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Us To Extend Iran Energy Sanctions Waiver For Iraq - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Washington has assured Kabul it would prolong the sanctions waiver, allowing Iraq to purchase Iranian energy, a source, close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, told Sputnik.
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Progress For Afghan Women And Democracy Seems Vulnerable

In the past two weeks, the murder of a successful young woman on a Kabul street and a chaotic brawl in parliament expose the permanent specter of violence in Afghanistan.
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Now Or Never: America Is On The Clock To Remove Troops From Afghanistan

Jarrett Blanc Security, Middle East Using U.S. leverage to craft an Afghan settlement demands incredible deftness in both Washington and Kabul. Afghanistan has entered a period of intense political uncertainty. In December, President Donald Trump...
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Taliban Assaults ‘anti-islamic’ Ngo In Kabul, Citing Its Promotion Of ‘western Culture’

A team of Taliban jihadists attacked Counterpart International, a USAID-backed NGO operating in Kabul. The Taliban claims that Counterpart's work is "anti-Islamic" and criticizes the NGO for promoting "western culture," as well as the "mixing" of me
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At Least 30 Civilians Killed In Us Airstrikes In Afghanistan - Official

KABUL (Sputnik) - At least 30 Afghan civilians have been killed in airstrikes carried out by US troops in the country's west in what has become the deadliest bombing in the last three months, Governor of the Bakwah district in the Farah province...
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Delegates Flock To Kabul For Controversial Peace Jirga

Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, is bracing for a peace jirga — a traditional gathering of elders and prominent Afghans — with heightened security next week, as nearly 3,000 delegates from across the country stream into the city. “We came from...
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Islamic State’s Khorasan Arm Targets Government Ministry

A small team of Islamic State jihadists assaulted the Ministry of Communications in Kabul on Apr. 20. It was the latest in a string of attacks on government ministries and other official sites in the Afghan capital.
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Pakistan-funded Afghan Hospital Begins Operations

Afghanistan and Pakistan have jointly inaugurated a 200-bed, state-of-the-art hospital in Kabul, one of three major health care facilities being built and funded by Islamabad as its contribution to reconstruction efforts in the war-ravaged...
Related topics: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Islamabad

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Blast Reported Near Ministry Of Communications In Kabul - Afghani Police

The news comes just a week after the Taliban movement announced its new spring offensive against government forces. At the same time, Afghanistan's Defence Ministry, Interior Ministry, and the National Directorate of Security said they had killed...
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America Can't Solve Afghanistan's Corruption Problems

Jerrod A. Laber Security, Middle East Washington tried to remake Kabul for eighteen years, but it is time to acknowledge the limits of U.S. power and to come home. On Monday, April 8, three U.S. soldiers and one contractor were killed by a...
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'not Just Inappropriate. It's Fascistic': Outrage Over Uk Soldiers Using Labour Leader Jeremy...

Eoin Higgins, staff writerBritish soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, used an image of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as target practice, drawing criticism from United Kingdom progressives and triggering an internal investigation. 
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'deeply, Deeply Dangerous': Outrage After British Soldiers Use Image Of Corbyn Used For Target...

Eoin Higgins, staff writerBritish soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, used an image of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as target practice, drawing criticism from United Kingdom progressives and triggering an internal investigation. 
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Ex-afghan Intel Chief Accuses Pakistan Of Using Taliban To ‘influence Kabul’

Amrullah Saleh’s remarks came after Afghanistan recalled its top diplomatic envoy from Islamabad in protest against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement urging the creation of an interim government in Kabul to smoothen peace process...
Related topics: Intel, Pakistan, Taliban, Afghanistan, Islamabad, Protests

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'little Pygmy': Pakistan Minister Rips Us Envoy To Kabul For Jab At Pm Khan

The fiery tweet came shortly after Afghanistan recalled the Pakistani ambassador over Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks that an interim government must be installed to facilitate the Afghan peace process. While Kabul has slammed the comments as...
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Pakistani Pm's Controversial Remarks Anger Afghans

The Afghan government formally protested controversial remarks attributed to the leader of Pakistan, suggesting an interim "neutral" political setup in Kabul could help further U.S.-led efforts to strike a peace deal with the Taliban. Afghan...
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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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The State Department Is Putting Ego Above Security In Afghanistan

U.S. Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the State Department continue to seek to silence any criticism of their framework deal with the Taliban. Prior to Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib’s visit to Washington last week, the U.S. Embassy in...
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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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Talks With Taliban Expose Rift Between Washington, Kabul 

Several U.S. officials have touted U.S.-Taliban talks as the best chance in decades to bring peace to Afghanistan, but key Afghan officials' comments suggest the talks are instead widening a rift between Washington and Kabul. The most pointed...
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Kabul Rejects ‘delusional Claim’ Mullah Omar Died In Afghanistan

Officials in Afghanistan are rejecting a new American investigative report that claims the founder of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, spent his final years in Afghanistan, not in neighboring Pakistan. Washington and Afghan officials have long...
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