Saturday, October 25, 2014


Latest Afghanistan News

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's next scheduled trip is to China from October 28-31.

Afghan President Makes Hajj Visit

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is visiting Saudi Arabia, his first overseas trip since taking office. More

Afghan Civilians Killed In Gun Attack

Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces. More

Afghan Detainee To Be Tried In United States

U.S. officials say a military detainee in Afghanistan will be transferred to the United States for trial. More

Afghan President To Visit China

The office of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he will visit China next week for a three-day trip, his first official visit abroad since taking office in September. More

An Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in eastern Kunar Province in April.

Record Afghan Poppy Cultivation

A U.S. watchdog says Afghanistan's poppy cultivation has reached an all-time high, despite the U.S. government spending $7.6 billion to stem production. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Islamic State: 'Coming For Every Central Asian State'?

As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge. More

Why Did An Azerbaijani Wrestling Champion Join (And Die For) IS?

Azerbaijani media sources are reporting that a professional wrestler from Azerbaijani was killed while fighting for the Islamic State (IS) militant group. More
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Features & Commentary

Afghan 'Blasphemy' Case An Early Test For New Government

A blasphemy case involving a newspaper is posing an early test for Afghanistan’s new president, who will have to carefully balance international concerns with the wishes of powerful religious leaders in the country.
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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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