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The EU's controversial 2016 deal with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants appears to have worked, with asylum seeker applications down nearly 45 percent.

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 <em>Afghanistan</em> 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 to mar an unprecedented ceasefire.

Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which ...

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

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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 ...

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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.

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Iranian suicide latest in Australia's offshore migrant detention policy

A young Iranian man appears to have committed suicide on the remote island of Nauru after being sent there five years ago by Australia's ...

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Assad claims 'still pursuing political solution' over southern Syria

President Bashar al-Assad said that his regime is still looking at a possible 'political solution' to the handover of opposition territories in ...

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Australia troops slammed for flying nazi banner in Afghanistan

Australia's prime minister joins chorus of criticism against special forces troops who were photographed parading a Nazi banner over a military ...

The price of fear in <em>Afghanistan</em>

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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Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for ...

Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

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Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The majority of the hijackers were, in fact, Saudi.

Assad denies Russia, Iran running the show in Syria

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Assad denies Russia, Iran running the show in Syria

Assad denied Moscow is running the show in his war-torn country, saying in an interview his regime operates independently of its Russian and ...

Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

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Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

Since September 2015, Assad's forces have been making strong gains on the ground against insurgents thanks to Russian air cover and ground ...

Taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire for Eid in <em>Afghanistan</em>

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Taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire for Eid in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's government and the Taliban have agreed an unprecedented ceasefire ahead of the country's Eid celebrations.

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US to intensify anti-IS fight during Afghan truce

An Afghan government truce with the Taliban has provided a window for the fight against IS to be stepped up, a US general has said.

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Afghan MP targeted by militants, amid Taliban ceasefire wavers

The home of an Afghan MP was targeted by militants on Friday, a day after the government announced an Eid ceasefire.

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Afghan president announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a ceasefire with the Taliban to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Eid.

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Suicide blast targets gathering of top clerics in Kabul

Local media said that some 3,000 clerics had gathered at the tent for the meeting of the Ulema Council, Afghanistan's top clerics.

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

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Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

Eleven migrants were recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia's southern coast on Sunday, according to the ...

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Qatar 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

Qatar's defence minister said Doha will not 'go and fuel a war' in the region by entering or supporting a conflict with Iran.

Nine migrants, mainly children, drown off Turkish coast

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Nine migrants, mainly children, drown off Turkish coast

Six children were among a group of nine migrants that drowned off the coast of Turkey, state media reported on Sunday.

Taliban in ceasefire talks with Afghan government: US official

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Taliban in ceasefire talks with Afghan government: US official

Taliban commanders are in talks with the Afghan government over a possible ceasefire to end the most recent outburst of intense violence.

Scores of Taliban leaders 'killed' in Afghan artillery strike

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Scores of Taliban leaders 'killed' in Afghan artillery strike

Afghan militants have been targeted in an artillery strike, the US has said, while the Taliban carried out an attack on government forces.

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