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Trump: other countries must shoulder fight against jihadists

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against Islamic extremists as the US negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan.

US Taliban negotiator returning to Doha amid peace deal hopes

Washington - The top US negotiator on Afghanistan said Tuesday he was ready to conclude peace talks with the Taliban as he headed back to Qatar on a mission to end America's longest war.

US Taliban negotiator returning to Doha for more talks

Washington - The US State Department announced Tuesday that senior diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad is heading back to Qatar for more talks with the Taliban, as signs of a possible Afghanistan peace deal emerge.

Afghan policeman shoots and kills seven colleagues in the south

An Afghan policeman in the southern province of Kandahar opened fire on his colleagues, killing seven according to an Afghan official. The insider attack was just the latest case in which an Afghan policeman or soldier attacked his own forces or allies.

Taliban threaten Afghan presidential elections

Kabul - The Taliban warned Afghans on Tuesday to keep away from election rallies and ordered its fighters to "stand against" the planned September vote.

US, Taliban push for peace in day 2 of talks

Doha - The US and the Taliban were thrashing out elements of a deal to bring a close to Afghanistan's 18-year conflict at the second day of renewed talks in Doha on Sunday.

US eyes breakthrough in push for peace with Taliban

Doha - Washington is hoping for a breakthrough after talks between the US and the Taliban resumed in Doha Saturday amid renewed efforts to plot an end to Afghanistan's 18-year-long conflict.

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

Kabul - Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan's election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted "peace is coming" to the war-torn nation.

Afghan-Taliban talks could happen within two weeks

Kabul - Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could begin in Norway within the next two weeks, officials and sources said Saturday, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war.

Afghan-Taliban talks could happen within two weeks: minister

Kabul - Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could begin within the next two weeks, an Afghan official said Saturday, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war.

US, Afghanistan agree to accelerate Afghan peace talks

Washington - The United States and Afghanistan said Thursday they have agreed to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the conflict in the war-ravaged country.

Afghan president seeks 'clarification' after Trump war comments

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn't "want to kill 10 million people".

Taliban assurance of 'women's rights' has big caveat

Kabul - An agreement by the Taliban to respect women's rights may seem like a breakthrough, but activists have questioned how the hardline Islamists -- notorious for stomping on freedoms -- will interpret the careful wording.

Taliban Afghan attack kills at least 14 and wounds more than 180

The Afghan Taliban attacked a government security compound in central Afghanistan in the city of Ghazni. The attack killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 180. Casualties included many children.

Germany, Qatar working on 'inter-Afghan' talks: UN

New York - Germany and Qatar are working to organize an "inter-Afghan dialogue," a United Nations official said on Wednesday, in an effort to start formal talks between the Kabul government and Taliban.

In Afghanistan, conspiracy theories fuel polio outbreak

Kandahar - Two-year-old Farid should have been vaccinated against polio, but his family -- like many in rural Afghanistan -- believed the conspiracy theories and refused to have him inoculated.

Taliban detain Afghan peace marchers, supporters say

Kandahar - Afghan peace protesters marching through Taliban territory have been detained by the insurgents, two supporters of the movement told AFP on Tuesday.

Taliban leader says no ceasefire as US envoy heads to region

Kabul - The Taliban's leader said Saturday the insurgents will not call a ceasefire any time soon, even as a US envoy was heading to the region for a fresh round of peace talks.

Taliban leader indicates no ceasefire anytime soon

Kabul - The Taliban are unlikely to call a ceasefire any time soon, the group's leader indicated Saturday, though he said the "doors of dialogue" with the US remain open.

Former Afghan leader mistakenly claims new Taliban truce

Kabul - Confusion mixed with despair in Afghanistan on Friday after former president Hamid Karzai mistakenly declared that the Taliban had announced a new ceasefire in the war-torn country.

Taliban, Afghan opposition officials claim 'progress' at talks

Moscow - Taliban officials and Afghan opposition figures claimed Thursday to have made "tremendous progress" at Moscow talks, but the announcement rang hollow as discussions yet again excluded the Afghan government and no ceasefire was announced.

Pakistani who taught 'American Taliban' hails his release

Islamabad - A Pakistani religious teacher who spent six months with "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh has hailed his release, describing him as a "good person" who became upset over the situation in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Palestine.

'American Taliban' Lindh released as Afghan war still boils

Washington - John Walker Lindh, the US Muslim convert who came to be known as the "American Taliban" after being captured while fighting in Afghanistan in 2001, was released Thursday after serving 17 years in a federal prison.

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.

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.

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.

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.

US envoy, Ghani push 'intra-Afghan' talks: palace

Kabul - The United States and Afghanistan stressed the need for "intra-Afghan dialogue" when US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held talks on Saturday, a palace statement said.

Op-Ed: Peace talks on Afghanistan in Qatar indefinitely postponed

The Qatari government which is hosting peace talks with the US, Taliban and Afghan representatives announced that the talks are postponed indefinitely as they never even started even though they were scheduled to begin earlier this week.

Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

Doha - Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan's gruelling conflict suffered a major setback Friday after a key summit between the Taliban and Afghan officials was indefinitely postponed.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in 2012, in the White House last year.
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Pakistani politician blames earthquakes on women wearing jeans.
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Five insurgents belonging to Quetta Shura arrested with 33 suicide vests and 1,000 kg of explosives in Kandahar Province.
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U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
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SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in 2005. Photo: Waqas.usman/Wikimedia Commons
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Dawood Ibrahim, the sole survivor in his class saved by his faulty alarm clock from a Taliban attack on the Peshawar Army Public School.
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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, 16, who was shot in the head by the Taliban
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium, Kabul, November 16, 1999. The mother of five had been found guilty of killing her husband while he slept, after being beaten by him.[130][131]
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Helmet cam video: US soldier under Taliban machine gun fire
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Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26, 2001
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A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution in a village outside Kabul
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British boxing star Amir Khan
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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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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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File photo: Taliban insurgents turn themselves into Afghan National Security Forces
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