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Afghanistan, Turkey, ex-Soviet trio sign corridor agreement

ASHGABAT (Web Desk) A road and rail corridor connecting war-torn Afgha­nistan with Turkey and Europe was signed off by officials from five countries on Wednesday in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.The so-called Lapis Lazuli corridor agreement is the product of more than five years of talks involving Afghanistan and Turkey as well …

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TALIBAN ATTACK AFGHAN CHECKPOINTS, KILLING MORE THAN 20 POLICE

KANDAHAR (Web Desk) The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency.Government forces killed 45 insurgents and wounded 35 …

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US colluded with Daesh in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai

KABUL (Web Desk) Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan, has accused United States of working with Daesh in his country.In an interview  onTV, Karzai said the US government had allowed Daesh to flourish inside Afghanistan.In my view under the full presence, surveillance, military, political, intelligence, Daesh [ISIL] has emerged,” he …

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No change in Pakistan’s behaviour yet: NATO commander in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) US Army General and commander of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, John Nicholson, has said that there has been no change in Pakistan’s behaviour and no increased cooperation on terrorist safe havens.No, I haven’t seen any change yet in their behaviour,” Nicholson said in a media talk …

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US airstrike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians

KABUL (Web Desk) The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says at least 10 civilians were killed in recent US airstrikes in the country’s northeastern Kunduz province.UNAMA said that based on “credible reports” at least 10 civilians were killed in the November 4 airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghan media reported …

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ISIS attacks on TV station in Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) The attackers lobbed grenades before storming the Shamshad TV building.Afghan security forces have ended the raid and the television station has resumed broadcasting.ISIS said it had carried out the attack. Kabul has been targeted repeatedly in recent months by the Taliban and ISIS.A security guard has been …

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US soldier killed during operation in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) A US service member has been killed during operations in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar on Saturday, according to the US military. It is the same region where another soldier was killed in a helicopter crash last week.The US Forces Afghanistan Command in Kabul confirmed the fatality …

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Afghan Vice President’s Guards Sentenced over Abduction Case

KABUL (Web Desk) A court in the Afghan capital of Kabul sentenced seven bodyguards for the country’s vice president, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, to eight years in prison for abducting and raping a political rival.Ahmad Ishchi, a former governor of Mr.Dostum’s home province of Jowzjan, claimed in December 2016 that …

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Kidnapped US professor is seriously ill, say Taliban

KABUL (Web Desk) The Afghan Taliban said on Monday that Kevin King, one of the two professors from the American University of Afghanistan who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul last year, is seriously ill and needs urgent medical attention.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Mr King, an American, was suffering …

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