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Us Forces Say 2 American Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths.Read more...
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Explosions Rock Persian New Year Celebrations In Kabul Killing 6

Three explosions by landmines planted in the western part of Kabul killed at least six people and wounded more than 20 Thursday morning, as people were celebrating Nowruz, the first day of Persian new year. Kabul police spokesman Baser Mujahid...
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Us May Drop Kabul From Talks With Taliban Over Official’s Criticism – Report

Although the Taliban and the US made "meaningful progress" in the last round of talks, the final agreement is yet to be signed. The next talks are set to take place in Doha, Qatar in late March, but it seems that the Afghan government itself risks...
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Ied Explosion In Kabul Kills One, Wounds Another - Report

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One person was killed and another injured when a magnetic bomb exploded in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, local media reported.
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Can We Divest From Weapons Dealers?

Kathy KellyChildren in Street Kids School, Kabul, March 2019. (Photo: Maya Evans)
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Islamic State Launches Mortars At Memorial Service In Kabul

Earlier today, the Islamic State's Khorasan "province" attacked a memorial held in honor of Abdul Ali Mazari, an ethnic Hazara leader who was killed by the Taliban in 1995. The Islamic State's loyalists frequently target Shiites in the Afghan...
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Afghan Ceo, Karzai, Presidential Candidates Caught In Attack

Unidentified attackers fired mortars at a gathering in the Afghan capital, Kabul, attended by several presidential candidates, former president Hamid Karzai, and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Abdullah was on stage addressing the crowd...
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America's New 'plan' For Afghanistan

Caroline Caywood Security, Middle East There is no obvious solution to Kabul’s ongoing power struggle and Washington’s role in ensuring the country’s stability. After nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan—the longest conflict in...
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Has The Taliban Turned The Tables On Ashraf Ghani?    

When Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani laid out the red carpet in 2017 for controversial Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar — once known as "the Butcher of Kabul" for his role in the bloody conflict for the control of the capital in the 1990s —...
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Afghan Women Fear Cost Of Peace Will Be Their Freedom

It is naive to think the Taliban have changed their stance on women’s rights, says Kabul restaurateur Laila Haidari, who like many educated Afghan women fears any peace deal between the extremists and the US could erode hard-won freedoms....
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Why The Afghanistan Peace Process Requires An American Exodus

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East It is unclear if Kabul is able to negotiate its future without falling prey to Taliban terrorism, but what is clear is that America needs to see its way out. After seventeen years of incessant combat,...
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Kabul Chokes On Dirty Air As Temperatures Plunge

Kabul residents have long run the gauntlet of suicide attacks and bombs. This winter, however, they face another deadly threat: air pollution.
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American, Indian National Killed In Kabul Attack

Two foreigners, an American and an Indian, were said to be among four people killed in this week’s massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for plotting Monday’s bomb-and-gun raid against the...
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Face Value: One-time Afghan Wedding Singer A Ringer For Canada's Trudeau

KABUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show.Read more...
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Taliban Suicide Bomber Targets Foreign Compound In Kabul

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a "complex martyrdom operation" in Kabul's Green Village late yesterday. The target of the attack isn't clear. The Taliban says the facility served as a "a key intelligence site" for "foreigners." Afghan o
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Us Envoy In Kabul To Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making stops in India, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He is expected to visit Islamabad next. His...
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Deadly Blast Hits High Security Compound In Kabul

Afghan officials say a truck bomb exploded near a high security compound in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding more than 40 others. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the attack near the capital city's so-called Green...
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Kabul Faces Water Crisis As Drought, Population Strain Supply

Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone.
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Fire In Residential Building Kills 3, Injures 44 In Kabul – Ministry (photo)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least three people were killed and 44 sustained injuries in Kabul as a residential building caught fire on Thursday night, the spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said.
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Trump Praised The Soviet Union For Invading Afghanistan. Here’s Why His Revisionism Is Dangerous.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — On Wednesday, President Donald Trump, who for years has disparaged the war in Afghanistan, managed to rewrite the last 40 years of Afghan history in a matter of seconds. In the middle of a 90-minute cabinet meeting, the...
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