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Latest Afghanistan News

Iran Considering New Restrictions For Afghan Refugees

An Iranian official says Tehran is considering new restrictions for thousands of Afghans seeking to reside in Iran. More

Romania: 450 Troops To Afghanistan

Outgoing President Traian Basescu says Romania has committed an extra 450 troops to Afghanistan starting next year in addition to the previously announced 200 military instructors and trainers. More

At Least 17 Killed In Afghan Attacks

Officials say at least 17 people, including women and children, have been killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan. More

There are now 132 detainees at Guantanamo, the lowest number since the detention center on Cuba opened nearly 13 years ago in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Afghan Guantanamo Detainees Returned

The Pentagon says four detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military detention facility have been repatriated to Afghanistan. More

A destroyed minivan rests at the site of a roadside bombing in Kabul in August that killed eight civilians.

UN: Record Afghan Civilians Killed

The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached a record high this year, up 19 percent compared to last year. More

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Taliban Takes District On Turkmen Border

The Taliban has overrun Afghanistan’s Khamyab District and is now Turkmenistan’s immediate neighbor. More

Main Uzbek Militant Faction In Syria Swears Loyalty To Taliban

The largest Uzbek militant faction in Syria has pledged an oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Afghanistan's First Lady Seeks To Blaze New Trail

Afghanistan's new first lady has taken a bold public stance on women's rights, signaling her intention to play an active role as presidential spouse. Born and raised in a Christian family in Lebanon, Rula Ghani made her remarks in an exclusive interview with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan correspondent Malali Bashir.

Grieving Afghan Mother 'Kills 10 Taliban In Revenge'

An Afghan mother says she grabbed a gun and hand grenades to help policemen fend off a Taliban assault that killed her son. Authorities say 27 militants were killed in the operation.

With Hagel Out, Past Contenders Eyed As Next U.S. Defense Chief

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s abrupt announcement of his resignation on November 24 leaves a top cabinet position open in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, and early speculation suggests that candidates previously considered for the job could be tapped to lead the Pentagon.

Video Former Afghan President Blasts U.S., Foreign Military Campaign

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has shed some light on his administration's troubled relationship with Washington, describing his country as a young boy pitted against a muscular, weapon-toting "bully."

Afghan 'Blasphemy' Case An Early Test For New Government

A blasphemy case involving a newspaper is posing an early test for Afghanistan’s new president, who will have to carefully balance international concerns with the wishes of powerful religious leaders in the country.
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