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China’s Defense Ministry denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan

January 25, 2018 8:17 am
China’s Defense Ministry denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan

China’s Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian China’s Defense Ministry has rejected as “groundless” reports circulating in the media that it is planning to build a military base in Afghanistan. Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Thursday that security cooperation between China and Afghanistan was continuing on its normal path and […]

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American military troops give free pass to child sexual abusers in Afghanistan

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American military troops give free pass to child sexual abusers in Afghanistan

US soldiers gather at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan, January 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) American military troops stationed in Afghanistan have turned a blind eye on thousands of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military forces over the past few years, including many instances of child sexual abuse, […]

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10,000+ Daesh militants present in Afghanistan: Russia

December 24, 2017 2:42 am
10,000+ Daesh militants present in Afghanistan: Russia

Zamir Kabulov, the special representative to the Russian president on Afghanistan A high-ranking Russian official has warned that an estimated 10,000 members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group are currently present in Afghanistan, and that their number is growing due to the relocation of the terror outfit to the Central […]

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US Vice President Mike Pence makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

December 21, 2017 2:19 am
US Vice President Mike Pence makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

US Vice President Mike Pence speaks to troops in a hangar at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US Vice President Mike Pence has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet with American military officers and Afghan leaders, amid escalating violence in the country […]

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General John Nicholson says war in Afghanistan ‘still in stalemate’

November 25, 2017 11:00 pm
General John Nicholson says war in Afghanistan ‘still in stalemate’

General John Nicholson, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, delivers a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, on November 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) General John Nicholson, the top US Army commander in Afghanistan, has acknowledged that the war in the country “is still in a stalemate.” “We […]

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Taliban commander killed in Afghan airstrike in Kapisa

November 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Taliban commander killed in Afghan airstrike in Kapisa

This image taken on April 28, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan shows air force helicopters during an air show in celebration of Victory Day. A Taliban commander has been killed in an Afghan government airstrike in the northeastern province of Kapisa. The early Friday morning airstrike in Nijrab district killed Dilawar […]

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ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

November 3, 2017 10:38 pm
ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

Graves are prepared for the burial of civilians who were killed by militants at Mirza Olang village in Sar-e Pul province, Afghanistan, August 16, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for a formal investigation into the war crimes in Afghanistan following […]

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ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

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ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

Graves are prepared for the burial of civilians who were killed by militants at Mirza Olang village in Sar-e Pul province, Afghanistan, August 16, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for a formal investigation into the war crimes in Afghanistan following […]

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Afghan Taliban warn kidnapped US professor Kevin King ‘in bad health’

October 31, 2017 7:57 am
Afghan Taliban warn kidnapped US professor Kevin King ‘in bad health’

Kevin King, an American professor who has been kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan (File photo) The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan says an American professor kidnapped by the group is in dire health condition and needs urgent medical attention. Kevin King, who is one of two professors from the […]

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Afghan Taliban warn kidnapped US professor Kevin King ‘in bad health’

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Afghan Taliban warn kidnapped US professor Kevin King ‘in bad health’

Kevin King, an American professor who has been kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan (File photo) The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan says an American professor kidnapped by the group is in dire health condition and needs urgent medical attention. Kevin King, who is one of two professors from the […]

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Bombing kills 15 army cadets in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul

October 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Bombing kills 15 army cadets in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul

Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos take part in a military exercise at the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) on the outskirts of Kabul, October 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A bomb attack at a military base has claimed the lives of at least 15 Afghan army cadets in the capital […]

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Bombings hit two mosques in Afghanistan, 72 killed

October 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Bombings hit two mosques in Afghanistan, 72 killed

At least 72 people, including women and children, have been killed and scores of others injured in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan. The first explosion rocked Imam Zaman mosque in the western district of Dasht-e-Barchi in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday as worshipers had gathered for […]

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Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

October 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

This screen grab taken from a video recording shows Umar Khalid Khorasani, the leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) militant group. The leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), an offshoot of the country’s Taliban militant group, has been killed in a US drone strike in neighboring Afghanistan. The JuA spokesman said Thursday […]

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Taliban storm Afghan military base, kill 43 soldiers

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Taliban storm Afghan military base, kill 43 soldiers

This file image shows Afghan security personnel inspecting the site of a bomb attack near the main police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, in Afghanistan, on August 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Taliban militants have attacked a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 43 […]

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US-Canadian family freed in Pakistan after abduction in Afghanistan

October 13, 2017 9:00 am
US-Canadian family freed in Pakistan after abduction in Afghanistan

In this undated video grab, provided by Site Intelligence Group and released by AFP on October 12, 2017, hostages, American Caitlan Coleman (L) and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, speak to the camera holding their children in an undisclosed location. A US-Canadian couple and their three children have been freed […]

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