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The US welcomed the offer of a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's president has declared a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban following a week of extraordinary violence across the country.

Rights groups condemn <em>Kabul</em> school blast as outrage grows

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Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

At least 25 killed in <em>Kabul</em> suicide attack: officials

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At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of ...

46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

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46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

After a devastating attack on Ghazni last week, the Taliban attacked two checkpoints in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 ...

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14 Afghan soldiers killed after Taliban overrun northern base

The capture of the Chenaya base in Faryab comes days after the insurgents launched a brazen assault on Ghazni just two hours from Kabul.

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Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

Over 100 security forces have been killed as Ghazni enters its fourth day in its fight against Taliban insurgents, while the government ...

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Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

Afghan special forces have entered the embattled Ghazni overnight to fight off Taliban insurgents, while the government maintains that the city ...

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Fight for Afghanistan's Ghazni city enters third day

Taliban forces are still reportedly roaming the eastern Afghan city, despite government claims the Ghazni is under its control.

Taliban hold talks with Uzbek officials on peace, infrastructure

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Taliban hold talks with Uzbek officials on peace, infrastructure

Taliban officials traveled to the Uzbek capital for talks with officials on energy, transportation and peace.

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Afghan forces claim control of embattled city from Taliban

Afghan security forces have claim to be fully in control of an eastern city hours after Taliban said they had captured it.

Taliban commander killed while building a bomb at home

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Taliban commander killed while building a bomb at home

A commander and his two relatives were killed in the explosion in Helmand province, after a bomb he was making prematurely exploded.

Suicide bomb attack on Afghan Shia mosque kills dozens

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Suicide bomb attack on Afghan Shia mosque kills dozens

Police said 25 people were killed and 40 were wounded, Reuters has reported.

Sweden proves no safe haven for Afghan refugees

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Sweden proves no safe haven for Afghan refugees

Never mind the death threats, the Scandinavian country deems Afghanistan a 'safe' country to which rejected asylum seekers can be deported, ...

Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

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Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least eight people and wounded around 40, mostly women and ...

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US and Taliban officials discuss demands for peace

A meeting between US and Taliban officials in Qatar have shown 'very positive signals', as both sides seek an end to Afghanistan's ongoing conflict.

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre: officials

A midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan was the latest target of an attack by militants on Saturday, officials said.

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US envoy meets with Taliban officials in Qatar: report

The top US envoy for South Asia has met with Taliban officials for peace talks in Qatar, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Five dead in suicide attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

The Taliban-claimed blast is the latest deadly attack to strike Afghanistan in recent weeks.

IS fires rockets near <em>Kabul</em> police academy, three wounded

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IS fires rockets near Kabul police academy, three wounded

Afghanistan's capital has been struck by a rocket attack just two days after a deadly suicide bombing at the city's international airport.

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Deaths and destruction in Kabul airport blast

A blast near Kabul's airport left ten dead or wounded as Uzbek leader and Afghani Vice President Dostum returned after more than a year in exile.

<em>Kabul</em> airport blast as brutal Uzbek leader Dostum returns

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Kabul airport blast as brutal Uzbek leader Dostum returns

A blast was heard as Uzbek leader and Afghani Vice President Dostum returned after more than a year in exile.

Brutal Afghan-Uzbek leader set for <em>Kabul</em> return

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Brutal Afghan-Uzbek leader set for Kabul return

Ethnic Uzbek leader Abdul Rashid Dostum has been in self-imposed exile from Afghanistan since last year, when he was accused of being behind the ...

Building on Afghanistan's fleeting ceasefire

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Building on Afghanistan's fleeting ceasefire

Comment: Getting the US to engage in direct talks with the Taliban is the best way to kickstart Afghanistan's long overdue peace process, says ...

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