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The killing of two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court comes amid a wave of targeted killings which the government have accused the Taliban of orchestrating.

Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

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Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

Taliban kill 12 pro-govt militiamen in Afghanistan insider attack

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Taliban kill 12 pro-govt militiamen in Afghanistan insider attack

The bloodshed comes even as the Taliban and government negotiators engage in peace talks to end the nearly two-decades-long ...

Taliban kill 9 Afghan security personnel in checkpoint raids

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Taliban kill 9 Afghan security personnel in checkpoint raids

Taliban militants killed at least nine Afghan security personnel in a restive northern province.

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US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

"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."

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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.

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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

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President ...

Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

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Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted that key issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were in limbo, in a rare ...

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

Biden taps William Burns as CIA chief

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Biden taps William Burns as CIA chief

William Burns had been considered a likely candidate to lead the State Department under President-elect Joe Biden, given his deep experience ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

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.

Three arrested for murder of Afghan election activist

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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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Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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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 <em>peace</em> <em>talks</em>

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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 killing", ...

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 <em>peace</em> <em>talks</em> 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 ...

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