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Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

20 Apr 2019

KABUL At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban. | Video

Taliban team at Afghan peace talks in Qatar to include women - spokesman

16 Apr 2019

KABUL Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to peace talks in Qatar this month, the movement's main spokesman said on Monday, ahead of the latest round of meetings aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

CORRECTED-Taliban team at Afghan peace talks in Qatar to include women-spokesman

16 Apr 2019

KABUL, April 15 Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to talks this month in Qatar on the future of Afghanistan, the movement's main spokesman said on Monday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Taliban team at Afghan peace talks in Qatar to include women-spokesman

16 Apr 2019

KABUL, April 16 Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to peace talks in Qatar this month, the movement's main spokesman said on Monday, ahead of the latest round of meetings aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

Afghan forces arrest alleged Islamic State online recruiters

04 Apr 2019

KABUL Afghan security forces have arrested six alleged members of the Islamic State militant group and accused them of using hundreds of fake accounts on Facebook Inc and other social media to find recruits, authorities said on Thursday.

Kabul's expanding foreigner 'bubble' trades safety for isolation

19 Mar 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan Kabul's green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of 100 metres.

Attack on Shi'ite Muslim gathering in Afghan capital kills three

07 Mar 2019

KABUL Rockets fired at a gathering of the Shi'ite Muslim Hazara minority in the Afghan capital Kabul killed three people and wounded dozens on Thursday in an attack claimed by Islamic State. | Video

Flash floods, snow and rain kill at least 59 in Afghanistan

06 Mar 2019

KABUL Flash floods, heavy rains and snowfall have killed at least 59 people across Afghanistan during the past two weeks and left thousands homeless, with the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar the worst-hit, an Afghan official said on Wednesday.

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan

06 Mar 2019

KABUL Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official said. | Video

U.S., Taliban resume Afghan peace talks before spring fighting season

25 Feb 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan The top U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar on Monday as the two sides resumed talks to end 17 years of war despite the insurgents' continued refusal to deal with the Kabul government.

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