UN: Last year saw highest number of Afghan civilian deaths

U.N. report says more civilians died last year than in any of the previous nine years of Afghanistan's increasingly bloody conflict
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AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

AP Interview: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expresses fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the U.S. in Pakistan on Monday
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AP Interview: Envoy says Russia's clout in Afghanistan rises

AP Interview: Putin's envoy says US 'completely failed' in Afghanistan, opening way for Moscow to expand its clout there
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New Pentagon chief makes global debut with status uncertain

At an extraordinary moment in Pentagon history, Pat Shanahan, a former business chief with little political stature and no military experience, is making his in
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Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

The Pentagon's top official has arrived in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban
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Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

The special U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is returning to the country after stops in Europe and the Middle East for an extended diplomatic tour aimed at pushing a
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US peace envoy says talks with Taliban far from finished

The Trump administration's peace envoy for Afghanistan says negotiations with the Taliban have a long way to go to achieve peace
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Afghan official: Taliban hit army base, kill 26 troops

Afghan official: Taliban attack army base in northern province, killing 26 members of security forces
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Afghan official: Taliban attack on army base in northern Kunduz province kills 26, mostly soldiers and policemen

Afghan official: Taliban attack on army base in northern Kunduz province kills 26, mostly soldiers and policemen
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Taliban to take part in 'intra-Afghan' talks in Moscow

Taliban to take part in 'intra-Afghan' talks in Moscow that do not include Afghan government
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Report: Afghan forces still shrinking, security gaps growing

Amid peace efforts in Afghanistan, a new U.S. watchdog report says Afghan security forces are shrinking, gaps in security are growing, and the Taliban are large
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Peace with the Taliban? Trump warned of Afghan pullout risks

Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have raised fears even among the president's allies that his impatience will lead him to withd
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Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

Taliban spokesman says group not seeking 'monopoly on power' but wants Afghans to live 'like brothers'
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In Kabul, US reports 'agreements in principle' with Taliban

From Kabul, US envoy tasked with resolving Afghan war says there's been 'agreement in principle' on peace with Taliban
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US envoy: 'Agreement in principle' on Afghan peace talks

The top U.S. envoy on Afghanistan says negotiators for the U.S. and Taliban insurgents have reached "agreements in principle" on key issues for a peace deal tha
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President Ghani assures Afghans as US envoy reports progress

With US envoy in Kabul, Afghan president assures his people their rights won't be compromised for peace with Taliban
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US envoy briefs Afghan officials on talks with the Taliban

Afghan president's office: US envoy shares details of his recent talks with Taliban, says no progress on cease-fire
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US envoy claims 'significant progress' in talks with Taliban

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says "significant progress" was made in lengthy talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afgha
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US envoy traveling to Afghanistan for more consultations

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says he's traveling to Afghanistan for more consultations in his effort to bring about peace talks to end the country's 17-yea
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Taliban bring top leader into talks with US

A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it holds neg
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Afghan official says airstrike kills 16 civilians

An Afghan official says an airstrike on a home has killed 16 civilians from the same extended family in the southern Helmand province
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Afghan officials says airstrike kills 16 civilians

An Afghan official says an airstrike on a home has killed 16 civilians from the same extended family in the southern Helmand province
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Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack

Afghanistan officials say the country's intelligence agency suffered a heavy toll in a Taliban attack that killed at least 45
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Afghan officials confirm bomb victims mostly intel officers

Afghanistan stunned by brazen Taliban attack on military base run by intel agency that killed at least 45
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