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Drone strike targets senior Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan: US official

KABUL: A US drone strike targeted a senior Al-Qaeda leader in northeastern Afghanistan and his deputy on Sunday, a senior US military official said. The strike in Kunar province targeted Farouq al-Qahtani, Al-Qaeda’s emir for northeastern Afghanistan, and his deputy Bilal al-Mutaybi, the official said. The US military believes the …

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Kyrgyzstan government resigns after coalition break-up

Kyrgyzstan’s government resigned on Wednesday after President Almazbek Atambayev’s party quit the ruling majority coalition earlier this week, deepening a rift between the pro-Russian leader and his former allies. The Social Democratic party, the biggest party in parliament, broke up with its coalition partners on Monday over their refusal to …

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