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Donald Trump's tweet about an Afghan withdrawal might have given the Taliban a boost.

The Taliban have promised to reduce casualties in Afghanistan after violence raised questions about the validity of peace talks.

Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

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Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed after two military helicopters collided amid fighting in southern Afghanistan.

Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

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Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

Afghanistan's interior minister issued Kabul police with a shoot-to-kill order in a bid to control any escalation in violent crime as US forces withdraw from the country

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Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the ...

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Trump's decision to withdraw Afghanistan troops 'ridiculous': US officials

American politicians expressed concern over the US president's aim to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Christmas, arguing that his ...

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NATO chief insists allies will leave Afghanistan together

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that members of the alliance would leave Afghanistan together, contradicting a new promise by Trump to ...

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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Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban ...

Afghan president shuns <em>Taliban</em> in meeting with Doha's leaders

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Afghan president shuns Taliban in meeting with Doha's leaders

A unnamed senior western diplomat told Reuters it was 'clear' whether the former World Bank economist would meet officials from the militant ...

Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

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Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded when an attacker rammed his explosives-filled vehicle into a governor's convoy in ...

15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

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15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

Attacks are continuing in the region in the latest round of killings.

Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

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Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

Children and women particularly are suffering from mental health issues due to the ongoing violence in the country.

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Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

Seven women, five children and two men died when their vehicle detonated an explosive device in Daikundi province.

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Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan amid talks

Abdullah Abdullah, previously Afghanistan's chief executive, was meeting senior officials in Islamabad for the first time as chair of his ...

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A shameful free pass for war crimes in Iraq

Comment: The 'Overseas Operations Bill' denies justice to victims of torture perpetrated by British armed forces, and contravenes international ...

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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

<em>Taliban</em> kill 28 police in southern Afghanistan - officials

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Taliban kill 28 police in southern Afghanistan - officials

Taliban militants have killed 28 paramilitary policemen in clashes in southern Afghanistan, with one official saying that the policemen ...

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Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

A top Afghan official said some of the Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have ...

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe ...

GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians: witnesses

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Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians: witnesses

The airstrikes come as Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are meeting for the first time in Qatar to discuss the future of ...

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