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Pentagon Chief Meets Afghan President, Officials On Surprise Afghanistan Trip

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Kabul Monday to meet with senior US and Afghan officials. There, he told reporters that the fate of Afghanistan has to be decided by Afghans.
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‘serene And Committed.’ This Legendary Afghan Educator's Legacy Will Burn Through Generations

Dr. Mohamamd Sharif Fayez. Used with permission of the American University of Afghanistan. A few weeks ago, on a bracingly cold day in Kabul, a horde of freshman students packed into a large auditorium for their orientation at Afghanistan’s...
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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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Talk To Kabul, Us Envoy Tells Taliban

The U.S. special representative for Afghan reconciliation is urging direct talks between the Taliban and the Kabul government as he confirmed details in a draft peace deal aimed at ending the 17-year conflict in the country. Zalmay Khalilzad told...
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Pakistan Stops Indian Freight Flights To Afghanistan - Source

In 2017, India opened two air corridors with cargo flights between Kabul, Kandahar, New Delhi, and Mumbai bypassing Pakistan in an effort to boost trade with the landlocked country. Subsequently, Pakistan’s exports of goods to Afghanistan...
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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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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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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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At Least 4 Killed, 90 Injured In Kabul Bomb Blast - Interior Ministry

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least four people were killed and another 44 were wounded in a bomb explosion in the Green Village area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, Najib Danish, said.
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Us Discusses Possibility Of Keeping Bases In Afghanistan With Taliban – Report

Negotiations between the Taliban and Washington have been conducted behind closed doors and without representatives of the government in Kabul, which has led to rumours about what provisions in the deal might contain.
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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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Taliban Says Peace Talks With Us Are On Track

The Taliban has said that its engagement with the United States for negotiating an end to "the war and illegitimate occupation" of Afghanistan remains on track, ruling out once again any direct peace talks with the government in Kabul Taliban...
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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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Incoming Top Us General Meets Afghan President In Kabul

Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff and incoming top U.S. general, has met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized U.S. efforts in the war-torn country. U.S. and...
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When She Fled Afghanistan, She Took Her Schoolbooks With Her

If you had to leave your home at a moment's notice, what would you take with you? Sidiqa Sidiqi tells NPR's Don Gonyea she concealed her first grade textbooks when she fled Kabul.
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Taliban Rejects Peace Talks Offer From Afghan Government

The Taliban have rejected Kabul’s offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia where the militants, fighting to restore strict Islamic law in Afghanistan, will meet U.S. officials to further peace efforts, a Taliban leader said...
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Gunmen Kill Nearly 30 People In Brazen Attack In Kabul

Gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives stormed a government building in the Afghan capital Monday, killing 29 people, wounding more than 20 and terrorizing hundreds in a brazen, eight-hour long assault that ended with the death of the...
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Car Bomb Explodes In Kabul

Afghan officials say a car bomb has exploded outside a government building in the capital. Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman, said gunmen stormed into a building after the blast and are exchanging gunfire with security...
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Explosion Reportedly Rocks Area Near Government Compound In Kabul (photo)

A car bomb exploded not far from Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Works in Kabul; the incident was followed by gunfire, the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan said on Monday.
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