Afghanistan

A landlocked south-central Asian country

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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By Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Rod Nickel and Rupam Jain KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Kabul's green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and..
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Photographer Andrew Quilty captured stories of children affected by conflict in Afghanistan.
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By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani..
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Afghanistan earn their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helps them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland.
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A Taliban assault on checkpoints killed 22 troops, officials said Sunday, as at least 50 Afghan security forces surrendered to the militants and around 100 tried..
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Aziz, an Australian citizen, tried to distract and chase the gunman away from outside his mosque in Christchurch with the only weapon he could find - a hand-held..
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At least 50 members of the Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban in a fight for control of Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, local..
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This is the second time in a month that a Pakistani diplomat has been summoned by Afghanistan.
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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat on Saturday to account for remarks by Prime Minister Imran Khan speculating about a new..
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The groups intend to share a legislative agenda that presses for changes to war authorization measures and an end to the United States’ presence in..
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The US-China spat soured negotiations on a resolution on Afghanistan, forcing the council to adopt a temporary rollover of the UN mission there for six months..
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By Orooj Hakimi and Rod Nickel KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan's most famous singers, returns to the country of her..
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War crimes investigators working for the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be barred from entering America if they probe the actions of the country's..
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By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war..
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The United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces or allies in..
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The United States announced on Friday it would deny visas to members of the International Criminal Court involved in investigating alleged was crmes from US..
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The United States will impose visa restrictions on people responsible for any International Criminal Court probe, a move aimed at preventing the court from..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would impose visa restrictions on people responsible for an International Criminal Court probe of war crimes in..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate alleged abuses..
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The war in Somalia has turned into a small version of Afghanistan.
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At a dinner party in Kabul's high-security "green zone" in March, a senior European diplomat poured himself a glass of red wine and pulled up a photograph on his..
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Matt Farwell, an Army veteran and author of “American Cipher,” has a lot to say about the war in Afghanistan and the way America the country Bergdahl.
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At least 45,000 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the past four years.
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By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Afghanistan clashed publicly on Thursday over U.S.
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A senior Afghan official on Thursday accused the U.S. peace negotiator of "delegitimizing" the Afghan government in an unusually public attack reflecting Kabul's..
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Afghan national security adviser flies to D.C. to ask White House about "perception" that U.S. envoy wants to create a crisis to install himself as "viceroy"
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At least 5 Afghan soldiers were killed by friendly fire in what was supposed to be precision U.S. strike supporting Afghan troops
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A gunbattle erupted on Thursday between Afghan forces and supporters of a powerful politician in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif who rejected the appointment..
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United States forces launched two "self-defense" airstrikes near an Afghan National Army check point in the Uruzgan province on Wednesday, according to a..
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KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Enraged Afghans took to social media on Wednesday to demand severe punishment for the kidnapping and killing of a six-year-old..
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At least five Afghan soldiers were killed and 10 injured in air strikes conducted by U.S. forces in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on Wednesday, Afghan..
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The talks focused on the withdrawal of US troops and assurances that insurgents would not use Afghanistan's territory to stage future terrorist attacks - one of..
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By Eric Knecht DOHA (Reuters) - U.S.
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Taliban fighters have stepped up pressure on Afghan forces in the western province of Badghis, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 20, an official said on Tuesday,..
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The gay Afghanistan vet also criticized Snowden leaks and slammed Vice President Mike Pence in an interview with CBS News Radio
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At Moscow peace talks, Afghan leaders who fought each other and the Taliban found themselves on the same side
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A biography of one-eyed former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar says he lived near a U.S. base in Afghanistan for years, not in Pakistan as U.S. officials have..
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A biography of one-eyed former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar says he lived near a U.S. base in Afghanistan for years, not in Pakistan as U.S. officials have..
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Washington believed the one-eyed, fugitive Taliban leader had fled to Pakistan, but the new biography says Omar was in fact living just three miles from a major..
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The BBC was given exclusive access to spend a week with ambulance workers in Afghanistan.
1 week ago • BBC News

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