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Obama Apologizes To MSF For Kunduz Strike

President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for the deadly U.S. air strike on a hospital in northern Afghanistan. More

An Mi-24 attack helicopter flies past an airfield in Syria.

Russia Reinforces Tajik Base

Russia says it has deployed Mi-24P attack helicopters to reinforce Russia's military base in Tajikistan. More

A wounded Afghan boy, a survivor of the U.S. air strikes on the MSF hospital in Kunduz, sits on his bed at a hospital in Kabul run by the Italian aid organization known as Emergency.

Kunduz Battle Rages; Aid Groups Flee

The UN says all international aid organizations have left the embattled Afghan city amid heavy fighting and the accidental bombing of a hospital. More

At least 22 people died in the air strike on a Kunduz medical facility.

U.S. General: Kunduz Strike A 'Mistake'

The commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan said an air strike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake, as he reiterated that final approval was made by U.S. officers. More

Bergdahl Case Goes Before U.S. Forces Commanding General

The U.S. Army’s desertion case against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl progressed a step, with an investigating officer who oversaw a hearing last month sending recommendations on whether he should be court-martialed. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio What Next For The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan?

In early August, news broke that Usmon Ghazi, the current leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), had pledged the Central Asian militant group's allegiance to Islamic State. In an attempt to shed some light on the IMU's current situation, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service assembled a panel to discuss this development, Ghazi's leadership of the movement, and what it could mean for the IMU’s future. More

Tajikistan: The Far Outpost Of Great Powers

The risk to Tajikistan of Afghan spillover is probably not great, but it is real. Fortunately, China, Russia, and the United States take this threat to Tajikistan very seriously, and their combined efforts arguably make Tajikistan the Central Asian state least likely to experience serious difficulties emanating from Afghanistan. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

Kunduz Governor Reappears, Vows To Spill His 'Last Drop Of Blood' Fighting Taliban

The governor of Kunduz Province, whose whereabouts have been unknown to journalists in Kabul for the last two days, has reappeared in Kabul and is vowing to spill his "last drop of blood" to recapture his provincial capital.

Video Taliban's Brutal Measures Belie 'Charm Offensive' In Captured Kunduz

The Taliban leadership is on a charm offensive to wins the hearts and minds of the people of Kunduz. But residents of the captured Afghan city say the hard-line militia is committing widespread abuses.

Video Fear, Disbelief As Taliban Takes Kunduz

With the Taliban in control of much of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, and government forces engaged in a counteroffensive to take it back, residents say they're bracing for heavy fighting.

Video Afghanistan Tries To Stem Tide Of Migration 'Brain Drain'

Afghanistan has launched a social-media campaign to dissuade people, especially young people, from leaving the country for Europe.

Video Pursuit Of European Dream Can Turn To Nightmare For Afghan Migrants

Of the Afghan migrants who are heading in record numbers to Europe in search of a better life, many will never make it to their final destination.
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