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Latest Afghanistan News

Afghan Election Official Survives Attack

An Afghan election commission official has survived a suicide bomb attack in the capital of Kabul. More

'U.S. Drone Strike' In Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a suspected U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 16 militants. More

The attack on the Kunduz hospital on October 3 killed at least 31 people. (file photo)

Probe: Afghan Hospital Attack Was 'Tragic Accident'

The U.S. investigation into a deadly attack on a hospital run by the French charity Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan concluded that it was an "avoidable accident" caused primarily by human error. More

Taliban Captures 15 After Helicopter Crash

Taliban militants have reportedly captured at least 15 people after a helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan. More

Quake Rocks NE Afghanistan

An Afghan official said the epicenter of the quake was in a remote and sparsely populated region near the country's borders with Pakistan, China, and Tajikistan. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan Comes Unraveled

In the last few years the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has fractured and members of what at least once was the IMU are now dispersed in Afghanistan, and in Syria and Iraq. In some cases it's fairly clear who they are fighting for, but in other instances it is very difficult to see their allegiance or motives. More

Turkmenistan’s Afghan Policy Revealed

The recent fighting right along the Turkmen-Afghan border seems to have prodded Ashgabat into finally adopting a policy toward its southern neighbor, but it is not a policy that is likely to suit any of the parties in Afghanistan. More
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Features & Commentary

German Campaign Asks Afghans To Think Twice Before They Go

The German Embassy in Kabul has launched a media campaign to dissuade Afghan migrants from fleeing their homeland for the West.

Video Breakaway Faction Challenges New Taliban Leadership

An upstart challenger is adding some muscle to its claim that it is the legitimate leader of the Taliban.

Video Disturbing Footage Emerges Of 'Taliban' Stoning In Afghanistan

RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan has obtained disturbing video footage of the apparent stoning to death for adultery of a young woman in the western province of Ghor.

Female Afghan Governor Won't Back Down

One of only two women serving as governors in Afghanistan, Sima Joyenda didn't expect things to be easy upon her appointment to lead Ghor Province. But the death threats amid calls for her to resign are something new.

Assertive Russia Weighs Afghan Perils, Past And Present

Russia has hinted at boosting its military and security involvement in Afghanistan, but faces the added challenge of a troubled history.

Afghanistan's Dostum Turns To Old Ally Russia For Help

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is turning to Russia, an old ally, to get support for Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces.

Taliban Flips Switch On Kunduz Women's Radio

When the Taliban recently took control of the Afghan city of Kunduz, a popular women-run radio station was one of the first buildings to be destroyed.

Afghan Elite Special Forces Take Lead

The Afghan army's elite special forces have proven they are up to the challenge of taking on the Taliban after playing a key role in retaking the northern city of Kunduz.
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