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Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipeline

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:32:11 GMT2018-02-23T11:32:11Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 mile) gas pipeline on Friday that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India....

Afghan officials: Taliban attack police, intelligence

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:12:11 GMT2018-02-22T12:12:11Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban fighters attacked a police security post in Afghanistan's central Ghazni province, killing eight local policemen, while four intelligence officials died in an ambush by insurgents in the north, Afghan officials said Thursday....

Court received 1.17 million war crimes claims from Afghans

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:38:20 GMT2018-02-15T20:38:20Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims....

UN: Afghan civilian casualties decreased 9 percent in 2017

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:56:32 GMT2018-02-15T07:56:32Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The number of civilians killed and wounded in the war in Afghanistan declined last year, but the number of deaths from airstrikes was on the rise, according to a new United Nations report released on Thursday....

Taliban letter addresses 'American people,' urges talks

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:09:15 GMT2018-02-14T18:09:15Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In a rambling nearly 3,000-word letter issued Wednesday, the Taliban urged the "American people" to press their government to withdraw from Afghanistan, reminding them that the Afghan war is the longest conflict in which they have been embroiled - and at a cost of "trillions of dollars."...