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Pro-Al-Qaeda Ansar Al-Furqan Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack On Police Headquarters In Chabahar, IranOn December 6, 2018 a pro-Al-Qaeda jihadi group released a statement claiming that one of its fighters had carried out a suicide attack targeting a police headquarters in the city of Chabahar, Iran.
Urdu Daily: Afghan Taliban, U.S. Agree To Swap Of 10,000 Taliban Prisoners
According to a report in the Urdu-language daily Roznama Ummat, the United States and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) have tentatively agreed to swap thousands of prisoners as part of confidence-building measures (by memri org.)

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Finding a way forward in the Baghdad-Erbil oil dispute

Disagreements between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over oil policy have been one …