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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US military ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan - CNN
  1. US military ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan  CNN
  2. Large US troop pullout planned in Afghanistan, officials say  The Associated Press
  3. Need a Refresher on the War in Afghanistan? Here Are the Basics  The New York Times
  4. Afghanistan: How does the Taliban make money?  BBC News
  5. Trump orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan as Mattis departs  Washington Post
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Is there hope for peace in Afghanistan? | USA - Aljazeera.com
  1. Is there hope for peace in Afghanistan? | USA  Aljazeera.com
  2. "Pakistan Should Introspect Its Own Responsibility": India On Afghanistan  NDTV News
  3. Pakistan may prefer weak, destabilised Afghanistan: Report  Economic Times
  4. Afghanistan's Forgotten Half | by Anne-Marie Slaughter & Ashley Jackson  Project Syndicate
  5. Afghanistan bombing claimed by Taliban kills California man Manoharan "Paul" Kamaleson in Kabul  CBS News
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Pelosi: Trump's decision to make lawmakers' Afghanistan trip public 'very dangerous' - NBCNews.comPelosi: Trump's decision to make lawmakers' Afghanistan trip public 'very dangerous'  NBCNews.com

After President Donald Trump decided to block House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other lawmakers from using a military jet to fly to Afghanistan on an ...



Almost two decades later, Afghanistan is an unresolved conflict - The Kingston Whig-StandardAlmost two decades later, Afghanistan is an unresolved conflict  The Kingston Whig-Standard

Seventeen years after the American invasion of Afghanistan, the country remains the scene of one of the unresolved armed conflicts of the 21st century.



Army Ranger dies after being wounded by small-arms fire in Afghanistan - ArmyTimes.comArmy Ranger dies after being wounded by small-arms fire in Afghanistan  ArmyTimes.com

This was his second deployment in support of NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.



Afghanistan: The elusive end game, Opinion News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesAfghanistan: The elusive end game, Opinion News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

President Donald Trump wants US troops out of a seemingly endless, costly war. This would likely draw more external players to the arena in a battle over ...



Western tourists head to war-torn Afghanistan for 'authentic' travel experience - Fox NewsWestern tourists head to war-torn Afghanistan for 'authentic' travel experience  Fox News

Ciaran Barr is among a growing group of Westerners who have been turning to Couchsurfing.com to travel to places like Afghanistan.



President Trump Postpones House Speaker Pelosi's Trip To Afghanistan - NPRPresident Trump Postpones House Speaker Pelosi's Trip To Afghanistan  NPR

Trump appears to be retaliating against Nancy Pelosi for suggesting he delay his State of the Union speech amid the government shutdown, by postponing at ...



Trump still poised for a drawdown in Afghanistan after the deadliest year for US troops since 2014 - Military TimesTrump still poised for a drawdown in Afghanistan after the deadliest year for US troops since 2014  Military Times

The Trump administration has been contemplating a massive change in the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan, as the war there enters a new year.



Afghanistan: 'Naive, Reckless' Tourists Couchsurfing In War-Torn Nation - NDTV NewsAfghanistan: 'Naive, Reckless' Tourists Couchsurfing In War-Torn Nation  NDTV News

Seeking an "authentic" experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to ...



Watch: A singer from Afghanistan has shot to fame with his uncanny resemblance to Justin Trudeau - Scroll.inWatch: A singer from Afghanistan has shot to fame with his uncanny resemblance to Justin Trudeau  Scroll.in

Every now and then the internet comes across a person who bears an uncanny resemblance to a celebrity and propels them into limelight. This time, the ...



Ex-interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan released from ICE custody | TheHill - The HillEx-interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan released from ICE custody | TheHill  The Hill

A former translator for U.S. forces in Afghanistan was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on Thursday after being threatened with ...



Virginia Democrat Rep. Luria, who was to join Pelosi on canceled Afghanistan trip, said Trump insults troops - Washington PostVirginia Democrat Rep. Luria, who was to join Pelosi on canceled Afghanistan trip, said Trump insults troops  Washington Post

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), a Navy veteran and only freshman lawmaker included on a trip to Afghanistan to be led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said President ...



