Sunday,February 17,2019 05:30 AM


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Afghanistan: Seventeen Years Too Late

The Taliban are Islamists and nationalists (despite the incompatibility of these two principles), but they were never international terrorists.

India rebuffs Trump 'Afghan library' swipe...

New Delhi has helped with infrastructure projects, humanitarian assistance and economic development

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Afghan 'Little Messi' forced to flee

AFP met with the family recently in the cramped room in Kabul they are renting from another impoverished family.

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Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan:...

The casualties come just days after another US soldier was killed in Afghanistan's Nimroz province on Saturday

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Trump hints could make first visit to troops...

While 14,000 US military personnel remain deployed in Afghanistan 17 years after the war began in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Republican...

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Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul...

A wave of election-related violence has killed or wounded hundreds across the country in recent months.

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Where 60 babies are born every day

On top of war, poverty, and a galloping population, the medical staff face a further obstacle: a patriarchal social code of honour.

Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan...

His arrival in Kabul comes at a sensitive time in the 17-year war.

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Taliban refuses to extend, as suicide attack...

'The ceasefire ends tonight and our operations will begin, inshallah (God willing). We have no intention to extend the ceasefire'

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Nearly half of Afghan children out of school:...

Girls remain more likely to miss out on a formal education, making up 60 percent of the 3.7million children aged between seven and 17 not at school.


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'Golden handshake' for DR Congo's...

Ministers in the outgoing government of now ex-president Joseph Kabila awarded themselves "golden-handshake" benefits in two decrees which were passed on November 24, that safeguarded lifetime cash payments.