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AP Photos: Unexploded Land Mines Awful Legacy of Afghan Wars

KABUL, Afghanistan — When 9-year-old Eimal stepped out of his home in the Panjshir Valley in northeastern Afghanistan, he had no way of knowing that his life was about to change. He was playing in a field near his home when he stumbled upon what looked to h...
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US May Now Keep Some Troops in Syria to Guard Oilfields

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oilfields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling ...
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Taliban Send High-Level Delegation to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban announced Wednesday they are sending a high-level delegation to Pakistan's capital as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push to resurrect an Afghanistan peace ...
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Is America Ready for Gay President? Iowa Casts First Votes

DES MOINES, Iowa — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president? "The world will be wa...