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Military presence at the Tajik-Afghan border increases

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Counterterrorism drills led by a Russian organisation ended on Saturday after six days of demonstrations

Aggressive tanks paired with loud bangs… these were the scenes at the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan for the past six days. 

In a show of military power, the Russian-led exercise acted as a warning to prevent the Taliban from entering Tajik territory. 

Carried out by the Collective Security Treaty Organisation and backed by multiple former Soviet countries, more than 4,000 troops were present during the exercise that ended on Saturday.

Tanks, artillery and assault aircrafts were seen in support of Tajikistan and the Russian military base nearby.

Secretary General of the CSTO says they “will not leave Tajikistan alone in the face of danger”.

Afghanistan is home to millions of Tajiks, making up the second largest ethnic group in the country.

According to Russian media reports, the Taliban has allied with an ethnic Tajik militant group that seeks to overthrow Tajikistan’s president.

For now, the relationship between the two countries remains strained.

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Atari acquisition ends the longest running console war

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Atari, the iconic gaming company, has revealed its acquisition of the Intellivision brand.

‘Uniting Atari and Intellivision after 45 years ends the longest running console war in history,” said Mike Mika, Studio Head at Digital Eclipse, an Atari-owned game studio.

This move is seen as a strategic step by Atari to expand its portfolio and tap into the nostalgia-driven market.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to discuss. #featured

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Tim Cook eyes a worthy successor to the Apple empire

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As Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure at the company enters its later years, speculation swirls regarding who will succeed the tech giant’s iconic leader.

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Canva makes a break for Broadway, AI has been likened to a ‘demigod’, astronomers develop new tech to counter asteroids and has Apple found its next successor? #featured

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The United States is accelerating efforts into space warfare

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Is space warfare the next frontier of military competition?

On this episode of Hot Shots – the US expand efforts into space warfare, big tech commit to AI fail safes, while AI moves the markets and a buried treasure of ‘Holy Grail’ proportions is unearthed.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Veronica Dudo discuss. #featured #trending

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