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Trump's Afghan strategy: new course or repeating history?

Kabul - President Donald Trump has opened the door to the deployment to Afghanistan of thousands more US troops, in his first speech outlining American policy after nearly 16 years of grinding war.

Taliban warns Afghanistan will become 'graveyard' for US

Kabul - The Taliban warned that Afghanistan would become "a graveyard" for the United States Tuesday after President Donald Trump cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country.

Afghanistan massacre may account to war crime: UN

Kabul - A United Nations investigation published Sunday confirmed that Taliban and self-proclaimed Islamic State insurgents jointly massacred dozens of people in Afghanistan earlier this month in an attack that "may amount to a war crime".

Taliban warn Trump against troop increase in open letter

Kabul - The Taliban published an open letter to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warning him against sending more American forces to Afghanistan.

Taliban release 235 hostages after Afghanistan 'massacre'

Mazar-e Sharif - The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it allegedly massacred around 50 civilians along with Islamic State insurgents but others were still feared held, officials said Tuesday.

From poppy to heroin: Taliban move into Afghan drug production

Kabul - The Taliban -- which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan -- now appears to wield significant control over the war-torn country's heroin production line, providing insurgents with billions of dollars, officials have told AFP.

Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians: Afghan officials

Kabul - The Taliban and Islamic State group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said Monday, highlighting rare co-operation between the insurgents that could increase the strain on Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces.

Jihadi Glamour: Pakistani Taliban launches women's magazine

Islamabad - The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad.

26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

Kandahar - At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country's struggling security forces.

Afghan police search for villagers after mass kidnapping

Kandahar - Afghan police on Sunday launched a search operation for some 30 villagers still missing two days after a mass kidnapping blamed on Taliban militants in the southern province of Kandahar.

Afghan forces retake district in Helmand from Taliban: US

Washington - Afghan security forces supported by US air power have retaken the center of volatile Nawa district from the Taliban in southern Helmand province, US officials said Monday.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Iran - At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Iran - At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Iran - At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Iran - A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said.

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Iran - A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said.

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Iran - A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said.

Four dead as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque

Kabul - Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shiite mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramadan.

IS captures Tora Bora, once bin Laden's Afghan hideout

Jalalabad - Islamic State fighters have captured Tora Bora, a mountain cave complex in eastern Afghanistan that was once the hideout of Osama bin Laden, officials said Thursday, despite pressure on the jihadists from US-led forces.

Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official

Kaboul - President Donald Trump has granted the Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a US official said Tuesday, a move that could lead to the deployment of thousands more soldiers.

US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Kaboul - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is "not winning" in Afghanistan, as US military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilize the country's security crisis.

Afghan leader issues ultimatum to Taliban as bombing toll tops 150

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban Tuesday, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing had passed 150.

Calls to release US, Australian hostages after Taliban threat

Kabul - A university in Afghanistan appealed to the Taliban Friday to release an American and an Australian abducted last year, after the insurgents threatened to kill foreign hostages if Kabul executes their prisoners.

Calls to release US, Australian hostages after Taliban threat

Kabul - A university in Afghanistan appealed to the Taliban Friday to release an American and an Australian abducted last year, after the insurgents threatened to kill foreign hostages if Kabul executes their prisoners.

Calls to release US, Australian hostages after Taliban threat

Kabul - A university in Afghanistan appealed to the Taliban Friday to release an American and an Australian abducted last year, after the insurgents threatened to kill foreign hostages if Kabul executes their prisoners.

Thirteen dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

Khost - A Taliban car bomber killed 13 people in Afghanistan's Khost city on Saturday, in the first major attack at the start of the holy month of Ramadan that targeted a CIA-funded militia group.

Thirteen dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

Khost - A Taliban car bomber killed 13 people in Afghanistan's Khost city on Saturday, in the first major attack at the start of the holy month of Ramadan that targeted a CIA-funded militia group.

Thirteen dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

Khost - A Taliban car bomber killed 13 people in Afghanistan's Khost city on Saturday, in the first major attack at the start of the holy month of Ramadan that targeted a CIA-funded militia group.

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on first day of Ramadan

Khost - A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said.

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on first day of Ramadan

Khost - A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said.
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