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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 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, while the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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Afghanistan recalls ambassador in row over Pakistan PM remarks

Afghanistan has recalled its ambassador from Pakistan over reported remarks by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that suggested Kabul should set up an interim government, calling the comments..
Reuters - Published

Ten children killed by U.S. air strike in Afghanistan: U.N.

Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Afghanistan

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Identified [Video]Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Identified

According to NATO Resolute Support, the two were conducting an operation when they were killed Friday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan [Video]Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

According to NATO Resolute Support, the two were conducting an operation when they were killed Friday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

New Zealanders hold moment of silence for mosque shooting victims [Video]New Zealanders hold moment of silence for mosque shooting victims

From bikies in Tauranga to people on the streets of Wellington, New Zealanders pause for a moment of reflection on Friday to mourn the Christchurch mosque shooting victims. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers [Video]'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a crowd of thousands that 'New Zealand mourns with you' as the call to prayer rang out over Christchurch one week after a shooting left 50 people dead...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

What Is The Holiday Nowruz? [Video]What Is The Holiday Nowruz?

According to CNN.com, "For millions of people across the globe, Nowruz is no small celebration. Think Christmas, New Year's and Fourth of July combined -- and add to it fire festivities, delicious..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

'Afghan Star' contestant's voice, story in spotlight [Video]'Afghan Star' contestant's voice, story in spotlight

Zahra Elham, finalist in season 14 of Afghanistan's equivalent of American Idol, has gained much attention.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published

New Zealand Begins Funerals [Video]New Zealand Begins Funerals

According to REuters, The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

The long Afghan war takes a toll on children [Video]The long Afghan war takes a toll on children

In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Twelve-year-old Zabiullah Mujahed hustles every day to shine shoes, one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Man Who Chased Down Christchurch Gunman Hailed As A Hero [Video]Man Who Chased Down Christchurch Gunman Hailed As A Hero

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:10Published

US Will Deny Visas to International Criminal Court Members [Video]US Will Deny Visas to International Criminal Court Members

Pompeo called the potential investigation "politically motivated."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

"Hero" challenged mosque attacker with credit-card machine

An Afghan-born hero tells Reuters how he chased one of the New Zealand mosque attack armed only with a credit card machine. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Afghan women's orchestra braves to play [Video]Afghan women's orchestra braves to play

Zohra orchestra is an all-female group from Afghanistan currently playing in Britain. They fear U.S. peace talks with the Taliban could bring the group back in to power and once again deprive their..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni [Video]Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni

The US has conducted a series of air attacks against Taliban fighters, but elders and local officials say they killed 35 civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements [Video]US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements

​U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said negotiators drafted two potential agreements on counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Rocket attack at former Afghan president Karzai rally [Video]Rocket attack at former Afghan president Karzai rally

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Gun Attack, Bomb Kills 16 In Afghanistan [Video]Gun Attack, Bomb Kills 16 In Afghanistan

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Afghanistan Suicide Blast Kills 16 Near Jalalabad Airport, Officials Say [Video]Afghanistan Suicide Blast Kills 16 Near Jalalabad Airport, Officials Say

Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 16..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:39Published

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in Afghanistan [Video]At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in Afghanistan

Suicide bombers and gunmen attack a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official says. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Flash floods in Afghanistan, Pakistan kill at least 45 people [Video]Flash floods in Afghanistan, Pakistan kill at least 45 people

At least 25 people killed in Pakistan and 20 in Afghanistan after heavy rains, flash floods and snowfall.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:21Published

Flash floods kill many in Pakistan, Afghanistan [Video]Flash floods kill many in Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Afghan province of Kandahar bore the brunt of disaster caused by heavy rains that cut off tens of thousands of people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Residents evacuate as flash floods hit southern Afghanistan [Video]Residents evacuate as flash floods hit southern Afghanistan

At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

All Troops Could Pull Out Of Afghanistan In 3-5 Years [Video]All Troops Could Pull Out Of Afghanistan In 3-5 Years

The U.S. is in peace talks with the Taliban. The goal is to pull out of Afghanistan while ensuring the country doesn't become a terrorist safe haven.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

UN: Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high in 2018 [Video]UN: Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high in 2018

United Nations says the war-torn country saw 3,800 civilian lives taken last year, including 1,000 children.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Afghanistan war: Women voice concern at conference [Video]Afghanistan war: Women voice concern at conference

As the US and the Taliban negotiate peace, the Afghan women are refusing to be left behind.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

UK must return Indian Ocean islands to Mauritius - ICJ [Video]UK must return Indian Ocean islands to Mauritius - ICJ

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

 

U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

U.S. air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.
Reuters - Published

Two blasts kill four at Afghan stadium celebration

Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said.
Reuters - Published

Explosions kill 2 at Afghan celebration, wound governor

Two explosions went off at a public celebration in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing two people and wounding the governor of Helmand province, security and hospital officials..
Reuters - Published

Afghan suicide bomber hits family, kills one, injures four

A suicide bomber on Friday killed one person and injured four, all members of the same family, in an attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, police said.
Reuters - Published

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill 6 during new year festival

Several 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

U.S. envoy to Afghanistan to brief counterparts on peace effort

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

Afghanistan presidential election postponed to September

Afghanistan's presidential election has been postponed by more than two months to Sept. 28, a spokesman for the country's Independent Election Commission said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Killed, orphaned, sold: Afghan war takes brutal toll on children

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

U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

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

Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in western Afghanistan

At least 50 members of the Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban in a fight for control of Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, local officials said.
Reuters - Published

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