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India and Iran's leaders met to discuss increasing efforts to bring stability to war-torn Afghanistan.

Moroccan authorities acquit Yunis Chekkouri, who was held without charge by the US army for over 13 years.

Washington still hopes for talks with <em>Taliban</em> despite attacks

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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 though President Donald Trump had ruled out such talks.

Suicide bomber targets soldiers in northern Pakistan

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Suicide bomber targets soldiers in northern Pakistan

At least 11 Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an attack by a suicide bomber in the once troubled SWAT valley.

Afghan president blames Pakistan for <em>Taliban</em> 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

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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 from a ...

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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.

US denies hitting refugee camp in Pakistan drone strike

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US denies hitting refugee camp in Pakistan drone strike

Tensions continue between Washington and Islamabad as the US denies claims that it attacked an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan on Wednesday.

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"Never ending trauma" plagues Afghanistan

As NGO workers recover from a car-bomb attack on Save The Children's officers, Afghanis face violence from IS, the Taliban, security ...

Kabul hotel attack death toll rises to 40

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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.

Militants attack Save the Children offices in Afghanistan's Jalalabad Militants attack Save the Children offices in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

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Militants attack Save the Children offices in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Armed militants stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday morning after carrying out a blast nearby, with one ...

Death toll from Kabul hotel <em>Taliban</em> attack drastically rises

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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 ...

Afghanistan hotel siege ends after terrifying 12-hour <em>Taliban</em> raid

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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.

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Gunmen kill mother, daughter polio workers in Pakistan

A mother and daughter team of health workers have been shot and killed by suspected Taliban militants while they administered polio vaccinations in Balochistan.

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Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

In Pakistan's latest move to crackdown on extremism, thousands of clerics have come together and issued a ruling on suicide bombings as ...

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.

Exiled Iranian prince sees chance for regime change

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Exiled Iranian prince sees chance for regime change

Reza Pahlavi, the exiled son of Iran's last shah before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and a critic of the country's clerical leaders, has endorsed ...

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.

Over 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran killed in Syria

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Over 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran killed in Syria

An official in an Afghan volunteer force said more than 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran have been killed fighting on the side of President Bashar ...

Pakistan denounces 'counterproductive' US security aid suspension Pakistan denounces 'counterproductive' US security aid suspension

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Pakistan denounces 'counterproductive' US security aid suspension

Animosity between the two countries, which began after President Trump accused Pakistan of sheltering militants, has escalated after Washington ...

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