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 May Not Survive a US Withdrawal - The National Interest Online
  1. Afghanistan May Not Survive a US Withdrawal  The National Interest Online
  2. Afghanistan: US air raid kills civilians in Kunduz  Aljazeera.com
  3. Air strike kills 10 children in Afghanistan, UN says  FRANCE 24
  4. Can Greening Afghanistan Help End the War?  LobeLog
  5. 10 Children Among 13 Killed By US Air Strike In Afghanistan, Says UN  NDTV News
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'The country could fall apart': drought and despair in Afghanistan - The Guardian'The country could fall apart': drought and despair in Afghanistan  The Guardian

As a funding appeal languishes, conflict, poverty and the worst drought for a decade have left millions facing desperate hunger.



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

The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in ...



2 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan - NPR2 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan  NPR

Two U.S. *service* members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan Friday, the U.S.-led NATO Resolute Support mission in the country said in a brief ...



For first time, a woman won Afghanistan’s version of ‘American Idol’ - The Washington PostFor first time, a woman won Afghanistan’s version of ‘American Idol’  The Washington Post

Zahra Elham knew the odds were stacked against her. After 13 seasons, “Afghan Star” — a televised singing competition reminiscent of “American Idol” — had ...



Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle to be tried on assault charges - CTV NewsFormer Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle to be tried on assault charges  CTV News

The trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle is beginning in Ottawa this morning. The judge has lifted part of the publication ban in this case, at the ...



Rashid Khan Named UNICEF Afghanistan's National Ambassador - News18Rashid Khan Named UNICEF Afghanistan's National Ambassador  News18

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan was announced as UNICEF Afghanistan's National Ambassador on Wednesday.



Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to 'get to zero' in polio fight - DAWN.comBill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to 'get to zero' in polio fight  DAWN.com

Local Afghan Taliban leaders are hindering global efforts to end polio, but Afghanistan and Pakistan must continue their fight to "get to zero" cases, the ...



After Big Cricket Win, Afghanistan Pauses to Celebrate - The New York TimesAfter Big Cricket Win, Afghanistan Pauses to Celebrate  The New York Times

Afghanistan's cricket team set off jubilation at home by winning its first-ever cricket Test match, the sport's highest level of competition.



Taliban Claim Deadly Blasts At Stadium In Southern Afghanistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTaliban Claim Deadly Blasts At Stadium In Southern Afghanistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Four people, including a provincial official, have been killed and dozens more wounded in a twin bombing claimed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.



Under Peace Plan, U.S. Military Would Exit Afghanistan Within Five Years - The New York TimesUnder Peace Plan, U.S. Military Would Exit Afghanistan Within Five Years  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — All American troops would withdraw from Afghanistan over the next three to five years under a new Pentagon plan being offered in peace ...



16 Civilians Are Killed in Attack on Construction Company in Afghanistan - The New York Times16 Civilians Are Killed in Attack on Construction Company in Afghanistan  The New York Times

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — At least 16 civilians were killed Wednesday in a complex attack on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.



Helmand’s Flower That Threatens Us All - Foreign Affairs MagazineHelmand’s Flower That Threatens Us All  Foreign Affairs Magazine

MATTHEW S. REID is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and a current Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as Deputy Commander ...



Afghanistan's Next Chapter by Dhruva Jaishankar - Project SyndicateAfghanistan's Next Chapter by Dhruva Jaishankar  Project Syndicate

The country is on the cusp of another transition, and the defining features of the new phase remain to be seen. In assessing the future, it will be important to ...



Weighing the Costs of War and Peace in Afghanistan - War on the RocksWeighing the Costs of War and Peace in Afghanistan  War on the Rocks

On Mar. 12, the United States and the Taliban finished their longest set of talks to date. After 16 days of negotiations, the U.S. Special Representative.



#Justice4Farkhunda in Afghanistan, 4 Years On - Human Rights Watch#Justice4Farkhunda in Afghanistan, 4 Years On  Human Rights Watch

I still feel sick when I think of Farkhunda Malikzada's murder four years ago, on March 19, 2015, in central Kabul in broad daylight. I could not bear to watch the ...



It’s Time for U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan - The AtlanticIt’s Time for U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan  The Atlantic

Extending the deployment of American forces won't enable the Afghan people to rebuild their own nation or stabilize the central government.



