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Afghanistan

Landlocked country in South-Central Asia

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country in South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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The Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan starting Sunday, via a tweet on Saturday from the hardline Islamist group, and the country's..
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The Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire starting on Sunday, a spokesman for the hardline Islamist group wrote in a tweet on Saturday, a move that comes as..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan has demanded that all sides reduce violence, he said on Thursday, after shuttling from Kabul to the Gulf to push a peace..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld $1 billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's vow on March 23 to cut..
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The United States' special envoy for Afghanistan on Wednesday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former rival Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss progress..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Gunmen opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, killing eight worshippers breaking their Ramadan fast and wounding five others,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

More than 200 doctors and medical staff took part in protests in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday, saying they had not been paid for three months..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The United Nations said Afghan civilian casualties jumped to 380 in April, expressing alarm about a "striking deterioration" in respect for international..
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A senior U.S. envoy left for Doha and Kabul on Sunday to press Taliban and Afghan government officials to open peace talks that the United States hopes will..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad headed for Doha and Kabul on Sunday for talks with Taliban representatives and senior Afghan..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb on Monday near an Afghan intelligence agency installation in the central province of Ghazni, killing at least seven people..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, Ghani's spokesman said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday welcomed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate in Afghanistan, but chided President Ashraf..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, Ghani's spokesman said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate that has hampered progress..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the disputed presidential election, are close to finalising a power-sharing deal to end a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

India should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, after a series of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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