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Afghanistan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians, injure 6 in northern province of Kunduz, say witnesses
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Afghanistan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians, injure 6 in northern province of Kunduz, say witnesses

The Afghan defence ministry claimed the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters, but added an investigation was being held into claims that civilians were among the dead

Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan
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Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

The gunbattle between Afghan security forces and insurgents in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, was still ongoing on Sunday evening and casualties are likely to rise, official said

Pakistan is fearful of strategic encirclement after India's presence in Afghanistan, says US Congressional report
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Pakistan is fearful of strategic encirclement after India's presence in Afghanistan, says US Congressional report

For decades, Pakistan has played an active but negative role in Afghanistan, a Congressional report has said, asserting that Islamabad wants a weak government in Kabul.

Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syrian border; Moscow agrees to preserve 'safe-zone' between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain
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Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syrian border; Moscow agrees to preserve 'safe-zone' between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain

Russia and Turkey have agreed to ensure Kurdish forces withdraw from areas close to Syria's border with Turkey and to launch joint patrols, in a deal hailed as 'historic' by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

'Iron brothers' China and Pakistan differ on Turkey's offensive in Syria; Beijing asks Ankara to stop invasion while Islamabad offers support
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'Iron brothers' China and Pakistan differ on Turkey's offensive in Syria; Beijing asks Ankara to stop invasion while Islamabad offers support

In a rare foreign policy disagreement, "iron brothers" China and Pakistan have ended up on the opposite sides of Turkey's military action in northern Syria as Beijing asked Ankara to stop its offensive against Kurdish forces while Islamabad backed the assault

After US pulls out of Syria, Russia deploys troops to help Kurdish fighters against impending Turkish invasion
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After US pulls out of Syria, Russia deploys troops to help Kurdish fighters against impending Turkish invasion

Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops

Afghan Taliban dismisses fear of attacks on India after US troop withdrawal, says neighbourhood's support vital to rebuild country
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Afghan Taliban dismisses fear of attacks on India after US troop withdrawal, says neighbourhood's support vital to rebuild country

the Taliban are at their strongest since their ouster in 2001 and hold sway over more than half the country

Afghan Taliban frees three Indian engineers held hostage in exchange for releasing 11 outfit members, says media report
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Afghan Taliban frees three Indian engineers held hostage in exchange for releasing 11 outfit members, says media report

The Afghan Taliban said it has freed three Indian engineers held hostage for over a year in an exchange for securing the release of 11 of its members.

India largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, but failed to pursue deeper defence ties in Kabul: US Congress report
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India largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, but failed to pursue deeper defence ties in Kabul: US Congress report

India's diplomatic and commercial presence in Kabul – and US rhetorical support for it – exacerbates Pakistani fears of encirclement, says US Congress report

Atleast 4 killed, several injured after suicide bomber, gunmen attack government building in Afghanistan ahead of presidential election
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Atleast 4 killed, several injured after suicide bomber, gunmen attack government building in Afghanistan ahead of presidential election

At least four people were killed and a dozen injured when gunmen stormed a crowded government building in Afghanistan following a suicide bombing.

India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing that killed over 60 people at a wedding; Islamic State takes responsibility for blast
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India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing that killed over 60 people at a wedding; Islamic State takes responsibility for blast

India on Sunday strongly condemned the 'horrific' bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul in which over 60 people were killed.

Four Afghan security forces killed after Taliban insurgents attack hotel despite US-led efforts to end war
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Four Afghan security forces killed after Taliban insurgents attack hotel despite US-led efforts to end war

Four Afghan security forces were killed Saturday when Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel, officials said, as violence continues across Afghanistan.

High-level Afghan delegation led by Hamdullah Mohib holds talks with Pakistan authorities to discuss security issues
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High-level Afghan delegation led by Hamdullah Mohib holds talks with Pakistan authorities to discuss security issues

A high-level Afghan delegation led by national security adviser has held talks with top civilian and military officers in Pakistan, discussing security issues, the peace process with Taliban and also to prepare the ground for a possible visit of President Ashraf Ghani next month

Where friends turn foes and foes turn friends
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Where friends turn foes and foes turn friends

At Moscow peace talks, Afghan leaders who fought each other and the Taliban found themselves on the same side

The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history
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The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history

At a time when the fault lines are becoming starker, how corrosive and baffling it would be to define the boundaries of an accepted Indian-ness along lines of Hindu and Muslim otherness?

Terrorists kill 14 soldiers, take 21 captive in Afghanistan's Herat province; authorities blame Taliban
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Terrorists kill 14 soldiers, take 21 captive in Afghanistan's Herat province; authorities blame Taliban

No group has taken responsibility for the assault, but authorities blame the Taliban, who are active in the area and have been targeting Afghan security forces throughout the country in deadly attacks every day

Russia asks India to play 'more active role' in talks with Taliban next time as Moscow tries to bring peace to Afghanistan
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Russia asks India to play 'more active role' in talks with Taliban next time as Moscow tries to bring peace to Afghanistan

A five-member Taliban delegation led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai attended talks with several countries including India in Moscow as part of a regional initiative organised by Russia.

Taliban talks: MEA merely testing waters with Moscow meeting, New Delhi has time aplenty to evaluate its Afghan position
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Taliban talks: MEA merely testing waters with Moscow meeting, New Delhi has time aplenty to evaluate its Afghan position

New Delhi’s nominees are also retired MEA officials, underlining that Delhi is still far from comfortable with the talks, against which it has long cautioned Russian officials.

India to participate in Afghan peace talks with Taliban in Russia at 'non-official level' today; Iran, China, US among 12 countries invited
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India to participate in Afghan peace talks with Taliban in Russia at 'non-official level' today; Iran, China, US among 12 countries invited

India supports all efforts at peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan that will preserve unity and plurality, and bring security, stability and prosperity to the country, he said. "India's consistent policy has been that such efforts should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled and with participation of the government of Afghanistan," Kumar asserted.

16 Taliban militants killed, 19 injured after Afghan forces recapture villages in Dand-e-Ghori area of Baghlan province
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16 Taliban militants killed, 19 injured after Afghan forces recapture villages in Dand-e-Ghori area of Baghlan province

Dand-e-Ghori was captured by Taliban two years ago and since then has been regarded as a Taliban stronghold in the northern Baghlan province. The ongoing operations against the Taliban in Dand-e-Ghori would last until the area was cleansed of the insurgents.