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

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 peddle to avoid criticism, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

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 ...

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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 ...

Choosing peace over justice: The return of Hekmatyar

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Choosing peace over justice: The return of Hekmatyar

One of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords has taken a seat with the other criminals and corrupt cronies in the nation's 'unity' government, ...

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Revealed: UAE crown prince 'asked Americans to bomb Al-Jazeera'

The Crown Prince of the UAE Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan asked the Americans to bomb the headquarters of the Doha-based Al-Jazeera television channel in 2003, Wikileaks cables revealed.

Sam Hamad

Finsbury Park attack: Radicalisation isn't exclusive to Islam

Comment: After the Finsbury Park attack by a white terrorist, why aren't the British media and political class pouring over how he was ...

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Taliban attack on Afghanistan police HQ kills dozens

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on Sunday targeted police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan killing at least five officers and wounding ...

Usaid Siddiqui

London Bridge, Manchester and Kabul reveal western media bias

Comment: Communicating the tragic stories of victims in Afghanistan or Syria would give western audiences the chance to realise the numerous ...

The forgotten state violence victims in Eiffel Tower solidarity

Diana Alghoul

The forgotten state violence victims in Eiffel Tower solidarity

As long as we are less likely to show solidarity with victims of state violence, governments would feel as though they are able to instil ...

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Lights out for Eiffel Tower in solidarity with London

The Paris landmark has been switched off twice already this week in solidarity with victims across the world.

Three explosions hit funeral of <em>Kabul</em> protester, killing dozens Three explosions hit funeral of Kabul protester, killing dozens

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Three explosions hit funeral of Kabul protester, killing dozens

Three blasts hit mourners at a cemetery in the Khair Khana district.

Germany suspends deportations after <em>Kabul</em> blast Germany suspends deportations after Kabul blast

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Germany suspends deportations after Kabul blast

Germany's Interior Ministry says deportation of Afghans whose asylum requests have been rejected has been temporarily suspended in the wake of ...

Carnage in <em>Kabul</em> as scores killed in truck bomb

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Carnage in Kabul as scores killed in truck bomb

At least 80 people have been killed and 320 wounded, but authorities warn the toll could yet rise.

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