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A popular and outspoken imam at a mosque in Kabul's fortified Green Zone was among two people killed in an attack on Tuesday.

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

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Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

The release of Taliban prisoners will be accelerated, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday.

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.

Gunmen kill seven Afghan worshippers in attack on mosque

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Gunmen kill seven Afghan worshippers in attack on mosque

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers praying in a mosque north of Kabul on Tuesday night, killing seven and wounding twelve, amid a spike in ...

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Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

Firooza Omar volunteered to nurse the newborn babies of mothers who were murdered in a horrific attack on a maternity ward.

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US says Taliban honouring commitment to Afghanistan peace deal

US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad says the Taliban have been fulfilling their commitments not to attack US forces under a recently signed deal, ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Attack on Kabul <em>maternity</em> <em>ward</em> a 'war crime': HRW

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Attack on Kabul maternity ward a 'war crime': HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for an end to violence in Afghanistan's capital following an attack on a maternity ward which ...

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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 ...

UN slams attack on Libya's potential coronavirus hospital

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UN slams attack on Libya's potential coronavirus hospital

UN coordinator for Libya refrains from naming the perpetrator in a statement condemning Monday's attack on a coronavirus-designated hospital in ...

Three Algerians jailed over newborn hospital deaths

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Three Algerians jailed over newborn hospital deaths

Three hospital managers were sentenced to jail over their 'negligence' that led to the death of eight newborns during a fire at a ...

Eight babies killed in hospital fire in Algeria

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Eight babies killed in hospital fire in Algeria

Algeria is shocked by the death of eight babies at a hospital blaze in the east of the country.

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

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Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

The bloodbath in Idlib continued this week, with pressure on regional player Turkey to accept more refugees and do more to protect civilians ...

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Tunisian health minister resigns following multiple newborn deaths

Tunisia's health minister resigned on Saturday following the deaths of 11 newborn babies over the course of 24 hours at a state hospital in Tunis.

Henrietta H. Fore

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's ...

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New field hospital treats hundreds of Rohingya refugees

Red Cross doctors at a field hospital in Cox's Bazar are working through overcrowded refugee camps stretching along the border with Myanmar, ...

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Mosul's maternity ward reopens – without any US support

The United States State Department withdrew funding from the UN agency responsible for the renovations, due to its support for family planning.

Saudi troops in Yemen receive bonuses amid deadly strikes

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Saudi troops in Yemen receive bonuses amid deadly strikes

Saudi soldiers fighting in Yemen received bonuses from King Salman as the US and international aid groups condemned a Saudi-led coalition ...

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Iraq maternity ward fire 'likely a deliberate arson attack'

A fire that killed 13 newborn babies in an Iraqi maternity ward was apparently started intentionally, the health ministry's ...

Iraq's health minister resigns following tragic hospital blaze

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Iraq's health minister resigns following tragic hospital blaze

Adeela Hamoud resigned on live television just hours after launching an immediate probe into the deadly fire that killed 15 including 12 ...

Fire at Baghdad hospital kills 13 newborn babies

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Fire at Baghdad hospital kills 13 newborn babies

An electrical fire erupted at a hospital in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing 15 people, including 13 newborn babies.

Israeli lawmaker wants 'Jewish only' <em>maternity</em> wards

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Israeli lawmaker wants 'Jewish only' maternity wards

An Israeli lawmaker sparked anger Wednesday after he said he would not want his wife to give birth in a hospital next to Palestinian mothers.

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