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The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

The leader of the Taliban says that his group is committed to a peace deal signed in February with the US, amid increasing violence between Taliban and Afghan government forces

Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

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Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

Taliban fighters attacked several government posts on the outskirts of Kunduz

Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

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Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

At least 40 other security personnel were wounded in the attack, with eight in critical condition.

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab <em>suicide</em> blast

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Somalia's north-central Mudug province, was killed in a Al-Shabaab attack on Sunday.

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US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

The United States has claimed the vicious attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul was perpetrated by Islamic State militants.

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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 ward in the ...

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Death toll in Afghan hospital attack rises to 24

The number of victims of a horrific attack on a Kabul maternity hospital has risen to 24, with 16 injured.

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Taliban 'prepared' to counter Afghan forces after deadly attacks

The Taliban has denied any role in Tuesday's horrific attacks on a hospital and funeral gathering, saying it will counter any strikes by Afghan ...

US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

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US Republicans threaten Jordan with sanctions over Tamimi extradition

Jordan has refused to extradite Ahlam Tamimi to the US, where she faces life imprisonment over the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem ...

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US Appeals Court rejects $900m lawsuit against Palestinian Authority

A case brought forward by US victims of a 2002 suicide bombing in the West Bank seeking $900 million in damages from the ...

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab <em>suicide</em> blast: official

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in the capital of Puntland.

Scores feared dead as Afghan militants storm Sikh temple

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Scores feared dead as Afghan militants storm Sikh temple

A senior security official who spoke on a condition of anonymity said that at least 11 people had been confirmed dead so far, with the numbers ...

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber found guilty of murder

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Brother of Manchester Arena bomber found guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi's brother Salman detonated a suicide bomb during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in 2017, killing 22 ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

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Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

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Policeman killed in attack on US embassy in Tunis

Two militants and one police officer were killed in Tunis after an attempted suicide attack on the US embassy.

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Syria Weekly: A humanitarian crisis unfolds on Turkey's border

Idlib province has been hit by more bombing this week, in a deadly campaign threatening to uproot millions more civilians.

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Manchester bomber's brother accused of creating 'slaughter' email address

The Manchester bomber's brother is standing trial at the Old Bailey in a case expected to last two months.

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Tunisia condemns 8 to death for presidential guard attack

A Tunisian court on Friday sentenced eight people to death in a trial for a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus that killed 12. 

At least four dead in Mogadishu car bomb

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At least four dead in Mogadishu car bomb

Four have been killed near an attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu.

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Grief, guilt and sisterly bonds: A Pure Heart

Book Club: Stories about sisters are all the rage these days, and this very relationship is what is explored by Rajia Hassib in her new novel A ...

US strikes Al-Shabaab militants after deadly Somalia attack

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US strikes Al-Shabaab militants after deadly Somalia attack

Four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in US airstrikes targeting the group in Somalia on Sunday, just a day after a deadly attack in Mogadishu ...

Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

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Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

Turkey sent a military plane to evacuate victims of a deadly bombing, as well as doctors to tend to the wounded on Sunday, less than 24 ...

Scores dead in 'massive' car bomb blast in Mogadishu

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Scores dead in 'massive' car bomb blast in Mogadishu

A massive car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 90 dead and scores injured - with the death toll ...

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