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-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, while 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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India has finalised a new system to speed up sale of military equipment to friendly countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Myanmar and..
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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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The South Bend, Ind. mayor, Afghanistan veteran and Rhodes scholar, who's rising in the polls for the 2020 race, hopes to reanimate his party's values for a new..
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says a bomb exploded at a mosque in a western part of Kabul, killing two people, including the prayer..
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A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding at..
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A bomb killed a senior Islamic preacher and wounded at least 16 devotees inside a mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, interior ministry officials..
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A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, killing at least one person and wounding 16, the interior ministry said.
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A bomb planted by the Taliban killed my best friend, Patrick. This Memorial Day, I am still coming to terms with the fact that I survived our ill-fated mission..
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John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001..
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Buttigieg, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, made the comments in response to a question on whether Trump should have served in Vietnam.
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Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was freed on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban.
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Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was released on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban.
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John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan battlefield in November 2001 is being released from..
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A California man dubbed the "American Taliban" following his capture on a battlefield in Afghanistan in 2001 was released from prison Thursday after serving 17..
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John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was released early from federal prison on Thursday, the Washington Post..
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John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, is to be released early from federal prison on Thursday as some U.S...
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John Walker Lindh, often called the “American Taliban,” is set to walk free from federal prison at any moment. Lindh was captured with Taliban fighters in..
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Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat was first at the Cannes Film Festival with a short film she made for $100 when she was 21. Since then, she's won the directors'..
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Hedayat Osyan came to Australia from Afghanistan and has since changed the lives of several others like him.
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A California native who admitted to providing support to the Taliban is expected to be released from a federal prison. He was with them in Afghanistan on 9/11...
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John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and vilified as a national traitor, is to be released early from a..
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The brutal murder of a former journalist has sparked outrage from women's rights activists. Mina Mangal was a well-known TV reporter in Kabul. She also worked..
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Terror, connectivity & Afghanistan were the main focus areas for India when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delieverd speech at the Shanghai cooperation..
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Captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, his release on probation is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.
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John Walker Lindh’s eyes, dark and wild, were ubiquitous across magazine covers and cable news channels, alongside militants in Afghanistan, after he was..
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Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's..
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Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which..
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A U.S. air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in..
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Over his decades-long career, award-winning journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley has been on the front lines to cover events that changed the..
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Donald Trump's administration asked Congress to reimburse the Taliban for travel expenses, lodgings and food at peace talks aimed at bringing over 17 years of..
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An air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air..
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Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty service members truggling with traumatic brain injuries. Even mild cases..
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The Pentagon said on Thursday that it had asked Congress for the authority to help fund lodging and transportation for Taliban members who were interested in..
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EXCLUSIVE: A group of Afghan war veterans who stayed behind after the Invictus Games in Sydney last year have told SBS of their joy at being granted permanent..
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EXCLUSIVE: A group of Afghan war veterans who stayed behind after the Invictus Games in Sydney last year have told SBS of their joy at being granted permanent..
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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