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Afghanistan elections: 'I want to fulfil my slain father's dreams'

Narinder Singh is the only Sikh candidate in the Afghan parliamentary elections.

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Afghan drought 'displacing more people than Taliban conflict'

The UN is allocating $34.6m to help 2.2m people estimated to have been affected by the drought.

Taliban and US envoy met, spokesman for insurgent group says

US envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with Taliban leaders Friday to discuss the conflict in Afghanistan, a statement from the insurgent ...

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to ...

Deaths of civilians spike as US, Afghan air forces pound Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed or injured by airstrikes in Afghanistan has risen a startling 39% year on year, according to new UN figures, casting ...

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Rights Group Criticizes US-Led Coalition for Raqqa Deaths

The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is “a slap in the face for ...

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Afghanistan candidate, 32, among eight killed in Helmand attack

Salem Mohammad Achakzai, 32, was running for parliament in a Taliban stronghold.

U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan

The U.S. military mission is focused mainly on supporting and advising Afghan forces, as well fighting al Qaeda and other extremist groups.

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Pakistan: Ties With US Depend on Improved Afghan Situation

Pakistan’s top diplomat said Wednesday that his talks with senior Trump administration officials were “useful” and helped “halt the slide” in the crisis-hit bilateral relations. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, however, acknowledged the war in Afghanistan dominated his discussions with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security ... /
Alabama student suspended, banned for hanging nooses on campus, employee fired for offensive tweet

There’s turmoil at a college in Alabama after a student has been suspended for hanging nooses on a campus tree, and an employee was fired after ...

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US Diplomat: Syria Could Face Tough Sanctions If It Blocks Political Process

The United States will pursue "a strategy of isolation," including sanctions, with its allies if President Bashar al-Assad holds up a political ... /
Police finally force family to remove ‘offensive’ Halloween decoration of lynched Black man

Halloween decoration or depiction of a lynching? The post Police finally force family to remove ‘offensive’ Halloween decoration of lynched Black man appeared first on theGrio. /
Fox contributor Kevin Johnson fired after calling sexual assault victims ‘lying skanks’

  Kevin Jackson was shown the door at Fox News, following an offensive series of tweets where he attacked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s other accusers as “lying skanks” during yesterday’s hearing. “Kevin Jackson has been terminated as a contributor,” a Fox News spokesperson told Variety. “His ...

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UN Court Asked to Probe Venezuela; Maduro Defiant

Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body’s headquarters to deliver a nearly hourlong speech declaring his nation “will never give in.” Maduro’s speech ...

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Airstrikes Are Killing More Civilians in Afghanistan, U.N. Warns

At least 24 Afghan civilians have been killed in recent days in three separate attacks by Afghan or coalition planes.

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Afghan military officers 'go missing after training in US'

Two Afghan military officers on training reportedly failed to board their flight home from Boston.

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100 Year Ago, US Fought Its Deadliest Battle

It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of ...

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Northern California's 'Little Kabul' a Cultural Hub to One of America's Largest Afghan Communities

Alameda County in California, known as a retreat for hippies four decades ago, has become home to one of the largest Afghan American communities in America. VOA's Saba Shah Khan takes us to one area known as "Little Kabul," now a cultural hub for the Bay Area's rapidly growing Afghan American population.

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Hundreds Mark Hurricane Anniversary Near Trump Resort

Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way to a rally a few miles away to mark the one-year anniversary of ...

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Turkey faces perilous mission in northern Syria — and possible disaster if it fails

Ankara fears a regime offensive in Idlib could send refugees racing to the border and fuel new militancy.

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Afghan children killed in police station bomb blast

The children were playing near a police station when the bomb blast happened, witnesses say.

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Jair Bolsonaro: Why Brazilian women are saying #NotHim

Offensive remarks have triggered an online campaign against leading Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

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US Prepared to Strike in Cyberspace

The United States is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace to ensure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions ...

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‘Suicider!’ Came the Warning. For Afghans, Wrestlers’ Deaths Resound.

The Islamic State killed as many as 30 Afghan wrestlers in a suicide bombing at their gym. The survivors blame the government, too. Now they are ...

Save the Children warns 5 million children at risk of famine in Yemen

British charity Save the Children has warned that 5 million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition carries out a major offensive on a strategic port in the country.

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My holiday with the Afghan mujahideen

A man's neighbour invited him on holiday to war zone in Afghanistan for an extraordinary experience.

Saudi-led coalition launches major operation to recapture Yemeni port city

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has launched a major offensive to recapture the strategic port city of Hodeidah, according to state media in the United Arab Emirates, a partner in the coalition.

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