Afghan interior minister resigns to run for vice-presidency: Report

Under Afghanistan's electoral system, all members of government except the president and vice president must step down in order to run for office.

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Won't hold any meeting with American envoy in Islamabad: Afghan Taliban reject peace talks with US

Senior Taliban leaders said that regional powers including Pakistan had approached them and wanted them to meet the US delegation in Islamabad and also include the Afghan government in the peace…

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Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites security risk

US President Donald Trump had Friday denied Pelosi's 'excursion' to Brussels and war-torn Afghanistan, a tit-for-tat retaliation for her suggesting him to reschedule his annual State of the Union…

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Former Afghan security adviser enters race for president

Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the country's top security official for four years before he quit in August over policy differences with Ghani, is seen by analysts as a leading contender in the election now…

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Afghanistan protestors march for peace

The peace marches began in May 2018 when a handful of civilians travelled 700 kilometres (430 miles) from Lashkar Gah, in the southern province of Helmand, to end their journey in June in the…

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At least 8 killed, two wounded in Afghanistan's mine collapse

Raghistan District Governor Ghulamullah Sayed said the incident happened in Raghistan district on Thursday where the miners were searching for gold.

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US citizen among dead in Kabul truck bomb attack

The powerful blast in Kabul ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods, shattering the windows of surrounding houses and shops. 

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'Naive, reckless' tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

Despite the country's decaying security nearly 2,000 Afghans — the vast majority of the men — have signed up to host guests on the social networking platform.

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Pakistan arrests top Taliban member to put pressure on militant outfit to hold talks with US

Hafez Mohibullah, who served as Religious Affairs Minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan until 2001, was held in Peshawar, the BBC reported.

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Afghan Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul car bomb attack

At least four people were killed and 90 others were injured in the attack near the Green Village compound, which houses several international companies and charities, in eastern Kabul.

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Afghanistan: Four killed, over 90 wounded in Kabul car bomb attack

The explosion took place on Jalalabad Road in eastern Kabul, near a district that is home to international company and NGO offices.

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US demand for long-term military bases in Afghanistan sticking point in peace talks: Report

The report came as the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, stepped up efforts to bring the Taliban to negotiations, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar,…

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17 Journalists killed in Afghanistan in 2018: Media watchdog

Of the 121 cases, 41 per cent were carried out by the Taliban and the Islamic State militant groups, 27 per cent by the people related to the government, five per cent by owners of media outlets…

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Islamic State commander killed in Afghanistan: US forces

Islamic State fighters have developed a stronghold in the province on Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan and have become one of the country's most dangerous militant groups.

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Five killed in militant attack on Afghan police station: Officials

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the raid in the provincial capital of Herat, near the Iranian border, but the Taliban have been relentless in their assaults on Afghan police and…

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