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Latest Afghanistan News

Australian FM Makes Unannounced Visit To Afghanistan

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on January 26 to meet with top officials there, who expressed concerns about the rapid departure of foreign troops from the country. More

Germany Reports More Than $1 Million Damages Paid To Afghans

Germany has paid out $1.1 million (900,000 euros) in compensation for damage it caused during fighting in Afghanistan. More

Blast Near Kabul Airport

Afghan police said a truck has exploded on the outskirts of Kabul and the country's acting interior minister said at least two people were wounded in the blast. More

WATCH: Thousands In Kabul Protest Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Video Protests Against Charlie Hebdo In Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

Tens of thousands of Muslims in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of Indian Kashmir have rallied against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. More

Protesters Say Kabul Ignoring Growth of IS Group in Afghanistan

Dozens of activists from Afghan nongovernmental organizations have staged a protest in Kabul to call attention to what they say is the growing influence of Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan. More

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Central Asia And Afghanistan As The Drawdown Deadline Arrives

The deadline for the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan has arrived. Only about one-10th of the once 140,000-strong foreign force will be in Afghanistan in 2015 and that number will gradually decrease in the years to follow. More

Taliban Takes District On Turkmen Border

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

Red Tape, Not Red Carpet, For Afghan Man Who Saved Life Of U.S. Soldier

When an Afghan villager saved an American soldier from the Taliban, it was a story fit for the silver screen. But there is no Hollywood ending for Mohammad Gulab in his quest for asylum in the United States.

Afghanistan's (Dis)Unity Cabinet Fiasco

Afghanistan's proposed "unity government " -- painstakingly assembled after months of wrangling and initially lauded for its diversity and fresh faces -- is quickly revealing Kabul's disunited ways.

Afghanistan's Unity Government Takes Shape

The proposed Afghan cabinet features many new faces, but stays true to the old guard. How is Kabul's unity government shaping up?

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
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