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    Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz, Afghanistan | Updated at 12:45am on February 24, 2020

    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...

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    Afghan peace: Taliban’s victory, west’s failure

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2020

    THE US and the Taliban have agreed that they would like to hold a seven-day ceasefire. The chances of it actually happening varies by the...

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    10,000 casualties in Afghan war in 2019: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:01am on February 23, 2020

    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...

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    Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:58pm on February 18, 2020

    Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results of the September 28, 2019 poll released Tuesday by the...

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    Taliban kill five Afghan soldiers

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:53am on February 18, 2020

    At least five Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their base in northern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as the country waits for an...

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    Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers

    Nicolas JS Davies | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE world is waiting anxiously to see whether the US and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set...

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    Eight civilians killed in Afghanistan air strike

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 11:48pm on February 15, 2020

    An air strike in Afghanistan has killed at least eight civilians, officials said Saturday, as the war-torn country prepares for a ‘reduction in violence’ under...

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    5 dead in suicide attack on Afghan military academy

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:27pm on February 11, 2020

    A suicide attack targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital killed at least five people early Tuesday, the first major assault in the city...

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    18 extremists killed in Afghan operations

    Agence France-Presse . Mehtarlam | Updated at 03:36pm on February 08, 2020

    Eighteen insurgents, including a Taliban commander, had been killed in operations in the eastern Laghman province over the past two weeks, an army statement said...

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    Bangladesh’s WC qualifier against Afghanistan shifted to Sylhet  

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:22pm on February 06, 2020

    Bangladesh will play their home-leg match of World Cup qualifier outside Dhaka for the first time when they will host Afghanistan in Syhlet in their...

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