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The Kabul blast has killed at least 12 worshippers, with 15 more injured, according to the police.

The US has withdrawn from the Kandahar Airfield, though an official handover is expected after Eid Al-Fitr, officials have said.

Afghanistan violence continues despite three-day Eid ceasefire

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Afghanistan violence continues despite three-day Eid ceasefire

Violence has escalated since May 1, when the US began formally withdrawing its troops in line with a plan to pull out its last 2,500 troops by Sept. 11.

Protests over Glasgow immigration raid on Eid

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Protests over Glasgow immigration raid on Eid

Around 200 protesters in a largely Muslim part of Scotland's biggest city demonstrated over immigration.

Afghans mark Eid as ceasefire pauses deadly violence

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Afghans mark Eid as ceasefire pauses deadly violence

A three-day ceasefire agreed by the warring Taliban and Afghan government comes into force today.

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Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

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Taliban declare three-day Afghan ceasefire for Eid holiday

The Taliban declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to mark this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Five Iran-backed militia members killed in Syria strike

Five militiamen from Iran-backed groups, including a Hezbollah commander, have been killed in a drone strike in northern Syria

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Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul after an attack.

Dozens dead in blast near <em>Afghan</em> girls' school

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Dozens dead in blast near Afghan girls' school

More than 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack targeting a girls' school in Kabul, authorities said on Saturday.

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25 killed in blast near Afghan school: officials

The explosion took place in an area populated largely by the Shia Hazara community.

US, EU urge immediate resumption of <em>Afghan</em> peace talks

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US, EU urge immediate resumption of Afghan peace talks

A meeting of top Western stakeholders concluded with a statement urging 'the immediate resumption, without pre-conditions' of talks between the ...

US sends more reinforcements for <em>Afghan</em> pullout: Pentagon

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US sends more reinforcements for Afghan pullout: Pentagon

More heavy bombers and fighter jets have been deployed by Washington as it continues its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

At least 50 dead in Afghanistan flash floods: ministry

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At least 50 dead in Afghanistan flash floods: ministry

The flooding has swept away entire farms and some 160 homes, leaving 500 families displaced.

<em>Afghan</em> journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

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Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

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US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

A local government official in the southern province of Helmand said that 'heavy US air strikes' stopped the militants from advancing towards the provincial capital.

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Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

The attacks come as Iraq's prime minister discusses a possible timeline for the withdrawal of US troops with diplomat Brett McGurk.

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Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts

Afghan families have fled their homes to escape fighting in the province of Helmand, where the US military on Sunday handed over a base ...

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US Afghan withdrawal won't be deterred by Taliban attacks

The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan will not be stopped by attacks against US or Afghan bases.

<em>Afghan</em> fighting leaves scores of Taliban fighters dead: ministry

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Afghan fighting leaves scores of Taliban fighters dead: ministry

Fighting between Afghan government forces and the Taliban has left more than 100 insurgents dead in the past 24 hours.

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Turkish police say top Islamic State group figure captured

A close aide of killed Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been caught in Istanbul.

Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghanistan

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Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghanistan

A fire at a tanker has killed seven and injured 14 in Kabul.

Optimism, fear as US begins Afghanistan pullout

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Optimism, fear as US begins Afghanistan pullout

Residents in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar expressed optimism as the US began its withdrawal of troops.

Al Qaeda pledges 'war on all fronts' against US

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Al Qaeda pledges 'war on all fronts' against US

In a rare interview, two members of the extremist group pledged to continue fighting until US troops are 'expelled from the rest of the Islamic ...

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