Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Latest Afghanistan News

Afghan Troops, Police Chief Killed In Blasts

A suicide car bomber targeting an Afghan security convoy has killed at least three members of security forces, while a roadside bomb killed a district police chief. More

Turkey, Afghanistan Ink Strategic Pact

Turkey and Afghanistan have signed a strategic cooperation agreement outlining commitments on cooperation in the areas of security, reconstruction, trade, and investment. More

Russian Security Chief Meets Rakhmon

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Tajikistan's president to discuss measures to improve security on the Central Asian nation's border with Afghanistan. More

Militant Leader Killed In North Afghanistan

A leader of the Jundullah militant group has reportedly been killed in northern Afghanistan More

Two Afghan Lawyers Killed In Bomb Attack

Two Afghan lawyers in Puli Khumri, the capital of the country's northern province of Baghlan, were killed in a bomb attack, the latest in a string of targeted killings in Afghanistan. More

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Latest Blog Posts

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

Central Asia Turning To Civilian Militias To Shore Up Border Security

Two Central Asian countries are taking an extreme step to strengthen security along their borders, but the move is more likely to add to tensions already present along their ill-defined common frontiers, particularly in the Ferghana Valley. More
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Features & Commentary

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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Afghans Laud, Rights Groups Concerned By 'Take No Prisoners' Orders

Afghans have lauded security chiefs for ordering their forces to kill militants on the battlefield instead of taking prisoners. But the "take no prisoners" orders are worrying human rights groups, who say they could violate international law.
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