The new Afghanistan will be built on ceasefire solutions and Taliban trade-offs - Brookings InstitutionThe new Afghanistan will be built on ceasefire solutions and Taliban trade-offs  Brookings Institution

In Afghanistan, it is important to begin to think about what kind of basic trade-offs could satisfy the core demands—and mitigate the central insecurities and ...



Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle being tried on assault charges - Toronto StarFormer Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle being tried on assault charges  Toronto Star

Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were taken hostage in 2012 by a Taliban-linked group while on a backpacking trip.



Negotiations Are the Best Way to End the War in Afghanistan - Foreign Affairs MagazineNegotiations Are the Best Way to End the War in Afghanistan  Foreign Affairs Magazine

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



Is Germany reassessing its role in Afghanistan? - DW (English)Is Germany reassessing its role in Afghanistan?  DW (English)

As US and Taliban negotiators make progress in their talks on the issue of foreign troop withdrawal and counterterrorism, Germany is mulling over a strategy to ...



Afghanistan forces suffer heavy loss against Taliban in northwest battle - FRANCE 24 EnglishAfghanistan forces suffer heavy loss against Taliban in northwest battle  FRANCE 24 English

A Taliban assault on checkpoints killed 22 troops, officials said Sunday, as at least 50 Afghan security forces surrendered to the militants and around 100 tried to ...



Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan - Foreign PolicyEveryone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan  Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan has given new life to the quest for a political settlement after 41 years of war, ...



Afghanistan: UN says record number of civilians killed in 2018 - The GuardianAfghanistan: UN says record number of civilians killed in 2018  The Guardian

A record number of civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year according to a UN report, which blames an increase in suicide bombings by Islamic State and ...



Afghanistan peace talks resume in Doha with Taliban co-founder - CNNAfghanistan peace talks resume in Doha with Taliban co-founder  CNN

The US special representative for Afghanistan has met with one of the founding members of the Taliban for the first time, as the latest round of peace talks ...



Afghanistan beats Ireland for maiden Test win - The HinduAfghanistan beats Ireland for maiden Test win  The Hindu

It was Afghanistan's second Test outing after making their five-day debut last year.



Afghanistan: Explosions target political gathering in Kabul - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan: Explosions target political gathering in Kabul  Al Jazeera English

A government official says three people have died in the multiple explosions that hit a rally by Shia Muslims.



Trump envoy is selling out Afghanistan in Taliban peace talks: senior Afghan official - NBC NewsTrump envoy is selling out Afghanistan in Taliban peace talks: senior Afghan official  NBC News

A top Afghan government official on Thursday blasted the Trump administration's peace talks with the Taliban, accusing a U.S. presidential envoy of shutting out ...



‘Combat Obscura’ Review: Afghanistan Uncensored - The New York Times‘Combat Obscura’ Review: Afghanistan Uncensored  The New York Times

This movie was directed and shot by an American Marine and his comrades in Afghanistan, and it presents a patchwork picture of a confusing war.



Death from above: Afghanistan's increasingly deadly skies - Norwegian Refugee CouncilDeath from above: Afghanistan's increasingly deadly skies  Norwegian Refugee Council

3804 civilians were killed and 7189 injured last year as a result of the ongoing fighting between armed groups in Afghanistan. “Amid talks of potential ceasefire ...



Afghanistan: Six killed by blasts in Kabul during Persian New Year celebrations - All India RadioAfghanistan: Six killed by blasts in Kabul during Persian New Year celebrations  All India Radio

In Afghanistan, at least six people were killed by blasts in Kabul today during Persian New Year celebrations in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital.



Flash floods kill many in Pakistan, Afghanistan - Aljazeera.comFlash floods kill many in Pakistan, Afghanistan  Aljazeera.com

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



US bars entry to ICC members probing 'war crimes' in Afghanistan - Al Jazeera EnglishUS bars entry to ICC members probing 'war crimes' in Afghanistan  Al Jazeera English

Mike Pompeo says US will deny visas to ICC personnel investigating possible war crimes by US troops in Afghanistan.



Afghanistan's only yoga studio: A calm oasis for war-weary women - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan's only yoga studio: A calm oasis for war-weary women  Al Jazeera English

Fakhria Momtaz, who set up a yoga hub in 2016, explains why women's wellbeing is important in a war-torn nation.



Afghanistan's persecuted Hazaras have little hope in peace talks - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan's persecuted Hazaras have little hope in peace talks  Al Jazeera English

Comprising 15 percent of the population, the mostly Shia Muslim ethnic minority has long suffered targeted killings.



