US troops in Germany for years, criticising Berlin for failing to meet NATO defence spending targets.
A report carried by the New York Times said the White House has yet to authorize any steps against Russia in response to the bounties.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement comes amid a steady downward spiral in China-US ties and a tense China-India border stand-off in disputed Kashmir.
Washington and Baghdad held their first strategic dialogue months after the US killing of the top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad fuelled bilateral tensions.
US President Donald Trump said last month that he planned to reduce the overall troop presence to 8,600, with further reductions possible. Approximately 13,000 US troops are currently in Afghanistan.
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
The US military presence in Iraq, Trump says, is "perfectly situated for looking at all over different parts of the troubled Middle East" and adds that Washington will not give up its bases there.
Two US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that US President Donald Trump may withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan.
The attack in Shabwa province is the latest in a string of shootings suspected to have been carried out by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which targeting military checkpoints and outposts.
Another explosion struck the heart of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 90 and wounding over 300 people. It was just the latest in a series of attacks on a people that are the victims of seemingly perpetual war.
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