Biden closes one border migrant camp, opens another camp down the road with worse conditions

REYNOSA, Mexico — When Joe Biden was running for president, he promised to close a squalid border tent camp in Mexico where thousands of migrants had been left to await the outcome of their immigration cases by the Trump administration.

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At least 4 Americans are the first to be evacuated from Afghanistan by land, US says
Taliban fighters stand guard behind an airplane left by U.S. forces at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Tim Balk New York Daily News Four U.S. citizens safely escaped Afghanistan by land on Monday, the State Department said, as the American evacuation tilts away from the... Read more
Taliban open fire at anti-Pakistan march in Kabul

Taliban gunmen on Tuesday opened fire to disperse demonstrators holding a protest march in Kabul against what they alleged was “meddling” by Pakistan in Afghanistan’s affairs. According to news agency AFP, around 70 people, mostly women, protested outside the Pakistani embassy in the Afghan capital, raising slogans against the neighbouring country.

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Tanks, attack helicopters, drones: What U.S.-supplied arms mean for the Taliban
 Taliban fighters stand ready as the militant group secure the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in the wake of the American forces completing their withdrawal from the country in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. (MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES) Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times When Taliban fighters rode triumphantly into Kabul airport early Tuesday, they... Read more
Dutch MH17 investigators request Russian military personnel anonymously aid investigation

Paris — Dutch investigators investigating the 2014 downing of the passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine have called on Russian military personnel to anonymously provide information.

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A Soviet submarine nuclear reactor has been found in Russia’s Kara Sea

Moscow — A container with a Soviet submarine’s nuclear reactor was discovered during survey work in the Kara Sea in northern Russia, authorities there said on Thursday.

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China to invest, rebuild Afghanistan under the Taliban rule
Rome — After the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban will rely primarily on money from China, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday. “China is our most important partner and represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity for us, because it is ready to invest and rebuild our country,” Mujahid said. He added... Read more
Pakistan minister says top Taliban leaders ‘born and trained’ in Pakistan
Poulomi Ghosh Hindustan Times, New Delhi Pakistan interior minister Sheikh Rashid has recently said in an interview that Pakistan has taken care of the Taliban for a long time. “All top Taliban leaders were born and brought up in Pakistan. This has been our ‘service’ that we trained them and many more might be studying,” Sheikh Rashid said in an... Read more
Al-Qaeda congratulates Taliban for ‘historic victory’ in Afghanistan

Amman — The al-Qaeda terrorist network congratulated the Taliban this week for its “historic victory” against the United States, which just ended a 20-year presence in Afghanistan and flew its last soldier out of the country.

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Russian military completes exercises in Tajikistan near Afghan border
A Kyrgyz special forces soldier guards the “Golovnoy” watershed, where the first clashes between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards began near the Tajik border, near the village of Kok-Tash, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images/TNS) Moscow — Russian tanks completed military exercises in Tajikistan on Wednesday, following the withdrawal of US troops... Read more