Afghanistan

Country Afghanistan
Capital Kabul
Continent Asia(South Asia)
Currency Afghani(AFN)
Languages Pashto & Dari

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Introduction

Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in 1919. A brief experiment in democracy ended in a 1973 coup and a 1978 Communist counter-coup. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979 to support the tottering Afghan Communist regime, touching off a long and destructive war. The USSR withdrew in 1989 under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-Communist mujahedin rebels. A series of subsequent civil wars saw Kabul finally fall in 1996 to the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in 1994 to end the country's civil war and anarchy. Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., a U.S., Allied, and anti-Taliban Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Osama BIN LADIN. The UN-sponsored Bonn Conference in 2001 established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption of a new constitution, a presidential election in 2004, and National Assembly elections in 2005. In December 2004, Hamid KARZAI became the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan and the National Assembly was inaugurated the following December. Karzai was re-elected in November 2009 for a second term. Despite gains toward building a stable central government, a resurgent Taliban and continuing provincial instability - particularly in the south and the east - remain serious challenges for the Afghan Government.

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Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors are open' - BBC News
  1. Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors are open'  BBC News
  2. At least 48 people killed in two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan  CNN
  3. Taliban Make Good on Pledge to Strike Afghan Election Campaign  The New York Times
  4. US service member killed in Afghanistan as Taliban bombs leave dozens dead at Ashraf Ghani rally and in Kabul today  CBS News
  5. Afghanistan war: Taliban bombs election rally and Kabul square  BBC News
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A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan - Associated Press
  1. A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan  Associated Press
  2. What a wedding massacre says about Trump's plan to leave Afghanistan  CNN
  3. Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after devastating Kabul attack that killed 63  India Today
  4. Blasts hit Afghan city Jalalabad on independence day celebrations  Al Jazeera English
  5. Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack  Military Times
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As troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, will aid stream out? - Associated PressAs troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, will aid stream out?  Associated Press

JEBUL SIRAJ, Afghanistan (AP) — The children will inherit any peace that comes to Afghanistan, if only they can live to see it. Whimpering and badly ...



Taliban blast kills US soldier, several civilians in Kabul - The Associated PressTaliban blast kills US soldier, several civilians in Kabul  The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb exploded and killed U.S. and Romanian *service* members and 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area near the ...



Afghan Presidential Rally Targeted In One Of Two Attacks In Afghanistan - NPRAfghan Presidential Rally Targeted In One Of Two Attacks In Afghanistan  NPR

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Washington Post's Pamela Constable about two blasts in Afghanistan Tuesday, one targeting a rare public appearance of ...



In Afghanistan, Taliban’s Ties to al-Qaida Unchanged - Voice of AmericaIn Afghanistan, Taliban’s Ties to al-Qaida Unchanged  Voice of America

During recent peace negotiations with the U.S., the Taliban promised Afghanistan would never again be a place where an attack against the U.S. would be ...



Red Cross May Resume Its Work In Afghanistan, Taliban Say - NPRRed Cross May Resume Its Work In Afghanistan, Taliban Say  NPR

"We welcome the acknowledgment of our humanitarian principles and renewal of security guarantees," says the Red Cross leader in Afghanistan.



Taliban attack Kabul as US envoy says deal almost final - The Associated PressTaliban attack Kabul as US envoy says deal almost final  The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital Monday night, just hours after a U.S. envoy briefed the ...



China signals veto in standoff over UN Afghanistan mission - Al Jazeera EnglishChina signals veto in standoff over UN Afghanistan mission  Al Jazeera English

Diplomats say China wants reference to its Belt and Road project in mission renewal as Tuesday deadline looms.



Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan - Associated PressJihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan  Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil.



UN Mission in Afghanistan Renewed After Brief Stalemate - VOA NewsUN Mission in Afghanistan Renewed After Brief Stalemate  VOA News

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend and strengthen the mandate of its mission in Afghanistan, overcoming threats of a Chinese veto ...



US Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan gun battle identified: 'He was a warrior' - Fox NewsUS Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan gun battle identified: 'He was a warrior'  Fox News

The Pentagon has identified the U.S. Army Green Beret who was killed in a gun battle outside the Afghan capital Monday in Wardack Province, a known Taliban ...



Afghan student invited to UN youth climate summit denied US visa - Aljazeera.comAfghan student invited to UN youth climate summit denied US visa  Aljazeera.com

Teen selected to participate in first UN youth climate summit unable to travel as US embassy rejects visa application.



