Donald Trump says peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’

Donald Trump says peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’

The president said his administration is looking at whether to proceed with troop reductions in Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan braced for more violence after Donald Trump halts Taliban talks

Afghanistan braced for more violence after Donald Trump halts Taliban talks

Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence after President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the insurgent group, which vows to continue its fight against what it calls “foreign occupation”.

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Regime and coalition forces killing most civilians in Afghanistan, report says

Regime and coalition forces killing most civilians in Afghanistan, report says

The US ended its combat mission in the country in 2014 but still provides military support to those battling militants.

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Afghan government ‘to hold talks with Taliban’

Afghan government ‘to hold talks with Taliban’

An Afghan official has said the government will hold its first-ever direct talks with the Taliban.

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Taliban claims 'spectacular progress' in Afghan peace talks in Moscow

Taliban claims 'spectacular progress' in Afghan peace talks in Moscow

The Taliban has said peace talks in Moscow with other factions in Afghanistan have made "spectacular progress" on some issues.

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Prominent journalist shot dead in Afghanistan by unidentified gunmen

Prominent journalist shot dead in Afghanistan by unidentified gunmen

Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed a female journalist and adviser to the country's parliament in the capital Kabul.

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Huge explosion and gunfire reported in Afghan capital

Huge explosion and gunfire reported in Afghan capital

A large plume of smoke rose from the area and the sound of sporadic gunfire could be heard.

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Afghanistan parliament inaugurated six months after elections

Afghanistan parliament inaugurated six months after elections

Some constituencies have yet to formally declare results in the country that has faced a long insurgency from the Taliban.

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Explosion rocks Afghanistan capital Kabul

Explosion rocks Afghanistan capital Kabul

No one has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Four Americans killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

Four Americans killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

A convoy was struck by an explosion outside the main US air base north of Kabul.

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21 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

21 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

At least 21 people including 11 police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, provincial officials said.

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If Afghanistan is to progress, women must be given a say

If Afghanistan is to progress, women must be given a say

A peace agreement with the Taliban will only be meaningful if women are involved in the negotiations, say Anne-Marie Slaughter and Ashley Jackson

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Taliban welcomes partial US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban welcomes partial US withdrawal from Afghanistan

But there is concern peace efforts in the country may now fall apart.

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US ‘planning troop pullout from Afghanistan’

US ‘planning troop pullout from Afghanistan’

Soldiers could be out of the country by the summer, one official said.

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US envoy on Afghan peace travels to Pakistan for talks over Taliban

US envoy on Afghan peace travels to Pakistan for talks over Taliban

Zalmay Khalilzad is in Islamabad for discussions on how to bring the Taliban to peace talks.

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Suicide bomber leads ‘co-ordinated attack’ against security forces in Kabul

Suicide bomber leads ‘co-ordinated attack’ against security forces in Kabul

No-one claimed responsibility for the attack, but both Taliban and Islamic State group insurgents are active in Kabul.

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Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing

Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing

The attack bore the hallmarks of a local Islamic State affiliate.

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Afghan president condemns suicide bombing targeting Islamic scholars

Afghan president condemns suicide bombing targeting Islamic scholars

At least 50 people were killed in the attack in Kabul.

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Taliban urged to stop killing Afghans after attack on border troops

Taliban urged to stop killing Afghans after attack on border troops

Nato boss Jens Stoltenberg was speaking after 20 local service personnel were killed in the country’s western Farah province.

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Deaths reported after suicide bombing at polling station for Afghanistan vote

Deaths reported after suicide bombing at polling station for Afghanistan vote

The first major attack in Saturday’s parliamentary elections is said to have taken place in a school in the Kabul neighbourhood of Khair Khana.

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Explosions reported in Afghan capital as election voting starts

Explosions reported in Afghan capital as election voting starts

More than 50,000 Afghan security forces have been deployed throughout the country to protect 21,000 polling stations.

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Kandahar poll postponed as Afghanistan prepares to vote

Kandahar poll postponed as Afghanistan prepares to vote

Voters in the province hit by Thursday’s attack on security personnel will cast their ballots a week later.

