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Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of western Kabul on Wednesday.

After a devastating attack on Ghazni last week, the Taliban attacked two checkpoints in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 soldiers and police.

Turkey to increase tariffs on US products

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Turkey to increase tariffs on US products

Ankara announced a decision to increase tariffs on American products as tensions between the two countries continue.

Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

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Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

A Turkish court rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a severe crisis in relations between Turkey ...

Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

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Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

The Turkish president told supporters they could turn to Samsungs, rather than iPhones, and other goods made by non-US firms.

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14 Afghan soldiers killed after Taliban overrun northern base

The capture of the Chenaya base in Faryab comes days after the insurgents launched a brazen assault on Ghazni just two hours from Kabul.

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US seeking to stab Turkey 'in the back': Erdogan

The US is seeking to stab its NATO ally in the back, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Asian, European stocks tumble as Turkish lira sinks further

The Turkish lira dropped eight percent on Monday, days after it lost 16 percent of its value when Washington doubled steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey

Erdogan said the lira crash is part of a plot against Turkey, led by the US.

Afghan forces claim control of embattled city from Taliban

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Afghan forces claim control of embattled city from Taliban

Afghan security forces have claim to be fully in control of an eastern city hours after Taliban said they had captured it.

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Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' amid economic war

Turkey's President Erdogan has blasted the US for choosing to compromise relations with a strategic ally over a pastor.

Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: officials

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Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: officials

A roadside bomb targeting security forces killed eight civilians, including women and children, authorities said on Wednesday.

US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

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US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

Senior US and Turkish officials have held talks in Washington aimed at ending a sharp rift between the NATO allies over the detention ...

An 'Arab <em>NATO</em>' against Iran: easier said than done

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

Turkish delegation to head to US to defuse crisis

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Turkish delegation to head to US to defuse crisis

A Turkish delegation will head to Washington in the coming days to de-escalate tensions between the NATO allies in order to revive the ...

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NATO probing reports Afghan police killed in US airstrike

NATO is investigating reports that at least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, its mission said on Tuesday.

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Taliban commander killed while building a bomb at home

A commander and his two relatives were killed in the explosion in Helmand province, after a bomb he was making prematurely exploded.

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Suicide attack kills three NATO troops in Afghanistan

The US military has said that three NATO troops have been killed and three injured in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack.

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US, Turkish officials meet as tensions grow over pastor

The meeting came days after Washington hit two top Turkish officials with sanctions over Brunson's detention, prompting Ankara to threaten ...

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

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Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, ...

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US slaps sanctions on Turkey officials over detained pastor

The detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson has soured relations between NATO allies Washington and Ankara.

Turkey court rejects appeal for US pastor's release

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Turkey court rejects appeal for US pastor's release

An appeal to release from house arrest a US pastor whose detention on terror-related charges has strained relations between NATO allies ...

Turkey's President Erdogan rejects US sanctions threat over pastor

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Turkey's President Erdogan rejects US sanctions threat over pastor

Turkey has dismissed US threats over Pastor Andrew Brunson who could face 35 years in a Turkish prison if convicted of espionage.

Turkey would stand its ground against US sanctions: Erdogan

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Turkey would stand its ground against US sanctions: Erdogan

The remarks come after US President Donald Trump threatened 'large sanctions' unless Turkey releases jailed American pastor Andrew Brunson.

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