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Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis landed in Kabul on Friday for an unannounced visit to war-torn Afghanistan, adding his weight to a flurry of diplomatic efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. His trip comes a little more…

Russia says Afghanistan talks postponed

MOSCOW: Russia said on Monday that international peace talks on Afghanistan have been postponed following a phone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani. Moscow had been preparing to host peace…

Daesh’s Afghanistan head killed, says government

KABUL: Abu Saad Erhabi, the head of Daesh in Afghanistan, was killed in a strike on the group’s hideouts in the Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in…