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At least 46 dead in Afghan mosque blast

An Islamic State suicide bomber has struck at a mosque packed with Shi'Ite Muslim worshippers in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in the latest security challenge to the Taliban as it transitions from insurgency to governance.

Friction among Taliban leaders intensifies

Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet.

UN seeks $US606 million in emergency funds for Afghanistan

The United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference to drum up emergency funds for Afghanistan after last month's Taliban takeover of the country that stunned the world.

Afghan sisters in hiding hope for way out

"If the Taliban hear about us or find us, they will kill us," a woman says by phone from the Afghanistan capital.

Australia’s Afghan rescue mission underway

Some Afghans who helped Australia are likely to be left behind when rescue flights depart Taliban-controlled Kabul.

Taliban promises amnesty, women’s rights

The Taliban said they want peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women within the framework of Islamic law.
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