Afghanistan

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

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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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Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means 'women at the centre' urges UN deputy chief in Kabul - UN News
  1. Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means 'women at the centre' urges UN deputy chief in Kabul  UN News
  2. Pakistan can benefit from a stable and thriving Afghanistan  CNN
  3. Afghanistan peace process: If India feels left out, instead of blaming Donald Trump, it must consider...  Firstpost
  4. Trilateral Meeting Supports Political Settlement In Afghanistan  TOLOnews
  5. View full coverage on Google News


Afghanistan to top agenda at Trump-Khan summit - Financial Times
  1. Afghanistan to top agenda at Trump-Khan summit  Financial Times
  2. Pakistan PM Khan to discuss Afghanistan peace deal with Trump  Nikkei Asian Review
  3. Can Two Populist Leaders End the Unpopular War in Afghanistan?  The American Interest
  4. PM's US visit to evolve ties beyond Afghanistan-centered relations: Qureshi  The Express Tribune
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'It's something we use for fun': A new street drug in Afghanistan - Al Jazeera English'It's something we use for fun': A new street drug in Afghanistan  Al Jazeera English

Users describe why they are increasingly addicted to so-called tablet k pills, a drug that officials know little about.



Suicide Bombing at University Kills 10 as Violence Surges in Afghanistan - The New York TimesSuicide Bombing at University Kills 10 as Violence Surges in Afghanistan  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — As law students waited outside Kabul University to take fourth-year exams shortly after daybreak on Friday, a suicide bomber drove up ...



The Army’s Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan - The New York TimesThe Army’s Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan  The New York Times

The recent deaths of U.S. *service* members in Afghanistan are part of a larger issue resulting from the Pentagon's struggle to contend with multiple wars and new ...



The 3 keys to peace in Afghanistan | TheHill - The HillThe 3 keys to peace in Afghanistan | TheHill  The Hill

The real test for the United States is to ensure that tomorrow's peace looks noticeably different than today's conflict.



Graham warns against Afghanistan withdrawal - DefenseNews.comGraham warns against Afghanistan withdrawal  DefenseNews.com

Sen. Lindsey Graham called draft plans for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan “absurd” and warned the U.S. presence is an “insurance policy against the ...



At least 11 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police HQ - Al Jazeera EnglishAt least 11 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police HQ  Al Jazeera English

Nearly 90 others wounded as Taliban fighters detonate a car bomb outside the police headquarters in Kandahar city.



Afghanistan: At least 6 killed, 27 injured in blast outside Kabul University - India TodayAfghanistan: At least 6 killed, 27 injured in blast outside Kabul University  India Today

An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an ...



Car bombing kills 4 people in Afghanistan - Anadolu AgencyCar bombing kills 4 people in Afghanistan  Anadolu Agency

KABUL, Afghanistan. A massive car bombing in the southeast of Afghanistan targeting a local security officer killed at least four people, an official and local ...



U.S. Service Member Is Reported Killed in Afghanistan - The New York TimesU.S. Service Member Is Reported Killed in Afghanistan  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American *service* member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission reported.



India not excluded from peace process in Afghanistan: China - India TodayIndia not excluded from peace process in Afghanistan: China  India Today

India has not been excluded from the efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan, China said Monday, days after it hosted a key meeting with the US, Russia and ...



Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills 11 pilgrims in Kandahar - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan: Roadside bomb kills 11 pilgrims in Kandahar  Al Jazeera English

Explosion in southern province injures at least 35 other pilgrims on their way to a shrine, officials say.



Afghanistan talks agree 'roadmap to peace' - BBC NewsAfghanistan talks agree 'roadmap to peace'  BBC News

Taliban and Afghan officials call for an end to civilian casualties, in what is seen as a major step forward.



Afghanistan war: Child used in suicide attack - BBC NewsAfghanistan war: Child used in suicide attack  BBC News

At least nine people died and 12 others were injured on Friday when a child was used to carry out a suicide attack on a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan, ...