US demand for long-term military bases in Afghanistan sticking point in peace talks: Report - Economic TimesUS demand for long-term military bases in Afghanistan sticking point in peace talks: Report  Economic Times

ISLAMABAD: The US' demand for maintaining long-term military bases in Afghanistan has emerged as a sticking point in talks with the Taliban to end the ...



China has economic aims as it quietly builds bonds with Afghanistan - Nikkei Asian ReviewChina has economic aims as it quietly builds bonds with Afghanistan  Nikkei Asian Review

ISLAMABAD -- China is making quiet approaches to Afghanistan, with the aim of expanding its influence in geopolitically important South Asian region a.



Army chief: After two deployments to Afghanistan, security force assistance brigades could be on tap for other parts of the world - ArmyTimes.comArmy chief: After two deployments to Afghanistan, security force assistance brigades could be on tap for other parts of the world  ArmyTimes.com

The Army's security force assistance brigades may soon be branching out to areas of the world other than Afghanistan.



The deeply unserious thinking of the Afghanistan hawks - The Week MagazineThe deeply unserious thinking of the Afghanistan hawks  The Week Magazine

It's time once again to check in on the good old Afghanistan occupation. America was losing badly in 2015 and had made no progress as of 2017. Maybe 2019 ...



Pakistan takes up potato duty with Afghanistan - DAWN.comPakistan takes up potato duty with Afghanistan  DAWN.com

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) has decided to call an inter-provincial meeting in Islamabad next week to discuss ...



Taliban Attack on Checkpoint Kills 5 Police in Afghanistan - The New York TimesTaliban Attack on Checkpoint Kills 5 Police in Afghanistan  The New York Times

At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar.



"India Committed To Afghanistan Reconstruction," Says Sushma Swaraj - NDTV News"India Committed To Afghanistan Reconstruction," Says Sushma Swaraj  NDTV News

India on Sunday said it was committed to the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan and to promote an inclusive "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and ...



Trump wanted a big cut in troops in Afghanistan. New U.S. military plans fall short. - Washington PostTrump wanted a big cut in troops in Afghanistan. New U.S. military plans fall short.  Washington Post

The U.S. military is drafting plans to withdraw a few thousand troops from Afghanistan while continuing all major missions in the longest war in American history, ...



Turkey To Become Main Market For Afghanistan's Saffron - TOLOnewsTurkey To Become Main Market For Afghanistan's Saffron  TOLOnews

Officials said Turkey is working on a plan to remove the 30 percent tariffs on Afghanistan's saffron. Related News. Farmers Harvest More Saffron This Year · Low ...



Rand Paul: Trump poised for draw down in Afghanistan, Syria pullout - POLITICORand Paul: Trump poised for draw down in Afghanistan, Syria pullout  POLITICO

Sen. Rand Paul strongly suggested that President Donald Trump is poised to begin scaling back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and will follow through on his ...



Dates of Ireland-Afghanistan series in India revised - BBC SportDates of Ireland-Afghanistan series in India revised  BBC Sport

Cricket Ireland agree to change the dates for their upcoming nine-match series against Afghanistan in India.



Centre Says India Supports "Inclusive" Peace Process In Afghanistan - NDTV NewsCentre Says India Supports "Inclusive" Peace Process In Afghanistan  NDTV News

The External Affairs Ministry today said there is no change in the position on Afghanistan and India supports the process which is "inclusive" towards achieving ...



Taliban dismisses Afghanistan's peace talk offer - Al Jazeera EnglishTaliban dismisses Afghanistan's peace talk offer  Al Jazeera English

Taliban refuses to hold formal talks with the 'Western-backed' Afghan government next month in Saudi Arabia.



More Than 40 Dead After Attack At Government Compound In Afghanistan - NPRMore Than 40 Dead After Attack At Government Compound In Afghanistan  NPR

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing and hours-long standoff with police in Kabul on Monday. Most of the people who died were ...



Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg Captures 'Afghanistan's Heritage' - FortunePhotojournalist Robert Nickelsberg Captures 'Afghanistan's Heritage'  Fortune

For most people, Afghanistan is a place we hear a lot about on the news but will never get to personally experience. But photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg ...



Spearman Army Ranger Dies from Injuries in Afghanistan - MyHighPlains.comSpearman Army Ranger Dies from Injuries in Afghanistan  MyHighPlains.com

A soldier from Spearman has died in Germany after being injured in Afghanistan.



Sikh, Hindu refugees from Afghanistan torn between identity and livelihood - Economic TimesSikh, Hindu refugees from Afghanistan torn between identity and livelihood  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Every couple of months Surveer Singh, who fled religious persecution in Afghanistan, is torn between identity and livelihood. And his dilemma ...



Violence Grows in Northern Afghanistan, but Neither Side Is Gaining Much Ground - The New York TimesViolence Grows in Northern Afghanistan, but Neither Side Is Gaining Much Ground  The New York Times

MAZAR I SHARIF, Afghanistan — Violence in northern Afghanistan has intensified in recent days, with both Afghan security forces and the Taliban suffering ...



The U.S. Spent $8 Billion on Afghanistan’s Air Force. It’s Still Struggling. - The New York TimesThe U.S. Spent $8 Billion on Afghanistan’s Air Force. It’s Still Struggling.  The New York Times

“It would be a home run if we got to 60 to 65 percent” self-sufficiency for the Afghan Air Force, said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, who commanded ...



Afghanistan’s presidential elections delayed until July - Washington PostAfghanistan’s presidential elections delayed until July  Washington Post

KABUL — After weeks of disarray and mixed signals, Afghan officials announced Sunday that the country's presidential election, scheduled for April 20, will be ...



Afghanistan Likely to Delay Election as Trump Presses for Peace Talks - The New York TimesAfghanistan Likely to Delay Election as Trump Presses for Peace Talks  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's presidential election, scheduled for April, is likely to be delayed, Afghan officials said on Wednesday, underscoring the ...



U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan raises big questions - Washington PostU.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan raises big questions  Washington Post

The 17-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan took a new turn this week when President Trump ordered the withdrawal of 7,000 American troops from the country.



Taliban Talks Covered Fate of U.S. Military Presence in Afghanistan, Envoy Says - The New York TimesTaliban Talks Covered Fate of U.S. Military Presence in Afghanistan, Envoy Says  The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — In the most substantial formal talks so far with the Taliban, United States officials discussed the future of the American military presence ...



Trump’s bizarre history lesson on the Soviet Union, Russia and Afghanistan - Washington PostTrump’s bizarre history lesson on the Soviet Union, Russia and Afghanistan  Washington Post

President Trump said a lot of strange, untrue things after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting. But the most bizarre snippet might have been his “history” lesson on the ...



"Trudeau's Lost Twin": Afghan Talent Show Singer Turns Into Celebrity - NDTV News"Trudeau's Lost Twin": Afghan Talent Show Singer Turns Into Celebrity  NDTV News

An Afghan talent show contestant's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn ...



Arcadia High Graduate Among 4 Killed in Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan - KTLA Los AngelesArcadia High Graduate Among 4 Killed in Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan  KTLA Los Angeles

An Arcadia High School graduate was among those killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, this week, his family said Wednesday. Manoharan Paul ...



The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan: Getting History Right - LawfareThe Soviet Experience in Afghanistan: Getting History Right  Lawfare

Trump thinks the Soviets invaded Afghanistan because of terrorism. The archives tell a different story.



At least 30 gold miners killed in Afghanistan landslide - Washington PostAt least 30 gold miners killed in Afghanistan landslide  Washington Post

KABUL — At least 30 workers were killed in a landslide in northeastern Afghanistan while illegally sifting for gold, officials said Sunday. The landslide occurred ...



