The German government has agreed a plan for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. But with fears persisting over the country's security after the withdrawal, some German soldiers may be staying a little longer.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has insisted Kyiv withdraw all of its army units from southeastern Ukraine. Moscow's demand came hours after it said it would respond if its interests were attacked in Ukraine.
A military parade in Iran has been accompanied by a speech from the country's president, Hassan Rouhani. He said that while Iran possessed a capable military, it did not have any hostile intentions toward other nations.
Further official results have been released following Afghanistan's presidential election on April 5. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has increased his lead, but a runoff vote is still considered likely.
A government anti-terror campaign to root out pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine threatens to turn into a fiasco. The country's demoralized forces are ill-equipped and defections are commonplace.
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