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Taliban suicide blast targets Nato convoy near Kabul

Taliban suicide blast targets Nato convoy near Kabul

At least two civilians have been killed in the attack near the Afghan capital.

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Deadly suicide bombing hits election rally in Afghanistan

Deadly suicide bombing hits election rally in Afghanistan

The vote is scheduled for October 20 but it is unclear if the balloting will go ahead in areas controlled by the Taliban.

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Taliban attacks kill 27 members of Afghan security forces

Taliban attacks kill 27 members of Afghan security forces

The Taliban have a strong presence in all three provinces and often attack on Afghan security forces there.

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Taliban poised to attend Russia talks on Afghanistan

Taliban poised to attend Russia talks on Afghanistan

The Taliban has accepted an invitation to attend talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, according to Russia's foreign minister.

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Afghan forces free 149 hostages following Taliban attack

Afghan forces free 149 hostages following Taliban attack

Afghan forces have rescued nearly 150 people, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them.

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Afghanistan forces free 149 of captives seized by Taliban

Afghanistan forces free 149 of captives seized by Taliban

The militant group still holds 21 hostages despite calls for a ceasefire from the country’s president.

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Future of Afghanistan will be won through negotiation

Future of Afghanistan will be won through negotiation

Now more than ever, for the Taliban, action on the battlefield is aimed at political effects as much as military, writes Peter Apps

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Afghan forces battle Taliban for key city for fourth day

Afghan forces battle Taliban for key city for fourth day

The United States has sent military advisers to aid Afghan forces in Ghazni.

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Watch: Swedish student activist prevents deportation of Afghan man

Watch: Swedish student activist prevents deportation of Afghan man

A Swedish student activist has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker by buying a ticket for the flight scheduled to remove him and refusing to sit down, preventing the plane from taking off.

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Taliban kill seven police officers in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban kill seven police officers in eastern Afghanistan

Five attackers were killed in the assault on a police checkpoint.

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Suicide bomber strikes outside Kabul government offices

Suicide bomber strikes outside Kabul government offices

At least 12 people were killed before the start of the holiday ceasefire brokered with the Taliban.

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Afghanistan back on the brink... again

Afghanistan back on the brink... again

With enough recent crises and challenges — Iran, Israel, Yemen, North Korea, Russia and Brexit — to keep foreign ministries fully occupied, it’s possible to overlook one that, having exploded 16 years ago, still burns: Afghanistan’s war goes on and on, currently at a low level but threatening to detonate again as the Taliban and increasingly Islamic State (IS) step up their campaigns across the country.

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Nine journalists among 25 killed in Islamic State bombings in Kabul

Nine journalists among 25 killed in Islamic State bombings in Kabul

Two Islamic State suicide bombers have struck in Kabul, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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12 dead as suicide bomber targets voter registration centre in Kabul

12 dead as suicide bomber targets voter registration centre in Kabul

A suicide bomber has struck a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, officials said.

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Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan appeals for US President to step aside in Afghanistan

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan appeals for US President to step aside in Afghanistan

Pakistan opposition leader and former cricketer, Imran Khan, has appealed for the US and their allies to step aside in Afghanistan and allow the region and its neighbours "come up with a political solution".

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15 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan government compound

15 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan government compound

The Taliban stormed a government compound in central Afghanistan early this morning, triggering a lengthy gunbattle which killed 15, including three top local officials, before they drove Afghan forces out.

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IS suicide bomber kills dozens as Afghans celebrate Persian new year

IS suicide bomber kills dozens as Afghans celebrate Persian new year

At least 29 people were killed and another 52 were wounded in the attack.

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 'Islamic State' claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Kabul

'Islamic State' claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Kabul

The Afghan president has condemned a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul.

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1 killed, 19 injured in Kabul explosion

1 killed, 19 injured in Kabul explosion

A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital has killed at least one person - a young girl - and wounded 19, officials said.

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Kabul hotel attack: 14 foreigners among the dead

Kabul hotel attack: 14 foreigners among the dead

Latest: At least 18 people including 14 foreigners were killed when the Taliban attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry confirmed.

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