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From TheJournal.ie US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed Afghanistan

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed

“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

From TheJournal.ie Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan Taking A Trip

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

From TheJournal.ie Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping Afghanistan

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks Disturbing The Peace Talks

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks

Trump’s announcement draws a fresh question mark on whether the United States will leave Afghanistan anytime soon.

From TheJournal.ie At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses Afghanistan

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses

Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan Surprise Move

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan

The move stunned officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers Deadly Insurgency

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan Afghanistan

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan

Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie 'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul Afghanistan

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault Joshua Boyle

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault

The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet Safe Havens

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

From TheJournal.ie Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college Taliban

Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college

The Taliban militants targeted students in today’s raid.

From TheJournal.ie Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family Family Planning

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

From TheJournal.ie North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare' Kidnapped

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing Taliban

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

From TheJournal.ie Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan Roadside Bomb

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan

Provincial authorities have blamed the Taliban for the atrocity.

From TheJournal.ie UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed Alexander Blackman

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed

A court cut Alexander Blackman’s sentence to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter.

From TheJournal.ie Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people Suicide Bombers

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people

Families gathered outside the base to hear news of their loved ones at the base in northern Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced Alexander Blackman

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced

Blackman was filmed murdering the injured fighter (and paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet.

From TheJournal.ie Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter Caught On Camera

Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter

Alexander Blackman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a wounded Taliban soldier.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August Abduction

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August

The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.

From TheJournal.ie British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail Marine A

British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail

The case of Alexander Blackman has divided public opinion in Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama Taliban

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama

The couple were kidnapped in 2012 during a backpacking trip. Their two sons were born in captivity.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate Afghanistan

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate

Two men were also shot dead by German forces.

From TheJournal.ie 60 people killed after militants attack police academy in Pakistan while recruits sleep Quetta

60 people killed after militants attack police academy in Pakistan while recruits sleep

Dozens more were injured in the attack, one of the deadliest this year.

From TheJournal.ie A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan Nutty

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan

The country is being deprived of much-needed income by the thieves.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly' Hospital Bombing

'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly'

Dr Kathleen Thomas gave an emotional account of the Kunduz hospital bombing in Dublin this week.

From TheJournal.ie US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader

The strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.”

From TheJournal.ie Google takes down Taliban propaganda app Hate Speech

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app

The app, which was designed to show news and videos from the group, was only up shortly before it was taken down.

From TheJournal.ie "There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire" Pakistan Blast

"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"

The Taliban said that the suicide blast that hit families in a park was targeting Christians.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners Attacks

Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners

Three people were wounded by the attack, which the Taliban claimed responsibility for.

From TheJournal.ie Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan Terrorist Attack

Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan

The man crashed a motorcycle into the main gate of a government office.

From TheJournal.ie 'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre Terror

'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre

More than 130 students were killed in their school by Taliban gunmen.

From TheJournal.ie Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege Afghanistan

Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege

At least 50 people, mainly civilians, were killed in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity Afghanistan

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been detained at the camp without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death Afghanistan

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers Afghanistan

As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers

The charity says Washington was fully appraised of the hospital’s location in advance of the strike.

From TheJournal.ie For the last two years, the Taliban have hidden that their supreme leader is dead Mullah Omar

For the last two years, the Taliban have hidden that their supreme leader is dead

Mullah Omar died in 2013 but the Taliban have recently released quotes in his name.

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