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Deadly Blast At Afghan Protest

A deadly blast has hit a protest march in the Afghan capital Kabul as thousands of people from Afghanistan’s Hazara minority gathered to protest a power line. More

Indian Aid Worker Kidnapped In Afghanistan Is Free

An Indian charity worker kidnapped in the Afghan capital last month has been released, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on July 23. More

Taliban Lays Siege To N. Afghan Districts

The Taliban has laid siege to several districts in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, which briefly fell to the militants last year. More

Fourteen-year-old Zahra’s parent’s set up a protest tent in Kabul demanding justice for their daughter who burned to death earlier this month. Her family say she was set alight by her husband's relatives.

Afghan Burn Victim's Family Demand Justice

The family of a pregnant Afghan girl who was burned to death have demanded that the government bring the perpetrators to justice. More

The assailant attacked passengers on a German train with an ax and knife, injuring five people, two of them critically.

Reports: Germany Train Attacker Was Pakistani, Not Afghan

German media have reported that the 17-year-old asylum seeker who was shot dead by police after attacking passengers with an ax and knife on a train in southern Germany was not Afghan but in fact Pakistani. More

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Azerbaijani President Unveils Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has unveiled proposed amendments to the country's constitution that opposition politicians claim are intended to enhance and prolong his and his family's dominance of supreme power. More

Audio Majlis Podcast: Turkmenistan's Afghan Dilemma

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov made a rare and little publicized visit to three northwestern Afghan provinces at the end of June. The trip, and what it means to Turkmenistan’s posturing toward Afghanistan, bears a closer look. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Protesters Demand Afghan Government Action Against Acid Attacks On Women

Dozens of young Afghans have protested in the capital and demanded government action to end the plague of acid attacks on women in Afghanistan's conservative, male-dominated society.

Video The Changing Face Of Kabul: After Years Of Foreign-Fueled Growth, An Uncertain Future

Kabul was booming until foreign troops left Afghanistan in 2014. Now the city is strapped with a burgeoning population and a faltering economy.

Orlando Massacre: Bizarre Trail Of Online Rants Posted By Suspect's Immigrant Father

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has left U.S. authorities poring over possible clues to explain the motives of the gunman, Omar Mateen. Some of the earliest clues as to his possible motives came from an unlikely source: the suspect's Afghan-born father.

Cultural Tug-Of-War Erupts Over Persian Poet Rumi

Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan have renewed a battle over bragging rights to a masterpiece by the famed 13th-century Persian poet Rumi.
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