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After the Islamic revolution in Iran in March 1979, the next big event that took place was the occupation of Afghanistan by the Soviet...
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At least 14 people were killed in central Afghanistan on Tuesday when two blasts ripped through the historic city of Bamiyan, home to many...
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Op-ed: Imran should make Afghan peace efforts conditional to RAWs push-out

Pak-Afghan relations have hardly remained friendly. Right from day one, Kabul maintained an unfriendly posture. Pakhtunistan stunt and non-acceptance of Durand Line as an...
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US President-elect Biden briefed on Afghan peace: What happens now?

Pakistan is likely to be put under pressure after US President Elect Joe Biden takes office in the Afghan Peace Process as Biden is...
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At least eight dead as barrage of rocket fire hits Kabul

At least eight people were killed Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated parts of Kabul, officials said, marking the latest attack...
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Afghan government, Taliban agree peace talk rules

The Afghan government and the Taliban have resolved key sticking points that had stalled peace talks for weeks, several sources told AFP on Friday,...
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Afghanistan: Calls grow to probe foreign troops’ crimes

Following a report revealing the killings of at least 39 Afghan civilians by Australian forces, there have been growing calls to probe identical war...
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Should Pakistan be optimistic about Biden presidency?

The overall nature of Pak-US relationship has been transitional and usually uncertain due to the highs and lows in their interest divergence. Despite severe...
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Pakistan, Russia strengthen business, military cooperation

Pakistan and Russia concluded joint inter-governmental talks after three days on Wednesday to amend an agreement related to the work on the North-South Gas...
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Kabul welcomes PM Imran Khan, public holiday announced

Extraordinary arrangements have been made in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to invite Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan who has embarked on his maiden official trip...
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Australian special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 in Afghanistan

Australia's elite special forces "unlawfully killed" 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions as part of initiation rituals, according to evidence in a...
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Afghan peace talks: Deadlock broken as PM Imran lands in Kabul

The deadlock between the Afghan government and the Taliban over the procedure for moving ahead with intra-Afghan peace talks was broken on Thursday as...
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With US pullout, Afghanistan faces messy free-for-all for influence

In announcing thousands of troops would be pulled out of Afghanistan, President Donald Trump was meeting the mood of the United States but also...
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Joe Biden’s position on Afghanistan

In a Pentagon briefing room on Tuesday, Christopher Miller, the Acting United States Secretary of Defence, announced US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.The US...
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Why is UN nowhere to be seen in Afghanistan?

Problems, deficiencies, carnage of unarmed civilians; this is what Afghanistan is brimful of. Wherever the eye looks, nothing is visible but a situation clamoring...
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US-Afghan ties to strengthen after Biden’s victory?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that ties between Kabul and Washington are expected to deepen in areas of counterterrorism and building peace as...
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Former Afghan TV presenter killed in a bomb blast: Police

A former Afghan television presenter and two other civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Kabul on Saturday, police said, in the latest...
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Who intends to sabotage Afghan peace process?

As the Taliban, the Afghan government, and the US are jointly working on improving the law and order situation in Afghanistan, there is relentless...
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IS attack on Kabul University kills 22

At least 22 people were killed when attackers stormed one of Afghanistan's main universities on Monday, detonating a suicide bomb and spraying classrooms with...
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Gunmen storm university in Afghan capital: officials

Gunmen stormed Kabul university Monday ahead of the opening of an Iranian book fair, firing shots and sending students fleeing, Afghan officials and witnesses...
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Elections 2020 have stained the American democracy, and the toxic political divide will continue to polarize the US politics for an indefinite period –...
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Afghan accused of kidnapping American journalist sent to US for trial

An Afghan man accused of kidnapping an American journalist and two Afghan civilians in 2008 was arrested and extradited from Ukraine to the United...
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Top Pakistani, Afghan diplomats discuss peace process

Pakistan's foreign minister and his Afghan counterpart on Wednesday discussed the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks aiming to end the 19-year conflict through a negotiated...
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Attack on Afghan police base leaves dozens wounded

A car bomb attack on an Afghan police special forces base followed by an ongoing gun battle have killed three policemen and wounded dozens...
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Op-ed: What does the US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan mean for Pakistan?

9/11 and the US aggression in Afghanistan has affected the geopolitical dynamics of the region. Certainly the US withdrawal of it's troops will also...
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Senior Al-Qaeda leader and FBI’s most wanted terrorist killed in Afghanistan

Afghan special forces have killed a high-ranking Al-Qaeda leader, Abu Muhsin al-Masri, who was also wanted by the FBI, Afghanistan's intelligence service said late...
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IS attacks Kabul education center: Violence continues despite Afghan-Taliban peace talks

 A suicide bomber struck near an education center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 18 people in an attack claimed...
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Op-ed: Muslim voters in US should remember who dropped bombs in Islamic countries

During the presidential debate alongside Donald Trump in September, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden uttered the invocative Islamic expression “Inshallah,” meaning “God willing,” to...
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Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult country to govern. Empire after empire, nation after nation have failed to pacify what is today the modern territory...

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