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Afghanistan’s neighbors wary as US seeks nearby staging area

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a close-by spot to respond to...

US, Afghan’s neighbors scramble to address Taliban surge

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ISLAMABAD — A Taliban surge has put the insurgent force in control of key border posts, opened up fresh sources of revenue and rattled...

Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday, citing “key differences” with the president after nine months of political wrangling that failed...

UAE inaugurates embassy in Israel in downtown Tel Aviv

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JERUSALEM — The United Arab Emirates formally opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday, inaugurating its diplomatic offices in Tel Aviv less than a...

UK plans to end prosecutions for N Ireland ‘Troubles’ crimes

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LONDON — The U.K. government announced Wednesday that it plans to introduce a statute of limitations for alleged crimes committed during decades of violence...

Blind Chinese dissident who escaped in 2012 now a US citizen

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A blind Chinese dissident who escaped to the United States in 2012 is now an American citizen. ...

Biden taps GOP former Sen. Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve...

Biden taps GOP former Sen. Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve...

US-Russia say climate talks a springboard to ease tensions

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MOSCOW — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed hope on Monday that climate change talks could act as...

US pulls visas of 100 Nicaraguan legislators, judges

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The U.S. State Department announced Monday it is revoking the travel visas of 100 legislators, judges and prosecutors who aided the...