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Taliban claim deadly attack on Afghan army base

Taliban claim deadly attack on Afghan army base

The Taliban said they carried out a deadly attack Thursday on an Afghan army base after the government ordered forces to resume strikes against the militants. The defence ministry said a truck bomb targeted the base in the eastern city of Gardez, killing five

Joshua title defence won't take place before October: promoter

Joshua title defence won't take place before October: promoter

Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev will be pushed back until at least October because of the coronavirus crisis, his promoter said on Thursday.Britain's Joshua was originally scheduled to fight the Bulgarian at the Tottenham Hots

Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel Wednesday for talks on regional security and the country's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.He was to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and incoming defence minister Benny Gantz, a day bef

Israel remains focused on Iran rivalry despite virus

Israel remains focused on Iran rivalry despite virus

Comments last week from an unnamed Israeli defence official that Iran was reducing its presence in Syria sparked fierce debate about Tehran's next moves and how the Jewish state should respond.Iran policy will inevitably be a top concern for the Israeli gover

Less is more for Mitchell when rugby resumes post virus

Less is more for Mitchell when rugby resumes post virus

Former New Zealand head coach and current England defence chief John Mitchell believes some good may come for rugby union from the coronavirus if it creates "greater professionalism" thanks to a concentration of talent at fewer clubs worldwide, including Sup

Joshua bout may not be behind closed doors: promoter

Joshua bout may not be behind closed doors: promoter

Anthony Joshua's promoter says the world champion's next title defence may not be staged behind closed doors despite the coronavirus crisis.Eddie Hearn is considering moving Joshua's next fight against Kubrat Pulev, which was originally scheduled for the To