Afghanistan

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

Information

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Afghanistan - CIA World Fact Book
Afghanistan - BBC
Afghanistan - National Geographic
Afghanistan - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids - Al Jazeera English
  1. Afghanistan: Kabul car bomb kills 12, including kids  Al Jazeera English
  2. Afghanistan: Several dead after Kabul car bomb blast  Deutsche Welle
  3. Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives  India Today
  4. Car bombing kills 7 civilians in Afghanistan  Hurriyet Daily News
  5. Afghanistan releases 3 key Taliban prisoners in apparent exchange for US and Australian hostages  Task & Purpose
  6. View full coverage on Google News


Afghanistan paedophile ring may be responsible for abuse of over 500 boys - The GuardianAfghanistan paedophile ring may be responsible for abuse of over 500 boys  The Guardian

Afghanistan raises alarm over the reel on third battle of Panipat - Economic TimesAfghanistan raises alarm over the reel on third battle of Panipat  Economic Times

U.S., Australian professors kidnapped in Afghanistan will be released in exchange for Taliban prisoners, Afghan leader says - Washington PostU.S., Australian professors kidnapped in Afghanistan will be released in exchange for Taliban prisoners, Afghan leader says  Washington Post

Afg v WI, 1st T20I, preview Rattled Afghanistan seek revival as format changes 13 Nov 19 - International Cricket CouncilAfg v WI, 1st T20I, preview Rattled Afghanistan seek revival as format changes 13 Nov 19  International Cricket Council

Inconsistent India face Afghanistan in crunch World Cup Qualifier match - Business StandardInconsistent India face Afghanistan in crunch World Cup Qualifier match  Business Standard

Pakistan views Afghan Taliban as reliable-anti-India element in Afghanistan: US Congressional report - India TodayPakistan views Afghan Taliban as reliable-anti-India element in Afghanistan: US Congressional report  India Today

Afghanistan's presidential poll results delayed again - CNAAfghanistan's presidential poll results delayed again  CNA

Crystal gazing into Afghanistan’s political future - Telegraph IndiaCrystal gazing into Afghanistan’s political future  Telegraph India

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan - University of RochesterThe US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan  University of Rochester

Charlie Sennott On Some Veterans' Regret For Fighting In Iraq And Afghanistan - wgbh.orgCharlie Sennott On Some Veterans' Regret For Fighting In Iraq And Afghanistan  wgbh.org

Afghanistan vs West Indies, 3rd ODI at Lucknow: WI Beat AFG By 5 Wickets - News18Afghanistan vs West Indies, 3rd ODI at Lucknow: WI Beat AFG By 5 Wickets  News18

I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me. - The New York TimesI Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.  The New York Times

We Still Don't Know Who Won Afghanistan's Presidential Election - The DiplomatWe Still Don't Know Who Won Afghanistan's Presidential Election  The Diplomat

In Afghanistan’s War and Peace, WhatsApp Delivers the Message - News18In Afghanistan’s War and Peace, WhatsApp Delivers the Message  News18

Afghanistan's Last Jew Awaits the Arrival of the Taliban - Foreign PolicyAfghanistan's Last Jew Awaits the Arrival of the Taliban  Foreign Policy

Feature: National treasures from Afghanistan debut in Hong Kong - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: National treasures from Afghanistan debut in Hong Kong - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Afghanistan: 5 terrorists killed after IED explodes prematurely - India TodayAfghanistan: 5 terrorists killed after IED explodes prematurely  India Today

Baghdadi's Death Won't Stop ISIS in Afghanistan - Foreign PolicyBaghdadi's Death Won't Stop ISIS in Afghanistan  Foreign Policy

FIFA World Cup qualifier, India vs Afghanistan: Astro turf, sub-zero conditions will make match tough, says India coach - Economic TimesFIFA World Cup qualifier, India vs Afghanistan: Astro turf, sub-zero conditions will make match tough, says India coach  Economic Times

Nicholas Pooran banned for ball-tampering in West Indies series against Afghanistan - Sky SportsNicholas Pooran banned for ball-tampering in West Indies series against Afghanistan  Sky Sports

CIA-linked unit accused of atrocities in Afghanistan - The GuardianCIA-linked unit accused of atrocities in Afghanistan  The Guardian

UK returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan after 17-year investigation - Sky NewsUK returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan after 17-year investigation  Sky News

