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Fighting Breaks Out Between Taliban, Panjshiri Resistance After Failed Talks

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
Heavy fighting has started between Taliban fighters and anti-Taliban resistance forces based in the Panjshir valley after talks between the two sides failed to resolve their differences. A resistance spokesman claims a Taliban offensive was repulsed with the Taliban suffering heavy losses.
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Complicated Jihadist Dynamics Pose Challenge for the Taliban

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:17
Buoyed by the West's withdrawal from Afghanistan, Taliban commanders say they are confident they can defeat the Islamic State terror affiliate, which claimed responsibility for last month's suicide bombing at Kabul airport, killing more than a dozen U.S. military personnel and at least 170 Afghans.
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Uyghurs From Afghanistan Fear Deportation to China

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:16
As many as 2,000 ethnic Uyghurs born or living in Afghanistan have been placed in jeopardy by the Taliban takeover, with many fearing they will be deported China to join an estimated 1 million fellow Uyghurs in Xinjiang internment camps.
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UN Study: Weather Disasters Increased Fivefold in Last 50 Years

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:16
A new report released Wednesday by the United Nations indicates extreme weather events have increased fivefold over the past 50 years, while the number of fatalities related to those events has dropped.
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Afghan Central Banker Tells Reuters Limited Access To Reserves Should Be Allowed

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:16
A senior board member of Afghanistan's central bank has told Reuters that the U.S. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund should take steps to provide the Taliban-led government limited access to the country's reserves as the country lurches toward a possible economic disaster.
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EU Parliament President Chides Bloc For Failing To Accept Afghan Refugees

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, on September 1 criticized EU members' failure to "live up to its values" by responding to the Afghan crisis by taking in significant numbers of Afghans fleeing the country.
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Russian-Led Military Group Struggles To Find Its Role - And Relevance - Amid Taliban Takeover

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
In early July, with the United States on the verge of moving up the deadline to quit Afghanistan and end its longest war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was asked if Moscow might one day have to send its own troops back. He pointed to a Central Asian state that shares a lengthy, and very porous border, with Afghanistan.
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Afghan Resistance Fighters In Panjshir Battle Taliban As Thousands Head To Borders

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
More clashes have been reported between the Taliban and resistance forces in an area northeast of Kabul where the militants have yet to seize power, as thousands of people looking to flee the country continue to head to Afghanistan's borders after the withdrawal of U.S. forces put an end to a massive airlift.
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Britain In Direct Talks With Taliban To Ensure 'Safe Passage' For Nationals, Allies

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
Britain is in direct talks with the Taliban seeking to secure "safe passage" of its remaining nationals and allies out of Afghanistan after the group's takeover of the country.
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Taliban takes over Kabul airport after last U.S. troops leave, says efforts underway to restart flights

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
The Taliban deployed special forces at the Kabul airport on Tuesday hours after the last batch of U.S. troops left Afghanistan.
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Dozens More Tibetans Are Arrested in Sichuan Over Dalai Lama Photos

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:15
Police in western China's Sichuan province have ramped up their enforcement of a ban on photos of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, arresting a further 53 Tibetans found with the prohibited images in their homes last week, Tibetan sources said.
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Japan's substantial military budget expansion caters to US request, to meet with China's retaliation once involving Taiwan island

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:14
Japan's defense authority has requested a record budget for 2022, which experts viewed as a move against China and shows Japan's aggressiveness for future military expansion under the cover of cooperating with the US strategy and concerns of Taiwan Straits tensions.
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Defense diplomacy essential part of Iran's foreign policy: Amir Abdollahian

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:14
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed that defense diplomacy is an essential part of Iran's foreign policy.
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Iran Says Fourth Round Of Saudi Talks Likely After New Government Formed

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:14
Tehran is planning to hold a new round of talks with Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is formed, state media reports.
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Germany, France Urge Iran To Return To Nuclear Talks After Tehran Signals Delay

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:13
France and Germany have called on Iran to immediately resume talks intended to revive the moribund nuclear deal with world powers, after Tehran said it could take another "two to three months" to get back to the negotiating table.
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Chinese coast guard wraps up fishery patrol in North Pacific

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:13
A fleet of two ships dispatched by the China Coast Guard (CCG) has completed a patrol mission of 2021 to enforce fisheries law in the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean and has returned to the eastern city of Shanghai.
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Seven Hong Kong Activists Sentenced for Taking Part in 2019 Anti-Government Protest

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:13
Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced Wednesday to lengthy jail sentences for taking part in an unauthorized protest in 2019.
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Lukashenka Says Belarus To Receive Huge Military Consignment From Russia

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:12
Belarus's authoritarian leader, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, says his country will soon receive a huge military hardware consignment from Russia, a sign of Moscow's continued support for the strongman amid an international outcry over his sometimes violent crackdown on dissent.
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On The Trail of The Overseas Movement Resisting Myanmar's Military Junta

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:12
Overseas groups of exiles from Myanmar are increasingly organizing to support unarmed protesters against violence by the country's police and military in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the military coup in February 2021.
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Hundreds Flee During Four Days of Fighting in Myanmar's Shan State

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 02:12
Four days of continuous fighting between Myanmar's military and a rebel army in northern Shan state's Lashio city, near the country's border with China, have left at least 17 junta troops dead and forced hundreds of civilians to flee their homes to safety, local media and residents said Tuesday.
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