India, Afghanistan collaborate on digital education initiatives, rope in IITs to design programs - Economic TimesIndia, Afghanistan collaborate on digital education initiatives, rope in IITs to design programs  Economic Times

One of the main objectives of the MOU is to facilitate students and faculty from Afghanistan to enroll and learn from the courses offered on SWAYAM.



Afghanistan’s Post-9/11 Generation - The Wall Street JournalAfghanistan’s Post-9/11 Generation  The Wall Street Journal

Kabul, Afghanistan. I am an Afghan, and I belong to the first post-9/11 generation. I was 4 when the Taliban took over my native Bamiyan in 1998. Bamiyan is ...



2 US troops killed during Afghanistan mission - WSB Atlanta2 US troops killed during Afghanistan mission  WSB Atlanta

Two members of the U.S. military were killed in Afghanistan, CNN reported Friday, citing a statement from NATO Resolute Support in Kabul.



Unprecedented opportunity for peace in Afghanistan - GOV.UKUnprecedented opportunity for peace in Afghanistan  GOV.UK

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan.



Live Blog -- Day 4: Afghanistan vs Ireland, Only Test - CricbuzzLive Blog -- Day 4: Afghanistan vs Ireland, Only Test  Cricbuzz

Catch all the live updates of the first and only Test between Afghanistan and Ireland being played in Dehradun here.



Afghanistan: More than a dozen killed in flash floods - Aljazeera.comAfghanistan: More than a dozen killed in flash floods  Aljazeera.com

At least 10 people from five districts were still missing even as Kandahar governor ordered immediate assistance.



Football: Malaysia gets 3rd place in Airmarine Cup after defeating Afghanistan 2-1 - The Star OnlineFootball: Malaysia gets 3rd place in Airmarine Cup after defeating Afghanistan 2-1  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has beaten higher-ranked Afghanistan 2-1 in the 3rd-4th placing match of the Airmarine Cup at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on ...



36 hours with the Taliban - CNN36 hours with the Taliban  CNN

It's at its strongest since 9/11. Rare access reveals the extremist group is trying to reinvent itself as Afghanistan's 'shadow government'.



Trump OKs Renaming VA Site After Mayor Killed in Afghanistan - Military.comTrump OKs Renaming VA Site After Mayor Killed in Afghanistan  Military.com

The VA outstation in North Ogden, Utah, will be renamed the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.



Fighting a 'double curse': Afghanistan's hopefuls for Paralympic gold | Stefanie Glinski - The GuardianFighting a 'double curse': Afghanistan's hopefuls for Paralympic gold | Stefanie Glinski  The Guardian

Prejudice faced by Afghan women with a disability has proved no barrier to its national wheelchair basketball team.



'Chilling reality': Afghanistan suffers worst floods in seven years - The Guardian'Chilling reality': Afghanistan suffers worst floods in seven years  The Guardian

Thousands of homes swept away as rains follow devastating drought, with UN 'shocked' by lack of crisis funding support.



India shows how Afghanistan, Iran & China too suffer from Pakistan-fuelled terror - Economic TimesIndia shows how Afghanistan, Iran & China too suffer from Pakistan-fuelled terror  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India is building a case that it is not the sole victim of terror as Afghanistan, Iran and China are also being targeted by state-backed terror groups ...



Beto O'Rourke pressed by Afghanistan vet as aides drag him away - Washington ExaminerBeto O'Rourke pressed by Afghanistan vet as aides drag him away  Washington Examiner

As a suit-clad bodyguard ushered him away, Democratic White House hopeful and failed senate candidate Beto O'Rourke was pressed by a self-identified ...



Ending the War in Afghanistan - The National Interest OnlineEnding the War in Afghanistan  The National Interest Online

On March 4, Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall put forward bi-partisan draft legislation that would end U.S. military involvement in the war in Afghanistan.



Afghanistan Contractor Forfeits $25 Million After Watchdog Disclosure - Defense - GovExec.comAfghanistan Contractor Forfeits $25 Million After Watchdog Disclosure - Defense  GovExec.com

A multi-agency probe of an Afghan contractor charged criminally with inflating prices for U.S. military supplies resulted in a $25 million civil forfeiture, the Justice ...



