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Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warns

WorldNews Thursday, 29 October 2020
Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warnsAl-Qaeda is still "heavily embedded" within the Taliban in Afghanistan, in spite of a historic US-Taliban agreement earlier this year, a...
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Many countries impose restrictions over pledged funds pending on progress in talks between the Taliban and the government, among others.

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Military dog receives animal equivalent of Victoria Cross [Video]

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A military dog, who saved the lives of British soldiers in Afghanistan has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Kuno the Belgian shepherd was injured in action while tackling an al-Qaeda gunman, but the four-year-old heroic dog proved to be the difference in the battle and has been awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery from veterinary charity the PDSA. Report by Fullerg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Medal for hero military dog Kuno who tackled al Qaeda gunman [Video]

Medal for hero military dog Kuno who tackled al Qaeda gunman

A retired military working dog called Kuno has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after running through gunfire to tackle an Al Qaeda insurgent. Kuno, a Belgian Shepherd Malinois, received bullets to his back legs during the compound raid in 2019, leaving him in need of several operations and eventually the amputation of part of one paw. However, the then-four-year-old dog proved to be the difference in the siege, with his intervention credited with turning the tide when the assault force was pinned down under grenade and machine-gun fire. Despite the pain he later endured, a pair of prosthetic limbs mean Kuno is now able to enjoy retirement. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Terrorist safe havens, sanctuaries operating across Durand Line must end for peace in Afghanistan: India [Video]

Terrorist safe havens, sanctuaries operating across Durand Line must end for peace in Afghanistan: India

India on November 20 at the United Nations (UN) said that as peace process and violence cannot go together, therefore for durable peace in Afghanistan there must be "an end to terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries operating across the Durand Line". While speaking during Arria Formula Meeting at the UN on the theme "What can the Security Council do to support the peace process in Afghanistan", TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations urged the Security Council to speak "unequivocally against violence and terrorist forces" and act against the terrorist sanctuaries and safe-havens. He said, "Even as we meet today, fighting continues in Afghanistan in several areas across the country. Reports are coming in of civilians, including children and women, killed or injured in the violence. Terrorist attacks continue to target innocents and institutions of learning." "It is our view that peace process and violence cannot go hand in hand, and we call for immediate comprehensive ceasefire. For durable peace in Afghanistan, we have to put an end to terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries operating across the Durand Line. The report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team under the Al-Qaeda/Da'esh Sanctions Committee has also highlighted the presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan. For violence to end in Afghanistan, these terrorist supply chains must be broken," he added.

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PM Morrison slams 'repugnant' Chinese post

China and Russia have condemned allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan, claiming special forces accused of crimes won't be held accountable.
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At least 31 Afghan soldiers killed in suicide bombing [Video]

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Local health officials say another 24 were injured in one of the country's worst attacks in recent months.

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Gunmen attack military camp after suicide car bombing in E. Afghanistan

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Casualties were feared after a suicide bomb attack and ensuing gunfight outside a military camp in Ghazni city, capital..
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Tigray leader calls on Ethiopia PM to withdraw troops; China and Australia clash over graphic tweet

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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Eritrea refugees in Ethiopia run out of food, UN says

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UN Chief Hopes Those Behind Rice Farm Massacre in Nigeria to Be Brought to Justice

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At least 110 civilians killed in ‘gruesome’ Nigeria massacre [Video]

At least 110 civilians killed in ‘gruesome’ Nigeria massacre

Farmers harvesting crops in Borno state attacked by armed men on motorcycles, in the ‘most violent direct’ assault against civilians this year, UN says.

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