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The overall size of NATO's training and support mission in the unrest-hit country will increase from roughly 13,000 to roughly 16,000, the military coalition has said.

The first batch of graduates in women's studies collected their degrees from Kabul University on Sunday, the country's first higher education institute to offer courses on gender and women's issues.

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for Afghan counter-insurgency?

Naveed Ahmad

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for Afghan counter-insurgency?

Comment: The United States is looking more to regional allies to help bring about stability in Afghanistan, as can be seen by the Boyle family's extraction, writes Naveed Ahmad.

More than 200 Afghans killed in bloody week More than 200 Afghans killed in bloody week

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More than 200 Afghans killed in bloody week

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan has risen to 54, as jihadi militias continue to target government and ...

Twin suicide bombings at Afghanistan mosques kill 40 Twin suicide bombings at Afghanistan mosques kill 40

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Twin suicide bombings at Afghanistan mosques kill 40

Twin suicide bombings targeted mosques Afghanistan during evening prayers on Friday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said.

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Refugees 'live in squalor' in Greece as arrivals surge

Nearly two years since more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe thousands are still living in squalor after risking their lives crossing the Aegean Sea.

Adama Munu

Somalia's 9/11: World, where's the outrage?

Somalia witnessed one of the most horrific days in its troubled history on Saturday when a bomb exploded in central Mogadishu killing at least ...

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Pakistan army describes freeing US-Canadian couple from Taliban

The Pakistani military said the captors of a US-Canadian family held by the Taliban fled on foot after troops shot at their vehicle's tyres.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

'Joint Way Forward' deal puts Afghan refugees in danger

The deal allowing the EU to deport an unlimited number of Afghan asylum seekers puts untold numbers of lives at risk, reports Mohammed Harun ...

Civilian killed in failed attack on Mattis in <em>Kabul</em>

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Civilian killed in failed attack on Mattis in Kabul

Six rockets that were destined for a plane carrying US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Afghanistan killed at least one civilian and injured four ...

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Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the Taliban

The Afghan government could form a vast paramilitary system by arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories re-captured from the Taliban and ...

NATO apologises for offensive Quran leaflet

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NATO apologises for offensive Quran leaflet

A US commander on Wednesday apologised for leaflets dropped in Afghanistan that were deemed offensive to Islam.

America, not Pakistan is responsible for failings in Afghanistan

Usaid Siddiqui

America, not Pakistan is responsible for failings in Afghanistan

Comment: The narrative that Pakistan has hampered American efforts to 'rebuild' Afghanistan is a fallacy that American governments are happy to ...

Scores killed in IS attack on <em>Kabul</em> Shia mosque Scores killed in IS attack on Kabul Shia mosque

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Scores killed in IS attack on Kabul Shia mosque

Twenty people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Shia mosque in ...

US warns Pakistan against Afghan militant support

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US warns Pakistan against Afghan militant support

Washington says it wants to work with Pakistan as it expands its own support for Kabul in the battle against the Taliban, but warned it ...

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US airstrike kills senior Afghan IS commanders

US military command names the Islamic State group's provincial emir for Kunar province as one of four militant leaders killed on Saturday.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

IS 'playing whack-a-mole' in Afghanistan

In-depth: IS-Khorasan, the Afghan franchise of the Islamic State group's network, disappears from the site of one attack only to reappear in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Father of Afghan robotics girl killed in mosque attack

Fatema Qaderyan's brother said that their father died in Tuesday night's suicide bomb attack on the Jawadya mosque which killed dozens and was ...

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Angry Shias to protest latest deadly Afghan attack

Shias, a minority of around three million in overwhelmingly Sunni Afghanistan, have regularly been targeted and accuse police and troops of ...

At least 29 killed in Afghan Shia mosque attack

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At least 29 killed in Afghan Shia mosque attack

A suicide bomber and a gunman have killed at least 29 people and wounded 63 at a packed Shia mosque in Afghanistan's main western city of Herat.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

A glimmer of hope as MSF opens Kunduz clinic

MSF secured Pentagon assurances that medics would not be targeted, but the military has either botched air raids or disregarded Afghan lives ...

IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in <em>Kabul</em>

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IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

The Islamic State group claimed it had attacked the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday, as a series of explosions and the sound of ...

Dozens killed by Taliban car bomb in <em>Kabul</em>

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Dozens killed by Taliban car bomb in Kabul

More than 24 people were killed and 42 wounded on Monday after a car bomb struck a bus carrying Afghan government employees through a Shia ...

Tackling Islamophobia must begin at home for Theresa may

Usaid Siddiqui

Tackling Islamophobia must begin at home for Theresa may

Comment: Theresa May is arguably the chief purveyor of Islamophobic policies, making her claims to fight it beyond laughable, writes Usaid ...

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