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Utah mayor and father of seven killed in Afghanistan

Utah mayor and father of seven killed in Afghanistan

 Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, and a father of seven, was killed in action on Saturday while serving in Afghanistan.

  • by Amy B Wang

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Thousands mourn the cleric known as the 'father of the Taliban'
Pakistan

Thousands mourn the cleric known as the 'father of the Taliban'

Maulana Samiul Haq was killed in a knife attack on Friday.

More than 100 terror attacks during Afghanistan elections

More than 100 terror attacks during Afghanistan elections

Dozens of people have been killed and more than a hundred injured in Taliban attacks carried out throughout Aghanistan on the day of parliamentary elections.

New generation asserts itself in Afghan vote
Afghanistan

New generation asserts itself in Afghan vote

The emergence of a new generation of first-time candidates is, to many Afghans, a bright spot at a time of worsening security.

  • by Shashank Bengali
NATO commander escapes Taliban attack that killed Afghan police chief
Afghanistan

NATO commander escapes Taliban attack that killed Afghan police chief

The assassination, just two days before national elections already undermined by violence, took place inside the provincial governor's compound in Kandahar.

  • by Taimoor Shah and Mujib Mashal
Afghan Taliban to continue talks with US peace envoy
Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban to continue talks with US peace envoy

Neither side has agreed to accept the other's demands immediately, but they have agreed to meet again and find a solution to the 17-year-old conflict.

  • by Abdul Qadir Sediqi
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Seventeen years and three days later, we've lost the war
Opinion
Opinion

Seventeen years and three days later, we've lost the war

We failed in Afghanistan: not that you’ll hear our politicians admit this. It's one of several examples of the contempt in which our "leaders" really regard us.

  • by Nicholas Stuart
How one man is working to privatise the war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan

How one man is working to privatise the war in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan frays, Blackwater founder Erik Prince is everywhere.

  • by Mujib Mashal
Imran Khan promises to give refugees citizenship to curb crime
Pakistan

Imran Khan promises to give refugees citizenship to curb crime

The former cricketer said a long-running refusal to grant Afghans documents or citizens' rights was driving them to crime.

  • by Ben Farmer
Time for this war in Afghanistan to end, says departing US commander
USA

Time for this war in Afghanistan to end, says departing US commander

As the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, US General John Nicholson used to offer rosy assessments of the war's progress. Not any more.

  • by Mujib Mashal
China denies setting up military base in Afghanistan
China

China denies setting up military base in Afghanistan

China is reported to be building military base in Afghanistan, with hundreds of troops to cross the border from its western Xinjiang region.

  • by Michael Martina & Ben Farmer