Afghan forces suffer heavy toll in first battles with Taliban

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Afghan forces suffer heavy toll in first battles with Taliban

Afghan security forces are suffering record casualties in their first battles against the Taliban since the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ended in December after more than 13 years.

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Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala

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Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala

A Pakistani court jailed 10 men for 25 years each on Thursday for involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, targeted for her campaign against Taliban efforts to deny girls education.

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Afghan President blames Islamic State for deadly blast

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A deadly suicide blast kills at least 33 people and injures over 100 in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad.

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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures more than 100

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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures more than 100

A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on April 18.

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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures more than 100

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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures more than 100

A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday.

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U.S. counts on training foreign forces despite years of failure

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U.S. counts on training foreign forces despite years of failure

The U.S. is trying to stabilize Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria using a tactic that’s rarely worked: training and equipping foreign forces.

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10 killed in Taliban siege on Afghan court complex

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10 killed in Taliban siege on Afghan court complex

At least 10 people died on Thursday (Apr 9) when Taliban insurgents wearing military uniforms mounted a six-hour gun and grenade siege on a court complex in northern Afghanistan, an assault highlighting the country's fragile security situation.

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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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