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Numbed by war, generations of Afghans seek solace in voting

27 Sep 2019

KABUL Nearly two decades ago, an Afghan man risked his life to protect the country's prized artefacts by hiding them in the basement of the central bank office in Kabul as Taliban Islamists destroyed the capital's museum.

Numbed by war, generations of Afghans seek solace in voting

27 Sep 2019

KABUL Nearly two decades ago, an Afghan man risked his life to protect the country's prized artefacts by hiding them in the basement of the central bank office in Kabul as Taliban Islamists destroyed the capital's museum.

Numbed by war, generations of Afghans seek solace in voting

27 Sep 2019

KABUL, Sept 27 Nearly two decades ago, an Afghan man risked his life to protect the country's prized artefacts by hiding them in the basement of the central bank office in Kabul as Taliban Islamists destroyed the capital's museum.

At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raid

23 Sep 2019

HELMAND, Afghanistan/KABUL At least 40 civilians attending a wedding party were killed by explosions and gunfire during a raid by U.S.-backed Afghan government forces on a nearby Islamist militant hideout, officials in Helmand province said on Monday. | Video

No going back to Taliban repression, Afghan businesswomen say

07 Aug 2019

KABUL Businesswomen in Afghanistan are adamant that there will be no going back to the days of repression under the Taliban, and the progress women have made over the past 18 years will not be reversed.

Letterbox campaign helps Afghans cope with silent war of mental health

24 Jul 2019

KABUL Hundreds of Afghans, weary of war and unsure of the future, have joined a letter-writing campaign to share their feelings with the powerful few who will decide on peace with the Taliban and, with it, the fate of their country.

Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul

01 Jul 2019

KABUL Taliban Islamist fighters killed six people and wounded 105 others by blowing up a truck bomb at morning rush hour near an Afghan Defence Ministry compound in Kabul on Monday. | Video

Fighting rages across Afghanistan as peace talks continue

30 Jun 2019

KABUL Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 19 people in an attack on a government office on Saturday night, officials said, in the latest episode of violence in Afghanistan as peace talks continue to end the war.

Kabul attack on aid group ends; four killed, dozens wounded

08 May 2019

KABUL Afghan forces fought for hours against Taliban insurgents who killed at least four civilians and wounding dozens more when they stormed an aid organisation in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, security officials said.

UPDATE 1-Don't tell us to halt the violence, tell the Americans, Afghan Taliban say

03 May 2019

KABUL, May 3 The U.S. special peace envoy for Afghanistan should stop calling on Taliban militants to lay down their arms and tell the United States to end the use of force instead, the Taliban said on Friday.

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