Afghanistan's Forests Are Turning a Profit for the Islamic State - Foreign PolicyAfghanistan's Forests Are Turning a Profit for the Islamic State  Foreign Policy

KUNAR, Afghanistan—With his hands tight on his machine gun at a remote checkpoint in Afghanistan's small eastern province of Kunar, the police officer ...



Commander of the US CENTCOM visits Afghanistan - Anadolu AgencyCommander of the US CENTCOM visits Afghanistan  Anadolu Agency

KABUL, Afghanistan. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, on Saturday visited Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process, ...



Air Strikes By Security Forces In Western Afghanistan Kill 10 Civilians - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyAir Strikes By Security Forces In Western Afghanistan Kill 10 Civilians  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Officials in Afghanistan say women and children were among 10 civilians killed in separate air strikes by security forces late on July 19.



Why Afghanistan peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. have promise — but more potential pitfalls - NBC NewsWhy Afghanistan peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. have promise — but more potential pitfalls  NBC News

Afghanistan peace talks between the Taliban and the U.S. for a withdrawal of forces show promise and pitfalls.



Afghanistan Development Update: April 2019 - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan Development Update: April 2019 - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Afghanistan about Recovery and Reconstruction and Drought; published on 21 Jul 2019 by World Bank.



The Taliban just launched a major attack in Kabul, Afghanistan - Vox.comThe Taliban just launched a major attack in Kabul, Afghanistan  Vox.com

An attack on Monday by the Taliban in Afghanistan has killed roughly 40 people — including children — and injured around 100 more. It's a stunning reminder ...



Afghanistan A's patient approach leaves Habibul Bashar 'surprised' | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoAfghanistan A's patient approach leaves Habibul Bashar 'surprised' | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

The method of Afghanistan A's dominance of their hosts Bangladesh has surprised selector Habibul Bashar, who said that their brand of cricket has been more ...



'I will kill you, I'm from Afghanistan!' - New Straits Times'I will kill you, I'm from Afghanistan!'  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: An Afghanistan national has been arrested after he threatened a man with a knife and an iron rod.



General Calls Rushed Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan a ‘Strategic Mistake’ - The New York TimesGeneral Calls Rushed Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan a ‘Strategic Mistake’  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan too soon would be a “strategic mistake,” President Trump's nominee for Joint Chiefs of Staff ...



Afghanistan: Several killed in Taliban car bomb attack in Ghazni - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan: Several killed in Taliban car bomb attack in Ghazni  Al Jazeera English

Attack targeting National Directorate of Security compound came as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.



Mark Esper wasn't asked a single question about Afghanistan, where 12 US troops have died this year - Task & PurposeMark Esper wasn't asked a single question about Afghanistan, where 12 US troops have died this year  Task & Purpose

Even though 12 US troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year, Senators did not ask Mark Esper about the war.



Pakistan Rejects Afghanistan's 'Baseless Accusations' of Recent Terrorist Attacks in Kabul - News18Pakistan Rejects Afghanistan's 'Baseless Accusations' of Recent Terrorist Attacks in Kabul  News18

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday rejected Afghanistan's "baseless accusations" against it in the wake of recent terrorist attacks that have claimed scores of lives in ...



The Politics of Aid in Afghanistan - Observer Research FoundationThe Politics of Aid in Afghanistan  Observer Research Foundation

The Afghans need to pick up the spade and start doing their own digging — they must come out of the war economy mindset that facilitates aid money ...



Relentless war brings Taliban to threshold of victory in Afghanistan - The TimesRelentless war brings Taliban to threshold of victory in Afghanistan  The Times

The men arrived just before nightfall with cold accounts of those they had sent to their deaths, and warm expectations of imminent victory. The first to enter the ...



