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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has often criticized the U.S. military campaign that has struggled to defeat the Islamist insurgency and Pakistan for providing a safe heaven to the militants.

Afghan Peace 'Depends On U.S., Pakistan'

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has used his farewell speech to take one last swipe at the United States and Pakistan, blaming both countries for the continuing war with the Taliban. More

‘We will not follow the exclusion policy. Those who were our rivals yesterday are our colleagues today," Ghani said.

Goal Of Afghan Gov't Is 'Peace'

Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani says the country's new unity government will bring "peace." More

Pakistan Appoints New ISI Chief

Pakistan has appointed a new head for its most powerful intelligence agency. More

Afghan Soldiers Go Missing In U.S.

Three Afghan soldiers have been reported missing in the United States, where they were taking part in training exercises. They are not considered a security threat. More

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani shake hands after signing a power-sharing agreement at the Presidential Palace in  Kabul on September 21.

Video Afghan Election Body Names Ghani President-Elect

The Afghan Independent Election Commission has officially named former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani as the new president of Afghanistan. More

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Video More Warnings South Of The Afghan-Turkmen Border

The situation in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan Province continues to deteriorate, with one official claiming an increasing number of ethnic Turkmen are taking up arms, fighting with and against the Taliban, and that the lack of any government force capable of maintaining order has led to the resurgence of local warlords. More

A Pipeline From A Land Of Water To A Land Of Oil

Iran is looking for more water and some Iranian officials believe the place to get it is from Tajikistan. The problem is how to get the water from Tajikistan's mountains to Iran, several hundred kilometers away. More
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Features & Commentary

Remembering Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai leaves behind a mixed legacy as he steps down after nearly 13 years in power.
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News Analysis: Afghan Deal Leaves Room For National Disunity

A power-sharing deal has been signed and a new president-elect has been named in Afghanistan. But numerous questions remain over how the planned national unity government will function in practice.
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Is Rape Case A Turning Point For Afghanistan?

When a brutal multiple-rape case resulted in the prosecution of seven men in Afghanistan this week, it was widely seen as turning point for women's rights. But the fact that the perpetrators were sentenced for adultery and burglary tempers expectations.
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Amid Election Uncertainty, Karzai Prepares For Inauguration Ceremony

The impasse in Afghanistan's presidential election is far from over. But that has not stopped outgoing President Hamid Karzai from fixing a date and hastily ordering preparations for the event.
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Afghans Laud, Rights Groups Concerned By 'Take No Prisoners' Orders

Afghans have lauded security chiefs for ordering their forces to kill militants on the battlefield instead of taking prisoners. But the "take no prisoners" orders are worrying human rights groups, who say they could violate international law.
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'When Are You Going Back?' Afghanistan's Sikhs, Strangers In Their Own Land

The discovery of some three dozen Afghan Sikh migrants in a British-bound shipping container has put the spotlight on Afghanistan's tiny Sikh minority, who often feel alienated in their own country.
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Photogallery Fire Sale At Kabul's Famous 'Obama Bazaar'

The "Obama Bazaar" in Kabul, named after U.S. President Barack Obama, thrived for years. But with the withdrawal of foreign combat troops it has fallen on hard times.
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Photogallery Afghans Feel Bite Of Military Pullout

As the foreign military footprint shrinks in Afghanistan, the country's dependence on the war economy is evident.
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