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Air strike killed 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan: UN

Kabul - At least 13 civilians were killed, mostly children, in an air strike by "international forces" in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late last week, the United Nations said Monday.

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

Kabul - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held.

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

Kabul - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held.

Resist, forgive, submit? Afghan youth on hopes for peace

Kabul - Sitting in his male beauty shop, 25-year-old Zabihullah longs for peace in Afghanistan -- but not one that would see religious police beating people in the streets for their hairstyles or outfits.

Taliban leader Omar lived next to US Afghan base: biography

Kabul - Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that suggests embarrassing failures of American intelligence.

Taliban deny discussing ceasefire, Afghan dialogue with US

Kabul - The Taliban denied on Friday that they were discussing a ceasefire and dialogue with the Kabul government during ongoing talks with the US in Doha, contrary to statements from Washington."This phase is about fleshing out the details of the two issues.....

Mortar attack on major political gathering in Kabul kills three

Kabul - A mortar attack on a large ceremony attended by Afghanistan's chief executive and other leading government figures in Kabul Thursday killed three people and injured 32 others, officials said.

At least 16 killed in attack in eastern Afghanistan

Jalalabad - At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack Wednesday on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest bloody assault in the war-torn country.

Blasts rock eastern Afghanistan’s Jalalabad: official

Jalalabad - Multiple blasts rattled eastern Afghanistan’s Jalalabad early Wednesday killing at least three people, officials said, as militants appeared to target a private company near the city’s airport.

At least 23 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack on US-Afghan base

Kandahar - At least 23 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan base in southwestern Afghanistan, officials said Friday, as fighting continued during a pause in peace talks between the insurgents and American negotiators.

US could withdraw troops from Afghanistan within five years: NYT

Kabul - US forces could leave Afghanistan within five years under a Pentagon plan being offered as part of a potential deal with the Taliban to end the nearly 18-year war, the New York Times has reported.

'I felt powerful': Afghan trailblazer who confronted Taliban on women

Kabul - Fawzia Koofi was hesitant to face the Taliban militants who jailed her husband, threatened to stone her for wearing nail polish, and -- when she became a high-profile MP and women's rights champion -- tried to assassinate her.

'It's a trauma': Afghan doctors on the frontline of war

Kabul - Afghan surgeon Hedayatullah Hedayat has treated thousands of civilians wounded in conflict over the past 15 years -- victims of attacks from shootings to bomb blast -- but he never gets used to the horrors of war.

Civilian deaths in Afghan war hit record in 2018: UN

Kabul - More civilians were killed in the Afghan war in 2018 than during any other year on record after nearly two decades of fighting, according to a UN report released Sunday.

Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks

Kabul - The US and the Taliban are to meet in Qatar for fresh talks Monday seeking an end to 17 years of grinding conflict in Afghanistan, with the stakes ratcheting higher as the spring fighting season approaches.

The Taliban have not changed, warn Afghans living under their rule

Kandahar - Ali Ahmad Alizai has no choice but to obey when the Taliban come knocking on his door demanding food, shelter or a slice of his hard-earned harvest to fund their insurgency."The Taliban run a dictatorship here. They have their own laws.

IS suspects behind Kabul twin bombing arrested: officials

Kabul - Afghan spy agency says it has arrested two operatives from the Islamic State group suspected to be behind a twin bombing at a sports club in Kabul last year that killed at least 26 people, including two journalists.

Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad

Kabul - The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan.

Afghan mujahideen fighter turned president dies: family

Kabul - An Afghan mujahideen commander who fought the Soviets and rose to become the country's first president after the Red Army retreated has died aged 93, his family said Tuesday.

Unease over US exit in Afghan valley where Soviets were routed

Tarin Kowt - The last time Abdul Karim saw Soviet forces he was a teenage mujahideen fighter shivering on an Afghan mountainside, clutching his Kalashnikov and wondering if winter or the Russians would bring death first.
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