Saturday, February 28, 2015

Latest Afghanistan News

Obama To Host Afghan Leaders

The White House said in a statement on February 27 that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah will hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama on March 24. More

Extreme Weather Kills More Than 220 In Afghanistan

The UN says the death toll from days of severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across central and northeastern Afghanistan has jumped to at least 229 people. More

WATCH: Blast Hits Turkish Diplomatic Vehicle In Kabul

Video Kabul Bomb Hits Turkish Embassy Car

A suicide car bomb attack has targeted a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding another. More

WATCH: Avalanches Kill More Than 100 Afghans

Video More Than 100 Killed In Afghan, Central Asia Avalanches

A series of avalanches has killed more than 100 people in mountainous areas of northeastern Afghanistan. More

UN Cites Reports Of Afghan Detainee Torture

The UN says more than one-third of Afghans detained on allegations related to the conflict in the nation reported they were tortured or mistreated. More

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Central Asia And Afghanistan As The Drawdown Deadline Arrives

The deadline for the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan has arrived. Only about one-10th of the once 140,000-strong foreign force will be in Afghanistan in 2015 and that number will gradually decrease in the years to follow. More

Taliban Takes District On Turkmen Border

The Taliban has overrun Afghanistan’s Khamyab District and is now Turkmenistan’s immediate neighbor. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Afghanistan Celebrates Historic Cricket Win

Afghans are whooping it up after their team's first-ever win in the Cricket World Cup against Scotland.

Mass Abduction Of Hazaras In Afghanistan Raises Fears Of Islamic State

The kidnapping of dozens of Hazaras in southern Afghanistan by unidentified militants has heightened fears about the presence of the Islamic State group.

Afghanistan Wakes Up To Islamic State Threat

When Islamic State militants announced their arrival in Afghanistan, skeptics questioned whether they could gain a foothold in a crowded militant scene. But recent moves show that Kabul is beginning to take the threat very seriously.

Red Tape, Not Red Carpet, For Afghan Man Who Saved Life Of U.S. Soldier

When an Afghan villager saved an American soldier from the Taliban, it was a story fit for the silver screen. But there is no Hollywood ending for Mohammad Gulab in his quest for asylum in the United States.

Afghanistan's (Dis)Unity Cabinet Fiasco

Afghanistan's proposed "unity government " -- painstakingly assembled after months of wrangling and initially lauded for its diversity and fresh faces -- is quickly revealing Kabul's disunited ways.

Afghanistan's Unity Government Takes Shape

The proposed Afghan cabinet features many new faces, but stays true to the old guard. How is Kabul's unity government shaping up?

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
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