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After fall of Kabul, what Taliban’s victory means for India and the world
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After fall of Kabul, what Taliban’s victory means for India and the world

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan comes at a time when it is preparing for a deeper contestation against the power of emerging superpower China

Trump slams Biden over Afghanistan crisis, US bolsters Kabul deployment for embassy staff evacuation
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Trump slams Biden over Afghanistan crisis, US bolsters Kabul deployment for embassy staff evacuation

Despite President Ashraf Ghani's assurance and Taliban's pledge against violence, those who can afford a ticket have been flocking to Kabul International Airport, the only way out of the country. AP

Taliban less than 100 km away from Kabul with latest gain of Maidan Wardak; capital besieged from all sides
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Taliban less than 100 km away from Kabul with latest gain of Maidan Wardak; capital besieged from all sides

The fall of Mazar-e-Sharif, the country's fourth-largest city, hands the insurgents control over all of northern Afghanistan, confining the Western-backed government to the centre and east.

Abdul Rashid Dostum meets Ashraf Ghani; who is the former warlord, why is he talking to Afghan president?
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Abdul Rashid Dostum meets Ashraf Ghani; who is the former warlord, why is he talking to Afghan president?

The former vice president of Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum has been accused of perpetrating war crimes and rape in Afghanistan and has served as vice president of the country for over six years since 2013

Afghanistan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum survives Taliban attack, one of his bodyguards killed
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Afghanistan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum survives Taliban attack, one of his bodyguards killed

Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek leader, is notorious in Afghanistan for extreme barbarities and for repeatedly switching loyalties over 40 years of conflict.

Kabul explosion toll rises to 23, with 107 injured; Islamic State claims attack on airport after vice-president's return
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Kabul explosion toll rises to 23, with 107 injured; Islamic State claims attack on airport after vice-president's return

At least 107 others were wounded in Sunday's powerful explosion, which happened as scores of people were leaving the Kabul airport after welcoming home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile

Kabul suicide attack: 14 dead, 60 wounded at airport entrance; civilians, including child and security officials among casualties
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Kabul suicide attack: 14 dead, 60 wounded at airport entrance; civilians, including child and security officials among casualties

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.

Kabul explosion kills 11, injures 14 shortly after Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum's return
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Kabul explosion kills 11, injures 14 shortly after Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum's return

An explosion near Kabul's international airport injured at least 10 people on Sunday, officials said, shortly after Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to the country after more than a year in exile.

Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of abduction, sexual assault of rival
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Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of abduction, sexual assault of rival

Allegations that Afghanistan's first vice president and his guards sexually assaulted a political rival while holding him captive in his private compound prompted calls on Tuesday from Western allies for a government investigation.

Car bomb explodes near Spanish embassy in Kabul
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Car bomb explodes near Spanish embassy in Kabul

A massive car bomb struck central Kabul during rush hour on Friday evening, followed by ongoing bursts of gunfire, officials said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Afghanistan: Taliban carries out suicide attack, 4 dead
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Afghanistan: Taliban carries out suicide attack, 4 dead

At least four people were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul early on Tuesday, the latest in a series of fatal blasts to hit the Afghan capital. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.