As U.S. Troops Withdraw from Afghanistan, Gov’t Turns to Armed Volunteers to Fight Taliban

Taliban fighters are escalating their offensive across much of Afghanistan, attacking major cities and seizing more territory as the U.S. military withdrawal from the country nears completion after nearly 20 years of war. The Taliban now reportedly control a third of all 421 districts and district centers in Afghanistan. Taliban representatives met with the Afghan …
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Loyalist gangs withdraw support from the Good Friday Agreement over post-Brexit Irish border

Loyalist paramilitaries have withdrawn support from the Good Friday Agreement over post-Brexit border measures. The Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) is an umbrella organisation that reportedly includes proscribed terror groups like the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Red Hand Commando. The group has written a letter to Boris Johnson and Irish taoiseach Micheál Martin. It warns …
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Met Police urged to withdraw ‘misleading and unlawful’ advice to pubs

Scotland Yard is being urged to withdraw the “misleading and unlawful” advice that pubs should ask for photo ID to stop households mixing. The Metropolitan Police sent a letter telling business licence holders they should take steps to ensure groups were only from one household or part of a support bubble. This could include asking …
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