Afghanistan news After CWC19 disappointment, Rashid has eyes set on 2020 21 Jul 19 - International Cricket CouncilAfghanistan news After CWC19 disappointment, Rashid has eyes set on 2020 21 Jul 19  International Cricket Council

Rashid Khan, the new Afghanistan captain, has identified fitness and preparation as the two most important areas where work is needed, following Afghanistan's ...



Green Beret who served in Iraq and Afghanistan dies in combat in Afghanistan - CNNGreen Beret who served in Iraq and Afghanistan dies in combat in Afghanistan  CNN

A Green Beret who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan died Saturday during combat operations in Afghanistan, the US Army says.



India must push for Afghanistan polls: Kabul ex-envoy - The HinduIndia must push for Afghanistan polls: Kabul ex-envoy  The Hindu

India must continue to push for Afghanistan elections, said former Afghanistan Ambassador to India and presidential contender Shaida Abdali, cautioning ...



Inside Afghanistan's Democracy - Ms. MagazineInside Afghanistan's Democracy  Ms. Magazine

This post is the third in a four-part series. Come back next week to read more! In spite of the Taliban, Afghanistan is a picture of progress—though not perfection.



This Afghan ambassador in Moscow mixes diplomacy and Dostoevsky - The Washington PostThis Afghan ambassador in Moscow mixes diplomacy and Dostoevsky  The Washington Post

Afghanistan's top diplomat in Moscow is translating Russian literary classics into Pashto for the first time.



Afghanistan A thrash Bangladesh A - The Daily StarAfghanistan A thrash Bangladesh A  The Daily Star

Bangladesh A were handed a 10-wicket thumping at the hands of the visiting Afghanistan A in their first one dayer at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in ...



OIC Chief Calls For End To Surging Violence In Afghanistan - TOLOnewsOIC Chief Calls For End To Surging Violence In Afghanistan  TOLOnews

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen, in a statement on Sunday expressed deep concern over the ...



Afghanistan: Special Forces Raid Medical Clinic - Human Rights WatchAfghanistan: Special Forces Raid Medical Clinic  Human Rights Watch

(Kabul) – Afghan special forces raided a medical clinic in Wardak province on the night of July 8-9, 2019 and executed four civilians.



India must back Taliban talks, says German special envoy on Afghanistan - The HinduIndia must back Taliban talks, says German special envoy on Afghanistan  The Hindu

Urging the government to publicly express support for the ongoing peace process with the Taliban, the German special envoy on Afghanistan has said that the ...



US allies Afghanistan and Pakistan keep shooting at each other - Washington ExaminerUS allies Afghanistan and Pakistan keep shooting at each other  Washington Examiner

As the U.S. continues to pursue peace talks in Afghanistan, the Pentagon is worried that the Afghan government and Pakistan, both U.S. allies, will distract from ...



Airstrike kills 28 militants in N. Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAirstrike kills 28 militants in N. Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, July 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 28 Taliban militants have been killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, ...



Two US service members killed in Afghanistan - CNNTwo US service members killed in Afghanistan  CNN

Two United States soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the US military announced.



Malik overall winner, Afghanistan bag team c'ship - Himalayan TimesMalik overall winner, Afghanistan bag team c'ship  Himalayan Times

Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik won the overall title, while Nepal finished as runners-up behind Afghanistan in the 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and ...



Emirates SkyCargo boosts Afghanistan freight capacity through technology - Logistics Middle EastEmirates SkyCargo boosts Afghanistan freight capacity through technology  Logistics Middle East

Emirates uses advanced navigation technology to increase cargo capacity into Kabul - Air Cargo, Emirates Skycargo, Kabul, Afghanistan.



China-Afghanistan-Pakistan reiterate their support to political settlement of Afghan conflict - Radio PakistanChina-Afghanistan-Pakistan reiterate their support to political settlement of Afghan conflict  Radio Pakistan

The Fifth Round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue held in Islamabad wherein the three parties reiterated their support to a political ...



'We're in crisis': The high price of deforestation in Afghanistan - Al Jazeera English'We're in crisis': The high price of deforestation in Afghanistan  Al Jazeera English

Wood has long been a main energy source, which has diminished the country's forests, but things are changing.



Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting - Pew Research CenterMajorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting  Pew Research Center

Nearly 18 years since the start of the war in Afghanistan and 16 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, majorities of U.S. military veterans say those wars were not ...



Afghanistan War's Terrible Toll on Children - Human Rights WatchAfghanistan War's Terrible Toll on Children  Human Rights Watch

On July 1, a Taliban truck bomb apparently aimed at a Ministry of Defense facility in Kabul blew out the windows of a nearby school, injuring many civilians, ...



Will miss Indian players in Euro T20 Slam: Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan - India TodayWill miss Indian players in Euro T20 Slam: Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan  India Today

Afghanistan captain and star leg-spinner Rashid Khan on Friday said he would miss Indian players in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam, adding that he hopes some ...



Radio Journalist Killed In Eastern Afghanistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyRadio Journalist Killed In Eastern Afghanistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Afghan police say a radio journalist has been killed in the eastern province of Paktia.



CoA says no to the inclusion of Afghanistan players in domestic matches, agrees to include them in training camps - SportsCafeCoA says no to the inclusion of Afghanistan players in domestic matches, agrees to include them in training camps  SportsCafe

The Committee of Administrators has rejected the Afghanistan Cricket Board's proposal to allow players from Afghanistan to participate on the Indian domestic ...



Firstpost Editor's Picks: Sheila Dikshit cremated, Afghanistan peace process, Chandrayaan-2 launch;... - FirstpostFirstpost Editor's Picks: Sheila Dikshit cremated, Afghanistan peace process, Chandrayaan-2 launch;...  Firstpost

Sheila Dikshit, three-time chief minister of Delhi, who is credited with the 'all-round' development of the national capital was cremated with full state honours.



Afghanistan: how to widen access to justice - The Conversation UKAfghanistan: how to widen access to justice  The Conversation UK

Getting justice in Afghanistan is a complicated business. Two main justice systems – state laws based on the civil law tradition and Islamic jurisprudence ...



U.S.-Taliban talks inch America closer to withdrawing from Afghanistan - NBC NewsU.S.-Taliban talks inch America closer to withdrawing from Afghanistan  NBC News

Senior Taliban officials and Afghan notables issued a “road map to peace" earlier this week. Within hours, U.S. diplomats resumed talks with the militants.



Taliban kills 19 in Afghanistan amid peace talks with US in Doha - Al Jazeera EnglishTaliban kills 19 in Afghanistan amid peace talks with US in Doha  Al Jazeera English

Taliban fighters ram vehicles laden with explosives into government office, killing eight election workers among others.



Young Academic Pits Himself Against Warlords in Afghanistan Poll - BloombergYoung Academic Pits Himself Against Warlords in Afghanistan Poll  Bloomberg

Casting himself against Afghanistan's entrenched political elite and powerful warlords, Faramarz Tamanna is looking to galvanize a new generation of voters ...



Turkey delivers $4.5M worth military aid to Afghanistan - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey delivers $4.5M worth military aid to Afghanistan  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has delivered military aid worth 4.5 million dollars to Afghanistan, as part of the bilateral agreement, the Turkish Embassy said in a statement on July 13.



Army sergeant first class who died in Afghanistan is buried in Utah - ArmyTimes.comArmy sergeant first class who died in Afghanistan is buried in Utah  ArmyTimes.com

OGDEN, Utah — An Army sergeant first class who died in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in Ogden, Utah. Family, friends, fellow military members and others ...



Ahead of Imran-Trump meet, Afghanistan says Kandahar attack plotted in Pakistan - Zee NewsAhead of Imran-Trump meet, Afghanistan says Kandahar attack plotted in Pakistan  Zee News

The Afghan intelligence agency-- National Directorate of Security or NDS has said that the Kandahar terror attack was organised and directed from Chaman ...



