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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 <em>Kabul</em> 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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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 ...

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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.

Dozens killed in <em>Kabul</em> suicide attack on Nowruz holiday

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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.

Mattis says elements in Taliban open to peace talks

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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 peace talks ...

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 ...

Scores dead after suicide bomber targets <em>Kabul</em> Shia area Scores dead after suicide bomber targets Kabul Shia area

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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 ...

Child killed as <em>Kabul</em> 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 ...

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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 concluded.

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Afghan president unveils Taliban peace plan

A potential peace deal between the Afghan government and Taliban has been unveiled which could see the militant group become a political party.

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At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan Saturday

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Washington still hopes for talks with Taliban despite attacks

Washington still hopes to “bring the Taliban to the negotiating table” in Afghanistan, a senior state department official said Tuesday, even ...

Afghan president blames Pakistan for Taliban attacks

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Afghan president blames Pakistan for Taliban attacks

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has demanded neighbouring Pakistan act against Taliban militants, allegedly based in the country.

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Afghanistan reels with new deadly IS-claimed attack in Kabul

IS have claimed an attack on a military compound in Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers this morning

Dozens killed in ambulance bomb attack on Afghan capital Dozens killed in ambulance bomb attack on Afghan capital

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Dozens killed in ambulance bomb attack on Afghan capital

At least 95 people have been killed and dozens injured in a bomb attack in the Afghan capital, as Kabul witnesses a spike in attacks ...

Afghan militants target <em>Kabul</em> with ambulance bomb

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Afghan militants target Kabul with ambulance bomb

Dozens have been injured in a car bomb blast in the Afghan capital, as Kabul witnesses a spike in attacks from a reinvigorated ...

US calls for 'decisive action' after <em>Kabul</em> killings

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US calls for 'decisive action' after Kabul killings

US President Donald Trump called for 'decisive action' after at least 95 were killed in an ambulance bomb blast, which is being described in ...

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