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China denies setting up military base in Afghanistan

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

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Taliban take at least 100 people hostage in Aghanistan
Islam

Taliban take at least 100 people hostage in Aghanistan

The ambush came despite President Ashraf Ghani's announcement of a conditional ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha this week.

Death toll of Kabul attack on students revised down

Death toll of Kabul attack on students revised down

Some bodies had been double-counted when they were being taken to hospital from the blast site following Wednesday's attack.

School students targeted in Kabul bombing, dozens killed
Tragedy

School students targeted in Kabul bombing, dozens killed

The explosion tore through a tent serving as classroom, killing teenagers studying for a university entrance examination.

  • by Abdul Qadir Sediqi & Sayed Hassib
Over 100 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

Over 100 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

More than 100 members of Afghan security forces and 20 civilians have been killed in four days of heavy fighting with the Taliban in a strategic city.

  • by Shashank Bengali and Sultan Faizy
Suicide bombing of Afghan Shiite mosque kills dozens
Terrorism

Suicide bombing of Afghan Shiite mosque kills dozens

Two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing dozens of people and wounding scores more.

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White House orders direct talks with Taliban on Afghanistan
USA

White House orders direct talks with Taliban on Afghanistan

The directive stems from a realisation that President Trump's new Afghanistan strategy is not making a fundamental difference in rolling back Taliban gains.

  • by Mujib Mashal
Eyeless in Afghanistan but still marching for peace

Eyeless in Afghanistan but still marching for peace

He calls himself Zindani - "imprisoned" - a poet protesting a war that has, so far, swallowed his father, his uncle, his sister, his eyes and his love.

  • by Mujib Mashal
Witnesses at war crimes inquiry subject to 'mafia style' threats
Investigation
Investigation

Witnesses at war crimes inquiry subject to 'mafia style' threats

Special forces member sent a letter threatening retaliation if he did not recant his testimony, sources say.

  • by Nick McKenzie & Chris Masters
Turnbull condemns Nazi flag on army vehicle in Afghanistan

Turnbull condemns Nazi flag on army vehicle in Afghanistan

A leaked photo of the 2007 incident, obtained by the ABC, shows a large swastika hoisted over an Australian military vehicle.

Special forces case could forge new legal territory, experts say
Defence

Special forces case could forge new legal territory, experts say

Military legal experts say any prosecutions following the inquiry into some special forces soldiers’ conduct in Afghanistan would enter new legal territory for Australia and would face challenges establishing sufficient evidence.

  • by David Wroe