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Latest Afghanistan News

Former Afghan Soldier Granted Asylum In U.S., Lawyer Says

A soldier in the Afghanistan army who went missing during a training exercise at a U.S. military base in Massachusetts last year has been granted asylum by the United States, his lawyer said June 30. More

leading lawyer Anisa Rasooli is the first ever woman to be nominated Afghan woman to be nominated for the Supreme Court. (file photo)

Woman For Afghan Supreme Court

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated a leading lawyer to become the country's first ever female Supreme Court judge. More

WATCH: Suicide Bombing Strikes NATO Convoy In Kabul

Video NATO Convoy Attacked In Kabul

Suicide attacks targeted a foreign military convoy and a police headquarters in Afghanistan on June 30, killing at least three and wounding nearly 60 people. More

Deadly Attack At Afghan Police Station

Afghan officials say a suicide truck bombing killed two civilians and wounded more than 40 in the southern province of Helmand on June 30. More

Afghans Protest NATO-Led Raid

Dozens of protesters have taken to the streets in the capital of the Afghan province of Parwan, north of Kabul, to complain about an operation by foreign forces. More

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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

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.

Afghan Villagers Rise Up Against Militants

Frustrated by government inaction, some civilians in northern Afghanistan have taken their security into their own hands.
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