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Latest Afghanistan News

Afghan Officials Report Heavy Casualties In Fighting With IS Militants

Afghan officials have reported heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and government security forces in the east of the country. More

Dozens Of IS Militants Killed In Afghanistan

Dozens of suspected Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan. More

U.S. Renews Strikes On Afghan Taliban

The U.S. military has carried out its first air strikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama authorized limited offensive operations against the insurgency earlier this month. More

SCO Leaders Meeting In Tashkent

Presidents of member states and countries with the status of observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on June 23 for the start of a two-day summit. More

Kremlin: SCO To Discuss Afghanistan At Summit

Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a "very tense situation" in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. More

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Audio Majlis Podcast: Confusion, Fighting In Northern Afghanistan

To get a better idea of what the situation is in northern Afghanistan and how this might be viewed from Central Asia, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, gathered a majlis, or panel, to discuss current events along the Afghan-Central Asian border. More

The Taliban Offensive South Of Turkmenistan

Barely three years ago, northern Afghanistan was a relatively peaceful part of the country. This year there is fighting in all eight of the Afghan provinces that border Central Asia. It's been close to two decades since there was such widespread violence along Central Asia's southern border. More
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Features & Commentary

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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