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Turkey can’t have safe zone without Assad’s consent: Russia
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Turkey can’t have safe zone without Assad’s consent: Russia

MOSCOW/SOCHI (Reuters) – Russia told Turkey on Thursday it had no right to create a “safe zone” inside Syria unless…
Acting Pentagon chief visits Iraq, discusses Syria withdrawal
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Acting Pentagon chief visits Iraq, discusses Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit to Iraq…
US promises to keep ISIS fight after ‘100%’ defeat
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US promises to keep ISIS fight after ‘100%’ defeat

The United States promised Wednesday to stay focused on permanently destroying the ISIS group but asked concerned allies to contribute…
Afghan gov’t must be ‘decision-maker’ in any peace deal: Ghani
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Afghan gov’t must be ‘decision-maker’ in any peace deal: Ghani

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday no peace deal between the Taliban and the United States…
Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote
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Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led US Senate backed largely symbolic legislation on Monday that broke with President Donald Trump by…
Senate rebukes Trump, advances measure on Syria troops
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Senate rebukes Trump, advances measure on Syria troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, the Republican-led US Senate advanced largely symbolic legislation on Thursday…
Afghan defense forces decline as peace talks continue: SIGAR
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Afghan defense forces decline as peace talks continue: SIGAR

KABUL (Reuters) – The strength of the embattled Afghan defense forces has declined to its lowest level in four years,…
Roadblocks cast shadows over path to peace in Afghanistan
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Roadblocks cast shadows over path to peace in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – US diplomats and the Afghan Taliban have seen cause for hope in talks to end the United…
In Kabul, US reports ‘agreements in principle’ with Taliban
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In Kabul, US reports ‘agreements in principle’ with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Negotiators for the United States and the Taliban insurgents have reached “agreements in principle” on key…
US committed to pulling foreign forces out of Afghanistan
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US committed to pulling foreign forces out of Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – A senior US government official, speaking after six days of US peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants,…
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