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Afghanistan: A landlocked south-central Asian country
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. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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UK announces $215 million food, water and medical help for Afghanistan

Britain on Monday announced a new 170 million-pound ($215 million) five-year aid package of urgent food, water and medicine assistance for people in Afghanistan.
Reuters - Published

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk

An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Afghanistan

England get Morgan boost but Roy to miss at least two games [Video]England get Morgan boost but Roy to miss at least two games

Morgan hopeful of facing Afghanistan, Roy out for at least two games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:25Published

Representative Dan Crenshaw Proves Patriotism With Photo Of War Injury [Video]Representative Dan Crenshaw Proves Patriotism With Photo Of War Injury

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw was recently questioned about his patriotism. The criticism came after a congressional hearing about the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. According to Business Insider,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Afghan farmers harvest illegal poppies to build a future [Video]Afghan farmers harvest illegal poppies to build a future

Mohammad Ahmadi is one of many poppy farmers who have little choice for a livelihood in war-torn Afghanistan, so they turn to scratching poppies for its sap.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Afghanistan at risk of becoming a 'narco-state' [Video]Afghanistan at risk of becoming a 'narco-state'

Aghanistan continues to lead global opium production, even with efforts to curb production and trafficking of drugs in the country. That is because farmers continue to harvest poppies for their use in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Police in Australia search headquarters of ABC News in Sydney [Video]Police in Australia search headquarters of ABC News in Sydney

ABC says the operation was in relation to its 2017 reports about alleged misconduct by Australian troops in Afghanistan

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:03Published

Australia: Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories [Video]Australia: Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories

Police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, in second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

New Afghan police chief takes on corruption [Video]New Afghan police chief takes on corruption

Khoshal Sadat, the new head of Afghan police force, has one of the hardest jobs in the country - rooting out abuse and bringing new energy to a force that for years has been used as a cash machine by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Iran, Syria on agenda as Pompeo meets Germany's Merkel [Video]Iran, Syria on agenda as Pompeo meets Germany's Merkel

German chancellor says brief talk with the US secretary of state has Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya on the agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital [Video]Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital

A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy has exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan, wounding four U.S. service members as well as causing other casualties. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Afghanistan: Children share beds in poorly equipped hospital [Video]Afghanistan: Children share beds in poorly equipped hospital

In Afghanistan, sick children share beds, with many having little or no access to medical treatment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

Afghan lives under threat as ambulance services overstretched [Video]Afghan lives under threat as ambulance services overstretched

Critical lack of vehicles across Afghanistan affects patients desperate to get to hospital

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Pence to West Point grads: Expect to see combat [Video]Pence to West Point grads: Expect to see combat

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told West Point graduates on Saturday that they should expect to see combat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Assange Faces 175 Years In Jail After Being Charges With 17 New Charges [Video]Assange Faces 175 Years In Jail After Being Charges With 17 New Charges

Julian Assange faces 17 new charges that could get him 175 years behind bars. The U.S. Government filed new charges against Assange on Thursday. The indictment accuses Assange of obtaining and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

'American Taliban' Lindh Set For Release [Video]'American Taliban' Lindh Set For Release

On Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Julian Assange Wikileaks Founder Was Charged With Espionage [Video]Julian Assange Wikileaks Founder Was Charged With Espionage

According to Gizmodo.com, "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London last month after seven years in an Ecuadorian embassy, is now reportedly facing new charges of espionage in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister? [Video]Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resign after a backlash to her final Brexit gambit. Reuters looks at some of the Conservatives who have either said they plan to put themselves forward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:42Published

DOJ: Former U.S. Army Soldier Wanted To Bomb White Nationalist Rally [Video]DOJ: Former U.S. Army Soldier Wanted To Bomb White Nationalist Rally

A U.S. combat veteran was indicted for allegedly planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach, California. According to Reuters, 26-year-old Mark Steven Domingo, of Reseda, California, served with the Army..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is due to be released on Thursday after 17 years in U.S. federal prison. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Threat Of Conflict Between United States & Iran Highlighted [Video]Threat Of Conflict Between United States & Iran Highlighted

According to a report by Reuters, threats of conflict between the United States and Iran have turned a spotlight on the places and ways their forces, proxies or allies could clash. Iran reportedly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Afghan poverty: Many struggle to make ends meet [Video]Afghan poverty: Many struggle to make ends meet

The situation remains bleak for millions of Afghans who have suffered under war and poverty.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Afghan women still face perils at work and home [Video]Afghan women still face perils at work and home

Access to public life has improved for Afghan women since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban, though many hardships remain, including the threat of militants increasingly targeting their workplaces...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Afghanistan: Tributes paid to murdered ex-journalist Mina Mangal [Video]Afghanistan: Tributes paid to murdered ex-journalist Mina Mangal

Afghans have taken to social media to condemn the fatal shooting of a former television journalist and parliamentary advisor.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:18Published

Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces [Video]Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces

According to Reuters, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico. The transfer of funds..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Afghan boy dances to celebrate new prosthetic leg [Video]Afghan boy dances to celebrate new prosthetic leg

Young Ahmad Rahman celebrated his new artificial leg by dancing. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross the Afghan amputee lost his leg to a landmine when he was just eight months..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:21Published

Watch: Afghan boy dances with his new prosthetic leg [Video]Watch: Afghan boy dances with his new prosthetic leg

A video is circulating on social media of a small boy dancing with joy after the doctors fitted him with his new prosthetic leg.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:22Published

 

ISIS is expanding in Afghanistan to target U.S., AP reports

A new Associated Press report says ISIS is recruiting new members to attack the U.S. and the West. Intelligence officials said the militant group is using Kabul, Afghanistan, for "practice runs" for..
CBS News - Published

Suicide bomber kills nine in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

A suicide bomber on foot targeted a police vehicle in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Thursday, killing at least nine people, including civilians, local officials said.
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court refuses to hear prisoner's challenge to Guantánamo detention 17 years into Afghanistan conflict

More than 17 years after the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan, the Supreme Court refused a prisoner's challenge to his continued detention.
USATODAY.com - Published

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