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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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    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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    China's Uighur Muslims struggle under 'police state'

    Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China's far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.

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    Pak, Afghan,Tajikistan to establish joint commission on Trilateral Corp

    A Joint Commission on Trilateral Cooperation is expected to be established between, Pakistan, afghanistan and Tajikistan to develop and implement a mutual strategy on various subjects.

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    Uzbek, Tajik interior ministers hold talks for first time in 19 years

    Interior ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Ramazon Rahimzoda and Abdusalom Azizov, had talks in Dushanbe June 29 for the first time in 19 years.The sides came together at a meeting.

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    Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves

    The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan.

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    29 killed in southern Afghanistan bombing

    At least 29 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday.The bombing targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries.

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    Kazakh-Georgian Presidents Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

    Greeting Margvelashvili at the Akorda presidential residence, Nazarbayev noted that Margvelashvili’s visit marked the 25th anniversary of relations and opening of EXPO 2017 in Astana.

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    Kazakhstan conducts first stage of nuclear fusion reactor physical launch

    National Nuclear Centre of Kazakhstan completed June 9 the first stage of physical launch of Kazakh Tokamak for Material Testing (KTM), a nuclear fusion reactor developed jointly with Russia.

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    US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

    Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is “not winning” in Afghanistan, as US military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilise the country’s security crisis.

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    In a first, China seeks to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan

    China is willing to mediate between Pakistan and Afghanistan and help organised a meeting so the countries can improve their relations, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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    80 killed, 300 injured in massive Kabul car bombing

    A car bomb killed at least 15 people and wounded 300 in Kabul on Wednesday, a public health official said, adding that the casualty toll would increase.The explosion occurred during the morning rush hour.

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    Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence

    The head of US intelligence agencies offered a pessimistic assessment on Thursday of the security situation in Afghanistan, where the US government is planning to send more troops to combat resurgent militants.

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    Kabul uneasy as former warlord Hekmatyar returns after 20 years

    A former warlord branded the “Butcher of Kabul” made a triumphant return to the Afghan capital Thursday, met by uneasy residents two decades after leaving the city where he stands accused of killing thousands of people.

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    Afghan Taliban kill 27 ISIS militants near Pakistan border

    The Taliban militants have killed at least twenty seven militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

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    Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

    The Afghan Taliban announced on Friday the start of their "spring offensive", saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.

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    China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang

    China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

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    'Black Is Only For Funerals!' Kazakh President Calls For Ban Against Islamic Attire

    Black clothing is only for funerals, says Kazakhstan's president, who wants a legal ban on certain Islamic clothing -- such as body-covering black garments for women and so-called Salafi-style ankle-length pants for men.

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    140 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Taliban attack

    As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

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    US national security adviser discusses Afghanistan in India

    President Donald Trump's national security adviser discussed the situation in Afghanistan with India's prime minister on Tuesday, nearly a week after the US military dropped a massive non-nuclear bomb.

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    US misused Afghanistan as testing ground for dangerous weapons: Karzai

    Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai has blasted the US for dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb in the Asian country, saying Washington is using his country as a “testing ground” for its new weapons.

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    US drops largest non-nuclear bomb ever in Afghanistan

    The US has dropped the "mother of all bombs" - the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military - on an area of eastern Afghanistan known to be populated by Isis-affiliated militants.

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