US embassy Kabul
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U.S. Plans Embassy Downsizing In Kabul

KABUL – U.S. Embassy officials in Afghanistan are developing plans to reduce the large contingent of contractors at the massive U.S. Embassy complex amid a worsening security situation across the country, according to embassy officials and contractors.

Taliban
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As U.S. Speeds lts Withdrawal, Taliban Hit Elite Afghan Forces

At least 24 Af­ghan commandos and five police officers were killed this week after they were sur­rounded by the Taliban in northern Af­ghanistan, according to local and Afghan military officials. It was a profound blow to the elite force at a time when such troops often serve as the only units keep­ing the insurgents from capturing more territory.

Fight against the Taliban
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Taliban assaults motivate Afghans to rally and stand up

Just a few miles north of the Afghan capital, a sleepy village of apple and grape orchards prang to attention last week. Old rifles were brought out from closets and several hundred men athered excitedly on the main street, hoisting their battered weapons and raising war whoops for the news cameras.

U.S. Embassy in Kabul
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U.S. Embassy in Kabul Warns of Virus Surge

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday ordered staff to avoid leaving their quarters to cope with a surge of Covid-19 cases that has filled intensivecare units and led to multiple evacuations and the death of at least one staff member.

Afghan highway police
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Afghan Troops Gird for Taliban Attacks

The Taliban are encircling Afghan police and army positions and encroaching on government-held territory, positioning themselves for largescale offensives against major population centers while waiting for the last American troops to depart Afghanistan.

safe space in Kabul new cinema for women 2019
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Safe space: the new cinema welcoming women in male-dominated Kabul

This year in an attempt to revive film culture in Kabul, the documentary maker Diana Saqeb Jamal launched a new venture: I-Khanom, a cinema that aims to provide a safe environment for women and families to watch films. The name means Lady Moon, and comes from a city supposedly founded by Alexander the Great.

international hackathon kicks off in Kabul 2019
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3-day international hackathon kicks off in Kabul

A three-day technology exhibition featuring 60 Afghan and Iranian companies kicked off in Kabul on Tuesday to attract investments and make aware the youths about new developments in the technology sector.