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. Much of its 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range at the western end of the Himalayas, separating the Amu Darya and Indus valleys. Kabul is the capital and largest city.

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The Wednesday deaths of two U.S. service members in Afghanistan raise this year's number of Americans killed in combat there to the highest annual total since..
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The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in..
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U.S.-Taliban peace talks have been taking place in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, where the group has a political office
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Pakistan is planning to push 100 hardcore terrorists from Afghanistan into Kashmir to carry out attacks as part of its "larger design" to create unrest in the..
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Two more American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. The military said they died in a firefight, but did not give any more details. Their deaths come as the..
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Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on..
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Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on..
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Earlier in the month, there were reports from the Intelligence Bureau of four terror-suspects with Afghani passports having infiltrated the state.
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A military lawyer who leaked classified documents about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is due to appear again before a Canberra court.
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A military lawyer who leaked classified documents about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is due to appear again before a Canberra court.
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Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, as the United States seeks to..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that ISIS is regaining strength in some areas, even though its self-proclaimed "caliphate" has been dismantled. The..
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More than 2,400 U.S. service personnel have died in Afghanistan since 2001.
 
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Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO press office said without elaborating.
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The U.S. envoy negotiating to end America's longest war is resuming talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Wednesday. After nearly 18 years of fighting in..
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Kabul - The number of people killed in an Islamic State suicide bombing of a wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 80, an official said on..
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The bloodshed comes as the US and the Taliban continue to seek an agreement that would see the US reduce its troop presence
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Al-Qaida was debilitated long ago, and building an Afghan democracy is fool’s gold. No more U.S. troops should give their lives. Bring them all home.
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The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.
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While responding to the questions on the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan at his Oval Office on Tuesday, he said these to the reporters
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Photographer Susanne Beckmann shared photos of Julia Yllescas that were edited to include her Army father who was killed in Afghanistan.
 
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In an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the terror group ISIS is now more powerful in some places than it has..
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The top U.S. negotiator on Afghanistan said Tuesday he was ready to conclude peace talks with the Taliban as he headed back to Qatar on a mission to end..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military role in Afghanistan has basically turned into a "ridiculous" police force in a sign that he is open..
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A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it..
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The U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the State Department..
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"It was heartbreaking and horrific... they destroyed their own history," member of Afghan restoration team says
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The number of people wounded in multiple bomb blasts in the Afghan city of Jalalabad has risen to 123, officials said on Tuesday, a day after 14 bombs exploded..
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The alert was issued at the beginning of August and the police, as well as the Border Security Force, has been notified since to be prepared for any contingency.
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The Trump administration's haste to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan could risk the progress on Afghan women's rights since 2001: Our view
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In likely Taliban deal, America's national security interests will rest on U.S. troops leaving — not staying, writes retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton
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"Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack that killed at least 63 people. Experts say that IS is giving a show of force, as the Taliban are..
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Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir with the US-led peace process in Afghanistan was "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible", Kabul has asserted.
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At least 34 people wounded in Jalalabad as country marks 100 years of independence A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the..
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A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said, as the..
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One minute, it was a wedding — nearly 1,000 guests packed under one roof, a thin partition segregating them by gender. Men shimmied to a live band, women spun..
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Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oil Tanker: Here’s what you need to know.
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A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the..
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Groom and bride survived suicide bombing that killed scores, but he says he "will never see happiness" in his life again and Afghan suffering will continue
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat..
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Afghanistan celebration descends into horror after suicide bomber targets wedding; Renewed scrutiny on gun policies for retailers after El Paso mass shooting
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A joyous celebration descended into horror on Saturday after a suicide bomber targeted a wedding in Afghanistan. It happened in the capital, Kabul, where today..
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The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining..
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The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underling the..
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The Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63 on Saturday night.
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The wedding was believed to be a Shia gathering, Shia Muslims are frequently targeted in Sunni-majority Afghanistan, particularly by the so-called Islamic State..
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a "barbaric" suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul,..
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63 people have been killed and over 180 injured following a suicide bomb attack on a wedding in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The blast, which took place late..
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The death toll from a suicide bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan’s capital is at least 63, including women and children, officials said Sunday, as Kabul..
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A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said,..
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A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said.
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WASHINGTON: The White House signalled progress on Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between..
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A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said.
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A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Kabul.
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KABUL: At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding hall late Saturday, a local hospital said, as a government official circulated images..
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Many casualties are feared in the blast at a wedding in the Afghan capital.
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A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said.
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There was no immediate information on the cause of the blast
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A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding numerous people, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
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Over 1.5 million American troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2011. Many returned with visible scars of war -- but for some, their..
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During their meeting, Sullivan and Jaishankar discussed a range of issues, including regional security, advancing peace in Afghanistan, and expanding US-India..
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President Trump met with top advisers on Friday to discuss a deal with the Taliban that could begin a final American exit from the country.
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President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from..
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President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are..
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U.S. President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement that could..
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China on Friday defended its much-criticised "vocational education camps" in the restive Xinjiang where thousands of Uighur Muslims have been kept, saying that..
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Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald..
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Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald..
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A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters..
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