Wednesday,
20 November 2019

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US Secretary of State, Afghanistan Pres. discuss Taliban detainees (2)
WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (KUNA) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday discussed over the telephone the steps necessary to implement Ghani's decision to release three high-level Taliban detainees. Pompeo reiterated the US support for President Ghani's decision and committed to work closely together to address violence if the President's decision does not produce the intended results, the US Department of State
Lebanese Banks to Reopen as Withdrawal Limits Made Official (2)
Voice of America 19 Nov 2019, 10:35 GMT+10 BEIRUT - Lebanon's bank staff union announced Monday it's ending a week- long strike after increased security and new regulations that officially limited withdrawal and dollar transfers. The union said banks will reopen Tuesday. Banks have been at the center of anti-government protests, as demonstrators accused them of corruption and mismanagement. They had closed with the eruption of protests on Oct.
Acting Assistant Secretary Reeker's Travel to Brussels (1)
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson November 18, 2019 Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker will travel to Brussels, Belgium, November 19-22. In Brussels, Ambassador Reeker will join Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the NATO Ministerial where they will meet with other NATO Allies to discuss burden sharing, collective defense, and cooperation in countering emerging
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