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US envoy Khalilzad visits Qatar and Afghanistan to resume peace talks

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the...
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More than 100 civilians injured in bombings in eastern Afghanistan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The number of people wounded in bombings in Jalalabad has risen to 123, Afghan officials said on Tuesday, a day after 14 bombs exploded in public squares,...
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US envoy to Afghanistan returns to Doha to continue talks with Taliban

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Qatar for further talks with the Taliban, with signs of a possible peace deal in Afghanistan, the State...
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Fears in the United States of a bad peace deal with the Taliban

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Afghanistan's peace deal, which the United States appears to be close to the Taliban, is raising fears that President Donald Trump's desire to quickly withdraw US troops...
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Afghan president: Taliban cannot shirk responsibility for attack on wedding

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not shirk responsibility for a "brutal" suicide attack on a wedding hall in the capital Kabul that...
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Any peace after the bombing? Angry Afghans question the feasibility of dialogue with the...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Anger sparked by a suicide bombing at a wedding party in the Afghan capital killed 63 Afghans on Sunday to question the viability of negotiating with the...
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63 killed in suicide attack on wedding ceremony in Afghanistan amid hopes for peace

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- A suicide bomber targeted a wedding in the Afghan capital, killing 63 people and wounding 182, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, showing no sign of easing...
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ISIS claims responsibility for the wedding attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide attack on a wedding in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. The organization said in a statement:...
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63 killed, 182 injured in wedding blast in Afghanistan (official)

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- At least 68 people were killed and 182 injured in an attack on a wedding party in Kabul, Afghan authorities said Sunday. "Among the victims are women and...
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A massive wedding bombing in Kabul and witnesses confirm many deaths

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- At least 20 people were injured in a massive bomb attack on a wedding party in western Kabul on Saturday, authorities and a medical source said. "At 2240...
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Explosion at wedding hall in Afghanistan (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Dozens of people were killed or wounded Saturday after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital, local officials say. There was no immediate information on...
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Blast at wedding in Afghanistan causes casualties: ministry

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding numerous people, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. --- Online: This article is written and...
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Trump meets with his advisers to discuss Afghanistan peace plan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- President Donald Trump will meet his top advisers on Friday to discuss negotiations with the Taliban over the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the prospects...
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6 Taliban killed and 10 arrested in southern Afghanistan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Afghan special forces killed, Wednesday, 6 of the Taliban and arrested 10 others in two security posts Oruzgan state, south of the country. The news agency "Khama Press"...
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Eighth round of talks between Taliban and US ends

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- US and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their eighth round of talks on Sunday night to reach an agreement that would allow the United States to reduce its...
American soldiers in the Afghan province of Helmand, August 27, 2017

Afghanistan: end of the last round of negotiations between the US and the Taliban

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Taliban and US negotiators concluded Sunday night their latest round of talks toward an agreement that would allow the United States to reduce its military presence in...
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UN strongly condemns the Afghan attack killing 34 people

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned Wednesday's attack on a bus running along the Kandahar-Herat highway in Afghanistan, killing 34 people and injuring 17 others. "The Secretary-General has...
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Nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians killed and wounded in the first half of 2019: UN

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed and wounded in the first half of 2019 during the war on militant groups, the United Nations said on Tuesday,...
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Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday as the United States sought to end the nearly 18-year-old war through negotiations, the NATO-led firm said in...
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Two killed and 25 injured in an explosion targeting the office of a candidate...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Two people, including a woman, were killed and 25 others injured in an explosion in the capital Kabul on Sunday targeting the office of a candidate for...