Afghan President Ashraf Ghani talks of threat posed by Islamic State

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In an address to a joint session of U.S. Congress, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani surveys Middle East, expresses concern over Islamic State and openness to reconciliation with Taliban.

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Kabul suicide bomb kills at least six

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A suicide bomber kills at least six in a Kabul explosion close to the Afghan presidential palace, raising fears of a violent Taliban spring offensive.

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Ex-U.S. war prisoner Bergdahl charged with desertion, misbehavior

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Ex-U.S. war prisoner Bergdahl charged with desertion, misbehavior

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan, was formally charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious count, the Army said.

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U.S. drone strike kills 11 Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan, sources say

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U.S. drone strike kills 11 Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan, sources say

A U.S. drone strike killed 11 Pakistani Taliban militants in northeastern Afghanistan, including six or seven senior commanders, intelligence officials said on Wednesday, hours after a strike killed at least nine militants in the same area.

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Masked gunmen kill 13 Afghans in third bus attack in a month

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Masked gunmen kill 13 Afghans in third bus attack in a month

Masked gunmen attacked a bus about an hour's drive from the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday and opened fire on all its passengers killing 13 people, local officials said.

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Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

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Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

Even by Afghanistan's standards of often-shifting alliances, a recent meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and local commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary.

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U.S. likely to delay planned closure of two Afghanistan bases

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U.S. likely to delay planned closure of two Afghanistan bases

The U.S. military bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad are likely to remain open beyond the end of 2015, a senior U.S. official said, as Washington considers slowing its military pull-out from Afghanistan to help the new government fight the Taliban.

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Twin blasts at churches in Pakistan kill 10, wound 55

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Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 10 people and wounded more than 55 during Sunday services, rescue workers said, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths.

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Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses: US

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Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses: US

Afghan security forces are suffering heavy casualties on the battlefield and large numbers of troops are resigning or deserting their units, a new report said Tuesday.

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Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism of Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism of Saudi Arabia

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed close relations, but Islamabad's new-found resolve for fighting the root causes of extremism has seen the Gulf state come in for rare criticism.

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New U.S. defense chief in Afghanistan seeking 'lasting' success

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New U.S. defense chief in Afghanistan seeking 'lasting' success

New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday on his first trip since taking over the job this week, saying he wanted to talk to Afghan and American officials to ensure a "lasting" success as U.S. troops withdraw.

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Pakistan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for peace talks

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Pakistan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for peace talks

Senior Pakistani army and diplomatic officials said on Thursday the Afghan Taliban have signaled through the Pakistani military that they are willing to open peace talks, which could be held later in the day.

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Australian held at Guantanamo says he was tortured for five years

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Australian held at Guantanamo says he was tortured for five years

An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee said on Thursday after a U.S. military appeals court threw out his conviction on a terrorism charge that he wants his government to pay for treatment of ailments resulting from torture.

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Soldier’s account: From Afghanistan battleground to Vietnam

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Soldier’s account: From Afghanistan battleground to Vietnam

Editor’s Note: After surviving a deadly battle involving Taliban forces in Afghanistan, Jesse Peterson, a Canadian solider, promised that he would live a full and fun life for him and his best friend who lay dead before him during the encounter. Now he is living in Vietnam.

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Teachers learn to shoot after Peshawar school attack

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Teachers in Peshawar receive gun training from police, after last month's school attack by Taliban militants killed more than 130 people.

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