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'Fight and talk': Afghan war escalates alongside peace push

01 Apr 2019

KABUL Fighting in Afghanistan has escalated ahead of the usual spring season, as both sides seek to increase leverage in talks on a peace settlement - a gamble that analysts warn could also risk hardening positions.

Afghan peace would bring its own risks to reconstruction: watchdog

28 Mar 2019

KABUL The prospect of peace in Afghanistan raises its own risks to rebuilding efforts, a U.S. watchdog said on Thursday, citing reintegrating Taliban fighters, spurring the economy and protecting women's rights as major issues to be dealt with.

After drought and floods, Afghanistan confronts critical harvest

28 Mar 2019

KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan Afghanistan's summer harvest will be one of the most critical in years, especially of wheat, its biggest cereal crop, as the country recovers from floods and the worst drought in decades, government and aid organization officials say.

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

22 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD/KABUL Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

Killed, orphaned, sold - Afghan war takes brutal toll on children

20 Mar 2019

KABUL/BALKH, Afghanistan After fighting forced Mohammad Khan, a villager from the northern Afghanistan province of Sar-e Pul, to move his family to the more secure province of Balkh last year, they quickly fell on harder times. | Video

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.

RPT-INSIGHT-Left out of peace talks, U.S. allies reassess Afghan support

18 Mar 2019

KABUL, March 15 At a dinner party in Kabul's high-security "green zone" in March, a senior European diplomat poured himself a glass of red wine and pulled up a photograph on his iPhone.

Defying threats, Afghan singer Aryana comes home for women

16 Mar 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan's most famous singers, returns to the country of her birth, she braves threats and endures scrutiny right down to her choice of clothes.

Left out of peace talks, U.S. allies reassess Afghan support

15 Mar 2019

KABUL At a dinner party in Kabul's high-security "green zone" in March, a senior European diplomat poured himself a glass of red wine and pulled up a photograph on his iPhone.

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.

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