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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. 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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What is going on with the war in Afghanistan?

Trump says "we've hit our enemies harder" than ever, but this is the deadliest year for U.S. troops since 2014, and it's unclear when they might come home
CBS News - Published

U.S. to withdraw and withhold funds from Afghanistan, blames corruption

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

Videos for Afghanistan

Troops protect people in Afghan climate protest [Video]Troops protect people in Afghan climate protest

Troops atop an armored personnel carrier and on foot, their rifles at the ready, protected about 100 of Kabul's young, who are worried that if war doesn't kill them, climate change will.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Sources Say John Bolton Criticized Trump At Private Event [Video]Sources Say John Bolton Criticized Trump At Private Event

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Afghanistan explosions: Dozens killed in two separate blasts [Video]Afghanistan explosions: Dozens killed in two separate blasts

The Taliban says its suicide bomber targeted special forces soldiers but most of those killed and injured were civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Afghanistan attack: Will voters stop going to polls? [Video]Afghanistan attack: Will voters stop going to polls?

President Ashraf Ghani cancels his appearance in the first televised presidential debate, leaving his rival Abdullah Abdullah taking the stage alone.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:38Published

Afghanistan forces say they have broken up ISIL cell [Video]Afghanistan forces say they have broken up ISIL cell

The hunt for ISIL is not easy for security forces as the group has become more sophisticated and difficult to track.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead -White House [Video]Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead -White House

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Riding the rails of Europe's new migrant surge [Video]Riding the rails of Europe's new migrant surge

A freight train rumbles across the Greek countryside, but a black moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures are hiding between the train's wagons. This is one path of a continent's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills Afghan troops [Video]Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills Afghan troops

Afghan officials said at least four soldiers killed in the attack in Chahar Asyab district of Kabul.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Trump Calling Foreign Policy The Shots [Video]Trump Calling Foreign Policy The Shots

On Tuesday, Foreign Policy advisor John Bolton left the Trump Administration. President Donald Trump made it clear he will be calling the shots on US foreign policy and possibly changing course. In..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Security tight as election materials land in Afghanistan [Video]Security tight as election materials land in Afghanistan

Materials arrive before presidential elections and under guard due to past Taliban threats.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo reacts to Bolton dismissal [Video]US secretary of state Mike Pompeo reacts to Bolton dismissal

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Trump fires hardline adviser John Bolton [Video]Trump fires hardline adviser John Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hardline aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser [Video]Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

President Donald Trump has forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Pompeo backs Trump on Bolton firing [Video]Pompeo backs Trump on Bolton firing

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Afghanistan peace talks are 'dead': Trump [Video]Afghanistan peace talks are 'dead': Trump

President Trump told reporters at the White House Monday that talks with Taliban leaders of Afghanistan are 'dead' but that he was still thinking about a troop drawdown in the country. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:26Published

'More losses to US', says Taliban as Trump cancels Afghan talks [Video]'More losses to US', says Taliban as Trump cancels Afghan talks

Afghan group says US President Donald Trump's abrupt cancellation of peace talks will harm the Americans more.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Americans will die due to nixed peace talks: Taliban [Video]Americans will die due to nixed peace talks: Taliban

President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up pressure on the militants, in a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:50Published

Pompeo: Afghan Peace Talks Scuppered [Video]Pompeo: Afghan Peace Talks Scuppered

US President Donald Trump said unexpectedly on Saturday that talks on bringing peace to Afghanistan are on hold. The US will keep pressuring Taliban militants while supporting Afghan troops until it..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Trump calls off Afghanistan peace talks after bombing in Kabul [Video]Trump calls off Afghanistan peace talks after bombing in Kabul

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was calling off talks with Afghanistan on Saturday night.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:55Published

US Negotiator Says Draft Peace Accord Ready For Trump Approval [Video]US Negotiator Says Draft Peace Accord Ready For Trump Approval

