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    The Taliban’s top trumps

    Paul Rogers  | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    THE current war in Afghanistan has just entered its nineteenth year....

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    Still searching for appropriate structures of governance

    Rene Wadlow | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    ON FRIDAY, November 9 2018, at the invitation of the Russian government and under the chairmanship of the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov began what...

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    Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations.Russia...

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    Afghan army helicopter crash kills 25

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 02:15pm on October 31, 2018

    An army helicopter crashed in south western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people on board, including a top commander and the head of the provincial...

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    Afghans risk their lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 01:50am on October 28, 2018

    Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the...

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    Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:25pm on October 21, 2018

    Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on...

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    170 casualties as violence rocks chaotic Afghan elections

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

    Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening...

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    A war of minds: beyond 2001-18

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    THE column published 17 years ago this week reported on the start of the United States’s war against the Taliban in Afghanistan....

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    Afghanistan signs big mining deals

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Afghan officials have signed contracts for two major mining projects in northern Afghanistan, pushing ahead with plans to develop the country’s mineral reserves but drawing...

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    Shahzad ton helps Afghanistan tie against India

    Agence France-Presse. Dubai | Updated at 10:47am on September 26, 2018

    Stockily built Mohammad Shahzad knocked a brilliant hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a last over tie against India in the Super Four match in...