Giant haul of illegal drugs go up in flames in Afghanistan

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Afghan counternarcotics authorities destroyed more than 20 tons of illegal drugs, as opium poppy cultivation hits an all time high, according to a recent UN report.

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Car bomb, and firefight kills seven at Kunduz court

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Seven people are killed when Taliban fighters attack a court in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

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Senior police officers among seven dead in Iran plane crash: IRNA

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An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency IRNA reported.

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U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

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U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

A U.S. government watchdog agency is asking the Air Force to explain why it decided to destroy 16 aircraft initially bought for the Afgan air force and turn them into $32,000 of scrap metal instead of finding other ways to salvage nearly $500 million in U.S. funds spent on the program.

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Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad

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Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ISLAMABAD, Oct 4 - The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.

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Cameron meets with troops, new government on unannounced Afghanistan visit

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British Prime Minister David Cameron stresses the need for stable government to prevent spread of extremism on surprise trip to Afghanistan.

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U.S. sending A-10 plane to combat while trying to kill it

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U.S. sending A-10 plane to combat while trying to kill it

Another batch of Cold War-vintage A-10 “Warthogs” is on its way to Afghanistan, even though the Pentagon says it no longer needs the plane.

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TV-smashing Pakistan army chief keeping PM Sharif on edge

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TV-smashing Pakistan army chief keeping PM Sharif on edge

Aboard a private bus heading to the funeral of a Pakistani army instructor, Raheel Sharif fumed as a small television set showed provocative dancers. Finally he took matters into his own hands.

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Norway named best place to grow old

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Norway named best place to grow old

Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst.

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Afghanistan and US sign long-delayed troop pact

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Afghanistan and US sign long-delayed troop pact

Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that new President Ashraf Ghani intends to mend frayed ties with Washington.

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US and Afghanistan poised to sign security pact

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Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.

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U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

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U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December.

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Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

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Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test.

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Ashraf Ghani to be sworn in as new Afghan president

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Ashraf Ghani to be sworn in as new Afghan president

Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani is set to be inaugurated in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul.

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Khorasan leader killed by U.S. strike in Syria: SITE quoting jihadist

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A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said on Sunday, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid.

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