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Afghan Taliban announces Eid ceasefire for first time

Surprise ceasefire comes after the government told security forces to halt operations against the Taliban until June 20.

Eid ceasefire

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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

Ashraf Ghani tells security forces to cease operations against the armed group until June 20.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani

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Kabul religious gathering hit by deadly suicide bombing

Suicide attacker detonated his explosives near a tent where Muslim scholars had gathered to discuss peace efforts.

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Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: report

Despite efforts to improve girls' education in Afghanistan, just one in three currently attends school, UNICEF reports.

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Taliban 'categorically reject' claim of dialogue with Kabul

Taliban 'categorically reject' a statement by a US general about 'off stage' dialogue between Kabul and armed group.

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Myanmar and UN agree on steps for Rohingya repatriation

The agreement calls for a framework of cooperation that will lead to the 'voluntary' and 'safe' return of refugees.

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In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

Name-change to Indo-Pacific Command underscores the growing importance of India to the Pentagon.

Trump attends a briefing at US Pacific Command

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Afghan forces end ISIL attack on ministry in Kabul

Interior ministry says all 10 attackers killed in Kabul following assault on its compound claimed by the ISIL group.

Security around Kabul

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Pakistan and India vow to implement 2003 ceasefire agreement

The two countries agree to curb cross-border violence which has killed more than 150 people since September 2016.

Indian policemen

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Developing cyclone threatens Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Huge amounts of rain have already fallen on parts of Myanmar as an area of low pressure develops in the Bay of Bengal.

Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

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Pakistan names former judge as caretaker prime minister

Ex-chief justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, who will take over on June 1, is responsible for Pakistan's upcoming general election.

Nasir-ul-Mulk

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