Shutdown Hampered Watchdogs' Latest Report on Afghanistan War - GovExec.comShutdown Hampered Watchdogs' Latest Report on Afghanistan War  GovExec.com

Last week's multi-inspector general progress report on the U.S. effort to stabilize Afghanistan was predictable in one respect: it once again painted a dire picture ...



Inclusive Political Participation in Afghanistan - GOV.UKInclusive Political Participation in Afghanistan  GOV.UK

Explanation of Vote by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, following adoption of UNAMA Mandate Renewal.



One of the Seven Indians Kidnapped by Taliban in Afghanistan Returns Home - The WireOne of the Seven Indians Kidnapped by Taliban in Afghanistan Returns Home  The Wire

The seven Indian engineers were kidnapped by Taliban militants in the restive northern Baghlan province on May 6 last year.



The Legacy Of 'The Godfather' At 50: How It Sparked One Afghan Man's Imagination - NPRThe Legacy Of 'The Godfather' At 50: How It Sparked One Afghan Man's Imagination  NPR

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon writes about how Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather ended up in a pile of books on the streets of Kabul and sparked ...



A plan for Afghanistan: Democrats need a vision for ending the conflict - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA plan for Afghanistan: Democrats need a vision for ending the conflict  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

All citizens deserve to know what is to come of this protracted and deadly war.



Harimau Malaya beat Afghanistan for third place - New Straits TimesHarimau Malaya beat Afghanistan for third place  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Faiz Nasir was the star as Malaysia wrapped up their Airmarine Cup campaign by edging Afghanistan 2-1 to finish third at the National ...



Hi-Phi Nation: The Forever War - SlateHi-Phi Nation: The Forever War  Slate

The staggering costs of the war in Afghanistan, both financial and moral, raise the question of what we should do next.



China denies having troops in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor - Military TimesChina denies having troops in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor  Military Times

China's defense ministry defended military cooperation with Tajikistan Thursday following a report of a sizable Chinese troop presence at a base in the Central ...



From Annapolis to Kabul: Maryland state senator headed to Afghanistan - Washington PostFrom Annapolis to Kabul: Maryland state senator headed to Afghanistan  Washington Post

As a sophomore at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, William C. Smith Jr. was getting dressed for classes when he heard Katie Couric say on television ...



World powers agree to ensure Afghanistan no longer poses threat - DAWN.comWorld powers agree to ensure Afghanistan no longer poses threat  DAWN.com

WASHINGTON: The world's three major powers — the United States, Russia and China — have agreed to ensure that Afghanistan never becomes a source of ...



Don't blame Afghanistan for blowing whistle on Zalmay Khalilzad - Washington ExaminerDon't blame Afghanistan for blowing whistle on Zalmay Khalilzad  Washington Examiner

Hamdullah Mohib, national security adviser to Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, broke diplomatic china on Thursday when he told a Washington audience:



Of Afghanistan's blueprint and Ireland's rut - CricbuzzOf Afghanistan's blueprint and Ireland's rut  Cricbuzz

It may be mismatch in terms of current form, but there is a lot at stake for both the sides in the second ODI.



Once Pakistan’s pawn in Afghanistan, Mullah Baradar is now cast in role of interlocutor - The Indian ExpressOnce Pakistan’s pawn in Afghanistan, Mullah Baradar is now cast in role of interlocutor  The Indian Express

Mullah Baradar was a Taliban leader Pakistan was keeping under lock and key as its winning pawn in the unfolding Great Game in Afghanistan.



Photos: Soldiers back in Montana following deployment to Afghanistan - Helena Independent RecordPhotos: Soldiers back in Montana following deployment to Afghanistan  Helena Independent Record

Sixty-five Montana Army National Guard soldiers from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, including 19 from the Helena area, arrived in Kalispell ...



Grandfather who fled Afghanistan among Christchurch victims - Channel 4 NewsGrandfather who fled Afghanistan among Christchurch victims  Channel 4 News

Among the dead in Christchurch was Haji Daud Nabi, a grandfather who fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 before eventually settling in New ...



19 Helena-area National Guard soldiers return from Afghanistan - Helena Independent Record19 Helena-area National Guard soldiers return from Afghanistan  Helena Independent Record

It's going to feel great to sleep in my own bed again,” U.S. Army Captain Dan Bushnell said, in a telephone interview from Fort Hood, Texas, on Friday. “And I'm.



Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June - ThePrintChopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June  ThePrint

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid ...



