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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.

Suicide attack on Kabul 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.

Dozens killed in IS suicide attack in Kabul

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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.

US lawmakers introduce open-ended war on terror authorisation

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US lawmakers introduce open-ended war on terror authorisation

The bill is a long-awaited stab at making Congress authorise wars, but it also gives the executive branch more sweeping power.

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Afghanistan begins to register voters in years-delayed election

Security issues and political turmoil in the war torn country had delayed an election initially scheduled for 2015.

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The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

Analysis: The 'caliphate' may be destroyed, but that doesn't mean IS has vanished. Many predict the organisation will regroup and strike again. ...

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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 force.

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Four Afghan hunger strikers protesting for peace are hospitalised

The strikers began their fast on Thursday after previous demands to halt fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban were ...

Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

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Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

The brief trip by the 20-year-old Nobel laureate is a highly symbolic moment for Pakistan, which regularly touts Swat as a success story in its ...

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Tearful Malala makes first trip to Pakistan since attack

As Malala spoke of coming home to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by the Taliban, the emotions flooded back - and so did ...

Russia scoffs at US claims of Moscow arming <em>Taliban</em>

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Russia scoffs at US claims of Moscow arming Taliban

The Taliban and Moscow had a good laugh together while discussing Washington's claims that Russia has been arming the extremist ...

Russia denies US claims it is arming the <em>Taliban</em>

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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 Kabul 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.

Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

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Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

A Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on aid workers in Pakistan's tribal region.

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Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded in the attack.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 pressure ...

US offers $5mn reward for Pakistan <em>Taliban</em> leader

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US offers $5mn reward for Pakistan Taliban leader

The US State Department placed a $5 million reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday

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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 said.

US welcomes Afghan peace moves, continues pressure on <em>Taliban</em>

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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 ...

Afghan president unveils <em>Taliban</em> peace plan

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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 ...

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

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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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