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Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

Washington: (web desk) President of US Barack Obama has ordered the US military to tackle the resurgent Taliban more directly in tandem with Afghan allies, officials said Friday, ratcheting up a 15-year conflict he had vowed to end. US forces have been in an advisory role in Afghanistan since the …

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Erdogan cuts trip short

Ankara:(web desk) President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday abruptly cut short a visit to the United States to attend Muhammad Ali’s funeral and returned home. Mr Erdogan, who has expressed his admiration for Ali as a boxer and a champion of Muslim rights, did not make a statement …

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