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Afghanistan finds only 36 percent view country positively

...and the country's economy amid an escalating war with the Taliban and rising unemployment, a survey released on Tuesday showed...Ashraf Ghani has been faced with a stepped-up war by the Taliban seeking to topple the government.The poll found that more...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...a strategic northern city fell to the Taliban, the insurgents fanned out in full force...warplanes carried out two airstrikes on Taliban positions, but government ground troops...airstrikes were unlikely as "all the Taliban are inside the city and so are all the...
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Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan...richest and the target of repeated Taliban offensives as the militants spread...leaders and raising the white flag of the Taliban movement, residents reported.More...
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KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban have overrun a district in northern...spokesman for the provincial governor. The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid emailed...Darqad began at dawn Wednesday. Two Taliban fighters were killed, he said, as...
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US troops didn't have eyes on Afghan hospital before attack

...percent convinced the place was occupied by Taliban," according to notes of the meeting...which treated Afghan security forces and Taliban alike but says it refused to admit armed...couldn't know firsthand whether the Taliban were using it as a base - and sought the...
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Thousands of Afghans march, demand justice for slain Shiites

...have blamed a range of extremists, from Taliban insurgents to an emerging affiliate in...Shukria. Many chanted "Death to the Taliban," "Down with the Government" and...Afghanistan's spy agency dismissed Taliban claims that affiliates of the Islamic...
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Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment

...but came back after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.He welcomed the election last...hastened people's decision to leave. The Taliban briefly seized the northern city of Kunduz...waged turf wars with the police and the Taliban.He said U.S. President Barack Obama's...
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Afghanistan to accept those deported from Germany

...been able to adequately address the needs of those returning from Pakistan and Iran, is not the answer," she added.The Taliban have fought a particularly vicious warm-weather offensive this year, testing the capabilities of Afghan forces following...
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Taliban confirm death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime's 14-year insurgency.The Afghan Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council, chose...Akhtar Mansoor, as its new leader, two Taliban figures told The Associated Press...
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Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban

...Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital...after repeated informal meetings between Taliban and government representatives, most...war against the insurgency waged by the Taliban since their ouster in the 2001 U.S...
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