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Mullah Baradar -- The Taliban's Most Public Face

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:16
Abdul Ghani Baradar, known as Mullah Baradar, is a co-founder of the Taliban and senior leader of the militant Islamist group who is expected to hold a top role in governing Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban's takeover of the country.
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Uzbekistan Says It 'Forced' The Landing Of 46 Afghan Aircraft

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:15
Uzbekistan said August 16 that it "forced" the landing of 46 Afghan aircraft carrying 585 troops that illegally crossed its border fleeing the Taliban blitz that saw Kabul fall to the militants on August 15.
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At least five dead at Kabul airport crowds; US evacuation planes take off from scrambling Afghans

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:15
As supporters of US military operations in Afghanistan scramble to board America's planes to leave Kabul as Afghan Taliban quickly took control of the capital, US troops opened fire to Afghan civilians to clear the runway for the taking off of its planes.
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China respects Afghans' choice, expects Taliban to keep its words of establishing inclusive govt

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:15
China hopes that the Taliban can implement its previous commitments and ensure a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan, said spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hua Chunying at a Monday news conference.
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China respects the choice and will of the Afghan people: MFA

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:15
China will respect the choice and will of the Afghan people, spokesperson Hua Chunying from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Monday in a daily press conference in response to the situation in Afghanistan.
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President Raisi: Iran to help restore stability in Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:15
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that Iran will help restore stability in Afghanistan and invites all groups to reach a national agreement as a neighboring and brotherly country.
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China's special envoy for Afghanistan meets with Zarif in Tehran

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:15
China's special envoy for Afghanistan affairs meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Monday.
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Iran, China confer on latest developments in Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:14
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Chinese Special Envoy for Afghanistan Affairs Yue Xiaoyong in Tehran on Monday.
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Iran welcomes formation of Coordination Council by Afghan leaders: Zarif

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:14
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the latest developments in Afghanistan, stressing that Tehran hopes former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai's initiative on formation of a Coordination Council by Afghan leaders will lead to dialogue and a peaceful transition of power in the country.
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Iran draws down diplomatic staff in Afghanistan: spokesman

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:14
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the country has drawn down personnel at its political missions in Afghanistan amid fresh developments on the ground in the country.
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Afghan interior minister says power to be peacefully transferred to transitional government

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:14
Afghan acting Interior Minister Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal said here on Sunday that "power will be peacefully transferred to a transitional government", local media reported.
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Iran has produced 200g of 20%-enriched uranium metal: UN nuclear agency

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:13
The UN nuclear agency says Iran has made progress in its work on enriched uranium metal, as Tehran and the remaining signatories to a 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program are making efforts to revive the deal, which was abandoned by the US in 2018.
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Myanmar's Junta Seen Moving to Dissolve NLD to Ensure Grip on Power

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:10
Myanmar's junta is targeting members of the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD), including its leader Aung San Suu Kyi and dozens of lawmakers, in a bid to disband the party and secure its tenuous hold on power six months after overthrowing the government, ousted lawmakers and analysts said Monday.
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Afghan abandonment a lesson for Taiwan's DPP: Global Times editorial

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:10
The US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to the rapid demise of the Kabul government. The world has witnessed how the US evacuated its diplomats by helicopter while Taliban soldiers crowded into the presidential palace in Kabul. This has dealt a heavy blow to the credibility and reliability of the US.
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Bezos' Blue Origin Sues US Gov't Over $2.9Bln Lunar Landing Contract Given to SpaceX

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:09
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin filed a lawsuit against the US government over NASA's decision to award the $2.9 billion lunar landing contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX, a spokesperson said in a statement to Sputnik on Monday.
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Sentinel air-defence radar to receive M-Code capability

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 18:23
Lockheed Martin and Orolia Defense & Security will begin integrating mission timing and synchronisation units, capable of transmitting via Military Code (M-Code) signal,...
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Paraguayan military and police forces struggle with EPP insurgents

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 16:12
On 29 July three people were killed when the Paraguayan People's Army (Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo: EPP) rebel movement launched an attack on a military convoy...
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Otter Pro USV trialled for UK's Project Hecla

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 14:49
A small portable unmanned catamaran survey craft has completed first trials with the UK Royal Navy (RN) as part of the service's Project Hecla initiative.
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Seoul puts a premium on military imports

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 14:48
South Korea plans to boost self-reliance through the implementation of reforms that will provide advantages to local defence firms over foreign bidders.
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RAN's HMAS Supply AOR conducts its first replenishment at sea

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 14:48
The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) first Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) has conducted its first-ever replenishment at sea (RAS), according to a 13...
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