Yes, the United States Needs to Withdraw From Afghanistan - Jacobin magazineYes, the United States Needs to Withdraw From Afghanistan  Jacobin magazine

When President Trump scuttled talks for a peace deal in Afghanistan, liberal media heaved a sigh of relief. But despite the risks, an end to the US occupation is a ...



Afghanistan forces say they have broken up ISIL cell - Aljazeera.comAfghanistan forces say they have broken up ISIL cell  Aljazeera.com

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



Inside Afghanistan's 'no-man's land' - BBC NewsInside Afghanistan's 'no-man's land'  BBC News

The BBC enters Taliban-controlled territory in Faryab province to meet those civilians most at risk.



Isis gains traction in Afghanistan as US talks collapse - Financial TimesIsis gains traction in Afghanistan as US talks collapse  Financial Times

Minutes after the younger brother of Afghanistan's Taliban chief rose to lead Friday prayers at a Pakistan mosque last month, a bomb ripped through the building ...



Afghanistan's Ghani Escapes Election Violence That Killed 24 - VOA NewsAfghanistan's Ghani Escapes Election Violence That Killed 24  VOA News

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani escaped an attack on his campaign rally in Parwan province that killed 24 people and wounded more than 30 others ...



Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s. - The New York TimesDemocrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.  The New York Times

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 ...



US cyber-offensive against ISIS continues, eyes are now on Afghanistan, general says - CyberScoopUS cyber-offensive against ISIS continues, eyes are now on Afghanistan, general says  CyberScoop

As loyalties among Afghanistan's Islamic extremists continue to shift, the U.S. military may be poised to rely more heavily on offensive cyber capabilities to target ...



Chinese envoy states position on mandate renewal for UN mission in Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese envoy states position on mandate renewal for UN mission in Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Tuesday stated his country's position on the ...



We Lost the War in Afghanistan. Get Over It. - Foreign PolicyWe Lost the War in Afghanistan. Get Over It.  Foreign Policy

Afghanistan has been back in the news lately, but most commentators are missing the big picture. In recent weeks there has been a raft of articles suggesting the ...



Getting to 'Yes' Has Just Gotten a Lot Harder in Afghanistan - Foreign PolicyGetting to 'Yes' Has Just Gotten a Lot Harder in Afghanistan  Foreign Policy

On Sept. 10, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton became the latest victim of the Trump administration's nonstop revolving door—one that has produced ...



America Went to Afghanistan to Fight Al Qaeda, Not to Transform a Nation - The National Interest OnlineAmerica Went to Afghanistan to Fight Al Qaeda, Not to Transform a Nation  The National Interest Online

Time spent in the country and troop numbers will never be enough to impose an external military solution to Afghanistan's internal and idiosyncratic political ...



Taliban attacks kill 48 in Afghanistan - The Globe and MailTaliban attacks kill 48 in Afghanistan  The Globe and Mail

Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President ...



Inside Afghanistan: Nearly Nine in 10 Afghans Are Suffering - GallupInside Afghanistan: Nearly Nine in 10 Afghans Are Suffering  Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The collapse in peace negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban has removed a potential barrier to holding Afghanistan's presidential ...



End of peace talks risks opening door for Isis in Afghanistan - Financial TimesEnd of peace talks risks opening door for Isis in Afghanistan  Financial Times

Donald Trump has dashed hopes for an imminent peace deal with the Taliban that were intended to pave the way for the US to withdraw the last of its troops ...



Tri-series, 3rd T20I: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman lead Afghanistan to historic win over Bangladesh - India TodayTri-series, 3rd T20I: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman lead Afghanistan to historic win over Bangladesh  India Today

Mohammad Nabi's fireworks saw Afghanistan recover from 40 for 4 to compile a respectable 164 for 6 after which Mujeeb Ur Rahman's bowling helped to ...



Bangladesh aim to shrug off Afghanistan loss against winless Zimbabwe - International Cricket CouncilBangladesh aim to shrug off Afghanistan loss against winless Zimbabwe  International Cricket Council

Hosts Bangladesh, reeling from their loss to Afghanistan in the previous game, will take on Zimbabwe in the first match of the Chittagong leg of the T20 ...



Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing opens for 24 hours - India TodayPakistan-Afghanistan border crossing opens for 24 hours  India Today

A key border-crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan will now remain open for 24 hours, a move which is likely to give a boost to a struggling trade between ...



