27 May 2017
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14/05/2017 02:03

Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan

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Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him.

25/04/2017 20:16

UN says corruption in Afghanistan a challenge despite progress

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Corruption remains a serious obstacle to peace in Afghanistan, the UN said in its first report on the issue released Tuesday, in which it welcomed the government's efforts but said implementation is still a challenge.

25/04/2017 17:41

Toll now 144 in Taliban attack on Afghan base

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The death toll from last week's Taliban attack on an Afghan military base stands at 144, a senior US defense official told AFP on Tuesday.

24/04/2017 08:21

Pentagon chief warns of «tough year» for Afghanistan

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of «another tough year» in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

23/04/2017 09:41

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

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Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

22/04/2017 07:53

Taliban kill «more than 50» Afghan troops in army base attack

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Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.

22/04/2017 00:38

War-torn Afghanistan sets up tourism ministry

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The president of war-torn Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country endowed with stunning landscapes and...

15/04/2017 10:15

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.

30/10/2016 07:20

Afghan military death rate rises in 2016

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The death rate among Afghan security forces is surging far above last year's levels, a US government watchdog said on Sunday, and slew of social gains in the war-torn nation is also eroding.

07/10/2016 11:22

15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

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Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory.

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