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

Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

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Military officials advised Biden to leave ‘residual Afghan force'

Senior US military leaders reportedly believe there could be a resurgence of Al-Qaeda or that the Taliban could take Kabul.

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.

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Biden evokes son during speech explaining withdrawal from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden spoke about his late son Beau during a speech laying out his reasons to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

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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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Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent ...

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

US promises to protect women's rights in Afghanistan

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US promises to protect women's rights in Afghanistan

The US vowed to protect progress made in Afghanistan on women's rights over the past 20 years.

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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 ...

Nine killed in helicopter crash in central Afghanistan

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Nine killed in helicopter crash in central Afghanistan

At least nine people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Wardak province in central Afghanistan, the Afghan defence ministry said.

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.

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

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Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

Five women and a child were killed in a when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was struck by a bomb.

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Taliban to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow

Senior members of the Taliban will attend talks with the Kabul government in Moscow this week to discuss the future of war-ravaged Afghanistan, the insurgent group said.

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UN calls for women participation in Afghan peace process

The UN on Friday called for the "full, equal and meaningful participation of women" in Afghanistan's peace process.

Adam Weinstein

Blinken to Afghan president: play ball or step aside

Comment: A leaked letter from the Biden administration demonstrates the problem with hinging a US troop withdrawal on a settlement that may ...

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Russia to host another round of talks on Afghanistan

Russia is set to host Afghanistan peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with representatives from the US, China and ...

Can Biden end America's forever wars?

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden end America's forever wars?

Analysis: Some suggest that ending post-9/11 military authorisation laws, which give the president a blank cheque to wage war, could be a good ...

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Blinken offers plan to bolster Afghan peace process

Anthony Blinken has presented a plan to kick off the Afghanistan peace talks that came to a halt amid an upturn in violence.

UN official to visit Qatar for crucial Afghan meetings

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UN official to visit Qatar for crucial Afghan meetings

Meetings between the UN's envoy for Afghanistan and representatives of the main players in Kabul's stagnant peace process will determine the ...

US says 'all options open' on Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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US says 'all options open' on Afghanistan troop withdrawal

In a letter to the Afghan president, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Washington is yet to decide on a possible troop ...

Taliban says it met US envoy in Qatar

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Taliban says it met US envoy in Qatar

The US envoy to Afghanistan has proposed a grand conference as peace talks continue to stagnate.

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