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NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

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

Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

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Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

Simintov drew international media attention for living a solitary life as Afghanistan’s last known Jew, spending the last two decades looking after the only synagogue in the war-ravaged country.

Afghan president to reveal new <em>Taliban</em> peace proposal: official

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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 ...

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

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'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 ...

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US couple arrested over plan to join IS

James Bradley, 20, of New York and Arwa Muthana, 29, from Alabama were stopped on Wednesday as they stepped onto the gangplank of a cargo ship in Newark, New Jersey.

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Biden to reverse Trump ICC sanctions despite key divisions

Despite continued disagreements on Afghanistan and Palestine, the Biden administration is reportedly planning to reverse Trump's sanctions on ...

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Gunmen kills Afghan policewoman on way to work

A policewoman was gunned down and later died in hospital on her way to work.

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Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

New US sitcom faces backlash over 'cringeworthy' Afghan portrayal

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New US sitcom faces backlash over 'cringeworthy' Afghan portrayal

The United States of Al has been accused of having a 'white saviour' complex and failing to cast lead roles correctly.

Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

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Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

It is going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline, Biden said.

<em>Taliban</em> slam Afghan president's proposal for new election

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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 ...

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.

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

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Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Comment: If the Saudis and US are actually dedicated to ending the war, they should put aside ceasefire theatrics and start by lifting the ...

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Blinken leaves NATO allies waiting on US Afghan decision

As Washington weighs its options with regards to Afghanistan, NATO's chief said any decision to withdraw from the country depended on progress in peace talks.

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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 ...

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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

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Russia hosts Afghan talks as US exit deadline looms

Russia is hosting difficult negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a deadline for the withdrawal of US troops ...

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

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 ...

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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.

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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