How will the withdrawal of US troops affect Afghanistan? - RTE.ieHow will the withdrawal of US troops affect Afghanistan?  RTE.ie

Whether US and other foreign troops stay or go, the prospects of peace in Afghanistan remain as distant as ever before.



Justin Trudeau has a singer doppelganger living in Afghanistan - Economic TimesJustin Trudeau has a singer doppelganger living in Afghanistan  Economic Times

In a video surfaced online, Trudeau lookalike Salam Maftoon can be seen singing traditional Afghan music.



Pentagon: U.S. Army Ranger From Texas Killed In Afghanistan - CBS Dallas / Fort WorthPentagon: U.S. Army Ranger From Texas Killed In Afghanistan  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger has died as a result of gunshot wounds suffered during combat in Afghanistan. Matt Yurus reports.



Veteran with PTSD who served in Afghanistan faces deportation to Jamaica - Sky NewsVeteran with PTSD who served in Afghanistan faces deportation to Jamaica  Sky News

By Bethan Staton, news reporter. A former Commonwealth soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder says he feels "let down by the system" as he faces ...



Afghanistan: Remembering the fallen of 2018 - Middle East - Stars and StripesAfghanistan: Remembering the fallen of 2018 - Middle East  Stars and Stripes

Fifteen American servicemembers were killed in Afghanistan in 2018 as the longest war in U.S. history began its 18th year in October.



Over 6,000 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to Europe and Afghanistan - WIBWOver 6,000 Fort Riley soldiers will deploy to Europe and Afghanistan  WIBW

More than 6000 Fort Riley soldiers are heading to Europe and Afghanistan in January.



A long US goodbye to Syria and Afghanistan makes sense - The Irish TimesA long US goodbye to Syria and Afghanistan makes sense  The Irish Times

Trump's chaotic plans are counterproductive but he is right to try to disengage.



Former Afghanistan commander warns of plans to cut troops - North Platte TelegraphFormer Afghanistan commander warns of plans to cut troops  North Platte Telegraph

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14000 American troops serving there would ...



Air pollution becomes Afghanistan's silent killer - ArabnewsAir pollution becomes Afghanistan's silent killer  Arabnews

KABUL: From a distance, giant khaki blankets appear to smother Kabul's spectacular mountainside. Visitors may even be enthralled by the phenomenon.



This Wasn't a Playground Stunt. It's Dangerous. - EsquireThis Wasn't a Playground Stunt. It's Dangerous.  Esquire

There's a difference between political hardball and petty revenge. Often, this distinction is not a clear one. Luckily, this president* has made making that ...



The Reaction In Afghanistan To Trump's Troop Withdrawal - NPRThe Reaction In Afghanistan To Trump's Troop Withdrawal  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Afghan policy analyst Najib Sharifi about the regional reaction to President Trump's decision to pull thousands of U.S. ...



Don't worry about US withdrawal from Afghanistan: former NSA - Economic TimesDon't worry about US withdrawal from Afghanistan: former NSA  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India should not worry about US military withdrawal from Afghanistan if it wants to be seen "as a great power", former National Security Advisor ...



Afghanistan Chief Executive: End Of War A 'Dream' Without Taliban Involving Afghan Government - Task & PurposeAfghanistan Chief Executive: End Of War A 'Dream' Without Taliban Involving Afghan Government  Task & Purpose

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday that the Taliban's refusal to involve the government in peace talks means the end to a conflict ...



India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner: Pentagon - Economic TimesIndia is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner: Pentagon  Economic Times

WASHINGTON: India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner, the Pentagon has said as it praised New Delhi's contributions to the peaceful development ...



What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018 - NPRWhat 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018  NPR

Thousands of civilians, soldiers and police were killed this year in suicide attacks, bombings and airstrikes. The lives and deaths of three Afghan men shed light ...



Former Mass. resident killed in Afghanistan laid to rest - The Boston GlobeFormer Mass. resident killed in Afghanistan laid to rest  The Boston Globe

Flags across the state were lowered to half-staff Friday in honor of Army Sergeant First Class Eric Michael Emond, a former Massachusetts resident who was ...



