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The hardline Islamist group has urged members to avoid "corrupt and illegal practices" regarding polygamy.

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

Next round of Afghan peace talks scheduled in Doha

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Next round of Afghan peace talks scheduled in Doha

New peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government is scheduled to take plate in Doha next month, an official said on Sunday.

Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

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Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

Miller, who is acting head of the Pentagon until President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month, and Ghani discussed the ongoing ...

Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

There were no casualties in the rocket attack on the US base.

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At least 15 children killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

At least 15 children were killed in a blast near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan.

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Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

Mark Milley "discussed the need for an immediate reduction of violence", his spokesperson said, in talks which marked his second ever with the ...

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Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation were summoned to Islamabad from Qatar, where they have been negotiating since September.

Millions more Afghans will need help in 2021: UN

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Millions more Afghans will need help in 2021: UN

Five million more Afghans will need assistance in the coming year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Peace talks should be held at home: Afghan President

President Ashraf Ghani told a cabinet meeting that his government were prepared to negotiate "anywhere inside Afghanistan".

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

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Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

Iran and Afghanistan have opened a historic rail link in the hopes of increasing trade between the two countries.

Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

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Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, writes ...

Afghan talks to advance to next stage

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Afghan talks to advance to next stage

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, in a tweet called the development an "initial major step".

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western diplomat.

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Afghan government, Taliban agree peace talk rules: officials

The Afghan government and the Taliban are 'close' to initiating formal talks, a Taliban source said.

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Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

Australia's top military officer admitted there was credible evidence his special forces unlawfully killed at least 39 Afghan civilians and ...

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Analysis: Biden is expected to adjust but not dramatically change course in the US-led Afghan peace process.

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Taliban demands Biden abides by Afghan troop withdrawal deal

Trump's administration had pledged to fully disengage from Afghanistan by May next year as part of the deal.

US ties 'will deepen' after Biden win: Afghan president

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US ties 'will deepen' after Biden win: Afghan president

Ordinary citizens have reportedly welcomed Biden's victory, hopeful that he will slow down the withdrawal of US troops from the conflict-ridden ...

Bomb attack kills former Afghan TV presenter: police

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Bomb attack kills former Afghan TV presenter: police

Yama Siawash was killed when a bomb attached to his vehicle exploded near his residence in the Afghan capital, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz ...

Trump wants US troops in Afghanistan 'home by Christmas'

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Trump wants US troops in Afghanistan 'home by Christmas'

The Taliban welcomed the announcement as a "positive step" in implementing their February 29 agreement with the US.

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