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A military officer draped in the country’s red, green and yellow flag announced on state television that Guinea’s government had been dissolved and its borders closed. A separate video shared online and verified by a senior European intelligence official showed the 83-year-old Mr. Condé sitting silently while under arrest, flanked by armed and masked men in military fatigues.

   
 
 

Taliban Claim Breakthrough in Afghan Resistance Haven

The Taliban said Saturday they have entered the Panjshir Valley, the only remaining area of armed resistance to their rule in Afghanistan, as they continued talks on the formation of a new government.

The Taliban’s claim comes ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to Qatar, where they are expected to discuss safe passage for Afghans seeking to flee the country as well as human-rights issues, including those of Afghan women. On Saturday, the Taliban…

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