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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Taliban leader optimistic about peace, tries to reassure Afghans

14 March 2019, 6:27 PM

The Taliban political chief, who headed the militants’ delegation during the most recent round of peace talks with the United States, said on Thursday that he was optimistic and assured Afghans that they had no reason to fear a settlement.

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At least 20 killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan

3 March 2019, 9:11 AM

At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses.

Taliban attack on US-Afghan base repelled amid peace talks

1 March 2019, 10:41 AM

A Taliban attack on a United States-Afghan base was repelled in southeast Afghanistan, officials said on Friday, as fighting continues in the war-torn country amid a pause in ongoing peace talks between the insurgents and American negotiators in Doha.

PJ Harvey

Rocker PJ Harvey travels to Afghanistan to inspire her music in new documentary

12 February 2019, 2:44 PM

Art rocker PJ Harvey visited a drum shop in Kabul, a war-damaged house with peeling wallpaper in Kosovo, and street rappers in Washington D.C., seeking inspiration for an album in a new documentary showing at the Berlin Film Festival.

Syrian and US troops

Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

3 February 2019, 8:44 PM

Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of “endless wars” in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired Sunday, but he said they would stay in Iraq to watch Iran.

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