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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort

Ghani's third visit since 2014 comes as efforts have intensified to reach a political settlement with the Taliban and end decades of war in Afghanistan, which has long accused Pakistan of…

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Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident, but previous attacks on US-led NATO forces have been claimed by the Taliban.

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Over 20 terrorist groups, including Pak-based LeT, active in Afghanistan: UN report

Report quoted Afghan officials as saying that some 500 Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters are active in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces of the country.

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United States,Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from Afghanistan

The seventh round of talks between the warring sides begins on Saturday in Qatar's capital of Doha, where US and Taliban negotiators have been trying to hammer out a deal to end to the 18-year-…

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Former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar praises Pakistan's role in peace process

The 71-year-old leader was received by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi upon his arrival to the country on Saturday. 

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5 Taliban terrorists killed by Afghan forces in Takhar province

Army spokesperson Abdul Hadi Jamal said that the armed clashes broke out on Sunday morning in the Chahab district of the province.

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Afghanistan: US, Taliban to hold more talks on ending war

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative on Afghanistan, said the two sides would start their seventh round of talks on June 29.

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5 Taliban terrorists killed by Afghan forces in Faryab province

The anti-terrorist operation was carried out in the Dara-e-Shakh area of Gurziwan district in the wee hours of Friday

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Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints

The post in Wardak province west of Kabul has been hit before, and its sagging blast walls and teetering sandbags make clear the vulnerability of the 13 troops living there for weeks on end.

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UK announces $215 million food, water and medical help for Afghanistan

'The humanitarian need in Afghanistan is severe,' International Development Secretary Rory Stewart said after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in London.

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Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk

The old citadel known as Ghaznain Fort originally had 36 towers, but 14 of the towers had collapsed in recent years due to decades of war, heavy rain and neglect

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Suicide bomber kills 11 in eastern Afghanistan

The Afghan arm of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was committed by an assailant on foot, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar…

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Assistance to Afghanistan not blank check says US

'As we seek an end to the war, we are working with the Afghan government to define the parameters of a sustainable, long-term partnership with Afghanistan; civilian assistance will continue to…

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6 dead in roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan

The explosion took place at around 9 am (local time) in Dand district when a civilian vehicle was targetted by a roadside bomb, TOLO news reported.

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Amid peace talks, Kabul releases more than 200 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan grand council ended on May 3 with a call for peace with the Taliban and a promise from Ghani to free 175 Taliban prisoners ahead of the Islamic holy week of Ramadan.

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