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Afghan Special Forces Free 60 Prisoners

Afghan Special Forces backed by helicopter gunships have freed more than 60 prisoners from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand Province. More

Parliament rejected Masoom Stanikzai as defense minister last year, but the president kept him in the office as acting minister.

Afghan Leader Nominates Defense, Intelligence Chiefs

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has proposed a reshuffling of his defense and intelligence ministers in the aftermath of a massive deadly terrorist attack in Kabul. More

Al-Qaeda has been working more closely with the Afghan Taliban since its leader Ayman al-Zawahri endorsed the Taliban's new leader.

Al-Qaeda Boosts Afghan Taliban Fight

Al-Qaeda is working more closely with the Taliban in Afghanistan and could bolster the militant group's fight against government forces, a NATO spokesman said on May 5. More

U.S. Embassy In Kabul Warns Of Kidnapping Threat

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has issued a security warning to U.S. citizens after an attempted kidnapping of an American and a number of foreigners in the Afghan capital earlier in the week. More

Five Killed In Roadside Bombing In Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed five civilians and wounded five others in a remote northwestern province. More

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A Knock At Uzbekistan's Southern Door

A sound not heard for many years just came across Uzbekistan's southern border -- the sound of rocket fire from Afghanistan. More

Audio All Unquiet On The Tajik-Afghan Frontier

A murky security operation on Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan on March 5 brought attention briefly back to an area that for nearly 25 years has rarely seen an entire week pass without some sort of incident taking place. More
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Features & Commentary

Life In Limbo For Afghan Migrants In Turkey

Blocked from Europe, and unwilling to return home, Afghan migrants in Turkey say life is passing them by.

Video Killing Of Afghan Girl Prompts Outrage In Iran

The horrific killing of a 6-year-old Afghan migrant girl outside Tehran has sparked unprecedented condemnation in Iran.

Afghan Lawmaker Appears To Threaten Female Journalist With Rape

An Afghan lawmaker appears to threaten his female interviewer with rape in a new documentary on the state of women's rights, and for that he is demanding an apology from whomever plotted against him by distributing the taped exchange.

Hard-Line Militant Group Wants 'Power-Sharing' With Kabul In Exchange For Peace

The Afghan government is hoping a negotiated peace settlement with a hard-line militant group can convince other insurgents to join the peace process.

Defaced Dostum Billboards Nearly Ruin New Year's In Mazar-e Sharif

When towering images of a powerful former Afghan warlord and high-ranking Kabul official were torn down in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, it came narrowly close to ruining Norouz.

Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic' Coalition: Spin Or Substance?

In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.

Video European Dream Unfulfilled For Afghan 'Economic Migrants' 

Many Afghans who left home to pursue their dreams of a better life in the West have returned home, disillusioned with the lack of prospects they found in Europe.
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