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China eyes deeper military ties with Afghanistan

China wants to have deeper military ties with Afghanistan, including counter-terrorism intelligence cooperation and joint drills, a senior Chinese officer told a visiting Afghan envoy.

Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.

Afghan Taliban meets on succession after U.S. drones target leader: Taliban sources

The Afghan Taliban's leadership council met on Sunday to start considering succession after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targeted its commander, two Taliban sources told Reuters, in the strongest sign yet the insurgency had accepted he was dead.
May 23, 2016 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Afghans confirm death of Taliban leader in U.S. drone strike, many details remain unexplained

Afghan officials have confirmed the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike, but many details remain unexplained.
May 23, 2016 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Obama in Hanoi: Taliban leader is dead

U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday that the leader of the Afghan Taliban had been killed in an American air strike, an attack likely to trigger another leadership tussle in a militant movement already riven by internal divisions.
May 23, 2016 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

U.S. says late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans

U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday.
May 24, 2016 | 09:16 am GMT+7

Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters.
June 10, 2016 | 10:22 am GMT+7

Kidnapped US-Canadian couple returns to Canada

They had three children while in captivity.
October 14, 2017 | 10:48 am GMT+7

Afghan war widows pay heavy price for husband's sacrifice

Afghan women have lost not only a loved one, but also their main income earner.
December 04, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Ambulance bomb kills 95, wounds 158 in Kabul: official

The blast happened in an area where several high-profile organizations, including the European Union, have offices.
January 27, 2018 | 10:52 pm GMT+7
 
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