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As Joe Biden announces withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a look at 20 years of conflict and its remnants
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As Joe Biden announces withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a look at 20 years of conflict and its remnants

There were 2,500 to 3,000 US troops in Afghanistan when Biden took office, the smallest number since early in the war. The number peaked at 1,00,000 during President Barack Obama’s first term.

US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban
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US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US is “realistic” about the peace deal it signed with the Taliban, but is "seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation"

World set to pay high price for US president Donald Trump's sordid romance with Pakistan PM Imran Khan
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World set to pay high price for US president Donald Trump's sordid romance with Pakistan PM Imran Khan

This week, President Donald Trump has been romancing Prime Minister Imran Khan and his masters in Pakistan's military, with desi wedding optics that have bewildered many

US eagerness to exit Afghanistan and Taliban's refusal to budge: States must speak in one voice to push for Afghan peace
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US eagerness to exit Afghanistan and Taliban's refusal to budge: States must speak in one voice to push for Afghan peace

The main issue that was agreed to by all sides was that the Taliban would not provide safe havens to international terrorists of any hue in the area

Day after Donald Trump-Narendra Modi phone conversation, US announces special Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's maiden visit to India
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Day after Donald Trump-Narendra Modi phone conversation, US announces special Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's maiden visit to India

The US State Department said Donald Trump's special Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will lead an inter-agency delegation to India, China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Taliban writes open letter to 'American people' asking them to pressure US into troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Taliban writes open letter to 'American people' asking them to pressure US into troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan

In a rambling nearly 3,000-word letter issued on Thursday, the Taliban urged the "American people" to press their government to withdraw from Afghanistan

Taliban assails Donald Trump's rejection of peace talks, vows to continue fight
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Taliban assails Donald Trump's rejection of peace talks, vows to continue fight

The Taliban are assailing President Donald Trump's rejection of peace talks, interpreting his assertion that "there's no talking to the Taliban" as a dictate to the Afghan government.

Jim Mattis says he's 'satisfied' with new Afghanistan war policy, but won't reveal its contents
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Jim Mattis says he's 'satisfied' with new Afghanistan war policy, but won't reveal its contents

US secretary of defence Jim Mattis says he is satisfied with how the administration formulated its new Afghanistan war strategy. But he won't discuss what's in it

US went soft on Pakistan's nuclear smuggling efforts, say declassified documents
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US went soft on Pakistan's nuclear smuggling efforts, say declassified documents

The US went soft on Pakistan's nuclear smuggling efforts during former President Ronald Reagan's administration, reveal declassified documents.

Afghanistan: Last US prisoner of war freed
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Afghanistan: Last US prisoner of war freed

The last US prisoner of war from America's waning Afghan war was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan on Saturday in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who were released from Guantanamo Bay prison and flown to Qatar.

Over 200 teens detained in Afghan war by US military
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Over 200 teens detained in Afghan war by US military

The US military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time at a military prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations.