North Korea test-fires missiles again- reports

North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles from its central inland area into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday (Sept. 15), South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. Japan’s coast guard previously expressed on its belief Pyongyang fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea, possibly towards the empire’s exclusive economic zone, while Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga

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Ex-Afghanistan president Ghani apologises to Afghans

Former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who escaped from the country in August as the Taliban took control of Kabul and has faced intense criticism for leaving the war-torn nation, apologized on Wednesday (Sept. 8) to the Afghan people that he “could not make it end differently.” Ghani said in a statement on Twitter that he left the capital at the advice of

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Biblical scenes as Afghans flee en mass their country

As the Taliban has been celebrating the withdrawal of US-led NATO forces after 20 years of war, Afghans flee en mass their country. Remarkable footage shows thousands of people walking miles through the desert where the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran all meet. “In the footage, with the human caravan stretching back as far as the eye can see, few words

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Kabul airport carnage death toll rises

A deadly terror attack near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport took the lives of at least 90 Afghans and 13 US soldiers. There are also more than 150 wounded from the blasts, an official with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health told CNN Friday (Aug. 27). Two blasts and gunfire rocked the area outside the airport on Thursday (Aug. 26) evening, Reuters reported citing witnesses. The first targeted the

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Exchange of fire at Kabul Airport and suspension of flights

Afghan, American and German soldiers were involved in an exchange of fire early Monday  (Aug. 23) at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. The gun-battle left one Afghan soldier dead and three more wounded, German military officials said, according to Reuters. The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority also announced on Monday  a suspension of all flights in the Kabul airport until further notice, urging citizens

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The first 48 hours since Taliban took over Kabul

The Taliban held their first official press conference on Tuesday (August 17) since their taking over Kabul without a fight on Sunday (August 15) declaring it wished for peaceful relations with other countries. “We don’t want any internal or external enemies,” Reuters quoted the group’s main spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, as saying. The spokesman also said they are proud of freeing Afghanistan from

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US Embassy urged all Americans to vacate Afghanistan

The United States on Thursday issued a security alert on Thursday (August 12) urging its citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately, amid speedy Taliban gains in the war-torn country. “The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately using available commercial flight options,” a notice on the embassy’s website said. It said its ability to assist Americans in Afghanistan is “extremely limited” because of the security

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