Afghanistan bucks global trend with sharp rise in civilian casualties - The GuardianAfghanistan bucks global trend with sharp rise in civilian casualties  The Guardian

Number of innocent people killed or maimed in Afghan war rises 36% despite overall fall in casualties worldwide.



Afghanistan after Mattis: A revised strategy to focus on counterterrorism and the Afghan Security Forces - Brookings InstitutionAfghanistan after Mattis: A revised strategy to focus on counterterrorism and the Afghan Security Forces  Brookings Institution

The center of gravity in the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan should be modified. The focus should not be on nation-building writ large. It should be ...



Will the US quit Afghanistan? - Daily TimesWill the US quit Afghanistan?  Daily Times

The Trump administration recently announced the withdrawal of a few thousand American soldiers from Syria; same is being said about Afghanistan. Will the US ...



Delhi and Moscow are very much in sync on future of Afghanistan: Russian Minister - Economic TimesDelhi and Moscow are very much in sync on future of Afghanistan: Russian Minister  Economic Times

India and Russia are exploring joint projects in Afghanistan and have held two rounds of talks since November on the situation there.



Military walks a fine line in discussing Afghanistan after Trump orders withdrawal plans - Washington PostMilitary walks a fine line in discussing Afghanistan after Trump orders withdrawal plans  Washington Post

A week after President Trump directed the military to draw up plans to withdraw about half the U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, military officials are walking a ...



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.



Afghanistan's neighbors fear refugee crisis if US pulls out - CNBCAfghanistan's neighbors fear refugee crisis if US pulls out  CNBC

Afghanistan's neighbors, caught off-guard by reports of U.S. plans to withdraw thousands of troops, have begun preparing for the risk that a pullout could send ...



Sen. Graham is on a mission to convince the President Afghanistan is still worth fighting for - CNNSen. Graham is on a mission to convince the President Afghanistan is still worth fighting for  CNN

Kabul (CNN) Sen. Lindsey Graham is on a mission. A mission to connect with the troops once again, but also a mission to convince the President that after 17 ...



Marine commander leading Task Force Southwest in Afghanistan slated for a second star - Marine Corps TimesMarine commander leading Task Force Southwest in Afghanistan slated for a second star  Marine Corps Times

Brig. Gen. Julian D. Alford has been nominated for promotion to major general.



There is No Military Victory in Afghanistan - The National Interest OnlineThere is No Military Victory in Afghanistan  The National Interest Online

An “I'll be back” policy is both smarter and cheaper than persisting in the Sisyphean idiocy of trying to build a functioning state in a land that has never truly had ...



Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes new polling dates following election delays - UN NewsAfghanistan: UN mission welcomes new polling dates following election delays  UN News

Amid reports that Afghanistan's 2019 presidential election may be postponed, local electoral authorities confirmed a polling date delay; a decision the UN ...



The evolving face of the US mission in Afghanistan - CNNThe evolving face of the US mission in Afghanistan  CNN

Kandahar (CNN) Lieutenant Colonel Keith Benedict and Private First Class Brennen Bledsoe -- two different soldiers with very different stories -- are both ...



Rethinking America’s commitment to Afghanistan | TheHill - The HillRethinking America’s commitment to Afghanistan | TheHill  The Hill

Amid Washington's ongoing struggle against Iran and strained relations with China, neither of those powers truly wants to be helpful to the United States in ...



Indians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi - Al Jazeera EnglishIndians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi  Al Jazeera English

US leader's bid to undermine India's aid to Afghanistan annoys politicians and citizens in both South Asian nations.



Daesh Commander Killed In Afghanistan: US Forces - TOLOnewsDaesh Commander Killed In Afghanistan: US Forces  TOLOnews

A senior commander of the Daesh group was killed in Afghanistan in a raid, US Forces Afghanistan said on Saturday. Khetab Emir was killed in the raid on Jan ...



