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Iran Held Talks with Afghan Taliban Amid Peace Push

Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi speaks during a press conference on August 22, 2016 in Tehran. Iran said that Russian raids on Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, shortly after accusing Moscow of 'showing off' when it revealed the bombing missions. / AFP / ATTA …

Tillerson to Taliban: ‘We May Not Win,’ ‘But Neither Will You’

Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump’s new strategy in Afghanistan is to make the Taliban negotiate with the understanding that they would not “win a battlefield victory,” adding that, “We may not win one, but neither

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Number Of Afghans Fleeing Country Doubles To 1.2 Million

(AFP) – The number of people internally displaced by war in Afghanistan has doubled since 2012 to 1.2 million, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing government neglect and a lack of international attention. In its report entitled “My children will die

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Little Messi Fan Flees Afghanistan After Taliban Threats

A five-year-old Afghan boy who became famous online after photos surfaced of him playing soccer in a Lionel Messi “jersey” made out of a garbage bag has fled Afghanistan for Pakistan, after months of threats from jihadi groups.

Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi proudly wears one of the jerseys sent by his idol Lionel Messi

U.S. Expands Missions Against Islamic State in Afghanistan

The United States has reportedly conducted nearly a dozen operations in the past three weeks against jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan known as the Khorasan Province (ISIL-K), a testament to the U.S. military’s ongoing combat mission in the country.

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Al-Qaeda Chief Pledges Allegiance to New Afghan Taliban ‘Mullah’

In a sign that there could be dangerous times ahead for Afghanistan and the entire surrounding region, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Taliban “emir,” Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, in an audio tape released Thursday by the jihadist group.

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