Pentagon identifies 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan - ABC NewsPentagon identifies 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan  ABC News

The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers killed in a firefight on Tuesday in Afghanistan as Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, 32, from Heilbronn, Germany, and ...



Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Fans evicted from stands after clashes at Headingly - India TodayPakistan vs Afghanistan: Fans evicted from stands after clashes at Headingly  India Today

As neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan met each other for a crucial World Cup 2019 encounter, clashes broke out between fans of both the sides and some of ...



Taliban allows Swedish charity clinics to re-open in Afghanistan - The Local SwedenTaliban allows Swedish charity clinics to re-open in Afghanistan  The Local Sweden

A Swedish aid clinic was given "permission" by the Taliban to re-open its doors on Friday. The facilities in Kabul had recently been shut down due to a ...



Taliban threatens media in Afghanistan 'over enemy collusion' - Aljazeera.comTaliban threatens media in Afghanistan 'over enemy collusion'  Aljazeera.com

Group says media organisations have one week to halt what they call anti-Taliban statements or be targeted by fighters.



Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan - The New York TimesPolio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan  The New York Times

The global drive to eliminate polio, which has gone on for 31 years and consumed over $16 billion, has been set back again by a surge of new cases in Pakistan ...



Afghanistan remains a dangerous place - Military TimesAfghanistan remains a dangerous place  Military Times

The recent deaths of three more *service* members and two more contractors serve as a painful reminder that while much of the nation might have forgotten, ...



IOM - Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Biweekly Report (10 - 16 July 2019) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebIOM - Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Biweekly Report (10 - 16 July 2019) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Afghanistan about Food and Nutrition, Protection and Human Rights, IDPs, Flood and more; published on 16 Jul 2019 by IOM and ...



Rashid Appointed Afghanistan Captain, Asghar Gets Vice-captain Role - News18Rashid Appointed Afghanistan Captain, Asghar Gets Vice-captain Role  News18

After a dismal showing at the 2019 ICC World Cup, the Afghanistan cricket team has had another change in leadership with ace leg spinner Rashid Khan being ...



Trump tells Tucker Carlson Afghanistan is “Harvard of terrorists” - Vox.comTrump tells Tucker Carlson Afghanistan is “Harvard of terrorists”  Vox.com

President Donald Trump wants to get out of Afghanistan. But he says he's worried that the country has become the “Harvard of terrorists” — so even if the US ...



Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Michael Vaughan shocked with Gulbadin Naib decision to bowl crucial over - India TodayPakistan vs Afghanistan: Michael Vaughan shocked with Gulbadin Naib decision to bowl crucial over  India Today

World Cup 2019: Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib bowled the 46th over against Pakistan and leaked 18 runs from his spell to help their opposition get back ...



Polio Snapshot Afghanistan (June 2019) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebPolio Snapshot Afghanistan (June 2019) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

A *service* provided by UN OCHA. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters ...



What Do the Taliban Want in Afghanistan? A Lost Constitution Offers Clues - The New York TimesWhat Do the Taliban Want in Afghanistan? A Lost Constitution Offers Clues  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — There was an air of expectation on both sides as the Taliban and American diplomats gathered to meet for the latest round of peace talks ...



Afghanistan Isn't Worth Dying For - The National Interest OnlineAfghanistan Isn't Worth Dying For  The National Interest Online

Rewarding broken promises, waste, and incompetence is offensive to the sacrifices of our troops.



Young academic pits himself vswarlords in Afghanistan poll - Business MirrorYoung academic pits himself vswarlords in Afghanistan poll  Business Mirror

CASTING himself against Afghanistan's entrenched political elite and powerful warlords, Faramarz Tamanna is looking to galvanize a new generation of voters ...



CWC19 report card: Afghanistan - International Cricket CouncilCWC19 report card: Afghanistan  International Cricket Council

The Gulbadin Naib-led side came into the tournament carrying a lot of promise, but fizzled away after failing to come to grips with the seam-friendly surfaces of ...



