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Afghanistan Acts to Ban WhatsApp, but Claims Move Is Temporary

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government has moved to temporarily ban WhatsApp, the messaging app that is popular among the country’s elite, angering some users and raising concerns about freedom of expression. Government letters asking private telecommunications companies to suspend ...

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Rex Tillerson Pays Secret Visit to U.S. Air Base in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson made a secret two-hour visit to the main American air base in Afghanistan on Monday, arriving in a military transport plane to meet top Afghan officials inside a massive bunker. ...

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A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors alongside Afghan forces to hunt and kill Taliban militants across the country, according to two senior American officials, the latest ...

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Pair of mosque attacks kill at least 50 in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi‘ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, and a separate bombing killed at least another 20 at a mosque in ...

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