Who are the private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan? - Military TimesWho are the private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan?  Military Times

The debate on privatizing the war in Afghanistan is heating up yet again, with Democratic lawmakers pledging to end so-called “forever wars.” The public is ...



Piecing together shattered dreams in Afghanistan | UNICEF - UNICEFPiecing together shattered dreams in Afghanistan | UNICEF  UNICEF

Temporary learning centres are giving internally displaced children a chance to learn – and reason to hope.



Leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban? - TVOLeaving Afghanistan to the Taliban?  TVO

After almost 20 years at war, the U.S. wants out of Afghanistan. To that end, American officials recently announced they had reached a framework deal with the ...



People from Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan speaking about their countries - Stuff.co.nzPeople from Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan speaking about their countries  Stuff.co.nz

Three Manawatu men are opening up about their conflict-torn homelands in a talk called "What's Happening at Home". The talk, hosted by the Manawatu ...



India gets first TIR shipment via Chabahar Port from Afghanistan - The HinduIndia gets first TIR shipment via Chabahar Port from Afghanistan  The Hindu

The first shipment under the United Nations 'Transports Internationaux Routiers' (TIR) convention arrived in India from Afghanistan through Iran's Chabahar Port.



Sushma Swaraj speaks to counterparts in US, China, Singapore, Bangladesh, Afghanistan: Sources - Economic TimesSushma Swaraj speaks to counterparts in US, China, Singapore, Bangladesh, Afghanistan: Sources  Economic Times

New Delhi: The Indian government briefed global powers, including the US, Russia and China, on Tuesday on the Indian Air Force's strike on JeM-run terror ...



Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni - Aljazeera.comDisputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni  Aljazeera.com

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



Utah coach surprises students following deployment to Afghanistan, touching video shows - Fox NewsUtah coach surprises students following deployment to Afghanistan, touching video shows  Fox News

A Utah man who recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan had a wonderful surprise for many of the student-athletes he coaches at a Layton high ...



Hawaii National Guard soldiers headed soon to Afghanistan - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHawaii National Guard soldiers headed soon to Afghanistan  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

More than 300 Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery will attend a deployment ceremony Sunday ahead of upcoming ...



He fled Afghanistan, only to see death in Christchurch - CNNHe fled Afghanistan, only to see death in Christchurch  CNN

Christchurch, New Zealand (CNN) When Ahmed Khan moved to New Zealand as a refugee from Afghanistan 12 years ago, he thought he had left violence and ...



Meet Hazrat Zazai, Afghanistan's Chris Gayle | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfo.comMeet Hazrat Zazai, Afghanistan's Chris Gayle | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo.com

"Meet Hazrat," said Rashid Khan to Chris Gayle. "He is a big fan of yours. Back home, they call him Afghanistan's Gayle." This was at the Afghanistan Premier ...



Indian Companies Invest In Afghanistan's Healthcare | TOLOnews - TOLOnewsIndian Companies Invest In Afghanistan's Healthcare | TOLOnews  TOLOnews

Three Indian health organizations signed contracts with an Afghan health company at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to expand the provision of quality ...



Afghanistan to Zambia: The Hyundai A-League attracts top players from across the globe - Hyundai A-LeagueAfghanistan to Zambia: The Hyundai A-League attracts top players from across the globe  Hyundai A-League

Nothing unites the world like football, and the global mix of the players is one of the things that has helped make the Hyundai A-League such a thrilling mix of ...



Cricket: India 'B' upstage India 'A', SA beat Afghanistan in U-19 quadrangular series - Scroll.inCricket: India 'B' upstage India 'A', SA beat Afghanistan in U-19 quadrangular series  Scroll.in

In the dress rehearsal before the final, opener Arya Sethi's half-century (51) set up the win for India 'B'.



F-16s provide essential support to US, coalition forces in Afghanistan - Air Force LinkF-16s provide essential support to US, coalition forces in Afghanistan  Air Force Link

The 510th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, delivers precision fire to protect U.S. and coalition forces in support of Operation ...



‘Combat Obscura’ Review: A Corrective to Afghanistan War News - Newsweek‘Combat Obscura’ Review: A Corrective to Afghanistan War News  Newsweek

Combat Obscura,” a new documentary by Marine Corps veteran Miles Lagoze, counters the easy media narratives from the Afghanistan War.



FIFA extends ban of Afghanistan Football Federation president - CNNFIFA extends ban of Afghanistan Football Federation president  CNN

FIFA, world football's governing body, has extended the provisional ban of Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) president Keramuudin Karim by a further 90 ...



