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    US aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Karzai

    The US forces are helping the militant Isla­mic State group in Afghan­istan, Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president, alleged in a controversial interview aired on Sunday.

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    Afghan Taliban in bid for ceasefire with IS

    The top leadership of Taliban in Afghanistan has reportedly According to Khaama Press, a source privy to the development said Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada had also instructed his fighters to not attack IS militants.

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    Six rockets land near Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

    The Taliban launched a volley of rockets near Kabul's international airport on Wednesday shortly after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital for talks, an official said.

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    Afghan forces find mass graves at site of village attack

    Mass graves containing the bodies of more than 40 civilians allegedly massacred by Taliban and Daesh militants were found after Afghan forces recaptured the village where they died, officials said on Tuesday. 

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    Afghan conflict: "They took everyone away from me"

    “My daughter was so frightened that she couldn’t even cry. She was just shivering,” said Dordana, a 47-year-old mother in Sar-e-pul Province, in northern Afghanistan.

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    US-led airstrike kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan

    An air raid conducted by foreign forces in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 16 civilians in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.

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    Pak asks US to shun force in Afghanistan

    In its input for the ongoing review by the United States on Afghanistan, Pakistan has advised the Trump administration to follow the path of negotiations instead of relying on the use of force to find a solution.

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    'US mulling drone strikes in Philippines'

    The US Department of Defense is weighing a new strategy that would authorize the military to expand its global drone strike program to the Philippines, according to a new report.

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    Insurgents butcher 50 civilians in Afghan village

    Militants have massacred dozens of civilians, mostly Shia Hazaras, in “a brutal, inhumane way” after attacking a village in a remote area of Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pul, officials and locals say.

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    Suicide bombing on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

    A suicide bomber stormed into the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday night opening fire on worshippers before blowing himself up, killing at least 29 and wounding 64 others.

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    35 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

    The Taliban earlier claimed responsibility for the blast in the western part of Kabul. The government official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media about the incident.

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    16 Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike

    A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday.The incident took place Friday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements.

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    China's Uighur Muslims struggle under 'police state'

    Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China's far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.

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    Pak, Afghan,Tajikistan to establish joint commission on Trilateral Corp

    A Joint Commission on Trilateral Cooperation is expected to be established between, Pakistan, afghanistan and Tajikistan to develop and implement a mutual strategy on various subjects.

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    Uzbek, Tajik interior ministers hold talks for first time in 19 years

    Interior ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Ramazon Rahimzoda and Abdusalom Azizov, had talks in Dushanbe June 29 for the first time in 19 years.The sides came together at a meeting.

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    Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves

    The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan.

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    29 killed in southern Afghanistan bombing

    At least 29 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday.The bombing targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries.

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    Kazakh-Georgian Presidents Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

    Greeting Margvelashvili at the Akorda presidential residence, Nazarbayev noted that Margvelashvili’s visit marked the 25th anniversary of relations and opening of EXPO 2017 in Astana.

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    Kazakhstan conducts first stage of nuclear fusion reactor physical launch

    National Nuclear Centre of Kazakhstan completed June 9 the first stage of physical launch of Kazakh Tokamak for Material Testing (KTM), a nuclear fusion reactor developed jointly with Russia.

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    US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

    Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is “not winning” in Afghanistan, as US military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilise the country’s security crisis.

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    In a first, China seeks to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan

    China is willing to mediate between Pakistan and Afghanistan and help organised a meeting so the countries can improve their relations, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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    80 killed, 300 injured in massive Kabul car bombing

    A car bomb killed at least 15 people and wounded 300 in Kabul on Wednesday, a public health official said, adding that the casualty toll would increase.The explosion occurred during the morning rush hour.

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    Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence

    The head of US intelligence agencies offered a pessimistic assessment on Thursday of the security situation in Afghanistan, where the US government is planning to send more troops to combat resurgent militants.

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    Kabul uneasy as former warlord Hekmatyar returns after 20 years

    A former warlord branded the “Butcher of Kabul” made a triumphant return to the Afghan capital Thursday, met by uneasy residents two decades after leaving the city where he stands accused of killing thousands of people.

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