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After nearly nine years of war, the last convoy of US troops left Iraq, completing their withdrawal from the country. About 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the southern Iraqi border into Kuwait overnight. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Bamiyan (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) is the first of seven areas has been handed over by Nato to Afghan security forces. The handover is part of a plan announced in March by Afghan president Hamid Karzai. (more…)

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After ordering 30,000 more US troops to Afghanistan, US president Barack Obama warned that his country would begin to withdraw its military forces by 2011. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary, the governor of the US state of New Mexico Bill Richardson (photo, from aljazeera.net), has withdrawn, say reports. (more…)

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An agreement, allowing the US to operate in Iraq beyond this year, includes that they must provide a “clear timeline” to withdraw its troops, said on Sunday Hoshiyar Zebari (photo, from pukmedia.com), Iraq’s foreign minister. (more…)

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Barack Obama and Iraqi prime minister have met, during the US Democratic presidential candidate first visit to Baghdad, as part of a major foreign tour.

If he is elected president in November, the Illinois senator will advocate pulling out US combat troops within 16 months. (more…)

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Hamid Karzai (photo), president of Afghanistan, and Barack Obama, US Democratic presidential candidate, have met, on the second day of his tour of the country.

A day after he arrived in Afghanistan, as part of a congressional delegation, the Illinois senator met US troops at a military base in Kabul, the Afghan capital, before meeting Hamid Karzai. (more…)

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