Trump Decision To Pull Troops Out Of Afghanistan Comes As 'A Big Shock' - NPRTrump Decision To Pull Troops Out Of Afghanistan Comes As 'A Big Shock'  NPR

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with retired Lt. General David Barno, who once commanded coalition forces in Afghanistan, about President Trump's plan to draw ...



Former interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan detained by CBP, threatened with deportation | TheHill - The HillFormer interpreter for US troops in Afghanistan detained by CBP, threatened with deportation | TheHill  The Hill

A former translator for U.S. forces in Afghanistan was detained Friday in Houston's airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and threatened ...



The New Archaeology of Iraq and Afghanistan - Smithsonian.comThe New Archaeology of Iraq and Afghanistan  Smithsonian.com

Late in 2001, as Osama bin Laden and his harried entourage slipped into Pakistan over a mountain pass near Tora Bora, Afghanistan, a contingent of U.S. ...



Insider attack kills 4 policemen in Afghanistan - Greater KashmirInsider attack kills 4 policemen in Afghanistan  Greater Kashmir

At least four policemen were killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Wednesday, the police said. "The gruesome incident happened ...



In Syria and Afghanistan, Trump at odds with his own past views - NBCNews.comIn Syria and Afghanistan, Trump at odds with his own past views  NBCNews.com

To the extent that President Donald Trump's approach to war and peace can be summarized in a foreign policy doctrine, culled from his past statements and ...



Afghanistan, Denmark, Hakuna Matata: Your Friday Briefing - The New York TimesAfghanistan, Denmark, Hakuna Matata: Your Friday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. A chaotic day in the U.S., contentious handshakes in Denmark and worries over Hakuna ...



US Pullout From Afghanistan Will Have Implications In Kashmir: Ex-Top Cop - NDTV NewsUS Pullout From Afghanistan Will Have Implications In Kashmir: Ex-Top Cop  NDTV News

Asserting that India should adopt a "clear-cut roadmap" to tackle problems in Jammu and Kashmir, former Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar ...



Pelosi: Trump 'outing' of Afghanistan trip 'irresponsible' - Yahoo NewsPelosi: Trump 'outing' of Afghanistan trip 'irresponsible'  Yahoo News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday it was "very irresponsible" for President Donald Trump to publicly disclose commercial travel plans by ...



Georgia troops heading to Afghanistan as Trump orders drawdown - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia troops heading to Afghanistan as Trump orders drawdown  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade is proceeding for now with its January deployment to Afghanistan as President Donald Trump plans pullback.



Warren aligns with Trump on Afghanistan and Syria, signaling a potential shift among Democrats - Washington PostWarren aligns with Trump on Afghanistan and Syria, signaling a potential shift among Democrats  Washington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) agrees with President Trump about few things, but she thinks he is right that the United States should cut its military losses in ...



Graham warns against pulling out of Afghanistan - CNNGraham warns against pulling out of Afghanistan  CNN

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Trump gets facts wrong on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - PolitiFactTrump gets facts wrong on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan  PolitiFact

President Donald Trump attempted to rewrite history by claiming that the reason for the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was to defeat terrorists entering ...



When She Fled Afghanistan, She Took Her Schoolbooks With Her - NPRWhen She Fled Afghanistan, She Took Her Schoolbooks With Her  NPR

If you had to leave your home at a moment's notice, what would you take with you? Sidiqa Sidiqi tells NPR's Don Gonyea she concealed her first grade textbooks ...



Afghanistan FA president denies allegations of sexual and physical abuse - The GuardianAfghanistan FA president denies allegations of sexual and physical abuse  The Guardian

The Afghanistan Football Federation president, Keramuudin Karim, has denied allegations he sexually and physically abused female players.



How US Bombs Tore One Family to Shreds in Afghanistan - The Daily BeastHow US Bombs Tore One Family to Shreds in Afghanistan  The Daily Beast

Thirteen injured. Two more dead. The escalating American air war over Afghanistan took one extended family—and shattered it.



