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Ashraf Ghani

Iranian president voices hope for durable peace in Afghanistan

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The Iranian president on Sunday expressed hope that dialogue among Afghan political groups will result in durable peace in Afghanistan, official IRNA news agency...
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a parade to mark the 11th anniversary of the Israeli assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Gaza city, on March 22, 2015. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Afghan forces kill 7 militants in northern Faryab province

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Seven militants have been killed and five others injured as a clash erupted in Dawlat Abad district of Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Thursday,...
Local people celebrate a week-long reduction of violence period in Kandahar city, southern Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2020. A week-long reduction of violence period during which the Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents will refrain from operations and attacks would start by early Saturday, a local TV channel reported on Friday. (Photo by Sanaullah Seiam/Xinhua)

Comparative peace could be huge relief in Afghan district

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by Abdul Haleem, Chen Xin Afghanistan's Faryab province is among the most restive provinces in the country's northern region, but Khan-e-Charbagh district...
Unaccompanied Migrant Children

UN Agencies welcome unaccompanied migrant children

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...As they call for Further Action and Solidarity The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund...
Donald Trump

White House denies Trump briefed on alleged Russian-Taliban bounty intelligence

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The White House denied Saturday that President Donald Trump had been briefed on intelligence that Russians offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition...
Afghan Security Force

UN envoy optimistic about peace prospects in Afghanistan

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The top UN envoy for Afghanistan on Thursday expressed optimism about the peace prospects in Afghanistan, saying talks between the government and the Taliban...

12 killed in attacks in two Afghan provinces

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Twelve people, including four women, were killed in two separate incidents in two eastern Afghan provinces Friday night, authorities said Saturday. A mother and three...
Afghan Ceasefire Intact As President Ghani Promises To Release More Taliban Prisoners

Afghan ceasefire intact as President Ghani promises to release 2,000 more Taliban prisoners

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Afghanistan's President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has welcomed the three-day ceasefire announced by the Taliban outfit on Saturday and vowed to set free 2,000 more...
The U.S. troops deploying at one of the bases

U.S. troop withdrawal continues amid violence in Afghanistan

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The Pentagon on Friday said that the United States is committed to the troops' drawdown plan stipulated in the U.S.-Taliban agreement. Assistant to the Secretary...
Killed In Suicide Blast At Funeral In Eastern Afghanistan

24 killed in suicide blast at funeral in eastern Afghanistan

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Twenty-four civilians were killed and 68 others wounded in a suicide bomb explosion at a funeral in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday,...
Suicide Blast Rocks

At least 15 killed after suicide blast rocks funeral in Eastern Afghan province

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At least 15 people were killed and 56 others were wounded after a suicide bomb explosion hit a funeral in Afghanistan's eastern province of...
Royal Castle Turns Into Hospital In Kabul For Covid Patients

Royal castle turns into hospital in Kabul for COVID-19 patients

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Built a century ago and located in the western edge of Kabul city, the Darul Aman Palace was formally turned into hospital on Saturday...
China Supports Un In Playing Greater Role In Afghan Issue

China supports UN in playing greater role in Afghan issue

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A Chinese envoy said here Thursday that China supports the United Nations (UN) in playing a greater role in the Afghan issue. "The Afghan...
Motorcyclist Shoots Dead Local Employees Of Bagram S U S Military Base

Motorcyclist shoots dead 6 local employees of Bagram’s U.S. military base

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Unknown motorcyclist shot dead six local employees of the U.S. military base in Bagram airfield of Afghanistan's Parwan province on Thursday, provincial government spokesperson...
Afghan students read books at a mobile library in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, July 2, 2019. File photo

China promotes, contributes to peace, reconciliation in Afghanistan

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By Liu Jian For 40 years, the Afghan issue has attracted much attention as an international hotspot issue. The endless conflicts and wars have brought...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

New study finds social distancing necessary into 2022, COVID-19 cases rise to 784 in...

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The world is now in a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a previously unknown coronavirus that has spread to over 200 countries...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghan forces kill 7 militants in western Badghis province

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Seven militants have been confirmed dead as a clash erupted in Bala Murghab district of Afghanistan's western Badghis province on Thursday, said an army...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday. The...
FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

U.S. state secretary pays unannounced visit to Afghanistan

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday and expected to meet Afghan leaders including President...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

At least 2 dozen Afghan soldiers feared killed in insider attack in Zabul

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At least 24 Afghan soldiers were feared killed in a suspected predawn insider attack at a military camp in Afghanistan's southern province of Zabul...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

8 killed, 22 injured in IED explosion in N. Afghan

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Two civilians and six Taliban militants were killed and 22 people injured following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Afghanistan's northern province of...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Taliban attack kills 7 civilians in W. Afghanistan

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Militants affiliated with the Taliban outfit killed seven civilians and wounded 17 others in an attack in Kushk Rubat Sangi district of Afghanistan's western...
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U.S. forces conduct 1st airstrike against Taliban after peace deal

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The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted a defensive airstrike in support of Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, the first raid...
US, Afghan Taliban Sign Peace Deal

Iran rejects U.S.-Taliban peace deal

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday said that the so-called peace deal between the Taliban and the United States is an attempt by Washington to...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief welcomes “important developments” in political settlement in Afghanistan

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the "efforts to achieve a lasting political settlement in Afghanistan" following the U.S.-Taliban deal. "Today's...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

U.S., coalition forces to withdraw from Afghanistan in 14 months

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Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that Afghanistan and the United States had reached an agreement based on which the U.S. and...
US, Afghan Taliban Sign Peace Deal

U.S., Afghanistan’s Taliban sign historic peace deal in Doha

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The United States signed on Saturday a historic peace agreement with Afghanistan's Taliban in Qatar's capital Doha that includes Taliban reduction of violence and...

U.S. and NATO to completely pull out troops from Afghanistan in 14 months

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The United States and NATO will completely pull out their troops from Afghanistan in 14 months if the Taliban held its commitments, according to...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghan security forces rescue 29 from militants in Ghazni province

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Twenty-nine passengers have been rescued from militants in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, the provincial government said Saturday. The passengers were traveling from...
US, Afghan Taliban Sign Peace Deal

U.S.-Taliban deal provides hope for ending war in Afghanistan but uncertainty remains

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The United States signed a deal with Afghan Taliban on Saturday, framing American troops' future exit from Afghanistan and intra-Afghan negotiations. Though the agreement provides...