Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.

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U.S. troops in Afghanistan can strike Taliban more easily, Carter says

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the senior U.S commander in Afghanistan will have greater freedom to strike at the Taliban under broad new powers approved last month by President Barack Obama.

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Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017

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Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017

President Barack Obama, calling Afghanistan's security situation precarious, said on Wednesday he will keep U.S. troop levels there at 8,400 through the end of his administration rather than reducing them to 5,500 by year's end as previously planned.

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Taliban leader says foreigners must quit Afghanistan for peace

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Taliban leader says foreigners must quit Afghanistan for peace

The new leader of the Taliban called for an end to foreign forces' "occupation" of Afghanistan as a preliminary step to a settlement based on Islamic law that he said would bring unity to a country riven by decades of war.

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Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets

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Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said.

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Kabul to investigate child sex slavery fuelling insider attacks

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Kabul to investigate child sex slavery fuelling insider attacks

Afghanistan's president has ordered a "thorough investigation" into institutionalised sexual abuse of children by police, after AFP revealed the Taliban are using child sex slaves to launch deadly insider attacks.

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Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

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Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

The Afghan government says it will punish police officers involved in the institutionalised sexual abuse of children after an AFP report found the Taliban are exploiting the practice of paedophilic "bacha bazi" -- literally "boy play" -- to launch insider attacks.

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Suicide bomber hits minibus in Kabul: police

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Suicide bomber hits minibus in Kabul: police

A suicide bomber hit a minibus carrying foreign security guards and caused several casualties early on Monday in Kabul along the main road to the eastern city of Jalalabad, police said.

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NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

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NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

The NATO alliance agreed on Wednesday to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat.

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Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

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Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

President Barack Obama has decided the US military can more directly take on the Taliban, in tandem with Afghan forces, ratcheting up a conflict that he had vowed to end.

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters.

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Money from Afghanistan's 'conflict jewels' fuels war: activists

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Money from Afghanistan's 'conflict jewels' fuels war: activists

The illegal mining of some of Afghanistan's most important minerals is funneling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords, according to activists and officials who say the money is fuelling the conflict.

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Retired generals, diplomats urge Obama to keep Afghanistan troop level

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Retired generals, diplomats urge Obama to keep Afghanistan troop level

Thirteen retired U.S. generals and senior diplomats urged President Barack Obama on Friday to maintain the current U.S. troop level in Afghanistan, saying a reduction would undercut the morale of Afghan government forces and bolster the Taliban.

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Brother of man killed in U.S. strike on Taliban chief files police report

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Brother of man killed in U.S. strike on Taliban chief files police report

The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in southwest Pakistan has filed a report with police asking for his brother's killing to be investigated, officials said on Sunday.

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Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama's hopes for Afghan peace talks

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Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama's hopes for Afghan peace talks

The selection of a hard-line cleric as the new Taliban chief on Wednesday all but dashes U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before he leaves office, one of his top foreign policy goals, current and former U.S. defense and intelligence officials said.

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