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Nation Jan 19Major airlines cancel, change flights to U.S. over 5G dispute
Major international airlines have canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they’re using.
World Nov 23U.N. nuclear watchdog chief pushes for more access to Iran’s growing stockpile
Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency yet again faces tightrope-style talks with Iranian officials as his inspectors remain unable to access surveillance footage and face greater challenges in trying to monitor Tehran's rapidly growing uranium stockpile.
World Oct 25Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over human trafficking
Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast.
Politics Sep 08U.S. Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions
The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet says it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks linked to ongoing tensions with Iran.
World Aug 29US says drone kills suicide bombers targeting Kabul airport
The airstrike came as the United States winds down a historic airlift that saw tens of thousands evacuated from Kabul’s international airport, the scene of much of the chaos that engulfed the Afghan capital since the Taliban took over two…
World Aug 22Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee
At least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport, the British military said Sunday, as thousands were still trying to flee the country in a chaotic exodus a week after the Taliban…
World Aug 19Afghans protest Taliban in emerging challenge to their rule
The Taliban have moved quickly to suppress any dissent, despite their promises that they have become more moderate since they last ruled Afghanistan with draconian laws.
World Aug 18Taliban violently disperse protest; 1 killed, 6 wounded
The Taliban violently broke up a protest in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person as they quashed a rare public show of dissent. The militant group meanwhile met with former officials from the toppled Western-backed government.
World Aug 12Taliban take another Afghan provincial capital, Kandahar
Afghan officials say the Taliban have taken another provincial capital, the southern city of Kandahar in the province with the same name.
World Aug 12Taliban take Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught
The latest advance further squeezed the country's embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission there. The seizure of Herat on Thursday marks the biggest prize yet for the Taliban.