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U.N. Afghanistan mission extended, Afghan envoy asks to keep seat

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -The United Nations Security Council extended a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan on Friday for six months to allow for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work out what changes might be needed after the Taliban seized control of the country.

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England eases COVID-19 rules for international travellers

England set out measures to boost international travel on Friday, abandoning expensive COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers, scrapping its traffic light system and adding eight countries to its safe list.

Member of Taliban security forces stands guard among crowds of people in a...

Regional powers at summit demand U.S. fund Afghan aid

Russia, China, Pakistan and other regional states called on the United States on Friday to engage with the Taliban and fund aid to Afghanistan, though they also urged the former insurgents to yield power to a more inclusive government.

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