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Biden defends US pullout from Afghanistan despite panic in Kabul

In his first public appearance since the Islamist insurgents seized control of the country at the weekend, Biden admitted the Taliban advance had unfolded more quickly than expected

Taliban in control of Afghanistan, panic in Kabul

Victorious Taliban fighters patrolled Kabul on Monday after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule

Afghan president asks why allies won’t act on Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai questioned on Thursday the willingness of his Western allies to strike insurgent bases in Pakistan.

South holds the key to Afghan election credibility

The turnout of voters in Afghanistan's south will be crucial in judging the credibility of Thursday's presidential elections.

Taliban claim Afghan capital blast as election looms

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large suicide car bomb that detonated on Saturday in the heart of Kabul's most secure neighbourhood.

Thai protesters lift airport siege, flight lands

Anti-government protesters lifted their blockade of Bangkok's main airport on Wednesday, raising the hopes of 230 000 stranded tourists.

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