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Not all conditions met in Afghanistan agreement

International | Base closures and prisoner releases occur while Taliban attacks escalate
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/16/20, 05:07 pm

AFGHANISTAN: The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it has closed five military bases and reduced the size of its troops stationed in the region to 8,600 as part of an agreement reached with the Taliban in February. The Afghan government, which was not a part of the talks leading to the agreement, has begun phased release of Taliban prisoners under pressure from the Trump administration.

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Sunday sees record number of COVID-19 cases worldwide

International | As refugees in Greece make masks for Americans
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/13/20, 01:53 pm

GLOBAL: Led by increases in the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa, the World Health Organization reported a record number of global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

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Slow-burning conflict flares up in Asia

International | India-China border dispute started at least a century ago
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/20, 04:06 pm

Chanting protesters set fire to Chinese flags and images of Chinese leader Xi Jinping near the country’s embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday. An Indian union of small and medium-sized companies also called for a boycott of 500 Chinese goods following a fight along a disputed border in the Himalayas some 14,000 feet above sea level.

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