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    What are Turkey and US up to in Afghanistan?

    MK Bhadrakumar | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2021

    THE zeal with which Washington is soliciting Turkey’s services to plot a way to normalise Afghanistan’s Taliban raises some troubling questions. Acting on Washington’s request,...

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    UN to maintain Afghanistan mission after US, NATO withdrawal

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:48am on April 16, 2021

    The United Nations said on Thursday that it will maintain its political and humanitarian mission to Afghanistan despite the departure of US and NATO troops...

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    Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:46am on April 14, 2021

    President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America’s longest war...

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    Afghan president to unveil new peace proposal

    Agenced France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:18pm on April 05, 2021

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has drawn up a new proposal for peace with the Taliban ahead of an international conference aimed at jump-starting faltering talks...

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    Bangladesh offers help to Afghanistan for peace, progress

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:34pm on April 05, 2021

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing that peace is a must for progress...

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    Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 10:38pm on March 30, 2021

    Gunmen killed three Afghan women involved in a nationwide polio immunisation programme Tuesday, officials said, a day after authorities launched a new drive against the...

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    New Pentagon chief in surprise Afghan visit

    Agence France-Presse . Aboard a US military aircraft | Updated at 10:52pm on March 21, 2021

    US defence secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Sunday just weeks before Washington is due to withdraw the last of its troops...

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    Gurbaz stars in Afghanistan’s T20 win

    Agence France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 11:20pm on March 17, 2021

    Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed a fiery half century to anchor Afghanistan’s convincing 48-run win over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on...

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    Afghan officials reverse ban on girls singing

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:46pm on March 15, 2021

    A ban on girls singing in public imposed by education officials in the Afghan capital last week has been overturned after a social media campaign...

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    Will they be in step?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on March 15, 2021

    IT IS exactly a decade since president Barack Obama set the deadline to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Even then, Obama recalled how the 2001...