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Kabul: Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul Province, and divided into 22 districts. According to estimates in 2020, the population of Kabul is 4.222 million, which includes all the major ethnic groups of Afghanistan. Afghanistan's only city with a population of over 1 million, Kabul serves as its political, cultural and economical center. Rapid urbanization had made Kabul the world's 75th largest city.

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'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud [Video]

'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday tried to rescue a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. Pompeo met with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul. According..

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Afghanistan: Gunmen kill at least 27 people in Kabul high-profile ceremony, wound dozens [Video]

Afghanistan: Gunmen kill at least 27 people in Kabul high-profile ceremony, wound dozens

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Afghanistan: Fears political divide may thwart peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan: Fears political divide may thwart peace deal

Despite recent reduction in violence, political divisions in Kabul may pose a challenge to ending the war against the Taliban.

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US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal [Video]

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

US-led forces, Kabul forces and Taliban fighters will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence, officials say.

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US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal [Video]

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

US-led forces, Kabul forces and Taliban fighters will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence, officials say.

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US, Taliban to sign agreement to cut violence [Video]

US, Taliban to sign agreement to cut violence

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on..

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Crime and violence reaching new heights in Kabul [Video]

Crime and violence reaching new heights in Kabul

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