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At least 17 killed as extreme cold sweeps across Afghanistan

A severe cold snap killed at least 17 people in Afghanistan, government officials said, as heavy snowfall and rain continued to lash parts of the country, Trend reports citing Reuters. Afghanistan is no stranger to extreme winter weather, during which various warring groups in the country have historically ceased hostilities, but this year has been […]

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Trump visits US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch President Trump address US troops: “The Taliban wants to make a deal” President Donald Trump has made an unannounced visit to American troops in Afghanistan and said the US and the Taliban have been engaged in talks. “The Taliban wants to make a deal,” Mr Trump […]

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Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

MANAMA (Reuters) – The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navy’s top civilian over the saga. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark […]

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Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL’s expulsion review, despite Trump objection

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump’s assertion that he not be expelled. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher […]

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