Colorado Town Honors Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan - Military.comColorado Town Honors Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan  Military.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado town has honored a fallen Green Beret with a candlelight vigil after he was killed during combat in Afghanistan.



West Indies vs Afghanistan | 'Promising Effort' - Twitter Reflects on Afghanistan's Valiant Chase - News18West Indies vs Afghanistan | 'Promising Effort' - Twitter Reflects on Afghanistan's Valiant Chase  News18

West Indies ended their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign on a high as Jason Holder's side overcame Afghanistan by 23 runs in their final league stage encounter.



After India vs Afghanistan match, Twitter user reveals inspiring story of Afghan team. There is a twist too - India TodayAfter India vs Afghanistan match, Twitter user reveals inspiring story of Afghan team. There is a twist too  India Today

A tweet about the Afghanistan team and their rise to the international cricket scene is going viral online and it is the best thing you will read today.



Taliban agree on partial presence of US forces in Afghanistan: former general - The News InternationalTaliban agree on partial presence of US forces in Afghanistan: former general  The News International

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Taliban have agreed on partial presence of American Forces in Afghanistan however, the power sharing formula between the Afghan ...



What it’s like to serve in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL — and then see it from space - The Washington PostWhat it’s like to serve in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL — and then see it from space  The Washington Post

Veterans turned astronauts said going to space changed their perspective of their wars — and their planet.



India’s soft power advantage in the great game of Afghanistan - Observer Research FoundationIndia’s soft power advantage in the great game of Afghanistan  Observer Research Foundation

Ideologically and strategically, India seems to be utilising its soft powers better than Pakistan in dealing with their resourceful neighbour, Afghanistan.



Fact-checking Trump's false claims about Afghanistan on Fox - CNNFact-checking Trump's false claims about Afghanistan on Fox  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump made a number of claims about the war in Afghanistan in a Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson that aired on ...



Tumko lekar doobenge: Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib jokes ahead of Bangladesh clash - India TodayTumko lekar doobenge: Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib jokes ahead of Bangladesh clash  India Today

"We are already drowned darling, but we'll take you with us," Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said, cheekily warning Bangladesh ahead of their World Cup ...



How Band-e-Amir National Park became Afghanistan's oasis of peace - CNNHow Band-e-Amir National Park became Afghanistan's oasis of peace  CNN

It's been described as "Afghanistan's Grand Canyon," and 10 years after it was designated a national park, Band-e-Amir is flourishing as a beacon of stability in a ...



Taliban, Afghan rivals 'set to meet' in fresh bid for peace - Aljazeera.comTaliban, Afghan rivals 'set to meet' in fresh bid for peace  Aljazeera.com

The international efforts to bring warring sides to the table comes as Taliban continues to carry out deadly attacks.



NIMA ROZ: How Illiteracy Has Affected Afghanistan? - TOLOnewsNIMA ROZ: How Illiteracy Has Affected Afghanistan?  TOLOnews

Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said that the illiteracy rates in the country continue to be weak, asking the government institutions to help ...



In male-dominated Afghanistan, justice for women is complicated - The Washington PostIn male-dominated Afghanistan, justice for women is complicated  The Washington Post

In many countries, male intimidation is accepted as a defense argument by women who commit crimes. But not in Afghanistan.



CoA turns down the request of Afghanistan Cricket Board to allow their players play domestic cricket in India - Times NowCoA turns down the request of Afghanistan Cricket Board to allow their players play domestic cricket in India  Times Now

Committee of Administrators (CoA) has declined the request of Afganistan Cricket Board to allow their players to play in domestic cricket tournament in India.



Polls say many vets don't believe in the Iraq and Afghanistan mission. But their real feelings are more complex. - Military TimesPolls say many vets don't believe in the Iraq and Afghanistan mission. But their real feelings are more complex.  Military Times

The author of this commentary cautions against oversimplifying a recent poll that found most veterans did not consider the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as.



