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The Taliban have launched a new attack on one of Afghanistan’s largest cities, Kunduz, the government said on Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the US on ending America’s longest war. The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave the country, now control or hold sway over roughly half of …

A relative wails near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president on Monday vowed to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed …

At least 63 people have been killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul this year.  The suicide blast took place on Saturday evening in the men’s reception area at the Dubai City wedding hall in western Kabul, in a minority Shia …

A man cleans an area next to a pile of shoes and sandals of victims outside a wedding hall after a deadly bomb blast in Kabul. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images A man cleans an area next to a pile of shoes and sandals of victims outside a wedding hall …

An explosion ripped through a wedding hall on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital, leaving dozens of people dead or wounded, a government official has said. Hundreds of people were believed to be inside. Interior ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told the Associated Press there was no immediate information on the cause of the blast. …

Donald Trump has met his peace envoy to Afghanistan and top security advisers to discuss progress in the latest round of talks with the Taliban, fuelling speculation that a deal to end America’s longest war might be within reach. “Many on the opposite side of this 19-year war, and us, are looking to make a …

A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least 95 people, government officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for what it said was a suicide attack. There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan, despite the Taliban and the US appearing to be close to …

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKentucky miners’ struggle is that of many working Americans Cummings releases statement on attempted break-in after Trump attacks PhRMA top lobbyist to leave post MORE has informed advisers that he wants to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the 2020 election, NBC News reported Friday, citing five current and former administration and military …

Kabul, Afghanistan — The Afghan government asked Tuesday for clarification of President Donald Trump’s statement that the U.S. military could end the war in Afghanistan in 10 days, but that the country would be wiped out in the process. Mr. Trump suggested on Monday, in a seemingly off-hand remark, that he could order such a …

President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan, speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House on July 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s three-day visit to the U.S. is not likely going to do …