With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

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With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference.

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Greece seeks answers to migration crisis after EU ultimatum

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Greece seeks answers to migration crisis after EU ultimatum

A damning EU report researched in November found insufficient registering and fingerprinting of migrants entering Greece from Turkey, the main gateway for refugees fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Pakistan's university attack controlled from Afghanistan: army

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Pakistan's army says the four gunmen who attacked a university in the northwestern part of the country last week, killing at least 20 people, were controlled by Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

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Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

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Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

Afghanistan’s Taliban want to be removed from a UN blacklist before considering rejoining peace talks aimed at ending a 15-year civil war, a senior member said, as its political wing met activists at an unofficial forum in Qatar.

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Desertions deplete Afghan forces, adding to security worries

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Desertions deplete Afghan forces, adding to security worries

Afghan Lieutenant Amanullah said he was ready to fight to the death to stop the Taliban making gains across the south of the country, where insurgents have already overrun a series of districts in their traditional heartland.

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Suicide bomber kills 13 people in eastern Afghanistan: officials

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Suicide bomber kills 13 people in eastern Afghanistan: officials

A suicide bomber killed 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday at the home of a tribal elder when people had gathered to celebrate his son's release from Taliban captivity, local officials said.

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Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

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Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

Afghan security forces have retaken a district in the north of the country, killing 30 Taliban fighters and capturing vehicles and weapons from the insurgents, the defense ministry said on January 10.

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Taliban claim suicide attack on contractor camp in Kabul

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Taliban claim suicide attack on contractor camp in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul airport on January 4, hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week.

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Gunfire heard at Indian consulate in Afghanistan

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Explosions and gunfire have been heard at the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar.

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One dead as 6.8 magnitude quake strikes eastern India - police

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One dead as 6.8 magnitude quake strikes eastern India - police

At least one person was killed and a dozen injured when an earthquake measuring 6.8 struck near Imphal in eastern India on January 4, sending people running from their homes and knocking out power to the city near the Myanmar border.

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Suicide bombing hits restaurant in Afghan capital Kabul

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Suicide bombing hits restaurant in Afghan capital Kabul

A suicide attack on a French restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul on January 1, 2016 killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded more than a dozen other people, officials said.

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Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

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Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama's goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.

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Obama says six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan attack were 'outstanding'

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Obama says six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan attack were 'outstanding'

President Barack Obama called the six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday "outstanding" and "brave" as he thanked American service members on Friday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.

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Strong earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan

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Strong earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan

KABUL, Dec 25 - A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan late on Friday, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region.

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India's Modi on surprise Pakistan visit to meet PM

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India's Modi on surprise Pakistan visit to meet PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif, weeks after the nuclear-armed rivals decided to restart high-level peace talks.

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