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DW examines the reasons behind the low participation rate and its implications. China has stepped up efforts to mediate in the Afghan conflict after US President Donald Trump called off Doha peace talks with the insurgent group in September. Could Beijing's influence on the Taliban be helpful? The threats of the Taliban have failed to prevent Afghans from voting in the presidential election. Politicians should respect their courage and must not let them down, says Florian Weigand. Afghanistan has freed three Taliban figures in exchange for the release of two Western hostages.
Officials hope the exchange will help rekindle peace talks with the militant group. A new study concludes that Afghans deported from Germany and EU countries are at risk of death, economic hardship and radicalization. The government is seeking to streamline deportations in A white cloud of smoke hung over the Afghan capital Kabul after an explosion occurred near the airport and the Afghan interior ministry.
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