Mentally I was ready for it: Rashid Khan on being appointed Afghanistan captain - ANI NewsMentally I was ready for it: Rashid Khan on being appointed Afghanistan captain  ANI News

London [UK], July 21 (ANI): Rashid Khan, the newly appointed Afghanistan captain, said he was mentally ready for the position, adding that when it comes to ...



15 militants killed in their own mine blast in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua15 militants killed in their own mine blast in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, July 21 (Xinhua) -- A total of 15 Taliban fighters were confirmed dead as their own mine went off prematurely in the eastern Ghazni ...



Afghanistan shares a tiny 46-mile border with China — here's the intriguing story of how the 2 countries became neighbors - INSIDERAfghanistan shares a tiny 46-mile border with China — here's the intriguing story of how the 2 countries became neighbors  INSIDER

China and Afghanistan are not immediately recognizable as close neighbors. But sandwiched Pakistan and Tajikistan, is an inaccessible 46-mile border which ...



Sailor Returning Home from Afghanistan Gets Hero’s Welcome - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-BarreSailor Returning Home from Afghanistan Gets Hero’s Welcome  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The roar of sirens and the rumble of engines could be heard as dozens of motorcycles joined by fire and police pulled into ...



Iran Exports Value To Afghanistan, Pakistan At Over $5b - TOLOnewsIran Exports Value To Afghanistan, Pakistan At Over $5b  TOLOnews

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Gholamreza Ansari put his country's current exports value to eastern neighboring countries at over five to ...



Had India lost to Afghanistan, there would have been plenty of rumours: Shoaib Akhtar - India TodayHad India lost to Afghanistan, there would have been plenty of rumours: Shoaib Akhtar  India Today

India managed to scrape through their encounter against lower-ranked Afghanistan on June 22 in the ongoing World Cup 2019. Considered the favourites to ...



The Taliban drove his family out of Afghanistan when he was a child. Now he wants to go back as a Marine - Task & PurposeThe Taliban drove his family out of Afghanistan when he was a child. Now he wants to go back as a Marine  Task & Purpose

There's no one path to military *service*. For some, it's a lifelong goal, for others, it's a choice made in an instant. For 27-year-old Marine Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi, who ...



Afghanistan: 'a decent interval' - The Hill TimesAfghanistan: 'a decent interval'  The Hill Times

There is movement towards peace in Afghanistan—or at least towards an end to the American military ordeal there, which has lasted for almost 18 years.



Shakibs fifty, 5-wicket haul help Bangladesh defeat Afghanistan by 62 runs - Business StandardShakibs fifty, 5-wicket haul help Bangladesh defeat Afghanistan by 62 runs  Business Standard

Shakib's fifty and Mushfiqur Rahim's 83 take Bangladesh to 262/7 in 50 overs. Shakib picked five-wicket haul to derail Afghanistan's chase and bring victory for ...



The 3 biggest mistakes the US has made in Afghanistan - Business InsiderThe 3 biggest mistakes the US has made in Afghanistan  Business Insider

US politicians and generals have failed to implement a successful strategy in Afghanistan, argues retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc.



Joint efforts urged to end poppy cultivation in Afghanistan - DAWN.comJoint efforts urged to end poppy cultivation in Afghanistan  DAWN.com

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Shehryar Khan Afridi said on Friday Pakistan had been declared a poppy-free country in ...



ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on U.S. Base in Afghanistan - Washington Free BeaconISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on U.S. Base in Afghanistan  Washington Free Beacon

The ISIS terror group is claiming responsibility for a missile attack at a U.S. base in Afghanistan, according to a statement released on its social media networks.



Khalilzad to visit Afghanistan to finalise US-Taliban peace deal possibly by Sept 1 - ANI NewsKhalilzad to visit Afghanistan to finalise US-Taliban peace deal possibly by Sept 1  ANI News

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): US special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan on Sunday to finalise US-Taliban peace agreement possibly ...