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Massive Truck Bomb Kills at Least 90 in Kabul's Embassy District

A driver for the BBC and a technology worker with TOLO TV were killed and other people who work in the media were wounded, the Pajhwok Afghan News network says. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said: "The Islamic Emirate (as the Taliban call themselves) condemn those blasts carried out against civilians and in which civilians suffer casualties without a clear target".



Massive truck bomb kills 90 in Kabul

The US State Department said 11 American citizens working as contractors in Afghanistan were injured, but none of their injures were considered life-threatening. U.S. troops in Afghanistan number about 8,400 now, and there are another 5,000 from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. The U.S. Embassy is not located there but in another part of the city, about a kilometer (half mile) away.


Donald Trump's communications director Mike Dubke to leave White House

Donald Trump's communications director Mike Dubke to leave White House

Ms. Conway declined to comment on The New York Times report that Mr. Kushner met with a Russian banker for reasons the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still investigating, but she did comment on White House Communications Director Mike Dubke's decision to leave the administration.



Trump's foolish foreign policy

It will be vital to cooperate with mainly Sunni countries, including Saudi Arabia, to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Sunni extremist organization. That's a suitable standard by which to judge the words of Saudi leaders. ISIS draws its beliefs from Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi version of Islam. When the next intifada comes to Palestine, the PA will probably be its first target and, with no sense of irony, Israel will be quick to argue there's no unified partner for peace.



German SPD leader calls Trump a 'destroyer of all Western values'

This will change", Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday. Trump says he's upset because of the large trade gap the United States has with Germany, as well as how much Germany spends on its military. The EU is likely to pursue new and deeper trade ties with parts of the world it sees an inward-turning USA neglecting - Southeast Asia, for example, which is looking for new trade partners after Trump abandoned the TPP trade deal.