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    Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 10:26pm on September 17, 2020

    Fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province, officials said Thursday, as negotiators from both sides pushed...

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    Pompeo urges Afghanistan not to squander opportunity

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:53pm on September 11, 2020

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Thursday welcomed the announcement of talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban, urging them not to squander the...

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    10 killed, VP injured in Kabul blast

    Agence France-Presse. Kabul | Updated at 02:22pm on September 09, 2020

    Afghanistan’s vice president Amrullah Saleh sustained minor injuries Wednesday when his convoy was targeted in Kabul in an explosion that killed at least 10 people...

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    Assange extradition hearing resumes in London

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:01pm on September 07, 2020

    Supporters of Julian Assange on Monday protested outside a London courtroom, calling for the WikiLeaks founder not to be extradited to the United States for...

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    Afghan floods death toll hits 160

    Agence France-Presse. Charikar | Updated at 06:56pm on August 27, 2020

    Rescue workers were searching Thursday for bodies in the debris of collapsed houses after flash floods fuelled by torrential rains killed at least 162 people...

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    Afghan peace talks expected in days as prisoner release approved

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:37pm on August 10, 2020

    Afghan peace talks are expected to begin within days after authorities announced Monday they would soon start releasing hundreds of Taliban prisoners accused of brutal...

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    Consequences for India

    Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2020

    IT IS widely acknowledged that from a geopolitical point of view, India is caught between a rock and a hard place. It shares its land...

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    At least 20 killed in Afghan prison attack claimed by IS

    Agence France-Presse. Jalalabad | Updated at 05:51pm on August 03, 2020

    At least 20 people have been killed in a raid claimed by the Islamic State group on an Afghan prison, officials said Monday, shattering a...

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    Car bomb kills 17 in Afghanistan ahead of ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse. Puli Alam, Afghanistan | Updated at 11:37am on July 31, 2020

    At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan on Thursday as crowds shopped ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid...

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    Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intel office kills 11

    Agence France-Presse . Mazar-i-Sharif | Updated at 10:27pm on July 13, 2020

    At least 11 security personnel were killed Monday in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a rural office of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, officials said....

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