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Afghan president, Qatar's special envoy review ties, peace talks

Afghan president, Qatar's special envoy review ties, peace talks

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani met Sunday with the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution Dr Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan.

Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day.

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

More than 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan's war last year, the United Nations announced Saturday, as a historic partial truce kicked in across the country.

US, Taliban set to sign historic deal

US, Taliban set to sign historic deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US and the Taliban have reached an "understanding" that could result in a "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan.

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people.

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results announced Tuesday, lining him up to become the man negotiating with the Taliban ...

Nine civilians killed in US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan Kabul

Nine civilians killed in US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan Kabul

At least nine civilians were killed in a drone strike conducted by US forces in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province late on Friday, local officials said.

At least five dead in suicide attack in Kabul: officials

At least five dead in suicide attack in Kabul: officials

A suicide attack rocked the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday killing at least five people, officials said, in what was the first major assault in the city in months.

Two US troops killed by Afghan soldier in Nangarhar attack

Two US troops killed by Afghan soldier in Nangarhar attack

Two American troops were killed and six others wounded by an Afghan soldier armed with a machine gun, the US military confirmed Sunday.

US forces recover bodies from jet crash site in Afghanistan

US forces recover bodies from jet crash site in Afghanistan

US forces in helicopters recovered the remains Tuesday of the crew killed when one of its military jets went down in a Taliban-controlled area

US denies Taliban claim of downing jet

US denies Taliban claim of downing jet

The US military has confirmed that one of its aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan but said there was "no indication the crash was caused by enemy fire".