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Hezb-i-Islami's Hekmatyar to Taliban: Lay down arms

At first public gathering in 20 years, controversial Afghan leader calls on fighters to come to the negotiating table.

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US marines return to Taliban stronghold of Helmand

First batch of nearly 300-strong Marine Corps contingent arrives in southern Afghan province as part of Trump's policy.

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar appears at Hezb-i-Islami meeting

Controversial commander returns from self-imposed exile after his group signed a peace deal with the government.

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Landslide buries village in Kyrgystan's Osh: 24 missing

Rescue work under way to recover 24 missing after landslide buries village in southwest Osh region, the government says.

Kyrgystan

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Three Indian soldiers, two 'rebels' killed in Kashmir

Fighters storm military camp close to heavily militarised Line of Control, killing three soldiers, Indian army says.

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India Maoist attack survivor recalls ordeal

Soldier recounts ambush by Maoist fighters that left 25 colleagues dead in flashpoint Chhattisgarh state.

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Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp among apps temporarily banned by authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir.

student protesters

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Roadside bomb kills bus passengers in Kurram district

Security forces are searching an area where an explosion targeting a passenger bus left 14 dead and 10 wounded.

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US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow's role in Afghanistan.

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UN wants probe into killing of blogger Yameen Rasheed

Prominent blogger Yameen Rasheed died after he was found at his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds.

Yameen Rasheed

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Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

Police forces fire live ammunition into the air to disperse students in central Srinagar, as violence intensifies.

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