Timeline: US military presence in Afghanistan - Al Jazeera EnglishTimeline: US military presence in Afghanistan  Al Jazeera English

Some 2400 US troops have been killed since the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to pursue the Taliban.



The Annual Cost Of The War In Afghanistan Since 2001 [Infographic] - ForbesThe Annual Cost Of The War In Afghanistan Since 2001 [Infographic]  Forbes

America's longest war, the conflict in Afghanistan, has cost $975 billion when 2019 estimates are factored in according to website The Balance. Their data is ...



Fighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse - ReutersFighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse  Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Fighting has picked up in several areas of northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, days after the collapse of talks between the ...



Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence - Democracy Now!Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence  Democracy Now!

In Afghanistan, a bomb exploded today near a campaign rally for President Ashraf Ghani in the country's northern Parwan province. Ghani was reported safe, ...



ICC judges authorize appeal against Afghanistan rejection - Minneapolis Star TribuneICC judges authorize appeal against Afghanistan rejection  Minneapolis Star Tribune

International Criminal Court judges said Tuesday that the court's prosecutor can appeal against the rejection of her request to open an investigation into crimes ...



NATO Chiefs Support Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission, Look to Futu - Department of DefenseNATO Chiefs Support Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission, Look to Futu  Department of Defense

The maxim "in together, out together" still appends to NATO operations in Afghanistan, Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said today at the ...



A Morning in Afghanistan - Common DreamsA Morning in Afghanistan  Common Dreams

n a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' ...



Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Tri-nation series 2nd T20I in Dhaka: Highlights - India TodayAfghanistan vs Zimbabwe Tri-nation series 2nd T20I in Dhaka: Highlights  India Today

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Tri-nation series 2nd T20I Highlights: Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza won the toss and opted to field first in the 2nd T20I of ...



Diplomacy Can’t Solve All of Afghanistan’s Problems - Foreign Affairs MagazineDiplomacy Can’t Solve All of Afghanistan’s Problems  Foreign Affairs Magazine

BARNETT R. RUBIN is a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University and former Senior Adviser to ...



Najibullah and Nabi lead Afghanistan to 28-run win - International Cricket CouncilNajibullah and Nabi lead Afghanistan to 28-run win  International Cricket Council

Afghanistan put forward a dominant performance as they claimed a 28-run victory over Zimbabwe in Mirpur.



Taliban Seeking Support to Force U.S. From Afghanistan: Reuters - BloombergTaliban Seeking Support to Force U.S. From Afghanistan: Reuters  Bloomberg

The Taliban sent a team to Russia, and plans to visit China, Iran and Central Asian states to gauge support for the U.S. to be forced to leave Afghanistan, ...



Greenbrier soldier killed in action in Afghanistan | Video - WSMV NashvilleGreenbrier soldier killed in action in Afghanistan | Video  WSMV Nashville

A Greenbrier soldier was killed by small arms fire when his unit was engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.



How Americans are split over whether the Afghanistan war was a mistake - Military TimesHow Americans are split over whether the Afghanistan war was a mistake  Military Times

A Gallup poll published on Sept. 11 found that 43 percent of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan was a mistake, in contrast to 52 percent who responded it ...



The Afghanistan war is likely ending. One longtime correspondent asks: Was it worth it? - The Washington PostThe Afghanistan war is likely ending. One longtime correspondent asks: Was it worth it?  The Washington Post

Longtime correspondent Kevin Maurer returns to the region and asks: What did America get right, what did we get wrong — and what were the consequences?



State Department looking at shifts to Afghanistan security assistance - Military TimesState Department looking at shifts to Afghanistan security assistance  Military Times

As the U.S. sorts out its next moves with Afghanistan peace, the State Department is evaluating its security assistance to the region.



Trump Administration Officials at Odds Over C.I.A.’s Role in Afghanistan - The New York TimesTrump Administration Officials at Odds Over C.I.A.’s Role in Afghanistan  The New York Times

White House advisers want to expand the C.I.A.'s presence as troops leave Afghanistan, but the agency's director and others expressed reservations.



Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were the 'ground zero' of the opioid crisis: Study - Washington ExaminerAfghanistan and Iraq veterans were the 'ground zero' of the opioid crisis: Study  Washington Examiner

Veterans who were stationed in Afghan and Iraqi war zones after the 9/11 terror attacks have been hit hardest by the opioid crisis, according to new research.



Afghanistan conflict: Taliban storm key northern city - BBC NewsAfghanistan conflict: Taliban storm key northern city  BBC News

Taliban fighters have attacked the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz, setting off a major battle with security forces. The government says its air strikes have ...



