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U.S. casualty in car bombing in Kabul

International | Afghan president calls a U.S.-Taliban peace deal ‘meaningless’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/05/19, 03:05 pm

AFGHANISTAN: A Taliban car bomb on Thursday near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has killed two NATO service members, an American and a Romanian. At least 10 civilians also died in the attack. It’s the second major attack this week, and the fourth U.S. service member killed in the past two weeks, as the Afghan government warned against a U.S.-Taliban deal: “Peace with a group that is still killing innocent people is meaningless,” said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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Migrating capitals

International | Indonesia joins several other nations in moving their seats of government to new cities
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/03/19, 04:06 pm

The Indonesian government last week said it will build a new capital city from the ground up to alleviate pollution, traffic, and environmental hazards in its current capital, Jakarta.

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U.S. on the verge of agreement with Taliban

International | The deal could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/29/19, 01:15 pm

AFGHANISTAN: Insiders say U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad is on the verge of an agreement with the Taliban, paving the way for the withdrawal of about 14,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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