Tag: Central Asia

UN appeals for $850 million to help war-torn Afghanistan

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief in Afghanistan appealed for $850 million Thursday to help the war-torn country cope with the impact of...

Women’s groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan

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UNITED NATIONS — Women’s rights supporters and faith leaders are calling for a United Nations peacekeeping force for Afghanistan to protect hard-won gains for...

UN chief: World faces a `hurricane of humanitarian crises’

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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief warned Friday that a “hurricane of humanitarian crises” around the world has left civilians in conflict areas...

‘He was our eye’: Reuters photographer killed in Afghanistan

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LONDON — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news service was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban...

Pompeo: Afghan fight against Taliban ‘a matter of will’

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he believes Afghan forces can secure the country as the U.S. withdraws,...

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...

U.S. Black Hawk helicopter forced to land in Bucharest

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BUCHAREST — A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter training in Romania was forced to undertake an emergency landing Thursday in central Bucharest, bringing down...

Bush criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal, fears for women

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BERLIN — Former President George W. Bush criticized the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with a German broadcaster released Wednesday, saying he...

Russian fund: India’s top vaccine maker to produce Sputnik V

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MOSCOW — Russia's sovereign fund on Tuesday announced a deal with a top Indian vaccine manufacturer to produce the Russia-designed Sputnik V vaccine. ...

Russia against US troops in Central Asia near Afghanistan

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MOSCOW — Russia has strongly warned the United States against deploying its troops in the former Soviet Central Asian nations following their withdrawal from...