UNHCR Afghanistan Operational Update - September 2019 - Afghanistan - ReliefWebUNHCR Afghanistan Operational Update - September 2019 - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

8-feet tall Afghanistan cricket fan Sher Khan struggles to find accommodation in Lucknow - India Today8-feet tall Afghanistan cricket fan Sher Khan struggles to find accommodation in Lucknow  India Today

U.S. Is Quietly Reducing Its Troop Force in Afghanistan - The New York TimesU.S. Is Quietly Reducing Its Troop Force in Afghanistan  The New York Times

Veteran severely injured in Afghanistan granted smart home to help make life easier - ABC NewsVeteran severely injured in Afghanistan granted smart home to help make life easier  ABC News

Schoolchildren killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan - The GuardianSchoolchildren killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan  The Guardian

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief - Economic TimesNo Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief  Economic Times

Afghanistan mosque bombing: death toll rises - The GuardianAfghanistan mosque bombing: death toll rises  The Guardian

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Visits Afghanistan - TIMEDefense Secretary Mark Esper Visits Afghanistan  TIME

Army Alaska soldiers unveil memorial to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan - ArmyTimes.comArmy Alaska soldiers unveil memorial to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan  ArmyTimes.com

US ramped up strikes in Afghanistan following collapse of Taliban peace talks - CNNUS ramped up strikes in Afghanistan following collapse of Taliban peace talks  CNN

A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians - The InterceptA CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians  The Intercept

USO Of New York Sending Care Packages To Soldiers In Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq - CBS New YorkUSO Of New York Sending Care Packages To Soldiers In Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq  CBS New York

Afghanistan: Weekly Humanitarian Update (4 – 10 November 2019) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan: Weekly Humanitarian Update (4 – 10 November 2019) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

Rocket Attack Wounds at Least 5 Marines in Afghanistan - The New York TimesRocket Attack Wounds at Least 5 Marines in Afghanistan  The New York Times

The past three months in Afghanistan have been the deadliest for civilians in a decade - The Washington PostThe past three months in Afghanistan have been the deadliest for civilians in a decade  The Washington Post

Afghanistan’s Oprah: Mozhdah on fame, threats and why she won’t live her life in fear - The GuardianAfghanistan’s Oprah: Mozhdah on fame, threats and why she won’t live her life in fear  The Guardian

Soldiers rescue puppies in Afghanistan; you can help bring them home - WPMT FOX 43Soldiers rescue puppies in Afghanistan; you can help bring them home  WPMT FOX 43

Three judges killed at Taliban checkpoint in Afghanistan, officials say - ReutersThree judges killed at Taliban checkpoint in Afghanistan, officials say  Reuters

How Iran Found Its Feet in Afghanistan - Foreign Affairs MagazineHow Iran Found Its Feet in Afghanistan  Foreign Affairs Magazine

Almost 40 strikes every day in Afghanistan last month - The Bureau of Investigative JournalismAlmost 40 strikes every day in Afghanistan last month  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Dressing Afghanistan: young designers get creative in Kabul - The GuardianDressing Afghanistan: young designers get creative in Kabul  The Guardian

Afg v WI, 2nd ODI, preview Afghanistan aim to end winless streak 08 Nov 19 - International Cricket CouncilAfg v WI, 2nd ODI, preview Afghanistan aim to end winless streak 08 Nov 19  International Cricket Council

LIVE 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Afghanistan vs India - SportsCafeLIVE 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Afghanistan vs India  SportsCafe

The Air Force's new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is working overtime in Afghanistan - Business Insider NordicThe Air Force's new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is working overtime in Afghanistan  Business Insider Nordic

Relevant Power Solutions Commissions Historic Power Plant in Afghanistan - PRNewswireRelevant Power Solutions Commissions Historic Power Plant in Afghanistan  PRNewswire

LETTER: Langley's Afghanistan war memorial seems fitting place for Nov. 11 ceremony - BCLocalNewsLETTER: Langley's Afghanistan war memorial seems fitting place for Nov. 11 ceremony  BCLocalNews

Afghanistan exchanges Taliban members for abducted U.S. professors - UPI NewsAfghanistan exchanges Taliban members for abducted U.S. professors  UPI News

Inside Afghanistan's Online Battlefield - The DiplomatInside Afghanistan's Online Battlefield  The Diplomat

