Afghan Presidential-elections

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Afghanistan government prepares to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days as UN backs US-led push to end 18-year war
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Afghanistan government prepares to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days as UN backs US-led push to end 18-year war

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, according to a decree viewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as the United Nations-backed a US-led push to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war

Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony
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Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony

Afghanistan's election commission has declared incumbent president Ashraf Ghani as the winner of September's vote; rival Abdullah Abdullah, as well as the election complaints commission say the results are fraught with irregularities

Taliban claims responsibility for car bomb explosion in Kabul which wounded 65 people, including nine children
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Taliban claims responsibility for car bomb explosion in Kabul which wounded 65 people, including nine children

The Taliban claimed the attack in Afghan capital Kabul which came just two days after the insurgents began a seventh round of talks with the US in Qatar.

Huddled in flimsy tents, Afghans face harsh winter as Taliban return amid NATO withdrawal
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Huddled in flimsy tents, Afghans face harsh winter as Taliban return amid NATO withdrawal

The insurgents have taken advantage of the vacuum and seized territory across the country, redrawing battle lines through urban areas and putting civilians at greater risk.

NATO formally ends 13-year mission as Afghanistan loses grip on militancy
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NATO formally ends 13-year mission as Afghanistan loses grip on militancy

The event was arranged in secret due to the threat of Taliban strikes in the Afghan capital, which has been hit by repeated suicide bombings and gun attacks over recent years.

Rebuilding Afghanistan: How international aid has sustained a languishing economy
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Rebuilding Afghanistan: How international aid has sustained a languishing economy

Afghanistan aims to raise around 30 percent of its 2014 budget internally, but it is off target and had to ask donors for an emergency bailout in September to pay salaries.

Afghanistan to sign deal allowing US soldiers to stay till end of year
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Afghanistan to sign deal allowing US soldiers to stay till end of year

The deal will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends on December 31.

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai sworn-in the as new President of Afghanistan
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Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai sworn-in the as new President of Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in on Monday as Afghanistan's new president.

Taliban offensive kills 100 Afghans; 12 beheaded as violence spirals
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Taliban offensive kills 100 Afghans; 12 beheaded as violence spirals

This summer's fighting season has seen Taliban militants advance in several provinces, exploiting a prolonged political deadlock in Kabul over disputed presidential election results.

Afghanistan: Presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal
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Afghanistan: Presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave.