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Negotiators from both sides are currently meeting in Qatar but fighting has continued at home in the Nangarhar province.

The coronavirus lockdown in Afghanistan has worsened the pre-existing jobs shortage, to the point where many are turning to lucrative poppy fields to make quick cash

Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

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Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

At least 100 people have been killed in flash floods that have thrashed Afghanistan, reports confirmed.

Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

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Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

Flash floods killed at least 46 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in the Afghan city of Charikar.

20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

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20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

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Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

Armed men stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and shattering the relative calm of a ceasefire across the country, an official said.

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Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

Sunday's attack comes a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said a senior IS commander was killed by Afghan special forces near Jalalabad.

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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

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Flash flooding kills dozens of children in Afghan village

Fifteen children under five and one woman were killed as dozens of houses collapsed due to flash flooding in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

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Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

The Taliban are prepared to engage in peace talks with the government after Eid al-Adha.

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Afghan healthcare deliberately targeted, says UN

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it had registered 12 such acts of violence between March 11 and May 23 against ...

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Tanya Goudsouzian

Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Comment: Two gruesome attacks shook Afghanistan this week, but even these horrific acts seem unlikely to mark a significant turning point in the ...

US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

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US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

The United States has claimed the vicious attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul was perpetrated by Islamic State militants.

Truck bomb in eastern Afghanstan kills five

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Truck bomb in eastern Afghanstan kills five

A car bomb killed at least five people in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on Thursday, two days after gunmen attacked a maternity ward in the ...

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Violence flares in Afghanistan as funeral, hospital attacked

The flare-up in violence comes as Afghanistan grapples with myriad crises including a rise in militant operations across the country and a surge in coronavirus infections.

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Scores killed as militants attack Kabul commemoration ceremony

At least 27 people were killed after suspected Islamic State militants attacked a remembrance ceremony for a Shia leader in the Afghan capital.

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Afghan refugees tell UN: 'We need peace'

As Donald Trump attempts to broker a peace deal with the Taliban - one which is being heavily criticised - Afghan refugees remain sceptical.

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US troops killed by uniformed gunman in Afghanistan

Three Afghan commandos and two US soldiers were killed in an attack in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Saturday.

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Arash Yousufi

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Up to 2,000 refugees, mainly Afghans, Iranians and Syrians, continue to protest in the Moria camp over delays in asylum cases, inhuman living ...

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Afghan forces 'obliterate' IS, after mass surrender of militants

IS fighters have surrendered to the government in Afghanistan in droves, the president has claimed.

Scores of IS members surrender in 'defeated' Afghanistan stronghold

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Scores of IS members surrender in 'defeated' Afghanistan stronghold

Ninety-three members of IS turned themselves in to authorities a day after Afghanistan security announced the group had been defeated in the ...

IS 'defeated' in key Afghan province: official

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IS 'defeated' in key Afghan province: official

IS 'were defeated in Nangarhar, their centres were destroyed', acting interior minister Massoud Andarabi told reporters in Jalalabad.

Blast kills 62 at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

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Blast kills 62 at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

Dozens of worshippers were killed when an explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

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