WSJ News Exclusive | European Powers Won’t Push Biden for Swift U.S. Return to Iranian Nuclear Deal

European powers are looking to the incoming Biden administration to swiftly reduce nuclear tensions with Tehran but won’t press Washington to re-enter the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran quickly, according…

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Afghan Capital Hit by Barrage of Rockets as Pompeo Meets Taliban Leaders in Qatar

KABUL—A barrage of rockets struck central Kabul on Saturday morning, hours before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to meet Taliban and Afghan government negotiators…

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U.S. Considers Moving Forces Out of Somalia

The Trump administration is considering a plan to pull hundreds of U.S. troops out of Somalia, reposition them in neighboring countries and shift the focus…

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U.K. Boosts Defense Spending, Aiming to Cement Global Power Post-Brexit

The U.K. government announced its biggest increase in defense spending since the Cold War in a bid to secure its position as the U.S.’s main…

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Afghanistan Braces for Worst as U.S. Troop Withdrawal Accelerates

KABUL—Even before President Trump’s drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan goes into effect, there are clear signs the national government is losing its grip. Streets…

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Australian Special Forces Killed 39 Afghan Civilians Unlawfully, Inquiry Finds

SYDNEY—The practice was known as “blooding:” a shoot-to-kill order designed to battle harden new troops. Patrol commanders of Australia’s elite forces in Afghanistan would order…

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Pompeo Warns Easing of Iran Sanctions Would Be ‘Dangerous Choice’

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that the unwinding of the U.S. sanctions regime against Iran would be “a dangerous choice,” obliquely expressing concerns that the…

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Trump Asked Top Aides About Options to Strike Iran

WASHINGTON—President Trump asked his advisers during an Oval Office meeting Thursday about potential military options for striking an Iranian nuclear site after a United Nations…

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Ethiopian Rebels Fire Rockets Into Eritrea, Threatening Wider Conflict

Ethiopia’s conflict with its regional government of Tigray is spilling into the wider Horn of Africa region, after militias in the rebellious state fired rockets…

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Morocco Forces Clash With Western Sahara Fighters, Risking Wider War

Moroccan military forces traded gunfire Sunday with members of an independence movement in the contested Western Sahara region, as fighting snapped a United Nations-brokered truce…

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