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Acting Pentagon chief arrives in Afghanistan

KABUL: Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit Monday as the United States seeks to support the Kabul government while negotiating peace with the Taliban. Shanahan will meet President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was not part of major talks between US and Taliban officials last ...

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All Kabul votes in election declared invalid

KABUL: All the votes cast in Kabul during the October parliamentary elections have been declared invalid by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), local media reported. According to the TOLOnews broadcaster, the votes were nullified because of fraud that was detected in the city. Media also noted that there were ...

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Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

KABUL: The Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed, but said no agreement was reached on “any issue”. The statement comes a day after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad expressed hopes in Kabul that a peace deal could be struck ...

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Warina Hussain expresses love for Salman Khan

BOLLYWOOD: Apart from being the most eligible bachelor, Bhaijaan Salman Khan is deeply adored by every single Bollywooder, be it his fans or the actresses for the kind of human being he is. Warina Hussain says she has found a ‘dream launch’ in ‘Loveyatri’ and the debutante would be forever ...

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UN condemns twin bombings in Kabul sports centre

  KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded, according to ...

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Afghanistan: Kabul hit by multiple explosions

KABUL: Multiple explosions have rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul, with three confirmed to have been caused by rockets that hit a residential area, officials have said. At least three people were wounded in the attacks, with police deployed to the area to find the launch site, an official told the AFP ...

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Dostum survives suicide attack near Kabul Airport, 11 killed

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded 14 at the entrance to Kabul international airport today, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Senior government officials, political leaders and supporters were leaving the airport after greeting the ...

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Pakistan needs to do more: US

KABUL: Calling on Pakistan to exert more pressure on the militants, the Trump administration has said that the Taliban’s failure to engage in talks to end Afghanistan’s nearly 17-year conflict was “unacceptable”. During a recent visit to Kabul, two weeks after a ceasefire triggered street celebrations, US envoy Alice Wells ...

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Suicide blast at election centre in Kabul kills 57

A security person collects evidence at the site of a suicide attack outside a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL: A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic ...

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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

KABUL: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The ...

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