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Biden says U.S. killed al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in drone strike

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday evening that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had been killed in a drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan over the weekend. “I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield,” Biden said in live remarks from the Blue Room …

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China urges U.S. to return assets to Afghanistan

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the United States to unconditionally return assets belonging to the Afghan people and take concrete actions to repair the damage caused to them. Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper, launched an online petition on Thursday, calling on the U.S. government …

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Biden enters 2nd year in office with unmet priorities

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | This week marks one year since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, with plummeting approval ratings and unresolved key priorities. A year ago when Biden spoke to a divided nation, weeks after the U.S. Capitol riot, he said he would bring back unity and do “great …

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Afghan children fall victim to export of U.S. democracy

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The United States portrays itself as a model of democracy for the rest of the world, but its so-called “beacon of democracy” has long collapsed. Multiple countries that have been imposed the U.S. style of democracy have witnessed prolonged conflicts and insecurity, tattered national economy and …

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Taliban supreme leader Akhundzada makes debut in Kandahar

Kandahar,  Afghanistan | Xinhua | The Taliban’s elusive leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada made his debut in the group’s birthplace Kandahar on Saturday and visited a religious school there, head of the school Mawlawi Sayed Ahmad Sayed said Sunday. “The supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada Sahib visited Al-Hakimia Madrasa at 10:30 a.m. …

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NATO countries bear primary responsibility for Afghan situation: Putin

Moscow, Russia| Xinhua | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bears primary responsibility for the current situation in Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at the plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi. “While the participation of both China and Russia and other …

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U.S. will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State said on Monday. “We will not participate in the Moscow talks,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters in a press briefing. “The Troika-plus has been an effective, …

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U.S., Taliban officials to hold talks in Doha over the weekend

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | A U.S. delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said on Friday. “This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of U.S. vital national interest,” a State Department …

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