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Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel: Officials

The attack occurred on the outskirts of Ghazni, capital of the eastern province of Ghazni, which has seen regular fighting between the Taliban and government forces.

Foreign policy challenges for Biden

The new regime's success in repairing strained relationships is crucial for the US as well as the whole world order

At least eight dead as barrage of rockets hits Kabul

"Based on initial information, eight people were martyred, and 31 others were wounded," Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said, noting the final toll would change.

Multiple blasts rock Kabul, casualties feared: AFP

Unverified photos circulating on social media showed what appeared to be holes from rockets punched into at least two separate buildings.

US announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq

The move was immediately opposed by the Opposition Democratic Party of the President-elect Joe Biden, whose lawmakers described it as a threat to national security.

Suicide car bomber kills 4 people in Afghanistan

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though suspicion immediately fell on the Taliban.

Three killed including journalist in Kabul explosion

The journalist killed has been identified as Yama Siawash, who had worked with Tolo News. Kabul police said the explosion happened at around 7:30 am on Saturday morning. No group has so far taken responsibility for the attack.

Eight wounded as gunmen storm Kabul University book fair

Hamid Obaidi, a spokesman for the ministry of higher education, told AFP that gunfire erupted when government officials were expected to arrive for the opening of the book event.

Will Taliban change its stripes?

Much will depend on how it reorients and dedicates itself to the welfare of the common Afghan

Serendipity Arles Grant 2020 announces 10 grantees

Initiated through an open call earlier in the year by the Serendipity Arts Foundation and Les Rencontres d'Arles, supported by the French Institute in India, the grant Jury has shortlisted 10 applications from hundreds received

58 civilians killed in Afghanistan from October 23 to 27

The UNAMA said that the anti-government elements are responsible for the majority of civilian casualties which stands at 58 per cent.

12 killed, dozens wounded by car bomb targeting Afghan police

No group has claimed responsibility, but fighting between the Taliban and government has surged in recent weeks.

Oxfam says international response to famine ‘dangerously inadequate’

"The international community's response to global food insecurity has been dangerously inadequate."

Singapore man sentenced to prison for spying for China in US

Prosecutors said they would have recommended a harsher sentence for Yeo, who pleaded guilty to acting as an agent of a foreign government, but for his cooperation.

Science behind leap years

At the time, such changes were considered controversial, but not nearly as controversial as the plan to put the calendar back into sync with the seasons.

Trump says wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas

The United States first intervened in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks and dislodged the Taliban regime, which had welcomed Al-Qaeda.

UN chief strongly condemns suicide attack at office building in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were killed and 42 others got injured in a car bombing outside a district office in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.

At least 15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

Provincial police spokesman Farid Khan said most of the victims were Afghan security force members but several civilians were also among the dead.

Suicide bomber kills 9 at checkpoint in south Afghanistan

Omer Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said on Thursday a small child and three security personnel were wounded in the late Wednesday night attack.

Young Afghan women, men practice whirling Sufi dance together

The group's founder says she sees their whirling dance, known as Sema, as a way of carving out a space in the country's deeply conservative society.

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