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Eritrean forces withdraw from key towns in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Soldiers from Eritrea have withdrawn from three key towns in Ethiopia’s Tigray region a day after Tigray fighters took control of...

Nations chart future steps against Islamic State extremists

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ROME — As the U.S. works on its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, members of the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group met Monday...

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

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WASHINGTON — Roughly 650 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes...

Afghan leader says Biden didn’t press him on US captive

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WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Friday that his government would do what it can to help secure the release of an American...

Turkish, US officials discuss Afghan airport security plans

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish and U.S. military officials met in Turkey’s capital on Thursday to discuss plans for Turkish troops to continue securing Kabul’s...

Calls grow to evacuate Afghans to Guam as US troops leave

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SAN DIEGO — In the chaotic, final hours of the Vietnam War, the U.S. evacuated thousands of South Vietnamese who supported the American mission...

Afghanistan accuses Taliban of worst violence in 2 decades,

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UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan’s foreign minister accused the Taliban on Tuesday of carrying out its worst violence in the past two decades and urged...

Austin: Al-Qaida could regroup in Afghanistan in 2 years

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WASHINGTON — An extremist group like al-Qaida may be able to regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the U.S. homeland within two...

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country's borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin...

Hostage advocates concerned by US pullout from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Advocates for Americans held hostage overseas are raising concerns that the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan will make it harder to bring...