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'Distressingly high' levels of violence threaten Afghanistan peace process, warns US special envoy
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'Distressingly high' levels of violence threaten Afghanistan peace process, warns US special envoy

Zalmay Khalilzad's comments came on the backdrop of renewed fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province. He also referred to a suicide car bomb which killed at least 13 and wounded around 120 in Ghor province on Sunday

Truck bomb in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province kills 15, including 13 civilians; 42 others injured
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Truck bomb in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province kills 15, including 13 civilians; 42 others injured

While no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, provincial police spokesman Farid Khan blamed the Taliban

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

Despite desire for an inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan, chances remain slim
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Despite desire for an inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan, chances remain slim

The final stage of the peace process which has begun in Doha could quite easily collapse if the Taliban exposes it to intransigence and continued violence

Afghan govt, Taliban begin peace talks; terms of ceasefire, women's rights to be on agenda
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Afghan govt, Taliban begin peace talks; terms of ceasefire, women's rights to be on agenda

The discussions are important in the search for lasting peace that will also provide an exit for US and NATO troops after nearly 19 years

Days after admitting to Dawood Ibrahim's presence, Pakistan attempts to distance itself from claim
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Days after admitting to Dawood Ibrahim's presence, Pakistan attempts to distance itself from claim

Islamabad has claimed that the assertions made by some sections of the media about Pakistan admitting to the "presence of certain listed individuals" are baseless and misleading

Pakistan issues financial sanctions against Afghanistan's Taliban members to avoid FATF blacklist
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Pakistan issues financial sanctions against Afghanistan's Taliban members to avoid FATF blacklist

The orders also target al-Qaida as well as outlawed Pakistani groups like Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, thousands of whom are believed to be hiding in remote regions of Afghanistan

Woman member of Afghanistan's peace team survives attack by gunmen near Kabul
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Woman member of Afghanistan's peace team survives attack by gunmen near Kabul

Fawzia Koofi, who is part of a 21-member team which will represent the Afghan govt in upcoming peace talks with the Taliban, is in good health, said the team's head. No outfit has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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

US dispatches special envoy to Afghanistan to push Taliban, Kabul for peace talks
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US dispatches special envoy to Afghanistan to push Taliban, Kabul for peace talks

The United States is drawing down its troops in Afghanistan under an agreement struck in February with the Taliban.

Russia's mutually-beneficial alliance with the Taliban was built on years of confusion and influence
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Russia's mutually-beneficial alliance with the Taliban was built on years of confusion and influence

Russia often used the hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel imports for NATO and Afghan forces as a way to inject cash into Afghanistan to ensure influence and keep intelligence assets on its side

Suspicions of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan bolstered by data on fund transfers to Taliban-linked accounts
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Suspicions of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan bolstered by data on fund transfers to Taliban-linked accounts

Twenty US service members were killed in combat-related operations in Afghanistan last year, the most since 2014

Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials say
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Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials say

Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, are believed to have collected some bounty money, the officials said. Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but it was not clear which killings were under suspicion.

End of reason: Why statue vandalism, thought policing and rise of a 'woke' religion signal decline of liberalism
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End of reason: Why statue vandalism, thought policing and rise of a 'woke' religion signal decline of liberalism

To a certain extent, this upheaval was due because the US never really got down to confront its racist past the way Germans did.

India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
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India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks

Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.

Eight killed, 5 wounded in gunfire at mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province during Ramzan prayers; Taliban denies responsibility
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Eight killed, 5 wounded in gunfire at mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province during Ramzan prayers; Taliban denies responsibility

Gunmen opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, killing eight worshippers breaking their Ramadan fast and wounding five others

US' attempts for peace in Afghanistan suffer setback as Kabul launches offensive against Taliban after fresh terrorist attacks
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US' attempts for peace in Afghanistan suffer setback as Kabul launches offensive against Taliban after fresh terrorist attacks

US president Donald Trump’s stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans

From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan
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From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan

Three militants stormed a hospital in Kabul soon after 10 am on Tuesday, shooting new mothers dead before the newborns in their arms had even seen the light outside the hospital.

Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility

The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 07.45 (local time) as 150 worshippers were inside the building, authorities said