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.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States would return about $100 million to the treasury for an energy infrastructure project in Afghanistan and would withhold a further.. Reuters - Published
An attendee at a private event said former national security adviser John Bolton criticized President Donald Trump. According to CNN, Bolton criticized Trump’s international approach with Iran, North..
Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, the White House said on Saturday...
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said that he had disagreed with John Bolton, who was sacked from his role as national security adviser by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump on Tuesday forced out Mr..
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused Tuesday, to discuss "palace intrigue" repeating that President Trump asked for national security adviser John Bolton's resignation Monday night and that it..
A deadly suicide bombing this week near an election rally in central Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak came as a sharp reminder of the risks to a ballot set for the end of next.. Reuters - Published
At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. Reuters - Published
Afghanistan's Taliban insurgent group on Wednesday warned teachers, students and other education workers to avoid the upcoming presidential vote or risk dying in attacks on election centers. Reuters - Published
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops out of his country, but upcoming.. Reuters - Published
A Green Beret who was killed in combat has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin of Tennessee. His death comes amid an escalating Taliban offensive. Charlie D'Agata reports from Kabul. CBS News - Published
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court was granted permission on Tuesday to appeal a ruling by judges that blocked an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, a case that.. Reuters - Published
The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to extend a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan after last-minute talks overcame a Chinese threat to veto if there was no reference.. Reuters - Published
Iran held talks with a delegation from Afghanistan's Taliban, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, a week after peace talks between the United States and the Islamist insurgents collapsed. Reuters - Published
Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt. Reuters - Published
The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy... USATODAY.com - Published
More than 30 people were killed this morning in a pair of bombings in Afghanistan. One of the attacks was in the capital, Kabul. The other was north of the city. The bombings came after the death of.. CBS News - Published
China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its Belt and Road.. Reuters - Published
An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide. Reuters - Published
A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said, after the collapse of talks between the United States and Taliban to end the conflict. Reuters - Published
Afghan households and businesses in about a third of the country have been hit by blackouts after electricity pylons in the northern province of Baghlan were blown up over the weekend, the main power.. Reuters - Published
The 2020 Democratic candidates have one major goal for Afghanistan: Get out. They are struggling to differentiate themselves from a president they say has a feckless, isolationist view of American.. NYTimes.com - Published
Afghanistan's defense minister sat down with CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata to discuss U.S. and Afghan troops fighting together. Asadullah Khalid says the forces are better coordinated.. CBS News - Published
On Sunday, Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces said they killed 38 Taliban fighters, including two senior commanders. Charlie D'Agata is in Kabul where the country's defense minister says the fight is.. CBS News - Published
Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, killed two of the movement's shadow provincial governors on Sunday, as fighting stepped up in the wake of the collapse of talks aimed at ending the.. Reuters - Published
Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces killed two senior Taliban leaders and at least 38 fighters of the hardline insurgent group in joint air strikes conducted in northern and western regions of.. Reuters - Published
The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under their.. Reuters - Published
A withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan could see the country falling back under the strict Islamic rule of the Taliban, German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Saturday. Reuters - Published
A Taliban delegation is in Russia Saturday to talk about the prospects for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. The extraordinary development comes days after President Trump announced U.S... CBS News - Published
The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the.. Reuters - Published
In an interview with Charlie D'Agata, Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and Afghan Deputy Security Minister General Khoshal Sadat talked about the impact of a U.S. withdrawal from.. CBS News - Published
The mission to destroy al Qaeda continues 18 years after 9/11. A top Afghan security official told CBS News they've found "connections" between al Qaeda and ISIS fighters and the U.S. Charlie D'Agata.. CBS News - Published
The subpoena compels Zalmay Khalilzad, the special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, to publicly brief lawmakers at a hearing on the administration’s plan for Afghanistan. NYTimes.com - Published
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, to testify at an open hearing on.. Reuters - Published
In Afghanistan, a new video from al-Qaeda shows the continued threat of terrorism, nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks. The group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wants to inspire so-called "lone.. CBS News - Published
A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four commandos, officials said, as violence continued to escalate following the collapse of peace talks.. Reuters - Published
More than 2,400 Americans have given their lives since the U.S. first invaded Afghanistan. That's nearly the number that died on 9/11. In an emotional interview, "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah.. CBS News - Published
Less than a month after 9/11, U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to dismantle al Qaeda. But terrorist organizations are still using Afghanistan as a base. Charlie D'Agata rode with an elite U.S.-trained.. CBS News - Published
It's shortly before sunrise, and Maryanna Swanson, a Navy nurse from Long Island, thinks she may run out of T-shirts for all of the runners showing up for a Sept. 11 memorial race that she's helping.. Reuters - Published