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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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

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Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

The US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group's leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security forces.

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U.S. says late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans

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U.S. says late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans

U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in U.S. strike

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Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was likely killed in a U.S. military drone strike in Pakistan authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, a U.S. official says, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, May 21 - The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.

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Afghan officer shoots, kills 8 colleagues; bomb kills 11

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An Afghan police officer turned his gun on his colleagues as they were manning a checkpoint in the volatile southern Zabul province before dawn on Thursday, killing eight policemen, an official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

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