T20 World Cup 2020: Afghanistan qualify for Super 12s at Sri Lanka's expense - BBC SportT20 World Cup 2020: Afghanistan qualify for Super 12s at Sri Lanka's expense  BBC Sport

Afghanistan qualify directly for the Super 12s phase of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2020 - pipping Sri Lanka to the final place.



Brent Taylor, killed in Afghanistan, had fought to cut UTA exec perks. The new UTA board just erased them. - Salt Lake TribuneBrent Taylor, killed in Afghanistan, had fought to cut UTA exec perks. The new UTA board just erased them.  Salt Lake Tribune

Brent Taylor — the North Ogden mayor killed in Afghanistan while on National Guard deployment — just posthumously won a battle with the Utah Transit ...



Senior ISIS Commander Killed in Afghanistan During Raid - The Daily BeastSenior ISIS Commander Killed in Afghanistan During Raid  The Daily Beast

A top ISIS commander was killed by U.S. troops during a recent raid in Afghanistan, American officials confirmed on Saturday. Khetab Emir was killed in the Jan.



US Military Reportedly Accused of Releasing 40 Daesh Militants in Afghanistan - Sputnik InternationalUS Military Reportedly Accused of Releasing 40 Daesh Militants in Afghanistan  Sputnik International

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in his Twitter account that the US military had killed security guards during a raid on one of the prisons in Badghis ...



'India Should Rise Above Trump’s Remarks, Continue Aid to Afghanistan': Hamid Karzai - The Wire'India Should Rise Above Trump’s Remarks, Continue Aid to Afghanistan': Hamid Karzai  The Wire

In 'Wide Angle' this week, Maya Mirchandani speaks to former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai about US- Afghan relations and Donald Trump's decision to ...



Pakistan and Afghanistan: the final wild poliovirus bastion - World Health OrganizationPakistan and Afghanistan: the final wild poliovirus bastion  World Health Organization

As recently as 30 years ago, wild poliovirus paralysed more than 350 000 children in more than 125 countries every year. Today, the virus has been beaten back ...



Attack on Chinese consulate ‘planned in Afghanistan, aided by India’ - South China Morning PostAttack on Chinese consulate ‘planned in Afghanistan, aided by India’  South China Morning Post

Five suspects have been arrested over deadly attack in November, but New Delhi denies claim its spy agency was involved.



The U.S. Isn’t Really Leaving Syria and Afghanistan - The AtlanticThe U.S. Isn’t Really Leaving Syria and Afghanistan  The Atlantic

President Donald Trump caused a political furor when he announced in December that he would quickly withdraw all 2,000 American troops in Syria, together ...



Trump Unites Left and Right Against Troop Plans, but Puts Off Debate on War Aims - The New York TimesTrump Unites Left and Right Against Troop Plans, but Puts Off Debate on War Aims  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump managed to do something remarkable with his abrupt order last week to withdraw all American troops from Syria and half ...



Inside Mother Camp: the woman tackling Afghanistan's drug problem - The GuardianInside Mother Camp: the woman tackling Afghanistan's drug problem  The Guardian

Laila Haidari risks her life to run the country's only private rehabilitation centre, helping hundreds of addicts a year.



Trump hasn’t ordered Pentagon to withdraw troops from Afghanistan | TheHill - The HillTrump hasn’t ordered Pentagon to withdraw troops from Afghanistan | TheHill  The Hill

A White House spokesman said Friday that President Trump has not yet ordered the Pentagon to pull troops out of Afghanistan, contradicting reports last week ...



Trump’s Simple Strategy in Afghanistan - The New York TimesTrump’s Simple Strategy in Afghanistan  The New York Times

The president's plan to withdraw troops is indicative of his typical lack of finesse on foreign policy.



PM Imran says political settlement only option to end conflict in Afghanistan - The News InternationalPM Imran says political settlement only option to end conflict in Afghanistan  The News International

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday emphasized that Pakistan fully supported a political settlement in Afghanistan which was the only viable ...