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Iraqi at Guantánamo Bay to Plead Guilty in Afghan War Crimes Case

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — A disabled Iraqi prisoner at Guantánamo Bay has reached an agreement with military prosecutors to plead…

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Green Energy Complicates the Taliban’s New Battle Against Opium

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — For years, opium has been the monster too big to slay. One Afghan government after another has…

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Taliban Outlaw Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban announced on Sunday that cultivating opium poppy in Afghanistan was banned, a move that will…

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The Smugglers’ Paradise of Afghanistan

ZARANJ, Afghanistan — The smuggler barreled down the narrow dirt road, bouncing into craters and over rocks that jutted out…

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Pakistan Identifies Peshawar Suicide Bomber and Network, Police Say

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani police investigators said on Saturday that they had identified the suicide bomber and the network behind…

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Biden’s Decision on Frozen Funds Stokes Anger Among Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans said they were outraged by the Biden administration’s decision to divert billions in frozen assets from…

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On Patrol: 12 Days With a Taliban Police Unit in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A young Taliban fighter with a pair of handcuffs dangling from his finger warily watched the stream…

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Threatened and Beaten, Afghan Women Defy Taliban With Protests

KABUL, Afghanistan — On a raw January morning, Khujasta Elham trudged through a snowstorm to sign her name on a…

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Dozens of Former Afghan Security Forces Dead or Missing Under Taliban, Report Says

More than 100 former members of the Afghan security forces in four provinces have been killed or disappeared by the…

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Your Friday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering booster shots in France, Peng Shuai’s piercing accusations in China and the Pakistani madrasa that has…

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