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Washington still hopes to “bring the Taliban to the negotiating table” in Afghanistan, a senior state department official said Tuesday, even though President Donald Trump had ruled out such talks.

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

Afghanistan reels with new deadly IS-claimed attack in <em>Kabul</em>

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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 ...

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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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 insurgency.

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Kabul hotel attack death toll rises to 40

The death toll from the attack on the hotel in Afghanistan has risen to 40 people including at least 15 foreigners.

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Death toll from Kabul hotel Taliban attack drastically rises

The death toll from a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel has been raised from six to at least 18 people, including more than a dozen ...

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Afghanistan hotel siege ends after terrifying 12-hour Taliban raid

A siege on a Kabul hotel has ended, after Afghan security forces spent 12 hours battling Taliban militants to rescue staff and guests.

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

Austin Bodetti

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

In-depth: Young Afghan activists such as Hamidullah Barakzai, an educated up-and-comer striving for social change, is providing reasons to hope ...

Naveed Ahmad

Is Pakistan's loss America's gain?

Comment: Pakistan's military has been ready for the US refusal to sell arms or provide assistance for about a decade, writes Naveed Ahmad.

The EU must stop deporting Afghans to warzones

Mat Nashed

The EU must stop deporting Afghans to warzones

Comment: Sending Afghans back to a country where they risk persecution or death violates international and EU law, writes Mat Nashed.

Trump could freeze $2 billion of Pakistan aid

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Trump could freeze $2 billion of Pakistan aid

The move will include both US military assistance and Afghanistan coalition funding to Islamabad.

US-Pakistan relations nosedive following Trump Twitter outburst

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US-Pakistan relations nosedive following Trump Twitter outburst

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador to the foreign office following President Donald Trump's tweet about Pakistan only offering "lies and ...

<em>Kabul</em> blast: 40 dead and dozens wounded Kabul blast: 40 dead and dozens wounded

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Kabul blast: 40 dead and dozens wounded

Islamic State attackers stormed a Shia Muslim cultural centre in the Afghan capital on Thursday, setting off multiple bombs and killing at least ...

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Six killed in IS-claimed suicide-attack near Afghan spy agency

A suicide bomber killed six civilians in an attack near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in Kabul Monday in the latest assault claimed by Islamic State group in the capital.

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Pence pays surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

Pence had been expected to visit Egypt and Israel this week, but instead paid a visit to the men and women fighting America's longest-ever war.

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IS militants storm Afghan intelligence centre in Kabul

Afghan's IS group have launched a new attack on security forces in Kabul, as the anti-government insurgency intensifies.

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IS 'seeking shelter' in Afghanistan after Middle East losses

Afghanistan's military said it plans to launch a major operation to stop IS making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said ...

Suicide bomber targets Afghan political rally

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Suicide bomber targets Afghan political rally

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has killed at least six people, including a child, when they targeted a political rally in the east of the ...

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NATO says to boost Afghan mission to 16,000 troops

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 ...

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

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Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

The first batch of graduates in women's studies collected their degrees from Kabul University on Sunday, the country's first higher ...

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 ...

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 ...

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