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    The Afghanisation of politics

    Cyril Almeida | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    CALL it the Afghanisation of politics. You can guess what they don’t want, but you can’t really be certain about what they do want. And...

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    Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 04:23pm on December 09, 2018

    Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials...

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    Afghan ‘Messi boy’ forced to flee home

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colours...

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    From dream to nightmare: Afghan ‘Little Messi’ forced to flee

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 05:47pm on December 06, 2018

    Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for footballer Lionel Messi in 2016. His dream of meeting the Argentinian came true, but now the...

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    Trump asks Imran for help with Afghan peace talks

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Pakistan said on Monday US president Donald Trump has sought its help with faltering Afghan peace talks in a letter to prime minister Imran Khan,...

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    US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:45am on December 03, 2018

    A senior Taliban military commander was killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban's 'shadow governor'...

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    23 killed in US air strike in Afghanistan: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2018

    At least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by a US air strike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week, according to an UN...

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    Afghanistan is collapsing

    Brian Cloughley | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    NOVEMBER has been quite a month, so far, in Afghanistan. The level of violence has been appalling and the most serious recent atrocity was yet...

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    50 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious gathering

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2018

    At least 50 people were killed in a suicide attack on a religious celebration in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, in one of the deadliest...

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    US envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:10am on November 19, 2018

    The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday....