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Taliban blast kills US soldier, several civilians in Kabul

A Taliban car bomb exploded and killed U.S. and Romanian service members and 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday, the second major attack this week as the Afghan government warned that a U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America’s longest war was moving …

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International Politics of Syrian Refugee Return: The Case of Lebanon

Introduction The Syrian refugee crisis has been one of the major challenges facing the Lebanese government in recent years. Since the eruption of the civil war in Lebanon in 2011, over one million Syrians, many of whom are not officially registered as refugees, have flooded the country. Given the magnitude …

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US Spy Chief Dan Coats to Resign

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his national intelligence chief, Dan Coats, is resigning after two years on the job and frequent policy clashes with the White House. Coats tendered his resignation in a letter to Trump dated Sunday. Trump tweeted Sunday that Coats will step down August 15. He …

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Romania Says It Blocked A Russian Arms Shipment To Serbia

Romania has announced it has blocked a Russian military shipment to Serbia earlier this month because of international sanctions against Moscow for its actions in Ukraine. In a statement released on July 26, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said that it could not issue a transit permit for the shipment due …

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Turkey: Russia Completes First Part of Delivery of Missile Defense System

The Turkish government says Russia has completed delivery of the first shipment of Moscow’s S-400 missile defense system, which has been a point of contention with the United States. The announcement comes as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirms his commitment to use the system next year, while reaffirming his …

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Bahraini militias threaten attacks over state executions

As Bahrain is set to imminently execute two individuals accused of terrorism, Iranian-backed militant groups on the island have threatened retaliatory actions against the state. Ali Mohamed al Arab and Ahmed Isa al Malali are expected to be executed by the Bahraini government for allegedly joining a militia group and …

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