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Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks to Afghan delegates during the Loya Jirga, a traditional forum dealing with significant decisions affecting the whole country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday. Photograph: EPA

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has reluctantly urged his countrymen to let US forces stay on in the country for another decade, saying that altho(...)

A fireman hoses a road next to a destroyed bus at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul today. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide bomber rammed his car into an Afghan army vehicle providing security for a compound where Afghanistan’s political and tribal elites are due (...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela (centre) shoots  on goal against Sheriff Tiraspol’s  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tottenham 2 Sheriff 1A first Tottenham goal for Erik Lamela and a record-breaking penalty from Jermain Defoe secured safe passage into the knockout ro(...)

A file photograph of former Taliban fighters sitting in their cells in the prison in northern Afghan town of Shibirgan. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters.

Pakistani officials have reportedly released their highest-ranking Afghan Taliban prisoner in a bid to kick-start Afghanistan’s struggling peace proce(...)

Afghans stand near a destroyed car after floods in the Shakar Dara district of Kabul. At least 22 people were killed and farmland was damaged when flash floods hit a plain near the capital. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

An Afghan disaster management official said heavy rains and overnight hailstorms have killed at least 22 people near the capital.Mohammad Daim Kakar, (...)

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as smoke rises from the site of an attack in Kabul. Insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck launched an attack today in an area  used by foreign firms supplying Nato forces. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in an attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in Kabul today, poli(...)

Smoke rises from the site of an attack in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan’s presidential palace and the US CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could dera(...)

The Political Bureau for Afghan Taliban in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters

Preliminary Afghan peace talks in Qatar between US and Taliban officials are unlikely to take place today as had been expected, according to a source.(...)

Afghan president Hamid Karzai: said negotiations with the US on what American and coalition security forces will remain in the country after 2014 have been put on hold. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Afghan president Hamid Karzai said today his government would not join US peace talks with the Taliban and halted negotiations with Washington on a tr(...)

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A suicide bomber in a car targeted two vehicles carrying foreign forces in the Afghan capital, Kabul, today killing at least six Afghan civilia(...)

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