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Op-Ed: US Afghan bombing reportedly kills 17 Afghan police

After one report claims that US airstrikes in the Helmand Province hit the 601 highway battalion of the Afghan police killing 17 and wounding 11, the US is trying to blame the Afghan military for the incident.

Afghan security forces killed in US strike in Helmand

Kandahar - Several Afghan security forces have been killed in an American air strike targeting the Taliban, The US military said Friday, with local officials reporting the deaths of at least eight police officers.

Afghan election workers must prepare for September poll: US

Kabul - Election officials in Afghanistan should do more to ensure delayed presidential polls can take place in September, the US embassy in Kabul said Thursday.

Kabul murder highlights Afghan women's plight

Kabul - When gunmen killed former journalist Mena Mangal on a busy Kabul street, observers first wondered if she had been murdered by the Taliban, the Islamist extremists who have long marginalised women.

Chelsea Manning says she will not testify before new grand jury

Chelsea Manning the former US military intelligence analyst said today that she will again refuse to testify to a grand jury about her leak of classified information to Wikileaks, even if this means she will be put back in jail.

Landmine explosion kills seven children in Afghanistan

Ghazni - A landmine explosion killed seven children and wounded two others in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as war ordnance again claimed civilian lives.

US general insists that US should not withdraw from Afghanistan

At the US Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee yesterday Gen. Joe Dunford insisted that he thought that no one wanted more to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan than himself. He then argued against withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan.

US-Taliban talks wrap up in Doha with 'some progress': Taliban

Kabul - The latest round of US-Taliban talks ended in Qatar on Thursday, an insurgent spokesman said, after "positive and constructive" negotiations that continued even as the Taliban bombed a US-funded aid group in Kabul.

Kabul aid groups reel after nine killed in Taliban attack

Kabul - Humanitarian groups were reeling Thursday from yet another attack targeting aid workers in Afghanistan, as authorities confirmed nine people had been killed in a Taliban assault in Kabul a day earlier.

Kabul aid groups reel after nine killed in Taliban attack

Kabul - Humanitarian groups were reeling Thursday from yet another attack targeting aid workers in Afghanistan, as officials confirmed nine people had been killed in a Taliban attack in Kabul a day earlier.

Taliban conduct deadly assault on US-funded aid group in Kabul

Kabul - Taliban militants stormed a US-funded aid group's central Kabul compound Tuesday, having targeted the organisation for promoting Western culture and the "inter-mixing" of men and women.

Young Afghan amputee's joy at dancing on new leg

Kabul - With his hands in the air and an infectious grin spreading from ear to ear, a young Afghan boy whirls around a Kabul hospital room on his new prosthetic leg.

Afghanistan loya jirga demands 'immediate and permanent' ceasefire

Kabul - A historic "loya jirga" peace summit in Kabul ended Friday with delegates from across Afghanistan demanding an immediate and permanent ceasefire -- and President Ashraf Ghani saying he was conditionally prepared to implement one.

Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

Kabul - A huge peace meeting aimed at finding an exit from Afghanistan's war is due to finish Friday in Kabul, with leading politicians expected to announce visions for a much-needed breakthrough.

New round of US-Taliban talks to start in Doha: Taliban

Kabul - A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US got underway in Qatar on Wednesday, an official for the insurgents said, as the foes seek a way out of America's longest war.

NATO drops another Afghanistan war metric: US watchdog

Kabul - The US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan has stopped releasing key data on how much of the country falls under insurgent or government control, a US watchdog said Wednesday, the latest war metric to fall from public view.

New round of US-Taliban talks to start in Doha: Taliban

Kabul - A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US starts Wednesday in Qatar, an official for the insurgents said, as the foes seek an end of America's longest war.

Kabul on lockdown as assembly discusses peace with the Taliban

Kabul - Afghanistan's usually bustling capital Kabul slowed to a crawl Tuesday amid massive security for a high-stakes peace summit that has previously been a target for insurgent attacks.

After 'caliphate' collapse, jihadists head to Afghanistan to plot attacks

Kabul - Islamic State fighters who waged a bloody campaign in Syria and Iraq are heading to Afghanistan to continue their jihad and help plot "spectacular" attacks against America, a US official has told AFP.

No peace if Taliban do not adapt: US envoy

Kabul - There will be no enduring peace in Afghanistan unless the Taliban adapt to the changes that have swept the country since they were ousted in 2001, a US diplomat said Sunday.
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