Chief U.S. negotiator Zalay Khalilzad said the U.S. created a draft peace accord with the Taliban. The agreement says the U.S. will withdraw almost 5,00 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S., Taliban near Afghanistan deal, as fighting intensifies in the north [Video]U.S., Taliban near Afghanistan deal, as fighting intensifies in the north

Taliban fighters attacked Pul-e Khumri, in the northern province of Baghlan on Sunday (September 1) just a day after a major show of strength by hundreds of fighters who overran parts of Kunduz, a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Afghan independence: Artists mark 100 year anniversary [Video]Afghan independence: Artists mark 100 year anniversary

Afghanistan’s art scene has flourished since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Afghanistan election: Taliban violence may stop vote [Video]Afghanistan election: Taliban violence may stop vote

Amid US-Taliban talks the group has increased its attacks, calling the upcoming elections a 'sham'

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

 

Afghanistan braces for deadly attacks as Taliban vow to disrupt presidential election

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 killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

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

Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan, an official said.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan PM to urge Trump to restart Afghan peace talks

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he would urge U.S. President Donald Trump next week to revive Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban militant group.
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan's Taliban tells teachers, students to block presidential elections or risk death

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 sees his chance after collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks

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

Green Beret's death in Afghanistan comes amid increased Taliban violence

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

Prosecutor can appeal ICC decision blocking Afghan investigation

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

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Dozens killed in 2 bombings in Afghanistan; Weinstein's new attorney discusses case & "Me Too: movement
CBS News - Published

U.N. Security Council overcomes Chinese veto threat to renew Afghanistan mission

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 says it held talks with Afghanistan's Taliban

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 attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

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

Taliban claim attacks at president's rally, Kabul

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 killed in two Afghanistan bombings

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

Taliban bombs kill dozens as U.S. death toll mounts in Afghanistan

American Green Beret is 17th U.S. troop killed this year in the war-torn country, as the Taliban makes good on the threat it levelled after Trump ended peace talks
CBS News - Published

Taliban militant group claims Afghan blasts, says dozens dead

The Taliban insurgent group claimed responsibility for two blasts which it said killed dozens of people in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul, six killed

A blast in the centre of Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed at least six people on Tuesday, police officials said.
Reuters - Published

China signals veto in standoff with U.S. over Afghan U.N. mission: diplomats

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

Blast kills 24 at Afghan election rally, aide says president unhurt

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

Blast kills 24 near election rally for Afghan president: health official

A blast killed 24 people and injured 31 others near an election rally held by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in central Parwan province on Tuesday, a health official said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan hit by blackouts after power pylons destroyed

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

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

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

Asadullah Khalid says U.S. and Afghan troops are coordinating better than ever

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

Afghan and U.S. forces kill at least 38 Taliban fighters in Kabul

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

Two Afghan Taliban shadow governors killed as air strikes step up

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, U.S. forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

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

Pakistan summons Afghan, Indian diplomats after soldiers, civilian killed

Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a civilian woman.
Reuters - Published

Taliban revoke ban on Red Cross, provide security guarantees

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

Afghan women fear their freedom is in jeopardy as Taliban talks resume

"You just sit and walk and look at the world and the city from the windows of your house," one woman said of what life was like under Taliban rule
CBS News - Published

Germany warns against early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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

Afghan women fear they'll lose rights if the Taliban regains power

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

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after U.S. talks collapse

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

Afghan security officials on the impact of a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

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

Afghan security chief warns of ISIS "connections" in U.S.

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

House Foreign Affairs Panel Subpoenas Top Afghanistan Negotiator

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

U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy

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

Inside an Afghan unit hunting ISIS fighters

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

Taliban car bomb blast kills four Afghan special forces in Kabul

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

Gold Star families open up about grief 18 years after 9/11

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

CBS News gets access to Afghanistan forces hunting ISIS suspects

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

CBS News gets rare access to Afghan special forces

After 9/11, Afghan special forces are a part of America's strategy to stop it from happening again
CBS News - Published

At Afghan base, al Qaeda memories fresh 18 years after September 11 attacks

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

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