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Two citizens of Kazakhstan injured in Kabul attack

The troops could consist of special forces personnel and more conventional soldiers, and would be part of the NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan army in its fight against militants. A public health official said more than 350 people had been wounded. India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj , whose embassy was among the closest to the blast , said all its staff were accounted for.



IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in downtown Kabul

Officials said at least 25 people were wounded, with a number of civilian vehicles destroyed or badly damaged. It also said that it is following up with the UAE authorities in Kabul and the Afghan Foreign Ministry regarding the attack and its aftermath.



At least 11 USA citizens injured in Kabul blast

Most of the casualties were civilians, including women and children, said Ismail Kawasi, spokesman of the public health ministry. Afghan groups affiliated with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for several similarly large-scale suicide attacks targeting civilians in July and October 2016, and social media accounts associated with the groups reportedly acknowledged today's attack.


Re-elected Iran president calls U.S. ties 'a curvy road'

Re-elected Iran president calls U.S. ties 'a curvy road'

The US had done well to reauthorize waivers from nuclear related sanctions before the elections in Iran . "Iran has stood by their side and continues to do so", he said. The Islamic Republic, he added, has always favored a world free of violence and extremism, and considers that the time to interfere in the affairs of other countries, to encourage wars and to finance terrorism is over.



Five questions on Trump's potential move of US Israel embassy

He later added that, "Once we have a decision, we'll let you know". He gave no further details. Congress passed a law in 1995 making it USA policy to move the embassy to Jerusalem, symbolically endorsing Israel's claim on the city as its capital.


Angela Merkel warns Europe and the United States are no longer reliable partners

Angela Merkel warns Europe and the United States are no longer reliable partners

They argued green groups could use the accord as the legal foundation for lawsuits challenging the rollback of environmental regulations. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Robertson warned that the Canadian government and provinces need to be mindful of competitiveness when it comes to climate policy, but noted that many companies are already making changes with the environment in mind.