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Kabul's peace council announced peace talks between the government and the Taliban could soon restart, after some 400 militant prisoners were released this week.

Washington has called for a UN-backed ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign military personnel from Libya.

Afghan forces, Taliban clash after <em>ceasefire</em> end

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Afghan forces, Taliban clash after ceasefire end

Two clashes broke out Wednesday in the eastern province of Ghazni.

12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

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12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

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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Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

"You almost forget that there has been a war in this country for 40 years," one Jalalabad resident said.

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Afghan troops kill senior Islamic state militant

Assadullah Orakzai was suspected of being involved in several deadly attacks against both military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

Calm across Afghanistan as <em>ceasefire</em> holds on day two

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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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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in Idlib clashes

At least seven Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in clashes with rebels in the Jabal al-Zawiya area of southern ...

HTS-affiliated petrol company headquarters bombed in Syria’s Idlib province

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HTS-affiliated petrol company headquarters bombed in Syria’s Idlib province

A drone of unknown origin has bombed the headquarters of the Watad Petroleum Company, which is the sole company distributing petroleum in ...

Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

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Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

A three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces has begun as Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Adha.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

US hails Afghanistan <em>ceasefire</em> as peace talks hopes rise

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US hails Afghanistan ceasefire as peace talks hopes rise

US officials praised a ceasefire proposed by the Taliban and agreed to by the Afghan government, a development that raised hopes for ...

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Saudi FM discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders

Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Tunisia took part in talks on the conflict in Libya on Tuesday.

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Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

The truce is only the third official respite in Afghanistan's conflict since the war started in 2001.

Giorgio Cafiero

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis has only added more vitriol and hostility to relations between the three sides of Yemen's conflict, writes Giorgio ...

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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.

Macron denounces Turkey's 'violations' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty

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Macron denounces Turkey's 'violations' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty

The French President said that it was "not acceptable" for the maritime space of EU member to be threatened and urged that violators "must be ...

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two ...

Turkey hosts trilateral Libya talks with Qatari, Libyan officials

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Turkey hosts trilateral Libya talks with Qatari, Libyan officials

As Egyptian lawmakers approved the deployment of forces in Libya to counter 'threats faced by the state', Turkey hosted a meeting with defence ...

Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

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Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament greenlighted a possible deployment of troops beyond its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential ...

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

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