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Kabul's peace council announced peace talks between the government and the Taliban could soon restart, after some 400 militant prisoners were released this week.

"You almost forget that there has been a war in this country for 40 years," one Jalalabad resident said.

Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

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Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

Hopes are building for renewed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a ceasefire holds for a second day

Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

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Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

A three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces has begun as Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Adha.

US hails Afghanistan ceasefire as peace talks hopes rise

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US hails Afghanistan ceasefire as peace talks hopes rise

US officials praised a ceasefire proposed by the Taliban and agreed to by the Afghan government, a development that raised hopes for the ...

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Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

The truce is only the third official respite in Afghanistan's conflict since the war started in 2001.

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Afghan girl kills two Taliban fighters after parents murdered

The 15-year-old has vowed to fight any Taliban insurgents who confront her after her parents were gunned down by militants.

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Pakistan shelling kills at least 5 Afghan villagers: officials

The incident occurred when Pakistani security forces were erecting a fence along the border with Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan says will not release 600 'too dangerous' Taliban

Afghan authorities said they will not release 600 Taliban captives deemed "too dangerous", despite an agreed-upon prisoner exchange.

India-Pakistan proxy war a real threat in post-US Afghanistan

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India-Pakistan proxy war a real threat in post-US Afghanistan

Analysis: The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan could see a proxy war emerge between India and Pakistan.

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Afghan president pushing for global 'consensus' on Taliban talks

Ashraf Ghani is reportedly pushing for a global consensus on peace talks with the Taliban, reports confirmed on Monday.

US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

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US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

The US highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the ...

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

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Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

Taliban killed 291 Afghan security personnel in past week

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Taliban killed 291 Afghan security personnel in past week

The past week was the "deadliest" in the country's 19 years of conflict.

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Afghan foreign minister visits Iran

Iran's state news agency IRNA published a photo on Sunday of the meeting between Afghanistan's Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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400 Afghan security personnel killed or wounded by Taliban

Violence had dropped across much of Afghanistan since the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on May 24, but officials have accused the ...

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Four killed in blast at Friday prayers in Afghanistan

Four people have been killed in a bomb explosion at the Sher Shah Suri mosque in Kabul during Friday prayers, as the Taliban and the Afghan ...

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Afghans blame Iranian police after refugees killed in fire

Afghanistan has condemned Iranian police after refugees were killed when a car was shot and engulfed in flames.

Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

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Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

A popular and outspoken imam at a mosque in Kabul's fortified Green Zone was among two people killed in an attack on Tuesday.

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Afghanistan 'ready' for peace dialogue with Taliban

Abdullah Abdullah, who heads a council representing the government, said a lull in violence triggered by a surprise ceasefire offered by the ...

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

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Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

The ceasefire, only the second of its kind in the 19-year-old conflict, has raised hopes of an extended truce between the Taliban and Afghan ...

Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

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Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

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Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

The Taliban on Sunday began a ceasefire to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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