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Reports of assaults against several dozen pupils at a private school in the west of the capital sparked outrage in the Iranian press when they emerged in late May.

At least seven people were killed after a suicide attack in Kabul.

Multiple casualties in suicide attack near <em>Afghan</em> ministry: police

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Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 7 people, police said.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one percent more than a year earlier and the highest for the period since 2009, according to UN figures.

No US 'permission' needed to stay in Syria: Tehran

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No US 'permission' needed to stay in Syria: Tehran

A senior adviser to Iran's ayatollah said Tehran has no intention to leave Syria and 'won't heed' Washington's demand to do so.

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UK 'to double' Afghanistan troops after Trump NATO criticism

The commitment comes after Trump complained the US gives more money to NATO than any other country.

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Gunmen storm education department in Afghanistan, killing 10

Nangarhar has seen an uptick in violence in recent weeks, with the Islamic State ramping up its attacks in the province.

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US praises Saudi crown prince's efforts in 'anti-Taliban fatwa'

Saudi Arabia kicked off a two-day conference for Muslim scholars expected to produce a fatwa denouncing the tactics of the Taliban, as the US ...

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Suicide attack strikes Afghan security forces in Jalalabad

Afghan's Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, has been the scene of numerous attacks recently as militants step up activity in the ...

Pompeo says 'hope' for <em>Afghan</em> peace talks

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Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks

During an unannounced visit to Kabul, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan ...

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US, Afghan operation to oust IS 'almost complete'

US and Afghan special forces have announced they are in the final stages of an operation to clear Islamic State group fighters from a ...

<em>Afghan</em> forces begin new offensive against the Taliban

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Afghan forces begin new offensive against the Taliban

A brief ceasefire in Afghanistan is officially over, as government forces begin a new offensive against Taliban insurgents.

Bomb kills eight at small <em>Afghan</em> peace rally

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Bomb kills eight at small Afghan peace rally

A gathering calling for peace in Afghanistan has been targeted by militants with eight killed and four injured in the bombing.

Taliban rejects Islamic Scholars conferences as a 'US process'

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Taliban rejects Islamic Scholars conferences as a 'US process'

The Taliban denounced the Islamic Scholars conferences that take place in Asia and the Middle East and urged clerics to reject the gatherings.

Militants kill three Iranian border guards near Pakistani border

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Militants kill three Iranian border guards near Pakistani border

Three Iranian border guards were killed in restive Sistan and Baluchestan province near the Pakistani border by militants belonging to an ...

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes Austin Bodetti.

Edward Hunt

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing control ...

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Afghan ceasefire ends, as Taliban capture army base

Taliban militants launched a major attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, ending a ceasefire for the Eid holidays.

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Peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban ends ceasefire

Dozens of protesters calling for peace and reconciliation made the 430-mile trek from Taliban stronghold Helmand to the Afghan capital.

Taliban rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

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Taliban rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault ...

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 26 ...

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US-<em>Afghan</em> airstrike

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Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US-Afghan airstrike

A leading Pakistani militant has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan, despite a Eid ceasefire being in place.

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

The price of fear in Afghanistan

Francesca Mannocchi

The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

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