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  1. The survey estimated that 31.5 percent of the Afghanistan population had contracted the virus

    Third of Afghans estimated to have contracted coronavirus: Health ministry

    Nearly a third of Afghanistan's population -- or 10 million people -- has been infected with the coronavirus, according to health ministry ...
  2. A wounded man receives treatment at a hospital

    Three dead in attack on Afghan jail, scores of prisoners flee

    An attack claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering ...
  3. A mural depicts US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (L) and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani

    Afghan government urges Taliban to extend ceasefire

    The Afghan government on Sunday urged the Taliban to extend a rare ceasefire hours before it was due to end, as a contentious prisoner swap ...
  4. Kabul says just over 4,900 Taliban prisoners have been released so far

    Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

    A rare ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government appeared to hold for the third and final day on Sunday, with hundreds of militant ...
  5. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said a crucial prisoner swap with the Taliban is almost complete

    Taliban declare 3-day ceasefire during Eid

    The Taliban on Tuesday declared a three-day ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha starting Friday, marking the second such truce in ...
  6. Taliban prisoners stop a local taxi after their release from Afghanistan's Bagram prison

    Taliban accuse Kabul of re-arresting freed insurgents

    The Taliban accused Afghan security forces Sunday of re-arresting insurgents who had been released as part of a crucial prisoner swap meant to ...
  7. FILE PHOTO: An Afghan man wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall painted with photo of Za

    US sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan

    Washington has dispatched a special envoy for Afghanistan to press for peace talks between the government and Taliban fighters, with the diplomat ...
  8. In recent months violence has soared in Afghanistan, with the Taliban carrying out near-daily

    Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

    The Taliban are prepared to hold peace talks with the Afghan government next month straight after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the ...
  9. Qamar Gul was asleep in her room with her 12-year-old brother when she heard the sound of men

    Afghan girl who killed Taliban gunmen says she is 'ready to fight again'

    An Afghan girl who shot dead two Taliban fighters after they gunned down her parents said Wednesday she was ready to confront any other insurgents ...