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Taliban praises India for resisting US pressure on Afghanistan


In an unusual comment, Afghan Taliban has praised India as a ‘significant country’ in the region and said New Delhi has done well to resist US calls for greater military involvement in Afghanistan.


Up to 100 feared dead in Afghanistan earthquake


As many as 100 people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried more than 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.

Rescuers have so far pulled two women's bodies

Taliban bomb kills pregnant Afghan woman

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed a pregnant woman and three of her relatives when it ripped through the ambulance rushing them to hospital for her to give birth, officials said Monday.

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Afghans aim to defuse failed suicide bombers with Quran


In a room full of would-be suicide bombers at a high security detention centre in the Afghan capital, an elderly cleric quietly reads out verses from the Quran, telling the young men the act of killin

Panetta: US losing patience with Pak

US defence secretary Leon Panetta warned Pakistan on Thursday that Washington is losing patience over its failure to eliminate safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops in neighbouring Afghanist

Afghan war at ‘turning point’: US defence chief


US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told troops in Afghanistan on Thursday that the decade-long war was at 'a turning point', as Kabul reacted with fury to a NATO air strike that killed up to 18 civilians.

US warns running out of patience with Pak


The United States is running out of patience with Pakistan over safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops across the border in Afghanistan, Defencee Secretary Leon Panetta warned on Thursday.

US troops do the 'vampire' shift to avoid Afghan sniper


US Staff-Sergeant Joshua Danison cranes his neck to survey jagged ridges vertical and black above him on the eastern edge of Afghanistan, then reels off the rules here for survival as a Chinook transp

Suicide attack kills 7 Afghans at NATO base: Official

A suicide attacker rammed a truck packed with explosives into a checkpoint at a NATO base on Friday, killing up to seven Afghan civilians in the east of the country, a security official said.

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Attack on US base kills 14 in Afghanistan: NATO

A suicide truck bomber attacked a US-run base on Friday, sparking clashes that killed up to 14 people in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border, officials said.

NATO's US-led International Sec

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