Election-related violence claims 85 lives in Afghanistan: UN report - UN NewsElection-related violence claims 85 lives in Afghanistan: UN report  UN News

Afghanistan says death of Islamic State leader delivers big blow to Afghan faction - ReutersAfghanistan says death of Islamic State leader delivers big blow to Afghan faction  Reuters

Afghanistan's military is seeing a troubling rise in casualties, SIGAR report says - Stars and StripesAfghanistan's military is seeing a troubling rise in casualties, SIGAR report says  Stars and Stripes

A US Army veteran who dabbled in technology in Afghanistan dives into computer science through Northeastern Align program - News@NortheasternA US Army veteran who dabbled in technology in Afghanistan dives into computer science through Northeastern Align program  News@Northeastern

Afghanistan preliminary election results delayed until November - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghanistan preliminary election results delayed until November  Al Jazeera English

Empower and Educate Afghanistan’s Youth to Ensure a Peaceful Future - The New York TimesEmpower and Educate Afghanistan’s Youth to Ensure a Peaceful Future  The New York Times

Soldiers rescue puppies in Afghanistan; help bring them home - ABC Action NewsSoldiers rescue puppies in Afghanistan; help bring them home  ABC Action News

Pelosi and congressional delegation make secret trip to Afghanistan - CNNPelosi and congressional delegation make secret trip to Afghanistan  CNN

Afghanistan: Humanitarian Response Plan 2018-2021: 2019 Quarter three dashboard (1 Jan - 30 Sep 2019) - Afghanistan - ReliefWebAfghanistan: Humanitarian Response Plan 2018-2021: 2019 Quarter three dashboard (1 Jan - 30 Sep 2019) - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

The Logic of Staying in Afghanistan and the Logic of Getting Out - LawfareThe Logic of Staying in Afghanistan and the Logic of Getting Out  Lawfare

Afghanistan's soaring civilian conflict casualties tracked - The New HumanitarianAfghanistan's soaring civilian conflict casualties tracked  The New Humanitarian

Airman who fell from plane had completed missions to Africa, Afghanistan - Stars and StripesAirman who fell from plane had completed missions to Africa, Afghanistan  Stars and Stripes

In One Afghan District, the Same Promises of Victory, 32 Years Apart - The New York TimesIn One Afghan District, the Same Promises of Victory, 32 Years Apart  The New York Times

Talks held in Kabul to repair ties with Afghanistan - DAWN.comTalks held in Kabul to repair ties with Afghanistan  DAWN.com

Drug Addiction In Afghanistan Is A Growing Problem Among Women — And Children : Goats and Soda - NPRDrug Addiction In Afghanistan Is A Growing Problem Among Women — And Children : Goats and Soda  NPR

Afghanistan is America's longest war -- 18 years and counting - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAfghanistan is America's longest war -- 18 years and counting  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump’s comparison of Chicago to Afghanistan is odd — but not for the reason you might assume - The Washington PostTrump’s comparison of Chicago to Afghanistan is odd — but not for the reason you might assume  The Washington Post

Design Features of the Afghanistan War Memorial - Government of Ontario NewsDesign Features of the Afghanistan War Memorial  Government of Ontario News

Afghanistan Will Play Smart Cricket Against West Indies: Rashid Khan - News18Afghanistan Will Play Smart Cricket Against West Indies: Rashid Khan  News18

Afghanistan announce T20I, ODI squads for West Indies series in Lucknow - India TodayAfghanistan announce T20I, ODI squads for West Indies series in Lucknow  India Today

Why are Iranians claiming asylum in Afghanistan? - EuronewsWhy are Iranians claiming asylum in Afghanistan?  Euronews

Most veterans believe the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t worth fighting - Task & PurposeMost veterans believe the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t worth fighting  Task & Purpose

Vancouver high school honours journalist Michelle Lang, who was killed in Afghanistan - Vancouver SunVancouver high school honours journalist Michelle Lang, who was killed in Afghanistan  Vancouver Sun

Royal scare: Prince Harry's terrifying 'brush with death' in Afghanistan revealed - Express.co.ukRoyal scare: Prince Harry's terrifying 'brush with death' in Afghanistan revealed  Express.co.uk

