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Taliban praise continued US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban praise continued US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Taliban welcomed the latest withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan with the insurgents' spokesman Saturday calling the continued reduction of American forces a ‘good advancement’ ...

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Five women were killed when a projectile exploded at a New Year's Day wedding party in Yemen's Red Sea city of Hodeida, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Militant group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students in northwest Nigeria.

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.

At least three dead as barrage of rocket fire hits Kabul

At least three dead as barrage of rocket fire hits Kabul

At least three people were killed Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated parts of Kabul, officials said, marking the latest attack in an ongoing wave of violence sweeping the Afghan capital.

Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine in decades: UN

Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine in decades: UN

War-torn Yemen is in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen in decades, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Friday.

Australian special forces 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan

Australian special forces 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan

Australia's elite special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions as part of initiation rituals, according to evidence in a searing military inquiry now being referred to a special war crimes prosecutor.

Ethiopia says town seized in Tigray, conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopia says town seized in Tigray, conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government said on Monday it had captured another town in the northern Tigray region after nearly two weeks of fighting in a conflict already spilling into Eritrea ...

Ethiopia names new Tigray head as conflict boils

Ethiopia names new Tigray head as conflict boils

Ethiopia sought to tighten its grip on the rebellious Tigray region on Friday by appointing a new local leader during a military offensive that has killed hundreds and shaken the wider Horn of Africa region.

Gunmen storm Kabul University, kill 22

Gunmen storm Kabul University, kill 22

Gunmen stormed Kabul university Monday ahead of the opening of an Iranian book fair, firing shots and sending students fleeing, Afghan officials and witnesses said.

Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack blamed on the Taliban.

India bans 118 Chinese apps in new backlash over border dispute

India bans 118 Chinese apps in new backlash over border dispute

The government on Wednesday banned 118 more Chinese apps as the backlash intensified against Beijing over an increasingly bitter border showdown between the giant neighbours.