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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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 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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Countries pledge to fight graft by revealing who owns companies

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Countries pledge to fight graft by revealing who owns companies

Countries from Britain to Afghanistan pledged on Thursday to set up public registers of company ownership in a collective effort to make it harder to launder the proceeds of corruption around the globe.

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Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

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Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city.

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Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

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Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

At least 73 people were killed Sunday when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, health officials said, in one of the worst road accidents in the war-battered nation.

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U.S. military punishes 16 over Afghan hospital bombing

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The U.S. military announced it has taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly 2015 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital.

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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

A major Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a government security office in central Kabul during rush hour on Tuesday killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320, a week after the militant group announced a spring offensive.

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A former street child in Afghanistan, now giving back where he found help

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At a school in the capital of Afghanistan, little boys wearing oversize white uniforms hurry down a flight of stairs to make it to judo practice, while girls in colorful headscarves eagerly wait for their tailoring class to begin upstairs. Hashmatullah Hayat, a project supervisor at the school, offers advice to the children who pop into his office asking about their computer classes or English homework.

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Declassified U.S. document suggests Pakistani link to attack on CIA agents

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A Pakistani intelligence officer paid $200,000 to an extremist network to facilitate a deadly suicide bomb attack on CIA operatives at a base in Afghanistan in 2009, according to a declassified U.S. government document obtained by an independent research group.

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Twin bombings raise fears of new Taliban offensive

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A suicide bomber kills at least 12 army recruits on a bus in eastern Afghanistan, hours after a similar attack killed two people in the capital Kabul.

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Kerry, in Kabul, aims to ease crisis over unity pact he brokered

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Kerry, in Kabul, aims to ease crisis over unity pact he brokered

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Saturday to show support for the government and to try to defuse a political crisis fueled in part by a national unity deal he brokered in 2014.

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