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Bombings, assaults kill 42 in Kabul

A wave of attacks on Afghan police, army and Nato installations in Kabul killed at least 42 people and wounded hundreds, dashing hope that Taliban insurgents might be weakened by a leadership struggle after news of their longtime leader's de

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Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defence minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.

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33 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday. Police were inv

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Etisalat appoints UAE nationals to senior HR roles

Etisalat Group, a leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has appointed four UAE nationals as executives to HR and administration roles for the groups Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan operations.  

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Sisi asks for US help in fighting terrorism

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who ousted an elected Islamist president and is set to become Egypt's next head of state, called on the US to help fight jihadi terrorism to avoid the creation of new Afghanistans in the Middle East.

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Over 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide

Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced. Officials e

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Abdullah leads Afghan vote

Former opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah led on Sunday after the first official results from Afghanistan's presidential election, but recorded incidents of serious fraud exceed figures for 2009, when over a million suspect votes were throw

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Afghanistan runs out of ballot papers amid record turnout

Afghanistan's landmark election on Saturday was marred by a shortage of ballot papers that left many voters still queueing to cast their vote with polling due to close, as the organisers appeared unprepared for a high turnout.

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Afghan polls begin under shadow of violence

Voting began on Saturday in Afghanistan's presidential election, which will mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country was tipped into chaos by the fall of the hardline Islamist Taliban regime in 2001. Talib

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Experts draw 'startling comparisons' in explosives

Foreign experts have drawn "startling comparisons" between explosives detonated by radicals in Bahrain and those used by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a report released yesterday. The revelation was ma

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