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For asylum-seekers on Greece's Lesbos, life 'is so bad here'

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LESBOS, Greece Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water. | Video

Afghan minister to visit Moscow to discuss peace talks: Ifax

MOSCOW Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister will visit Moscow on Thursday to discuss the dates of a new round of Moscow peace talks on Afghanistan, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday citing Afghanistan's embassy.

World, Sep 19 2018

Russia says Taliban ready to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow: RIA

MOSCOW Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday the Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, RIA news agency reported.

World, Sep 19 2018

Afghan Shi'ites brace for attacks ahead of Ashura celebration

KABUL Afghan police and volunteer groups of armed civilians tightened controls across the capital Kabul on Wednesday ahead of Ashura, the holiest day of the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, following a series of attacks on Shi'ite targets by Islamic State militants.

World, Sep 19 2018

Up to 17 Afghan security forces killed in west of country: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan Up to 17 members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Sunday in Farah province on the border with Iran, according to officials in the region, where the Taliban have been pressuring government forces for months.

World, Sep 17 2018

Forced to fight as soldiers and taking casualties, Afghan police demand reforms

GHAZNI, Afghanistan/KABUL Afghanistan's poorly armed and underpaid police are usually on the frontlines against Taliban militants and they lost 90 men defending the strategic city of Ghazni last month, underlining chronic weaknesses that are likely to face further tests.

World, Sep 17 2018

Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

KABUL A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday, but ruled out a militant attack.

World, Sep 15 2018

Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he aims to make people smile, forget grief

KABUL Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he has witnessed suicide attacks, explosions and threats from hardline Islamic militant groups, but is determined to waddle and bumble to fulfill the primary goal of his life. | Video

World, Sep 13 2018

Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68

KABUL The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said.

World, Sep 12 2018

Mattis says Afghan forces increasing vetting to avoid insider attacks

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who recently visited Kabul, said on Tuesday that the Afghan government was increasing the vetting and training of local forces in order to minimize so-called insider attacks.

World, Sep 11 2018