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India Imposes Import Embargo on 101 Military Items

India is imposing an import embargo on 101 weapons and other military hardware items. The ban on the imported items will be implemented progressively, beginning in December of this year and continuing until December 2025. Officials say the measure is...
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Stage Set for Afghan Peace Talks as Ghani Orders Release of 400 Taliban Prisoners

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani Sunday announced the release of a last batch of 400 Taliban prisoners, clearing the way for an early start to a U.S.-brokered peace dialogue with the Islamist insurgency. Ghani’s decision came after a government-sponsor...
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US Tops 5 Million Coronavirus Infections

The United States has more coronavirus cases than any other country.  There are more than 5 million infections in the U.S., according to a New York Times database. Brazil and India follow as numbers two and three, respectively, in the number of...
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Rajapaksa Dynasty Strengthens its Rule of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa took the oath of office as the county’s prime minister for the fourth time on Sunday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda’s younger brother, led the swearing-in ceremony at the prominent Buddhist temple of...
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Esper: ‘Less Than 5,000’ US Troops in Afghanistan by End of November

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be reduced to “a number less than 5,000” by the end of November. The reduction in force comment was made by the defense chief in an interview broadcast Saturday...
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