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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Monday, November 7, 2016
The United Nations said it was investigating an incident in which more than 30 civilians were killed in U.S. air strikes called in support of a special forces raid on suspected Taliban militants in northern Afghanistan on Thursday. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said at least 32 people had been killed and 19 wounded in the strikes in Buz Kandahari near Kunduz, the vast majority women and children. English
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Friday, November 4, 2016
The U.S. military says that the Taliban “influences” at least 25 of Afghanistan’s 407 districts and controls only 8 more. The numbers are at odds with an assessment by The Long War Journal of Taliban control in Afghanistan.English
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Friday, November 4, 2016
Afghanistan was ranked 166 out of 168 countries on Transparency International’s corruption perception 2015 index and its government has often become a self-serving means of enriching the political class.English
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Friday, November 4, 2016
This year is well on its way to be the deadliest for Afghan civilians since the United Nations mission there began documenting those numbers seven years ago. An incident Thursday is a particularly tragic example of how more and more of those deaths are occurring.English
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
U.S. and Afghan forces came under fire on Thursday while targeting senior Taliban commanders during a joint operation in northern Kunduz province, calling in airstrikes during an assault that killed 26 civilians, three local troops and two American service members, NATO and local officials said.English
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
The day before a major protest was planned against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said a commission would investigate corruption allegations against the premier, whose children’s offshore financial holdings were listed in the leaked documents known as the Panama Papers.English
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Two American soldiers and more than 30 Afghans were killed on Thursday in the midst of heavy fighting around the northern provincial capital of Kunduz, officials and local residents said. English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
India will not implement blanket blacklisting of foreign defense companies charged with corruption under a newly finalized policy that likely will be made public this month, said an Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) official. English
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The Bangladeshi human rights group Odhikar reports that, in the past five years, at least 298 people have vanished through enforced disappearances. Of those, 39 were found dead and 138 returned alive. The rest have not been seen.English
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are under pressure to explain the killing of eight prisoners who escaped from a jail in Bhopal early on Monday, after footage emerged that appeared to show at least one of the men being shot while already incapacitated.English
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Clashes erupted Monday between the riot police and thousands of supporters of the opposition politician Imran Khan in northwestern Pakistan, ahead of his plan to hold a protest in the Pakistani capital later this week. English
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
India and Pakistan on Tuesday tallied at least 19 deaths in recent firing across their disputed border in Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed neighbors are engaging in increasingly intense artillery duels.English
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
After 15 years of training and more than $70 billion in support from the U.S., the casualty rate has soared again this year for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, according to an inspector general's quarterly report to Congress.English
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Besieged Afghan officials in the southern province of Oruzgan said on Sunday that scores of regular Afghan soldiers had surrendered in the past week to the Taliban, a trend also occurring recently in other provinces.English
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Monday, October 31, 2016
A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India - which the air force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases out aging Soviet-era aircraft - could be worth anything from $13-$15 billion, experts say, potentially one of the country's biggest military aircraft deals. English
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Thirteen years ago, the United States called the reconstruction of the Kabul-Kandahar highway “the most visible sign” of efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. But today, that stretch of road is no longer a sign of progress. Instead, it is now littered with craters from bombs and insurgent checkpoints and is “beyond repair,” an Afghan official said, and it is a symbol of the failed U.S. intervention here.English
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Friday, October 28, 2016
As India's purchasing power and geopolitical influence increases, Pakistan risks increasing global isolation when it comes to purchase of high-tech defence items, an American think-tank has saidEnglish
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Friday, October 28, 2016
An airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday hit the home of a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar and caused several civilian casualties, government and insurgent spokesmen said. English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, October 28, 2016
India’s armed forces have embarked on a shopping spree for modern assault rifles, body armor and helmets, providing a potential boost to global arms suppliers.English
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
A mentally ill man in Pakistan is set to be executed in a sentencing deemed "appalling" by human rights experts, saying that Mr Ali's execution would be a breach of "Pakistani and international law and an indelible stain on Pakistan's reputation".English
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