Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Latest Afghanistan News

Three Children Die In Afghan Blast

Afghan police say three children have been killed and 12 wounded in an explosion in the country's north. More

NATO To Debate Future Afghan Role

NATO foreign ministers will debate the military alliance's future role in Afghanistan at a meeting in Brussels on December 1. More

WATCH: In an interview with RFE/RL's Mustafa Sarwar, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg calls Afghan security forces "capable and competent."

Video NATO Chief Assures Alliance Committed To Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Afghan security forces are fighting competently against the Taliban and other Islamic militants. More

U.S. Warns Of Kabul Attack

The United States has warned U.S. citizens in Kabul of an “imminent attack” in Afghanistan’s capital during the next 48 hours as officials renewed efforts to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban militants. More

Afghan Election Official Survives Attack

An Afghan election commission official has survived a suicide bomb attack in the capital of Kabul. More

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Audio The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan Comes Unraveled

In the last few years the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has fractured and members of what at least once was the IMU are now dispersed in Afghanistan, and in Syria and Iraq. In some cases it's fairly clear who they are fighting for, but in other instances it is very difficult to see their allegiance or motives. More

Turkmenistan’s Afghan Policy Revealed

The recent fighting right along the Turkmen-Afghan border seems to have prodded Ashgabat into finally adopting a policy toward its southern neighbor, but it is not a policy that is likely to suit any of the parties in Afghanistan. More
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Features & Commentary

German Campaign Asks Afghans To Think Twice Before They Go

The German Embassy in Kabul has launched a media campaign to dissuade Afghan migrants from fleeing their homeland for the West.

Video Breakaway Faction Challenges New Taliban Leadership

An upstart challenger is adding some muscle to its claim that it is the legitimate leader of the Taliban.

Video Disturbing Footage Emerges Of 'Taliban' Stoning In Afghanistan

RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan has obtained disturbing video footage of the apparent stoning to death for adultery of a young woman in the western province of Ghor.

Female Afghan Governor Won't Back Down

One of only two women serving as governors in Afghanistan, Sima Joyenda didn't expect things to be easy upon her appointment to lead Ghor Province. But the death threats amid calls for her to resign are something new.

Assertive Russia Weighs Afghan Perils, Past And Present

Russia has hinted at boosting its military and security involvement in Afghanistan, but faces the added challenge of a troubled history.

Afghanistan's Dostum Turns To Old Ally Russia For Help

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is turning to Russia, an old ally, to get support for Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces.

Taliban Flips Switch On Kunduz Women's Radio

When the Taliban recently took control of the Afghan city of Kunduz, a popular women-run radio station was one of the first buildings to be destroyed.
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