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US to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

US to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

The US will slash troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years of war after President Donald Trump pledged to end conflicts abroad, the Pentagon announced Tuesday

Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of Kabul university attack

Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of Kabul university attack

Afghan forces have captured the "mastermind" of a brutal attack on Kabul University when militants stormed classrooms and gunned down dozens of students earlier this month, a top official said Saturday.

Amir holds telephone conversation with Afghan President

Amir holds telephone conversation with Afghan President

HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held Thursday via telephone a conversation with HE President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, during which they discussed bilateral relations and the means to enhance them.

Gunmen storm Kabul University, kill 22

Gunmen storm Kabul University, kill 22

Gunmen stormed Kabul university Monday ahead of the opening of an Iranian book fair, firing shots and sending students fleeing, Afghan officials and witnesses said.

World should not forget Afghanistan; Finish FM

World should not forget Afghanistan; Finish FM

The Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has said that the world should not forget Afghanistan and need to focus on the country one more time.

Pakistani Foreign Minister reiterates country's full support for Afghanistan

Pakistani Foreign Minister reiterates country's full support for Afghanistan

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a phone call with his Afghan counterpart, Mohammed Haneef Atmar.

Two dead, several wounded in attack on Afghan police base

Two dead, several wounded in attack on Afghan police base

A car bomb attack on an Afghan police base followed by an ongoing gun battle have killed two policemen and wounded dozens of people in a city bordering Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.

Senior al-Qaeda leader al-Masri killed

Senior al-Qaeda leader al-Masri killed

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al-Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Saturday

Qatar condemns bombing in Kabul

Qatar condemns bombing in Kabul

Qatar has strongly condemned the bombing of a training centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which caused deaths and injured several people, including children

Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack blamed on the Taliban.

12 killed, dozens wounded by car bomb targeting Afghan police

12 killed, dozens wounded by car bomb targeting Afghan police

A car bomb Sunday targeting an Afghan police headquarters in the western province of Ghor killed at least 12 civilians and wounded more than 100, officials said.

Ceasefire not discussed at Doha talks so far: Taliban

Ceasefire not discussed at Doha talks so far: Taliban

“Ceasefire in Afghanistan is a major issue but we have not reached at a level [in the ongoing peace talks] where we will discuss this issue. So far we have not taken the first step towards the peace negotiations.”