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The US welcomed the offer of a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's president has declared a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban following a week of extraordinary violence across the country.

Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

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Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

Imran Khan has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister, ending decades of rotating leadership between two parties.

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

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Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

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At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of ...

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46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

After a devastating attack on Ghazni last week, the Taliban attacked two checkpoints in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 soldiers and police.

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14 Afghan soldiers killed after Taliban overrun northern base

The capture of the Chenaya base in Faryab comes days after the insurgents launched a brazen assault on Ghazni just two hours from Kabul.

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Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

Over 100 security forces have been killed as Ghazni enters its fourth day in its fight against Taliban insurgents, while the government ...

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Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

Afghan special forces have entered the embattled Ghazni overnight to fight off Taliban insurgents, while the government maintains that ...

Fight for Afghanistan's Ghazni city enters third day

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Fight for Afghanistan's Ghazni city enters third day

Taliban forces are still reportedly roaming the eastern Afghan city, despite government claims the Ghazni is under its control.

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Taliban hold talks with Uzbek officials on peace, infrastructure

Taliban officials traveled to the Uzbek capital for talks with officials on energy, transportation and peace.

Afghan forces claim control of embattled city from <em>Taliban</em>

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Afghan forces claim control of embattled city from Taliban

Afghan security forces have claim to be fully in control of an eastern city hours after Taliban said they had captured it.

No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

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No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

The 17-year war in Afghanistan is the US' longest war and appears poised to drag on.

Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: officials

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Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: officials

A roadside bomb targeting security forces killed eight civilians, including women and children, authorities said on Wednesday.

NATO probing reports Afghan police killed in US airstrike

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NATO probing reports Afghan police killed in US airstrike

NATO is investigating reports that at least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, its mission said ...

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Taliban commander killed while building a bomb at home

A commander and his two relatives were killed in the explosion in Helmand province, after a bomb he was making prematurely exploded.

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Suicide attack kills three NATO troops in Afghanistan

The US military has said that three NATO troops have been killed and three injured in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack.

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Suicide bomb attack on Afghan Shia mosque kills dozens

Police said 25 people were killed and 40 were wounded, Reuters has reported.

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Sweden proves no safe haven for Afghan refugees

Never mind the death threats, the Scandinavian country deems Afghanistan a 'safe' country to which rejected asylum seekers can be deported, ...

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

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Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

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Gun battle ensues after gunmen storm Afghan government building

A gun battle has broken out at a government building in Jalalabad, just days after an attack on a medical centre in the city.

Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

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Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least eight people and wounded around 40, mostly women and ...

US and <em>Taliban</em> officials discuss demands for peace

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US and Taliban officials discuss demands for peace

A meeting between US and Taliban officials in Qatar have shown 'very positive signals', as both sides seek an end to Afghanistan's ...

Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre: officials

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre: officials

A midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan was the latest target of an attack by militants on Saturday, officials said.

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