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.
At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security.. Reuters - Published
A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least two people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks.. USATODAY.com - Published
According to a report by Reuters, at least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining..
Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite..
Bird hunting is an ancient sport in Afghanistan, where local and migrating species have flocked for thousands of years. The tradition has persisted even through 40 years of violent conflict thanks to..
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Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan expressed disappointment on Friday after the collapse of a planned meeting between the Taliban and a group of Afghan politicians in Qatar that exposed some of.. Reuters - Published
A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing.. Reuters - Published
The latest meetings between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society representatives aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan are set to begin on Friday in an atmosphere.. Reuters - Published
Afghan security forces have inflicted less torture and mistreatment of prisoners detained in conflict in recent years but "horrendous" practices persist despite new laws, the United Nations said on.. Reuters - Published
Officials deported the spouse of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving the couple’s 12-year-daughter to live with her grandparents in Phoenix before the decision was abruptly reversed. NYTimes.com - Published
Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to talks this month with U.S. officials and Afghan representatives in Qatar over the future of Afghanistan, the movement's main.. Reuters - Published
Mr. Buttigieg, a 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, would represent a series of firsts if elected: the youngest president and the first who is openly gay. NYTimes.com - Published
Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, a day after the launch of their annual spring offensive, as fighting intensified across the country ahead of the next round of.. Reuters - Published
The International Criminal Court's unanimous rejection of a request to investigate U.S. forces for possible war crimes in Afghanistan is a "major international victory", U.S. President Donald Trump.. Reuters - Published
Just days after the United States government revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's prosecutor, ICC judges rejected her request to open an investigation into alleged atrocities in the.. Reuters - Published
International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the prosecutor to open an investigation into possible war crimes during the conflict in Afghanistan, citing a lack of evidence and a.. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Friday April 12th: Julian Assange lawyer vows to fight US charges; Remains of 3 Marines returned to US from Afghanistan; Federal agents, suspects have shootout in Phoenix; Huge.. USATODAY.com - Published
The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Friday, calling on Afghan soldiers and police to abandon the government in a statement that points to further violence before peace negotiations.. Reuters - Published