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Top Commander Sees Increased Iran Threat in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — There has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan that poses a risk to American and coalition troops there, a senior U..S. commander said, as the threat from Tehran continues to churn across the Middle East. “Iran has always...
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In Afghanistan, Jailed Taliban Await Peace, Their Freedom

PUL-E-CHARKHI, Afghanistan — Thousands of Taliban prisoners jailed in Afghanistan as insurgents see a peace deal being hammered out between the United States and the Taliban as their ticket to freedom. “There's a need for Afghan and U.S. officials to do the...
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Buttigieg Touts Military Service, Wary of Overstating Role

MASON CITY, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and po...
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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 deal with Washington that seemed imminent just a m...