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A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

The Islamic State affiliate appeared in Afghanistan shortly after the group's core fighters swept across Syria and Iraq in 2014, carving out a self-styled caliphate, or Islamic empire, in around a third of both countries.

India and US discuss Afghanistan joint projects

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US, Pakistan to hold talks on ongoing Afghan peace process

US Special Representative for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, along with s...

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  • Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said 15 others were wounded with most in critical condition, indicating the death toll could rise.

    Trump said, "If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth. It would be over literally in 10 days, (but) I just don't want to kill 10 million people."

    Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad left Monday for the mission lasting through August 1 as part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace process that ends the conflict in Afghanistan.

    Announcing his visit, MEA’s spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said, “Tomorrow, we will exchange views with the Special Representative from Germany who is responsible for intra-Afghan dialogue."

    India's participation or voice has been negligible in the evolving situation, while Pakistan has used the opportunity to manoeuvre itself to centerstage of the region's geopolitics.

    The conference is to be followed by meetings and working sessions over the next two days, all of which come in the run-up to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Pakistan next week.

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