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Latest Afghanistan News

Australian Hostage Freed In Afghanistan

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says an Australian aid worker who had been kidnapped in Afghanistan has been freed and is "safe." More

Taliban Capture District In Southern Afghanistan

The Taliban has captured a district in southeastern Afghanistan, along the porous border with Pakistan. More

At Least 13 Killed In Attack On American University In Kabul

At least 13 people, including seven students, were killed during a 10-hour assault by gunmen on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. More

Afghan Migrant Travels 400 Kilometers Strapped To Bottom Of Truck

Police in Italy say a migrant from Afghanistan travelled 400 kilometers along a highway strapped to the bottom of a truck. More

U.S. Soldier Killed During Anti-Taliban Operation Near Lashkar Gah

The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier was killed during an anti-Taliban operation near Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Problems With Paramilitaries In Afghanistan’s Faryab Province

In Afghanistan's northern Faryab Province, paramilitary forces are helping government security forces battle the Taliban. But these same armed groups are often preying on ordinary Afghans, too. More

With Kerry Meeting, Washington Seeks New Path In Central Asia

With its involvement in Afghanistan winding down, the United States is attempting to restructure the relationship it has had with Central Asia for the last 15 years -- where for Washington, security had been the priority. More
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Features & Commentary

Survivors Of Attack At American University Of Afghanistan Recall Terror

Here are the accounts of four survivors of the 10-hour assault by gunmen on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. At least 13 people were killed in the attack. Survivors describe barricading themselves behind classroom doors, clinging to the floor as shots rang out meters away, and suffering injuries as they and others scrambled to reach safety.

Afghan Girl's Death Has Iranians Questioning Ban On Organ Transplants For Foreigners

The death of a 12-year-old Afghan girl in Iran has prompted that country's health minister to publicly defend a national ban on organ transplants for foreigners that some were initially blaming for the tragedy.

Afghans Still Dispute Legacy Of Former 'Bandit King'

Independence Day fans discord over a controversial monarch who overthrew one of Afghanistan's heroes of independence.

Two For All: Afghanistan's Identity-Card Crisis

A call to distribute two types of national ID cards to all citizens has been met with ridicule and anger in Afghanistan, where debate over whether an individual's ethnicity should be documented has dragged on for years.

Video Afghan Mullah Arrested After 'Marriage' To 6-Year-Old Girl

Following his purported marriage to a 6-year-old bride, an Afghan mullah has been arrested and charged by police.

Video Protesters Demand Afghan Government Action Against Acid Attacks On Women

Dozens of young Afghans have protested in the capital and demanded government action to end the plague of acid attacks on women in Afghanistan's conservative, male-dominated society.
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