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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.

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

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Nazila Jamshidi

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.

Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

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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 Afghan 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.

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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.

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Afghan retreat: US formally withdrawing from its longest war

Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday for any possible attacks on retreating US troops.

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Senior Yemen general killed in clashes with Houthis

A senior brigadier was killed in clashes with Houthis in Yemen, as violence escalates in the war-torn region.

UK parliament says China is committing genocide against Uighurs

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UK parliament says China is committing genocide against Uighurs

The UK parliament has passed a non-binding motion describing China's human rights abuses against Uighurs as genocide amid mounting international ...

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Turkey says Afghanistan peace talks postponed

Ankara's top diplomat said that after consultations with Doha, the UN and Washington, Turkey decided there was 'no need to rush' the ...

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

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Top US envoy: terror threat has 'moved' from Afghanistan

The removal of US troops in Afghanistan will take place before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

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Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

The US has said it will withdrawal all its troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

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Taliban say no decision yet on attending Turkey meeting

The Taliban said they hadn't decided whether to attend an international conference in Turkey called by Washington to hammer out a peace deal aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

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Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, is to unveil a new proposal for peace with the Taliban as the US' troop withdrawal deadline ...

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Taliban slam Afghan president's proposal for new election

The militant group appear unimpressed with President Ashraf Ghani's attempt to undercut a US proposal to form an interim government involving ...

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New Pentagon chief in Afghan visit before US withdrawal

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit in Afghanistan, just over two months before the agreed on deadline for US troops ...

Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

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Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

In a surprise announcement, Ashraf Ghani dismissed two leading ministers charged with the country's faltering security

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

UN chief appoints personal envoy to Afghanistan

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UN chief appoints personal envoy to Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Jean Arnault to be his personal envoy to Afghanistan.

Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

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Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden said it would be difficult to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

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Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

Afghan women who lost their husbands have been hired to stitch military uniforms, as a means to provide for their families.

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