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Afghan prisoners die after swallowing pills in riot

Herat - Seven prisoners died in western Afghanistan after they swallowed "poisonous" pills stolen from the jail's clinic during a riot, officials said on Thursday.

Five dead, dozens wounded in attack on Afghan police base

Khost - An hours-long attack on an Afghan police special forces base involving car bombs and a firefight killed five policemen and wounded dozens of people, officials said Tuesday, as a top US negotiator called for an end to Afghanistan's bloodshed.

Taliban seek image revamp as Afghan peace talks grind on

Islamabad - As Afghan peace talks grind on, the Taliban are trying to portray themselves as a viable government-in-waiting in an image makeover that includes rehabilitating their ultra-violent affiliate, the Haqqani network.

Taliban ambush kills at least 25 Afghan security personnel

Kunduz - At least 25 Afghan security force personnel were killed in an ambush blamed on the Taliban, officials said Wednesday, as spiralling violence imperils ongoing peace talks.

At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede near Pakistan consulate

Jalalabad - At least 11 women were killed Wednesday in a stampede at an Afghan football stadium where thousands of people had gathered to apply for Pakistani visas, authorities said.

At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede near Pakistan consulate

Jalalabad - At least 11 women were killed Wednesday in a stampede in an Afghan football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas at a nearby Pakistan consulate, officials said.

US envoy slams Afghan bloodshed as car bomb toll rises

Kabul - A top US envoy slammed Afghanistan's "distressingly high" levels of bloodshed Monday after a car bombing at a police headquarters killed at least 16 people and wounded scores more.

US envoy says Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties

Washington - The Taliban have promised US forces to reduce casualties in Afghanistan after a wave of violence raised questions about peace talks, a US envoy said Thursday."At present too many Afghans are dying.

Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

Iran - Two military helicopters evacuating wounded soldiers from fighting in southern Afghanistan collided on Wednesday killing nine people on board, the government said.

Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US forces

Jelalabad - Living in the shadow of a US military base had provided protection to villagers in eastern Afghanistan, but locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

Op-Ed: US Afghanistan pullout- Asking for trouble

Washington - The baffling ability of the United States to politically lose wars which it has won militarily apparently continues. The troop pullout from Afghanistan is looking like a serious mistake.

NATO chief says allies will leave Afghanistan together

Apo - NATO insisted Thursday that its members would consult and decide together on when to leave Afghanistan, after US President Donald Trump vowed to bring American troops home by Christmas.

Trump says wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants all US troops to leave Afghanistan by Christmas, speeding up the timeline for ending America's longest war.

Trump says wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants all US troops to leave Afghanistan by Christmas, speeding up the timeline for ending America's longest war.

Afghan president urges Taliban to 'have courage' and silence guns

Doha - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to "have courage and declare a national ceasefire" on Tuesday as he visited Doha where peace talks between government and Taliban negotiators have stalled.

Nearly two decades after US invasion, Afghans fear Taliban return

Kabul - Almost two decades after the United States launched air strikes against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime and started what would become America's longest-ever war, the hardline group are in a stronger position than ever.

Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

Jalalabad - A suicide attack targeting an Afghan provincial governor killed at least eight people Monday, officials said, as the president visited Qatar where slow-moving peace talks with the Taliban are taking place.

Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul - At least 14 civilians, including women and children, were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in central Afghanistan, officials said, as violence continues despite peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.

Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan as talks continue

Islamabad - The Afghan official overseeing Kabul's efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban arrived Monday for a three-day visit to Pakistan, the influential neighbour considered vital to the peace process.

Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan negotiator

Washington - A number of Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have taken up arms again, the government's lead negotiator Abdullah Abdullah said Tuesday.

'Pen guns' the latest threat in Afghan capital

Kabul - Police in Kabul have seized a stash of "pen guns" they say criminals and insurgents are using in a wave of targeted assassinations that has gripped the Afghan capital in recent months.

Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

Jalalabad - Fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban killed dozens in a restive eastern province, officials said Thursday, as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar.

Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six young Afghan men including two minors will face a prosecutor on Greece's Lesbos island Wednesday on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

Afghan government presses truce demand in Taliban talks

Doha - The Afghan government on Monday pressed its calls for a truce with the Taliban, reiterating its desire for a long-term ceasefire at historic talks in Qatar.

Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

Kabul - Four Afghan women who endured the Taliban's oppressive rule and have fought for fragile gains since the militants were ousted are facing the hardline group in peace talks.

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Doha - Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators get down to business Sunday, with the search for a lasting ceasefire one of many key issues up for discussion.

Taliban could swap inmates for truce: Afghan govt peace chief

Doha - The Taliban could offer a truce in exchange for the release of its jailed fighters, the head of the peace process for the Afghan government said as talks opened Saturday.

Afghanistan talks: bitter foes with incompatible goals

Kabul - Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators offer no easy route to bridging deep ideological divides and resolving the bitter legacy of two decades of war.AFP takes a look at the main issues:- Why now?

Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Doha - Historic peace talks opened between the Taliban and the Afghan government on Saturday, with the warring parties meeting face to face in Qatar even as violence continued on the ground in Afghanistan.

Afghan govt negotiators leave for peace talks with Taliban

Kabul - Afghan government negotiators left for Doha on Friday to hold landmark peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the country's long running conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.
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U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer in Afghanistan takes cover as CH-53 helicopter lands
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President Obama upon arriving in Afghanistan
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DEA FAST team members make an early morning trek across a desert field while in route to the residence of a corrupt police chief in Afghanistan where they will conduct a raid that will end in his arrest.
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An Afghan boy looks at a U.S. Marine photographer in 2010
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Special Agents with a Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Teams (FAST team) burns a hashish field in Afghanistan after a joint raid on the location with NATO troops in 2008. The DEA is in Afghanistan supporting nation-building efforts by the U.S. government and military as well as targeting the hashish and opium crops that are believed to generate hundreds of millions in funds for the Taliban and al-Qaida annually.
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A poster in Iraq
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Mike Dolnick
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Nadia Sediqqi, head of the women's affairs department in Laghman province, shot dead by two gunmen.
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Prince Harry standing next to Apache Helicopter at Camp Bastion
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A Bactrian deer.
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Bactrian deer
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The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
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Map of Afghanistan showing the location of Nuristan, in the Northeast part of the country. This province is where the researchers primarily conducted their studies on the Kashmir musk deer.
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Afghanistan: American soldiers
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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle
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President Barack Obama greets deployed service members and civilians during a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During his visit he thanked the troops for all their hard work and dedication to the United States. Prior to Obama meeting the troops he flew to Kabul to meet with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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