Son Of Afghan 'Lion Of Panjshir' Takes Up Father's Fight Against Taliban - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertySon Of Afghan 'Lion Of Panjshir' Takes Up Father's Fight Against Taliban  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

The son of revered Afghan resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Masud says he wants to make his late father's goal of creating a moderate Afghan state a reality.



Afghanistan aim to maintain ascendancy as format changes - International Cricket CouncilAfghanistan aim to maintain ascendancy as format changes  International Cricket Council

After registering a historic Test win against hosts Bangladesh earlier this week, Afghanistan will look to maintain the same intensity in T20Is, as they face ...



Afghanistan Humanitarian Response: Wash Cluster Updates, Cluster Achievements - August 2019 - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan Humanitarian Response: Wash Cluster Updates, Cluster Achievements - August 2019 - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Afghanistan about Protection and Human Rights, Water Sanitation Hygiene, IDPs, Refugees and Drought; published on 15 ...



ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (17 September 2019) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebACLED Regional Overview – Asia (17 September 2019) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Afghanistan and 7 other countries about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Protection and Human Rights; published on 17 Sep 2019 by ...



With John Bolton Fired, What's Next For Trump's Afghanistan Policy? - NPRWith John Bolton Fired, What's Next For Trump's Afghanistan Policy?  NPR

President Trump spiked the peace negotiations for a war he's desperate to end and sacked the national security adviser who shaped much of his foreign policy ...



A Rough Road Ahead to Peace in Afghanistan - Human Rights WatchA Rough Road Ahead to Peace in Afghanistan  Human Rights Watch

After 10 months of negotiations, the United States and the Taliban have reached an agreement to end their conflict in Afghanistan. That was the easy part.



It's Time for American Troops to Leave Afghanistan - TIMEIt's Time for American Troops to Leave Afghanistan  TIME

Retired brigadier general Donald Bolduc served 10 tours in Afghanistan, but the war has gone on for almost 18 years and he says it's time for U.S. troops to ...



How 775,000 U.S. troops fought in one war: Afghanistan military deployments by the numbers - Washington PostHow 775,000 U.S. troops fought in one war: Afghanistan military deployments by the numbers  Washington Post

Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, which led to a long legacy of war. That was thrown into sharp relief this ...



Want to Know What's Next for Afghanistan? Ask Vietnam. - The NationWant to Know What's Next for Afghanistan? Ask Vietnam.  The Nation

There's already a historical precedent for ending a misguided war, American-style. Count on Washington to repeat its failures.



Kabul, Afghanistan: Afghan special forces track down ISIS fighters - CBS NewsKabul, Afghanistan: Afghan special forces track down ISIS fighters  CBS News

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



Afghanistan Update - NPRAfghanistan Update  NPR

We have an update on the negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. President Trump made comments about a partial rather than full troop withdrawal.



Afghanistan emulate Australia with record-setting Test win over Bangladesh - India TodayAfghanistan emulate Australia with record-setting Test win over Bangladesh  India Today

On the course to the famous win against Bangladesh, Rashid Khan, aged 20, also became the youngest ever captain in the history of Test cricket to record a ...



U.N. Chief: Islamic State Remains Resilient in Afghanistan - TIMEU.N. Chief: Islamic State Remains Resilient in Afghanistan  TIME

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Islamic State extremist group remains resilient in Afghanistan despite “a high pace” of ...



U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan - Yahoo NewsU.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan  Yahoo News

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 ...



Trump Calls Off Afghanistan Peace Talks - NPRTrump Calls Off Afghanistan Peace Talks  NPR

President Trump says he has called off peace talks with the Taliban, just as the president says he was ready to meet with the Taliban and the president of ...



Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan - CNNPentagon identifies US soldier killed in suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan  CNN

The Pentagon announced Friday that Sgt. 1st Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz, was killed Thursday in Afghanistan.



Wrong peace deal could mean 'return to chaos' for Afghanistan - The GuardianWrong peace deal could mean 'return to chaos' for Afghanistan  The Guardian

US-Taliban agreement will not be successful without involvement of government and citizens, say Afghan women's rights groups.



Taliban claim attack on Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally - Economic TimesTaliban claim attack on Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally  Economic Times

The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, ...



In Afghanistan and Kashmir, It's the 1980s All Over Again - Foreign PolicyIn Afghanistan and Kashmir, It's the 1980s All Over Again  Foreign Policy

While a superpower negotiates an exit from Afghanistan, India stirs up a hornet's nest in Kashmir. It is the 1980s, and the world is at an inflection point that led to ...



Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban talks continue - The Washington PostTwo U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban talks continue  The Washington Post

KABUL — Two American *service* members were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday, U.S. military officials said, as U.S. negotiators returned to Qatar ...



‘Maybe this is how Vietnam vets felt’: Americans who fought in Afghanistan wait to see how their war ends - The Washington Post‘Maybe this is how Vietnam vets felt’: Americans who fought in Afghanistan wait to see how their war ends  The Washington Post

More than 775000 U.S. troops have served in the longest war in U.S. history.



IDF troops in Afghanistan? What a US-Israel mutual defense treaty could mean - The Times of IsraelIDF troops in Afghanistan? What a US-Israel mutual defense treaty could mean  The Times of Israel

Netanyahu claims the pact he vows to advance after the election will guarantee Israel's security 'for generations.' But successive Israeli governments have ...



Afghanistan at risk of being abandoned - The GuardianAfghanistan at risk of being abandoned  The Guardian

Letter: The 100th anniversary of its independence from Britain should remind us of our long history with the country and our obligations, says Simon Diggins.



Afghanistan Premier League postponed due to payment issues, 'risks for league's integrity' | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoAfghanistan Premier League postponed due to payment issues, 'risks for league's integrity' | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

The second season of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) has been postponed to 2020 after the league's commercial partner failed to pay the Afghanistan ...



Trump’s Afghanistan 'Peace' Will Be Vietnam All Over Again: A Mess America Leaves Behind - Common DreamsTrump’s Afghanistan 'Peace' Will Be Vietnam All Over Again: A Mess America Leaves Behind  Common Dreams

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.



Donald Trump’s ‘peace agreement’ is a betrayal of Afghanistan and its people - The GuardianDonald Trump’s ‘peace agreement’ is a betrayal of Afghanistan and its people  The Guardian

This cut-and-run policy will leave the country trapped in a conflict with the Taliban and fail the casualties of war, writes Simon Tisdall.



Why these workers from India miss wartime Afghanistan - National GeographicWhy these workers from India miss wartime Afghanistan  National Geographic

Indian Muslims under contract with the U.S. military in Afghanistan recall the perks—good pay and freedom from religious discrimination.



Sen. Lindsey Graham: Abandoning Afghanistan would pave way for another 9/11 - Fox NewsSen. Lindsey Graham: Abandoning Afghanistan would pave way for another 9/11  Fox News

As we mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Wednesday, we must never forget Afghanistan is where the attacks were planned – and ...



Roundup: Migration, displacement, and Afghanistan's interlocking crises - The New HumanitarianRoundup: Migration, displacement, and Afghanistan's interlocking crises  The New Humanitarian

A collection of our reporting exploring the complex road ahead as civilian conflict casualties rise and humanitarian access shrinks.



Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence - UN NewsAfghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence  UN News

Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following a series of ...



A Look At The Long Arc Of Failed U.S. Diplomacy In Afghanistan - NPRA Look At The Long Arc Of Failed U.S. Diplomacy In Afghanistan  NPR

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with George Packer, staff writer for The Atlantic and the author of Our Man: Richard Holbrooke, about the Trump administration's ...



Proud to be an Afghan: Cricket in the Shadow of War - Aljazeera.comProud to be an Afghan: Cricket in the Shadow of War  Aljazeera.com

From refugee camps to global fame - the rise of Afghan cricket and how it helped unify and redefine a war-torn nation.



India not fighting terror in Afghanistan, we are: US President Trump - India TodayIndia not fighting terror in Afghanistan, we are: US President Trump  India Today

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it is "not fair" that India, which is geographically "much closer" to Afghanistan than the United States, is not ...



Mayor Pete Buttigieg says debate comments about Afghanistan misconstrued - ABC NewsMayor Pete Buttigieg says debate comments about Afghanistan misconstrued  ABC News

Mayor Pete Buttigieg told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos that his comments about Afghanistan during the ABC News Democratic debate are ...



Green Beret killed in Afghanistan identified - CNNGreen Beret killed in Afghanistan identified  CNN

Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Ard, a Green Beret from 1st Special Forces Group, died from wounds sustained during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, ...



Inside Afghanistan: Stability in Institutions Remains Elusive - GallupInside Afghanistan: Stability in Institutions Remains Elusive  Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ahead of the announcement this week of an agreement "in principle" between the U.S. and the Taliban, Afghans remained pessimistic ...



