Thu, 13 May 2021

Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, April 13

14 Apr 2021, 03:49 GMT+10

BERLIN -- The United States would increase its forces in Germany by 500 soldiers, United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said here on Tuesday.

The soldiers are expected to be stationed in the area of the German city Wiesbaden as early as this fall, Austin told a press conference after a meeting with Germany's Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. (Germany-United States-Army)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called for boosting defense cooperation with Russia, Tasnim news agency reported.

Considering the termination of a UN arms embargo on Iran in October last year, Iran expects expansion of military and defense cooperation between Tehran and Moscow, Rouhani said in a meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Iran-Russia-Defense Cooperation)

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan -- Taliban militants on Tuesday attacked a security base in Dahna-e-Ghori district of Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, killing six government forces and injuring nine others, district head Qasim Khan said.

"Taliban militants stormed a base of security forces today morning triggering a heavy fighting which lasted for six hours and unfortunately six security personnel had been killed and nine others injured," Khan told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Militants-Attack)

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