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Doha talks will be difficult: Abdullah


By The SATimes News Service Kabul: Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that the talks between the government and the Taliban will be difficult, stating that the Afghan team will face issues that will require hard decisions to be made. "I don't say that these talks will be very simple, these...

US cuts troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600


Kabul/Washington: As part of its agreement with the Taliban in February, the US has cut its troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600, a top American General said. "What I would tell you now is we have met our part of the agreement," General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, told a panel discussion hosted...

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MSF withdraws from Kabul hospital over security concerns


Kabul: Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that it was withdrawing from a maternity hospital in the Afghan capital that came under a brutal attack in May in which 25 people were killed. "The decision comes with the understanding that while no information has emerged about the perpetrators or motive of the assault,...