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Latest Afghanistan News

7 Killed In Kabul Suicide Bombings

At least seven people have been killed and 20 wounded in two suicide bombings in the Afghan capital. More

President Ashraf Ghani says the agreement is “for the good of our people, the stability of the region, and the world."

U.S., Afghanistan Sign Security Pact

Officials from Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-delayed security treaty to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after the end of the year. More

Two Ethnic Uzbek Taliban Fighters From Tajikistan Sentenced

A court in Dushanbe has sentenced two ethnic Uzbeks from Tajikistan's southern Khatlon province to nine years in jail for fighting in Afghanistan as Taliban members. More

Taliban Kill Afghan-Australian Man

The Taliban have reportedly executed an Afghan man who fled his home country for Australia some 14 years ago and had recently returned to Afghanistan. More

Video Ghani Inaugurated As New Afghan President

Ashraf Ghani has been inaugurated as Afghanistan's new president and has sworn in Abdullah Abdullah as chief executive. More

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Latest Blog Posts

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

Explainer: Key Points In U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement

The new U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement sets forth the conditions under which some American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year. Here are five things to know about its contents.
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The Eminently Quotable Karzai

A collection of notable quotes made over the years by outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan Claiming Allegiance To IS

Is the Islamic State extremist group expanding to Afghanistan and Pakistan? The possibility is growing as some militants in the region are pledging allegiance to the organization's leadership.
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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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