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Afghan orchestra puts women's rights center stage at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland Global leaders who attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos are used to discussing women's rights on panels. On Thursday they got a chance to hear an all-female Afghan orchestra that has overcome Islamist death threats on its way to its first international performance in the elite ski resort. | Video

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Taliban seeks to reassure UAE over Afghanistan attack 19 Jan 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Afghan Taliban has sought to reassure the United Arab Emirates that it was not behind an attack in the southern city of Kandahar that killed five UAE diplomats and injured the ambassador, senior Taliban officials said on Thursday.

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Afghan journalists face more threats as violence spreads 19 Jan 2017

KABUL Afghan journalists say they are facing more risks than ever as both insurgents and unscrupulous government officials increasingly threaten, assault, and even murder reporters.

Afghan journalists face more threats as violence spreads 19 Jan 2017

KABUL Afghan journalists say they are facing more risks than ever as both insurgents and unscrupulous government officials increasingly threaten, assault, and even murder reporters.

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Aid groups need $550 million to confront worsening Afghan crisis - U.N. 18 Jan 2017

KABUL International aid groups needs more than a half a billion dollars this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy, as a humanitarian crisis worsens, a senior U.N. official told Reuters.

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Turkey says captures nightclub attacker who acted for Islamic State 17 Jan 2017

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, an Uzbek national they said was trained in Afghanistan and had clearly acted on behalf of Islamic State. | Video

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U.S. probe clears forces over civilian deaths in northern Afghan city 12 Jan 2017

KABUL A U.S. military investigation confirmed that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in a special forces operation near the northern city of Kunduz last year, but found troops had acted in self-defence and decided no action would be taken against them.

Afghan Taliban releases video of U.S., Australian hostages 11 Jan 2017

KABUL The Afghan Taliban released a video on Wednesday showing an Australian and an American hostage pleading with the U.S. government to negotiate with their captors and saying that unless a prisoner exchange was agreed they would be killed.

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Afghan officials probe attacks as death toll rises past 50 11 Jan 2017

KABUL Afghan security officials began investigating Tuesday's attacks in the capital Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar as the death toll climbed to over 50, including five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates.

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Taliban attack near Afghan parliament kills more than 30 10 Jan 2017

KABUL A Taliban suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killed more than 30 people and wounded some 70 others, as twin blasts hit a crowded area of the city during the afternoon rush hour. | Video