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March 21, 2018 1:30 PM Suicide Bomber, in Crowd of New Year Pilgrims, Kills Dozens in Kabul

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in Afghanistan KABUL—A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber disguised as a street musician triggered explosives hidden inside of a drum, killing at least 34 people among throngs of revelers gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul to celebrate the Persian New Year, a senior Afghan security official said. Islamic 56

March 18, 2018 3:13 PM Greece: 3 migrant traffickers arrested near Turkey border

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Greek police say they have arrested three migrant traffickers, a Turk and two Iraqis near the Greece-Turkey. The traffickers were arrested after bringing 45 Syrian and Iraqi men, women and children across a river that forms the border between the two countries at that point. The traffickers used an inflatable motor boat and were on their 56

March 18, 2018 6:21 AM Taliban attack kills 5 Afghan police

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked security positions northwest of the capital, killing at least five police. Mohammed Zaman, the provincial police chief for Ghazni province, says the attack late Saturday set off a two-hour gunbattle. The Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan since the U.S. and NATO formally 50

March 14, 2018 10:45 PM U.S. Commander Says Conditions Improving for Afghan Peace Talks

Army Gen. John Nicholson strikes upbeat note on reconciliation even as some question whether U.S. is in a position to help negotiate a solution KABUL—The commander of American-led military forces in Afghanistan said Wednesday that prospects for reconciliation between Afghans and Taliban militants are improving, although former officials and experts are concerned 55

March 10, 2018 12:39 PM Afghan official says Taliban attack kills 15 security forces

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says at least 15 security forces have been killed in an attack by Taliban fighters in western Farah province. Fared Bakhtawar, head of the provincial council, said Saturday that seven army commandos and eight police are among those 15 killed in Bala Buluk district. Bakhtawer said three other security forces are missing 79

March 9, 2018 12:48 AM UN envoy urges Taliban to respond to Afghan government offer

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan is urging the Taliban to respond to the government's offer of negotiations and start direct talks "to put an end to the suffering of the Afghan people." Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council Thursday the Taliban's argument that it won't talk to the government because the conflict is not between Afghan 58

March 6, 2018 12:47 AM U.S. Says Taliban Must Talk to Kabul, Not Washington

‘We certainly cannot substitute for the Afghan government and the Afghan people,’ a top State Department official says WASHINGTON—A top State Department official endorsed a recent overture by the Afghan government to the Taliban as a “benchmark event” on the road to peace, but said any talks should not involve the U.S., something the Taliban have insisted 45

February 21, 2018 6:48 AM Russia appoints honorary consul in Pakistan border province

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Russia has named an honorary consul in a Pakistani province on the Afghan border, signaling closer ties with Islamabad at a time when U.S.-Pakistani relations are spiraling downward. The appointment of Arsala Khan as honorary consul general in the northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province was announced at a ceremony Tuesday. Gov. Iqbal 48

February 14, 2018 5:08 PM Taliban letter addresses 'American people,' urges talks

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban are urging the "American people" to press their government to withdraw from Afghanistan and reminded Americans that the Afghan war is the longest conflict in which they have been embroiled — and at a cost of "trillions of dollars." The rambling, nearly 3,000 word letter issued Wednesday, was addressed to "the American 45

February 8, 2018 6:37 AM Afghan official: Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a Chinese and three Uzbek militants have been killed in an air raid against the Islamic State group in northern Jowzjan province earlier this week. The airstrikes were part of a joint operation with the U.S.-led coalition. The provincial police chief, Faqir Mohammad Jowzjani, said on Thursday the airstrikes 52