Attacks escalate against Afghanistan's human rights defenders – report - The GuardianAttacks escalate against Afghanistan's human rights defenders – report  The Guardian

Amnesty says activists have been attacked and killed with impunity, with their plight 'largely ignored' at home and abroad.



Where U.S.-Taliban Peace Negotiations Stand After Recent Bombings In Afghanistan - NPRWhere U.S.-Taliban Peace Negotiations Stand After Recent Bombings In Afghanistan  NPR

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon about the U.S. peace negotiations with the Taliban, in light of recent Taliban ...



Does America have a moral imperative to stay in Afghanistan forever? - The WeekDoes America have a moral imperative to stay in Afghanistan forever?  The Week

After 18 years of waging war in Afghanistan, the Trump administration is attempting to pull back. But critics have responded with outrage. What's the point of ...



Afghanistan halts independence festivities after wedding massacre - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan halts independence festivities after wedding massacre  Al Jazeera English

Debate over marking 100th year of independence had been intensifying even before Kabul blast saw celebrations postponed.



Rand Paul and Liz Cheney feud over US presence in Afghanistan - CNNRand Paul and Liz Cheney feud over US presence in Afghanistan  CNN

Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Liz Cheney are engaged in a tense war of words over the US presence in Afghanistan, with Paul, a Kentucky ...



Buttigieg, Warren pledge Afghanistan withdrawal even without Taliban peace deal | TheHill - The HillButtigieg, Warren pledge Afghanistan withdrawal even without Taliban peace deal | TheHill  The Hill

Sen. El.



Inside Afghanistan: Job Market Outlook Bleakest on Record - GallupInside Afghanistan: Job Market Outlook Bleakest on Record  Gallup

Job prospects in Afghanistan in 2018 were worse than at any other point in the past decade, and unemployment soared to new highs among young people and ...



Afghanistan’s Ghani to visit Washington as peace deal limps and violence surges - The Washington PostAfghanistan’s Ghani to visit Washington as peace deal limps and violence surges  The Washington Post

KABUL — With U.S.-Taliban peace talks at a critical moment and insurgent violence on the rise, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to travel on short notice to ...



Luton Blue Tigers: Cricket 'changes life' for team of Afghanistan refugees - BBC NewsLuton Blue Tigers: Cricket 'changes life' for team of Afghanistan refugees  BBC News

Meet the teenagers who fled the Taliban to find a shared passion and togetherness in cricket.



As U.S.-Taliban deal nears, Afghanistan’s Ghani hardens resolve to hold elections on time - The Washington PostAs U.S.-Taliban deal nears, Afghanistan’s Ghani hardens resolve to hold elections on time  The Washington Post

KABUL — As 10 months of U.S.-Taliban peace talks enter their final stage, President Ashraf Ghani is doubling down on his determination to hold a presidential ...



Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan - CNNPentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan  CNN

The Pentagon on Thursday identified the two US *service* members killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.



As Taliban Talk Peace, ISIS Is Ready to Play the Spoiler in Afghanistan - The New York TimesAs Taliban Talk Peace, ISIS Is Ready to Play the Spoiler in Afghanistan  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even as the United States and the Taliban seem close to a deal on an American troop withdrawal, the Islamic State in Afghanistan is ...



After Bombing, Afghans Demand That Foreigners Leave Their Neighborhood - The New York TimesAfter Bombing, Afghans Demand That Foreigners Leave Their Neighborhood  The New York Times

Kabul residents staged a raucous protest on Tuesday, calling for the target of a deadly attack — a compound for foreigners — to be shut down.



Five Killed as Vehicle Hits Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan's Farah - News18Five Killed as Vehicle Hits Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan's Farah  News18

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, but the Taliban are active in the province and earlier this month launched an attempt to take the city ...



Trump wants US troops out of Afghanistan. The biggest winner may be ISIS's surging, bloodthirsty faction there - INSIDERTrump wants US troops out of Afghanistan. The biggest winner may be ISIS's surging, bloodthirsty faction there  INSIDER

Experts say ISIS is a "serious threat" that may use Afghanistan as a launching pad for global terrorism — including attacks in the West.



#OnTheUp: Steve Smith, Afghanistan, and contrasting triumphs - International Cricket Council#OnTheUp: Steve Smith, Afghanistan, and contrasting triumphs  International Cricket Council

Afghanistan registered a monumental Test victory and Australia retained the urn – the last few days have seen history being created.