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Afghan army chief: U.S. drones occasionally violate Afghan airspace

KABUL | Xinhua | Afghan Chief of Army Staff Qari Fasihuddin Fitrat has accused the United States of violating Afghanistan’s airspace, saying that Washington’s pilotless planes occasionally enter Afghanistan’s airspace. “American drones occasionally fly over Afghanistan’s airspace. Drones occasionally patrol, and Afghanistan’s airspace is still occupied by the Americans,” the …

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UN calls for restoration of university rights for Afghan women

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous on Wednesday called for the restoration of Afghan women’s right to higher education after the Taliban-run administration barred them from university. The Taliban’s new order, announced Tuesday, effectively bans women from higher education, she said in a statement. “It is …

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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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