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Bomb kills14 as Afghan President calls for peace


Kabul: A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday as the country's president urged the Taliban to lay down their arms.
The family was

Indian team in Kabul to discuss ties


New Delhi: Days after Indian external affairs minister Salman Khurshid rejected Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s request for lethal weapons, a team of military and civilian officials landed in Afghani

Taliban gunmen attack Afghanistan presidential palace

Kabul: Gunmen attacked the Afghan presidential palace early on Tuesday, with explosions and gunfire shaking the city centre.
A Reuters reporter at the palace said the attack began soon after 6.30 a.m

John Kerry in India, to discuss AfPak


New Delhi: Details coming out regarding the US appeasement of Pakistan by according treatment to the Taliban — which the Americans have been fighting for years — on par with the elected government of

5 NATO troops killed in Southern Afghanistan


Five members of the US-led international military coalition were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the latest deadly attack against foreign troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive this week.

Six 'terrorists' hanged in mass Afghan executions

Afghanistan on Wednesday executed six "criminals and terrorists", an official said, a day after eight other death row prisoners were hanged in rare mass executions in the war-wracked country.

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President Hamid Karzai congratulates first Afghan professional bout champ


President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday hailed the victory of an Afghan boxer who defeated his Tanzanian opponent in the war-torn nation's first professional bout.

Hamid Rahimi, who grew up in Germany,

Suicide bomber kills 22, wounds 40 at Afghan wedding

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 22 people including a prominent politician, and wounding 40 others, police said.

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US designates Afghanistan as major ally: Clinton


The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Afghan forces free up to 40 hostages in Kabul hotel siege


Afghan security forces on Friday freed 35-40 hostages taken by Taliban insurgents in an attack on a lakeside hotel at a beauty spot on the outskirts of Kabul, the interior ministry said.

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