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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Obama slows withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

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Obama slows withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Afghan requests to slow the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan.

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Unprecedented Afghan protest after woman killed over Koran

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Unprecedented Afghan protest after woman killed over Koran

Several thousand Afghans took part in an unprecedented protest in Kabul Tuesday to demand the prosecution of the people who killed a female religious scholar after false allegations she had burnt a Koran.

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Obama slows Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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Obama slows Afghanistan troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama on Tuesday reversed plans to withdraw about 5,000 US troops from Afghanistan this year, an overture to the country's new reform-minded leader.

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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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US, Afghanistan forge new path for future ties

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US, Afghanistan forge new path for future ties

The United States and Afghanistan turned the page on years of distrust, mapping out a new vision for future ties as Washington vowed to fund Afghan forces through 2017 to help shore up stability.

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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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US to slow down troop exit from Afghanistan: officials

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The United States will scrap a plan to reduce the US force in Afghanistan to 5,500 by December, after American commanders appealed to keep more troops on the ground, officials said on Monday.

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New images emerge of bin Laden in Afghanistan

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Previously unseen pictures of Osama bin Laden hiding out in Afghanistan have been published for the first time.

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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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Toll soars to 250 in Afghan avalanche: official

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Toll soars to 250 in Afghan avalanche: official

The heavy snow close to the avalanches site in Panjshir province, east Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2015. The death toll has risen to more than 250 while a number of others remain missing after avalanches struck parts of Afghanistan over the past couple of days.

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Suicide bomb strikes top NATO envoy team in Afghanistan

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Suicide bomb strikes top NATO envoy team in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a vehicle belonging to NATO's top envoy in Afghanistan, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding at least one person, Turkish officials said.

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Avalanches kill 186 in Afghanistan

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Avalanches kill 186 in Afghanistan

More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.

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