Afghanistan

Landlocked country in South-Central Asia

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan's capital;..
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Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism..
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TASHKENT, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Wednesday called on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to create a permanent UN..
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Officials said the Taliban launched a wave of attacks on security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan overnight. ......
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H.R. McMaster says he disagreed with some of Trump's decisions and doesn't understand others, such as praise for Putin: "I can't really explain it."
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Apart from 2,120 Pakistani, 188 Afghanistan and 99 Bangladeshi nationals, as many as 60 American, 58 Sri Lankan, 31 Nepali, 20 British, 19 Malaysian, 14 Canadian..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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