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US hits Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan under new strategy

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:57:40 GMT2017-11-20T15:57:40Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- American aircraft have targeted drug producing facilities in Afghanistan for the first time under a new strategy aimed at cutting off Taliban funding, the top U.S. general in the country said Monday....

Survey: Afghanistan opium production up by 87 percent

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:36:24 GMT2017-11-15T11:36:24Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's opium production has almost doubled this year compared to 2016, while areas that are under poppy cultivation rose by 63 percent, according to a new joint survey released Wednesday by the United Nations and the Afghan government....

Poll: Afghans slightly more optimistic despite turmoil

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMT2017-11-14T10:25:00Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghans are slightly more optimistic about the future than they were last year, despite a stagnant economy and near-constant attacks by a revitalized Taliban, according to the results of a nationwide poll released Tuesday....

Pakistan says troops kill 8 'terrorists' near Afghan border

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:37:07 GMT2017-11-13T12:37:07Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan says its troops have killed at least eight "terrorists" and wounded many others who tried to attack a post near the Afghan border....

UN reports sharp increase in attacks against worshippers

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:51:13 GMT2017-11-07T14:51:13Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Attacks in Afghanistan targeting places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, including attacks against Shiite Muslims, have increased sharply in the past year and a half, the United Nations said Tuesday....