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A Solution to the Afghanistan-Taliban Conflict?

Every time a suicide bomber blows up Afghan civilians - as in the January attack that killed seven and injured 26 staffers of the TOLO-TV news team in Kabul - Afghans wonder: Why does Pakistan continue to support the Taliban, which brazenly...Show More Summary

America’s War in Afghanistan Is Not Over—It’s Expanding

Claude Rakisits Security, As it stands now, the plan is that the U.S. will reduce its 9,800 troops down to 5,500 by the end of the year. On February 1 a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a police office in Kabul, killing 20 people and wounding almost 30 others. Show More Summary

With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference.

Here's What The Taliban Wants America To Think About ISIS In Afghanistan

KABUL -- As the United States ramps up its offensive against the Afghanistan branch of the Islamic State, the Taliban -- a self-declared enemy of ISIS -- says the American people are being fed lies. The Islamic State isn't a major issue in the country, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid wrote in an exclusive email to The WorldPost. Show More Summary

U.S. troop reinforcements head for embattled southern Afghan province

KABUL (Reuters) - Hundreds more U.S. troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have struggled in the face of sustained Taliban attacks, officials said.

Nations aim for Afghan peace talks with Taliban by end-February

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Officials from the four nations seeking to end Afghanistan's 15-year-old war agreed on Saturday to press for direct talks between Taliban groups and the U.S.-backed government in Kabul by the end of the month.

Afghan interior minister close to quitting as crisis deepens: sources

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Olomi has offered his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani after mounting criticism of the worsening security situation over recent months, people familiar with the matter said...

Four-country talks resume to revive Afghan peace plan

Pakistani, Afghan, Chinese and US officials meet in a bid to kickstart talks between Taliban and the Kabul government.

Negotiating With Terrorists: Kabul's Talks With Taliban 'Doomed to Flop'

The upcoming peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are very unlikely to bring about any breakthroughs, according to prominent Afghan political analyst Seyed Ishaq Gilani.

Afghanistan Joins Anti-Daesh Coalition to Justify US Presence

Kabul became a member of the global alliance against the Islamic State in a bid for political legitimacy and as a way to extend the US military presence in Afghanistan, experts told Sputnik.

NATO strikes Islamic State radio station in Afghanistan, as U.S. ups campaign

KABUL (Reuters) - Coalition aircraft struck Islamic State's new radio station in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar late on Monday, part of NATO's escalating campaign to stop the ultra-radical Islamist movement taking root in the country.

Taliban Attack Kills 20 In Afghanistan’s Capital

Afgan officials have confirmed that a suicide bomber killed 20 policemen while wounding 29 others near a Kabul police station on Monday. The New York Times reported that the suicide bomber had ties to the Taliban and his attack has been part of a series of militant attacks on the Afghanistan capital this year. Show More Summary

Germany offers Afghanistan help to take back migrants

KABUL (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere promised Afghanistan financial help to help reintegrate returned migrants during a visit to Kabul on Monday overshadowed by the latest in a series of deadly suicide bomb attacks.

Lionel Messi Wants To Meet Afghan Boy In Plastic Bag Jersey

According to Kabul’s football federation Barcelona star Lionel Messi would like to arrange a meeting with the Afghan boy who was pictured wearing a makeshift striped plastic bag jersey. Five-year-old Myrtaza Ahmadi is a huge fan of the...Show More Summary

Messi seeks to meet Afghan boy in plastic jersey

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with an Afghan boy who shot to fame after pictures of him dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey went viral, Kabul’s football federation said Monday. Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi idolises the Argentine soccer star but a jersey of his favourite […]

At least 10 dead after suicide bombing in Afghan capital

A Taliban-claimed suicide bombing in a busy pedestrian area Monday left at least 10 people dead and more than a dozen injured in western Kabul. The area that was struck is home to the border police, traffic department and the Kabul Zoo and is usually full of civilian foot and vehicle traffic. The...

Suicide Bombing in Kabul Kills at Least 10

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the west of Afghan capital, the latest to rock the city in the past month.

Soccer Star Messi To Meet Afghan Boy Who Wore Plastic Bag Jersey

KABUL, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Barcelona star Lionel Messi will meet an Afghan boy who gained Internet fame after a touching series of photographs went viral, showing him playing in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag and bearing the name...Show More Summary

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills at Least 20 in Afghanistan's Capital

At least 20 were killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Monday.

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