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China, Russia furious over Biden democracy summit snubs

The inclusion of Taiwan, and not China, led to an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it “firmly opposes” the invitation to “the so-called Summit for Democracy”

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, on 15 April 2021

Biden invites Taiwan to democracy summit, Bangladesh not included

China baulks at any use of the word “Taiwan” that lends a sense of international legitimacy to the democratic self-ruled island

US President Joe Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House 16 August, 2021

Afghanistan neighbours told to say no to US, NATO presence

It was important to curb and control migration flows from Afghanistan and that criminal and terrorist elements were already trying to enter Afghanistan’s neighbours disguised as refugees, said Lavrov

In this file photo taken on 6 June 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan general Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province.

Russia closes NATO missions as ties plunge to new low

Russia said Monday it was suspending its mission to NATO and closing the alliance’s offices in Moscow, as relations with the Western military bloc plunged to new depths

A security guard patrols outside a building that houses the NATO information office in Moscow on 18 October, 2021

France accuses Australia, US of ‘lying’ in escalating crisis

France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, warning a grave crisis was underway between the allies

n this file photo taken on 6 April 2018 French president Emmanuel Macron (R) speaks with presidential diplomatic advisor Philippe Etienne as they take part in the Cedre conference at The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris

Afghanistan exit marks the end of US nation-building: Biden

The Taliban now control more territory than when they last ruled before being ousted in 2001 at the start of America’s longest war, which took the lives of nearly 2,500 US troops and an estimated ...

Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on 30 August 2021

Taliban revenge fears grow in Afghanistan

The Taliban are going house-to-house searching for opponents and their families, according to an intelligence document for the UN that deepened fears Friday Afghanistan's new rulers were reneging on ...

Taliban revenge fears grow in Afghanistan

Over 18,000 people evacuated since Sunday from Kabul airport: NATO official

More than 18,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul airport since the Taliban took over the Afghanistan capital, a NATO official told Reuters on Friday

Over 18,000 people evacuated since Sunday from Kabul airport: NATO official


NATO chief blames Afghan leadership for Kabul collapse

Stoltenberg told reporters that the alliance was now working to ensure the safety of NATO’s remaining civilian personnel and Afghan employees in Afghanistan

NATO chief blames Afghan leadership for Kabul collapse

Timeline: Key dates in Afghanistan since 2001

With the Taliban back in control of Afghanistan, here is a recap of landmark events in the war-torn country since the group's first regime was toppled in the 2001 US-led invasion

A hijacked commercial plane approaches the World Trade Centre shortly before crashing into the landmark skyscraper on 11 September, 2001 in New York, USA
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