Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has no ceasefire plans: Taliban

The US and the Afghan government in Kabul have long called for a ceasefire with the Taliban, including during the year of negotiations between Washington and the militants that were abruptly…

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Afghanistan: Round two of presidential poll possible amid complaints

IEC said the total turnout was over 1.8 million with Ghani securing 50.64 per cent to win the first round of voting

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Taliban should accept US proposal for ceasefire: Afghanistan government

This statement of the Afghan government comes after US President Donald Trump advocated a peace "owned by the Afghan government" during his Thursday visit at Bagram airfield.

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Afghanistan: Nearly 31 Islamic State terrorists surrender to security forces

The government has maintained its stance that the increase in the number of surrenders is due to ramped-up military operations by the forces. 
 

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No phones, scripted tweets: How Trump's Afghanistan trip was kept under wraps

On Thursday, Trump dropped in unannounced on troops at Afghanistan's Bagram military airbase in his first trip to the country and only his second to a war zone during his presidency.

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Amnesty urges release of Afghan men who exposed paedophile ring

Musa Mahmudi and Ehsanullah Hamidi were detained by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Thursday as they were on their way to meet with the European Union ambassador in Kabul, Amnesty…

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Afghanistan: Foreign national killed as UN vehicle hit in Kabul blast

The attack happened on a road frequently used by UN traffic shuttling workers between central Kabul and a large UN compound on the outskirts of the capital.

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Two explosions rock Afghanistan, three killed

The provincial police spokesman Abdul Shayiq Shorish confirmed the casualties and said the explosion took place at a market in the district. 

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14 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghan airstrike

According to the statement, those among the killed include Ezatullah, aka Hamza, one of the local commanders of the outfit and two of his close aides.

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Afghan pomegranate growers squeezed as prices drop

The prized crimson fruit is a point of pride for Afghan farmers, particularly in Kandahar province, where luscious pomegranates the size of small melons dangle from trees.

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FATF: European Union offers technical assistance to Pakistan

Global terror financing watchdog FATF last month retained Pakistan on its 'Grey List' till February 2020 for its failure to take adequate action against money laundering and terror financing.

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18 Islamic State terrorists surrender to Afghan forces in Achin district: Defence Ministry

The IS members who surrendered on Friday are from neighbouring countries including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Iran, Kurdistan and Iranian Baluchistan.

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Afghan militias killing civilians with impunity: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch documented 14 cases from late 2017 to mid-2019 in which it said CIA-backed "strike groups" committed serious abuses during night raids. 

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Afghan acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani resigns

In a letter addressed to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Rabbani said he had seen parallel structures had been created and key institutions were pushed to the side

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Afghanistan mosque attack toll rises to 62: Official

A bomb exploded in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers killing people who had gathered for worship

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