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    Afghan president bans Pak trucks from entering Afghanistan

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree banning Pakistani trucks from entering the country via the Torkham and Spin Boldak border crossings, Tolo News reported.

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    Bomb blasts kill over 70 in Afghan mosques

    The first explosion rocked Imam Zaman mosque in the western district of Dasht-e-Barchi in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday as worshippers had gathered for prayers. A top security official said.

    West Asia
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    43 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    The Taliban has carried out yet another massive suicide bombing attack against a security forces facility, this time at an Afghan National Army base in Maiwand district in Kandahar province.

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    Wave of Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan forces kills 74

    The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 74 people dead and more than 200 others injured.

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    UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties From US Airstrikes Up Over 50 Percent

    The latest quarterly report on Afghanistan civilian casualties from the United Nations once again is bad news, unsurprising since all other reports on the Afghan War for months have been worse and worse.

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    US aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Karzai

    The US forces are helping the militant Isla­mic State group in Afghan­istan, Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president, alleged in a controversial interview aired on Sunday.

    Central Asia
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    Afghan Taliban in bid for ceasefire with IS

    The top leadership of Taliban in Afghanistan has reportedly According to Khaama Press, a source privy to the development said Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada had also instructed his fighters to not attack IS militants.

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    Six rockets land near Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

    The Taliban launched a volley of rockets near Kabul's international airport on Wednesday shortly after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital for talks, an official said.

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    Afghanistan's 7,000 lost films, hidden from the Taliban, go digital

    The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan's state-run film company and burned several movie reels -- but thousands

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    'US sending 3,500 troops to Afghanistan'

    A US official confirmed to Reuters that Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered the deployment while the Pentagon said it would not make any announcement until the general speaks out.

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    'Hajj Can Be Cure for Grave Maladies Muslim World Is Suffering From'

    Hajj can be a cure for grave maladies the Muslim Ummah (community) is suffering from, including those caused by materialism and by the system of domination. This was stated by Ayatollah Khamenei in his Hajj message

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    Russia warns Trump against piling up pressure on Pakistan

    “Putting pressure [on Pakistan] may seriously destabilise the region-wide security situation and result in negative consequences for Afghanistan,” Kabulov told Russia’s Afghanistan Daily on Tuesday.

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    Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

    US President Donald Trump today ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan to end America's longest war while he warned that tension between India and Pakistan could spiral into a conflict.

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    Past masters: Saving Afghanistan's artisans from extinction

    Ceramics, carpentry, calligraphy and gem cutting: centuries of Afghan craftsmanship honed on the ancient Silk Road are being preserved in Kabul, a rare success story for an aid project in the war-torn country.

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    Afghan forces find mass graves at site of village attack

    Mass graves containing the bodies of more than 40 civilians allegedly massacred by Taliban and Daesh militants were found after Afghan forces recaptured the village where they died, officials said on Tuesday. 

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    Afghan conflict: "They took everyone away from me"

    “My daughter was so frightened that she couldn’t even cry. She was just shivering,” said Dordana, a 47-year-old mother in Sar-e-pul Province, in northern Afghanistan.

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    US-led airstrike kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan

    An air raid conducted by foreign forces in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 16 civilians in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.

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    Pak asks US to shun force in Afghanistan

    In its input for the ongoing review by the United States on Afghanistan, Pakistan has advised the Trump administration to follow the path of negotiations instead of relying on the use of force to find a solution.

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    Insurgents butcher 50 civilians in Afghan village

    Militants have massacred dozens of civilians, mostly Shia Hazaras, in “a brutal, inhumane way” after attacking a village in a remote area of Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pul, officials and locals say.

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    Suicide bombing on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

    A suicide bomber stormed into the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday night opening fire on worshippers before blowing himself up, killing at least 29 and wounding 64 others.

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    26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

    The militants “attacked an army camp in the Karzali area of the Khakrez district of Kandahar last night,” General Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said on Wednesday.

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    35 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

    The Taliban earlier claimed responsibility for the blast in the western part of Kabul. The government official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media about the incident.

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    16 Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike

    A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday.The incident took place Friday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements.

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    Afghan cycling sisters take refuge in home of 'Grand Boucle'

    With discreet black scarves tucked beneath their helmets, Afghan refugees Zahra and Masomah Alizada hurtle down Brittany’s rural and winding roads… the sisters back on their bikes training after the Ramadan recess.

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