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Latest Afghanistan News

Second Afghan DM Nominee Rejected

The Afghan parliament has rejected a second candidate for defense minister who was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani. More

Afghan Parliament ‘Hero’ Arrested After Fatal Traffic Accident

An Afghan soldier who was hailed as a hero for killing militants who tried to storm parliament last month has been arrested after a fatal traffic accident in Kabul. More

Afghan Forces Raid MSF Hospital

Afghan soldiers have raided a hospital run by medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the northern province of Kunduz. More

Relatives of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who was beaten to death by a mob, attend a hearing in a court in Kabul, May 6, 2015.

Death Sentences Nixed In Afghan Mob Killing

An Afghan appeals court has overturned death sentences handed down to four men for their part in the mob killing of a woman, falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran. More

Casualties On Afghan-Pakistani Border

Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces have killed at least one person and wounded two. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Closer To Home, Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan May Renew Original Goals

Militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) found sanctuary in Pakistan’s tribal areas for more than a decade. Now, it appears many have left and are looking for a new home. They might have found one in Afghanistan, right on the doorstep of their native land. More

Audio Central Asian Militants Return To Northern Afghanistan

There has been a lot of trouble across northern Afghanistan in recent months and one reason is the arrival of militants from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). More
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Features & Commentary

Audio Slide Show Afghanistan's Underbelly: The Exposed North

The Afghan government has turned to a risky war strategy to tackle the Taliban in the country's north -- teaming up two rival former warlords with a history of animosity toward each other.

Atta Noor: Unlikely Coalition To 'Inflict A Powerful Blow' Against Taliban

Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of Afghanistan's Balkh Province, has blamed the government's weak leadership for the soaring violence in the country's north. To carve himself a bigger role in Kabul's strategy in the north, Noor has teamed up with a former rival and current government official to push militants from the region.

Afghanistan's Instant Hero: Soldier 'Single-Handedly' Stops Attack On Parliament

An Afghan soldier has catapulted to fame after claiming to have killed six Taliban fighters who attacked the parliament building in Kabul.

Video Reporter's Notebook: Security Felt 'Loose' Ahead Of Afghan Parliament Attack

An RFE/RL Radio Free Afghanistan correspondent who was at the scene of the Taliban bomb and gun attack on parliament says security arrangements appeared remarkably loose ahead of the assault.

Photogallery Afghanistan To Ukraine: 'The Enemies Of Our Enemies Are Our Friends'

It took Afghan mujahedin nearly 10 years, and foreign weapons, to repel its Soviet invasion. A quarter-century later, Rostyslav Khotyn of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service traveled to Afghanistan to see what that war could tell him about the current conflict in his own country.

Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government.

Afghan Intelligence Deal With Pakistan Sparks Uproar

The Afghan government is fending off a storm of criticism after it signed a security deal with Pakistan, which many Afghans accuse of supporting the Taliban.

Survivor Recalls Deadly Attack At Kabul Guesthouse

Zainullah, who was at the Park Palace Guest House in Kabul for a seminar, recounts the horrific events of May 13, when a gunman opened fire on him and other diners.
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