OBHAI sponsors Afghanistan cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh - bdnews24.comOBHAI sponsors Afghanistan cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh  bdnews24.com

The deal was signed by OBHAI COO Quazi Omar Ferdous and K-Sports Director Ashfaq Ahmed on Wednesday. Senior OBHAI officials AKM Fazli Elahi, Md ...



Vet back from Afghanistan surprises kids during D-backs’ hot dog race - Arizona SportsVet back from Afghanistan surprises kids during D-backs’ hot dog race  Arizona Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks helped an long-time military veteran surprise his three children Tuesday with the distraction of their in-game hot dog race.



Jason Gardner — U.S. Marine Corps — Afghanistan & Iraq Era — Castaic - Santa Clarita Valley SignalJason Gardner — U.S. Marine Corps — Afghanistan & Iraq Era — Castaic  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Jason Gardner came into the world with a family who didn't want him. His biological mother, a 13-year-old addicted to amphetamine, and his biological father, ...



US military ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan - CNNUS military ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan  CNN

The US military has been ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan, a US defense official with direct knowledge of the matter ...



Afghanistan Vs Ireland Live Score (TEST): Ball by Ball Commentary, Match Score and Cricket Updates - Firstcricket - FirstpostAfghanistan Vs Ireland Live Score (TEST): Ball by Ball Commentary, Match Score and Cricket Updates - Firstcricket  Firstpost

Afghanistan Vs Ireland Live Score (TEST) ball by ball commentary, cricket score and updates. Get all latest cricket match results, scores and statistics, with ...



A deal to end the insurgency in Afghanistan would be wonderful - The EconomistA deal to end the insurgency in Afghanistan would be wonderful  The Economist

AFTER MORE than 17 years, it is the longest war in American history. American forces are no closer to defeating the Taliban—the repressive Islamist militia that ...



U.S. and Taliban Make Headway in Talks for Withdrawal From Afghanistan - The New York TimesU.S. and Taliban Make Headway in Talks for Withdrawal From Afghanistan  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — American and Taliban negotiators are making headway on a deal in which the United States would withdraw troops from Afghanistan in ...



Agonizing Over Afghanistan - Council on Foreign RelationsAgonizing Over Afghanistan  Council on Foreign Relations

NEW YORK – After more than 17 years, the time has come to accept two important truths about the war in Afghanistan. The first is that there will be no military ...



Taliban talks: Draft framework for Afghanistan peace 'agreed' - BBC NewsTaliban talks: Draft framework for Afghanistan peace 'agreed'  BBC News

US and Taliban negotiators have agreed on a draft framework for a peace deal seeking to put an end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan, Washington's top ...



Time to Get Out of Afghanistan - The New York TimesTime to Get Out of Afghanistan  The New York Times

The United States is spending beyond its means on a mission that might only be helping its strategic rivals.



What does Iran want in Afghanistan? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat does Iran want in Afghanistan?  Al Jazeera English

Tehran would favour a heterogeneous, if not divided, government in post-withdrawal Afghanistan.



Second American Killed in Afghanistan Since Start of Year - The New York TimesSecond American Killed in Afghanistan Since Start of Year  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — An American *service* member was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan on Tuesday in the second United States combat death there so far this ...



The Afghan Government Is Missing From Afghanistan's Peace Process - The AtlanticThe Afghan Government Is Missing From Afghanistan's Peace Process  The Atlantic

Two sets of negotiations with the Taliban are under way in Afghanistan. Neither includes the country's democratically elected, internationally recognized ...



Afghan Government Control Over Country Falters, U.S. Report Says - The New York TimesAfghan Government Control Over Country Falters, U.S. Report Says  The New York Times

The Afghan government's control of its country declined last year, in terms of both territory and population, according to a United States government report.



What Is Wrong With Afghanistan’s Peace Process - The New York TimesWhat Is Wrong With Afghanistan’s Peace Process  The New York Times

President Trump's announcement of an impending withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad's declaration that the ...



After 18 Years of War, Taliban Has the Upper Hand in Afghanistan Peace Talks - The InterceptAfter 18 Years of War, Taliban Has the Upper Hand in Afghanistan Peace Talks  The Intercept

Last year, thousands of young Afghans marched across the country, demanding an end to fighting that has destroyed millions of lives since the Soviet invasion ...