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July 02, 2020
US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan
Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead ...
July 02, 2020
Long-shut factory helps COVID-struck Afghans breathe free
Seven years ago, Najibullah Seddiqi closed his oxygen factory, frustrated with power cuts and with rampant corruption that ...
June 20, 2020
US says its embassy in Kabul battling coronavirus outbreak
The U.S. State Department says COVID-19 infections have been reported at its embassy in the Afghan capital and affected staff ...
June 02, 2020
Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded
A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing two people, including the mosque's prayer ...
May 27, 2020
VIRUS DIARY: `Father, why don't they stay home like we do?'
The Judas trees must be blooming these days out at the Gulghendi Hills, their purple flowers bursting gloriously all over the ...
May 27, 2020
With test results lost, an Afghan family fell to virus
As in many Afghan households, dinner at Dr. Yousuf Aryubi’s home meant the whole family — his mother, his siblings, their ...
May 26, 2020
Afghan government releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners
The Afghan government released hundreds of Taliban prisoners Tuesday, its single largest prisoner release since the U.S.
May 19, 2020
UN: Civilian casualties by Taliban, Afghan forces rising
The United Nations on Tuesday called for an immediate reduction of violence in Afghanistan, warning that civilian casualties ...
May 13, 2020
Death toll from attack on Kabul maternity clinic rises to 24
Officials on Wednesday raised the death toll from a militant attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul to 24, including ...
May 13, 2020
Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16
Militants stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday, setting off an hours-long shootout with the ...
April 06, 2020
From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus
Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he’d worked cutting stone was shut down ...
March 26, 2020
Islamic State gunman kills 25 in attack on Sikhs in Kabul
A lone Islamic State gunman rampaged through a Sikh house of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital Wednesday, killing ...
March 10, 2020
US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud
The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its ...
March 06, 2020
Officials say gunmen kill 32 at ceremony in Afghan capital
Gunmen opened fire Friday at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital attended by prominent political leaders, killing at least ...
March 03, 2020
US peace deal leaves Afghans to determine post-war landscape
Now that the U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban to eventually leave Afghanistan, it will soon be up to Afghans on both ...
March 02, 2020
Esper: U.S. to start initial troop pullback from Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he has given the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan the go-ahead to begin the initial ...
February 28, 2020
Afghans view US-Taliban deal with well-earned skepticism
Many Afghans view Saturday's expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism.
February 27, 2020
Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran
In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- the highest toll ...
February 18, 2020
Election commission: Afghan president Ghani wins 2nd term
Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday, ...
February 11, 2020
Suicide bombing near military academy in Kabul kills 6
A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital on Tuesday killed at least six people, including two ...
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