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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed a power-sharing deal, signalling the end of a months-long stalemate that plunged the country into a political crisis. Ghani’s spokesman said on Twitter on Sunday that Abdullah would lead the council for peace talks and members of his team would be included in the cabinet. No …

Handout Photo: Meladul Haq Ahmadzai Photo of Meladul Haq Ahmadzai with Afghan leaders in Kabul Afghanistan during 2017. Meladul Haq Ahmadzai is a Global Health researcher and CEO of Taleam Systems who is hoping to use his experience of over ten years in the technology sector and three years in the global health field to …

Just a short walk from the compound of President Ashraf Ghani, the incumbent whose reelection was announced last month, gunmen in armored vehicles guard the smaller palace of his archrival Abdullah Abdullah, who insists he was cheated out of victory and is forming a parallel government. Across the street, gunmen guard the office of Abdurrashid …

The U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top commander showed Tehran that it can’t get away with its provocations, but won’t stop the country from continuing with its agenda, a former chief of Saudi intelligence told CNBC. “The taking out of (Qasem) Soleimani definitely has been an important step to check at least some of the …

The 16-hour trip — plus the three more Trump spent on the ground at Bagram Air Field north of Kabul — were shrouded in secrecy under the protocol that a war zone visit by the US commander in chief demands. At 2 p.m. on Thursday, reporters traveling with the President were authorized to report on …

In the mountainous outskirts of Kandahar province, in southeastern Afghanistan, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Theresa Todd led logistical operations to supply water, ammunition, and other combat equipment to an infantry battalion attached the 10th Mountain Division. It was 2011, her first deployment, and Tod helped supply U.S. forces trying to push the Taliban out of …

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian federal police said they have arrested Saifullah Al-Mamun, born in Bangladesh and considered by authorities one of the world’s most prolific human traffickers. In an operation conducted on Thursday after collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Brazilian police arrested members of a group allegedly implicated in a large …

Voting is under way in Afghanistan’s presidential election, the fourth since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani is seen as the frontrunner in the 14-man race, with Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, considered his main rival. Security forces are on high alert due to threats from the Taliban to attack polling stations. Here …

Polls have opened in Afghanistan’s presidential elections amid fears of violence following threats by the Taliban to disrupt the election process. Security has been tightened across the country, with tens of thousands of troops and police deployed to guard polling stations and prevent attacks. Early on Saturday, an explosion occurred near a polling station in the …

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance. Growing fear of military action, especially in response to …