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In what analysts have described as a rejection of calls for peace talks, the Taliban on Wednesday launched their annual spring offensive, vowing to target US forces and allies.

Attacks across Afghanistan claim dozens of lives as the country creeps towards legislative elections in October.

First fully-fledged Islamic bank to open in Afghanistan

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First fully-fledged Islamic bank to open in Afghanistan

The move is hoped to encourage more Afghans to obtain formal banking products, as only five per cent of the country are believed to have a bank account.

IS militants murder three medical workers in Afghanistan

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IS militants murder three medical workers in Afghanistan

The murders took place in the Islamic State group stronghold province of Nangarhar along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

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Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

Dozens were killed in an IS suicide attack in Kabul, as Afghanistan prepares for legislative elections.

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Dozens killed in IS suicide attack in Kabul

An IS suicide bomber targeted a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital.

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Six dead in clashes at Iran-Pakistan border

Clashes erupted in the Sistan-Baluchestan border area that has long been plagued by instability and drug smuggling.

Austin Bodetti

The Iraqi translators betrayed by the United States

Feature: Iraqis who risked their lives for the US military now find themselves stranded in a country that has very little patience for former ...

Stasa Salacanin

The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

Analysis: The 'caliphate' may be destroyed, but that doesn't mean IS has vanished. Many predict the organisation will regroup and strike again. ...

Turkey deports hundreds of <em>Afghan</em> migrants after influx

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Turkey deports hundreds of Afghan migrants after influx

Some 227 Afghan migrants boarded a charter flight from Erzurum in northeastern Turkey back to Kabul early on Sunday morning, the Dogan ...

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Airstrike kills leading IS commander in Afghanistan

A leading IS commander has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan, as Kabul and a US-led coalition try to squeeze out the jihadi force.

Four <em>Afghan</em> hunger strikers protesting for peace are hospitalised

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Four Afghan hunger strikers protesting for peace are hospitalised

The strikers began their fast on Thursday after previous demands to halt fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban were ...

Russia scoffs at US claims of Moscow arming Taliban

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Russia scoffs at US claims of Moscow arming Taliban

The Taliban and Moscow had a good laugh together while discussing Washington's claims that Russia has been arming the extremist movement, ...

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

James Snell

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

Comment: Doomsday prophecies about the new national security adviser are unhelpful and misguided, writes James Snell.

Russia denies US claims it is arming the Taliban

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Russia denies US claims it is arming the Taliban

Moscow has denied it is arming the Taliban in Afghanistan after a US general claimed Russian arms were being supplied to the militants.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iran's support for Assad must end

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

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Dozens killed in Kabul suicide attack on Nowruz holiday

At least 26 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital as people gathered to celebrate Nowruz.

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Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded in the attack.

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Mattis says elements in Taliban open to peace talks

Mattis flew into the war-torn nation on an unannounced visit two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open ...

Taliban capture Afghanistan province bordering Iran

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Taliban capture Afghanistan province bordering Iran

A large group of Taliban fighters have captured Afghanistan's western province, sapping the morale of an army already hit by desertions and ...

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Scores dead after suicide bomber targets Kabul Shia area

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shia area of Kabul on Friday, killing at least nine people, officials said, as militants dial up pressure ...

Aid convoys delayed, regime offensive continues in Eastern Ghouta

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Aid convoys delayed, regime offensive continues in Eastern Ghouta

Aid deliveries were delayed to Eastern Ghouta as the regime intensifies its offensive in the rebel-held enclave.

Child killed as Kabul car bomb targets foreign forces Child killed as Kabul car bomb targets foreign forces

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Child killed as Kabul car bomb targets foreign forces

A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign forces convoy rocked eastern Kabul Friday, killing at least one civilian the interior ministry said.

US welcomes <em>Afghan</em> peace moves, continues pressure on Taliban

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US welcomes Afghan peace moves, continues pressure on Taliban

The United States welcomes Afghan plans for peace talks with the Taliban but will keep up pressure on the militants until they are ...

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