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    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at record level in May-June: UN

    Nearly 2,400 Afghan civilians were killed or injured in May and June as fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces escalated, the highest number for.

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    Afghanistan imposes night curfew to curb Taliban advance

    Afghanistan’s government has imposed a night-time curfew across almost all of the country’s 34 provinces to stem surging violence unleashed by a sweeping Taliban.

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    Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advance

    Tajikistan on Thursday checked the combat readiness of its armed forces in the biggest such exercise in the country's history as the Taliban make sweeping gains in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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    'Half of all Afghan district centres under Taliban control'

    Taliban insurgents control about half of Afghanistan's district centres, the top US general said on Wednesday, indicating a rapidly deteriorating security situation.

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    Taliban says 'favors political settlement' to Afghan conflict

    Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has urged Kabul to stop relying on “foreigners” to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan, saying the militant group favors “a political settlement” by the Afghan parties.

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    High-stakes talks between Afghan gov’t, Taliban as fighting rages

    A senior delegation of the Afghan government and Taliban representatives have met in Doha for high-stakes negotiations as violence escalates on the ground in Afghanistan.

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    'No smoking, no shaving': Taliban restore old rules in newly seized Afghan territory

    Days after the Taliban captured a remote district in Afghanistan's north, they issued their first orders in the form of a letter to the local imam.It said women can't go to the bazaar.

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    China Weighs Risk And Reward In A Taliban-Led Afghanistan

    The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and seemingly unstoppable march of the Taliban opens a strategic door to China that is laden with both risk and opportunity.

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    UK Will Work With Afghan Taliban If It Comes To Power, Says Defence Minister

    Britain will work with the Taliban should they enter the government in Afghanistan, British Defence Minister Ben Wallace told the Daily Telegraph in an interview published on Tuesday.

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    Afghan Taliban seize border crossing with Pakistan in major advance

    Taliban fighters in Afghanistan said on Wednesday they had taken control of one of the main border crossings with Pakistan, perhaps the most strategic objective they have.

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    Taliban warn Turkey against extending troops in Afghanistan

    The Taliban on Tuesday warned Turkey against extending its presence in the country when US-led forces leave the country, insisting the decision was "reprehensible".

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    Afghan Hazaras are being killed at school, at play,even at birth

    Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. Earlier this month, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus.

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    Taliban Says It Sees China As A "Friend" Of Afghanistan: Report

    The Taliban has said it sees China as a "friend" of Afghanistan and assured Beijing that it would not host Uyghur Islamic militants from the volatile Xinjiang province, which is a major worry.

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    Taliban claim to control 85% of Afghanistan

    The Taliban claimed on Friday to be in control of 85% of Afghanistan after seizing key border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan following a sweeping offensive launched.

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    Afghan gov’t delegation meets Taliban in Iran

    An Afghan government delegation has met Taliban representatives in Tehran, the Iranian foreign ministry says, as the armed group makes significant advances amid a pullout of US troops.

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    Afghan forces, Nato killed most Afghan civilians in 2019

    More Afghan civilians were killed by Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) forces than by the Taliban and other militants in the first half of 2019, the UN mission said in a report released on Tuesday.

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    Trump, Imran Agree On No Military Solution To Afghan Problem

    US President Donald Trump and visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday agreed that there can be no military solution to the Afghan problem and only a dialogue can bring lasting peace in the war-torncountry.

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    US-backed air raid kills 8 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

    A joint air raid by Afghan and NATO forces killed eight civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Logar province, officials and local media confirmed on Monday.

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    Fresh bid set to bring Afghans to table for peace deal

    President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Monday that he wants to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan, but will leave a strong intelligence presence in the country to counter what he termed the “Harvard.

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    Several US troops killed in Taliban attack

    Three American service members and a US contractor have been killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Bagram Airfield, the main US base in Afghanistan, the US says.

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    Taliban agree to meet Afghan govt officials in Qatar

    US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has announced a major breakthrough in efforts for ending war in Afghanistan, saying that representatives of the Afghan government will participate in the.

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    100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

    Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq’s.

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    Multiple explosions target shrine in Kabul on Nowruz

    Multiple explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said.

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    Kazakh leader announces resignation after 30-year rule

    Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazar­bayev shocked the nation on Tuesday by announcing his resignation after nearly 30 years in power.The Central Asian strongman, 78, had ruled Kazakhstan since before the collapse.

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