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The hardline Islamist group has urged members to avoid "corrupt and illegal practices" regarding polygamy.

"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

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Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

A bomb attack in Kabul targeted Afghan journalist-turned security official Zia Wadan on Sunday.

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Three arrested for murder of Afghan election activist

High-profile public figures have been targeted in a recent wave of violence in Afghanistan.

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Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

Multiple attacks have occurred in Afghanistan as talks resume with the Taliban in the hope of ending the conflict.

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Afghan peace talks resume in Doha: negotiators

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Doha, Qatar.

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Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

The Afghanistan government has accused the Taliban of deliberately stalling peace talks.

Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

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Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

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US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

On Twitter, the spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan blamed the Taliban directly for a "campaign of unclaimed attacks and targeted ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

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2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Afghan peace talks resume as bloodshed continues

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Afghan peace talks resume as bloodshed continues

As a wave of targeted killings grips Afghanistan, government negotiators will meet with Taliban representatives to resume talks in ...

Gunmen kill Afghan radio journalist in car ambush

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Gunmen kill Afghan radio journalist in car ambush

Besmullah Adel Aimaq, editor-in-chief of Voice of Ghor radio, was killed en route to Firoz Koh city, the capital of Ghor province, said Aref ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Afghan troops, police abandon nearly 200 checkpoints to Taliban

Some 200 checkpoints have been abandoned - some with weapons left behind - by Afghan personnel.

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Next round of Afghan peace talks scheduled in Doha

New peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government is scheduled to take plate in Doha next month, an official said on Sunday.

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At least 4 dead in Kabul explosions targeting police

Four others were wounded in the blasts in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning.

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Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Pearl murder

Sindh High Court found "no valid reason" for the continued detention of British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his co-defendants, said a ...

Afghan women's rights activist shot dead

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Afghan women's rights activist shot dead

Freshta Kohistani had called on the authorities to protect her due to death threats.

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Afghan election activist dies after rush-hour Kabul ambush

In the latest attack in Kabul, Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed was attacked by unknown gunman as he travelled to work and died in hospital from his ...

Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

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Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

Miller, who is acting head of the Pentagon until President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month, and Ghani discussed the ongoing talks with ...

Prison doctors among five killed in Kabul bombing

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Prison doctors among five killed in Kabul bombing

At least five people were killed after a car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday.

Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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