Afghanistan's election a "genuine victory," Afghan ambassador says - Atlantic CouncilAfghanistan's election a "genuine victory," Afghan ambassador says  Atlantic Council

Match Preview Afghanistan vs West Indies, 1st ODI 2019 - ESPNcricinfoMatch Preview Afghanistan vs West Indies, 1st ODI 2019  ESPNcricinfo

After dodging a Taliban assault, northeast Afghanistan braces for resurgence - The Washington PostAfter dodging a Taliban assault, northeast Afghanistan braces for resurgence  The Washington Post

Afghanistan’s Last Jews Were Freed From Prison Because They Were So Annoying - Jewish JournalAfghanistan’s Last Jews Were Freed From Prison Because They Were So Annoying  Jewish Journal

The US is pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, but the tonnage of airdropped supplies is spiking - Military TimesThe US is pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, but the tonnage of airdropped supplies is spiking  Military Times

Panipat film raises alarm in Afghanistan over Abdali portrayal, embassy writes to MEA - ThePrintPanipat film raises alarm in Afghanistan over Abdali portrayal, embassy writes to MEA  ThePrint

Design for Afghanistan War Memorial revealed - BayTodayDesign for Afghanistan War Memorial revealed  BayToday

Farukh Choudhary: Raring to score his first international goal against Afghanistan - Goal IndiaFarukh Choudhary: Raring to score his first international goal against Afghanistan  Goal India

Injured Iraq and Afghanistan war heroes are being shut out of 'half-empty' £350m military hospital - Daily MailInjured Iraq and Afghanistan war heroes are being shut out of 'half-empty' £350m military hospital  Daily Mail

How the 'Horse Soldiers' helped liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban 18 years ago - Military TimesHow the 'Horse Soldiers' helped liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban 18 years ago  Military Times

Six members of Ohio National Guard to deploy to Afghanistan - WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandSix members of Ohio National Guard to deploy to Afghanistan  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

PJ Harvey: 'Wearing veil in Afghanistan was a freeing experience' - BBC NewsPJ Harvey: 'Wearing veil in Afghanistan was a freeing experience'  BBC News

West Indies Names Squads for Afghanistan Series, King, Walsh Jr. Included - News18West Indies Names Squads for Afghanistan Series, King, Walsh Jr. Included  News18

US convoy hit by suicide attack in Afghanistan - report - RTUS convoy hit by suicide attack in Afghanistan - report  RT

In a Quiet Corner, an Old Afghan Poet Polishes ‘the Heart’s Mirror’ - The New York TimesIn a Quiet Corner, an Old Afghan Poet Polishes ‘the Heart’s Mirror’  The New York Times

Veteran saves dog in Afghanistan war zone, sneaks him home to safety - New York PostVeteran saves dog in Afghanistan war zone, sneaks him home to safety  New York Post

Hope ton powers West Indies to ODI sweep over Afghanistan - HeraldLIVEHope ton powers West Indies to ODI sweep over Afghanistan  HeraldLIVE

Local soldier finds purrfect companion in Afghanistan. Now, she's on a mission to get Moonpie home. - Democrat & ChronicleLocal soldier finds purrfect companion in Afghanistan. Now, she's on a mission to get Moonpie home.  Democrat & Chronicle

Hope hits a hundred as West Indies complete Afghanistan whitewash - flowsports.coHope hits a hundred as West Indies complete Afghanistan whitewash  flowsports.co

Last Jews in Afghanistan argued so much the Taliban kicked them out of prison - The Australian Jewish NewsLast Jews in Afghanistan argued so much the Taliban kicked them out of prison  The Australian Jewish News

Paterson trauma surgeon takes his lifesaving skills to the battlefields of Afghanistan - NorthJersey.comPaterson trauma surgeon takes his lifesaving skills to the battlefields of Afghanistan  NorthJersey.com

Democrats Are Hypocrites for Condemning Trump Over Syria - The AtlanticDemocrats Are Hypocrites for Condemning Trump Over Syria  The Atlantic

Nancy Pelosi meets top officials in Afghanistan - Fox NewsNancy Pelosi meets top officials in Afghanistan  Fox News

Trump is right to take troops out of Syria. Now they must leave Iraq and Afghanistan - The GuardianTrump is right to take troops out of Syria. Now they must leave Iraq and Afghanistan  The Guardian

Authorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48 - The Associated PressAuthorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48  The Associated Press