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"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants near the Afghan border.

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Turkmenistan, <em>Afghanistan</em> open new rail and power links

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

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Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

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Qatar prepared to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy to the Qatari foreign minister, said Doha is prepared to mediate between regional players to achieve peace and ...

UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps ...

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Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

A bomb attack in Kabul targeted Afghan journalist-turned security official Zia Wadan on Sunday.

Three arrested for murder of Afghan election activist

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Three arrested for murder of Afghan election activist

High-profile public figures have been targeted in a recent wave of violence in Afghanistan.

Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

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Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's ...

All the president's yes-men

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All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the ...

Officials: Attacks around <em>Afghanistan</em> kill at least 23

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Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

Multiple attacks have occurred in Afghanistan as talks resume with the Taliban in the hope of ending the conflict.

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Afghan peace talks resume in Doha: negotiators

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Doha, Qatar.

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Pakistani police: 2 children die playing with hand grenade

Two children died in Pakistan and three others were wounded when they were playing with a hand grenade they brought home.

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Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Wednesday vowed his country will no longer serve as a playground for regional and global disputes, ...

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Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

Thousands of mourners from Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community protested the killing of miners in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

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Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

The Afghanistan government has accused the Taliban of deliberately stalling peace talks.

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Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

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US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

On Twitter, the spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan blamed the Taliban directly for a "campaign of unclaimed attacks and targeted ...

UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

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UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British court has ruled against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with the judge saying he was likely to commit suicide if ...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

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