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Australia to close Kabul embassy ahead of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Australia will close its embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul in three days, ahead of the withdrawal of Australia’s final contingent of defence personnel from the country. The embassy has been open since 2006. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Marise Payne said they hoped the closure would be temporary, and that Australia could reopen an embassy in the future. “In ...

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