World News Briefs — November 8, 2018 (Evening Edition)

Taliban fighters have ramped up attacks on Afghan security forces and government facilities in recent months [Parwiz/Reuters]

Al Jazeera: Afghan forces killed as Taliban continues deadly attacks

At least 14 soldiers killed in the latest Taliban group attack as the Afghan forces reel from renewed violence.

At least 14 Afghan army soldiers were killed in Takhar province after midnight on Thursday in the latest attack by Taliban armed group, which has killed or wounded dozens of security forces this week.

Six soldiers are missing and 16 others wounded in the attack on military base in Khawja Ghar district, provincial council member Mohammad Azam Afzali told Al Jazeera.

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MIDDLE EAST

Yemen peace talks ‘pushed back to end of year’.

UN to double food aid to Yemen.

Thousands of corpses from US-led airstrikes found under Raqqa rubble, says diplomat.

US will push back at Iran activities in region, says US envoy to Syria.

US sanctions on Iran raise concern in Turkey.

Exclusive: Khashoggi murder further complicates ‘Arab NATO’ plan – U.S. sources.

Traces of acid, chemicals found at Saudi consul general’s home.

Afghan forces killed as Taliban continues deadly attacks.

‘Not ready’ North Korea delayed talks with US: Haley.

Kang: North Korea called off meeting with U.S. due to ‘tight schedule’.

Trump wants second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in early 2019

South Korea moves forward with railroad plans amid North’s silence

US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea.

China makes trade zone at North Korea border ‘national priority’.

Tense Bangladesh set for December 23 elections.

Tajikistan prison riot kills 22, including 2 guards.

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar vote.

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar election.

Burundi refuses to register key opposition party.

Ethiopia police find mass grave of 200 people.

Fresh push for peace in Cameroon.

Ethiopian opposition leader returns from exile.

Tunisia’s president criticises reshuffle but denies rift with PM.

Libya conference in early 2019 could pave way to elections: UN.

Ebola prevention measures ‘positive impact’ in DR Congo.

Washington playing with the devil: Diplomat warns US against limited nuclear war strategy.

U.S. sanctions Russians over Crimea ties.

Germany cautious as France leads European defense initiative.

Frail Mikhail Gorbachev warns against return to the Cold War.

Poland: Warsaw bans nationalist independence day march.

UK PM May dives into diplomacy in bid to clinch Brexit deal.

Spanish man plotted to kill Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Moscow names square after British double agent Kim Philby.

California bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including sheriff’s sergeant, police say.

After midterms, US Democrats chart their course for 2020.

Trump moves to restrict asylum claims at border. US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants.

Fed leaves rates unchanged, says U.S. economy strong.

U.N. agency says there are now 3 million Venezuelan migrants.

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa requests asylum in Belgium: report.

Mexico: president-elect Amlo’s party moves toward marijuana legalization.

Argentina seeks new currency swap deal with China as Beijing pursues closer ties in Latin America.

Trudeau ‘sorry’ for Canada turning away Jewish refugees in 1939.

U.N. report: Obesity growing ‘uncontrollably’ in Latin America.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Syrian army frees hostages and kills Islamic State fighters in raid.

Yemen strikes wane, but AQAP still poses “a significant threat”.

US ‘war on terror’ has killed 500,000 people: study.

At Guantanamo, prisoners watch parade of US military guards go by.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall Street falls after Fed statement, energy shares tumble.

Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers.

Canadian transit manufacturer Bombardier to lay off 5,000 workers.

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