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Pelosi cancels Afghan trip after Trump 'leaks' security details

White House officials risked lawmakers lives by leaking their Afghan flight details, Democrats say.

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Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled plans Friday to fly commercially to Afghanistan after her office said President Donald Trump announced the sensitive travel plans, significantly increasing the security threat on the ground according to a State Department assessment. A spokesperson for Pelosi’s office said in a statement "the ...

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Afghan Presidential Race Takes Shape as Ghani’s Challengers Emerge

Several former officials will try to unseat President Ashraf Ghani in July, amid fears that another fraud-marred election could further destabilize ...

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Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

Pakistan has intensified efforts to keep the U.S.-led dialogue with the Afghan Taliban on track by attempting to arrange a meeting between the ...

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US to Roll Out New, Space-Based Missile Defense

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats ...

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Mom wants punishment for bully who depicted son as a slave being branded in social media photo

A mother in Springfield, Mo., is telling a local news organization that her son is being racially bullied at school. After seeing a photo on social ...

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In Chaotic Afghan Capital, Crackdown on Crime Is Turning Heads

From a systematic pursuit of the “pyramid of crime” to a ban on unruly armed men, new initiatives have brought a rare thing to Kabul: a whiff of optimism.

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Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions

The Afghan-German man is suspected of handing over secrets about operations in Afghanistan.

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Germany holds 'Iran spy' over Afghan ops

The Afghan-German man is suspected of handing over secrets about operations in Afghanistan.

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making ...

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Deadly Bombing in Afghan Capital Is Claimed by Taliban

The blast Monday, which was heard across Kabul, killed at least four people and wounded 90. The militants said the target was a compound where ...

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Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest 'sends militants message'

Sources in the group tell the BBC the arrest of a senior member is meant to push them to peace talks.

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Taliban Official Tells VOA Peace Talks With US Stalled

The fledgling U.S.-initiated dialogue with the Taliban, aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan, has come to a halt, an insurgent spokesperson said Monday, apparently dealing a blow to renewed hopes for a much-needed Afghan peace. The disclosure comes as the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, is visiting regional countries, including China, ...

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‘The Taliban Made Me Fight’: What to Do With Child Recruits After They Serve Time?

Afghan children as young as 8 have been imprisoned after being caught preparing suicide attacks. Officials worry about what to do when they grow up.

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Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism

The leader of the Republican minority in the U.S. House of Representatives said Sunday that “action will be taken” against Congressman Steve King, a Republican lawmaker from rural Iowa who has questioned why the terms “white nationalist” and “white ...

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Taliban Attack on Checkpoint Kills 5 Police in Afghanistan

At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar.

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’Ignorant and offensive!' The subtext of subtitles

Director Alfonso Cuarón is furious about his latest film being subtitled. Why is it such a minefield?

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'Ignorant and offensive!' The subtext of subtitles

Director Alfonso Cuarón is furious about his latest film being subtitled. Why is it such a minefield?

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Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes on no-look pass, baseball, tattoos

Patrick Mahomes recreates the no-look pass, examines Kansas City's tattoo obsession, how baseball made him a better quarterback, why the offensive numbers surprised even him and Andy Reid's importance to his development.

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40 people killed in Afghan gold mine collapse

At least 40 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed Sunday in northern Afghanistan, authorities said.

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Turkey Criticizes US Demands for Syrian Kurds' Safety

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday White House National Security Adviser John Bolton was making "a very serious mistake" in ...

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AP Fact Check: Trump’s Afghanistan Comments Inaccurate

President Donald Trump’s comments about Afghanistan this week devolved into a history lesson gone awry and an embrace of the former Soviet Union’s ...

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Afghan Leaders Dispute Trump’s Claim That Soviets Invaded to Fight Terrorists

President Ashraf Ghani contested President Trump’s claim that the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to fight terrorists.

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Ahmad Shah: Three convicted over BBC reporter's killing

An Afghan tribunal sentences one man to death and two others to jail for involvement in Ahmad Shah's murder.

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Pakistan Welcomes Trump's Remarks on Resuming Political Contacts

Pakistan has responded positively to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that he intends to resume the leadership-level contacts between the two countries, partners in the war against terrorism. “President Trump’s remarks are indeed a departure from his tweet of January 1, 2018.  We look forward to positive engagement with the United States ...

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Trump Criticizes Military Commanders, Allies and Bemoans ‘Endless Wars’

U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed Syria as nothing but “sand and death,” defending his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the country and deriding what he called America’s “endless wars.” The president’s comments Wednesday, before his first Cabinet meeting of the year, came during a lengthy and wide-ranging session with the media, as Pat ...

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Bottrop: Four injured in Germany in New Year's Eve 'racist attack'

A 50-year-old man is accused of driving into people in Bottrop, injuring Syrian and Afghan citizens.

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