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U.S.-Taliban sign “Peace Deal” to end 18-year war

The United States signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan over the next 14 months and represent a step toward ending the 18-year-war there. While the agreement paves the way for the United States to gradually pull out of […]

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United States, Taliban to sign historic agreement on Feb 29

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week-long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday. The agreement could represent a chance for peace after 18 years of war and a U.S. troop presence […]

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Plane crashes over Taliban territory but key details unclear

An aircraft crashed in a Taliban-controlled area outside Kabul on Monday, officials said, but key details were unclear, as officials initially said it was a passenger plane before evidence emerged that the craft may have belonged to the American military. The plane crashed in the district of Deh Yak in Ghazni Province during a day […]

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US and Australian professors freed in Taliban prisoner swap

The Afghan Taliban freed two Western academics held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three imprisoned senior militants. American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were released three years after being kidnapped outside the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul where they worked as professors. The three militants arrived in Qatar from Afghanistan as part […]

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Landmine blast kills nine children on their walk to school

A blast by the roadside in north-eastern Afghanistan killed nine children as they made their way to school. Eight boys and a girl aged between seven and 10 accidentally stepped on a deliberately-planted mine. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bomb. The landmine blast took off at 8:30 am. The spokesperson for […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban bombs mosque during Friday prayers killing 62 worshippers

At least 62 people were killed in a blast during the  Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. The explosion also left at least 36 people wounded. The blast took place Haska Mina district in the Nangarhar that is near the border with Pakistan. The Taliban attacks in Afghanistan have increased over the […]

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Taliban attack “destroys” hospital in Afghanistan, dozens killed and scores injured

At least 20 people were killed after a truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban militants outside a hospital in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban attacked the Qalat city, and many of the victims are supposedly doctors, nurses and patients. A senior defence ministry official in Kabul told Reuters news agency the “huge” bomb had […]