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U.S. Troops Injured Fighting IS With Afghan Troops

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has said that five U.S. soldiers were injured in a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan who call themselves Islamic State (IS). More

Turkish Crackdown Nets Top Generals In NATO's Afghan Force

Turkey on July 26 widened its crackdown after a failed coup by detaining the top Turkish military generals that are serving as part of NATO forces in Afghanistan. More

UN: Civilian Casualties Record High In Afghan Conflict

The United Nations mission in Kabul says civilian casualties in the Afghan conflict reached a record high in the first half of 2016, with children in particular paying a heavy price as militant groups step up fighting. More

An Afghan man gesticulates near the scene of a deadly suicide attack that targeted crowds of minority Shi'ite Hazaras during a demonstration in Kabul on July 23.

Video Afghanistan Marks Day Of Mourning For Victims Of Kabul Attack

Afghanistan is marking a day of mourning on July 24 for more than 80 people who were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted peaceful protesters in Kabul on July 23. More

Indian Aid Worker Kidnapped In Afghanistan Is Free

An Indian charity worker kidnapped in the Afghan capital last month has been released, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on July 23. More

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Azerbaijani President Unveils Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has unveiled proposed amendments to the country's constitution that opposition politicians claim are intended to enhance and prolong his and his family's dominance of supreme power. More

Audio Majlis Podcast: Turkmenistan's Afghan Dilemma

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov made a rare and little publicized visit to three northwestern Afghan provinces at the end of June. The trip, and what it means to Turkmenistan’s posturing toward Afghanistan, bears a closer look. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Protesters Demand Afghan Government Action Against Acid Attacks On Women

Dozens of young Afghans have protested in the capital and demanded government action to end the plague of acid attacks on women in Afghanistan's conservative, male-dominated society.

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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