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Afghan president rules out freeing Taliban prisoners ahead of talks

Afghanistan’s president has said he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week. Ashraf Ghani said he...

US and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

The United States has signed a peace agreement with the Taliban aimed at ending America’s longest war and bringing troops home from Afghanistan. The historic...

Taliban agrees Afghanistan ceasefire to boost hopes of US peace deal

The Taliban said it has agreed to a temporary nationwide ceasefire in Afghanistan, providing a window during which a peace agreement with the United...

US and Australian hostages freed after Taliban prisoners released

The Taliban said they have freed an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were...

Dozens killed by Taliban bombings in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber has targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31,...

Rocket blast at US embassy in Afghanistan on anniversary of 9/11

A rocket exploded at the US embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume...

Donald Trump says peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’

US peace talks with the Taliban are “dead”, Donald Trump has declared, a day after he abruptly cancelled a secret meeting with Taliban and...

Large explosion rocks Afghan capital

A large explosion has rocked the Afghan capital, targeting an area home to several international organisations and guesthouses, officials said. The blast came hours after...

Regime and coalition forces killing most civilians in Afghanistan

More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and...

Taliban claims ‘spectacular progress’ in Afghan peace talks in Moscow

The Taliban has said peace talks in Moscow with other factions in Afghanistan have made "spectacular progress" on some issues. Russia has sought to...

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Lineker criticises Tottenham for furloughing staff

Gary Lineker has criticised his former club Tottenham after the Premier League club’s announcement that they will furlough 550 members of their non-playing staff. Lineker,...

Atletico Madrid players take pay cut to help support club’s staff

Atletico Madrid players will help supplement the salary of 430 club employees after agreeing a wage deal. Boss Diego Simeone and members of the club’s...
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