Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and 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, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.
Multiple explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said. Reuters - Published
The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Afghanistan on Thursday as he tries to forge a peace deal with the.. Reuters - Published
Abdul Aziz, a 48-year-old Afghan refugee, chased the Christchurch gunman out of the Linwood Islamic Centre in New Zealand on Friday after the attacker opened fire. Aziz, who was with his family, chased..
A live camera crew at a Kabul political rally records fleeing crowds and confusion as multiple rocket strikes landed nearby. At least one person was killed and several wounded. Rough Cut (no reporter..
According to Reuters, Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday killing 16 employees of the Afghan company.The attack began when two..
The International Court of Justice has told Britain to give up control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, and said it had wrongfully forced the population to leave in the 1970s to make way for..
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Skiers in Afghanistan have used a motorcycle and a wheelbarrow to create a clever lift to the top of the slopes. Alishah Farhang created the contraption with his friend, an engineer, in the mountains..
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On "Intelligence Matters" this week with Michael Morell, the former leader of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan said it's up to the U.S. to lead the fight against Islamic extremism CBS News - Published
After fighting forced Mohammad Khan, a villager from the northern Afghanistan province of Sar-e Pul, to move his family to the more secure province of Balkh last year, they quickly fell on harder.. Reuters - Published
In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, four.. Reuters - Published
The United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces or allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.. Reuters - Published
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or.. USATODAY.com - Published
The United States and Afghanistan clashed publicly on Thursday over U.S. peace talks with the Taliban, with a visiting Afghan official accusing the chief U.S. negotiator of "delegitimizing" the Kabul.. Reuters - Published
A senior Afghan official on Thursday accused the U.S. peace negotiator of "delegitimizing" the Afghan government in an unusually public attack reflecting Kabul's mounting alarm over its exclusion from.. Reuters - Published
A gunbattle erupted on Thursday between Afghan forces and supporters of a powerful politician in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif who rejected the appointment of a new provincial police chief by.. Reuters - Published
At least five Afghan soldiers were killed and 10 injured in air strikes conducted by U.S. forces in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in an apparent case of.. Reuters - Published
U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of consecutive peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops might withdraw, multiple sources said. Reuters - Published
Taliban fighters have stepped up pressure on Afghan forces in the western province of Badghis, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 20, an official said on Tuesday, as the militants make advances even as.. Reuters - Published